My Purchase of the Decade

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My Purchase of the Decade

Post by fallingwickets » Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:44 am

Of all the shaving related goods Ive bought over the past ten years, the Tulip 3 wins the prize for purchase of the decade

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What's yours??? (one ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: )

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Re: My Purchase of the Decade

Post by brothers » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:28 pm

Clive, mine has to be the General V2 razor from Colonial.
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Re: My Purchase of the Decade

Post by CMur12 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:49 pm

Hi Clive and Gary -

I haven't purchased that much within the last decade, outside of expendables (soap and blades), so I think I would have to say it's the Rockwell razor. The Mergress was also a great purchase and a very effective razor, on its lowest setting.

My big discovery in brushes, both badger and boar was in the Semogue brand, in late 2008 and early 2009. In fact, the brush I use almost exclusively is the Semogue 1305 boar, which I find unique among boar brushes. This brush was a gift from Zach, back in early 2009.

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Re: My Purchase of the Decade

Post by churchilllafemme » Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:35 pm

Mine was my purchase almost 2 years ago of a single lot of 19 Rooney Finest brushes. It cost me a small fortune, but I think the brushes were worth it. I am using all of them in my regular shaving rotation each month.
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Re: My Purchase of the Decade

Post by EL Alamein » Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:27 pm

I'm still working on it. :)

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Re: My Purchase of the Decade

Post by drmoss_ca » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:05 am

The Zowada tool steel straight razor would be it for me. It ticks all the boxes for how a straight should shave and sharpen, with the added thrill that Tim has said it will be the only one he ever makes.
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Re: My Purchase of the Decade

Post by Gene » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:35 am

brothers wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:28 pm
Clive, mine has to be the General V2 razor from Colonial.
I have to agree with this, although mine is the black aluminum model. I just love it!

Running low on Feather blades - am thinking about trying the Schick version to see how it fares. The Kai's were not so good for me.
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Re: My Purchase of the Decade

Post by Sam » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:57 am

Good thread. I guess most of my purchases and trying things out were back when this forum was starting and a few years afterward. Went through straight razors and settled on stuff, so really, just the soaps and creams - I am down to just creams now

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Re: My Purchase of the Decade

Post by John Rose » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:40 pm

Bearing in mind that my decade started in 2016...

Razor: Edwin Jagger DE87,
for the combination of price, performance, and appearance.

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Brush: Sterling 2-Band Synthetic
I was initially attracted by the black and white retro look, and the curvy hourglass handle shape. Never gonna drop it when I flick the excess water out.

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Both of these were purchased in the past year.
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Re: My Purchase of the Decade

Post by Peeler » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:57 am

Man, it's hard to top some of those. I've not had a good purchase in months, come to think of it. Time to order a couple of things.

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Re: My Purchase of the Decade

Post by CMur12 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:35 pm

Peeler, welcome to SMF!

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Re: My Purchase of the Decade

Post by brothers » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:30 pm

In the past 10 years I've bought hundreds of shaving related products, at an embarrassingly excessive cost.

Now that we are beginning a new decade, the plain and simple SOTD permanently itemized and imbedded below yields the best shaves I've ever known, or hoped to know.

Big announcement - I'm not buying any more shaving stuff. :shock: Selling, quite likely, but not buying. Simply using up the blades, aftershave splash, soaps, and creams I've got on hand is my only shaving objective in the Roaring '20s.

If I should live so long, when I run out of soap and cream the shaving hardware will be given to grandson, son, and sons in-law. In return, If my whiskers still grow, maybe one of the guys will get the old man a nice electric razor. :wink:
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