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Topic: Finding the SkyFall Shave Kit

A new vlog is up on the screen accurate SkyFall Shave Kit....!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewSSWp7Sag0&t=5s
https://s14.postimg.cc/x97zds2kt/Sky_Fall_Shave_Kit.jpg

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ajb007/amazed  amazing...how much for this box?  ajb007/martini

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Wow, that is one of the best birthday gifts in the world. Amazing friends, I am in awe, nuckleheads!

The box costs around 280 GBP on the Taylor of Old Bond Street site.

I also got the Dovo Solingen blade, was really hard to identify - but i have seen some articles on the web about the blade already, quick message to Dovo solved the problem..The company happens to be just around the corner. But with the display in the Omega Store it is 100 % proof now what exactly the used products were. Also went wrong with the Shaving Bowl as i bought the Taylor of Old Bond Street one and their badger brush...this week will cost me a couple of quid extra i guess ajb007/biggrin

But without the two guys almost nobody would know about the box and the shaving scent/perfume and the comb!! Thanks for the nice vlog and sharing all your experiences... especially on a rainy sunday like this, it is always a highlight.

Last edited by operas phantom (28th Jan 2018 15:32)

Did you bring any chocolates?

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Brilliant as always, and a very happy birthday!

A note about when you asked if there is a literary connection to Dovo... I will post a link below to the best modern day equivalent of the book Bond’s razor. It was mentioned by Fleming that Bond used a Hoffritz, which was manufactured by Mercur, which was then purchased by Dovo Solingen.

Fleming once said Bond used a safety razor because the handle could hold “minor tools of espionage – codes, microdot developers, cyanide and other pills.”

Also, and this is just my own thing, I would not find it unusual at all for Bond to not carry a travel size brush. They are just worthless to use and I have a full size one in my travel kit.

https://www.amazon.com/Merkur-3-piece-D … c&th=1

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Happy Birthday, David.  ajb007/martini

Terrific vlog, I have already watched it twice.

That is a spectacular gift.

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Happy 50th from Mrs. Higgins and myself  ajb007/martini

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Very nicely done guys!
Happy Birthday David  ajb007/martini

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Happy Birthday David, god that is one amazing set!

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Folks - I am an ecologist in the real world as well as a Bond fan in the other world and just to say that we should be aware of the provenance around shaving brushes and use of badgers to produce them - I have my own Bond shaving kit with a fantastic synthetic shaving brush that gives just as good a feel and lather as badger hair without the issues that go with the provenance of badger hair brushes. Most of these come from China and there are some issues if you wished to look into it - I am not wishing to come across all evangelical about the eco-world etc but just giving a gentle nudge in the same way that Iconic Alternatives promotes the idea of sustainable alternatives and some ideas that are kind to the planet -  after all isn't it down to 007's efforts that "the world is saved yet again" so often? - also - a very cool set and Happy Birthday David - keep up your amazing work!

Last edited by explore007 (28th Jan 2018 22:42)

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Happy birthday David ajb007/martini

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explore007 wrote:

Folks - I am an ecologist in the real world as well as a Bond fan in the other world and just to say that we should be aware of the provenance around shaving brushes and use of badgers to produce them - I have my own Bond shaving kit with a fantastic synthetic shaving brush that gives just as good a feel and lather as badger hair without the issues that go with the provenance of badger hair brushes. Most of these come from China and there are some issues if you wished to look into it - I am not wishing to come across all evangelical about the eco-world etc but just giving a gentle nudge in the same way that Iconic Alternatives promotes the idea of sustainable alternatives and some ideas that are kind to the planet -  after all isn't it down to 007's efforts that "the world is saved yet again" so often?

I applaud this sentiment,  I've used badger brushes for years now,  along with a straight razor and rosewood soap bowl.  I only buy British badger,  quite recently we've had a large debate in the UK about badgers and badger culling,  it's actually illegal here to handle badgers dead or alive  without an appropriate licence,  interestingly a couple of well known shaving product companies tendered for the culling, for obvious reasons. The plight of farmed animals in some countries is quite upsetting
. On a happier note,  many happy returns David  ajb007/martini

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Thanks for the birthday wishes gent!

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Happy Birthday David  ajb007/cheers  ajb007/martini

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Happy Birthday David!

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“That’s not the sort of thing that looks good on a form."

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unfortunately i didn't found the SA Geo F. T. shaving brush in black ( only in white )

only found this one:

http://up.picr.de/31669229gp.jpg

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Happy birthday David!

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Fantastic.  Bond inspired me to shave with a brush, and I have to say it has been the best shave of my life. I don't think I would be brave enough to use the open blade though:-)

Happy birthday!

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Happy birthday David! Looking forward to sitting down and watching this one after work today.  ajb007/cheers

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operas phantom wrote:

Dovo Solingen blade,

Did anyone catch the brand/maker of the comb ???

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the box costs ( empty ) 175GBP  ajb007/crap

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Here’s links to most of the items.

Brush: Geo F Trumper Black Pure Badger Bristle Shaving Brush (alternate not SA) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MWY62OK/re … CAb38T7YC8

Bowl: Geo F. Trumper Eucris Hard Shaving Soap Wooden Bowl 80g https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004421JIC/re … CAbJBWMZY8

Razor: Dovo Solingen Straight Razor (double check not 100% on this one)
http://www.mensbiz.com.au/dovo-straight … k-5-8.html

Box: Luxury Leather Men's Grooming Box (currently out of stock)
https://www.tayloroldbondst.co.uk/Mobil … 2x24410206

Balm: Jermyn Street Collection Alcohol Free Aftershave 30ml
https://www.tayloroldbondst.co.uk/Mobil … 2x21137292

Last edited by VegasBond (31st Jan 2018 12:46)

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brush is not the correct one

VegasBond wrote:

Here’s links to most of the items.

Brush: Geo F Trumper Black Pure Badger Bristle Shaving Brush https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MWY62OK/re … CAb38T7YC8

Bowl: Geo F. Trumper Eucris Hard Shaving Soap Wooden Bowl 80g https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004421JIC/re … CAbJBWMZY8

Razor: Dovo Solingen Straight Razor (double check not 100% on this one)
http://www.mensbiz.com.au/dovo-straight … k-5-8.html

Box: Luxury Leather Men's Grooming Box (currently out of stock)
https://www.tayloroldbondst.co.uk/Mobil … 2x24410206

Balm: Jermyn Street Collection Alcohol Free Aftershave 30ml
https://www.tayloroldbondst.co.uk/Mobil … 2x21137292

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Could the comb be a Geo F Trumper horn comb? There was a mention of searching both London stores, and it seems to match the online pics. That would leave the question of what size.

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Double0zero wrote:

Did anyone catch the brand/maker of the comb ???

Westward_Drift wrote:

Could the comb be a Geo F Trumper horn comb? There was a mention of searching both London stores, and it seems to match the online pics. That would leave the question of what size.

It was certainly my impression from the video that it was Trumper...

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Hi all,

I’ve had quite a few emails regarding all the component parts of the kit.

Give us a few days and we’ll fill you in, nothing to hide, just busy at the moment.

The shaving bowl in the link already posted is correct, just with the label removed.