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by CMur12
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Lockdown Razor Cut
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: The Lockdown Razor Cut

Chris, it looks like you did a pretty good job. (From the title of this thread, I was expecting to see blood!) I'm afraid that I'm a little past that. I haven't had a haircut since February (I still don't feel safe going into a barber shop.) and my hair is the longest it has been since 1972! At this...
by CMur12
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Feedback wanted Semogue SOC boar - not badger
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Feedback wanted Semogue SOC boar - not badger

Gary, on the Portuguese forum "Barbiar Clássico," this brush is very popular. I have never read any comment about it being floppy or too stiff. Our friend Teiste posted on that forum that the brush has a dense knot and that it requires 20 - 30 shaves to be adequately broken in. Shortcuts to breaking...
by CMur12
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: One of many favorite songs from the past
Replies: 46
Views: 15197

Re: One of many favorite songs from the past

Welcome to SMF, John!

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Why Do I Like Old Spice Fresh Limes Better Than Trumpers?
Replies: 7
Views: 5118

Re: Why Do I Like Old Spice Fresh Limes Better Than Trumpers?

I really liked the Old Spice Lime back in the late 1960s - early 1970s, but I doubt it was the same as the current product.

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Bad news - suddenly a shedder
Replies: 8
Views: 1999

Re: Bad news - suddenly a shedder

Gary, my Semogue 1305 from early 2009 has started shedding the occasional bristle. My guess is that the bristles are old and worn, and that they are breaking off, as I can see no evidence of the glue plug breaking down. No appreciable shedding yet, so no reason to get rid of it. I have a couple of n...
by CMur12
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: re Fine Accoutrements tallow shaving soap
Replies: 15
Views: 421

Re: re Fine Accoutrements tallow shaving soap

At the same time, we have seen many a famous soap change its source/reformulate for the worse. It has happened over and over again.

If another supplier is required, I would be very surprised if the soap base were identical to what it was before from another supplier.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 302
Views: 65903

Re: What's for supper?

It sounds wonderful, Chris, up until the cranberry sauce. Just not my thing.

I take it Pippa wasn't home with you for dinner. 8)

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Deodorant
Replies: 15
Views: 926

Re: Deodorant

I think the health concern about antiperspirants has been the use of aluminum hydroxide, or some other form of aluminum, as the antiperspirant agent. I never had a problem with heavy underarm perspiration; I just wanted odor control, so there was never a good reason for me to resort to an antiperspi...
by CMur12
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 21
Views: 3062

Re: What do you want for Christmas?

I understand that it is almost impossible but it would be awesome to get a new apartment somewhere in a sunny country by the sea :D Welcome to SMF, Tom! Many years ago, I lived on the south coast of Portugal, in the small and very old town of Faro. Although chilly in the winter, it was quite nice s...
by CMur12
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: bag of blades /merkur
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: bag of blades /merkur

I haven't tried a Merkur blade in a very long time. Nevertheless, I like more blades than I don't. I will occasionally find a blade that displeases me for feeling harsh, but for the most part any decent blade seems to suit me fine (except Feathers). As such, I have a stash comprised of several thous...
by CMur12
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Hallmarks of a traditional classic hard soap
Replies: 11
Views: 1533

Re: Hallmarks of a traditional classic hard soap

Gary, when I became aware that P&G, themselves soap-makers, had bought out AoS, I figured the days of sourcing soap from Valobra were numbered. So, I started building up a cache of said soaps. I believe I even bought from you three cakes of then-NOS AoS soap that came in drawstring pouches instead o...
by CMur12
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Hallmarks of a traditional classic hard soap
Replies: 11
Views: 1533

Re: Hallmarks of a traditional classic hard soap

I'm saddened to learn that Valobra went out of business, as they made my favorite commercial shaving soap. As far as milling goes, I think Valobra quadruple-milled their bath soaps, but they didn't mill their shaving soap. Mitchell's Wool Fat doesn't mill theirs, either. I'm surprised that the scent...
by CMur12
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: SE expert an SMF treasure
Replies: 24
Views: 3412

Re: SE expert an SMF treasure

Good observation, Gary. Thanks.

I'm going to leave that for an admin (Chris, Sam, or Dominic), as they will also consider the newcomer's membership.

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: SE expert an SMF treasure
Replies: 24
Views: 3412

Re: SE expert an SMF treasure

What I had in mind was calling it anything SE related that the [embedded link removed]can habitually use within SMF to discuss and show off their razors, etc., thus the heart and soul that you represent when it comes to the old or not so old SE razors. Not anything to compete with or infringe upon ...
by CMur12
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Deleting posts after a reply has been received
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Deleting posts after a reply has been received

Gary, if you go to "The Team" at the bottom of the page, it lists administrators. It doesn't list moderators, however, as we're not "global moderators." I am a moderator, so you can contact me for such help. Chris, is there another way to publish a list of moderators for the members of the forum? - ...
by CMur12
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD October 26 - November 1
Replies: 15
Views: 366

Re: SOTD October 26 - November 1

Sunday night:

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

Brush: Semogue 1305
Soap: Mystic Water Lime

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 Oct 25, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD October 19 - October 25, 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 425

Re: SOTD October 19 - October 25, 2020

Sunday night:

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

Brush: Semogue 1305
Soap: Mystic Water Lime

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 Oct 25, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Diet soft drinks
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Diet soft drinks

Wow! Thank you, Chris, for the clear presentation of very useful information. More helpful advice from our resident doctor. I have long been wary of artificial sweeteners (as well as excess sugar), but I had no idea that the mere taste of sweetness triggered insulin and the process of insulin resist...
by CMur12
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Second Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Second Pass

Hi Clive and Gary - As you probably know by now, I only shave my neck and shape a bit at the cheeks. I have noticed that gray whiskers seem coarser than their brown predecessors, but soaking seems to resolve much of this. Now my beard is basically all gray, so I have gradually adapted to it. I have ...
by CMur12
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD October 12 - 18, 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 528

Re: SOTD October 12 - 18, 2020

Sunday night:

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

Brush: Semogue 1305
Soap: Mystic Water Lime

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

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

- Murray