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Lecherous Lett’s Magnificent Moustache Wax

Alrighty folks! I know you all have been chomping at the bit for another review… So, here it is!! (Don’t you worry, another one will be on its way this week)

Now, Lecherous Lett’s Magnificent Moustache Wax is a wax company that actually contacted me about their wax. Although it took some time to actually get me their wax I finally got my hands on a tin.

When I received the tin, I was excited to see a tin design that is different then all the other ones I’ve seen. Now don’t get too excited it’s nothing extreme! It’s a screw top tin.. Ya, I know, whats the big deal? Well I like the fact that I have the security of the tin not opening while bouncing around in my pocket.

The Light Color of wax.

When I unscrewed the top, I saw the light yellowish wax. The color is nothing out of the ordinary, just a normal beeswax color. Now the smell of the wax is something that I actually had to search for a little bit. No, I didn’t actually need to go on an adventure to find the smell. I just needed to try a little bit harder to smell this wax. When I did find the smell, it was/is hard for me to actually tell what it smells like. I guess I would say it smells like, beeswax with a hint of chocolate. When I say beeswax I don’t mean honey, I mean wax.

Now for the firmness of the wax. Well when I received the tin i could hear the “Puck” of wax rattling around in the tin. Oh great, another STIFF wax that is going to give me hell when trying to get it into the ‘stache. Well, That’s not completely true. When warming up this wax I did find that I needed to use the hair dryer to warm it up, but once warmed, this wax was pretty easy to apply into the ‘stache. Although I did notice that you need to keep the wax warm, or else it is very possible to pull out a hair or two.

Once in the ‘stache this wax cools to a Medium/Firm wax. Throughout the day I didn’t have to worry about the curls drooping or falling out-of-place, but I did need to worry about the center of the ‘tache. I noticed that the center of my ‘stache just didn’t want to stay in place, but once I applied a little more wax I was normally able to fix the problem.

Overall I would say I enjoyed my time with Lecherous Lett’s, and hell with the name Lecherous, I just can’t help myself but laugh a little bit. So if you are at all interested in getting yourself some Lecherous Lett’s Magnificent Moustache Wax (which I suggest) Head on over to their shop and buy yourself some!

-Keep That Upper Lip Stiff

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Hndlebars Moustache Wax

I know a lot of people with a fantastic handlebar moustache have a fancy for the two wheeled man-powered means of transportation, that’s right I’m talking about Bicycles. During a ride, one might find himself worried about his ‘stache and the beating it is taking from the wind. Well, a man who fancies a long bike ride has made a wax to stop the droop! And what a better name for the wax than Hndlebars (Not sure if its because of the ‘stache, or the bike)

I have read many things about Hndlebars Moustache Wax but all seem to say the same thing, “The hold is great, but the smell is not.” Well folks, I have to agree.

I do like the artwork on tin!

When my tin of Hndlebars arrived I was finally able to put all stipulations about the smell to rest……. It smells like Lanolin!!! – Now I know other waxes use Lanolin, which makes me wonder why Hndlebars has such a strong (almost “Old man”) scent. Maybe they use a less refined Lanolin?? Who knows.. But one thing I do know is that this scent does take some time to get used to. I can say that it does remind me of the Count Justinian waxes, but Hndlebars scent is a little bit stronger and harsher to the nose.

As for the hold that everyone seemed to be talking about, I would have to somewhat agree with them on that one, It does have a firm hold, but no where near the hold and stiffness of Rex Wax. I did like the way that Hndlebars held the ‘stache in place throughout the day, although it was a little tricky getting my  unruly ‘tache to cooperate with me, when I did get it in place it stayed put! As for warming the wax up, I didn’t find myself needing the use of the blow dryer, I just kept it in my pocket while I was doing my morning routine, an by the time I was ready to wax my ‘stache (about 10 min) the wax was warm enough to work in my fingers and through the ‘stache. I did notice that I sometimes needed to add more wax to the tips to keep the hair together so I wouldn’t have any stray hairs or multiple unwanted curls.

