Paste & Cut Travelling Box No. 5

lerenau

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Also I used one of the Dorco Prime blades. These were great despite the bad lather. Used it in the Karve with a C plate. I think I'll have to look at getting some of these. Definitely up there with Kai, Perma Sharps and Polsilvers (my 3 go tops).
I love Kais, PermaSharps, and Polsilvers. Are Dorco Primes really that good? I always assumed Dorcos to be cheap/nasty. But, I've never tried them so what do I know?
Anyone else tried them?
 

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I love Kais, PermaSharps, and Polsilvers. Are Dorco Primes really that good? I always assumed Dorcos to be cheap/nasty. But, I've never tried them so what do I know?
Anyone else tried them?
Remind me to bring one along to the next meet up. I think that there is a thread here on them too.
 
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I love Kais, PermaSharps, and Polsilvers. Are Dorco Primes really that good? I always assumed Dorcos to be cheap/nasty. But, I've never tried them so what do I know?
Anyone else tried them?
After today's shave I'm going to take the Dorco out and use it later on with a known soap I can load from a tub. I'll get a better feel for it then I think.

Thismorning I gave the Wickham 1912 Russian Leather a run.

Man this was great! Lathered like a dream, which I thought I might struggle with because it is such a hard Soap and using a sample. Good slickness and cushion, lacking that moisturising post shave of some soaps though.

And the scent was damn amazing. Really nice leather scent
 

lerenau

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So rummaging through my stash, I found a pack of normal Dorcos that someone must have given me at a meetup. I'll make sure I try them before the meetup.
I also found a pack of Rubies that I somehow forgot I had. Worth a try too.
My apologies to whoever gave them to me in the first place... I have a memory like a sieve these days.
 
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Gave APR Fenchurh Soap and Splash a run thismorning. Wow on the sent. Yes it's leather and tobacco but there is so much more there. I can't pick out any single scent. I'll have to get a tub of this come colder weather

The soap was almost cream like. I struggled to get a good lather off the small sample I scooped out, but it come out good enough.
 

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I love Kais, PermaSharps, and Polsilvers. Are Dorco Primes really that good? I always assumed Dorcos to be cheap/nasty. But, I've never tried them so what do I know?
Anyone else tried them?
I've got the Dorco ST-301 and the Primes and very happy with them given the price. You can pick them up on eBay for $13.45 delivered. I don't know that I'd rate them equal to the Polsilvers and Kai, but for the money they are surprisingly smooth and efficient. Longevity is low. Expect only 2-3 shaves/blade but again for the money, I'm not concerned. I'll post some Primes to you if you like.
 

lerenau

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I've got the Dorco ST-301 and the Primes and very happy with them given the price. You can pick them up on eBay for $13.45 delivered. I don't know that I'd rate them equal to the Polsilvers and Kai, but for the money they are surprisingly smooth and efficient. Longevity is low. Expect only 2-3 shaves/blade but again for the money, I'm not concerned. I'll post some Primes to you if you like.
Oooh very generous! I accept!
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OMG (say it like a post Sunday drag queen) is the biggest heaviest box I've seen.
You've out done yourself @Mark1966 & donators. How the hell you can do this all fortnight long buggers me.

Made two rows, left out and right in. Stacked from same vendor. And alittle drink to help the decision process.

The post/aftershaves I will work out along the way.
 

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OMG (say it like a post Sunday drag queen) is the biggest heaviest box I've seen.
You've out done yourself @Mark1966 & donators. How the hell you can do this all fortnight long buggers me.

Made two rows, left out and right in. Stacked from same vendor. And alittle drink to help the decision process.

The post/aftershaves I will work out along the way.
You wait till you see the Meet Up sample box ...

Just spent the last 40 minutes sniffing just less than half of it and done. Weeded a few more out but Luna, Pino, Sapone V&C, APR Fenchurch, L&L, Eufros, Mystic locked in for a shave.
Another sniff test tomorrow night.
Of course you can take a scoop out and test later!
 

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Late last week SOTD, little late with posting.

After hunting around the box I decided first up to use a combo with the same soap and post.

Brush: Maseto 26mm two band badger
Soap sample: Wholly Kaw's Man from Mayfair
Razor: Guerrilla OC
Blade: BIC (4)
Post sample: Wholly Kaw's Man from Mayfair

Lovely scent and quite surprised by it. Usually dislike powdery notes and if I read a review that includes the term 'powdery' I run a mile.
For me powdery scents remind me of talc (old people) and barbershops so I just steer clear of them.
Until APR's Fougère Bourbon Rose came along, which opened my eyes and then realised 'some' powdery notes can be done well, so thank you @todras
And here we have one, the Man from Mayfair. I now do regret not getting my hands on a set of this one sooner.
Lovely autumn scent and a hint of resin or tar in the background, not listed but there.
Scent profile: Bergamot, Basil, Lavender, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Oakmoss and a blend of musk over a background of soft, powdery notes.

Performance of the soap was great and lathered very easily but I have two Wholly Kaw soaps so not really a problem for me. However the post feel and glide felt off. Not sure if it was a 'sample' issue, brush and lather combo but thought it might be the vegan formula which someone else also questioned. @Mark1966?
Either way, highly recommend.
The post splash was used sparingly so can't really comment on it's performance. As the post sample really is for a scent test not a whole face splash as other P&Cers will just frankly miss out if I go crazy. I think it was good and felt ok.
 

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Performance of the soap was great and lathered very easily but I have two Wholly Kaw soaps so not really a problem for me. However the post feel and glide felt off. Not sure if it was a 'sample' issue, brush and lather combo but thought it might be the vegan formula which someone else also questioned. @Mark1966?
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