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by Pauldog
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Sudoku anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Sudoku anyone?

To be technical, Sudoku is math, since logic is a branch of math, but it's not quantitative. You could replace the digits with any set of 10 different symbols. The first thing I do is fill in the easy unfilled squares, ones where it doesn't take too much effort to see there's only one choice of digi...
by Pauldog
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?
Replies: 25
Views: 2946

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

fallingwickets wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:10 am
sorry to tell you, but the razor or at least the handle part is absolutely nothing like the one being sold at walgreens.

You mean the "Heritage" razor in late 2019 made by Muhle is different from this one at Walgreens? This new one is something different? The price is so similar, too.
by Pauldog
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 47
Views: 1382

Re: Face masks

What I was hoping by using a face shield was to gain more protection for myself, have lower maintenance, and to breathe more easily, while not changing much the protection others get from me. I'm supposing that a cloth mask could absorb possible aerosols from the air. In the countries where the use ...
by Pauldog
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 47
Views: 1382

Re: Face masks

Chris (or anyone else with some familiarity with them), what do you think of clear plastic face shields instead of masks? A friend got some to try, and I've been using one lately.
by Pauldog
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?
Replies: 25
Views: 2946

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

I did find it at the Gillette website after all: https://gillette.com/en-us/the-latest-from-gillette/king-c-gillette It's officially available only at Walgreens drugstores, but I first saw it on eBay. According to the description at Walgreens.com, the razor is made in China and the blades are from R...
by Pauldog
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?
Replies: 25
Views: 2946

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

It looks like the same razor is now repackaged for current sale as the King C. Gillette razor. Surprising that Gillette.com doesn't list it among their Father's Day gifts.

There are also blades under the same name, but I haven't yet looked into who makes those, or where.
by Pauldog
Wed May 06, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Kai Original Captain blade
Replies: 24
Views: 6384

Re: Kai Original Captain blade

Could the Schick and the Kai be the same blades? If I remember right, the Kai DE blades have no markings, so maybe they contract out all their blades.
by Pauldog
Wed May 06, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Broken Razor Rockwell 6c
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: Broken Razor Rockwell 6c

If the threads on the head look all right, you could try using a different handle. But also contact Rockwell about it. They'll probably send you a new razor. The easiest way would be if they asked you to send photos rather than return yours. This is how a couple of different companies recently handl...
by Pauldog
Wed May 06, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: My Purchase of the Decade
Replies: 27
Views: 3142

Re: My Purchase of the Decade

Hi Paul - Are those English-made Wilks that you reference the pillar packs of the last English production (around 2001) that a bunch of us got through a group buy, years ago? If so, I still have three of those pillar packs of 100, myself. I moved on to other blades, so I never gave these much atten...
by Pauldog
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: finally, mastered the futur
Replies: 13
Views: 1597

Re: finally, mastered the futur

The original Gillette Rocket doesn't have a hole at the bottom, either, but I still recommend it. There must be several different grips that work on most razors. What blades are you all using with the Futur? I sold mine years ago, then bought the QShave last year out of curiosity, but haven't tried ...
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: 12718

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: 1205

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: 27
Views: 3142

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: 1393

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: 1898

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: 1779

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: 9523

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: 25
Views: 2946

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: 25
Views: 2946

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

Here's my Heritage "clone" - handle c. 1930, head c. 2000