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by razorburned
Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Re-lacquering Gold Razors?
Replies: 8
Views: 1788

Basically, if you are looking at OEM plating, Gillette used very thin gold plating, then lacquered over the top to protect the finish. Without the lacquer there, your whiskers would eventually rub off the plating. Remember, the plating was likely very near pure gold, which is quite soft. If you are ...
by razorburned
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sign of the Times?
Replies: 23
Views: 3189

Nice find! But Barbasol is not the only one on the band wagon.... My 5yr old son has recently discovered The Simpsons tv show, so we have started recording episodes on our DVR. In the past month there were two episodes featuring a DE, one from 1999 where Homer is shaving with a DE, and a new one las...
by razorburned
Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: NOS Blades -Pick a favorite
Replies: 21
Views: 3791

The two NOS I have been using (quite regularly actually) are the Personna 74* and the Gillette 'The Spoiler'. Both from the 70's, and both are excellent. Far better than most of what is available today. I find the yellow Gillette 7 o'clock sharp edge to be the closest current production, but it is n...
by razorburned
Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Re-lacquering Gold Razors?
Replies: 8
Views: 1788

I have re-lacquered a couple (that I had ignorantly removed the lacquer by boiling during cleaning before I knew not to :oops: ) using a Rustolium rattle can. As long as you get the right distance from the razor you will get a nice even smooth shiny coat. After air drying for about 24 hours, pop int...
by razorburned
Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: blade storage
Replies: 26
Views: 3443

My stash is kept in original packaging (all except one brand of vintage blades I hoard, as it is very difficult to find un-opened packs of those) in a plastic drawer unit in the bathroom closet. I would NOT remove them from the paperboard/plastic/metal containers if at all possible. You would risk r...
by razorburned
Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reflection and evaluation
Replies: 14
Views: 1741

Welcome back, find a seat and take a load off.
by razorburned
Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cheap and satisfying line-up
Replies: 43
Views: 5254

I'll bite. As some have stated, doing the initial buy-in cost is not really fair due to life of soap puck, blade longevity etc. So I will do mine assuming that you have to buy the kit from scratch, and use the whole thing, then run an average..... So, the average soap puck will last 6-12 weeks with ...
by razorburned
Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The smell of Cella
Replies: 58
Views: 8771

Regarding the Cella scent - I love it! All the other almond scented soaps and creams are way to sweet and foody smelling. I don't pick up the "ghee and salt" fragrance that Gordon mentions, but I get a laugh every time he mentions it. I suppose if it smelled like ghee and salt to me, I wouldn't lik...
by razorburned
Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mitchell Wool Fat vs. Art of Shaving Soap
Replies: 48
Views: 9463

I only got about 3/4 the way through the first page of posts before my head started to explode (partly from being sick, partly from having valid input on this) so I skipped to reply.... Sorry if what I am about to state has already been said.... I will finish reading the rest of the replies after I ...
by razorburned
Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Annual - Share Your Christmas Shaving Gifts Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 4800

So far, I got tubes of Edwin Jagger Sea Buckhorn and Aloe Vera creams (quite nice, not sure why they are not mentioned more on the boards) and 20 RED personnas. I say 'so far' and I still have atleast one that got lost in shipping, and I got a gift card to Amazon.com whihc will likely be used for sh...
by razorburned
Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Hooked on Canned Lather
Replies: 40
Views: 5185

:twisted: You should all be ashamed of yourselves! EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU :twisted: You make me sick. Speaking so nonchalantly in open public like this. Giving high praises to that canned goop. You deserve what is coming to you, all of you! Remember, you all brought this upon yourselves! This thread ...
by razorburned
Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Article of Interest in the NYT
Replies: 15
Views: 1908

OK, I read the article, and was a bit offended by it....am I the only one? First, real barber shops still exist....just not in hell-holes like NYC apparently. I am not disrespecting NCY, but the prices they charge for common goods and services is absolutely and 100% insane. The fact that people acce...
by razorburned
Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Opinions sought regarding Gevalia coffee
Replies: 31
Views: 4020

I envy you gents that have access to roasters. Living here in Nj is like living in a 253rd world country.....yeah even 3rd and 4th world countries have dam roasters :evil: clive Clive, While I do see your point, NJ is a 253rd world country (I've been to Camden), all is not hopeless. There are at le...
by razorburned
Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Opinions sought regarding Gevalia coffee
Replies: 31
Views: 4020

I completely missed this thread the first time 'round, so I am adding my $0.02 now....sorry for being late... Gevalia coffee is good. But it is way over priced. I had a 'scrip with them about 5 years back (came with a free coffee pot), and canceled about 6 months later. I had a bit of trouble cancel...
by razorburned
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: How'd you learn to drive, and on what?
Replies: 60
Views: 7178

Yeah, my wife doesn't find it fun either....which I find even more fun at times :lol:
by razorburned
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A manley mug to drink from
Replies: 20
Views: 3276

cjc15153 wrote:The skull of one's foes is very manly. When I want something that fits in my cupholder I use a Nissan Thermos Leak-Proof Travel Mug (it comes with a carabiner and is therefore somewhat more manly than similar mugs).

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by razorburned
Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A manley mug to drink from
Replies: 20
Views: 3276

The biggest reason I am against the thermal mug thing id thst most I have seen are plastic. Either the beverage area is plastic (the worst kind) or the lid is plastic (not much better), both of which change the flavor if the drink. So I would need to find one with either glass, silver, or gold linin...
by razorburned
Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A question on decorum: fingernail cutting at work.
Replies: 22
Views: 2703

I have done it once or twice, but in my defence, I was removing a hang-nail not getting a manicure, and at the time I worked a late shift with only 2 other people in the office and they didn't sit near me.
by razorburned
Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A manley mug to drink from
Replies: 20
Views: 3276

A manley mug to drink from

I'm sitting at work having my afternoon tea an a biscotti when I realize my mug is overly heavy, and need not be. I figure while I am at it (the whole adding things to my holiday wish list thing) I should add a new mug to my list. But what to get???? Can you gents help me out? Requirements: * 12 to ...
by razorburned
Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: How'd you learn to drive, and on what?
Replies: 60
Views: 7178

Dale wrote:I learned to drive on a 1960 Austin Healy "Bug eye" Sprite. A very cool car to run all over Oahu in.
Correction, a very cool car to run all over ANY WHERE in :lol:

I would love to have an old Healey