Hndlebars has a neutral wax color, so you won't have to worry about it changing the color of your 'stache

My experience with Hndlebars Moustache Wax went quite well! I did find the hold quite desirable, it was a stiff hold that held throughout the day. The smell was something that does take a while to get used to, and was a bit harsh on the nose.

If your looking for a solid hold in a ‘stache wax and are not to worried about how it smells then Hndlebars is the wax for you! So head on over to Hndlebars and buy yourself some wax! For $7.50 a tin it is on the cheaper side for a 1oz tin of wax.

(SIDE NOTE: As for the smell, I found that if I spread some High Life on it, the two scents somehow worked together and made a very pleasant smell)

Until Next Time

-Stay Waxed

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Oregon Wild Hair

Now I know I am posting two reviews in one day but THIS one is a part of my weekly wax review! So on to OWH!!!

During my initial search for moustache wax I came across Oregon Wild Hair, I was very interested in this wax because of all the reviews and how popular this wax seemed to be. With a huge help from Mark and Susan I received a tin and travel tube of their OWH Moustache Wax. Since I had heard so much about OWH I was stoked to finally get to try it out!

The tin and travel tube of wax.

First off when you open the tin you see that it is a neutral “wax” color which means this stuff is natural! The smell of this wax is like most other basic beeswax, petroleum, and lanolin waxes which again means there is no extra BS in this wax. One thing this wax does have to set it aside from the others is, Musk. Now musk is a very distinct smell some people like it and other don’t, and if not used properly can be very overpowering. Luckily OWH has done it right, the scent of this wax is in no way over powering, just a light natural smelling wax. Personally I am not the biggest fan of the musk smell, but I got over that while using this wax. The smell of the wax is still noticeable throughout the day if your paying attention to it, and since I am not the biggest fan of musk I was noticing it more…

The wax is a very neutral color

As for the stiffness of the wax, I was excited to find that it was a medium stiffness; easy to scrape out, and fantastic to warm up in the fingers! -maybe a little bit too easy to warm up? would this effect the way it holds? Well fear not my fellow ‘stacher!! OWH is what I would call a medium hold. Once warmed up the wax is very easy to spread throughout the ‘stache, a once over with a comb and you should be good! As for the curls, I was in need of a little help when it came to keeping my long curls… long curled.. This is just because of how I like my curls, I like long stiff curls that stay where I put them. With OWH I was able to establish the curls I wanted, but because of the medium hold I had trouble keeping them there.  I “Cheated” a little bit and took a little bit of Rex Wax and used it on the ends of my curls to keep them in place… And Voilà! My curls were long curled! Throughout the day I did have to do some readjusting on the center of the ‘stache, but good thing I had my travel tube with me, just a little wax on the fingers, into the ‘stache, and BAM a fixed ‘stache! After I did some fixing I was able to forget out the ‘stache for the rest of the day, no more “fangs.”

Oregon Wild Hair is a great medium hold wax. I did enjoy my experience with this wax (other than the smell, sometimes) but I would definitely recommend OWH to the fellow ‘stacher who is looking for an overall good wax to have in their collection! For beginners I would say this is the perfect wax, as you wont have any trouble warming this stuff up and applying it to the ‘stache without ripping out any hairs. Another great thing about OWH is that it stays pliable throughout the day, so if it does need fixing you won’t have to go through much trouble to do so.

OWH is a great wax to add to your collection, and at $9.45 per tin with free shipping(In USA) it is a great deal! With very kind people and great customer service you can’t go wrong! Plus they also sell brushes, mugs, and apparel, so go give them a look and order some of their wax! Again I must send a HUGE thanks to Mark and Susan for their support for this blog!

Until Next Time

Keep that upper lip stiff!

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High Life Stache Wax (Bonus Review)

I first found out about the High Life products from a teacher at school (who used to have a handlebar but shaved it off ) He told me that this wax had a great smell and held great. I did some research online about the wax and found out that High Life is a pomade company and happens to make a mustache wax am luckily they were a company based out of Tempe Arizona, where I happened to be going to school. I made my short journey to the tattoo/barber shop Electric Haven Tattoo where it is sold/made, and was surprised to find out that a 1oz tin was only $4, which is one of the cheapest I have found!

