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by Bill_K
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Delta Echo Gillette SC
Replies: 2
Views: 119

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: 1467

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: 535

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: 368

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: 20
Views: 834

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: 270

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: 1467

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: 428

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: 5
Views: 1281

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: 276

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: 1316

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: 614

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: 614

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: 495

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: 739

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: 739

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.
by Bill_K
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes

...I have several synthetic shave brushes and I'm always interested to hear what else is out there, though I buy much less new shave equipment these days than I once did... Yeah, I've slowed down on the purchase of blades, brushes, and soaps. But aftershaves and colognes, well, they're another matt...
by Bill_K
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Review - AP Shave Co Brushes

IMG_0463.jpg From left to right: Semogue 1305, Tuxedo with Emerald Green handle, SynBad with Blue Lagoon handle, Cashmere with Jet Black handle, and SynBad with Ruby Red handle. I’ve had the pleasure of using AP Shave Co.’s[1] synthetic brushes for a few months now, so I think that it’s time I subm...
by Bill_K
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Canadian Beard & Blade is closing
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Canadian Beard & Blade is closing

I have no affiliation with Canadian Beard & Blade (https://www.beardandblade.ca/) but I have purchased soaps and aftershaves from them. List members may be interested to know that their remaining inventory is on sale for 45% off (with the exception of straight razors and B&M products). The stock is ...
by Bill_K
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Occam's Razor
Replies: 22
Views: 1302

Re: Occam's Razor

Gary, can you supply a picture of, or link to, the razor? Googling (or DuckDuckGo-ing) yields only the philosophical Occam's Razor. Thanks!