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by Gene
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mitchell's Wool Fat and Hard Water
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Mitchell's Wool Fat and Hard Water

I dealt with Paul several times a few years ago - he is an excellent vendor.
by Gene
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What made you smile today?
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: What made you smile today?

Gary, it's fine with me. I don't think I smiled yesterday until pretty late in the evening. I could use some happy news.
by Gene
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)
Replies: 16
Views: 1219

Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Is this only available in lavender? I notice they have several different scents in the cream (including rose!), but not for the soap.

Also - I note that he offers two sizes - 100 and 70, both seems to be tallow-based. Am I missing something?
by Gene
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: NOS Personna 74 Tungsten DE Blades - Last Ones
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: FS: NOS Personna 74 Tungsten DE Blades - Last Ones

churchilllafemme wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:10 am
OK, 5 are hardly worth shipping, so let's make it 10 left for $29.
PM sent.
by Gene
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tiger making a comeback
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Tiger making a comeback

Not a Tiger fan. Not that I don't think he is a talented golfer - for he is. I would kill to have even the poor game he has struggled with over the last few years. I quit tracking him after his caddy waded into the gallery and assaulted that photographer. The golfer was in the wrong, but his caddy's...
by Gene
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

That looks really good!

I had a taste treat a month or so back - chocolate gravy!

Slathered on a biscuit - it was amazing!!
by Gene
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: SE expert an SMF treasure
Replies: 10
Views: 674

Re: SE expert an SMF treasure

an inquiry a few years ago makes me believe that he was ill and passed away. A good dude, to me anyway clive That is unfortunate. I watched one or two of his videos a long time ago - they were good. Plus, he really loved his Gem razors! I wonder what he would have thought of the modern day General,...
by Gene
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Homemade Cedarwood soap - 4 years old
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: Homemade Cedarwood soap - 4 years old

I remember when we discussed this back then.

It sounds magnificent.

I was making my own bath soap back then - and have the feeling I found/got that recipe as a PM, but then I foolishly blew up all my old messages.

What a loss...
by Gene
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Closed: Vintage Shaving Soaps
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: FS: Vintage Shaving Soaps

John, you got PM
by Gene
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: In Praise of the Ordinary Razor
Replies: 41
Views: 3108

Re: In Praise of the Ordinary Razor

Tim - PM heading your way.
by Gene
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Kai Original Captain blade
Replies: 15
Views: 1078

Re: Kai Original Captain blade

pausted wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:53 am
Gary, how would you say the Kai Original compares to the Feather Pro?
I would be curious to know that, too. May I assume this is for your General razor?
by Gene
Tue May 22, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: An Atra Anomaly
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: An Atra Anomaly

I get what he did. He sets it high, then the buyer who wants it makes an offer and the seller can accept and do the deal. I sold a batch of tools once - had offers coming in all the time.Some I accepted, some I counter-offered. One company offered a fair price for the balance I had left over. Good w...
by Gene
Mon May 21, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?
Replies: 26
Views: 2286

Re: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?

I’m just not sure I buy the “gateway drug” argument. I wonder about this, too, sometimes. I never tried it - not once - but had a lot of friends who did while we were growing up. We would have fun weekends, and I always drove. Kept them safe, I guess. They were my friends before I discovered that t...
by Gene
Mon May 21, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Seen at a Target in Colorado
Replies: 6
Views: 1132

Re: Seen at a Target in Colorado

Morning all,

The brush was badger.

And it was a CVS pharmacy, I guess, but for sure a Target store I was shopping in.
by Gene
Sun May 20, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 145
Views: 9569

Re: "That Lather"

This is different water than I have at home. I do wonder sometimes how water chemistry beyond the level of simply hard vs. soft water affects things. I have hard water but the soap did act a little differently today than at the house. This is an interesting point, and one I have seriously begun to ...
by Gene
Wed May 16, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Average number of Shaves on Artist Club Blades?
Replies: 12
Views: 1961

Re: Average number of Shaves on Artist Club Blades?

Sounds like Kai original will be the way to go for blades; maybe I'll get brave and try a Feather if I like the shaves. Tim - do what feels best for you - but I kid you not - I liked the Feather better than the Kai. I bought three of each from the folks at Try-A-Blade (I need some more of the Feath...
by Gene
Wed May 16, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: In Praise of the Ordinary Razor
Replies: 41
Views: 3108

Re: In Praise of the Ordinary Razor

I still experienced the infamous "skin-thinning" attributed to Feather blades. For this reason, I have held off on the purchase of a General. - Murray Murray- I am with you on this. I have Feather DE blades that I doubt will every get used up - Sharp but way too harsh. That said, I do not experienc...
by Gene
Wed May 16, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Seen at a Target in Colorado
Replies: 6
Views: 1132

Seen at a Target in Colorado

Greetings to all... I am on the road this week in Denver. I forgot to change the blade on my injector (really poor shave) - and decided to run in to the Target by my hotel and pick up a disposable for the rest of the week. There was something new on the shaving aisle - so I got a couple of shots for...
by Gene
Tue May 15, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 145
Views: 9569

Re: "That Lather"

Oh - of course. I had forgotten about the Klar. I have a small block of that, wrapped in plastic, in the shave vault somewhere. Rose scent if I recall.

The shape of my block makes it hard to use - maybe I will drag it into the shower and use it like a stick.

Thanks for the heads up.
by Gene
Tue May 15, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 145
Views: 9569

Re: "That Lather"

I guess it's a bit too early in the morning - my brain is fuzzy - for the life of me I can't think what German soaps there are. Speick, I guess, but what others are out there?