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by Bill_K
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Homemade Cedarwood soap - 4 years old
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: Homemade Cedarwood soap - 4 years old

Gary, you can figure it out again. Just start experimenting with some ingredients. My guess is you used something along the lines of 50 percent stearic acid through a combination of stearic and tallow, and that you used coconut oil in a good amount. Fill in the rest with some other fat or use more ...
by Bill_K
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Anyone use a Genco razor?
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Anyone use a Genco razor?

EL Alamein wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:52 pm
I've honed many a Genco for customers and I've never come across a bad one.

Chris
Thanks Chris. I'm sending it out for honing in the next week or so.
by Bill_K
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Anyone use a Genco razor?
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Anyone use a Genco razor?

Good to know - thanks, Pointer! If I really fall in love with it then I'll look at custom scales. Or, I could just take the plunge and buy a new one.

Bill
by Bill_K
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Anyone use a Genco razor?
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Anyone use a Genco razor?

I've decided to dip my toes into the sacred waters of straight razor shaving. Rather than lay out hundreds for a new razor I bought one from an antique store; it's a Genco "Gold Seal". It seems to be in decent enough shape; the edge seems to be straight and flat (according to my eye when I laid it o...
by Bill_K
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Stirling's "Glacial Obsidian" Shave Soap
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Review: Stirling's "Glacial Obsidian" Shave Soap

JayDee, I agree. I'm starting to become accustomed to the menthol and I'm getting some really great shaves with this soap.
by Bill_K
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Floris Vetiver discontinued?
Replies: 27
Views: 2714

Re: Floris Vetiver discontinued?

... Royal Mail had ceased the goods and destroyed it "accordingly", dangerous goods they say... Sorry to hear about your experience. In the last 4 or 5 months I've noticed that shaving sites have stated that they cannot ship out-of-country because of the alcohol; presumably because it's a fire haza...
by Bill_K
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: BullGoose making newz
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: BullGoose making newz

Funny you should mention that. I had considered submitting a photo of his young lathered face for "Shave of the Day" but decided against it for security reasons.

This is the World Wild Web, after all. Kinda sad, actually.
by Bill_K
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: BullGoose making newz
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: BullGoose making newz

Thanks for sharing, Clive. His reminiscence of "shaving" with his Grandfather's razor and lather machine strikes a chord with me. My 3-year-old grandson likes to "shave" with Opa (German for Grandpa) whenever he's over. I let him use a modified Bic disposable razor (the blades have been removed), hi...
by Bill_K
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New hat and trip to Buckaroo Hatters
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: New hat and trip to Buckaroo Hatters

A man can never have enough hats ...... This is a very nice one, Sam. You need to add a flat cap or two to your list -- although unless you are in cooler climbs, they can be a bit warm-ish. I was in a Barbour outlet the other day and had to really constrain myself to not buy one of their fabulous w...
by Bill_K
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Old Video
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Re: Old Video

... the majority of women prefer us to have just a little stubble (presumably so they know it's a man they are smooching!) That may be true, but I asked the most important woman in my life what she prefers and she said, "Smoothly-shaven cheeks." I am more than happy to oblige. YMMV, and all that. B...
by Bill_K
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: My New Kind of S.A.D. - Slant Acquisition Disorder
Replies: 18
Views: 774

Re: My New Kind of S.A.D. - Slant Acquisition Disorder

Thanks for a really helpful review! I was tempted to get one as well until I read your comment about "a real hammer."
by Bill_K
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Stirling's "Glacial Obsidian" Shave Soap
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Review: Stirling's "Glacial Obsidian" Shave Soap

Thanks for the feedback.

My kids popped over for supper the other day and I showed the Obsidian to them. Both really loved the aroma, and in particular, my daughter said she had to restrain herself from spooning some out for a taste. Like I said, "5 plus" out of 5 for aroma.
by Bill_K
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Stirling's "Glacial Obsidian" Shave Soap
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Review: Stirling's "Glacial Obsidian" Shave Soap

If you enjoy the aroma of black licorice whilst shaving your menthol-numbed face, look no further than Stirling’s ‘Glacial Obsidian’ shave soap. [1] Upon opening my new jar, I was immediately impressed by the really strong aroma of anise; I could not distinguish it from the black licorice candy pipe...
by Bill_K
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Weber DLC and Wolfman and Paradigm
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Weber DLC and Wolfman

Neat-looking razor; looking forward to your report.
by Bill_K
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: That's not a big brush, THIS is a big brush.
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: That's not a big brush, THIS is a big brush.

Yikes, that's a big brush! It seems unwieldy except for only the largest necks and faces (or perhaps for head shaving).
by Bill_K
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: A Guessing Game
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: A Guessing Game

Pauldog wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:16 pm
No, they're not for alignment while you're shaving.

They do push the blade off the bed, but the reason doesn't have to do with making it easier to grasp it.
Slant razor without the slanted head?
by Bill_K
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: gillette rubie's
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: gillette rubie's

If you find a legitimate seller, let us know, of course. This one seemed likely: https://www.ebay.com/itm/282465745144 They have 99.9% positive feedback, which is high, even for eBay. What I don't get is how they can sell them that cheap and ship them to the USA from Sweden. I also found their own ...
by Bill_K
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 29
Views: 4089

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

Hi pltk, Since you're on an all-Canadian glycerine soap kick, have you tried Midnight and Two?[1] I'm working on a tub of 'Coast' and I'm really enjoying it. I bought it partly because the M&T owner said it works well with hard water; it was developed in Calgary. I'm happy to report that it does liv...
by Bill_K
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Adjustable website
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Gillette Adjustable website

Great reference site - thanks!

Bill
by Bill_K
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 29
Views: 4089

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

This has been an informative thread to follow - thanks for posting!

Bill