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by Bill_K
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do You Think Wet Shaving Could Be Trending in 2020?
Replies: 13
Views: 1974

Re: Do You Think Wet Shaving Could Be Trending in 2020?

I know it was nostalgia that brought me here. Me too. That, plus the fact that I was tired of having that damned electric contraption buzzing in my face every morning. I initially thought that I'd save money but when I factor in the cost of my soaps, brushes, and aftershaves, I think I'm actually w...
by Bill_K
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: 150 years? Really???
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: 150 years? Really???

fallingwickets wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:06 am
... I had no idea bacon was so expensive...
I like curing and smoking my own bacon but the cost of pork bellies has risen to eye-watering levels. It's far cheaper for me to buy a pork loin on sale than it is to get the much fattier - and you would presume cheaper - belly. :cry:
by Bill_K
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: I just got suspended fro Ebay!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: I just got suspended fro Ebay!!!

brothers wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:58 pm
All's well that ends well!
Yeah I suppose. I work in a very large IT shop and I'm extremely suspicious of problems that go away on their own without an iron-clad explanation; they have a nasty habit of reappearing at the worst possible time.

It's a pity that eBay seem so tight-lipped about it.
by Bill_K
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Dominica Bay Rum
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Dominica Bay Rum

:shock:

Here's hoping they're worth the cost...
by Bill_K
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Delta Echo Gillette SC
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Delta Echo Gillette SC

That is a nice-looking razor!
by Bill_K
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 30
Views: 1836

Re: New blade bad shave

If you're willing to part with it, it could be the start of my hoard. My Genco could use the company.
by Bill_K
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: New Rooney Finests
Replies: 8
Views: 690

Re: New Rooney Finests

Nice!
by Bill_K
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Is this for real - Gillette prototype gas-powered razor?
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Is this for real - Gillette prototype gas-powered razor?

Looking at the "gas" end of the hose makes me wonder where it's inserted to get the gas. :wink:
by Bill_K
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin
Replies: 27
Views: 1348

Re: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin

Tim, I have no experience with the mixed brushes but I'm looking forward to your review. I think I have room for one more brush on my shelf. :wink:
by Bill_K
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Damascus for a straight razor?
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Damascus for a straight razor?

Gents,

I've been tossing around the idea of buying myself a straight razor with Damascus steel. What are your thoughts? Is it a good steel or just eye candy? Should I look for a specific width or grind?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
by Bill_K
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 30
Views: 1836

Re: New blade bad shave

...straight razors can be very sharp, but they don't ever get like a brand new DE blade... Chris, your comment surprises me - I thought that a properly honed and stropped straight razor would be far sharper than most, if not all, DE blades. Is that not the case? As a corollary question, is it likel...
by Bill_K
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Razors
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: New Razors

"a few new razors"? :o
by Bill_K
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Best Pomade
Replies: 7
Views: 1529

Re: Best Pomade

I'm currently using Crown Shaving Company's[1] pomade. It has a clean citrus fragrance that fades quickly, it applies smoothly, and works well for me. (I'm fortunate to have inherited my Dad's and uncles' hair tendencies; they all had thick wavy hair until the days they died.) They ship to numerous ...
by Bill_K
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Evolutions
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: Evolutions

Nice-looking razor! I'm eager to read your report.
by Bill_K
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Taking a break from really sharp blades
Replies: 16
Views: 1469

Re: Taking a break from really sharp blades

... I am not concerned with wooing a beautiful young woman. Socially acceptable shave. Comfort is very good. Close enough post-shave. No irritation... Well said. I don't claim to be a fountain of expertise but my pendulum has swung away from Feather and Kai blades. I'm happy with the damn fine shav...
by Bill_K
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gillette Scores an own goal
Replies: 13
Views: 726

Re: Gillette Scores an own goal

The point of Gillette's advertisement is laudable; however, the execution was botched. Instead of emphasizing that as men we can stand up for what's right, it gives the impression that we are collectively engaging in (or condoning) bullying and misogynistic behavior. Gillette could have made this an...
by Bill_K
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gillette Scores an own goal
Replies: 13
Views: 726

Re: Gillette Scores an own goal

I had no idea that I was such a misogynistic bully. Thanks Gillette, I'll remember that when I buy shaving and grooming supplies. :x

Evidently the girls that beat up my daughter years ago are just "girls being girls" so that doesn't count. /s
by Bill_K
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Fatboy F-1 Restored (video)
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: Gillette Fatboy F-1 Restored (video)

Wow - that's really nice work, Omar! How long did it take you, start to finish?
by Bill_K
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes

How well do the natural badger brushes compare to the SynBad knots? Well, never mind: it looks like I can do my own comparison. My lovely bride gave me a gift certificate to one of the local barber shops as a Christmas stocking stuffer. Minutes ago, I went in looking for the Rockwell razors they ha...
by Bill_K
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes

How well do the natural badger brushes compare to the SynBad knots? I realize there are several grades of badger but I'm wondering if they're so similar in performance and feel that I should get a 'natural' so that I can enjoy the benefits of heat retention and splay.