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by CMur12
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wet shaving WSJ
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: Wet shaving WSJ

Thanks, Clive, for the heads-up, and thanks, John, for posting the article here.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: September 16 - September 22, 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: SOTD: September 16 - September 22, 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
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Safety Razor of the Day
Replies: 1866
Views: 96170

Re: Safety Razor of the Day

John, so it appears that you have polished the razor down to the brass under the previous gold plating, right? It does look a lot better. I have three Aristocrats, myself: A 1946/47 model, a 1948+ (apparently this represented some change to the blade geometry, as well as the new blade dispensers), a...
by CMur12
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: In Praise of the Ordinary Razor
Replies: 56
Views: 7612

Re: In Praise of the Ordinary Razor

Hi John - I think the EJ is a well designed, effective razor and a good value suited to the needs of most shavers. I used them for awhile and I think I have three of them, but I found other razors that were milder and better suited to my skin, while still shaving efficiently, so I moved on. Now I us...
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: 126

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: 126

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: 560

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: 391

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: 707

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: 192

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: 980

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: 76131

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: 229

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: 165

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: 467

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: 204208

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: 378

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: 5707

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: 1002

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: 1002

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