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by EL Alamein
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Where to buy straight razor pins?
Replies: 17
Views: 455

Re: Where to buy straight razor pins?

Gary, no worries, great to get another opinion. I am right there with you and for the same reasons. Bill, good to hear. I expect and hope that will work well for you. My Boker has washers and the scales were not tight at all. Initially this didn't bother me but over time it did to my surprise. I too...
by EL Alamein
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Where to buy straight razor pins?
Replies: 17
Views: 455

Re: Where to buy straight razor pins?

Related to this topic, Bill, do you prefer washers on the inside of the scales? If so did you get them?

I am finding that I like my razor handles without washers and just seeing if anyone else has the same preference.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: ShoeboxShaveClub
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: ShoeboxShaveClub

The guy is on a tear. I get many emails from them now whereas years ago I nearly nothing.

I hope it works out for him, seems he's a go-getter.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: C&E Mysore Sandalwood Shaving Soap
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: FS: C&E Mysore Sandalwood Shaving Soap

These cakes are very nice indeed. I have one and it is simply wonderful to smell. Very much like Trumper's sandalwood cream, yet richer in a way. From what I've read they have true sandalwood in them but who knows. I break mine out every Christmas season for a shave because it has that Trumper's cre...
by EL Alamein
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Worcestershire sauce low/no sodium substitute
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Worcestershire sauce low/no sodium substitute

Gary, I hope so for your sake. Worchestershire sauce has always been loaded with sodium from what I remember. It's supposedly a secret formulation etc, etc. Anyway I'd think it would be hard to faithfully reproduce in a low/no sodium formulation. As a side note it's a fantastic flavoring for sauces ...
by EL Alamein
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 28
Views: 1416

Re: Fountain Pens

ditto on what gary said, but for me red is an instant backtrack to being a boy watching teachers scribble all over my homework with a bit of caning thrown in for good measure now and then LOL. so red is a colour i could never use clive Clive, looks as though you and I went to the same type of schoo...
by EL Alamein
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: "Premier" razor?
Replies: 11
Views: 602

Re: "Premier" razor?

Bill, to address your questions: 1) Honing at an angle with the heel leading is perfectly acceptable and is in no way detrimental IMHO. It is actually a method depicted in many hone instruction illustrations. I myself hone my blade this way and have never encountered an issue. You can experiment wit...
by EL Alamein
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Trumper's Astor Cologne
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Trumper's Astor Cologne

Olle, I have a bottle of Marlboro myself and it is splendid.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: "Premier" razor?
Replies: 11
Views: 602

Re: "Premier" razor?

Looks great! Let us know how it shaves.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Col Conk Soap -- a plreasant surprise
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Col Conk Soap -- a plreasant surprise

I've used Conk soap successfully about 20 some odd years ago. But since I've aged and gotten more sensitive I can't use it anymore. Tried it once in the last year (old cake from bygone days so may be a factor but seemed to be alright) and it caused a lot of irritation. It also lacked the cushion I f...
by EL Alamein
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 23
Views: 3379

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

Yep, modern problems.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Charles Tyrwhitt Cedar & Lemon shaving cream
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: WTB: Charles Tyrwhitt Cedar & Lemon shaving cream

Nathan, wow this is reaching for the brass wring. I'd love to see this happen for you.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 23
Views: 3379

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

Amazingly, there was always one kid at each table who wanted the skin. Thick and chewy and nasty as it was. My school custard came in four varieties, the pale yellow stuff being commonest, but occasionally it would be chocolate, pink, or white. Whilst we talk of fake custard, I'll note that the tin...
by EL Alamein
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Trumper's Astor Cologne
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Trumper's Astor Cologne

Anyone else a fan of this? It smells like what Polo Green wants to be when it grows up.

I don't wear scent much anymore but I do enjoy this every now and then.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Breadknifing before honing
Replies: 0
Views: 157

Breadknifing before honing

From all that I know breadknifing an edge prior to honing should matter a bit, but it does, at least to me and my technique. Honed the the Thiers Issard the other week with no breadknifing. It gave all the usual indicators of a well honed edge. The shave was good but not as smooth like it should hav...
by EL Alamein
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Soupe au pistou
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Soupe au pistou

Clive, glad you liked it!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Soupe au pistou
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Soupe au pistou

Clive, the one I used is in an old French cookbook I have. Unfortunately there is no link to that specific recipe (I looked). The good news is there's about a million ways the French make it. Seems every locality has their own variation. To that point the very cookbook I used had two different recip...
by EL Alamein
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Five Days in October
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Five Days in October

As a war fighter I can attest to the misery of dysentery that results from drinking from foreign wells, and to the slow recovery over such a painfully disabling disease while in the war zone.. The only small consolation is that the enemy also might die from it. Gary you bring up an interesting poin...