When I got home and finally opened the tin and was pleasantly greeted by a coconut/piña colada smell. At first the smell was overpowering and VERY strong, Strong enough to fill he room with the smell of coconut (which the lady of the house was quite happy about)! Although the smell was very pleasant I was a little worried that when applied the only thing I would be able to smell for the day would be coconut. But thankfully after in the ‘stache the smell wore down to a slight whiff every once in a while.

You can see that this stuff just looks light. It also looks a little greasy (Like a pomade)

When I first tried to scrape out some “wax” I was surprised to find how soft it was, the only reason I put wax in “” is because this stuff is more like a pomade then a wax! this stuff is REALLY soft! (not soft like a lotion(CVS Brand) but nowhere near as solid as Bounder) This stuff is a pomade, and being made by a pomade company I am not the least bit surprised. Since this stuff is so soft there is no need to spend any time warming it up -which is good for a quick ‘stache. Spreading it through the ‘stache is very simple, no need to worry about clumps or uneven coverage, just apply to the center and comb it throughout. Since this stuff is so soft it is hard to form the large curls that I normally choose, so I had to settle for a more natural, flowing ‘stache. Throughout the day I had to keep an eye on the ‘stache so I was not a victim of DSS(Droopy ‘Stache Syndrome) – Which is easy with such a soft wax.

Overall I would say High Life Stache Wax Is a good wax if you are looking for a flowing ‘stache while still having the shine of being waxed. The smell of this stuff is FANTASTIC, so if you want a great smelling ‘stache which the ladies will love- this is the stuff! Since I was not able to get the full curls that I normally choose, I keep this stuff as a “Top Coat” for the smell.

SIDE NOTE- Lately since my beard has been getting a little long I have been using this stuff in my beard to keep it nice and neat throughout the day. Just spread a little bit in the beard and comb it through, Gives me a fantastic smelling face and a nice and shiny neat beard.

If you want to get yourself a tin of High Life Stache Wax head on over to their site! Or you can order it from The Grease ShopI guess they no longer carry it.

For European orders shoot them an email: info@pomadeshop.de

Happy staching everyone

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Vacation Time Wax Reviews

As most of you saw I was on vacation for the past week in my home town of Boulder, Colorado.  I brought along my entire wax collection along with me to test them out at higher altitude. Each day I tried a new wax, or combination of waxes to see how they worked at a higher altitude, and cooler temperature.  My experience at the higher altitude was almost the same as in California. Although It felt like I needed to spend more time warming up the wax than I normally do. Other than that I had little difficulties with each of the waxes I brought.

Since I brought and tried waxes that I have yet to spend a week with I will only let you in on a little about those waxes. As far as the ones that I have already reviewed I will spend a little more time on my experience up in the Mile High City.

I’ll start this review with the ones that I haven’t reviewed first, so I can spend more time on the ones I have already used for a week and reviewed. I will not put up a review on OWH, since that will be my next full review.

High Life Stache Wax:

High Life has a wonderful Coconut/Pina Colada smell that is a little over powering at first but wears off throughout the day. The wax itself is very light and soft. Not soft like the CVS brand(lotion like), but soft like a pomade. The wax went on smooth and was easy to work into curls although I needed to add more to keep them somewhat curled to my usual large curls. I did need to keep an eye on the ‘stache throughout the day to make sure that I was not a victim of DSS(Droopy ‘Stache Syndrome). Check out my full review of High Life Stache Wax

Count Justinian (Classic, Sticky As Hell):

Count Justinian Classic is what I would call a medium/firm hold wax. It is very easy to warm up in your fingers which is FANTASTIC (No need for a hair dryer at all). I had no difficulties applying it to the ‘tache as it is easily warmed. I did find that the hold was firm but easily adjustable, although it did wear off during the day. I compensated for the “softness”  of the Classic by using some of the Sticky As Hell as a strong base to the ‘tache. The Sticky As Hell is almost exactly like the Classic, only a lot stiffer. Warming it up takes a little bit more time in the fingers (might help using a hair dryer), and it didn’t quite soften up as much as the Classic. I did find that using a mixture of the both of them works fantastically throughout the day. Now the smell of the CJ waxes was quite…..ummm…Harsh/strong for a lack of better words (I’ll explain that more in my full review of the Count Justinian waxes)

