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by CMur12
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: The new shaving brush
Replies: 12
Views: 3089

Re: The new shaving brush

Valentind31, I welcome you to SMF, but I do so with a warning. Embedded links with unknown connections are strongly frowned upon here, as they are so often tools of deception. If it is advertising, note that vendors may only promote their wares, in an open manner, in the Shopping forum. Individual m...
by CMur12
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Learning to shave
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Learning to shave

I'm always warmed by such father-and-young-son shaving pictures.

It would appear that you have both made some changes to your shaving routines since that time.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Isn't that the wrong razor for that box?
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Isn't that the wrong razor for that box?

I agree, Paul.

I have a couple of Techs in such original boxes, and they don't resemble that Super Speed.

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Noxzema Shaving Cream - Back in Stock
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Noxzema Shaving Cream - Back in Stock

Great news, Gary. I haven't been a user of lathering creams since before I joined SMF, but I used Noxzema cream years ago and might be tempted to give it another try for old times' sake.

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 1 - July 7, 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 160

SOTD: July 1 - July 7, 2019

I see that no new thread has been started for this week, so here it is.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: July 1st- It’s Canada Day, up Canada way
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: July 1st- It’s Canada Day, up Canada way

Wishing a great celebration to our Canadian neighbors!

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 24 to June 30, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: SOTD: June 24 to June 30, 2019

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C (on setting/plate 2)
Blade: Iridium Super

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
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Anyone know what happened to Squire?
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Anyone know what happened to Squire?

I don't know how he is doing, either. I wish him the best and hope he will make an appearance here one of these days.

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 650
Views: 73751

Re: Joke of the Day

That's a good one, Russ. I don't remember seeing it before, myself.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 17 to June 23, 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: SOTD: June 17 to June 23, 2019

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C (on setting/plate 2)
Blade: Iridium Super

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
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Small rotation of favorite brushes
Replies: 11
Views: 2825

Re: Small rotation of favorite brushes

LouisIII wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:45 pm
My feeling is that quality synths have rendered budget badger brushes superfluous. Boars offer something a little different.
I think that, over all, I agree with this statement, LouisIII.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney Finest Family
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Rooney Finest Family

Dayyum! That's a helluva collection, John!

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 3 to June 9, 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 459

Re: SOTD: June 3 to June 9, 2019

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Iridium Super

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
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Air Purifiers or Humidifiers?
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Air Purifiers or Humidifiers?

Hi Jacer. Welcome to SMF! Brian accurately described air purifiers and dehumidifiers. You mentioned humidifiers, whose purpose is to add humidity to the air if you live in a dry climate (as I do). Humidifiers do not purify the air. I don't know what the cause of your coughing is, so I can't say whic...
by CMur12
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

Re: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business

Gary, congratulations on 100 years of Simpson brushes! It's always good to hear from you. I don't really have my finger on the pulse of the brush market, so I don't know what would work now. People are buying much less expensive brushes with synthetic lofts, as well as brushes made in China. If you ...
by CMur12
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:08 am
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
by CMur12
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Re-batching Shaving Soap
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Re-batching Shaving Soap

Chris, what was the purpose behind refreshing the soap? Will it perform better now than it would have in its previous hardened state?

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue May 28, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Check this out: pretty bad shave, right?
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Check this out: pretty bad shave, right?

Hello help!please!. Welcome to SMF! Perhaps the simplest thing you could try first is to reduce the number of blades in your razor cartridge. Try a twin-bladed cartridge razor, some of which are optimized for sensitive skin. This approach would not require the acquisition of new skills. It has been ...
by CMur12
Mon May 27, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 27 to June 2, 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 477

SOTD: May 27 to June 2, 2019

Log your SOTDs here!

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun May 26, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 20 - May 26, 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 544

Re: SOTD: May 20 - May 26, 2019

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Iridium Super

Brush: Semogue 1305
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