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by Hawkeye5
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: AOS - Wars - Nancy Boy - L'Ancienne - Harris - Musgo
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

Re: AOS - Wars - Nancy Boy - L'Ancienne - Harris - Musgo - m

I'll take the Musgo. One of my favorites and I'm an all things Musgo fan from way back. Send your pay pal.
by Hawkeye5
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What led you to this?
Replies: 15
Views: 2753

Re: What led you to this?

I know this is an older thread, but there still must be some good stories that can be told. I started with Gillette DEs in high school (I graduated in 1965) and eventually used a Schick injector and canned goo through two years of college, back to a Gillette DE while in the army. About the time I ca...
by Hawkeye5
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Quarter hollow or full hollow?
Replies: 21
Views: 15375

Re: Quarter hollow or full hollow?

The fact is that one has to learn how to use a full hollow. Sorry, no shortcuts. I sold several before I really came to learn them. Once you learn them there is only the occasional quarter or half hollow that will satisfy. Full hollows razors rule! Now, that said, there are full hollow razors I like...
by Hawkeye5
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: What is usual grind on a pre 1950 Filarmonica
Replies: 3
Views: 2512

Re: What is usual grind on a pre 1950 Filarmonica

All the fillies I've owned were full hollow. And dame good full hollow :D
by Hawkeye5
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: 9 years ago today I joined SMF
Replies: 24
Views: 2510

Re: 9 years ago today I joined SMF

Congratulations Mike. I second your comments regarding the forum, although I seldom post much these days. I'm not far behind.
by Hawkeye5
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Clothes of the past
Replies: 19
Views: 2169

Re: Clothes of the past

I was in Knoxville just this last weekend and also like to fly fish mountain streams in GSM Park.
by Hawkeye5
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Clothes of the past
Replies: 19
Views: 2169

Re: Clothes of the past

We shall sip a dram of a nice single malt scotch Squire. Lowland, highland, or Islay, your choice as I like all of the variations within certain boundaries. I'm even familiar with the bistros in Jackson, or was 15 years ago! Perhaps we could convince Brothers to join us? Or even meet somewhere like ...
by Hawkeye5
Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Clothes of the past
Replies: 19
Views: 2169

Re: Clothes of the past

Five more months and I will join you gentlemen in retirement.
by Hawkeye5
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Neil Miller --- SMF member --- Rest in Peace
Replies: 3
Views: 3016

Re: Neil Miller --- SMF member --- Rest in Peace

I've been out of the loop lately and had not been aware of Neil's passing. I had several dealings with him over the years and am saddened to hear the news.
by Hawkeye5
Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Simply "boared" with brushes
Replies: 39
Views: 4562

Re: Simply "boared" with brushes

Mike I've been using an Omega boar and shave sticks for the last two years a minimum of five days a week. Frankly I like it for face lathering. I use a Rooney or a Shavemac super badger with cream or a Somerset Duke 3 best with soap Sundays which is the only day I shave with a straight anymore due t...
by Hawkeye5
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Wilkinson Sword Light Brigade - at least 25 blades SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Wilkinson Sword Light Brigade - at least 25 blades SOLD

I was reading in the blade forum about no longer produced blades and it struck me that I have plenty of Swedes, 74s and Gillette Spoilers to last my lifetime. So I decided to part with my three packs of Light Brigade blades. Two of these are unopened in the original packing. In addition to the Charg...
by Hawkeye5
Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Le Grelot 1/4 grind
Replies: 40
Views: 12568

I agree, nothing special. I've a plain jane Dorko quarter hollow that out shines the Le Grelot. Good razors, I've owned two 6/8ths quarter hollow plus a 13/16ths Lotus forged by Le Grelot in the same shoulderless thumb notch pattern. No longer own any of the three. Still have the Dorko. I do still o...
by Hawkeye5
Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The shower shave; fast, furious & effective
Replies: 23
Views: 3229

While I don't shave in the shower, I often lather in the shower with a shave stick and a boar brush. I like to see what I'm doing while actually shaving.
by Hawkeye5
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Grail Shave Approaching?
Replies: 36
Views: 9248

"Strange, I could have swore I read somewhere that the Chronik razor was made from an Unobtainium alloy rather than common steel?!?! Then again, it seems I can buy "rare earth" magnets in any quantity I wish from just about anywhere...... go figure. Mr. Green" There seems to be but one, forged long ...
by Hawkeye5
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The 5 hone set - notes from the journal
Replies: 26
Views: 16611

"the discipline to resist moving on to the next stone until the necessary result appears, and to understand what is being done, why, and how the edge should and does look and feel. That, combined with the willingness to decide what to do if the necessary result doesn't come." For me, this is key. I ...
by Hawkeye5
Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Gentlemen, a physical problem and I need to vent
Replies: 11
Views: 3168

Well, with all that is going on in the world my little problem doesn't amount to a hill of beans.

I'll just quit feeling sorry for myself, try to see if there is a different medication, and innovate, adapt, and overcome.

Thanks for letting me blow off some steam.
by Hawkeye5
Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Gentlemen, a physical problem and I need to vent
Replies: 11
Views: 3168

Gentlemen, a physical problem and I need to vent

I've had one of life's little curve balls thrown. I have stress induced Arterial Filtration diagnosed last October. I just happened to go to a screening sponsored by my church and that was where it was discovered (my wife was in the hospital at the time for Pancreatic cancer surgery). My beloved wif...
by Hawkeye5
Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Henckels Friodur
Replies: 36
Views: 13243

Gary, I really think people tend to over hone stainless razors. They are not as difficult as made out.

I've used both Escher and Shapton 16000 hones with good results, but I think the real trick is ten to twelve laps on a CrOx pasted paddle to finish.
by Hawkeye5
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Leather pouch for razor
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

I have three of Neil's cases, I find they are just a bit more difficult to get the flap through the loop than TIs. Well made cases though. I have two Hart leather sheaths. Very nice, very soft. No doubt would attract moisture like a sponge. Classic Shaving sells both the flap and open version TI lea...
by Hawkeye5
Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Henckels Friodur
Replies: 36
Views: 13243

Telly has some now and then :roll:

Two of the three razors in my pictures came through him. In fact the photo of the 250 year Friodur is his photo I snatched after I purchased the razor!