Monthly Archives: June 2011

Muay Thai – Thaiboxing

Muay Thai (Thaiboxing), an ancient art developed in wartimes centuries ago and refined steadily. Now a national sport in Thailand with lots of dedication, heart, blood, sweat and money involved. A training in a Muay Thai camp in Thailand for at least a week will change your live! These photos captured artfully by Tim Bowman ©


(Drop me a note if you want to train in Thailand and need information for choosing a camp)

Gillette Adjustable safety razor

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A vintage Gillette Adjustable safety razor. It´s a butterfly system razor. Which means you open the razor for the blade by turning the bottom of the handle and the wings will open for placing the razor blade. The cool thing about this razor is the adjustment ring which is labeled 1 -9 and by turning it you put more pressure on the blade and change the angle of it. So you can change the razor to be more aggressive or being more smooth. Good ones have all the chrome and the numbers are still black.

The razor even got famous 1964 in James Bond´s –  Goldfinger, when he shaves in the plane and activates a tracking device.

hiking – Rätikon – Schesaplana – Mannheimer Hütte

This weekend we did a 2 day trip to the Rätikon/Montafon region, to climb the Schesaplana (2964 m). The weather conditions  turned worse during the first day with heavy wind, rain and fog at the summit. After we crossed the glacier we were welcomed with a warm soup at the Mannheimer Hütte and life was good again. Next day weather was at its best and we walked back via the Leibersteig (which was cleaned of snow just the day before – not for the faint hearted) to Brand.  A short trip but felt like a holiday. Perfect balance between adventure and fun.

Red Wing boots – 1908 – 100 Anniversary Model

Red Wing 1908  moc toe full view

Red Wing 1908  moc toe front, laces view

Red Wing 1908  moc toe side 100 years aniversary logo

Red Wing 1908  moc toe of the boot label

Red Wing 1908 boots – 100 Anniversary Model:
My first Red Wing boot, a 1908 moc toe, the 100th anniversary model. Bought at Manufactum about 2 years ago. If I´m getting it right the Label say´s produced in 2005. Manufactum sold them for a great price at about 180 Euros if I remember it right. Compared to the other vintage/classic models at a standard of about 260 Euros.