[top]Introduction

Welcome to my ShaveWiki page. My name is James and listed below is almost everything you need to know about me concerning wetshaving.

[top]My Shaving History

I've been wetshaving since approximately May 23, 2011 but I've been using a double-edge razor for much longer. I received my first DE razor, a polished chrome Merkur Futur, for Christmas in 2004. I remember that my dad had a Gillette Super Adjustable and I wanted to try DE shaving too. I had no clue what I was doing when I started and had lots of cuts during my first shaves because I used the razor with Feather blades and had it set at 5 or higher.

There was quite a learning curve for me with the Futur. I thought there was something wrong with my shaving cream, canned Aveeno, so I went to Nordstrom's and got some The Art of Shaving lemon pre-shave oil to make my face more slick. The pre-shave oil helped. I remember that the subsequent shaves were nick-free. However, I was lazy and only used my Futur occasionally for the next six years and during that time, I mainly used Gillette cartridges, the Mach 3 and, later, the Fusion.

It wasn't until May 7, 2011 that I stumbled across Badger & Blade. I had been using my Futur regularly again and wanted to purchase a matching polished chrome stand. I remember that the razor has been purchased at Classic Shaving so I went there first. They didn't sell the stand separately, only as a set with the razor and brush. So I did an internet search and found this wonderful site. I did some quick browsing and saw this PIF. I couldn't believe that people were giving away free stuff to complete strangers over the internet. I registered for an account the same day.

Within a week's time, I came to realize how great a place B&B really is. The members are so helpful and kind with their knowledge and shaving equipment. I've gained tremendous of information being a member of the site and hope that you have too.

[top]Dual-Edge Razors

[top]Modern

  1. Bob's Razor Works Bull Mastiff Handle with Gillette NEW Open, Short Comb Head
  2. Bob's Razor Works Deluxe Bull Mastiff Handle with Gillette NEW Open, Long Comb and Muhle Closed Comb Heads
  3. Bob's Razor Works Deluxe Bull Mastiff Handle with Merkur Open Comb Head
  4. Edwin Jagger DE89BA11 Barley Chrome Razor
  5. Edwin Jagger Chatsworth Razor, Chrome
  6. Joris Horn
  7. iKon Bulldog Razor, Straight Bar
  8. iKon Bulldog Razor with Straight Bar and Open Comb Heads
  9. Merkur 11C
  10. Merkur 12C
  11. Merkur 23C
  12. Merkur 25C
  13. Merkur 38C
  14. Merkur 39C
  15. Merkur Futur, Polished Chrome
  16. Merkur Mergress, Long Handle
  17. Merkur Progress, Long Handle
  18. Muhle Pre-2000 R41
  19. Muhle R89 Pre-2009, Open Comb, Chrome
  20. Muhle R89 Pre-2009, Open Comb, Nickel
  21. Mühle 2009 R101 Open Comb
  22. Mühle 2009 R41 Open Comb with Barley Chrome Handle
  23. Mühle 2011 R41 Tooth Comb
  24. Mühle 2011 R41 Tooth Comb Grande
  25. Mühle 2011 R41 Tooth Comb with Barley Chrome Handle
  26. Mühle 2011 R41 Tooth Comb with Chrome Chatsworth Handle
  27. Parker Closed Comb Head with The Art of Shaving "Engraved" Model Handle