Rex Wax:

Now I know I did a review on Rex Wax and was a little discouraged by my first experience. I will explain everything in my Revisited Review, but for now I will say that I think I have finally started to get a hang of how to use Rex Wax. And let me tell you, this stuff is Great! Since my ‘stache has gotten a little bit longer and unruly at times, the firmness of Rex Wax really can tame those unruly hairs and let me have a ‘stache that I can work with! Check out my full review of Rex Wax

Firehouse (Wacky Tacky):

This wax is still the same old great wax! Like I said earlier I did need to spend more time warming the wax up when first applying, and I did have some trouble keeping the wax at a workable temperature while working it into my ‘stache. I was a little put off by this at first, but since I’ve used Firehouse before I knew that it could be managed and worked in to a great ‘stache. Check out my full review of Firehouse (Wacky Tacky)


I have always had a little bit of trouble with Bounder, but I must say that I have figured out most of my problems with it I still have a few (still working on figuring those out!). Using Bounder in Colorado was not any different then using it in California or Arizona, It needs to be warmed up a little bit by keeping it in your pocket for a few minutes and then is easily worked into the ‘stache. I did feel that it did dry out a little bit faster up at this altitude since there was less humidity, but other than that I can’t complain about anything else! I must say that I always keep a tin of bounder in the “coin” pocket of my jeans, so I always have a wax with me to fix any problems I might have throughout the day. Check out my full review of Bounder Extra Firm

Make sure you keep checking back for my full reviews on Count Justinian, High Life, and OWH

Keep that ‘tache curled!

Warm Regards


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Rex Wax: Handmade Moustache Wax (Firm)

Rex Wax, handmade in Oregon by a very nice guy who goes by the name of Paul Branham. I came in contact with him through Facebook on my search for smaller wax companies out there! He seems very into the whole Handlebar lifestyle and community.

Okay, I am going to be pretty blunt about this wax (And my apologies to Paul if I sound like I am “dissing” his wax – I just could not figure it out!)

I was eager to receive my tin in the mail from Paul Branham (the creator of Rex Wax), when I got my tin I could instantly tell that this stuff was STIFF! I could hear that the “Chunk” of wax in the tin could be shaken around and was not stuck to the sides of the tin at all. I figured I was going to have some difficulties trying to apply this wax, but nothing like the problems I ended up having.

Because this wax was so stiff I knew I was going to need to do some serious heating up! I started out by scraping a bit of wax off with my finger nail, rolling it between my fingers, and applying it to the ‘stache.  I got clumps of wax everywhere in my ‘stache. Tried to heat it up while in my ‘stache and comb it through, this helped but it was still hard to shape into curls. After this didn’t work I tried applying more thinking that I just hadn’t used enough. This made it worse! the curls that I formed Immediately turned into pincers(aka fell forward and I looked like a bug) and I couldn’t get them to stand up to form my normal handlebars.

After my first couple of tries with heating it up while in my ‘stache I went with trying to heat it up in the tin with the blow dryer, didn’t do a thing. – The wax was just as stiff as before! I just couldn’t figure out this wax!!! I ended up messaging Paul about how he applies his wax to his own ‘stache and he said

“What I do is scratch out a lil wax with a fingernail. Rub wax between fingertips to warm it and soften it up. Then, when wax is soft, massage into the hairs, come thru
Then, repeat the forefinger/thumb method to warm up another lil bit of wax, use this to add to the handlebar tips to give extra hold and style
I use an opposite hand/overhand method to form curls”

I took his advice and found that this did help with making the wax more pliable and easier to apply to the ‘stache. Although I was not able to figure out how to get the curls that I wanted I was able to keep the center up and out-of-the-way for days at a time!!!

So in the end I will say that I did indeed have trouble with this wax, but the times that I did get it to work out this wax is very firm and will hold throughout the day without falling into any sort of “Fangs”. So If for those of you who are able to figure this wax out I am more than sure you will have a perfect hold throughout the day in any sort of weather! I will definitely be revisiting this wax soon to see if I can figure it out and make it work for me! So make sure you check back to look for my revisited review on Rex Wax.

