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by Rufust445
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

Razorock Baby Smooth? but out of stock right now. I’m always want to try so bad but has been out of stock like more 5 Months. I have a number of the vintage razors mentioned in this thread, but I've lately between rotating between the Razorock DE1 (Baili 171) and the Dorco PL602 and see no changes ...
by Rufust445
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Derby Blades, A Review
Replies: 101
Views: 50713

Re: Derby Blades, A Review

After years of trying vintage Gillettes, Schick Krona, and Lords, I've settled on two current design razors that work better for me: Dorco PL602 and Razorock DE1 (a.k.a Baili 171). After getting good results with Treet Blue Special/Black Beauties in the DE1, I noticed a pack of Derby Extras sitting ...
by Rufust445
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Rogue Industries Wallets
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: Rogue Industries Wallets

John, I thought that they quit issuing credit cards with RFID. I have an "enhanced" driver's license that has it, but it has a special foil-lined pouch to prevent RF signal escape. My problem is that wallets with top-loading pockets cause my credit cards to crack and break. I want an old-style bill...
by Rufust445
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Tulip etc
Replies: 26
Views: 3815

Re: Tulip etc

drmoss_ca wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:45 pm
We need more faces, so we might use more of our brushes. I'd be willing to shave ~3 faces a day. How about you?

C.
I've had to deal with some two-faced people over the years, and IMHO, they're to be avoided if possible.
by Rufust445
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: December 4, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1636

Re: SOTD: December 4, 2017 - December 10, 2017

Plissoft 24mm synthetic brush
RazoRock Al Sapone soap
Stirling bulldog style handle
Razorock Old Style head
Treet Blue Special/Black Beauty blade
Kroger witch hazel
by Rufust445
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac inspired
Replies: 14
Views: 2148

Re: Tabac inspired

I still have about 1½ sticks of Irisch Moos left. Great fragrance, but maybe too much of it. Can't use it for more than two shaves in a row without feeling irritation from it. As we head into the dry winter months, I've found the best lather for me is from an LEA soap stick, "con glicerina y lanolin...
by Rufust445
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette 7 O'clock Review
Replies: 109
Views: 57171

Re: Gillette 7 O'clock Review

When this thread started years ago, I had gone through one pack of these blades in a Gillette adjustable razor. I found them a bit too sharp for me given my technique at the time, and not so smooth as, some vintage NOS blades, and a newly discovered favorite, the Shark SS. Also the four thick wax sp...
by Rufust445
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Dorco - $15 off
Replies: 7
Views: 1653

Re: Dorco - $15 off

Dorco USA won't even admit they make, let alone sell, the PL602 razor

Yet I had a DFS+ with one today.
by Rufust445
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Is Plisson still in the hunt?
Replies: 11
Views: 2126

Re: Is Plisson still in the hunt?

Could be Plisson has lost market share to online sites like Italian Barber, Maggard's, etc. Reminds me of a statement I read nearly 20 years ago that the World Wide Web is deflationary, as people can find the best price on something in a matter of minutes. That said, my two most recent online purcha...
by Rufust445
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The Real Shave CO.
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Re: The Real Shave CO.

The local Rite Aid store used to carry Real Shaving Co. cream in 150 ml. tubes, and it was a bargain when on sale for $3.99. The stuff disappeared from Rite Aid shelves at the end of 2014, and in early 2015 it was announced that Creightons had sold the brand to another company. I managed to get two ...
by Rufust445
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Horse hair brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1809

Re: Horse hair brush

Earlier this year the local Target store was showing the Cremo horse hair brush by Vie-Long. This gave me a chance to examine one up close, and it had a nice feel, no smell that I could tell, but was a bit pricey compared to what I could get a larger Vie-Long for online. In view of the stories about...
by Rufust445
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: End cap issue - SuperSpeed/Slim/FB
Replies: 2
Views: 1131

Re: End cap issue - SuperSpeed/Slim/FB

You're a braver iman than I, Gunga-Din.
by Rufust445
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Thater vs Savile
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: Thater vs Savile

Vincev wrote:... since spending money on a Thater or Savile will not change my shaving experience.

Vince
Always refreshing to see a sign of common sense on these boards.
by Rufust445
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Artisan Makers Making only Italian Style Soft-Soaps
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: Artisan Makers Making only Italian Style Soft-Soaps

I suspect both artisan makers and larger manufacturers do more soft soaps for the same reason: cost. An artison can pour a measured amount of hot liquid mix into a retail container and allow it to cool. A white tub of Proraso I used this summer had the same look when I first opened it as a fresh tub...
by Rufust445
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Safety razors, that are NOT made of zamak/pot metal?
Replies: 12
Views: 2141

Re: Safety razors, that are NOT made of zamak/pot metal?

As they used to say on Monty Python: "And now for something completely different.": http://sharpologist.com/2016/01/dorco-pl-602.html All plastic, two piece that I've been using for the past two weeks. Not sure when I'll go to another razor. That said, I've preferred the feel and glide of a chrome p...
by Rufust445
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Horse Hair vs. Boar Hair
Replies: 10
Views: 1655

Re: Horse Hair vs. Boar Hair

Earlier this year the local Target store was showing the Cremo horse hair brush by Vie-Long on its shelves. I had a chance to examine one up close, and it felt nice, but the price was more than I could get a Vie-Long 12705 for online. This week on visiting Target, I noticed the Cremo brush had disap...
by Rufust445
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Italian Barber Acquatico shaving soap
Replies: 6
Views: 2020

Re: Italian Barber Acquatico shaving soap

I ordered some because it's one of the few IT recipes with some tallow in it, also the mild fragrance. It's nice, but in these warm summer months I've really been enjoying a tub of Proraso green, latest forumula, that came in the same order.
by Rufust445
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: NOS Colgate Barber Soap
Replies: 24
Views: 3046

Re: NOS Colgate Barber Soap

Where can I get one Well Greg, that's exactly what I said too. The top two most likely sources, as you probably already know, are the shaving forums and ebay. It might require a lot of patience, or we might get lucky right off the bat. The Colgate Cup Soap and vintage Williams are still there on eB...
by Rufust445
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 27, 2016 - July 3, 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3319

Re: SOTD: June 27, 2016 - July 3, 2016

Plissoft 24mm brush
Proraso green, latest formula, in the tub
Schick Krona razor
Lord Super Chrome blade
Target witch hazel
by Rufust445
Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question for you old farts and retirees?
Replies: 35
Views: 6393

Re: Question for you old farts and retirees?

When I was working, used cheap disposables, and tried to squeeze shaving in to a busy schedule any time I could Since retirement I've had time to polish my DE skills and get closer shaves that last longer. Can't stand the way my beard gets beyond 48 hours, so I wind up shaving about five times a week.