Holiday Review: What Did You Get?

What did you get for the Holidays?

The big gift-giving season has now passed so now may be a good time to review and discuss your shaving-related presents!  You may have received items you are unfamiliar with from well-meaning family and friends so here is your opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences with each other.  What did you receive? Have you tried them yet? What do you think of them?

For myself, I received several shaving-related gifts.  First is a Schrade-Walden straight razor:


I am unfamiliar with this brand so I am going to send it to Lynn Abrams at Straight Razor Designs for examination and sharpening.

Next is a vintage Gibbs, “new old stock” French military DE razor set.  I found a reference to this on one of the Badger and Blade shave forum and it sounds like it is a pretty good razor!  I will be trying it soon.

Gibbs DE

Finally I received a sample pack of Dermalogica shaving products: scrub, pre-shave, balm, etc.  I am unfamiliar with the brand but my wife says the brand is good!

I’ll be posting more in-depth reviews of these products after I have used them for a while.

Meanwhile…what shaving stuff did YOU get?

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  1. My wife and her mother gave me some straight and DE razors.
    These aren’t just any razors either.

    They are the razors of my wife’s grandfather and great grandfather.

    They gave me three three piece DE razors. A butterfly razor. A Gem razor. And two straight razors. I am pretty sure they are all from the 1920’s to the 1950’s.

    They are in old “attic” condition. So now I get to (not have to, get to) do a restoration on them.


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