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by CMur12
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Return of the VLB?
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Return of the VLB?

I had forgotten about this brush!

It is such a good idea and it makes such good sense, for face-latherers in particular, that it is hard to imagine that no one thought of it before.

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 563
Views: 60208

Re: Joke of the Day

There's nothing like learning from experience!

Good one. That sounds like something Will Rogers would have said.

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: December 3, 2018 - December 9, 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: SOTD: December 3, 2018 - December 9, 2018

Friday Morning (I never shave in the morning!):

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Iridium Super

Brush: None
Soap: Oliveology Shave Gel

Two-and-a-half passes

Aftershave: Rubbed the remains of the Oliveology into the skin.

- Murray
by CMur12
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Marseille/Aleppo/Castille soaps, Yardley, Mitchells Wool Fat
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Marseille/Aleppo/Castille soaps, Yardley, Mitchells Wool Fat

Sam, Kirk's Castille soap feels really nice on the skin, but it actually dries it. That's my experience, anyway, and I think I saw someone else post that once, as well. - Murray PS. My question would be: Is there really such a thing as a moisturizing soap? My impression is that there is not. Soap di...
by CMur12
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gismio Razor?
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Gismio Razor?

That is odd, Paul. Intriguing, but I wouldn't want to shave with it.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 26, 2018 - December 2, 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: SOTD: November 26, 2018 - December 2, 2018

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Iridium Super

Brush: Semogue 1305
Soap: Valobra Shave Stick (made into a cake)

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 Dec 01, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Simpler still
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: Simpler still

Chris, that's an impressive lathering technique. The clincher is that it works and provides you the exact lather that you seek.

Thanks for going to the trouble of writing it all out to share it with us.

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Death of a Legend
Replies: 12
Views: 3448

Re: Death of a Legend

Welcome to SMF, rafaelot014!

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Simpler still
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: Simpler still

Sam, I can get a good shave with a twin-bladed cartridge, but, like you, I prefer the feel of a single blade at work on the beard.

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Future wet shaver?
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Future wet shaver?

Welcome, Thunderbolt!

Very good English, by the way.

You will find some useful links to shaving resources at the top of the ShaveMyFace University.

Video tutorials can show you things that are hard to explain with words alone. Then, as Brian said, we are here to answer your questions.

- Murray
by CMur12
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Simpler still
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: Simpler still

Hi Gary - I never have understood the appeal (or function) of thick lather. For me, it always seemed that I had to fight it to get the blade under the whiskers. My best results have come from wet, slick lather, with little cushion, and a mild razor with sharp (but not Feather) blade. Such lather may...
by CMur12
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 19, 2018 - November 25, 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: SOTD: November 19, 2018 - November 25, 2018

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Iridium Super

Brush: Semogue 1305
Soap: Valobra Shave Stick (made into a cake)

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 Nov 25, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Heads for RazoRock SLOC DOC (double open comb) / Yaqi Mellon razor - $10
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Heads for RazoRock SLOC (double open comb) / Yaqi Mellon razor

Thanks, Paul.

As I think about it more, I believe Gary/brothers might have lent me one of these for trial some time back. If it is the same, it was still a little aggressive for me. Perhaps Gary will pop in here and confirm that it was the same razor.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Heads for RazoRock SLOC DOC (double open comb) / Yaqi Mellon razor - $10
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Heads for RazoRock SLOC (double open comb) / Yaqi Mellon razor

How aggressive are these, Paul?

Can you compare them to any other better known razors?

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Sticky: Soap and cream reviews
Replies: 58
Views: 56520

Re: Sticky: Soap and cream reviews

You've been busy, Gary. Thanks.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Coffee

I waited for over thirty years and we finally have a great coffee house in my small town. When I want coffee, I go there. At home, I make tea. I really like egg nog and I have tried (with great hope and eager anticipation) egg nog lattes, but for my idiosyncratic taste, this flavor and that of coffe...
by CMur12
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Manchurian White badger by Elite Razor
Replies: 8
Views: 944

Re: Manchurian White badger by Elite Razor

That is a nice-looking brush, Gary!

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Fall/Winter Soap Scents?
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Fall/Winter Soap Scents?

Scott, I've never thought much about certain scents for certain seasons. For me, if it's a citrus EO scent, I'm happy any time of the year.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Civetone and Tigers
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Civetone and Tigers

I've been telling you guys for years that cologne is bad stuff and NO ONE listens to me! :evil:

Interesting story, John.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Greeting gents !
Replies: 12
Views: 735

Re: Greeting gents !

Welcome to SMF, orientshave!

I, too, prefer mild razors and sharp blades (though not Feather blades).

- Murray