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by Gareth
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Sharpening Kitchen Knives
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Re: Sharpening Kitchen Knives

I also use a honing rod - my grandfather is a retired master butcher so he taught me how to use it properly. A few months ago I got in the habit of using the rod each time before using the knives. I've been amazed just how much sharper and therefore useable the knives are as a result. I tend to use ...
by Gareth
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1410

Re: Cobra Conversion

Chris, really interesting to read this thread.

I must confess almost complete ignorance when it comes to these types of razors. What are the main differences and benefits over using a DE (aside from the single blade edge, of course).

Gareth
by Gareth
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A tribute to the 2006 SMF brush
Replies: 13
Views: 684

Re: A tribute to the 2006 SMF brush

Thanks Clive - I think I remember it now. I seem to recall it being a pretty good brush actually.

Such a shame that Rooney aren't around any more...
by Gareth
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 40
Views: 6855

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

Gary, I agree with you regarding the staff at GFT. Whenever I visit the Curzon Street shop i find the staff standoffish and not terribly helpful. On the other hand, the staff at the TOBS Jermyn Street store couldn’t be more engaged and helpful. Trumper's has always a bit this way, particularly in t...
by Gareth
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A tribute to the 2006 SMF brush
Replies: 13
Views: 684

Re: A tribute to the 2006 SMF brush

Was this the one that was made by Rooney? I think I had one, but just can't picture it.
by Gareth
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 540
Views: 107530

Re: What bath soap are you using right now?

We still use good old Imperial Leather in this house.
by Gareth
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Best Pomade
Replies: 9
Views: 2240

Re: Best Pomade

I used to use Trumper's Pomade and I am considering buying it again when I visit Curzon Street next month.

If I remember correctly it has a lovely rose scent.
by Gareth
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Curious Curry
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Curious Curry

drmoss_ca wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:57 am
From what I hear, the British are more obsessed with curry than ever, and the lucky blighters have no end of Indian restaurants in which to indulge themselves.
Ahh.....The British Curry.....which bears absolutely no resemblance or relation to a real curry!
by Gareth
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gillette Scores an own goal
Replies: 16
Views: 1571

Re: Gillette Scores an own goal

The problem with things like this is that they actually don't help the cause they're intending. The behaviour Gillette depicts represents only a small sub-set of men that absolutely needs excising, but it certainly isn't representative of all or, in my experience most men. And actually, I think most...
by Gareth
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Simpson Tulip 2 - $55 - REDUCED
Replies: 1
Views: 1712

Re: FS: Simpson Tulip 2 - $45

BUMP - reduced to $45.

Gareth
by Gareth
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vintage 89
Replies: 5
Views: 1587

Re: Vintage 89

Olle, no you wouldn't be going back far enough with that style of bottle. That design and formulation was around when I first got involved with all this in 2007. My current 30ml bottle which I save for special occasions and have had about 5 years is like this. I did once have an older bottle like th...
by Gareth
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: News
Replies: 14
Views: 2423

Re: News

Thanks Vince. A big improvement that will make posting images much easier.

Gareth
by Gareth
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Self Review
Replies: 12
Views: 2815

Re: A Self Review

Ira, I use a blade 4 or 5 times then toss them. No point in my opinion taking it too far and risking a sub-par shave with the associated irritation. They’re cheap enough after all.

Gareth
by Gareth
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: New product - Castle Forbes 1445 shaving cream
Replies: 6
Views: 2226

Re: New product - Castle Forbes 1445 shaving cream

Never used Castle Forbes, Gary, but am looking forward to reading your review nonetheless.

Gareth
by Gareth
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: A Blast From The Past
Replies: 5
Views: 1947

Re: A Blast From The Past

Hi Chris, a really entertaining post and quite timely as for some reason I was thinking about this very cream only the other day. I never tried it actually, and I think CT stopped selling it around the time I started shaving with a brush. Was it available in the UK because I used to buy their shirts...
by Gareth
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Self Review
Replies: 12
Views: 2815

Re: A Self Review

Interesting first post Ira and I couldn’t agree more with the advice you give. Learning to shave with a DE (and a straight too, I’m sure) IS quite a zen-like process. It takes patience and experience for sure. I particularly agree with your ‘short strokes’ advice, and that’s something I don’t think ...
by Gareth
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: And here we are ---
Replies: 31
Views: 7958

Re: And here we are ---

I second that, Murray. It’s nice to see a few familiar faces popping up again around here. Hopefully it will help increase the traffic again...

Gareth
by Gareth
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Merkur 23C Long Handle Razor
Replies: 1
Views: 896

Re: FS: Merkur 23C Long Handle Razor

Reduced to £17 ($23)

Gareth
by Gareth
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Home Page and Gallery
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Re: Home Page and Gallery

I say abandon and nuke it.

There’s a few old gems in there (DrP’s brush collection for example) that I still like to look at, but that’s it.

Thanks Vince.
by Gareth
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: News about Straight Razor Place forum
Replies: 18
Views: 5192

Re: News about Straight Razor Place forum

I don’t look beyond SMF but this is both hugely embarrassing on the part of the owner, and incredibly underhand on the part of the domain poacher.

I hope they get it sorted (if they can).

Gareth