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by StGeorge
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Speick Soap Stick
Replies: 11
Views: 3875

Re: Speick Soap Stick

I guess Speick is a love it or hate product, I absolutely love the smell and the shaving stick, it's my favourite shaving stick bar none.
by StGeorge
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mitchell's Wool Fat
Replies: 46
Views: 9253

Re: Mitchell's Wool Fat

I now make my own Woolfat shaving sticks, it's very easy to do, I just use a cheese grater (smallest grating section) and then pack it down into an empty D R Harris shaving stick container using the back of a bread and butter knife. When you screw the base of the stick it comes out just like any oth...
by StGeorge
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Agressive razors?
Replies: 13
Views: 1916

Re: Agressive razors?

I agree that the Tech is an overlooked razor. Some razors, though, do seem more aggressive to me, so I guess it's just another case of opinions varying on everything :) I think the GEM Micromatic Open-Comb single edge razor is one of the more aggressive razors, but used as it's shown here: https://...
by StGeorge
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream
Replies: 24
Views: 3198

Re: Who still regularly uses 3Ts / DRH / Pens soap/cream

I'm a shaving stick man myself and I don't think you can beat D R Harris shaving sticks for scent or performance, but I prefer tallow products anyway. I even make my own Woolfat shaving sticks, which work superbly. I do use T & H creams sometimes, as far as creams go they're pretty damn good.
by StGeorge
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Agressive razors?
Replies: 13
Views: 1916

Re: Agressive razors?

Personally I believe there's a lot of fluff and nonsense spoken about "aggressive" and mild razors. I have a tough beard and sensitive skin, the worst combination. I've tried many razors and "aggressive" razors don't give me closer shaves, in fact the Gillette Tech gives me the closest shaves I can ...
by StGeorge
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: do gentlemen exfoliate?
Replies: 39
Views: 14515

Not anymore...

A few more years down the road, a bit older and wiser, no need to do it anymore, just shower, shave and I'm done, I've learned less is more for your skin.
by StGeorge
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Tech love...
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: Tech love...

The most aggressive of all the Tech models is the Canadian pre-war 'fat handle' as it has a larger blade gap. Of course, it's still mild for most people, but IMO it's the most efficient Tech model of all. I like mine even better than the lauded English 'flat bottom' Tech. Aggressive razors just don...
by StGeorge
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:05 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Tech love...
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: Tech love...

I just finished a BBS with my 67 British Sportman Tech. Used a Voshkod - very smooth. I have 3 other Tech's; 54, 59 and NDC that I plan on passing down to my son and grandsons (in about 10-20 years) when they have time. I find with the Techs' I need to work alittle harder to get a BBS, but hey, I n...
by StGeorge
Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: I converted a noob to the Woolfat...
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: I converted a noob to the Woolfat...

Well some complain about it being tricky to use, I don't find that to be the case if you have a decent badger brush.
by StGeorge
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Tech love...
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: Tech love...

I'm a fan of the Tech, myself. I used a gold, thick-handled Tech almost exclusively for three years. Out of admiration for this particular Gillette design, I have picked up a few different ones for the "collection." - Murray I've gone for the silver thick handled version, it looks quite nice in the...
by StGeorge
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Why Synthetic?
Replies: 46
Views: 13624

A disgusting proposition....

I could never bring myself to soil my face with hair of human design, it has to be Badger for me, there is no alternative, I can't believe people actually do this kind of thing, it's depraved......
by StGeorge
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: New here kinda, returning
Replies: 13
Views: 2538

Re: New here kinda, returning

I've just done the very same thing myself so you're not alone, acquisition syndrome has already set in for me but I'm loving it anyway, welcome back.
by StGeorge
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Does more aggressive equal a closer shave?
Replies: 29
Views: 4077

Re: Does more aggressive equal a closer shave?

But seriously folks . . . Today I shaved with my 1970 black-handled Super Adjustable set at "1" with a fresh (day #1) Personna Hospital Use blade. With a single lathering, and one-pass plus touchups and blade-buffs, I would say I got an almost perfectly close shave. Like 9.8/10 or something. For ex...
by StGeorge
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Tech love...
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: Tech love...

I just finished a BBS with my 67 British Sportman Tech. Used a Voshkod - very smooth. I have 3 other Tech's; 54, 59 and NDC that I plan on passing down to my son and grandsons (in about 10-20 years) when they have time. I find with the Techs' I need to work alittle harder to get a BBS, but hey, I n...
by StGeorge
Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: I converted a noob to the Woolfat...
Replies: 3
Views: 896

I converted a noob to the Woolfat...

I told a friend of mine to try the fat, he's bought some and loves it. He won't be on here, he's not an internety kind of guy, but I feel I have redeemed myself somewhat from years of electric shaving in the wilderness. He's struggling a bit with the Feathers so I've recommended he try some Derby's,...
by StGeorge
Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Tech love...
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Tech love...

I'm getting some real nice shaves off my battered old Travel Tech so I've order a mint fat handled one - I thought you all ought to know......
by StGeorge
Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Does more aggressive equal a closer shave?
Replies: 29
Views: 4077

Re: Absolutely not IMHO...

. . . I think it's a fallacy that cranking up adjustables gets you a better shave, at least it doesn't work that way for me anyway. Concentrate on prep and technique and something like a Tech will do a great job and your skin will thank you for it. We're men, we like to do the macho thing, but in r...
by StGeorge
Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Amazing, unforgettable scented soap or cream ~your favorite?
Replies: 19
Views: 3154

Re: Amazing, unforgettable scented soap or cream ~your favor

Castle Forbes Lime - in your face, kick up the backside, body slamming right hook of a scent, I love it, unfortunately it dried my skin something terrible. Now I've overcome that issue I may have to get some more, there's nothing else like it.
by StGeorge
Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Smoking is bad for your shave...
Replies: 10
Views: 2201

Re: Smoking is bad for your shave...

I'm not an ex-smoking zealot, I firmly believe that if people want to smoke that's up to them, you certainly pay a lot of tax for doing it here that's for sure. However, I can say that my skin is much better for stopping and definitely irritation free. I had a great shave with a small travel tech th...
by StGeorge
Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Does more aggressive equal a closer shave?
Replies: 29
Views: 4077

Absolutely not IMHO...

As someone whose beard will destroy a Gillette five blade cartridge in a few shaves I consider myself as having a pretty tough beard. I've tried all the adjustables (Fatboys, slims etc) and the likes of the Merkur Futur. None of them give me as good a shave as my Gillette '38 Aristocrat, which is a ...