I must send many thanks to Paul Branham for his support for this blog, and for supplying me with a tin of his fine yet difficult wax!

-Until then

-Keep That ‘Stache Stiff

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What’s Up Next?

Hello Again!

This past week I have been in the process of reviewing Rex Wax from Oregon. This review has been quite eventful, so we’ll see how the final review turns out!

Over the weekend I received TWO shipments of wax, and have already had more shipped out!

The wax I acquired over the weekend;

Oregon Wild Hair

Count Justinian (Classic)

Count Justinian (It’s Sticky as Hell)

So Those will be the next waxes I review, I will most likely start with the OWH since It was the first to arrive over the weekend! I must say I am quite excited to review all of these brands! – Plus the waxes that are in the mail are quite exciting as well!!


Keep checking back this week to find out how the eventful review process of Rex Wax went!!


Until Then

-Stay Stiff


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Bounder Extra Firm Moustache Wax

Bounder is another one of the top known brands of moustache wax. I have read countless reviews on Bounder and other Wax Industries products. I was very interested in trying bounder ever since I first began growing a handlebar! After emailing back and forth with Mr. Wax himself we were finally able to work out the exchange rate (him being in London, and me being in the US) and were able to get me some of his fine moustache wax.

Reading about Bounder online you learn that it is made with Pure British Beeswax and Fine Caribbean Rum – Think about that… Fine Caribbean Rum.. Now that is something I think every man would have no problem with smelling throughout the day!!

The nice classic looking package that it came in

Upon receiving my Bounder I read everything that was written on the envelope/package that the wax came in. I saw in the ingredients that it also contained Vanilla Extract. This made me even MORE excited to get this stuff open and have a whiff! Upon opening it I was a little bit shocked with the color and consistency of the wax. When people say wax my mind goes to the “Clear” shiny wax (like Firehouse, Rex Wax and many others.) But when I opened up my first tin of wax I saw a creamy off white colored wax. – This does keep the ‘stache looking more natural throughout the day without the high sheen of other waxes.

I don't know if off white is the right explanation for the color, but you get the idea!

Ok Ok, on to the smell!! The smell is what I was most excited about with this wax. The fact that it has Rum in it, I mean come on!! The first whiff of this stuff what a bit over powering to me and I couldn’t make sense of what it exactly smelt like, But I think that was just the fact that it had been sealed up for while! After airing it out real quick I started getting everything that was in this stuff! At first I just got the vanilla and it almost smelt like, And I know this is going to sound weird but… Vanilla cake frosting. You know like Betty Crocker… Yea, then I started to take my time and I could really get the rum and a hint of the Glycerin soap (I feel that it has a hint of a soapy smell, but hey soap is clean! And it’s good to be clean!!!) Overall I really like the smell of it! Its vanilla frosting with rum, and you can’t be mad at that! – Unless your more of a chocolate frosting guy… Ok enough with the frosting talk!

On the inside of the package it says to keep the lid on tight or the wax will dry out, I read somewhere from Mr. Wax that the way the wax gets its firmness is by drying into a firm hold. This is a fantastic idea, because this stuff dries STIFF! It will hold all day even in the hottest of places (I lived in Phoenix AZ during the summer, and it got HOT. I’m talking like 118 degrees hot!) The fact that it dries out is also what I think makes this wax one of the more difficult to get a hang of. While applying it to my ‘stache I  could feel my fingers and my ‘stache getting really sticky as the wax was starting to dry out. This would cause me to pull a hair or two out if I wasn’t careful! The way I got around that was by heating up the wax with a blow dryer (for about 10 sec), applying it to the ‘stache and working it through until I felt my fingers getting sticky then washing off of my hands (this stuff comes really easy with warm water) and grabbing a little bit more wax and finishing off the curls. It did take me a couple of days and multiple tries to get this right. To tell you the truth I still have not perfected application process, and have yet to get a hang of the wax. – Although the wax does come with some sort of disclaimer stating “Bounder is an old-fashioned product and behaves in an old-fashioned way.” So this might be Mr. Wax’s way of saying it is tricky to get the hang of!!

