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by lux
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Red Personna Platinum Blades, a Review
Replies: 23
Views: 21306

Smooth but short lasting

Good afternoon fellow wet shavers,

The Red Personnas are smooth and get you 1-2 good shaves but last not as long as Derby Extras, not to mention Merkurs, the latter IMHO one of the best available but somewhat pricey.

Kind regards,

lux
by lux
Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Derby extras harsh?
Replies: 23
Views: 3377

2 weeks for normal case

Good morning fellow wet shavers, In extreme and obvious cases agree 2 weeks trial not required. However many blades shave well for many people. An example are Feathers that I tested for several periods in several razors before reaching a conclusion. They might work well for some in a Weishi. Gist: D...
by lux
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Rust problem with Derby blade
Replies: 25
Views: 4281

Derby standard instead of Extra

Good morning fellow wet shavers,

Derby blades come in at least 2 varieties, Standard and Extra. The Extras are rust-free.

Kind regards,

lux
by lux
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Derby extras harsh?
Replies: 23
Views: 3377

Derby Extras mild

Good morning fellow wet shavers, My humble experience is the opposite: Derbys are mild whilst Crystals are rather harsh. Also find Merkurs milder than Chrystals. When shaving with a DE, Derby is my standard blade. US Personnas are smooth but have a much shorter life span than either Derbys of Merkur...
by lux
Sun May 18, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Super Speed vs Weishi
Replies: 11
Views: 3143

Apples vs. oranges?

Good afternoon fellow wet shavers, My humble experience cannot confirm that the Weishi is milder than a vintage Gillette Tech. Other things being equal, the Weishi gives me a closer shave. With a Gillette Super Speed, shaving closeness and comfort seem similar to the Weishi, not surprising in view o...
by lux
Mon May 12, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mouth Wash(dissolvant)
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Listerine for generations

Good afternoon fellow wet shavers,

My grandfather used Listerine, my father as well, and yours truly, who duly introduced his two sons to it. Listerine is used in conjunction with a tongue scraper. No bad breath.

Its "corollary" tooth paste is Euthymol, made in the UK.

Kind regards,

lux
by lux
Sat May 03, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How many razors does a guy need?
Replies: 33
Views: 3922

Most of us are collectors!

Good morning fellow shavers,

NEED ? 1 only

Collect : several to many.

There is a sub-group amongst us who rotate all or most of their razors in actual use. Variety is a spice of life.

Kind regards,

lux
by lux
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Wilkinson Sword Classic DE at Boots
Replies: 18
Views: 5567

File or sand-paper down the stubs

Good morning Fatlab, As explained in yours truly's last post, you simply have to file or sand-paper down thus protruding stubs. The razor then can no longer scratch and is quite good. This has been discussed in other fora. One is tempted to suspect that Wilkinson deliberately left this manufacturing...
by lux
Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Wilkinson Sword Classic DE at Boots
Replies: 18
Views: 5567

Gone from Switzerland

Good evening fellow wet shavers, The Wilkinson Classic was the last DE razor readily available in Switzerland until about 2 years ago when Wilkinson removed it from the market, trying to force everyone to buy very expensive cartridges. The model sold here had to be "tuned" by reducing the protruding...
by lux
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Maestro Livi finally conquered
Replies: 47
Views: 9918

Thank you!

Good evening fellow wet shavers,

Thank you very much, Giammi, for expanding my Italian.

Both versions are indeed in the dictionary.

Kind regards,

lux
by lux
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: "Aggressive" gold plated Gill. Aristocrat or
Replies: 0
Views: 435

WTB: "Aggressive" gold plated Gill. Aristocrat or

Good evening fellow wet shavers, The only DE razor that still interests me to add to my collection would be a so-called "aggressive" or "harsh" gold plated Gillette Aristocrat or President. One occasionally reads such adjectives about the English Gillette Aristocrat, one of my favourites. Perhaps so...
by lux
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Aristocrat #21
Replies: 24
Views: 9227

Excellent shaver

Good evening fellow wet shavers, I have an identical English Gillette Aristocrat but not quite in such perfect condition. It is one of my favourite shavers and my travel razor. Definitely not for sale or trade. When I got it for GBP 6, it was filthy but it cleaned up beautifully. Kind regards, lux
by lux
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Maestro Livi finally conquered
Replies: 47
Views: 9918

Maestro Livi misspells himself Mastro

Good evening fellow wet shavers,

Has it also struck your attention the Maestro Livi (the correct Italian spelling used in the title of this thread) misspells himself "Mastro" at Classing Shaving?

Kind regards,

lux
by lux
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: BBQ Poll
Replies: 129
Views: 13342

Price comparisons

Good evening fellow wet shavers, Thank you for the information on beef meat prices in the USofA. In spite of the US dollar falling below parity against the Swiss franc (I can still remember when one had to pay 4.30 Swiss francs for 1 US dollar in 1970), the meat prices you quote do not seem so favou...
by lux
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: BBQ Poll
Replies: 129
Views: 13342

Curious

Good morning fellow wet shavers,

Just out of curiosity, how much does a kilogramme of prime ribeye beef steak cost currently in the USofA (1 kg = 2.2 lb.)?

Kind regards,

lux
by lux
Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie Head Shaving?
Replies: 19
Views: 2761

Headshaving

Good morning fellow wet shavers, Weishi is a mild razor, optimal for learning head shaving with a DE. There is basically no difference between the techniques of face and head shaving. Use the full programme, proper preparation, first pass with the grain, 2nd pass against the grain, 3rd pass across t...
by lux
Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: BBQ Poll
Replies: 129
Views: 13342

SMF BBQ at Tony's?

Good evening fellow wet shavers, Why not plan attendance at an SMF BBQ weekend event? For yours truly, due to additional internal repair work scheduled late this spring, September would be about the earliest feasible date, perhaps too late for others. But most of the USofA is (for me) dreadfully hot...
by lux
Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: When to move onto Straight Razors?
Replies: 11
Views: 2507

SE in between DE and straight razors

Good evening fellow wet shavers, Technically and historically, SE (single edge) razors and blades are in between straight and DE razors. The most representative example is the famous Rolls Razor, about one third of a straight with a handle and a safety bar. Although I learned to shave with straight ...
by lux
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Mystery of "Swedish" Gillette Source Solved?
Replies: 24
Views: 3062

Rules applied?

Good afternoon fellow wet shavers,

You may have heard the German adage:

"Wo kein Kläger ist, ist auch kein Richter."

No plaintiff, no judge.

Probably the vast majority of laws on various countries' books is not enforced at all.

And the rest usually partially and haphazardly.

Kind regards,

lux
by lux
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do You Scrub Before You Shave?
Replies: 50
Views: 6663

Misunderstood

Good afternoon fellow wet shavers,

My vote was mis-cast. I understood "scrub" as "wash well", not with a special exfoliating product.

My vote should have been "never".

Kind regards,

lux