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by Straight Arrow
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette flare tip vs black handle tip vs blue tip
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: Gillette flare tip vs black handle tip vs blue tip

The blue tip is the mildest of all the Superspeed razors. It has the narrowest blade gap and was marketed as a gentle mild razor. Probably my favorite of the SSs.
by Straight Arrow
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Your best concert experience
Replies: 14
Views: 1317

Re: Your best concert experience

My first rock concert was Blind Faith at the Spectrum in Philadelphia in the summer of 1969. I was all of 13 years old and was very lucky that my 18 year old sister agreed to let me tag along. I was quite impressed by the atmosphere, the crowd, the loudness of the band. It was a big big deal for me....
by Straight Arrow
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately
Replies: 38
Views: 3087

Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

My posting here has diminished in concert with my diminished shaving experimentation. After using a multitude of razors, brushes, and soaps in daily rotation for years I have settled into a routine with two or three favorite shaving tools. With the reduced hunger for info about shaving paraphernalia...
by Straight Arrow
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Taking a break from the news
Replies: 23
Views: 3555

Re: Taking a break from the news

Be careful with your news consumption. It can lead to all kinds of warped impressions of the state of this world. You only get what the media outlets want you to read so that they can influence your mind and your subsequent actions.
by Straight Arrow
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: gillette knack, slim twist
Replies: 11
Views: 1241

Re: gillette knack, slim twist

I have a knack and I think it compares similarly to the SS while leaning toward the milder side.
by Straight Arrow
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What am I listening to? Seeburg 1000, of course
Replies: 0
Views: 657

What am I listening to? Seeburg 1000, of course

This is what I remember as a kid. It's what was piped into restaurants, elevators, and waiting rooms in the '50s and '60s. Absolutely wonderful stuff and very addictive.
http://seeburg1000.com
by Straight Arrow
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: TV Razor & NOS Blades
Replies: 1
Views: 534

FS: TV Razor & NOS Blades

I have for sale a 1958 D1 cased Gillette TV Razor. The razor is in very nice condition. No brassing. The case is in good condition. No broken hinges but it is marred by what looks to me like someone dripped a few drops of glue on it. Asking $45. Paypal only. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8884/283900...
by Straight Arrow
Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: NOS Colgate Barber Soap
Replies: 24
Views: 3197

Re: NOS Colgate Barber Soap

It was six years. I moved, packed it away, and sort of forgot about it. :oops: Anyway, it is terrific. All this time I was futzing around with overrated stuff like MWF, and I coulda been using this! #-o That's OK. The stuff was already around 60 years old. What's another six? I haven't used mine in...
by Straight Arrow
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: NOS Colgate Barber Soap
Replies: 24
Views: 3197

Re: NOS Colgate Barber Soap

I'm also a lucky holder of one of these rolls. Truly fantastic soap. I bought a roll of it several years ago thanks to a heads-up by you on these forums...and I completely forgot about it! I'm going to dig it out and try it. I just looked up that post. It was 6 years ago and you still haven't tried...
by Straight Arrow
Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: NOS Colgate Barber Soap
Replies: 24
Views: 3197

Re: NOS Colgate Barber Soap

I'm also a lucky holder of one of these rolls. Truly fantastic soap.
by Straight Arrow
Sat May 28, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: WWI Army Gillettes
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: WWI Army Gillettes

I believe the Khaki Set is a WWI era razor rather than WWII. I think it was offered to the general public as well. Someone with more knowledge---please correct and expand upon what I have stated.
by Straight Arrow
Wed May 25, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: organic coconut oil as aftershave balm
Replies: 8
Views: 3518

Re: organic coconut oil as aftershave balm

I love coconut oil. I use it to prevent dry cracked skin in dry winter months. I use it as a hair dressing. I melt it onto my baked sweet potatoes (amazingly delicious). Wonderful stuff.
by Straight Arrow
Fri May 20, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Band razor
Replies: 11
Views: 1708

Re: Band razor

Yes, the band razors have been discussed before and I was (and still am) the only one that appears to like them. I have both the Gillette and Schick versions and I prefer the Schick. Contrary to what everyone else reports I get a very comfortable and bloodless shave. While I only use the band razor ...
by Straight Arrow
Fri May 20, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are we there yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Re: Are we there yet?

I learned so much early on by being a member of this forum and I'm grateful for the learning process. More often than not these days I use one of my Gillette adjustables be it a Fatboy, Slim or a long or short black handled. I always set it on "1" and usually use a vintage carbon blade. Brush is a c...
by Straight Arrow
Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: I'm dense, please help
Replies: 20
Views: 5128

Re: I'm dense, please help

Sister lives matter
Some of my best friends are nuns
Talked to one tonight
by Straight Arrow
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: I'm dense, please help
Replies: 20
Views: 5128

Re: I'm dense, please help

I am dense as well
My granddaughter calls me Dim
Please help me and Clive
by Straight Arrow
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gonna be gone for about a week - Honeymooning
Replies: 25
Views: 2665

Re: Gonna be gone for about a week - Honeymooning

Love is a blessing
Life is unbearably short
Live it with great love
by Straight Arrow
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1113
Views: 113566

Re: What are you reading?

Tuesdays With Morie
A thoughtful and gentle read
Touching and peaceful
by Straight Arrow
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Fat Boy versus Slim
Replies: 12
Views: 1712

Re: Fat Boy versus Slim

Fatboy is a truck
Slim is a mid-size sedan
Both deliver well
by Straight Arrow
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: here ya go
Replies: 7
Views: 1272

Re: here ya go

Cheap imitations
I can think of many more
Keeps people working