Throughout the day Bounder really stays where you put it! If it doesn’t you can wet your fingers and fix it up and the wax will reset itself to the new position. When Mr. Wax says “Extra Firm” he means EXTRA FIRM! This stuff is AWESOME when it comes to its strength and holding power! A little of this stuff goes a long way so like it says on the package use sparingly!

Overall I am very happy with Bounder Extra Firm Moustache Wax. It has a fantastic scent which is not overpowering one bit and wares off throughout the day. The holding power is top-notch while still being (hot) water-soluble, and again because I’m not a fan of yesterdays wax in today’s ‘stache that is a good thing, but if you were to leave it in for a second or third day all you would need is a little touch up with some wet fingers. The one thing that gets me every time is the trickiness of the wax when trying to  apply it. This may just be my own experience with the wax but it is something that I still need to figure out.

Bounder Extra Firm Moustache Wax is definitely another wax that every ‘stacher should have in their collection!

Go check them out and order some wax! It comes in a 3 tin package Each of the tins is 10g so in total it equals out to be about 1oz of wax. But you have 3 little tins, one for your pocket, bathroom, and anywhere else you need to stash some ‘stache wax!

Until next time

-Keep that upper lip stiff!

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What’s New?

Hello again!

Currently I am on my search to find the top moustache wax brands. I have already emailed a few brands and am waiting for replies about their wax. So far on the list I have:

Sideshow Psycho

Foad Wax

Gravy Jay’s

and Mr. Natty Twizzle

Already I have had contact with Rex Wax from Oregon and am now waiting to my tin of wax to arrive!

I am in the process of reviewing Bounder Extra Firm Moustache Wax and should have the review up in a couple of days. – So make sure you keep checking back for the review.

The Wax collection so far! Just recieved the Rex Wax today! Can't wait to try it out and review it.

If any of you have a wax which you would like to see reviewed PLEASE let me know so I can start the process of contacting them!!!


-Until then


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CVS Brand Wax

This is my first moustache wax review. The first and possibly the worst(Wax that is)….

This was the very first wax that I got my hands on. I looked online for hours and hours looking for a wax that I could buy in a store. The only two that I found were Pinaud-Clubman and CVS brand Moustache Wax. I went on a search from store to store (Walgreens to Walgreens) trying to find Clubman (since it has SO MANY reviews). All of my searches for the infamous Clubman came up will no luck.

My search for in-store moustache wax brought me to CVS where I found their CVS brand Moustache Wax.

I was excited to see the price of $4.99 and the fact that it came with a comb, until I opened it and tried to apply the wax.

-When I say wax, I mean that in the least waxy way possible- this stuff is more like a thick lotion. It was a mess to try and apply. Although I must say the smell is quite pleasant (not over powering). I found myself discouraged because this stuff just could not hold!(and remember this is when I first started growing a handlebar so there was not much for it to hold.) Throughout the day I would have to apply it almost every hour to get the curl and hold that I wanted, and STILL I had “fangs” and a droopy ‘stache (you never want a droopy ‘stache) within the hour

One thing I will say is that the comb was a nice thing to have. It did help evenly spread the wax throughout the ‘stache. Although It did break after a couple days of keeping it in my pocket for “on the go” styling (which you needed with this wax).

So I guess I would say this is one of my least favorite moustache waxes (as of now). If you are in a bind and NEED a wax then this might work for you, Only because it is sold at CVS and is so readily available. This wax might also work if you are one of those people who like doing things over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over again.

As far as buying a quality wax in a store, you wont be able to find anything except the CVS/Walgreens Store brand, and Clubman. Unless you find yourself a shaving specialty store (West Coast Shaving or something like that). You could always check in at a local old school barber shop and see if they have anything. As far as I’ve found, if your looking for a good quality moustache wax you will have to order it off line. – which is not good if your in a hurry. One thing that you can use if you are in need of a wax NOW then you can always go grab yourself a Pomade or just use some hair spray.

-Until then

-Keep a stiff upper lip

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