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by CMur12
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 29 - July 5
Replies: 24
Views: 268

Re: SOTD June 29 - July 5

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C (on setting/plate 2)
Blade: Tíz (excellent blade from Iran)

Brush: Semogue 2040 (silvertip)
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
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 22 - June 28
Replies: 25
Views: 429

Re: SOTD June 22 - June 28

Sunday night: Razor: Rockwell 6C (on setting/plate 2) Blade: Tíz (excellent blade from Iran) Brush: Semogue 2015 (Silvertip. My first Semogue, from 2008) 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 - ...
by CMur12
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Video : Tatara Masamune shaving razors
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Video : Tatara Masamune shaving razors

Teiste, my friend, thank you for the review! I'm always interested in a mild, but effective, three-piece razor (though I really don't need another). I'm also always pleased to find a Portuguese or Brazilian product, and it seems perfectly fitting that a Portuguese razor should be packaged in cork! I...
by CMur12
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Video : Fine Accoutrements shaving soaps (Orange Noir)
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Video : Fine Accoutrements shaving soaps (Orange Noir)

Teiste, good to see you and thanks for the review. This sounds like an excellent soap. I visited the website to check out the product. I am very sensitive to fragrances, so I need to find products scented with EO (essential oil) and not FO (fragrance oil). The product descriptions simply say "genero...
by CMur12
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 15 - June 21
Replies: 29
Views: 584

Re: SOTD June 15 - June 21

Sunday night: Razor: Rockwell 6C (on setting/plate 2) Blade: Treet Dura Sharp Brush: Vulfix 375 (Super Badger)* 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 * This floppy, fairly sparsely knotted brush...
by CMur12
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A Hairy Situation!
Replies: 27
Views: 917

Re: A Hairy Situation!

My experience with "pure badger" brushes has been a little different, probably because we are talking about different brands. My Omega and Rooney pures are black badger, which is very stiff and very prickly. Since I have always lathered in a bowl - or more recently on top of the cake of soap - I don...
by CMur12
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 8 - Jun 14, 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 637

Re: SOTD June 8 - Jun 14, 2020

Sunday night:

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

Brush: Semogue 740 (pure badger)
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
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Bath House Spanish Fig and Nutmeg shaving soap
Replies: 11
Views: 2614

Re: Bath House Spanish Fig and Nutmeg shaving soap

Interesting to see what I had to say ten years ago, nav!

Nowadays, I have simplified the process by just lathering on top of the cake of soap.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Purchase of the Decade
Replies: 27
Views: 3113

Re: My Purchase of the Decade

Richard, I was wondering just today what had become of rustyblade!

It's good to see you here. I hope you and your family are doing well.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun May 31, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 1 - Jun 7, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 820

SOTD June 1 - Jun 7, 2020

Sunday night:

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

Brush: Semogue 2040 (silvertip)
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
Sun May 31, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 47
Views: 1335

Re: Face masks

I'm totally with you, Tim. It's about doing the right thing, even if the government doesn't require it of you. Masks are proven to significantly reduce the spread of Covid. I am 68 years old and have underlying health issues. I, too, implore those around me to wear masks, as I do for their sakes. - ...
by CMur12
Fri May 22, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD May 18 - May 24, 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 756

Re: SOTD May 18 - May 24, 2020

Friday 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
Wed May 20, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 47
Views: 1335

Re: Face masks

Hi Sam. I was fortunate to obtain a face mask. Mine has the elastic loops over the ears, which works well for me. It doesn't pull on the ears or cause any discomfort there, and it holds the mask in position. I haven't tried the kind with ties, but it would clearly require more effort to put it on. -...
by CMur12
Mon May 11, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Lockdown Lunacy
Replies: 22
Views: 2126

Re: Lockdown Lunacy

Hearty congratulations to you and Pippa, Chris!

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue May 05, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Lockdown Lunacy
Replies: 22
Views: 2126

Re: Lockdown Lunacy

The photo does seem to portray a special, albeit humorous, moment. Excellent capture.

By the way, Chris, you wear a beard well.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD April 20 - April 26, 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1815

Re: SOTD April 20 - April 26, 2020

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
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Broken Razor Rockwell 6c
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Re: Broken Razor Rockwell 6c

Hi Olle - I'm not sure what you mean by "hinges." My 6C is a three-piece razor with no hinges. This razor is of similar construction (chrome-plated zamac/pot metal) to the Edwin Jaggers and Muehles. These seem to hold up well for the most part, but every once in awhile someone reports the threaded s...
by CMur12
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD April 13 - April 19, 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1306

Re: SOTD April 13 - April 19, 2020

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
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: NS shooter
Replies: 18
Views: 1447

Re: NS shooter

I found this on BBC online. It appears the shooter impersonated an RCMP officer, with uniform and a car made to look like an official vehicle. This suggests a lot of planning and effort went into the crime.

My condolences to the Canadian people and to those who were directly affected.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speak to me about Rotation
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: Speak to me about Rotation

I have plenty of gear - that I have accumulated over the years and have landed pretty much on a single set up which suits me just fine. I'll swap it up very rarely these days ....... ymmv. I'm largely in Wendell's camp. In the early years here, I spent a LOT of money pursuing the perfect brush, the...