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by King-D
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Vintage Blue Blades
Replies: 15
Views: 1400

I found the old Gillette Blues to be a fine blade, IF you like carbon blades. I enjoy the Treet Black Beauties, and the Gillettes were just a notch better. I think it will really depend on weather your blades have some corrosion.
by King-D
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The shower shave; fast, furious & effective
Replies: 23
Views: 3797

Shower shaving? How'd I miss this post! Yes, I think it's a great method. Great beard hydration; lather doesn't dry out on your beard too fast; easy and thorough rinse; no messy sink to clean up. But I did need to install a small wooden shelf above the shower to hold all the shave stuff. And, of cou...
by King-D
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Which cream?
Replies: 21
Views: 3173

Squire had it right. It's the razor that's the problem, or the technique. When I used the Fusion, I would push hard against my face. Yeah, it was a close shave alright. But my face was so raw that I couldn't shave again for 2 days. Also, Blake, the "twin blade" disposables are not the same as a "dou...
by King-D
Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Super Blue blades
Replies: 17
Views: 3741

Gillette Super Blue blades

Mullard recently posted on how he gets carbon blades to perform best: use it for the final pass. However, just this morning I used the sharpest/smoothest blade in my life, with the resulting "perfrect shave". And it came in the form of a pack of Gillette Super Blue blades that I picked up at an esta...
by King-D
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Taylor's No.74 Original
Replies: 65
Views: 12413

You gentlemen don't know how refreshing it is to hear favorable comments about the #74 Original. I just thought I was weird for liking such a floral and antiquated scent. The potency of the #74 Original AS is perfect. I can't imagine using the more potent cologne. As for the Victorian Limes, I loved...
by King-D
Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DE Blade Corner Numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 1966

Well, whatever their purpose, if they removed those mysterious numbers, we would DEMAND THEY PUT THEM BACK!
by King-D
Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: When you can't date a 10
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

KAV, I recently dipped into that "baggie of oddball brands" while waiting for my Israeli Personnas to arrive. If I load them into my Futur, they can be tamed, and even present a great shave occasionally. A couple years back I got a real surprise when I mustered enough courage to try the Treet carbon...
by King-D
Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another Good Shaving Forum.......
Replies: 43
Views: 6435

KAV wrote: But at days end, who cares if a giant meteor is hurling toward earth: I just found a new aftershave.
:lol:

Is somebody writing these down?
by King-D
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: i have a idea for a new razor..what ya think??
Replies: 15
Views: 2044

If Gillette bought out Merkur:

Lubricating strip added
Vibrating head
Price drops to $2. (Proprietary replacement blades: $4 each)
by King-D
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: M1 Garand
Replies: 24
Views: 2961

..I was the last USCG boot company to use them. My USCG boot camp also used the M1 for marching, PT and inspection. (KILO company 128, June 1988). They were not functional, but we had to keep them CLEAN. At the range, we qualified on the M16, 9mm Beretta and the now abandoned Colt .45 ACP. Sure wou...
by King-D
Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Redisccovering The Wonder of the 2-Pass Shave
Replies: 41
Views: 17931

My 2-pass shave: ATG first, WTG second. If I don't use a final WTG pass, my face will be covered with these very small specks of skin. The WTG pass will clean it up. I mentioned this phenomenon a couple years ago, calling them "skin burrs", and don't remember if anyone could relate. Am I still an od...
by King-D
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Which DE Razor Blades do you like?
Replies: 23
Views: 4474

Personna Reds. Last year I got them for 10-cents a piece. Now they're up to 16-cents, and they're currently out of stock! (OK, reality check: 16-cents per blade is still ridiculously cheap) I need to learn to hoard.
by King-D
Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: time saving tips
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

Make it a one-pass shave. It's simple, enjoyable and traditional.
by King-D
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Razor burn without the burn?
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

A splash of alcohol-based aftershave will tell you quickly how much skin you removed during your shave.
by King-D
Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: No clear path
Replies: 22
Views: 4943

If you haven't tried a quality shaving CREAM yet, then I highly recommend it. A good cream isn't so finicky about water, and , I believe, more forgiving about technique.
Proraso (C.O. Bigelow), TOBS & Trumpers will work.
by King-D
Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Wife's favorite after shave
Replies: 22
Views: 4336

Musgo Real #2 (spiced citrus) is my bedtime cologne. ;)
by King-D
Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: "SHAVING TIPS"
Replies: 32
Views: 10716

"It's not a race, it's your face" - Oscar (Rasco) I think of that one often.

I also second the opinion of Marc. Let a bad shave be. Tomorrow will be better.
by King-D
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: open my own shave shop
Replies: 36
Views: 3762

If the internet stores allowed you to download a sample scent, we wouldn't be having this discussion.

I think a b&m store would have the best chance of surviving when traditional wetshaving becomes a fad.
by King-D
Fri May 14, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: I think I figured out why this forum is here
Replies: 33
Views: 3938

For me, this forum is an enjoyable escape from the toils of life. A tip of the hat to the moderators, who keep it civil.
by King-D
Fri May 07, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: ..:: Razor Emporium::..
Replies: 6
Views: 2594

Very nice website. I especially like the fact that your vintage razors have many high quality photographs. If I'm gonna shovel out $55 for a slim adjustable, I want to KNOW what I'm getting.