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    Gentlemen:

    From time to time I try to have fun with this subject: If you were to fade away to a cottage in a quaint little village to write your novel or film script, or create that masterpiece of a canvas, what double edge razor and shave products would you take?

    Remember your razor is only a double edge (not a straight). I posted on this subject a year or two back, requiring a straight razor — next chance I get I will resurrect the subject with the straight, too. This time let's do the double edge. Only one example of each item, please. Here is my choice:

    Double edge: Feather all stainless steel
    Blades: Feather
    Brush: Thater 24 mm.
    Pre-shave: Castle Forbes
    Soap: Martin de Candre
    Cream: Castle Forbes
    Nick repair: styptic pencil
    Astringent: alum block
    Balm: Trumper's Coral Skin Food
    Aftershave: Truefitt & Hill's Spanish Leather
    Incidental: Thayer's Super Medicated Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera

    Again, only one item per category, please. Thanks.

    Regards,

    Obie

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    DE: Edwin Jagger Chatsworth Barley
    Blades: As I just started with a DE, and have only tried Derby and Feather, I will say Feather, though I'm still going through my options on that one
    Brush: Joris European White Badger 22mm
    Pre: Primalan
    Soap: MWF
    Cream: Cella
    Nick: Styptic
    Astringent: Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel
    Balm: TGR Unscented
    AS: Shiseido Basala (only because it's the best I've tried so far, it's not absolutely what I want, but it does the job. If anyone has a recommendation for something with less musk and more woody scent compared to that, let me know)

    Ty

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    I don't have strong enough feelings about the products to give my opinions, but please let me know when the novel is done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    I don't have strong enough feelings about the products to give my opinions, but please let me know when the novel is done!
    Hello, Utopian:

    About the novel, yes, of course.

    As Snoopy wrote: "It was a cold and rainy day . . ." and later added, "Boy, writing is hard."

    Regards,

    Obie

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    Only in vacation I use sometimes a DE
    I favorize:
    DE: Feather
    blades: Feather
    brush: Muehle Silvertip

    soap: Calani Cadre Noir
    ASB: Florena
    AS: Brut (I know, it is very cheap stuff. But I love it)

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    Okay, here is my list:

    Razor: Merkur Vision 2000
    Blades: Gillette 7 O'clock yellow pack
    Brush: Plisson HMW #16
    Soap: Martin de Cadre
    Cream: Domenico Caraceni
    Pre shave: Martin de Candre Lavendre facial Soap
    Astringent: Thayers Medicated SuperHazel
    ASB: Penhaligon's Endymion
    EdT: Penhaligon's Endymion
    Bjoernar
    Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years....


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    Preshave: Dollar Store Baby Oil Gel
    1960 Fatboy
    A pile of Personna Blades
    Semogue 1305 Brush
    Soap: MWF
    Cream: TOBS Eton College (for variety sake)
    Alum Block, Nivea ASB
    English Leather AS
    English Leather Cologne
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    I wouldn't take anything. I wouldn't shave until I finished the novel.
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    Cooncat Bob Bullmastiff open comb new.
    Kilo of cella
    Feather blades
    Witch hazel
    Old spice A.S
    My 30mm ivory Vulfix 41 clone
    Nivia after shave balm.
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    this is a tough one obie.. here goes.

    1959 gillette tech ball end
    feather blade
    simpson wee scot in best badger
    pre de provence soap
    alum block (razorock)
    pinaud clubman bay rum
    pre de provence aftershave balm

    this was tough.. i too almost chose martin de candre.. and my second choice was provence sante green tea.. however.. overall i prefer the scent of pre de provence for day to day and in the long haul..

    also.. i appreciate having the alum block on hand.. i most likely would only use it on occasion...
    the aftershave balm would only be used on days of brisk winds.

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