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by frikazoyd
Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Question about requesting samples from Penhaligons
Replies: 11
Views: 2300

When you email them, be SURE to email the right address. There is a separate one for the US, I didn't get a reply until I mailed that one. So you may have worse luck if you live in England. As for the samples, they sent me quite a bit. Unfortunately I only asked for one kind of sample, and they sent...
by frikazoyd
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Coates orders
Replies: 51
Views: 9305

I would be interested in a couple of tubes.
by frikazoyd
Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just wanted to say thanks
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Leisureguy wrote:Very pleased that you're enjoying your shaves now---isn't that great? If your friend is "not good at computers" perhaps he'd enjoy an old-fashioned hard-copy book (link below). In any event, continue to enjoy your shaves.
I had not thought of this, I'll have to suggest it to him.
by frikazoyd
Thu May 31, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just wanted to say thanks
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Just wanted to say thanks

Guys just wanted to say thanks a ton for all the advice on these forums. You've transformed shaving into something I enjoy, and my wife likes that I shave on a regular basis now. Also, wanted to say that I've passed on the advice and friendliness, and told a friend about DE shaving. Passed him my We...
by frikazoyd
Mon May 21, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Product Samples
Replies: 25
Views: 3763

Zaniix, how long does Floris take to send samples? I emailed my address to them several weeks ago and haven't heard anything but crickets since. I never heard anything back, but I got samples within a week of sending the mail, in a nice large box. I've gotten samples from eShave as well with no pro...
by frikazoyd
Sat May 19, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Dating a GEM razor
Replies: 2
Views: 2642

Dating a GEM razor

No, I don't mean asking it to go steady. I was wondering if there was any way to find out when a GEM razor was made? My wife found a GEM G Bar in pristine condition amongst the belongings of her great Aunt and Uncle's old belongings. There are no real markings on it besides "GEM RAZOR" under the hoo...
by frikazoyd
Fri May 18, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: GollyMrScience Old story=old razor Contest -WINNER!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

I also liked the winning entries very much, good job guys! This contest was fun to read.
by frikazoyd
Thu May 17, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Let the water run or keep it in the sink???
Replies: 27
Views: 3964

I turn on the water to rinse the razor, then turn it off. So it's on quite briefly. Same with rinsing my face: on briefly, then off. I do this as well. I feel like leaving the water on long enough to fill the sink is more wasteful than just turning it on when you need it. This seems like the least ...
by frikazoyd
Fri May 11, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Contest your old story for my old razor - PICK THE BEST!!
Replies: 72
Views: 10824

I remember when I was a kid growing up in Alabama. I broke my arm at the elbow, a bad break it was, and my little sister Scout claimed it was the fault of the Ewell's - a bad bunch if ever there was one. I thought the whole arm break got set in motion when Dill came to stay with his aunt Rachel, ou...
by frikazoyd
Fri May 11, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Products from India
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

I think Alum blocks are pretty cheap there.
by frikazoyd
Fri May 11, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Gillette Silver Blue - US Only
Replies: 10
Views: 3171

Paul sent me some of the Gillette Silver Blues, and I agree with his assessment on them. I find them to perform similarly to the Viking Gillettes, but they are a lot smoother on the first few shaves, and more comfortable.

(sorry to derail from your question Paul).
by frikazoyd
Fri May 11, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD May 7 - May 13
Replies: 176
Views: 35854

Friday

Fat Boy/ Gillete Silver Blue (day 5)
SMF II
Trumper's Lime Skin food (for prep)
eshave citrus
Proraso ASB

My wife got me a ceramic dip warmer that was mentioned in these forums a while back as a cheap sort of makeshift scuttle. It worked VERY well today, the lather was definitely very warm.
by frikazoyd
Thu May 10, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Contest your old story for my old razor - PICK THE BEST!!
Replies: 72
Views: 10824

GollyMrScience wrote: It wasn't until the 20th or so worm that he looked back and realized that neither my brother nor I had any shoes on.
Hahah, and they say Arkansans are bad about not wearing shoes! :lol:
by frikazoyd
Thu May 10, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Where to get blades once you find one kind you prefer
Replies: 6
Views: 2176

Michael, Thanks, that's more than I knew. I'm liking the Gillettes I think, I'll have to finish them and test out the feathers and a few more I'm curious about to be sure. I don't know about a thousand though, that's 19 YEARS worth of Gillettes. Do people occasionally split the costs on these sort o...
by frikazoyd
Thu May 10, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: I am jumping in.
Replies: 6
Views: 1364

I would say that, from my experience, don't get frustrated with the shave you get from the DE to start with. If you try to apply the techniques but still have the mentality of "I need to be as smooth as possible from the get go", you will likely have a butchered or very razorburned face. I personall...
by frikazoyd
Thu May 10, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Contest your old story for my old razor - PICK THE BEST!!
Replies: 72
Views: 10824

Man this isn't fair, I'm probably the youngest one IN this thread. I had to be creative! You guys just have cool farm stories. "Why, when I was a kid, we heard REAL stories from grandpa! He got ran over by a tractor once, and blew up a well trying to burn some leaves, and nearly chopped down a tree ...
by frikazoyd
Thu May 10, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Where to get blades once you find one kind you prefer
Replies: 6
Views: 2176

Where to get blades once you find one kind you prefer

So I'm about through the sampler pack, and had a couple of questions about where to purchase blades. Is eBay the best place to get the Derby and IP blades? Is CottonBlossomCrafts the best place for the Feathers? Is there anywhere to get the Swedish Gillette blades in bulk for cheaper? I've also hear...
by frikazoyd
Thu May 10, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merkur Classic + Feather = Massacre
Replies: 31
Views: 4514

I did a little experiement this morning, measuring the width of several blades with my digital calipers. I put the blades into a smooth jaw vise, so they wouldn't buckle, then I measured the width of each blade. My reasoning, is that a wider or narrower blade, would extend different distances past ...
by frikazoyd
Thu May 10, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: colored shaving cream and brush staining
Replies: 10
Views: 2575

Red dyes are the strongest aren't they? It would seem easy to presume that the colored creams that contain red would be most likely to stain a brush. And red seems most likely to stain other colors, considering how tomato foods stain dishes worse than any other kind (like Tupperware), and the type o...
by frikazoyd
Thu May 10, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD May 7 - May 13
Replies: 176
Views: 35854

Thursday:

Fat Boy / Gillette silver blue
SMF II
C&E Almond
Lime Skin Food
Nivea aftershave balm.

Wednesday I did the same thing, but with the proraso asb instead of nivea.

Day 4 on the silver blue blade, and it is still holding up very well.