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by ghart
Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Pasted Strops
Replies: 6
Views: 2311

Re: Pasted Strops

Steve, sorry if I gave the wrong impression. I was meaning that I use a regular strop with a less heavy draw prior to every shave, and substitute the latigo every few shaves in order to "sharpen" the edge.

George
by ghart
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Pasted Strops
Replies: 6
Views: 2311

Re: Pasted Strops

Steve, I have both CrOx and diamond paddle strops and I hardly use them because I find that when my razors have reached the stage of needing them, honing is inevitable fairly soon anyway. What does prolong the life of a blade is the use of a latigo strop, not every time but after several shaves off ...
by ghart
Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Castle Forbes Lime
Replies: 9
Views: 1782

Re: Castle Forbes Lime

Agreed, it's one of the best. If only CF would come up with a rose cream…

George
by ghart
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shaving bowl in UK
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Shaving bowl in UK

Looks great Roger. FWIW I use an even cheaper white cereal bowl by Denby, http://www.denby.co.uk/white/white-small-bowl/invt/011010045. But if you want the best, complete with royal crests, take a look at DR Harris' latest offering here, http://www.drharris.co.uk/lather-bowl-shave?search=NEW. Very p...
by ghart
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Chubby vs Polo
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: Chubby vs Polo

Matt, I have these brushes, both late Gloucestershire Simpsons, both in super. The knots are indeed identical but they are different brushes in the hand. The PL10 has more heft on account of the bigger handle and I use this one for hard, triple-milled soaps. The CH2, which I generally prefer, gets u...
by ghart
Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Wool fat question
Replies: 12
Views: 885

Re: Wool fat question

Janus wrote:Sounds like you're not using enough soap, could be as simple as that.
+1

George
by ghart
Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: The new heading
Replies: 8
Views: 4135

Re: The new heading

Thank you Vince.

George
by ghart
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: The new heading
Replies: 8
Views: 4135

The new heading

Many thanks to those who have brought about an improvement in accessibility, clarity and so on with the new location. It's a minor point that I have. The turquoise banner seems to indicate SMF squared, which is not really the idea. Would it be possible to bring the digit 2 onto the bottom line, so t...
by ghart
Mon May 06, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Whats happened to my Simpson CH1 Best?...
Replies: 33
Views: 3416

Martin, here is a Simpson user from not too far from you in the UK! Can I suggest that you email Mark Watterson at Simpson via their website, and tell him of your problem? He is very interactive and helpful, particularly to us locals. Best if you can email him a pic of your brush. Let us know how yo...
by ghart
Fri May 03, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper Oxford Blue Shave Soap
Replies: 6
Views: 1591

Yes it's the same as the T&H "Luxury" soap. And so is Trumper's "Officer & Gentleman". These small sizes were made to fit in their scuttles, but they do well for me for travel purposes, in a very light and small plastic container.

George
by ghart
Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ATG revisited
Replies: 21
Views: 2499

Yes a touch of ATG is essential for me too, though under the angle of the jaw, in the direction of the chin. That's after a full attempt at with, and then largely across the grain. But of course I'm limited in which directions I can use, being a straight razor man!

George
by ghart
Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper's Sandalwood Hard Soap. It Shall Return.
Replies: 15
Views: 1670

That's good, but in what form, one may ask…

George
by ghart
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 535
Views: 94772

I'm currently using DR Harris Arlington as my shower soap. A big (200 g) tablet, been a favourite for years. I have 2 of these left that are of the old tallow-based formula, then I'll have to try the veggie version.

George
by ghart
Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: The Fat
Replies: 23
Views: 3786

I don't use aftershave very much so I suppose that I'm not really qualified to speak, but for me the principal scent of MWF is a mixture of geraniol and lanolin. Therefore I suggest that you look in the rose and allied fragrance department. MWF partners well with rose-based creams. Of the few that I...
by ghart
Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: liking "the fat"
Replies: 72
Views: 7877

Lets hope that they never mess with the formula.

To my nose it smells exactly the same as it did when my grandfather used it, more than 50 years ago. Still, I guess some new regulation could emerge that would force them to alter the formula!

George
by ghart
Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Boker still in production
Replies: 8
Views: 2675

When I was in Salzburg recently I saw a new 6/8 Boker "Celebrated" in the Henckels shop, of all places! It looked very nice in a horn handle, but I thought that it was overpriced at ~€200. I resisted the temptation!

George
by ghart
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: castle forbes cedar/sandalwood scent
Replies: 38
Views: 4484

Maybe the bottom line is that CF sandalwood is, like the other CF scents, based on essential oils (EO) only. Lynn's comment on other manufacturers' sandalwood creams being "overly perfumed" is apt. For me CF sandalwood was not sufficiently inspiring, though the cream base was excellent. I am a great...
by ghart
Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 18
Views: 2753

Here's another vote for the Floris.

George
by ghart
Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Snow White and the CH2
Replies: 25
Views: 3587

If the loft is indeed 56 mm that looks to be a superb brush and I would be very happy to try it! I can't see why the uniformity of hair colour change should affect performance, but you may know better…! After all, the colour transition point for each hair will be mixed with all the others in the sor...
by ghart
Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Geo F. Trumper Rose shaving soap
Replies: 48
Views: 7652

My wife claims she will confiscate my man card herself if I do. :( Oh dear, that will require more thought than whether or not to try rose soap or cream! IMO rose may be the single best, highest, most distinguished shaving scent of all! It combines well with MWF, by which I mean that if you load th...