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by blantyre
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin
Replies: 28
Views: 3337

Re: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin

I’ve been using the ash handle version of this brush for several days now. Very impressive performance, it seems as if this really does capture the best features of badger and boar without any of the downsides of either one. Not inexpensive but still good value IMO.
by blantyre
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Looking for a Semogue caravela brush.
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Looking for a Semogue caravela brush.

I ended up buying one of the mixed knot brushes from Semogue - I'd still like a caravela sometime but at least have now tried this "50/50" knot and like it.
by blantyre
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Looking for a Semogue caravela brush.
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Looking for a Semogue caravela brush.

Title says it - I would like to buy one of the LE Semogue owner’s club caravela brushes. It’s a mixed bristle brush. A similar knot brush is available new but I’d prefer to try the original if anyone has one they’d be willing to sell.
Thanks.
by blantyre
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: Vintage Wilkinson 'Light Brigade' DE Razor Blades - Reduced Again
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Vintage Wilkinson 'Light Brigade' DE Razor Blades

Great blades John, at least 20 shaves without pulling. I only wish that the offer of the 9 x 12 print of the Battle of Waterloo print was still valid. I imagine that those went years ago! If only Wilkinson had been in business at the time of the Battle of Hastings history might be very different.
by blantyre
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Penhalgon may be discontinuing English Fern & Douro
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Penhalgon may be discontinuing English Fern & Douro

For all practical purposes they have already discontinued HB- the current version is a weak rendition of the vintage juice IMO. They are going for high volume items.
by blantyre
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Perfume Passage
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Perfume Passage

I spent a very pleasant and interesting 3+ hours touring a private perfume bottle and perfume museum today. It’s at the Sanfillipo Estate a few miles northwest of Chicago. It is a very large private home that hosts events including organ recitals and other things. The income is used for charitable w...
by blantyre
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Red Ruby Creeper A/S only
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: FS: Red Ruby Creeper A/S only

SOLD
by blantyre
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Red Ruby Creeper A/S only
Replies: 1
Views: 358

FS: Red Ruby Creeper A/S only

Holy Black Red Ruby Creeper aftershave ONLY. Unopened with wax intact. Limited edition of 300 made. The creeper provides a nice menthol cooling effect without the scent of menthol. CONUS only. $55 shipped. Might consider a straight trade for an unopened Castle Forbes Lavender BALM only. Prefer to se...
by blantyre
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac/Maurer & Wirtz announces a new scent
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Re: Tabac/Maurer & Wirtz announces a new scent

Interesting. The Maurer and Wirtz site lists it as “a fragrance for the man who takes matters into his own hands.” Further down the page they list EDT, aftershave, shower gel and deodorant but unfortunately no soap. Clearly not “a fragrance for a man who has many vices.”
by blantyre
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 1 - July 7, 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: SOTD: July 1 - July 7, 2019

Seem to be on a Spanish kick this week. Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap and aftershave, Alvarez Gomez cologne, Semogue boar bristle bush, paradigm 17-4 with feather.
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by blantyre
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap revisited
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap revisited

About 2 years ago I bought a tub of Myrsol Agua Balsamica soap. I like the AS once in a while and looked forward to trying the soap. The scent was spot on - just like the AS. The lather was less successful. It made a very greasy, thin, liquid - hard to even get enough on the brush to apply, almost l...
by blantyre
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Titanium razor handle, excellent quality.
Replies: 0
Views: 612

FS: Titanium razor handle, excellent quality.

A good quality titanium razor handle. Very well made with deep knurling and well finished. The threading seems to be generic since it fits just about every head I have tried it on. Approx. 94 x 16 mm, 67 grams. $70 CONUS.
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by blantyre
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business
Replies: 15
Views: 1884

Re: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business

Very nice idea. My 90th anniversary Astor gets regular use in the rotation - it's a great brush. Perhaps some kind of LE (100 pieces?) to kick things off? My personal sweet spot is ~22 mm fan - I don't like "mega brushes" like the BK12 although they are impressive when bloomed. Which way to go is a ...
by blantyre
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: English Fern tallow soap by Penhaligon's
Replies: 18
Views: 1257

Re: English Fern tallow soap by Penhaligon's

That's a great point Gary. I think that some of the artisan makers are producing soaps that are the equal of some vintage classics. Barrister and Mann for example lathers every bit as well as tallow first Pen's IMO. So do some of the other niche makers. I still like the Pen's partly because it is a ...
by blantyre
Fri May 24, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Making perfume bottles
Replies: 0
Views: 862

Making perfume bottles

An interesting article on making perfume bottles. quickly and inexpensively as well!

https://ceramics.org/ceramic-tech-today ... xpensively
by blantyre
Sun May 19, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review - The Art of Shaving
Replies: 13
Views: 4131

Re: Review - The Art of Shaving

AOS stuff is good but I very rarely bought anything in the store. I used to buy a couple of tubs of unscented cream usually online now and then to mix with high quality rose or sandalwood oil to replenish my old AOS tubs. About a year ago I switched to Xspec unscented for this purpose. Comparable or...
by blantyre
Tue May 14, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: Sebum Gold Soap/Serum Set
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: FS: Sebum Gold Soap/Serum Set - Final Reduction

John, if you decide to split these I’d be interested in the soap but not the balm. If someone else is thinking the opposite it could work for three of us.
by blantyre
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: SOTD: April 8 - April 14, 2019

I survived Plague Doctor - actually enjoyed it!
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by blantyre
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TSA question re shaving gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1738

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

I only travel with carry on to avoid delays problems and increase flexibility with standby, etc. Use sample size creams and tester size (2ML typically) colognes. Put my TTO in a leather case and place it in a bowl so that it can be inspected to check that there is no blade installed.
by blantyre
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Occam's Razor
Replies: 22
Views: 2963

Re: Occam's Razor

Very interesting. I am skeptical that anyone on this forum could shave for $32/year as claimed on the Classic site. I think that I spent more than that in the 1980s when I had a full beard. That’s not really the issue though. It looks like a nice razor.