[top]Vintage

  1. Barbasol Razor, Floating Head
  2. Clix, 1940s
  3. Darwin Deluxe
  4. Eclipse Red Ring
  5. Georgett
  6. Gillette 195 Adjustable Fat Boy, 1958 (D-3)
  7. Gillette 195 Adjustable Fat Boy, 1958 (D-4)
  8. Gillette 195 Adjustable Fat Boy, 1959 (E-1)
  9. Gillette 195 Adjustable Fat Boy, 1959 (E-4)
  10. Gillette 195 Adjustable Fat Boy, 1960 (F-1)
  11. Gillette 195 Adjustable Fat Boy, 1960 (F-2)
  12. Gillette #77
  13. Gillette 40s Style Super Speed, 1948-1949
  14. Gillette 40s Style Super Speed, 1950
  15. Gillette 40s Style Super Speed, 1950
  16. Gillette Aristocrat #15
  17. Gillette Aristocrat #21
  18. Gillette Big Boy
  19. Gillette Ball End Tech, 1938-1941, Fat Handle
  20. Gillette Ball End Tech, 1960, Ball End
  21. Gillette Ball End Tech, Ball End, Base Plate with Triangular Slots
  22. Gillette New Improved Big Fellow
  23. Gillette New Improved Big Fellow
  24. Gillette Knack, 1971 (R-2)
  25. Gillette Lady Gillette, Light Blue, 1964 (J-4)
  26. Gillette Lady Gillette, Light Blue, 1964 (J-4)
  27. Gillette NEW Bar Handle, Open, Short Comb
  28. Gillette NEW Bar Handle, Open, Short Comb
  29. Gillette Old Type Ball End Handle
  30. Gillette Old Type Ball End Handle
  31. Gillette Ranger Tech, 1941
  32. Gillette Ranger Tech, 1941
  33. Gillette Rocket No. 51, 1950
  34. Gillette Rocket HD, 1953-1954
  35. Gillette Rocket HD 500, 1955
  36. Gillette Senator, 1938-1939
  37. Gillette Senator, 1938-1939
  38. Hoffritz Slant
  39. Hoffritz Slant
  40. Hoffritz Slant
  41. The Neillite Four Hundred Bakelite

[top]Single-Edge Razors

  1. Cobra Classic
  2. Gem Featherweight
  3. Gem Micromatic Clog Pruf

[top]Shaving Brushes

  1. The Art of Shaving "Engraved" Model Silvertip Brush
  2. The Art of Shaving Carry On Kit Pure Badger Brush
  3. B&B "Essential" Brush
  4. H.I.S. Shaving Brush, Black
  5. H.I.S. Shaving Brush, Clear
  6. Kent B&B Limited Edition 2008 Shaving Brush
  7. Kimson Silvertip, Black Horn 28/53/51
  8. Morris & Forndran 3-Band, Black Horn Handle
  9. Morris & Forndran Boar
  10. Morris & Forndran Polo
  11. Morris & Forndran, Rooney Style 3 Handle, Black
  12. Muhle Silvertip, Rose Gold Handle
  13. Omega 81052 Shaving Brush
  14. Plisson #16, Horn Handle
  15. QED Select Silvertip, Black Horn Handle
  16. Rooney Finest, 1/2, Faux Horn Handle
  17. Rooney Style 2 Shaving Brush, Finest, Faux Horn Handle
  18. Rooney Style 2 Shaving Brush, Finest, Faux Ivory Handle
  19. Rooney Finest, 3/1, Faux Horn Handle
  20. Rooney Finest, 3/1, Black Handle
  21. Rooney Finest, 3/2, Black Handle
  22. Rooney Finest, Alibaba 1
  23. Rooney Finest, Polo
  24. Rooney Heritage Stubby 2XL, Imitation Jade Handle
  25. Rooney Heritage Emillion Shaving Brush, Size 1, Heritage Two-Band Hair, Imitation Bone Handle
  26. Rooney Heritage Emillion Shaving Brush, Size 2, Heritage Two-Band Hair, Imitation Bone Handle
  27. Rooney Heritage Emillion Shaving Brush, Size 2, Heritage Three-Band Hair, Imitation Horn Handle
  28. Semogue 2010 B&B Custom Boar
  29. Semogue 2011 LE Badger 1 #70
  30. Semogue 2011 LE Bristle 2 #62
  31. Semogue 830
  32. Semogue Caravela #62
  33. Semogue 2012 TSN LE #12
  34. Simpsons 57 Best, Faux Ivory Handle
  35. Simpsons 57 Best, Vintage Butterscotch Handle
  36. Simpsons 57 Two-Band Super (Douglas)
  37. Simpson 58, Manchurian
  38. Simpson AS2, Vintage Butterscotch Handle
  39. Simpson Colonel Shaving Brush X2L Two-Band Super (Ehsan)
  40. Simpson Eagle Shaving Brush
  41. Simpson Emperor Shaving Brush 3, Two-Band Super
  42. Simpsons Gary Young Limited Edition M7, Dark #28
  43. Simpson Harvard Shaving Brush 3, Best, Somerset
  44. Simpson Harvard Shaving Brush 4, Best
  45. Simpson Persian Jar 2 Super, Pre-Vulfix
  46. Simpson Persian Jar 3 Two-Band Super
  47. Simpson Polo 8, Manchurian
  48. Simpson Tulip 3 Two-Band Super
  49. Thater 4292/3, Bulb, Black Handle
  50. Thater 4292/4, Bulb, Ebony Wood Handle
  51. Thater 49125/0, Bulb, Plexi Handle
  52. Thater 49125/3, Bulb, Plexi Handle
  53. Vulfix Grosvenor LE

