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by Scorpio
Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Taylor's - Lemon & Lime - Shaving cream.
Replies: 18
Views: 1937

bernards66 wrote:Totally profligate.
Regards,
Gordon
I actually had to search that one in the dictionary. That was my lesson for the day.

Back on topic, TOBS limes performance was very good but I was not all that into the scent. Just ok for me.

Raf
by Scorpio
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Honing Challenges
Replies: 10
Views: 2020

I agree that the bevel must be set. But I offer a less expensive way to do it. You don't need high dollar stones. To your current tools just add a 1k to establish your bevels on those ebay specials and a Chinese 12k to polish and then finish with your paste .5 diamond then strop.

Raf
by Scorpio
Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: BAD advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2408

new Chubby 2 in Best excellent performer in both areas

Raf
by Scorpio
Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Clubman Shave Cream - any good
Replies: 5
Views: 885

It is an okay cream. Shaving qualities are good and it does have menthol. I was disappointed by its scent. I was expecting the cream to be more along the lines of the Aftershave scent but it was not even close.

Raf
by Scorpio
Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Video On Lathering MWF?
Replies: 60
Views: 9032

I am still trying to understand why so many folks have a problem lathering this soap. I have never encountered any issues with this soap. I can understand water quality problems but outside of that it is just the same as any other soap.

Raf
by Scorpio
Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: T&H 1805 or Trumpers GFT cream?
Replies: 12
Views: 1647

T&H 1805 without a doubt


Raf
by Scorpio
Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: KABOOM Your Brush?
Replies: 10
Views: 1845

A good shampoo every now and then is all I use on my brushes. No need for anything harsher chuck full of chemicals.

Raf
by Scorpio
Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Fan or Bulb preference
Replies: 33
Views: 4980

Fan shape all the way. I have use both and find that the bulb does not hold as much lather and the lather tends to move down towards the knot. With the fan shape I find that the lather stays on the top of the bristles and in the breach. Again, YMMV.

Raf
by Scorpio
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: skin removal
Replies: 18
Views: 3495

Re: skin removal

SolingenFan wrote: How much times a week do you guys perform a BBS straight shave?
Well, I get BBS every time I use a straight razor. I shave 4-5 times a week because it takes about a day and a half to get stubble growing enough to shave again after a BBS straight shave.

Raf
by Scorpio
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Speick Shave Cream vs Shave Stick
Replies: 10
Views: 2502

The scent is different but not bad imho. I much prefer the cream. The shave stick is ok but not to the level it is elevated in other forums. I also place it along the same level as the palmolive stick. I believe Erasmic is a higher quality product when compared to the Speick stick. The Speick shave ...
by Scorpio
Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Hydrolast Shaving Method???
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

I use the cube, shaving paste and AS conditioner. All three are excellent products. I get great shaves every time. In my experience it does not take any longer than any other shave and I shave with a straight razor.

Raf
by Scorpio
Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumpers Rose SC
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

The AOS Rose is excellent. The scent is fantastic and the preformance is very good. Yes it is marketed as a cream for ladies but I can assure it is an excellent performer for us guys as well.

Raf
by Scorpio
Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Difference between body soap and shave soap?
Replies: 6
Views: 1274

I suggest bentonite clay to add slick and Castor oil to stabilize the lather. Both ingredients also helps create a lasting thick and rich lather. The bentonite clay will give the soap a greenish color. If you want to add scent make sure to add the oil after your base is melted. I use a glycerin base...
by Scorpio
Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Straight Razor Vs. DE Razor Shaving
Replies: 32
Views: 5311

Because it's not easier. Because it's not quicker. Because there is a learning curve. Because it's satisfying . It's that simple. The sheer satisfaction of doing something well, that few can do or would even try. It's much more than just another shave. You'll find out when you try it! Chris Exactly...
by Scorpio
Sat Jun 09, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Trumpers "Sandalwood", Merkur Progress etc..
Replies: 14
Views: 3158

this stuff looks familiar...
by Scorpio
Tue May 22, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Maas polish?
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

I found mine at Wal-Mart cleaning stuff aisle.

Raf
by Scorpio
Tue May 22, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: A trade. Fountain pen for ??? or $40
Replies: 5
Views: 1151

PM sent for the Lamy

Raf
by Scorpio
Tue May 22, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Should I get 2 Taylor's or 1 Truefitt & Hill?
Replies: 23
Views: 4284

Get all three!!!!!

problem solved!!!

Raf
by Scorpio
Tue May 22, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: rose creams??
Replies: 38
Views: 10329

I guess I am one of the lucky few who can use the rose scented creams with no problems. In my opinion T&H has the lighter scent when I compared with TOBS and Trumper's. In reading this thread I was unaware that T&H was going to discontinue the rose cream. I really like it so I will be making a trip ...
by Scorpio
Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Straight razor sharpening
Replies: 17
Views: 2915

Please send all your Norton hones to Scorpio. Thank you for your support. :D

I forsee a Shapton buying spree in the future of many... :twisted:

Raf