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by alcx77
Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: ugly mug save soap
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: ugly mug save soap

So after all these years an update. Have since purched 5 more pucks of this soap
which I use as a touch up soap after shaving with whatever I am experimenting with
at the time.
by alcx77
Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Question for Squire: Why Derby?
Replies: 10
Views: 1997

Re: Question for Squire: Why Derby?

Since my eyesight has irreversibly deteriorated beyond the point where I can see through a microscope (gave mine to a friend's 10 year old son) I'm toying with the idea of doing something with blades. Stropping perhaps, to extend their longevity, now there's ground to explore. Boont of naught perha...
by alcx77
Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette blades
Replies: 30
Views: 2336

Re: Gillette blades

Squire,

How does the Rapira line compare to Feathers?
by alcx77
Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The razors you like/use the most?
Replies: 171
Views: 32983

Re: The razors you like/use the most?

For DE Murker Slant 37c
For SE Contour 2
For Injector Shick model bought way back in the 70s
by alcx77
Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Triton
Replies: 7
Views: 1272

Re: Triton

Squire wrote:Yes, bulk buying is the way to go. My last blade purchase I waited for a sale and bought 1000.
I thought I was going overboard buying 200 Ted Pella single edge blades ........... 1000 :shock:
by alcx77
Fri May 29, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Experience with Ted Pella SE blades in carbon steel?
Replies: 16
Views: 2938

Re: Experience with Ted Pella SE blades in carbon steel?

The only way to make it conclusive for yourself is to test them. Blades are possibly the most YMMV factor in traditional shaving. Let us know how you make out. I tested them a few years back and they were pretty terrible, but they may have been old stock micro rusted blades too. In no way were they...
by alcx77
Fri May 01, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Sputnik Blades Reviewed
Replies: 18
Views: 10045

Re: Sputnik Blades Reviewed

An update to this last post. This blade has, once again, come up in my rotation and I am on shave 32 in my Slant with, I suppose a few shaves more to go. I rated the blade "Recommended" at 6 shaves........for me the rest are merely a matter of curiosity. Start out with the nimble G1000 than switch t...
by alcx77
Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I've been thinking about getting a Futur
Replies: 13
Views: 1505

Re: I've been thinking about getting a Futur

I have a matte Futur which has been in my regular rotation for over a decade. I have experimented with wrapping the handle in quarter inch rubber bands but have come once again to settle on the handle as it is. While the weight does not cause my fingers to ache I find it useful in applying the "feat...
by alcx77
Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Blade Longevity
Replies: 20
Views: 1997

Re: Blade Longevity

I get a kick out of stretching blades but the most I ever drove a DE to was 29 with a Derby. 8)
by alcx77
Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: We are very fortunate
Replies: 11
Views: 1771

Re: We are very fortunate

I am trying to remember what I was shaving with when I stumbled upon this site in the Spring of 2001... :|
by alcx77
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Maggard MR6 razor review...
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Re: Maggard MR6 razor review...

Nice photo
by alcx77
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Safety razor of the Day DE or SE
Replies: 382
Views: 16907

Re: Safety razor of the Day DE or SE

My current rotation includes DEs, an injector and a Contour 2 SE. About the only thing left on a prospective
shopping list might be a better looking SE razor. 8)
by alcx77
Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gem Micromatic.
Replies: 23
Views: 3754

Re: Gem Micromatic.

With the possible exception of a Personna 74
by alcx77
Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gem Micromatic.
Replies: 23
Views: 3754

Re: Gem Micromatic.

My rotation has evolved into DE than SE [Ted Pella] than DE than Injector TP and "Chick" blades than DE etc I also enjoy readjusting to the technique involved in each of these types of razors. Pella blades are not as initially sharp as the Gems or Treets in my SE experience but give me 22-26 comfort...
by alcx77
Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: TREET New Steel
Replies: 10
Views: 1679

Re: TREET New Steel

Treet has a nice stable of blades.....the Trig was a very pleasant surprise to me. :o
by alcx77
Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Amazing Shaves From My Oldest Blades
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

Re: Amazing Shaves From My Oldest Blades

Indeed I do have a Futur which I yet to explore beyond a setting of 2. I look forward to my silky Shick DE blade........the last of my NOS. 8)
by alcx77
Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I have changed my game plan
Replies: 15
Views: 2400

Re: I have changed my game plan

Squire wrote:
ShadowsDad wrote: Life is just too short not to use what we like.
Couldn't have said that better.
I have heard it said that life is like a roll of TP.........it gets faster at the end :shock:
by alcx77
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Amazing Shaves From My Oldest Blades
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

Re: Amazing Shaves From My Oldest Blades

Alas I have but one blade left from my 1970s stash ... a Shick DE which will come up at the end of my current rotation.......may take some
time to get there. Then again, anticipation is a wonderful thing. 8)
by alcx77
Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Mongoose -- Stainless Steel SE Razor
Replies: 55
Views: 15105

Re: Mongoose -- Stainless Steel SE Razor

It is encouraging to see such high quality DE products still on the market. :)
by alcx77
Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Summer Block Party in Yokohama
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Summer Block Party in Yokohama

Squire wrote:Very nice Mike, enjoyed the juxtaposition of corn dogs and pole dancing.
The two would have me coughing to death but I suppose that there are worse ways to go! 8)