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by blantyre
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS. Blackland Tradere open comb.
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: FS. Blackland Tradere open comb.

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by blantyre
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS. Blackland Tradere open comb.
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: FS. Blackland Tradere open comb.

Only one pic uploaded. I am happy to send more pics if needed. Thanks.
by blantyre
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS. Blackland Tradere open comb.
Replies: 2
Views: 422

FS. Blackland Tradere open comb.

Blackland Tradere open comb DE razor. Low serial number. Bought new, used about a dozen times. Excellent condition, all packaging and inserts, blades, etc. $240 CONUS, please add 3% for paypal.
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by blantyre
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Bath Soap Slivers
Replies: 17
Views: 3613

Re: Bath Soap Slivers

I also run the soap down to a thin sliver and then “weld” it onto the next puck, assuming it’s something similar. I have been using the Martin de Candre bath soaps for a few years now and the weld seems to work ok. I have noticed that once I get down to about 10% of a bar the performance drops off n...
by blantyre
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Royal Yacht
Replies: 54
Views: 16411

Re: Royal Yacht

Indeed. Badgers are the only dead animals allowed in a barber shop these days. Pretty soon only synthetic ones.
by blantyre
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Royal Yacht
Replies: 54
Views: 16411

Re: Royal Yacht

That’s an excellent video. Thanks for posting. It seems as if the safety issues would make that establishment uninsurable these days. Open gas flames to heat curling tongs, powered belts right next to customer’s hair and the employee wearing a tie, heaven knows what toxic chemicals were in those aft...
by blantyre
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Sensible or cheap bastard?
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Sensible or cheap bastard?

That lather inside the brush is also where the heat is stored. The warm lather can be very nice on a winter morning.
by blantyre
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business
Replies: 31
Views: 6598

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

Excellent news! Any chance the handles will be stamped in lampblack? Doesn’t make any difference to performance but it was the hallmark of a “real” Simpson IMO.
by blantyre
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Large Simpson PJ - very old and rare - WITHDRAWN
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: Large Simpson PJ - very old and rare

Interesting points made here. I’ve seen dozens of ivory-scaled razors sold on shaving forums and the ivory has never been discussed other as an aside in the Description. In view of the issues with ivory, I have withdrawn the brush.

WITHDRAWN
by blantyre
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Large Simpson PJ - very old and rare - WITHDRAWN
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: Large SImposon PJ - very old and rare

There’s no doubt that this is pre-ban. I agree though this sale is CONUS only. I’ve never hesitated to use this brush even though I have only done so maybe 30 times. The most notable difference from resin is the weight. This is quite a heavy brush.
by blantyre
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Large Simpson PJ - very old and rare - WITHDRAWN
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: Large SImposon PJ - very old and rare

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by blantyre
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Large Simpson PJ - very old and rare - WITHDRAWN
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Large Simpson PJ - very old and rare - WITHDRAWN

Large Simpson PJ design in a white bone handle. The images speak for themselves. This is a rare brush – I’ve only seen 2 or 3. This one is marked Bullocks (with a u) Wilshire. There is a hairline down one side – typical of this type of handle. I have owned and used the brush occasionally for many ye...
by blantyre
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: I want to know what's the different of IPL and Laser!
Replies: 6
Views: 5030

Re: I want to know what's the different of IPL and Laser!

Lasers seem to be the answer to everything with hair! I get ads for laser hair GROWTH and for hair REMOVAL - I suppose that's good if you change your mind! It probably depends on the laser wavelength and whether is stimulates the follicles to amp up production or destroys them. Generally lasers are ...
by blantyre
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD March 9 - March 15, 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1831

Re: SOTD March 9 - March 15, 2020

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by blantyre
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Bad news - suddenly a shedder
Replies: 8
Views: 1900

Re: Bad news - suddenly a shedder

If the options are throwing it away or keeping going, I’d give it at least a dozen more shaves to shape up. If it’s still shedding badly maybe it’s done for. Actually among this crowd, it’s a significant achievement to actually wear a brush out! Congratulations are in order.
by blantyre
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What do you shave with
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

Re: What do you shave with

About evenly split soap and creams. Both have their merits. I don’t like sticks much, I probably don’t know how to use them properly but they always seem to make an awful mess.
by blantyre
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: AOS Rose Absolute shaving cream
Replies: 3
Views: 1907

Re: AOS Rose Absolute shaving cream

This is exactly what I have been doing for a while now - AOS or Xpec unscented and add a decent quality EO. I’ve made rose, sandalwood, neroli and geranium this way. I tend overload the EO a bit and make the scent good and strong. I’ve never noticed any significant drop in performance of the creams ...
by blantyre
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Alcohol and Rhodium British Aristocrat
Replies: 6
Views: 2528

Re: Alcohol and Rhodium British Aristocrat

Alcohol is less likely to damage plating than is water. Soft lint-free cloth and iso propanol is fine.
by blantyre
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin
Replies: 28
Views: 8702

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: 1068

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.