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by CMur12
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Soap Review: "The Coast" by Midnight and Two
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Soap Review: "The Coast" by Midnight and Two

Thanks for the review and recommendation, Bill.

I like that this soapmaker uses essential oils, and the Citrus Island version sounds especially good to me.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 16, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 190

Re: SOTD: April 16, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Sunday night - This combination just works:

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Treet Dura Sharp

Brush: Semogue 1305 (boar)
Soap: Valobra Shave Stick (converted 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 Apr 22, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)

I've been in the habit of loading the brush on the soap for 15 to 20 seconds, then building the lather on the face. I think I'll change it up a bit: I'm going to follow Murray's practice of building his lather on the soap. This means the time spent will be determined by my subjective satisfaction w...
by CMur12
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: How to Lather Shaving Soap in a Bowl or Mug (Video)
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: How to Lather Shaving Soap in a Bowl or Mug (Video)

Welcome, Omar! Glad to have you join us.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1682

Re: "That Lather"

Interestingly, though I'm sensitive to most fragrances, I got along fine with the old T&H Luxury Soap.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Kitchen knives
Replies: 60
Views: 4820

Re: Kitchen knives

I was going to point out, myself, that a sharpened pencil is a dandy stabbing device. 8)

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1682

Re: "That Lather"

Tim, Valobra hard soaps (Valobra Shave Sticks and the hard cakes) have petrolatum in them, also, though it is one of the last ingredients listed and wouldn't be very much.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: In Praise of the Ordinary Razor
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: In Praise of the Ordinary Razor

Tim, I found both versions of the Rockwell at www.swissknifeshop.com .

I haven't found them among most of our better-known vendors.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: In Praise of the Ordinary Razor
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: In Praise of the Ordinary Razor

Nice treatise, as usual, Tim. :) I've bought and used a lot of razors over the years, trying to find what works best with my sensitive skin. Though I have three Edwin Jaggers, including the Barley Corn, I ultimately decided that they were a little too aggressive for my own regular use. The best razo...
by CMur12
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Today's lucky find Dubl Duck
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: Today's lucky find Dubl Duck

Thanks for the report, Gary.

I bought a couple of Vulfix boar brushes with resin handles, a few years back, and they had a finer bristle than most today.

I see them still on offer at the Shoe Box Shave Shop.

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razorock baby smooth vs rockwell 2c vs 6s vs Feather AS-D2
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Razorock baby smooth vs rockwell 2c vs 6s vs Feather AS-D2

Hi Chris and Bruno - I have the Rockwell 6C razor and it is my favorite razor. I don't have any experience with the other razors under consideration. The 6C is very well finished and quite hefty. The 2C comes with one plate, which has settings 1 and 3. I like setting 2, which is suitably mild, yet e...
by CMur12
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: BullGoose Shaving Supplies -Grand Opening
Replies: 111
Views: 12856

Re: BullGoose Shaving Supplies -Grand Opening

The lime shaving soap sounds good if it is scented with EO. If it's FO, I almost certainly can't use it. Phil, this is a bit of information that is critical to to my purchase of any scented product. If you could include in the item description that a product is EO- or FO-scented, it would really he...
by CMur12
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: BullGoose Shaving Supplies -Grand Opening
Replies: 111
Views: 12856

Re: BullGoose Shaving Supplies -Grand Opening

The lime shaving soap sounds good if it is scented with EO. If it's FO, I almost certainly can't use it. Phil, this is a bit of information that is critical to to my purchase of any scented product. If you could include in the item description that a product is EO- or FO-scented, it would really hel...
by CMur12
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 2, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: SOTD: April 2, 2018 - April 8, 2018

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Treet Dura Sharp

Brush: Razorock synthetic, 24mm
Soap: Valobra Shave Stick (converted 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
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Sneakers from LLBean
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Sneakers from LLBean

They only come in D width, which only works if you have a D-width foot. I don't.

With few shoes coming in widths these days, people with narrow feet often end up with shoes too short and people with wide feet end up with shoes too long, in order to fit the foot laterally. Not good.

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 66
Views: 1682

Re: "That Lather"

Gary, I, too, have a mega-stash of AOS by Valobra, Valobra Shave Sticks, and Valobra unscented cakes. When I heard that P&G had bought out AOS, I started hoarding the Valobra-made soap. I also have some Cella, Mike's, Tim's, and Mystic Waters. I don't think I'll ever use it all up.

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New Mattress Suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: New Mattress Suggestions?

Skating on thin ice there, huh, Chris? 8)

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: The Boxes of Shame - where does this stuff come from?
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: The Boxes of Shame - where does this stuff come from?

Gary and Chris, during my early years here I spent a LOT of money on this stuff, and I had no such excuse! :oops:

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Spam?
Replies: 23
Views: 938

Re: Spam?

Gary, I haven't eaten SPAM in a long time, but I remember liking it. (I wasn't forced to eat it as a child.)

Even sliced and fried, as a side to the eggs, it is pretty good.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 19, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 568

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

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Treet Dura Sharp

Brush: HJM Black Fibre
Soap: Valobra Shave Stick (converted 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