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  1. Vending for Fun and....Well, Just Fun.

    by , 08-07-2011 at 12:34 PM (JimR--Eastern Smooth and Kanayama Strops)
    I have this little marker next to my name here that says "Vendor." That means I regularly sell things related to shaving, to people who read this (and many other) forum(s). Mostly strops, but also razors.

    Now, it may be hard to believe (especially for those buying the products) but I don't really do it for money. I have a good-paying job, and so does my wife--between us, we're comfortable enough. The profit is for Kanayama, anyway; it's their sole source of income, these ...

    Updated 08-07-2011 at 12:38 PM by JimR

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  2. F. Koeller & Co., Solingen-Ohligs.

    by , 08-30-2012 at 08:09 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    F. Koeller & Companie registered 23rd April 1906, Solingen-Ohligs.

    The Köller or Koeller family was long-established in the Solingen area and traced their ancestry back to the sword smith Johann Köller (1440-c.1518). F. Koeller & Cie was founded in 1855 by Franz Koeller and was listed in the commercial regissters as the manufacturer of 'cutlery, desk-sets and pens'; the company was also responsible for wholesaling
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  3. Coticules 101

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    , 09-26-2012 at 01:21 AM
    Coticules, The legendary sharpening stone from Belgium. This is another topic we see frequently on the forum. Back when I joined SRP, they were all the rage. Having one was almost a requirement. Just joking...

    Coticules come in all shapes and sizes, 8x3,(200x75) 6x2 (150x50) are probably the most popular. In addition to the array of rectangular stones, The quarry produces "Bouts" (pronounced "Boo's") or irregular shaped stones, like trapzoids and the like. ...
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  4. On Profanity and why we don't allow it

    by , 10-04-2013 at 09:18 PM
    A couple of weeks ago I posted an article about the power of words. The topic got started because of a remark about profanity, but was not about profanity itself. However, in the comments session we got into a discussion about profanity. Due to the fact it was a discussion, I didn’t have the opportunity to properly formulate the response the topic deserved. Today I started writing a response, but after 2 pages I decided it would be an article in its own right.

    So, about profanity ...
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  5. So You Want To Buy A natural Japanese Stone...

    by , 07-14-2011 at 04:19 AM (JimR--Eastern Smooth and Kanayama Strops)
    You've been reading posts about the latest greatest hone, the Shobudani or the Oozuku, the Maruka or the Maruichi, and all those people talking about velvet squeegees and crazy great shaves, and you think "Man, I sure want me one of them there rocks!"

    But you don't know where to start, right? The names are foreign and scary sounding, and they're so expensive, you don't want to get the wrong stone. Indeed, you really really want to get the RIGHT stone, RIGHT NOW.
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