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by xChris
Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: My Latest SRAD Acquisitions
Replies: 3
Views: 1345

I agree with you -- outstanding return on the investment -- certainly these are now more than "serviceable" razors. Bob's restoration looks very good indeed.
by xChris
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: SuperMax Blue Diamond razor blades
Replies: 11
Views: 5669

Photos from Dexterous' reference...
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by xChris
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A pre-July 2005 Shavemac silvertip
Replies: 20
Views: 3528

Here is a review that I did on an "Old Apothecary" (Rooney) in finest. About three-fourths of the way down, I compare a Pre-JUL 05 Shavemac (model 436) to it. http://www.shavemyface.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13393 I'm not sure if I have a D01 knot. Were the 2007 Forums brushes (black handle w/ nicke...
by xChris
Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Musgo Real aftershave
Replies: 24
Views: 6104

The Shave Den aftershave splashes contain witch hazel, aloe vera, and glycerin. You can also add allantoin to it for a small fee. Saint Charles Shave's aftershaves splashes don't have all of those ingredients, but in some cases have equivalent kinds of ingredients (from my understanding -- I'm no ex...
by xChris
Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Livi Snake - Photos Added
Replies: 13
Views: 2944

Perhaps tightening the pivot (like Maestro Livi does in his videos) is the best way to allow a good stropping? Basically, make the razor a long fixed-blade razor/knife. Although, that certainly presents the problem of even more gear (wrench) & prep time within the den.
by xChris
Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Livi Snake - Photos Added
Replies: 13
Views: 2944

I have razors that have presented me problems with stropping too. Like you, good doctor, I figure a way to get it done. Those razors will be used too! They are a tool first and foremost; the art is the benefit.
by xChris
Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Buddel Suminagashi Steel Razor in Ambonya
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Nice looking piece, and I really liked your description about the "smell" and its triggering of nostalgia.
by xChris
Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Kell’s Original Handcrafted Shaving Soap
Replies: 80
Views: 9155

I think some of the ingredients (e.g., clay) can come "out of solution" and precipitate to the bottom of the vessel when heating. Perhaps this is what happened, and the soap is no longer homogenous like it should be.
by xChris
Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: A Cautionary Tale
Replies: 15
Views: 3525

I too have had problems with reminents of lather between blade & scales causing corrosion. It is definitely an anecdote worth puting out for other straight razors to keep in mind for their own collections.
by xChris
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: tape when hone
Replies: 15
Views: 2411

Sometimes depends on the razor for me, but I usually use a single layer of tape when honing.
by xChris
Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: str8 questions: new question 7/8
Replies: 6
Views: 1526

I had a Feather ACD-N that I eventually sold. I didn't like how it shaved -- I either got a clean shave that didn't last, or I got bloodied up. I've never used he shavette styles, but I suspect that they would be the same. For me the DE techniques were even more necessart wih these disposable-blade ...
by xChris
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: How do I decant cologne into a vial?
Replies: 11
Views: 1324

Plastic disposable pipettes (aka syphons, syringes) may be what you're looking for. A google search should also get you an online vendor of your choice.
by xChris
Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Shaving Brushes ** ALL SOLD **
Replies: 0
Views: 348

FS: Shaving Brushes ** ALL SOLD **

For sale are several shaving brushes from Rooney, Shavemac, Savile Row, and Saint Charles Shave. Each brush was cleaned prior to the photographs for this post. They've all lost the occasional hair, but none of them would be considered a "shedder." I'll accept PayPal, personal check, or money order. ...
by xChris
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Honing US steel
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

How does the Lizard's edge look under a loupe or microscope? If it looks jagged or chipped out, maybe it's got a problem with weakened/compromised steel near the edge? Based on some anecdotes that I've read, you'll have to go back through your progression, and observe the edge as you go. Once you se...
by xChris
Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Hot Water & Badger Brushes
Replies: 13
Views: 1806

I've read some posts from others stating that excessively hot water damaged their brushes -- made the hair curl up at the tips. However, there's also been discussion of a type of super badger hair that would appear to curl, or bend, at the tip as well -- aka "barbed" super. This hair will usually fe...
by xChris
Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: The Horn Handles for the Semogue Brushes are in Portugal!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1394

Great looking brushes with the horn handles & the Excelsior badge. =D>
by xChris
Fri May 29, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Joseph Elliott: life-changer
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Sheffield consumes another victim! Enjoy the shaves. :D
by xChris
Sat May 16, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: How about a Spyderco Straight Razor
Replies: 13
Views: 2372

I'd like to see the use of H1 steel for the rust/corrosion prevention. The work hardening from honing would be an interesting aspect too.
by xChris
Sun May 03, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Once more into the breach
Replies: 34
Views: 4299

Gordon, That makes sense since you've got extensive DE experience, and at least some open razor experience. However, with many coming to it initially, I get the sense that they're too tentative with the razor. They slow down for fear of a severe cut -- scarring, bleeding out, and wind up with poor r...
by xChris
Sun May 03, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Once more into the breach
Replies: 34
Views: 4299

Go Gordon! My respect for giving it another shot. xChris has a great rep, if any straight is going to do the trick it would be one of his. Well, we'll see. I said at the time that I assumed that eventually one would just get used to it, as one does with many things. I tried every conscievable angle...