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by EL Alamein
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 7
Views: 81

Re: Hello again

Welcome back!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac
Replies: 18
Views: 2147

Re: Tabac

Gary, timely for me that you should bring back up this old thread. I just used Tabac yesterday as well as few days prior to that. The turn in the weather here with the temperature going down to the 40's overnight for a few days is what I think caused the desire to use this wonderful soap. Just somet...
by EL Alamein
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Pure Badger Surprise
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: Pure Badger Surprise

I love that pic of you and your son.

That pic of your Conk brush is nigh the same as mine except I have the almost black hair version. Yeah, definitely floppy but I don't mind that.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vintage Hammam - first impression
Replies: 31
Views: 9193

Re: Vintage Hammam - first impression

This is such a fascinating scent. I really like it.

Wasn't it Gordon who said that this was worn by the recent Kings of England during their coronation? I guess that would have been Edward VII and George VI?

Who knows? it's got a really pleasant scent though.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Pure Badger Surprise
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Pure Badger Surprise

Just a short note to relate how surprised I was at how well my very first badger brush performed recently. It's a decades old Col Conk pure badger that I picked up as my first badger brush (not my first brush though as that was an old boar handed down to me by my brother and I used for years until i...
by EL Alamein
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1257
Views: 154003

Re: What are you reading?

The Annals of Imperial Rome by Cornelius Tacitus.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Purchase of the Decade
Replies: 26
Views: 4182

Re: My Purchase of the Decade

Richard, good to hear from you again and that all is well with you and the family.

Looking forward to having you back again.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: simpson's have improved
Replies: 17
Views: 2489

Re: simpson's have improved

I suspect it's the thrill of trying them out for the first time again. I know for me this can be a thrill. It's been so long since I've used something that when I use it again it's like it's new all over again. If it's the same for you I have a feeling you'll be enjoying yourself for a long time to ...
by EL Alamein
Sun May 31, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Honing Experiment
Replies: 74
Views: 4302

Re: Honing Experiment

You got my hand itching to grab my Ark again.

I bought an experiment no-name razor off the bay and this might just be what the Doctor ordered. :D

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun May 31, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Honing Experiment
Replies: 74
Views: 4302

Re: Honing Experiment

Interesting outcome. I had a 7/8th as well but sold it off because I never used it, always preferred my 6/8th. I wonder if it's the steel or geometry that affected the difference in your experiment. You've inspired me to get back to my Eagle as well. It's been in storage since January for the most p...
by EL Alamein
Thu May 28, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Honing Experiment
Replies: 74
Views: 4302

Re: Honing Experiment

Enjoying this very much! Of course those Eagles are just eye candy for some of us, making this all the more interesting.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon May 25, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Why the bias against pastes?
Replies: 9
Views: 1937

Re: Why the bias against pastes?

Well, today's shave was definitely a lot smoother.

I like the idea that I could follow this pattern as a refresh - black paste followed by green. I'll try to keep this razor going with it and see how long it will last and still comfortably shave.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun May 24, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Livi video
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: Livi video

Dr. Moss, thank you for the translation! I tried his lighter fluid trick to clean my old crox strop and so far it worked quite well.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun May 24, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: A Problematic Razor
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: A Problematic Razor

Holy mackerel that looks like a bear to hone.

Indeed sometimes you just get something that can't be helped. Best to accept it and move on.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun May 24, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Why the bias against pastes?
Replies: 9
Views: 1937

Re: Why the bias against pastes?

Dr. Moss's post above jarred my memory about the Dovo black paste and sent me off on a hunt for my old stick of it. Couldn't locate it so I ordered it. I was interested to see if it would calm down my edge once it was at the toothy feeling stage (yet still very sharp). I thought maybe it would smoot...
by EL Alamein
Wed May 20, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Livi video
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Livi video

After reading through the thread about pasted strops I went searching for some information and came across this video of Mastro Livi: https://youtu.be/mkZaNCeBzxY Check out what he does with Zippo lighter fluid about nine minutes in. I was pretty shocked. I will admit though I'm going to give it a t...
by EL Alamein
Sun May 10, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Lockdown Lunacy
Replies: 22
Views: 3469

Re: Lockdown Lunacy

Happy Anniversary!
by EL Alamein
Tue May 05, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 40
Views: 7558

Re: Fountain Pens

John, great pen. I have one just like it in maroon. Mine was a gift about 20 years ago. I don't use it that often but I have yet to replace the cartridge. And even with it's light intermittent usage this pen never skips and lays out ink straight away.

Enjoy it!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue May 05, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Lockdown Lunacy
Replies: 22
Views: 3469

Re: Lockdown Lunacy

Beautiful family picture!
by EL Alamein
Sat May 02, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: A Cook's Diary
Replies: 72
Views: 8500

Re: A Cook's Diary

Been away a few days but this thread is fantastic!

Chris