March 2018 Acquisition Thread

Discussion started by Mark1966, Mar 1, 2018.

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  1. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    Autumn is upon us!

    Time for some of those winter scents, that new razor or those new blades to stockpile before winter.

    What has come into you hands people - do tell, with pictures even better ;)
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  2. RustyBlade

    RustyBlade Member 2018 Sabbatical

    Can I sit this one out, without the sabbatical bashing :whistle:
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  3. Greenpike

    Greenpike Member

    Cheeky Wardonia job. Always wanted one of these as I love the design. Anyone know what blades I should get for it?




    It came in a tampon box. Interesting choice by the UK seller. A box is a box I spose...
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  4. Sticky

    Sticky Just 17 days and then... 2018 Sabbatical Fail

    I like the look. I thought Wardonias used a proprietary blade though I don't know much about them really. I will be interested to see how you get on with it, I have been tempted to buy one in the past.
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  5. Nightguard

    Nightguard Member

    The Wardonias are mostly designed for a proprietary blade but you can use any blade, just need to snip the four tabs near the central post to allow the blade to fit. Expect a lot of blade feel and a somewhat aggressive shave.
  6. Rabid Badger

    Rabid Badger Member

    I went into acquisition overload recently and have got a fair few razors and companions on their way:
    • B&M Russe
    • P&B Spitfire (soap and wax cologne)
    • Simpsons lavender and vetivert cream
    • Timeless bronze 0.38 & 0.65 OC, smooth cap with plaid handle
    • ATT Windsor Mixed Metal (copper handle and cap) with the R plate
    • OneBlade Core
    • Charcoal Goods bishop handle, level 1 SB plate and SS cap
    will post some photos when these start coming in.
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  7. lerenau

    lerenau a cheeky monkey

    That's a lot of upper-end hardware!
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  8. pvsampson

    pvsampson Member

    Jeebus! Not stuffing around with your acquisitions.Good stuff mate.
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  9. Rabid Badger

    Rabid Badger Member

    I know, but I figured, I've been doing this whole shaving thing wrong for the past 20 years or so and I plan on doing it for the next 40 odd, so why not use some gear that is quality and maybe my grandkids might use. Buy once cry once.

    About 7 years ago I bought a cheap DE from China and I just hated it from the start, poor build quality, crappy shave etc. So I've been using my Merkur 38 c. Then I found some of these forums and my wallet has been a lot lighter since, but you can't take it with you so why not enjoy it.
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  10. Razor Burn

    Razor Burn Member Da Menth Heads

    Not shaving related but still a great purchase :happy:
  11. Callum

    Callum Member

    Does it count as a March acquisition if it’s in the post, but ordered in Feb?

    If so I have:
    Vitos Red - Coco 1kg (Thanks to the suggestion from @UKSteve )
    Proraso green and white
    TOBS Eton College
    Standards Razors - Raw & Black
    Osma Alum
    Osma Soap
    22mm Sam & Son Teak handle Silvertip (actually ordered in March)
    Blade sampler from Beard & Blade (just arrived)

    So all in all I think I have spent way too much, but it’s addictive. Almost ordered some aftershaves and a soap bowl as well, but feel I should rest the CC for a few days
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  12. Sticky

    Sticky Just 17 days and then... 2018 Sabbatical Fail

    Thanks, some useful info. And now I have one on the way!
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  13. Scotty

    Scotty Member 2018 Sabbatical

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  14. Scotty

    Scotty Member 2018 Sabbatical

    New toy for me to play with..... tomorrow will be fun with all the required furniture moving, hoovering and cable management in behind the TV unit ~ the skirting board behind it hasn't see natural light for about 7 years :(

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  15. rm71

    rm71 Member

    100 Bic Chrome Platinum blades for $6 at local Asian grocer.
  16. RustyBlade

    RustyBlade Member 2018 Sabbatical

    Nice score, online the cheapest is about $12-14 (y)(y)
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  17. Callum

    Callum Member

  18. Kaeckerut

    Kaeckerut Member Grand Society


    Favourite Lime scented soap, bison tallow balm and a bunch of samples.
    Accidentally ordered 2 of Sinfonia, so 1 will be a PIF to some lucky person at the next Canberra meet.
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  19. lerenau

    lerenau a cheeky monkey

    Oh man. They had better come to the meet.
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  20. LukehGee

    LukehGee Member


    I got a new razor!!!
    Rockwell 6S (man it was hard to choose between this and the 6C)
    B&M Le Grand Cyhpre Splash (have the matching soap coming)
    Voskhod razor pack (I'm on a quest to find a go to blade - It has been Feather but I'm thinking they are to harsh for me, because every second or third shave with them leaves me bleeds and raw)
    Lockhart's Nevermore Matte Paste (I didn't really need this but could not pass it up with the Poe theme - the packaging is fantastic, that's a wax seal with a raven!!!)

    I'm a bit torn now with my blade quest. Do I stick with the EJ DE89 untill I find some blades I love or just jump right into the 6S
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