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by AFG
Wed May 30, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shedder?
Replies: 32
Views: 5737

You will find numerous posters across various message boards & forums who find our customer service to be outstanding, perhaps the best in the industry. Emails answered within 24 hours, a person at the end of the telephone at all times, no quibble brush replacement within a reasonable time frame, r...
by AFG
Tue May 29, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shedder?
Replies: 32
Views: 5737

Lee does stand behind his products. I bought a brush from him in March that was a heavy shedder from the beginning and he promptly replaced it. Most shedders seem to lose hairs right from the beggining but others can begin shedding some months after they had been put to use. I gave my son a two band...
by AFG
Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: M&F and Rudy Vey brushes for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Both brushes have been sold
by AFG
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: M&F and Rudy Vey brushes for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 750

M&F and Rudy Vey brushes for sale

I have two brushes offered for sale. M&F two band 29 mm with 58 mm loft. Handle height is 50 mm. Very soft with good backbone. $110 shipped in Conus. Rudy Vey brush using 26 mm TGN finest knot with extra hair. About 53 mm loft. Handle height about 52 mm. Rudy's brush has a small pinkish coloration a...
by AFG
Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: In praise of soft creams
Replies: 16
Views: 1908

For the most part I use creams more than soaps. I enjoy the scents, the lather etc. I really have never felt that soap would give the closer shave. My prep for the last 50 years or so has been pretty simple. Lots of hot water. I only face lather and enjoy building the lather and working it into my f...
by AFG
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Classic vs. Muhle R41 Toothcomb
Replies: 103
Views: 20442

There's a good video on You Tube on this razor. Sorry for the lack of a link but you can easily find it by doing a search under Cobra Classic razor. The guy describes it as a hybrid between a straight and a DE. I have too many razors now but have been tempted to try it. Might be the closest I'll com...
by AFG
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mitchell's Woolfat Ceramic Container
Replies: 28
Views: 3372

While I no longer love the Fat, I do have deep feelings for the dish. At present, Klar Kabinett is the occupant.
by AFG
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Feather AS too mild for anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 2038

I bought one last week on the sale forum and I'm not finding it all that mild. I've only used it for two shaves but so far it's working well. The first shave was with a new Feather blade and I got a very acceptable although not outstanding shave. Very comfortable and I was pleased with the results. ...
by AFG
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Worst single shave???!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 11176

Tried out a Gillette NEW long open comb head on a BRW handle with a Feather blade. My face was on fire the rest of the day.
by AFG
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Latest from Bob's Razor Works
Replies: 29
Views: 10402

I already have 5 of Bob's handles and the shave cabinet is getting crowded. But, if the three sectioned bronze handle for the client in Spain becomes a production piece, I'm a likely buyer. Great work.
by AFG
Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Feather AS-D1
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

PM sent. Can't believe it isn't gone by now but I'll take it if someone hasn't bought it.
by AFG
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Personna hospital use blade
Replies: 19
Views: 3493

I ordered a box of 100 of these blades from Robbins Instruments and received them on Monday. The box was marked as "Double Edge Prep" blades but upon opening the blade wrapper the "for hospital use" language was not there. The first assumption was that these were the lab blades not the hospital blad...
by AFG
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dislikes about shaving?
Replies: 50
Views: 9076

I can't really think of too much. I'm 64 years old and still look forward to my morning shave. My day wouldn't be right without it. I've had to buy everything online and while it would be nice to have a brick and mortar store closeby, I'm very grateful for the terrific service provided by the online...
by AFG
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Why do you like ...
Replies: 19
Views: 2136

Performance and good lather is a must. I like a scent that is not too strong and disappears with the shave. If a product has good skin conditioning that's a plus but if not I will use a post shave product.
by AFG
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Relative Razor Aggressiveness Scale
Replies: 7
Views: 2985

I read recently that the blade gap on the newer EJ razors was measured against the Merkur and was considerably less. I don't recall the exact measurements. I have been using one recently and it is a bit more comfortable to use than the Merkur. I have an iKon too but have no idea how it compares in a...
by AFG
Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Matchup between Polsilver and Personna Hospital Use blade
Replies: 44
Views: 5899

I decided to give the Personnas a try, ordered 100 from Robbins. I would have liked to try a smaller quantity but the reviews on here and B&B have been so positive that I decided to take a chance. I have been using Feathers for quite awhile and it's been a long time since I have ordered blades.
by AFG
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Matchup between Polsilver and Personna Hospital Use blade
Replies: 44
Views: 5899

I'm curious about these blades as well. I've used Feathers almost exclusively for some time and no real reason to change but I would like to try the Personna Meds. I've only found two places that sells them, Razor Blades and More and Robbins Instruments which has the better price. Does anyone have a...
by AFG
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Refreshing the DE blade
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

A friend related to me that his father had always stropped his double edge blades and apparently got a lot of usage on them. I believe he said he used the edge of a ceramic or glass cup. There was a proponet of hand stropping on this forum a few years ago and I have done it too and thought it was ef...
by AFG
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Bullgoose, Razorock XXX, and Ikon oss,A match made in heaven
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

Glad to hear this as I have an Ikon OSS in the mail. Despite my concern over how I would like an open comb razor I had an itch for one of these that wouldn't go away so I ordered it.
by AFG
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Best Place to Buy Feather Blades?
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

Dridiot ( never understood the name) sells on eBay as well as on the B&B board and maybe here as well and usually has very good prices.