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by dennisthemenace
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Sebastian Cabot's shaving commercial
Replies: 7
Views: 1982

Re: Sebastian Cabot's shaving commercial

I found it! I think it's a Schick injector. https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A0LEVrwCmixVvWAAsiknnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTB0dmRibmhwBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1lIUzAwMV8x?p=sebastian+cabot+hot+lather&tnr=21&vid=EA2F87CC9908AF8AF3B2EA2F87CC9908AF8AF3B2&l=31&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts3.mm.bing.net%2F...
by dennisthemenace
Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Omega boar brush 10049
Replies: 34
Views: 14400

Omega boar brush 10049

Thought I'd post a few thoughts on the above brush that I won in the Straightrazorplace Giveaway a couple months back. It's the big red handled pro model. I've read people's comments on stinky boar brushes, and always thought, "What weenies!" I have three other boar brushes and never thought they ha...
by dennisthemenace
Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A Christmas brush
Replies: 8
Views: 1844

Recently bought a couple brushes as Christmas presents to me. A Vulfix 404 boar/badger mix (love it!) And a cheap Van Der Hagen Deluxe boar brush to replace a couple travel brushes, Body Shop synthetic, which I didn't like very much, & lost it, & a Tweezerman badger which was OK, but shed quite a bi...
by dennisthemenace
Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Are top shelf brushes worth it?
Replies: 118
Views: 17101

I agree w/ numcks; I recently bought the Vulfix 404 boar/badger mix & it may become my favorite brush. I like my Plisson pure badger very much as well; bought it on sale in the mid '80s for under $20. I have 3 cheap boar brushes & like them well enough for my usual face lathering & traveling. Person...
by dennisthemenace
Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: vulfix grosvenor
Replies: 21
Views: 3658

I recently bought the Vulfix Grosvenor boar/badger from Phil at Bullgoose; and I LOVE it! A great brush. Great for face lathering! To me it combines the best of what I like in boar and badger. A great value!
by dennisthemenace
Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: newbie beard type suggestions.
Replies: 15
Views: 4011

I'm a greybeard then. Sometimes I wear it full and only shave neck and upper cheeks, & sometimes lower lip. Currently wearing a van dyke, after a couple months of muttonchops & handlebar moustache! I'm an actor & the style is known to change w/ the part. Only clean shaven 2x in 30 yrs. Both times to...
by dennisthemenace
Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Vulfix 404 Grosvenor boar & badger mix
Replies: 7
Views: 4042

Yes, I am really liking this Vulfix 404. Hasn't lost a hair. Scrubby the way I like it; but not scratchy. A great face lathering brush. I like it w/ both soap and cream. A very solid feel to it. I am very pleased!
by dennisthemenace
Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Vulfix 404 Grosvenor boar & badger mix
Replies: 7
Views: 4042

First, thanks Fido for your review of this brush. That pushed me over the edge, so to speak, to buy it! JeffM; I'd say scrubby, but not scratchy. I don't like soft; I used a friend's silver tip from Alfred Dunhill, probably made by Kent or Simpson, but it felt like a soft, wet mop to me. I preferred...
by dennisthemenace
Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Vulfix 404 Grosvenor boar & badger mix
Replies: 7
Views: 4042

Vulfix 404 Grosvenor boar & badger mix

My Vulfix 404 arrived in the mail today from Bullgoose Shaving. I whipped up lather about 3x to get it going and then used it for a shave. Excellent soap brush! I like both badger and boar so this mixed bristle brush sounded like a good fit for me. It is! This may become my new favorite. Tomorrow I'...
by dennisthemenace
Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Review - Monsieur Charles disposable blade straight razor
Replies: 0
Views: 863

Review - Monsieur Charles disposable blade straight razor

Review The Monsieur Charles is a disposable blade straight razor made for the barber/beauty trade. It's designed to use Personna injector blades. The body is probably brass w/ a chrome plating in a U shape with sliding flanges to hold the blade edge. The scales are red plastic, which reminds me of a...
by dennisthemenace
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:53 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Back at it again!
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Back at it again!

A few months back I was honing all four of my straights, and using my off hand thumb to rub the glue residue from the spine which was left over from the electrical tape, when the razor kind of bounced and cut a divet off the side of my thumb. I became a little gun shy after that & used safety razors...
by dennisthemenace
Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: US Personna Blades No Longer at Wal-Mart?
Replies: 38
Views: 5853

I just bought two packs of 10 at one of the Ft. Wayne, IN Walmarts. They did disappear here a few years ago, then came back. The price has gone up from $1.56 per pack to $1.74. Still cheaper than Meijer or Walgreen's. Meijer is where I get my SEs and injectors though.
by dennisthemenace
Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Replies: 19
Views: 2452

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

International Talk Like a Pirate Day begins at midnight tonight!
So Avast ye Lubbers! And be ye talkin' like pirates or I be keelhaulin' the scurvy lot of ye! Shiver me timbers! Arrrrrrr!!!!!
by dennisthemenace
Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Pipes and Tobacco
Replies: 12
Views: 2890

I missed this one before. I'm definitely a pipe guy. Started in earnest at age 16 and now have around 75 pipes. I've probably sold, traded or given away about the same number. I smoke an average of a bowl a day, English/Balkan type mixtures are my favorites. Some good forums for advice or shooting t...
by dennisthemenace
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: my son - the saga continues
Replies: 50
Views: 6755

I'm sure the tough love route was definitely the way to go. I predict your in-laws will come to the same place too, and eventually will apologize to you. My wife and I have two sons, both having spent time in the juvenile justice system, so we have first hand experience that tough love does work eve...
by dennisthemenace
Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Favorite Ties
Replies: 23
Views: 3814

Salvation Army or Goodwill stores are my tie emporiums of choice. Recently a retired man I know gave me about a dozen ties as he never wears them anymore. Even better than cheap is FREE! I'm supposed to wear them at work, but working third shift the tie is usually in my briefcase in case the boss ma...
by dennisthemenace
Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:28 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Pocketknives
Replies: 24
Views: 4646

It's not in a pants or jacket pocket, but the holster pocket of the Smart Carry holster. www.smartcarry.com
by dennisthemenace
Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Pocketknives
Replies: 24
Views: 4646

I like Opinels. Best knive value on the planet. I have a small collection of knives and when I was working a job that required frequent cutting, I found the Opinels out-performed my more expensive knives. Now I daily carry a Swiss Army knife on my belt, a smaller Classic on my keyring with a Schrade...
by dennisthemenace
Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cigars
Replies: 20
Views: 4251

Probably an anti-smoking Nazi. That ilk on our city council just banned all smoking in all public places in the city, with the only exception being tobacco shops. Our local pipe club now has to burn more gas and cause more air pollution and meet out of town. As for cigars, San Luis Rey is great bang...
by dennisthemenace
Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hair Brushes
Replies: 45
Views: 9049

I have a Kent with rather soft boar bristle that I've had for over 30 years. I don't think it was horribly expensive. I remember the write-up recommended it for men with fine or thinning hair. True then, more true now. It DOES have a handle. I suppose Dr. Moss would call me a girly man. I am willing...