I personally own 2 razors that were new, one Dovo, and one Thiers Issard (TI), Both were honed by an Uberhoner.
I also own about 4 dozen vintage razors of various makes and styles which I have purchased to restore. I have restored and honed about 2 dozen myself and shave with them frequently.
I prefer vintage, here's why:
I rarely pay more than $30, and often paid half that or less.
I enjoy restoring them.
Sometimes you can get a Damn Fine Shaver that only needs honing,
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 didnít 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
Originally Posted by manah
For about seven years I tried to find razor with the stamp "Cutlers to Her Majesty". Here're some old threads:
I've seen different knives and razor boxes with such stamp, but never on the razor blade. And here it is - Harrison Brothers & Howson, Sheffield.
I know, this is not how the saying goes. But it should. Recently we had a situation where someone was upset that we deleted his post because he used offensive language. Or as he said it: people say he has a potty mouth, but he sees it as just using the words of a language to express himself, and words don't hurt.
This made me reflect. That concept of 'sticks and stones' is as common as it it wrong. Yes, sticks and stones may break your bones. But that can heal. You can learn martial
Updated 09-05-2013 at 05:21 PM by Bruno
Here are links I wish I could include in everything I post...
Local Help (a list of members who can provide face-to-face help)
Meetups (see if there's one coming up near you, or launch one if there isn't)
Hanging Hair Test (limits of its utility, how to calibrate your own)
For local help and meetups, it's helpful if you fill in the location part of your profile. Include your state; sometimes we'll search the membership lists by state to send out