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by CK
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Mass-market AS Balms?
Replies: 12
Views: 3671

The nivea is great. I also like proraso pre-shave (as an aftershave). It is also pretty cheap and the tub lasts forever. I usually apply it after my aftershave splash or balm. It really really helps get rid of any shaving bumps quick. It also prevents them from forming. YMMV
by CK
Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Derby Blades, A Review
Replies: 103
Views: 61971

How many shaves do most get out of these blades? I had my 4th today and it didnt come out as smooth as the rest.
by CK
Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Milled Soaps
Replies: 1
Views: 969

Milled Soaps

Has anyone used Tom's of Maine bath soaps? It says they are milled 4 times. I figure at $3.50 a bar its a good deal.
by CK
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Desscribe the Royall line of scents to me?
Replies: 14
Views: 2230

Hmm, so I should have bought it when I was in Bermuda to get the real stuff? If thats the case, I can wait til the next time I go there...maybe.
by CK
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Desscribe the Royall line of scents to me?
Replies: 14
Views: 2230

I read on some reviews that this company was bought out by an American company and that the quality of their product has changed. I noticed their website has a NYC address, so I believe they are no longer Bermudian owned. Has anyone experienced a change in these products? I am interested in buying a...
by CK
Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 9 thru November 15 2009
Replies: 224
Views: 22244

Saturday

English Gillette Tech
Derby Blade shave 2
Simpson PJ2 Super
Trumpers Rose soap (old formulation)
DR Harris Pink a/s
by CK
Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I can't shave every day
Replies: 27
Views: 4547

This morning I used a derby (2nd shave) in my new Gillette Tech from England. I really paid attention to my blade angle to the point where I mostly felt the blade cover and not the blade sliding over my face. I increased from 2 passes to 3 passes. I did this because with the lessened blade angle, I ...
by CK
Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: English Shaving Company
Replies: 8
Views: 1413

Andy, If it makes you feel better I did not get the harris soap. There is a lot in my rotation, I need to let it dwindle a bit before I get soaps. I wouldnt want it to have any scent loss!
by CK
Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: English Shaving Company
Replies: 8
Views: 1413

Well, I decided yes on the Chatsworth. I am also getting the 150ml Harris Pink (which I will need when I run out in a week or so) and an EJ labeled Kent hairbrush (going with the white bristle as I hear the black ones are tough on the scalp. Their price on the Harris shave soaps are holding me up. T...
by CK
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: English Shaving Company
Replies: 8
Views: 1413

Ben, I am waiting to pull the trigger on that as well. I need some things from them. Harris Pink for one. Maybe some Harris Soap....but should I get the chatsworth or not!? Its a tough one for me
by CK
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Why do I want a Chatsworth
Replies: 31
Views: 2793

Ill make the decision soon. Has to be done before the free shipping disappears on the 16th! Most importantly is getting my Harris Pink first! I am almost out.
by CK
Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Why do I want a Chatsworth
Replies: 31
Views: 2793

I have had an itchy trigger finger for ordering the Chatsworth for awhile now, but the price has held me back. Is this one a viable alternative? http://www.theenglishshavingcompany.com/cgi-bin/psProdDet.cgi/DE89Ldb5||@cTraditional%20safety%20&%20double%20edge%20razors@b|0|user||17| Same head but dif...
by CK
Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Loving the Tech
Replies: 17
Views: 2027

I just got a nice English criss-crossed hatch tech on ebay. It is in really great shape...looks like new. It is my new favorite shaver. I figured if I were getting one I would spend a couple of bucks extra on a nice one from England.
by CK
Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 9 thru November 15 2009
Replies: 224
Views: 22244

Wednesday...havent posted here in a lonnng time but I tried a new blade and had good results! Gillette English Tech Derby Blade Simpson PJ2 in Super GFT Sandalwood Cream w/ Dirty Bird Scuttle DR Harris Pink A/S Good shave overall. I think the Derby's might be an alternative to the Merkurs for me. I ...
by CK
Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Brush Bisection
Replies: 14
Views: 2629

Instead of cutting a nice brush, I suggest whoever is in NYC go to Cambridge Chemists and take a picture of the bisected Simpson brush they have there. The knot goes deep and was in a sort of V shape into the handle. I was there last week, and now I wish I took a picture of it. Please someone go the...
by CK
Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pasteur's AGAIN
Replies: 23
Views: 2430

I used the speick for the first time today. Great shaving cream...nice cushion. The interesting part is my skin feels alot softer than it usually does. This may be a new favorite!
by CK
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I can't shave every day
Replies: 27
Views: 4547

My shaves have been better. I have been taking more time to work on my blade angle. It seems to be working. I bought some new creams and different blades today. Is it a bad idea to try a new blade and a new cream during the same shave? Is this creating too many variables to determine what the cause ...
by CK
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: smf get together
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

I say we have it on at either Trumper's or Taylor's.

Gil, its a great idea but may be difficult to make happen...unless it is done regionally. Definitely not a geeky idea.
by CK
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: About to Make my First Web Buy- Any Other Recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 728

How much more do you need to spend to get to the free shipping?
by CK
Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pasteur's AGAIN
Replies: 23
Views: 2430

I also bought the 7am razor blades....