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by Bill_K
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)
Replies: 15
Views: 916

Re: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)

"The boar brush was dry."

You mean completely, as in dry-as-a-bone dry? If that's the case, what would be the advantage in that?
by Bill_K
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Barber Shop Tallow Shaving Soap, made by First Canadian Shave
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Review: Barber Shop Tallow Shaving Soap, made by First Canadian Shave

My pleasure!

I enjoy reading everyone else's reviews; wish I'd have done so before I spent a bunch of money on Eucris. Not that I'm bitter about it or anything. :wink:
by Bill_K
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Maximo Gomes Tallow Shaving Soap, by First Canadian Shave
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Review: Maximo Gomes Tallow Shaving Soap, by First Canadian Shave

Thanks for the replies.

Yeah, the longevity of these soft soaps isn't great; I've made a big dent in the tubs and have done only about 20 shaves with them. Still, the aroma will be enough to convince me to buy more when it runs out.
by Bill_K
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Old Video
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Old Video

At about 10:22, Billy says, "You don't need expensive shavin' soap."

True, but I have it anyway. :lol:

Great video, Chris - thanks for finding and sharing!

Bill
by Bill_K
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Maximo Gomes Tallow Shaving Soap, by First Canadian Shave
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Review: Maximo Gomes Tallow Shaving Soap, by First Canadian Shave

When I first opened my tub of Maximo Gomez Tallow Shaving Soap[1] I was reminded of wet cedar lumber combined with tobacco; my wife correctly opined that it smelled like walking into a humidor. Either way, it has a wonderful masculine scent. The Web page indicates that it, “…contains oils of zesty c...
by Bill_K
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)
Replies: 15
Views: 916

Re: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)

... The brush that gives me the best results of all of my brushes for on-cake lathering is the humble Semogue 1305. This brush and the 830 have a special grade of boar, superior to and unlike any other in my experience. I have the exact same experieince with my very old, cracked and chipped 1305. I...
by Bill_K
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Barber Shop Tallow Shaving Soap, made by First Canadian Shave
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Review: Barber Shop Tallow Shaving Soap, made by First Canadian Shave

maximo_gomez.jpg I’ve been using Barber Shop Tallow Shaving Soap[1] exclusively for nearly two weeks now. As you can see in the picture it comes in a 4cm tall x 9.75 cm diameter tub, which is about twice the size required to accommodate its 4-ounce contents. When opening the tub, I immediately pick...
by Bill_K
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vulfix Luxury Shaving Cream - Wild Lavender
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Vulfix Luxury Shaving Cream - Wild Lavender

Basil, thanks for the recommendation. If I didn't already have three different soaps en route I'd consider picking some up!

Bill
by Bill_K
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: New TOBS no 50
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: New TOBS no 50

No, but it does sound intriguing. Just what I need: yet another soap to add to my growing collection. :wink:
by Bill_K
Fri May 18, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Shaving soap or cream of the day
Replies: 1950
Views: 75407

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

D.R. Harris Rose shaving cream, for only the second time, ever.

The scent! The lather! Oh, my. So intoxicating.

I definitely have to get the 'Pink' aftershave milk.
by Bill_K
Wed May 16, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: XPEC Shaving Cream
Replies: 15
Views: 1979

Re: XPEC Shaving Cream

brothers wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 2:37 pm
Today the XPEC finally ran out. It lasted through 101 excellent lathers. Before today, the record was 100 for the MdC Fougere soap.

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What a sad picture that is. Much like seeing the bottom of my glass of Scotch.
by Bill_K
Wed May 16, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Cycling through my sample pack of blades
Replies: 15
Views: 824

The Winner is...

...the Wilkinson (German-made) blade. Here are the blades in descending order of preference: Wilkinson Sword - Germany Gillette - Silver Blue Voskhod - Teflon Coated Personna - Platinum (Israeli Red) Feather Gillette - 7 O'Clock Super Stainless Rapira - Swedish Super Steel Kai - Stainless Steel Merk...
by Bill_K
Wed May 16, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Cycling through my sample pack of blades
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: SOTD: Cycling through my sample pack of blades

May 15 - 16

The Feather blades give me a pretty good shave, but at the cost of some irritation (very much like the Kais in that respect). I can use them, but they're not my first choice.
by Bill_K
Wed May 16, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: How did you discover wetshaving?
Replies: 17
Views: 1721

Re: How did you discover wetshaving?

I used an electric razor for years - probably until I was in my late 20s - until I got tired of having that buzzing contraption heating up my face and neck every morning. For the next thirty-odd years I went through the cycle of two-, three-, four-, and finally FIVE-bladed cartridge razors, but afte...
by Bill_K
Mon May 14, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Cycling through my sample pack of blades
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: SOTD: Cycling through my sample pack of blades

May 13 - 14: Feather blades I've confirmed my earlier suspicion that the blades' reputation for sharpness have made me really concentrate on my technique, which is always a good thing. Like the Kais, I get great shaves but I pay for it with redness and irritation. However, the shaves are so good tha...
by Bill_K
Mon May 14, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Cycling through my sample pack of blades
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: SOTD: Cycling through my sample pack of blades

May 9 - 12 The Kai blades are sharp... perhaps too sharp for my tender hide. I get really good shaves from them, but at the cost of redness and irritation on my neck. One thing is for sure, though: the fearsome reputation of the Kai and Feather blades has really made me concentrate on my technique! ...
by Bill_K
Tue May 08, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Cycling through my sample pack of blades
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: SOTD: Cycling through my sample pack of blades

May 5 - 8 I give the Rapira Swedish Super Steel blades a mixed review; note that as with all the other blade reviews, I used the same blade for four consecutive days: 1st shave: Meh. The blade seemed to pull a bit, yet I did wind up with a decent shave with some irritation, but not a lot. Some lefto...
by Bill_K
Fri May 04, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: Cycling through my sample pack of blades
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: SOTD: Cycling through my sample pack of blades

May 1 - 4 I've been using the Wilkinson Sword blades for the last four days (the ones made in Germany). Just. Wow. I've been getting really close shaves with virtually no irritation, and the only blood loss was due to my mediocre - but improving - technique. I've been rotating through my soaps as we...
by Bill_K
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 14
Views: 1197

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

I've been kicking around the idea of adding a drop or two of essential oil to the bowl before I lather. I have lemon on hand (I'm making my own pre-shave oil) but I'd also like to locate some sandalwood. That might just be the ticket to add a little variety to the MWF.
by Bill_K
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 14
Views: 1197

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

Have you thought about Mitchell's Wool Fat? I've been using it for about a week and a half and I heartily recommend it. Some have complained that it's difficult to lather, but that hasn't been my experience, even with the very hard water in my town (12.6 gpg). To me it has a subtle scent, produces "...