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by DreadPirate
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Need help NOT buying a new razor...
Replies: 30
Views: 4325

It's not a slant.
by DreadPirate
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Badger vs. Boar
Replies: 27
Views: 5344

I have been using a boar brush lately after years of using my Rooney. I was surprised to see how soft a supposedly scratchy brush is. I have been using an Omega 10290, and I have a Semogue 830 on the way. I get great results with the Omega, especially in terms of a rich lather and a closer shave, bu...
by DreadPirate
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1103
Views: 104827

I have been on a Robert Heinlein kick lately, reading and in some cases re-reading. Just started Job; a Comedy of Justice. I then want to read the original uncut Stranger in a Strange Land.
by DreadPirate
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1103
Views: 104827

jww wrote:It's not about the politics at all to me, I find it interesting to read these former leader's memoirs which give some insight into why they do what they do.
Yes - I absolutely agree.
by DreadPirate
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Vintage Probak DE Razor - Great Shave!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2522

It's been brought to my attention that the handle is that of a thin handle New; so I am not sure if it Gillette decided to marry up the two (Probak head and New handle) or if it's a Frankenrazor. The parts seem to be aged the same. Either way, it's a great little shaver.
by DreadPirate
Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The razors you like/use the most?
Replies: 170
Views: 28539

Merkur Slant HD - gives me the best results
Probak - my new fav among 3 piece open comb DE's
Red Tip Superspeed (really, any Gillette TTO w/o a plastic handle)
by DreadPirate
Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Vintage Probak DE Razor - Great Shave!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2522

Vintage Probak DE Razor - Great Shave!!

I just picked up one of these. Three piece open comb, nickel (I think). I don't know very much about it other than it was a subsidiary of Gillette. Not even sure when it was made other than it was made for "modern" DE blades; so no older than say 1930. Could have been made in the 40's even. Any info...
by DreadPirate
Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur Slant 37-C
Replies: 21
Views: 5260

RazoRock wrote:warning, if you try a slant, your chatsworth might be effectively retired :D
Absolutely!! You should try a slant.
by DreadPirate
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur Slant 37-C
Replies: 21
Views: 5260

The slant is very smooth but at the same time, very capable. I have 10 DE's, but none are better than the slant. Some are as good, but none better.
by DreadPirate
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razors like the Tech's
Replies: 31
Views: 5343

slackskin wrote:The Weber all-stainless ARC is a mild 3-piece, and a good value priced at $70 versus the Feather stainless.
Never tried a Weber but it does seem like a good values as you pointed out.
by DreadPirate
Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razors like the Tech's
Replies: 31
Views: 5343

If you haven't already tried a 1930's Gillette NEW, that's worth a try. I'd also second the suggestion of a Super Speed. There's a Gillette made now in India (7 O'Clock Sterling) with a head similar to the Tech, with a thin metal head and a plastic handle. Not too hard to find online. Yes - these a...
by DreadPirate
Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razors like the Tech's
Replies: 31
Views: 5343

A super speed.
by DreadPirate
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Acquired this Gillette from Pioneer
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

I have one (1909). There are fairly aggressive. I think you will be pleased.
by DreadPirate
Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Newbie not so new anymore, which razor next?
Replies: 13
Views: 2337

Here are my recommended must try DE's;

1. Any Merkur slant
2. Merkur 1904 open comb
3. Gillette Slim or fatbot
4. Gillette red tip
5. Gillette New long comb
6. Gillette Old type.
by DreadPirate
Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Adjusting a Gillette Slim Razor
Replies: 6
Views: 1855

You MUST open the doors before adjusting on both the fatboy and slim; always; no exception.
by DreadPirate
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Weber DLC Review (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 25
Views: 8198

A very impressive set up my friend. Good for you!! 8)
by DreadPirate
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Col. Ichabod Conk
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Good one!
greyhawk wrote:That's pretty bizarre. I used to work literally right across the street from that place back in the '90's.
There's a fantastic little taco stand on the corner, but I never saw Colonel Conk there. :wink:
by DreadPirate
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Col. Ichabod Conk
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Col. Ichabod Conk

Not that this changes anything about the quality of the soap. But Col. Ichabod Conk is a fictional character. The reason I am posting this is there are stories floating around that Col. Conk was a real person. The fictional story is even on the Col Conk products web site. I found this using ancestry...
by DreadPirate
Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Musty smelling razor blades?
Replies: 13
Views: 2462

Re: Musty smelling razor blades?

Howdy, gentlemen-- Am I going to give myself some weird Venusian plague? Well - the T2 toxin that the Soviets used against the Afghans was made from wheat rust. Some microbes manufacture toxins as a by product of their metabolism. Botulism is another example. It might be ok, but I would disinfect t...
by DreadPirate
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Musty smelling razor blades?
Replies: 13
Views: 2462

Seamus I would toss them. I've kept blades in open containers exposed to the heat and humidity of our Deep South Sub-Tropical climate for more than 50 years without once experiencing any fungal growth. If you must use them I would give them a deep soak in alcohol first. Yeah I agree - I would at le...