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by TRBeck
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Brush of the day
Replies: 908
Views: 50123

Re: Brush of the day

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A perfectly shaped fan knot Simpson 58 Best.
by TRBeck
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Manchurian White badger by Elite Razor
Replies: 12
Views: 1571

Re: Manchurian White badger by Elite Razor

Perfect! Thanks, Gary. I may wind up going for one of these knots eventually. Enjoying my Simpson Best at present but I've come to realize I like having a small variety of brushes on hand. I like Bob's handles but may look at other options, too. I appreciate the info.
by TRBeck
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 18 - March 24, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 127

Re: SOTD: March 18 - March 24, 2019

Simpson 58 fan in best badger
Homemade Orange-Cedar soap
EJ Chatsworth w/Medical Prep
Thayer's Medicated Superhazel
Prada Luna Rossa EDT spray 8)

Superb.
by TRBeck
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Nice knot
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Nice knot

It's a looker for sure. Fairly flat topped, almost beyond a standard fan. Some beautiful badger knots being sourced these days.
by TRBeck
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 18 - March 24, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 127

Re: SOTD: March 18 - March 24, 2019

Simpson 58 Best
Harris Almond ss
Jagger Chatsworth
Personna Medical Prep
Thayer's Superhazel splash
Prada Luna Rossa EDT spray
by TRBeck
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Refinishing burl wood brush handle
Replies: 18
Views: 3186

Re: Refinishing burl wood brush handle

Oscar, that is beautiful. If you ever decide you're open to making handles for sale again, I'll take one identical to it. The shape is absolutely perfect.
by TRBeck
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Manchurian White badger by Elite Razor
Replies: 12
Views: 1571

Re: Manchurian White badger by Elite Razor

Gary, I am looking for soft tips without the "gel" clumping and hooking tips that were prevalent for several years. This knot is under serious consideration. Do the tips clump and have that slimy gel fell, or are they merely soft?
by TRBeck
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Refinishing burl wood brush handle
Replies: 18
Views: 3186

Re: Refinishing burl wood brush handle

Gary, what knot did you use to replace the synth? Also, I would love to know more about your process. I have considered a Mesquite burl from Bob but am wondering now if I will go through with it. I love that handle shape and the look it has with CA. I was pondering a Manchurian. anyway, I wouldn't m...
by TRBeck
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Rolling My Own
Replies: 566
Views: 56596

Re: Rolling My Own

Chris, I used the last of your Gardenia soap from six years ago recently. Amazing stuff. I have a batch of liquid soap finishing right now (dissolving the soap paste into water to attain the proper consistency). Downstairs two batches of bar soap are curing. I just tried a new formula for shave soap...
by TRBeck
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 11 - March 17, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: SOTD: March 11 - March 17, 2019

Semogue Taj Resin Mistura
Homemade Orange-Cedar
Chatsworth/Medical Prep
Thayer's Superhazel splash
by TRBeck
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 11 - March 17, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: SOTD: March 11 - March 17, 2019

Semogue Mixed Knot Taj Resin
Homemade Orange-Cedar soap
Edwin Jagger Chatsworth razor
Personna Medical Prep shave 5
Thayer's Medicated Superhazel
by TRBeck
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 11 - March 17, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: SOTD: March 11 - March 17, 2019

Semogue Mistura Taj
Orange-Cedar soap
Jagger Chatsworth
Personna Medical Prep
Thayer's Medicated
Comme des GArcons Vettiveru
by TRBeck
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 11 - March 17, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: SOTD: March 11 - March 17, 2019

Semogue Mistura in Taj Resin
Homemade Orange-Cedar ss
Edwin Jagger Chatsworth DE
Personna Medical Prep blade
Thayer's Medicated w. hazel
Guerlain Vetiver EDT spray
by TRBeck
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 4 - March 10, 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: SOTD: March 4 - March 10, 2019

Semogue Mistura in Taj Resin
Cyril R. Salter tallowate soap
Gillette Red Tip w/Med Prep
Medicated Superhazel splash
Guerlain Vetiver EDT spray

Music: Guy Clark, "Stuff That Works"
by TRBeck
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Col Conk revisit
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Col Conk revisit

What's interesting is watching the artisan soap market drift toward detergents (B&M, Saponifico Varesino) and huge amounts of glycerin (many, many examples). The goal seems to be both instantaneous surfactant/foaming effect and huge amounts of slickness, plus replacing the glycerin that occurs natur...
by TRBeck
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Heads Up! TOBS Cedarwood shaving cream
Replies: 43
Views: 6543

Re: Heads Up! TOBS Cedarwood shaving cream

Nathan, having used it more, it's somewhere between the Tyrwhitt and Ralph Lauren's Safari cologne and shave soap.

It's a good scent, but definitely in the men's EDT direction rather than the sawmill/lumber direction.
by TRBeck
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin
Replies: 20
Views: 836

Re: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin

This brush continues to impress after almost 4 weeks of daily use. It gins up incredible lather from soaps, it holds a huge volume of lather, it gives a nice scrub without scritch, and it came in at 60 bucks. The shape and size of the bloom is lovely and classic. I did a shave with the smallest of m...
by TRBeck
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shaving cream recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Shaving cream recommendations

In addition to the excellent, affordable options from TOBS (in my opinion unmatched in the cream market in terms of performance), I recommend Asylum Shave Works creams from Bullgoose. I took a chance on a tub recently and was rewarded with terrific lather and scent (I chose the European Barbershop f...
by TRBeck
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: New Rooney Finests
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: New Rooney Finests

Absolutely lovely. The old Rooneys were stunners.

Enjoy them in good health!
by TRBeck
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: I'M BACK !
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: I'M BACK !

Gil, glad to see you back! I've been poking around here a bit again lately, too, after a long layoff. I may have to give a Simpson another whirl again, but for me, the best brush going right now is the Semogue Caravela mixed-knot in resin. I share your enthusiasm for Fine soaps, but I use homemade s...