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SlowRain
Posts: 27
Hello. I'm new here. Like Rhys, I blame Ralfy for getting me interested in Coticules, but I have to thank him, Gary (Haywood), and zib for helping me research what to get. I also have to thank Tom/jendeindustries for sharpening my razors and getting me interested in honing, and Richard/Toff for telling me about the wonders of coticule.be.

I'm a Canadian expatriate living in Taiwan. I've been shaving with a straight razor for about a year now. I have a new edition Boker Edelweiss and Tree Brand. I'm extremely limited in what shaving products I can buy here. It's either the very basic or else the ridiculously overpriced.

My Coticule is a 50x150 La Veinette that I picked up from Jarrod at The Superior Shave.





Other than straight razors, coffee and reading are my other hobbies. I roast my own coffee on a Quest M3 roaster. I use a La Pavoni PRH for espresso and either an AeroPress or French press for brewed coffee, depending on the weather and my mood. Keeping with the manual theme of my shaving, I usually grind my coffee using hand grinders.

I'm a big fan of John le Carré, Graham Greene, Alan Furst, and Martin Cruz Smith. When the mood strikes me, I also delve into Philip Roth and Gabriel García Márquez, among a few others.

I'm here hoping to learn how to "read" my Coticule and how to use it to the best of my ability.
2011-09-03 06:52
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Dr Ralfson Bwhahaha (tat2Ralfy)
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Posts: 3610
Nice to see you here my friend :)

Best regards
Ralfson (Dr)
We Are All Pioneers In Our Own Right.
The Infamous Coticule Crew
Pip Pip Old Bean
2011-09-03 08:20
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FriedLiverAndOnions
From: Canada
Posts: 8
Beautiful coticule :)
Cheers from Canada
2011-09-03 08:54
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
Associate
From: Belgium
Posts: 5001
Ah, I see you made it.:)

Welcome to Coticule.be. That's a very nice Coticule you got. You'll learn to read it soon enough. :thumbup:

Bart.
Then the light shone, trumpets sounded and I got to the other side, where men shave with smiles on their faces, razors pop hairs, and a continuous choir singing «~~Keen and Smooth~~» is heard everywhere. (Matt)
2011-09-03 14:05
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gary haywood (garyhaywood)
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From: United Kingdom
Posts: 1678
nice choice

regards gary
gary haywood
2011-09-03 17:01
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Toff
From: United States
Posts: 240
Hello Shannan,
Welcome!
"Life is a journey between birth and death, preferably undertaken with panache!""
2011-09-03 18:04
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Emmanuel Giannoulakis (Emmanuel)
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From: Greece
Posts: 942
You welcome my friend.Enjoy your coticule,however La veinette is an easy layer.Concerning esspresso i use a La Cimbali.
Cheers from Athens
Best regards
Emmanuel
Emmanuel Giannoulakis
from Athens Greece
2011-09-03 20:52
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SlowRain
Posts: 27
Thanks, everyone. I see some familiar avatars. It even looks like there are some coffee folks on here, too.
2011-09-04 10:14
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Dr Ralfson Bwhahaha (tat2Ralfy)
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Posts: 3610
Did I ever mention I am a Coffee fan too? Gaggia on the counter top, Bialetti on the stove top, and French press by the sink :thumbup: I do not roast but I grind :)

Best regards
Ralfson (Dr)
We Are All Pioneers In Our Own Right.
The Infamous Coticule Crew
Pip Pip Old Bean
2011-09-04 10:32
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Rhys
Posts: 37
Ey up, smallish world aint it :thumbup:
By the looks of it with more folks discovering the wonderful attributes of Cotis, them mines aint going to last very long :D
2011-09-04 11:46
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Dr Ralfson Bwhahaha (tat2Ralfy)
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Posts: 3610
iconRhys:
Ey up, smallish world aint it :thumbup:
By the looks of it with more folks discovering the wonderful attributes of Cotis, them mines aint going to last very long :D


Sshh dont tell everyone! they will all want to join in Bwhahahaha
We Are All Pioneers In Our Own Right.
The Infamous Coticule Crew
Pip Pip Old Bean
2011-09-04 11:54
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Jeltz
From: United Kingdom
Posts: 44
Hi there SlowRain

Yep there is quite a crossover.
Regards
Nic
2011-09-04 12:28
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SlowRain
Posts: 27
icontat2Ralfy:
Did I ever mention I am a Coffee fan too? Gaggia on the counter top, Bialetti on the stove top, and French press by the sink :thumbup: I do not roast but I grind :)

You're lucky living in the UK because you have access to some fairly high quality, freshly roasted beans from some famous roasters.

iconRhys:
Ey up, smallish world aint it :thumbup:

I'm noticing a number of Shave Ready members on here. It looks like Ralfy is rather subversive.

iconJeltz:
Hi there SlowRain

Yep there is quite a crossover.

Do you mean crossover between shaving-related discussion forums or between coffee and shaving?
2011-09-05 06:21
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Jeltz
From: United Kingdom
Posts: 44
Well both I guess :lol: but mostly that many of us are on several forums together!
Regards
Nic
2011-09-05 10:37
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Nick Fanzo (Disburden)
Posts: 335
Welcome to the site and if you ever need help just ask..well, ANYONE! :thumbup:
2011-09-11 19:39