London, GL7

Saw this via the great Urban 75 message board and thought I’d share – enjoy!

Words on the Street

Imagine you’re driving into London for the first time from, say, the West Country, along the M4. Let’s say – not because you’re from the West Country, but merely for the purpose of the exercise – that you’ve lived a sheltered life and your knowledge of the capital is fairly limited. After a few hours you’ll have passed the M25 and the Heathrow exits and perhaps started to feel like you’re nearly there. You’ll have left the motorway for the A4 in Chiswick, flown over Hammersmith to Talgarth Road, and continued heading East past the big unloved terraces that line the road through West Kensington. Talgarth Road becomes Cromwell Road, and you pass the imposing Victorian museums in South Kensington and really start to feel like you’re entering the Big City. You carry on East through Knightsbridge, past the world-famous Harrods department store, perhaps glittering with hundreds of yellow bulbs in the…

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Straight Razor Blades

I’ve been following Alex at be-cause-blog for the last several months now and its a great read, full of excellent content and definitely worth checking out. It jam-packed full of great photos and interesting articles, its one of my favourite blogs.

Alex has a serious collection of Straight Razor Blades and whilst admiring said blades I noticed that he had one for sale, the Tambour 41 by Robert Buntenbach which interested me greatly… Several emails later and one very funny email received yesterday, following This Post

Hello Craig,

I was a bit concerned when I saw the ambulance heli but I guess it 
wasn´t you having a straight razor accident :) Let me know when the 
razor has been

I have the feeling I should have posted it as a parcel with a tracking
number. So if your postman having an extra nice shave or cut´s all over 
his face,kick his ass ;-)



Well, I can safely say that the Helicopter wasn’t for me nor did the postman have cuts all over his face as this morning, I took delivery of my first Straight Razor and it is so cool.

It’s beautiful to look at, a stunning piece of craftmanship and surgical sharp – Alex had stropped the blade prior to sending – gulp! He’s also kindly provided with some shaving soap so it’s time to dig out my Badger Hair Shaving Brush, watch some You Tube videos and hopefully not chop my head off!

Thanks Alex, I’m very chuffed with this and owe you one!