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by drmoss_ca
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Learning to shave
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Learning to shave

I see I was using a Sensor in 1994: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48283224247_150f14924a_c.jpg 1994 Learning to Shave by chrism229 , on Flickr Poor Thomas seems to have picked up a pink razor, undoubtedly earning himself massive amounts of non-toxic masculinity points (but since his mother has...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ancient North American cultures
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Ancient North American cultures

And yet it happened.
by drmoss_ca
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A question for Johnny Cash
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: A question for Johnny Cash

He's been dead for sixteen years: wrong forum...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac/Maurer & Wirtz announces a new scent
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Tabac/Maurer & Wirtz announces a new scent

Craftsman? Hopefully cedar and leather...
by drmoss_ca
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pre shave oil
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Pre shave oil

I don't find it serves any purpose.
by drmoss_ca
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: English Fern tallow soap by Penhaligon's
Replies: 18
Views: 830

Re: English Fern tallow soap by Penhaligon's

Various scents, such as oakmoss, and linalool, which is why Eucris isn't Eucris any more.
by drmoss_ca
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Head weight - aluminum vs. brass
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Head weight - aluminum vs. brass

Are you talking about two separate blades, one doing better in the aluminium head at first, whilst the other does better when older in the brass head? Moving a blade from one razor to another is always a bad idea in my experience. You are right that you don't know whether any difference is due to sl...
by drmoss_ca
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Speaking of having random memories ---
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: Speaking of having random memories ---

The Trades Descriptions Act of 1968 took away many of the slogans of my childhood. No longer could Guinness be "good for you", and Mackeson Stout might still look good, taste good, but no more "and by golly, it does you good!" Craven A tobacco (a descendant of the brand referred to as Arcadia Mixtur...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Re-batching Shaving Soap
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Re-batching Shaving Soap

I still have a bowl full of the newest batch by the sink to get through first!
by drmoss_ca
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: English Fern tallow soap by Penhaligon's
Replies: 18
Views: 830

Re: English Fern tallow soap by Penhaligon's

You're right - it's not black magic to make a decent shaving soap. But if you have to obey EU rules about banned ingredients, and you have bean-counters who have decreed that profit will be maximised by using cheaper ingredients, plus you're selling to a generally ignorant public who can't tell the ...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Gokumyo 20k
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: Gokumyo 20k

I've bought far too many new razors, and the only ones that came sharp enough were customs where the maker had honed them himself. I think it is possible to hone a straight so that it is very close to the feel of a new safety blade, but such an edge takes some combination of skill, patience and luck...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Re-batching Shaving Soap
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Re-batching Shaving Soap

CMur12 wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:02 am
Chris, what was the purpose behind refreshing the soap? Will it perform better now than it would have in its previous hardened state?

- Murray
That was my hope - a rock hard soap turned back into a soft and pliable form.
by drmoss_ca
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 18
Views: 2573

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

Chris, do I recall correctly that one of those boars went to Gordon, with the stipulation that if he used it exclusively for a month you would send him a really nice (Plisson?) badger brush? (It seems to me I remember a lot of grumbling from Gordon during that month.) - Murray I sent him the Plisso...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 18
Views: 2573

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

But the great advantage of boar brushes is that they are cheap to replace. I bought a six-pack of Omega beech-handled brushes from emsplace.com, and ended up giving four away, and using two (home and travel kit). All for less than the price of a good badger brush. A mistake I made when I was young w...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Re-batching Shaving Soap
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re-batching Shaving Soap

One of the problems of making your own is that you can end up with a lot of it, and you always give away samples from the last batch as that is the freshest and perhaps the best given you learn as you go along. I have a few pounds of soap that has sat in the basement for several years. It's hard and...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Gokumyo 20k
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: Gokumyo 20k

I guess we have to address the issue that when Aspies become obsessively interested in a topic they can lose the objective viewpoint, and become swayed by opinion (especially their own) rather than facts. It's a small step beyond that to assuming some flavour of a religious belief. Why are pastes wr...
by drmoss_ca
Fri May 31, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Gokumyo 20k
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: Gokumyo 20k

Yeah, pastes get a bad rap from the nerds too. Honing on a single coticule, or just a Norton 4k/8k is a party trick , not a way for ordinary shavers to get their razors into a reliably usable state. I don't hesitate to use pastes if I find an edge better with them. My usual finisher these days is a ...
by drmoss_ca
Thu May 30, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: What is it about brushes?
Replies: 19
Views: 932

Re: What is it about brushes?

M6Classic wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 6:55 am
Greetings, Chris! Good to hear from you, too. Leica and Plisson...when they pry them from my cold dead fingers. Any word from Gordon?

Bests,

Buzz
Not a peep from Gordon (to whom I gave my only Plisson). I fear the worst.
by drmoss_ca
Thu May 30, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Gokumyo 20k
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: Gokumyo 20k

Judge your razor and stone by the shave, not by what a self-proclaimed expert on a forum tells you he has discovered, and I include myself (no 'expert' really) in that warning, but no one can argue with the test of a hone is a close and comfy shave, can they? Funny how straights got honed and used f...
by drmoss_ca
Wed May 29, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Starting over with an open blade
Replies: 47
Views: 1665

Re: Starting over with an open blade

Shhhh! Don't tell everyone how easy it is!