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    Default " I get by with a little help from my friends"

    This Beau Brummel #35 6/8 spike has some history behind it here at SRP... I snagged another BB off e-bay at the same time that ByronTodd snagged this one, unfortunately mine was a wedge, and those of you that know me know that I don't use wedges.... So BT and I made a trade, he sent me this one, I sent him that one ..... About the same time as I got this blade, and got it polished up, I happened to achieve a special belt in the style of Kempo I teach (THREAD)..... It seemed that I should make a special set of scales to put on this razor to commemorate that event, so I started thinking of what woods to use to make a Red & White set of scales , after doing some thinking I came up with a better plan and PM'd Gary/Traveler and asked him if he could make the scales... He not only could, but did, and to top it off wouldn't even accept payment for them, so this razor is not only a commemoration of the belt test but it will always remind me that with a little help from my friends here at SRP I have this beautiful razor and all the memories that go along with it.... Thanks Guys !!!!!


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    Gary did me a similar favor! I got a lancet edge and asked Gary to make the scales! I realized after about a week that I hadn't paid him and he said that it was an honor for him to make the scales, and wouldn't accept a dime for the Lancet edge scales! He also sent out an extra set plus two more for the next Southern Ca. get together as a give away!

    Gary (Traveller) is a great guy!
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    Very nice! Great to have a family like we have on this forum!!!

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    That's a nice looking razor and scales. The more interesting thing about it is the meaning that it holds to you. Things like this can not always be bought , so when you have friends help you out, well , it makes them even more awesome. Enjoy it.
    P.S. Gary is an awesome guy who also did me a similar favor, and I would venture to say he has done the same for many more here,,,says alot about the man.
    Having Fun Shaving

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    Hey Glen,

    Nice to see you followed through on that idea of doing a commemorative red and white scaled razor. I am guessing we won't be seeing this one in BST anytime soon!

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    Looks Great Glen and Congrats. +1 on Gary being a great guy!

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    Glen, I've gotta say- most razors you see with Gary's scales are large Sheffields (which you know I like), but this razor looks so much better with those scales on it, I am kind of shocked by how much I like it (not that I don't like the others)!

    Congrats once again on the belt and also on this commemorative razor!

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    Very nice scales, I really dig the milky swirl. I'm curious though: what are the 4 dots near the butt end of the scales? Do they have a significance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazed Monkey View Post
    Very nice scales, I really dig the milky swirl. I'm curious though: what are the 4 dots near the butt end of the scales? Do they have a significance?
    There are 5 actually I asked Gary to incorporate the number 5 in there somehow and he did
    The Shihan belt is only awarded to 5th degree Black belts or higher in our system...
    Hence the 5 dots......
    he has done this on other razors too, but thats the significance for me on this one

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    Awesome Glen, and congrats on this great lifetime achievement!

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