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    Aloha Gentlemen!

    I have a large Pill bottle. I'll drill holes in it and use it for traveling with the brush. For soap, I will just use my tried and true Colonel Conk Watertight Travel Container with Soap. Been using this for years with my DE while traveling, but the brush has been problematic. Never thought of using an large pill bottle. That's a GREAT idea. Thanks gents.

    The Strop is a different issue. I don't want to travel with my beloved Strops that I have loved over the years. I will need to buy one I can travel with. Suggestions on travel Strops will be appreciated. I'll check this great Forum as well in other areas. This has probably been discussed before. I'll also check out the few mintioned in this thread and look at the links suggested again.

    Mahalo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonybee View Post
    I have an Allegro 200 travel set, but because of the mint condition I usually take along the model 35.



    I don't have it in hand to tell for sure but that sure looks like real alligator skin! Nice
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    So ZipZop, let me get this straight…

    You live in Hawaii, and you travel?



    Let me know if you need a house sitter who would be willing to hone up all of your razors while you are gone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    So ZipZop, let me get this straight…

    You live in Hawaii, and you travel?



    Let me know if you need a house sitter who would be willing to hone up all of your razors while you are gone!
    Yes, you have it right. I live on Oahu. In Kaneohe, overlooking the bay. Here is a shot from my Condo;
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    Those are the Ko'Alau Mountains on the Windward side of Oahu.



    And yes, that's actually a shot from my condo lanai in the morning. Sunrise.

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    Yeah, you clearly made better life choices better than I did.

    (Writing this from not exactly ocean-side Minnesota.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    Yeah, you clearly made better life choices better than I did.

    (Writing this from not exactly ocean-side Minnesota.)
    I don't know if that's exactly true. I really like Minnesota (mostly in the Summer), especially in that magic time in the late Spring just before the mosquitos come out. I spent a lot of time in Anoka where I had a business partner for a while, and worked that entire state from Fargo to the Twin Cities to Rochester. I had some friends that worked at Park Davis in Rochester. My favorite restaurant in the world is actually in Egan, Minnesota, "Jensen's Supper Club". Best pan fried fresh Walleye I ever had.

    All you need to do is have a WINTER home in Florida or Hawaii, and SUMMER in your Minnesota home. Best of both worlds!

    Aloha!

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    Unfortunately the locations of my winters and summers are dictated by my job, but I can dream.
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    Bringing a straight razor on air travel means checked baggage, so I don't do it.

    If no TSA is involved I used to carry a strop but I don't anymore because on a short term basis functional stropping can be done on plenty of things like as towel or a piece of paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gugi View Post
    Bringing a straight razor on air travel means checked baggage, so I don't do it.

    If no TSA is involved I used to carry a strop but I don't anymore because on a short term basis functional stropping can be done on plenty of things like as towel or a piece of paper.
    Aloha!

    I have a 20" Travel Strop that works just dandy.

    I agree with you on TSA. Pre-TSA it would have been easy. Now, I'm surprised I can get razor blades past TSA even though I'm a "Trusted Traveler" with TSA. But since I get free checked bags on the airlines I fly, and since my travel straight razor is not irreplacable, I am just putting it in checked luggage with the Strop. Believe it or not, in 35 years of heavy flying worldwide, I have NEVER lost a checked bag nor lost any contents of any bags. Damaged bags? Absolutely. Especially hard sided luggage. One new Delsy hard side Pullman I paid a fortune for back in the 90s was so severely damange on the first flight I took with it, it had to have been run over by a luggage truck. The airline "Repaired it" for me, but it looked like it had been repaired by five year olds in a Kindergarten class. Seriously, it was that bad. So I only got one fiight with it, and that was the last hard-sided luggage I ever purchased.

    But no lost or stolen checked bags. Ever. Knock on good hard aircraft aluminum.

    I just can't be on the Mainland for three or four weeks any longer and not have my straight razor. So I am now traveling with it, even though it requires a checked bag.

    Mahalo!

    -ZipZop
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    Never heard of the Frost River gear, just looked it up, they really have some nice gear. Thanks for the suggestion.

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