[top]Personal Experience

[top]Shaving Soaps

  1. Cella Crema da Barba Shaving Soap
  2. Czech & Speake Oxford and Cambridge
  3. D.R. Harris Arlington Shaving Soap
  4. Floris JF
  5. GFT Coconut Shaving Soap
  6. Irisch Moos
  7. Martin de Candre
  8. Mitchell's Wool Fat/Kent Shaving Soap
  9. Mystic Waters Coconut Lime Verbana Soap
  10. Palmolive
  11. Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Shaving Soap, 2009 Reformulation
  12. Pré de Provence
  13. QED Fresh Limes
  14. Queen Charlotte Soaps Key Lime
  15. RazoRock Cacao
  16. RazoRock XXX
  17. RazoRock, Artisan Shaving Soap, 888 Eucalyptus
  18. RazoRock Artisan Shave Soap, Caprician Lemon
  19. RazoRock Artisan Shave Soap, Moroccan Secret
  20. RazoRock Artisan Shave Soap, R-160
  21. RazoRock Cumba Cheech
  22. RazoRock Mudder Focker 2012 Limited Edition Shave Soap
  23. TFS Bergamotto Neroli

[top]Shaving Creams

  1. Acqua di Parma Shaving Cream
  2. The Art of Shaving Lemon Shaving Cream
  3. The Body Shop Maca Root Shaving Cream
  4. Castle Forbes Lime Essential Oil
  5. D.R. Harris Arlington Shaving Cream
  6. Edwin Jagger Sandalwood Shaving Cream
  7. Dovo Mint Shaving Cream
  8. GFT Coconut Oil Shaving Cream
  9. Kiss My Face Shaving Cream, Key Lime
  10. Kiss My Face Shaving Cream, Pomegranate Grapefruit
  11. Queen Charlotte Soaps Key Lime Shaving Cream
  12. Queen Charlotte Soaps Tangerine Shaving Cream
  13. Real Shaving Co. Shaving Cream, Sensitive
  14. TOBS Avocado Shaving Cream
  15. TOBS Eton College Collection Shaving Cream
  16. TOBS Jermyn Street Collection Shaving Cream for Sensitive Skin Shaving Cream
  17. TOBS Lemon & Lime Shaving Cream
  18. TOBS St. James Shaving Cream
  19. Truefitt and Hill West Indian Limes Shaving Cream
  20. Vulfix Lavender

