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by JarmoP
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Speak to me about Rotation
Replies: 13
Views: 1526

Re: Speak to me about Rotation

My three badger brushes I rotate regularly, without favoring any, all work about the same. That dice cube method would never work for me John Rose. Once a DE blade gets into a razor, there it stays until ditching.No swapping. For me the spreadsheet method works to record. Otherwise I'd never know/re...
by JarmoP
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)
Replies: 24
Views: 8179

Re: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)

I use a well shaken badger brush and preload it with soap from bowl. Not too much soap in there like a whole puck and pretty much build some thick consistency lather there. Because only a relative small amount of soap. Then I go to face and start making lather there. Dip maybe twice the brush hairs ...
by JarmoP
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: new mergress
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: new mergress

I think gary if you missed that time Mer offered us to send our Progresses to him to get a new knob, that you do not have to regret so much. It was an expensive procedure. Of course now persons who now have them feel special. You have to appreciate your money spent :) Still the handle would be the s...
by JarmoP
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients
Replies: 9
Views: 1628

Re: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients

I can't complain any about these Amazon got 2016 sticks.

I always put some Arko soap on the bowl and from there preload my brush before making lather on my face. So I can't compare this formulation as a straight from stick to face lathering. But I tried and that worked too.
by JarmoP
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: finally, mastered the futur
Replies: 13
Views: 1569

Re: finally, mastered the futur

That is also one feature why I have never been so much interested in Futur. DE blades are sharp, but they do no harm and are light and easy to to handle. What with the Futur and I guess the cap popping out when adjusting. It does not happen with any other razor. Then you get something on thumb or ot...
by JarmoP
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: finally, mastered the futur
Replies: 13
Views: 1569

Re: finally, mastered the futur

Murray, your Progress with Mer replaced knob seems over aggressive. Progress settings don't matter what number is there, mine at lowest is about 2, so it is then 1. What matters is that the lifting thing should touch the base when at lowest. There could be some gunk under that thing or even that Mer...
by JarmoP
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: got a new gold futur
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: got a new gold futur

One thing I don't really like about these "close" canal shavers like Progress or Futur and many others like them. It is with my HD and in general Merkur fixed heads and also like Muehle/jagger must be the same. I can just shave as long as I want in my opinion even if I have like a 3 days growth and ...
by JarmoP
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: got a new gold futur
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: got a new gold futur

I have sometimes thought of getting a chinese made Futur clone, but I don't think I have that kind of shaving technique or able to use its adjustability. Usually with Merkur Progress I shave first pass with about 2.5 setting and then with 1.5 the rest one(s). They say of what I have read that Futur ...
by JarmoP
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 42
Views: 9435

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

I just had a really goood shave with my Omega 48 "professional". I have 4 brushes, 3 badgers, no synthetic. With animal based brushes, there is always the stink in my experience to get rid of. After that badger brushes don't change any but remain the same. Boar brush needs to have hairs split. I rem...
by JarmoP
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What do you shave with
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Re: What do you shave with

I use soaps mostly. My way is to put just a slice of it in a bowl, not the whole puck. This way I can get some of the bowl lather results while same time continuing build real lather on my face. And what lather gets built in the my bowl, it is ready for my next shave somewhat, so I don't rinse my bo...
by JarmoP
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?
Replies: 25
Views: 2881

Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

As a minimalist shaver, I have only Merkurs Progress and 34C and some others like a Gillette Tech that sort of works ok too, a bit rough that. But those 2 I like. I've always been interested about that Muehle/EJ Jagger head so the Gillette one I'd like maybe get too, but if they are only were sold o...
by JarmoP
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients
Replies: 9
Views: 1628

Re: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients

This is odd, or it's too early in the morning, but... I followed the link you included - see 12 sticks for $14. One of the images is the ingredient list, which clearly shows Stearic Acid as the number 2 ingredient. Reformulations make me sad. You are talking about the 4 images. The last one shows i...
by JarmoP
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients
Replies: 9
Views: 1628

Re: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients

My opinion of these Arkos is that they produce easy lather experience, shown like the guy in the picture. And the lather is slick/protective, if that is the right term? But ONCE the lather is taken away with the blade, my skin is left without much lubrication/protection. So I just am thinking if it ...
by JarmoP
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients
Replies: 9
Views: 1628

Re: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients

Good question. Tabac also has that parfum mentioned besides many other ingredients that can also contribute to the scent. Regarding scent this bowl soap formulation of these sticks, they don't have that industrial Arko scent that I originally disliked so much in past as I remembered and even posted ...
by JarmoP
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients
Replies: 9
Views: 1628

Re: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients

These "new" ones probably are. I have just half a stick from those 11 year ago acquired left. It does not have any lemon scent left and it is not white anymore. So I can't compare. It can be that it is just once someone have erroneously made puck soaps into a stick form and then they were sent out l...
by JarmoP
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients
Replies: 9
Views: 1628

"new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients

I bought 12 sticks from https://www.amazon.com/Arko-Shaving-Soap-Stick-White/dp/B000VAWZ2U which arrived today. My from 11 years ago acquired sticks had ingredients: Potassium Tallowate, Stearic Acid, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Glycerin, Parfum, Paraffinum Liquidum, Titainum Dio...
by JarmoP
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick
Replies: 14
Views: 4566

Re: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick

I have always used Palmolive stick as a "preshave" to my whiskers. Has a nice never disturbing scent even when open, just I can't find it available here locally anymore. Just one stick left. So I have had this Lagerfeld deodorant stick that I have never used in maybe 10 years. I prefer Nivea antiper...
by JarmoP
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick
Replies: 14
Views: 4566

Re: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick

I also don’t think it is the hard water residues Chris. It is just how tallow soap looses its goodness over a period and that depends also of how hard it is. I have soft water in Finland. I’m planning to slice my last Tabac soap refill puck same way as I slice the Arko. It s not that really hard soa...
by JarmoP
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick
Replies: 14
Views: 4566

Re: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick

brothers and drmoss, while I so like tallow based soaps, also as bathing ones. They do loose their goodness if going frugal and wanting to save the last bits. Happens also with higher end more costly shaving soaps like Tabac. From Arko I have read that some slice all their soap stick to separate sli...
by JarmoP
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Older guys and mild razors
Replies: 13
Views: 2780

Re: Older guys and mild razors

I've now used Feather blade again after many years, and again I'm not happy. Just what I suggested myself in above that I might do. The shave with Progress at lowest setting was ok, no bleed or much irritation. Though I can feel that if shaving everyday some other blade is better for my skin. What b...