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by CMur12
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: boars for soaps, synthetic/badger for cream?
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Re: boars for soaps, synthetic/badger for cream?

I tend to use synthetics for harder soaps and croaps because I imagine that they can take more abuse than naturals. By abuse I mean twisting and mashing the knot into the soap to charge it. John, there may be undetermined factors at work to differentiate your experience from mine, but I have used p...
by CMur12
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: boars for soaps, synthetic/badger for cream?
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Re: boars for soaps, synthetic/badger for cream?

I use soaps exclusively and my method has changed from (1) loading the brush and lathering in a separate bowl to (2) lathering on top of the cake of soap. I have happily used badger, boar, and synthetics. When I was lathering in a separate bowl, I preferred my Semogue silvertips, though I also liked...
by CMur12
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nostalgic Shave
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: Nostalgic Shave

John, that is a great photo and a great memory. As far as moves go, I couldn't count the number of places I have lived. In and out of dorms and apartments, as a student. In and out of the country, having lived in multiple places in both Brazil and Portugal. My moves since returning to this country, ...
by CMur12
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: experience with vintage badger
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: experience with vintage badger

FireDragon76, if the brush serves you well as is, I wouldn't change anything unless there is something else specific that you seek.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Barbershop professional shaving bar
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Barbershop professional shaving bar

John, I see that you are another seasoned wetshaver with sound contributions to make here.

Glad to have you with us.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thank Goodness
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Thank Goodness

Clive, apparently it was a good thing that you were prepared when the situation demanded it! I have a lot of things in duplicate, for this same reason, though not everything. My favorite razors are a single Rockwell and a single Mergress. If something were to happen to one, I would have the other un...
by CMur12
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: NEW: Martin de Candre Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: NEW: Martin de Candre Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl

I actually thought the soap was very good. It was the scent that hit me like an assault.

(I seem to do best with Italian soaps: Valobra, Cella, and such.)

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 675
Views: 76042

Re: Joke of the Day

Oh Jim, can one laugh and groan at the same time?

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: August 26 - September 1, 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: SOTD: August 26 - September 1, 2019

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C (on setting/plate 2)
Blade: Treet Dura Sharp

Brush: Semogue 1305 (boar)
Soap: Tim's Soap, Prototype S6

Lather made on top of the soap
Two-and-a-half passes

Aftershave: Cold water rinse and Thayer's Peach Witch Hazel

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: My Current Setup
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: My Current Setup

Welcome to SMF, birba2018!

Looks like a good setup.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A tribute to the 2006 SMF brush
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: A tribute to the 2006 SMF brush

I joined the forum to get this brush, but as I gradually became aware of what I wanted in a brush, this one wasn't it. I later traded it with another member for a vintage Gillette razor.

I think "Johnny" was an admin and the mover behind these SMF specials.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: **** Post Positive Member Trade Feedback Here ****
Replies: 1089
Views: 204133

Re: **** Post Positive Member Trade Feedback Here ****

Pauldog/Paul: I just bought some Schick Tracer cartridges from Paul. Though I haven't used a cartridge razor for some time, the Schick Tracer (flexible twin-blade cartridge) was the best cartridge razor that I ever found and the cartridges are no longer in production. I appreciate Paul letting me kn...
by CMur12
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Lardy Cake (for Rufus)
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Lardy Cake (for Rufus)

It looks wonderful!

Obviously, Pippa is at her conference. 8)

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: I'M BACK !
Replies: 17
Views: 5694

Re: I'M BACK !

Welcome back, Rob! It's good to see you again.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: English Teacakes

Bryan, I'll accept your correction on British English. "English English," though more accurate, sounds awkward, and yet it is sometimes necessary. I don't think the word "English" by itself is automatically understood by the generality of English speakers to mean "English as spoken in England." I h...
by CMur12
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: English Teacakes

drmoss_ca wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:02 pm
Is 'Northern California' a mocking, but understandable, name for Canada? If so, the answer is yes.
Oh, that was good!

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: English Teacakes

Bryan, I'll accept your correction on British English. "English English," though more accurate, sounds awkward, and yet it is sometimes necessary. I don't think the word "English" by itself is automatically understood by the generality of English speakers to mean "English as spoken in England." I ha...
by CMur12
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: English Teacakes

Chris, I'm fascinated by language development/evolution, so your post truly held my interest. I knew about RP, but the rest is new to me. Thanks for going to the trouble to write out this synopsis of modern British English for the benefit of your fellow (largely American) SMF members.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nostalgic Shave
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: Nostalgic Shave

I remember my first shave and the trepidation with which I approached my face with a razor and live blade for the first time. It was a Type L Schick Injector and Noxzema shave foam from a can. I continued to use that razor for the next five years, though I tend to find it a bit aggressive now. At th...
by CMur12
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Older guys and mild razors
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Older guys and mild razors

I can't use Feather blades, either. In my own idiosyncratic experience, my favorite blades work equally well in all my preferred razors. I only shave my neck, and the skin there has always been relatively delicate, so a daily scraping with any razor or use of an aggressive razor even infrequently ha...