Calgary - Source for Merkur - The Knifery in Chinook Centre

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HAC
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Calgary - Source for Merkur - The Knifery in Chinook Centre

Post by HAC » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:00 pm

carries a small selection of brushes, straights, and Merkur DE's and blades. I picked up their last Merkur in stock , and three packs of merkur blades.
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Harold
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Post by sebell » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:02 pm

Very interesting! I may have to pop in on my
next trip out to the `burbs.

- Scott

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Post by HAC » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:05 pm

Forgot to add... they said they could rehone straights as well..
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Post by NiksaNovovic » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:12 pm

I have been to Chinook too many times to count, and I have walked by the Knifery just about as many and I have never noticed they sell any wet shaving paraphernalia! :shock: ! Thanks for the info Harold!

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Post by HAC » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:25 pm

Same here Niksa.. Their shave stuff is in a small display cabinet behind the counter, at the left of their kiosk..
They also have some drop dead gorgeous William Henry knives..
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Harold

(PS, I did get their last Merkur in stock :D )
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Post by NiksaNovovic » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:28 pm

Thanks Harold! I am set for Merkurs right now, as I have bot a Slant and a Progress! Which model did you pick up?

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Post by HAC » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:36 pm

All they had left in stcok was 12C... Looks quite nice, and I'll know tomorrow how it shaves.. should be quite the change from the Quattro I've been using..

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Harold

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Post by NiksaNovovic » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:43 pm

It definitely should Harold! Will this be your first time using a DE? If so just remember the wet shaver mantra .....no pressure....correct angle...no pressure...correct angle etc. I would also look into ordering a sample blade pack from one of the following in no particular ranking:

http://westcoastshaving.com/

http://connaughtshaving.com/

http://www.razorandbrush.com/Sampler.html

If you can afford it, I would get the largest sample packs form each of the above to get the largest amount of different blades to try.

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Post by HAC » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:54 pm

Thanks Niksa...
This is my first DE in roughly 45 years.. Started out shaving with them, but eventually drifted to electric. So, yes, I guess its learning curve time again. Thanks for the advice.
I'll be ordering a sample pack in the next day or so.
I'll let everyone know tomorrow how it the first DE shave goes..

Cheers
Harold

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Post by Mr_Pacman » Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:08 pm

I've noticed their small selection as well. In December they had a 12C for sale or a 38C that was being sold in a package with a brush, leather travel case for well over $150 which seemed quite expensive. I asked if they could just sell me the 38C on it's own but they refused and said it could only be sold in a package.

The price seemed fair on their Merkur razor....probably about the same price as ordering online after you factor in shipping costs and potential GST/Duty charges.

James

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Post by HAC » Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:25 pm

Mr_Pacman wrote:I've noticed their small selection as well. In December they had a 12C for sale or a 38C that was being sold in a package with a brush, leather travel case for well over $150 which seemed quite expensive. I asked if they could just sell me the 38C on it's own but they refused and said it could only be sold in a package.

The price seemed fair on their Merkur razor....probably about the same price as ordering online after you factor in shipping costs and potential GST/Duty charges.

James
The 12C was $49.00, which as you say seems reasonable.. (I;ve spent a lot more at the Knifery, but not on razors :D )
Cheers
Harold

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