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by CMur12
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: In honour of our fearless leader
Replies: 14
Views: 215

Re: In honour of our fearless leader

Bruno, I offer you my heartfelt condolences. It sounds like you have, indeed, had a heart-wrenching few months.

May your grief, in its own time, yield to peace.

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: In honour of our fearless leader
Replies: 14
Views: 215

Re: In honour of our fearless leader

Chris, thanks for keeping us up to date.

Staying tuned and wishing you well.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Plumbing!
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Plumbing!

To second Clive, every update is appreciated.

And yes, we'll be thinking of you and wishing you well, on Wednesday and thereafter.

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: kai blade inquiry
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: kai blade inquiry

Hi Clive and Gary.

I experienced the Kai DE blade as rough. As I recall, it was unusually sharp, similar to a Feather, but I didn't find it smooth.

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: COVID survivors
Replies: 49
Views: 1785

Re: COVID survivors

Yeah, Clive, I called them back to see if underlying conditions, which we hadn't discussed, would get me an earlier appointment. I was told that they were basing it purely on age. I suppose anyone could claim to have underlying conditions, so that may be their thinking. Either way, my appointment re...
by CMur12
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Plumbing!
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Plumbing!

Oof, that looks pretty gruesome! Hopefully, the process will bring about the desired results.

Thanks for the update.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: COVID survivors
Replies: 49
Views: 1785

Re: COVID survivors

Hi Clive -

I got an appointment for my first Pfizer shot on March 31!

They only asked me my age (69) and took no contact information, but I'm going to call them back and ask if underlying conditions (which I have) would get me in sooner.

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: COVID survivors
Replies: 49
Views: 1785

Re: COVID survivors

I'm lying low, as well. I haven't felt safe to get a haircut since Feb of last year! I wear a mask and disposable gloves when I enter a store, and I have recently started double-masking. As long as I can still breathe, I figure that overdoing it is safer than underdoing it. Sam, it's discouraging to...
by CMur12
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Here's a salute to our friend ---
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Here's a salute to our friend ---

My best to Chris, as well as Pippa and Thomas.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gem Single Edge razors
Replies: 24
Views: 1259

Re: Gem Single Edge razors

My thanks again to Clive and Gary for making my trial of the razor possible. Now I know!

Clive, I didn't care much for the handle, either. My gripe wasn't the surface texture, as I didn't find it at all slippery. I like a cylindrical handle/all one thickness, without the tapering.

- Murray
by CMur12
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Badger Cull To End
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Badger Cull To End

Thanks for the informative write-up, Chris. I had no idea of a connection between badgers and TB, however fallacious, or that their numbers were low in Europe (?) and Great Britain because they were being exterminated. I'm not sure I'll see this resurrection of the badger population and the availabi...
by CMur12
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gem Single Edge razors
Replies: 24
Views: 1259

Re: Gem Single Edge razors

Clive and Gary, I tried the Colonial razor tonight with a Schick Proline blade. I noted with the first couple of strokes, "This is an aggressive razor!" I gingerly shaved through my first pass, noting some "burn' to my skin. I then started the second pass and decided to stop and not push it any furt...
by CMur12
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: COVID survivors
Replies: 49
Views: 1785

Re: COVID survivors

Sam, I'm sorry to hear that your case of Covid is still so active. I share Brian's sentiments and hope you are soon better.

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: COVID survivors
Replies: 49
Views: 1785

Re: COVID survivors

Mike, it's good to have you back! I'm sorry to hear that you were afflicted with the Virus, but I'm glad that you weathered it so well.

- Murray
by CMur12
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gem Single Edge razors
Replies: 24
Views: 1259

Re: Gem Single Edge razors

Clive and Gary -

Thank you for the generous offers, both of which I will accept!

I will send you both my mailing address via PM.

Thanks again.

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gem Single Edge razors
Replies: 24
Views: 1259

Re: Gem Single Edge razors

Hello to all of you - The glowing reports about this razor intrigue me, but I worry about the blades. Some time back, there were reports about skin-thinning from Feather blades in Feather straight razors. In the past, some have recommended Feather DE blades for mild DE razors. I tried this, but I ha...
by CMur12
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: My first Semogue
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Re: My first Semogue

Z-2, congratulations on the new Semogue brush! My favorite boar and badger brushes have come from this company. I'm not sure what to tell you about shaving soaps versus gel. It could depend upon the soap or your lathering technique, but the lather in your photo looks good. I can't really determine t...
by CMur12
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: COVID survivors
Replies: 49
Views: 1785

Re: COVID survivors

Sam and Brian, I'm glad to hear that you have both made it through the worst part. May all lingering effects be resolved soon, as well.

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Zenith B15 boar
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Zenith B15 boar

Looks good, Gary!

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Merry Christmas!

Thanks, Bryan. A Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it.

- Murray