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by Pauldog
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: One of many favorite songs from the past
Replies: 42
Views: 10531

Re: One of many favorite songs from the past

Speaking of RUFUS...:


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muXmIWis0bI[/youtube]
by Pauldog
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: q shave razors
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: q shave razors

I bought my "Q" quite a while ago. I don't remember if I tried it, so I just used this method, and discovered that I can remove the handle. Now I understand how "overclocking" happens - the handle is unscrewed an extra turn or more, so that its entire range is too aggressive. John, thank you for the...
by Pauldog
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Purchase of the Decade
Replies: 14
Views: 1122

Re: My Purchase of the Decade

For resale, it was probably the rare Schick aluminum Type F injector razor. I've kept a Type D for now, but if I ever sell it, I may not get quite what I spent on it. For use, there are a few contenders - Maggard slant head, Schick (Japanese) Proline injector blades, Personna 74 blades, Wilkinson En...
by Pauldog
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FTC blocks sale of Harry's to Edgewell (parent company of Schick)
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: FTC blocks sale of Harry's to Edgewell (parent company of Schick)

Since Edgewell owns Schick, Wilkinson, and Personna, and sells things under all those brands, my guess is that they wanted even further diversification to grab more market share. Gillette would be more likely to buy them to kill them, though maybe making use of Harry's German factory acquisition. Bu...
by Pauldog
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: electric shaver
Replies: 14
Views: 891

Re: electric shaver

CMur12 wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:12 pm
Paul, do you know how long Gillette/Procter & Gamble has owned Braun?

- Murray

Gillette bought Braun in 1967. P & G bought Gillette in 2005.
by Pauldog
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dollar Shave Club and Manscaped
Replies: 11
Views: 926

Re: Dollar Shave Club and Manscaped

Remember, too - this place is called Shave My FACE! :) I've got enough things going on without having to think about manscaping. Sometimes I even skip face shaving. I stopped at 3 blades, though I mostly use double edge or injector razors. A lot of other men stopped at 3, also, judging by the contin...
by Pauldog
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 42
Views: 7347

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

Are split ends pretty obvious when you see them? I have not looked at many brushes. I don't think I ever used a decent boar brush. I've been pleasantly surprised that my inexpensive Tweezerman badger brush rarely sheds any hairs, after having a few boar brushes that shed with every shave, getting wo...
by Pauldog
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?
Replies: 20
Views: 994

Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

There's a little bit of worn plating on the bottom of the screw on my Jagger head, and the metal underneath is silvery, so I doubt that it's brass.
by Pauldog
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?
Replies: 20
Views: 994

Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

Here's my Heritage "clone" - handle c. 1930, head c. 2000
by Pauldog
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?
Replies: 20
Views: 994

Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

The Jagger head is the same as the Muhle closed comb head. I think Muhle is the manufacturer.
by Pauldog
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?
Replies: 20
Views: 994

Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

I've always been interested about that Muehle/EJ Jagger head so the Gillette one I'd like maybe get too, but if they are only were sold on Amazon, not really. I'd much prefer buy from a shaving company. I've seen them on eBay, and I wouldn't be surprised if some regular online vendor had some for s...
by Pauldog
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: electric shaver
Replies: 14
Views: 891

Re: electric shaver

I've had good results with moderately priced Norelcos, except when I tried to groom the hairline on the back of my neck. That area would get very irritated. I use one a lot less often than a double edge or injector razor, though. I think Norelco still has a 45-day trial period, so you can return it ...
by Pauldog
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?
Replies: 20
Views: 994

Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

Can we be sure that Gillette made the handle?
by Pauldog
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?
Replies: 20
Views: 994

Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

https://sharpologist.com/gillette-heritage-double-edge-razor/ It was only sold on Amazon, aimed at the 2019 holiday season, featured a handle that looked like one from a 1930 NEW model, and a head apparently from Muhle. Limited edition, still available, for about $35. I already potentially have some...
by Pauldog
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 42
Views: 7347

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

Murray, sorry I didn't know more about Muslims and badgers. :)

Of course, in Wisconsin, Badgers are a protected species. :D
by Pauldog
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 42
Views: 7347

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

This leads me to a more serious thought: are muslims and jews allowed to use boar brushes? Or perhaps only forbidden to eat them - which would appear sensible. After reading up on this a bit, apparently it's all right to use a boar brush if you're Jewish, though I would expect some orthodox opinion...
by Pauldog
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How good were the last American-made Schick injector blades?
Replies: 0
Views: 625

How good were the last American-made Schick injector blades?

My understanding is that the current Chinese-made Schick injector blades are generally better than their predecessors made in Germany. But I don't know how the American-made predecessors to the German blades compare. Someone on eBay is selling a large quantity, and I'm wondering if they're worth get...
by Pauldog
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: new mergress
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: new mergress

I'm still very fond of one-piece models like the early Gillette Rocket. I just thought of something that might not be possible - a one-piece slant razor. That would eliminate the need for finessing the blade alignment and wondering which alignment was correct. There's probably a reason there isn't a...
by Pauldog
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Heated Razor
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Gillette Heated Razor

I'm pretty sure it's just heating the face, and then cutting the hair with a 5-blade cartridge. I'm not interested in it as a product to buy, but I am a little interested in how Gillette deals with creating appeal for their products that have unexpired patents, when the best stuff has been around fo...