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    I was thinking this was just going to be an uneventful Christmas. Then the postman came by a few times and things are looking up.
    I forgot I did a little impulse shopping and saw some deals I couldn't pass up. No prices mentioned because
    I can't stand the crying :<0)

    This one took a lap around the county before it got to the right post office. Tracking can be fun.
    A Barret & Sons
    9 Old Bond Street,W.I.

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    I haven't touched it yet.

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    Scales described as ivory colored. :<0)
    The seller couldn't have been more right about that.
    Pristine ivory I would say.

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    It cuts hanging hair so I just might strop it and go......

    Then the mailman drops another at the door and it just happens to be what I need.
    Well, with some care and feeding it will.

    Nice Russian Shell , 165. It's missing the obligatory rusty nail to hang it with so
    I will just pull one out of the workbench and stick it in there :<0)
    It's Dirty, soft and supple with the diamond back on the leather. very few nicks and didn't noticed anything on a test lap.
    I am happy with it and think it will clean up well enough to hang in den. Might replace my old horse but paddle.
    Okay well, I won't go that far but each razor can choose which it likes most.

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    Then, postman 2, second trip to the door.
    This is a big box. Oh yeah !!!

    I'll be posting this in another thread.
    Lipshaw in great shape. When I smell leather opening a box I know I am going to like it.
    Everthing operates perfectly.

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    I am thrilled with this beast. The draw is heavy. After using a slick paddle this feels slow but purposeful.
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    Not sure what it will do but it's more like driving a truck. ( I like driving truck)
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    Diamond shape pattern leather feels like it's working and love the draw.

    I need to go hone something brb :<0)
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    Well in theory you could now sell most of your other stuff and still be set for shaving
    nice scores, i am interested in the lipshaw, i have seen them mentioned a lot but never really looked one out. Does it just rotate on the base to change the sides? Is the leather easy to change?
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    This is why I was going to put it in another post. I have questions too. To flip it over you juts lift the handle and rotate. Push it down and it locks in place. The leather look easy to change but I think having Neil make one is the only replacement parts available. The Diamond pattern on the 1 piece of leather is hard and abrasive. You can really feel it on the ends where it hasn't been used yet. Feels harsh there.
    Maybe I'll have time to do a strop vid soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10Pups View Post
    This is why I was going to put it in another post. I have questions too. To flip it over you juts lift the handle and rotate. Push it down and it locks in place. The leather look easy to change but I think having Neil make one is the only replacement parts available. The Diamond pattern on the 1 piece of leather is hard and abrasive. You can really feel it on the ends where it hasn't been used yet. Feels harsh there.
    Maybe I'll have time to do a strop vid soon.
    Tom (Sharptonn) IIRC had a thread on them and someone else. I try not to look, cause if I look I want one. Great score ! I love that hanging strop you've got too, not to mention the razor.
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    Thanks Jimmy. I had already told Tom I had 1 coming. Now I have to find that thread :<0)
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    Heh-heh-heh....Welcome to the "L" club my friend...you're going to have a lot of fun with that one. Oh ... and by the way...I told you that you were going to love that Russian Shell. Looks to be perfect to me!

    The best gifts are always ones you give yourself so...Merry Christmas to you from you!
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    I've got one of those CERTIFYD Russian Shell strops. I love it.

    Mines didn't come with a set of toes though. I'm thinking I got ripped off.......
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    Nice pile, Pups! Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wullie View Post
    I've got one of those CERTIFYD Russian Shell strops. I love it.

    Mines didn't come with a set of toes though. I'm thinking I got ripped off.......
    Yep, I have an old one just like it I got from Japan. Well-used, but is wonderful-feeling!
    No toes here, either!
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