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by proFeign
Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: :!: :!: Group buy? Quattro Power blades 4/$3.98 !!
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

That's OK with me; I like the quattro better than any other cartridge I've used (never used the new gillette 5 blade thing) so it was good for me, but it'll be easier for me if I don't bother with it; i just though since this forum has helped me a fair bit i'd mention it... well, at least i'm happy;...
by proFeign
Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: :!: :!: Group buy? Quattro Power blades 4/$3.98 !!
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

PS i can't make any guarantees about whether or not they'll be cleaned out of these before I can get back there if people are interested...
by proFeign
Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Quattro blades at about $1/apiece !!
Replies: 0
Views: 536

Quattro blades at about $1/apiece !!

please see

http://www.shavemyface.com/forum/viewto ... 997#236997

if you're interested in cheap quattro blades
by proFeign
Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: :!: :!: Group buy? Quattro Power blades 4/$3.98 !!
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

:!: :!: Group buy? Quattro Power blades 4/$3.98 !!

Howdy, While I love my straights and DE they don't travel well and I can't afford a travel strop, therefore, alas, my travel razor is my old schick quattro. so much to my astonishment my local Albertson's is discontinuing stocking the ones that are white ('power' with coated blades that are claimed ...
by proFeign
Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Strop treatments and "break-in"
Replies: 13
Views: 3145

Bowcephalus wrote:Yep...When I said "rough"I didn't mean "abrasive"......I am just used to the finer weave linen.....not so "bumpy"...."knowatImean"?....";)"........
indeed!
by proFeign
Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Strop treatments and "break-in"
Replies: 13
Views: 3145

...and if you're like me you can feel a sandpaper or powder and guess the grit pretty easily, but then you have to make a wine snob type of assessment, e.g. "this is a 2000 grit Norton A weight paper, a good year, but somewhat agressive, with a hint of vanilla, smoky, with an aftertaste of silicon c...
by proFeign
Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Strop treatments and "break-in"
Replies: 13
Views: 3145

a good check for abrasiveness is running your finger across something lightly and the more "sticky" it feels the more abrasive. This applies right up until something is nearly glass smooth then stickiness is no longer a reliable indicator. Also if it's sticky and then slippery and then it's sticky e...
by proFeign
Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Strop treatments and "break-in"
Replies: 13
Views: 3145

Great strop....I have one....No dressing required.......30-40 light strokes before a shave does it.......back side ("Linen")is a little rough I don't use it much.... http://upload9.postimage.org/185415/zraz.jpg I don't fly fish but I'm learning knot tying... does that count? Anyway "rough" doesn't ...
by proFeign
Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Strop treatments and "break-in"
Replies: 13
Views: 3145

The quick fix is to dissassemble each end and with a razor make a slight slit at each end of the round holes in the linen material. reassemble, press out boith components with the hands until flat and retighten. Once acclimated they seem to stay put well. On slightly later ones I slotted the linen ...
by proFeign
Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Switching from a DE to a straight?
Replies: 19
Views: 3665

I like machines and care and maintenance of nice tools (like I imagine it would be satisfying to wax one's Aston Martin) and after using the feather, a couple of other disposable straight blades and four different real straights I have to say that the REAL (i.e. nondisposable) give a much better sha...
by proFeign
Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Strop treatments and "break-in"
Replies: 13
Views: 3145

also would it be possible to buy another D-ring and set of screws and the two leather handles so that I could hold each surface separately? Like on http://shop.thewellshavedgentleman.com/displayProductDocument.hg?productId=32&categoryId=2 Let me know via PM or email. e-mail is smf [at] fouronefive [...
by proFeign
Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Strop treatments and "break-in"
Replies: 13
Views: 3145

A little Neat"s Foot Oil will soften it and increae draw just a bit. Like Chris said, leave it alone a week or two first and see if you like the feel. The linen and leather can change slightly due to humidity and we just changed our design to eliminate this completely. If your develops a problem in...
by proFeign
Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Strop treatments and "break-in"
Replies: 13
Views: 3145

Strop treatments and "break-in"

Howdy, I just got a new Bergischer Lowe (sweet, thanks for the suggestions Chris et al) and a hanging strop for graduation and the leather is pretty stiff compared to my older Dovo russian leather strop. This strop is here: http://www.shavingshop.com/index.php?item=166&ret=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.shavingsh...
by proFeign
Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Strop Nicks
Replies: 11
Views: 1920

rustyblade wrote:Somebody said this str8 business was cheap.
that somebody must have been on drugs. i think it's possibly the most expensive way to shave, unless you manage to avoid RAD, SBAD etc etc and use the same razor for thirty years.
by proFeign
Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: My life is now complete.....
Replies: 28
Views: 5155

Six blade cartridge razors is a sign of the coming apocalypse, as it says in the book of Schick: And lo, when the scourge of cartridge razors that containeth a number of blades exceeding five ascends from Hell shall fire rain upon the earth, and the faces of the heathens who shaveth with this Devil'...
by proFeign
Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: My custom sampler pack (an appeal to the experienced)
Replies: 16
Views: 2503

I give a hearty thumbs-up to the alphabetical order suggestion. It's so clearly not based upon any sensible order (especially when given as advice indiscriminately without knowledge of what blades the person actually has) and makes the point "it really doesn't matter" in a nice and eccentric way. Al...
by proFeign
Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Treet DuraSharp Carbon blades make for an interesting shave.
Replies: 14
Views: 3287

CMur12 wrote:I believe it's a kitchen knife ...

- Murray
i'm sure it is; but i wonder if it has a specific purpose (e.g. paring, mincing, chopping, gutting...)
by proFeign
Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Treet DuraSharp Carbon blades make for an interesting shave.
Replies: 14
Views: 3287

the front looks like a false edge... a kind of inverse tanto point. it gives the tip a lot of strength to do it like that. but if the front is sharpened fully it seems like that edge would be of very little use for most things, except maybe stabbing people... the hannibal lechter cooking model?
by proFeign
Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: What is the Theory Behind the Battery Powered Manual Razors?
Replies: 18
Views: 4325

Well, I'd say, given my extensive experience with bullshit products, that the vibrations are nothing other than a way to make it seem more high tech without it costing much more to manufacture. If you have a cartridge razor it is impracticable to alter the head to incorporate any moving parts driven...
by proFeign
Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Treet DuraSharp Carbon blades make for an interesting shave.
Replies: 14
Views: 3287

Leisureguy wrote:I have three of these knives and like them a lot. And they're relatively inexpensive.
are they chisel-grind or v-grind? interesting to lay iron on steel...