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  1. Aunty Jimbo - Agony Aunt for Straightrazor Users

    by , 01-10-2014 at 09:40 PM
    My Aunty Jimbo has, on and off, made some appearances here and there offering sound, sober, thoughtful, and caring advice to the many troubled or simply baffled forum members. She has recently returned, refreshed and revived, from an APT European river cruise, and has once again offered her services to the forum. So without any further ado, take it away Aunty Jimbo!

    Hello poppets! As my nephew Jimbo said, I'm just back from a river cruise of Europe where I had many nautical adventures! ...
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  2. What razor to buy, new or vintage?

    by , 12-03-2013 at 03:18 PM (Place holder for oft repeated answers to newbs)
    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, ...
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  3. On Profanity and why we don't allow it

    by , 10-04-2013 at 08:18 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 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 ...
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  4. Cutlers to Her Majesty.

    by , 09-29-2013 at 10:52 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    For about seven years I tried to find razor with the stamp "Cutlers to Her Majesty". Here're some old threads:
    http://straightrazorplace.com/razors...ml#post1009516
    http://straightrazorplace.com/razors...tml#post954706
    .......
    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.
    ...
  5. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can truly hurt

    by , 09-05-2013 at 04:18 PM
    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 04:21 PM by Bruno

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