[top]Razor Blades

[top]Previous Transactions with B&B Members

  1. _MementoMori_: Transaction #1 and #2
  2. 2xBlade
  3. 5savages: Transaction #1 and #2
  4. adambrs28
  5. AgBill
  6. alabamalawyer
  7. alex2363
  8. amishmotorboat
  9. AndreasDK
  10. AndyPrice44
  11. Arcadies
  12. Archerfire
  13. Areler67
  14. asadasam: Transaction #1 and #2
  15. atlanta_hoo
  16. azrichter
  17. bakerbarber
  18. Balj86: Transaction #1 and #2
  19. bbarton713: Transaction #1 and #2
  20. benvh
  21. Blade Boy
  22. bluetip84
  23. bobfarvour
  24. BobS
  25. bonzos_beard: Transaction #1, #2 and #3
  26. BowTieGuy
  27. BrianDiPalma: Transaction #1 and #2
  28. brothers
  29. Cains Boy
  30. CaptainK
  31. cdrross
  32. celestino
  33. Chadtheguru
  34. chris456
  35. chrissss
  36. Chuck Norris
  37. Codfish
  38. Crixus
  39. CyberJCM: Transaction #1, #2, and #3
  40. CyiDev
  41. dalecooper51
  42. Dave_D
  43. dcaplan
  44. ddustinn
  45. demerson
  46. Dmoney
  47. Dpflaum
  48. drewmac
  49. dridiot: Transaction #1 and #2
  50. drfred
  51. dslazar9
  52. Eaglestroker
  53. EmptyB
  54. EssMart
  55. flipperz
  56. franz
  57. gaj90027: Transaction #1, #2, and #3
  58. Gamma
  59. Gillette4259
  60. goose
  61. gorgehiker
  62. Gray Wolf
  63. GreekGuy
  64. greenhorn
  65. grump
  66. Harvitz81
  67. heirkb
  68. hermy65
  69. hotdog
  70. huntmol
  71. Illadelphia: Transaction #1 and #2
  72. imabel2
  73. inkcoffee
  74. inspectoring
  75. IronHammer
  76. itaforte
  77. itsmedave: Transaction #1, #2, #3, #4, #5
  78. JaDo
  79. JaggerDragger
  80. Jake: Transaction #1, #2, and #3
  81. jamesspo
  82. jbaca
  83. JCinPA
  84. jdrum3
  85. JeffJ
  86. jgriest03
  87. jjfar
  88. johnniegold
  89. JohnnySideStreet
  90. Jon1944
  91. jones2287
  92. joser
  93. joshmpdx
  94. jpakstis: Transaction #1 and #2
  95. jpipes3
  96. kallemia
  97. KarlMaldensNose
  98. Kettlebeller
  99. kevo
  100. KM-instructor
  101. KneeChee
  102. kooshman7: Transaction #1 and #2
  103. Left Coast DJ: Transaction: #1 and #2
  104. litespeedone: Transaction #1, #2, and #3
  105. Loric
  106. MajorBurnz: Transaction #1 and #2
  107. Malache
  108. malocchio
  109. Mark1966
  110. MaxP
  111. mblakele: Transaction #1 and #2
  112. mdole
  113. Merkur25
  114. meunke
  115. Mike H
  116. Mike'sWorld
  117. MilkyLee: Transaction #1, #2, and #3
  118. MonkeyBoy
  119. mr_economy
  120. narativesoul
  121. natchez: Transaction #1 and #2
  122. nate
  123. nathanb
  124. Natohog
  125. noahpictures: Transaction #1 and #2
  126. nole1
  127. norton: Transaction #1 and #2
  128. Nova316
  129. orchestrion
  130. OtherMoe
  131. Paul12644
  132. penmanship
  133. plpenn: Transaction #1 and #2
  134. poonjaji: Transaction #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5
  135. Presently42
  136. Price: Transaction #1 #2 and #3
  137. prsman23
  138. Raatt
  139. rc05
  140. rearviewmirror
  141. retiredguns
  142. rhmills
  143. ridgerunner
  144. RockyNomad
  145. Rockytop: Transaction #1, #2, and #3
  146. RonH
  147. Rowsdower
  148. rxonmymind
  149. Rudy Vey
  150. salazch12
  151. SALBONE
  152. Scritchnscrub
  153. seizure
  154. sfcablecar
  155. shanman: Transaction #1, #2, and #3
  156. ShaveThis
  157. shavervinnie
  158. slim62
  159. Sluggo
  160. smalltank
  161. Snowmankilla
  162. soulshine
  163. Springs1
  164. SRock
  165. steveshaver
  166. Stubblefield: Transaction #1 and #2
  167. TallyShave
  168. taylor0150
  169. TBoner
  170. texaninkc
  171. texquill
  172. thewatermark
  173. thIs6Nly
  174. TMH478
  175. TOB9595
  176. travel boy
  177. TstebinsB
  178. tsv
  179. turtle: Transaction #1 and #2
  180. TZee
  181. valdez: Transaction #1 and #2
  182. vegas
  183. vegaskid74
  184. vinisterz
  185. Vlad: #1 and #2
  186. whitebar
  187. willyb
  188. Wolfman1: Transaction #1 and #2
  189. xraygun: Transaction #1 and #2
  190. Zeppelinkarte

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