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by rustyblade
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wet Shaving and the Internet
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Wet Shaving and the Internet

Lots of skeletons in that closet. When you mentioned Giovanni it brought back some memories! Every hobby forum has its same host of characters and some hobbies have a higher concentration of testosterone induced idiocy than others (check the pickup truck forums for instance, or <shudder> the gun for...
by rustyblade
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: simpson's have improved
Replies: 18
Views: 1912

Re: simpson's have improved

I've found myself enjoying an entirely different class of brush after spending many years with my Omega boar brush. I have a ridiculous number of old Simpsons - not old as in antique, but nearly all made in Somerset. I used to like the Chubby 2 best of all, and also like the larger Polos and Persia...
by rustyblade
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 1 - Jun 7, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 861

Re: SOTD June 1 - June 7

T&H Traditional Shave Soap
“The Duke - The Shedder Edition”
Double Duck Pearl Goldedge
Proraso Sandalwood Aftershave
by rustyblade
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Purchase of the Decade
Replies: 27
Views: 3160

Re: My Purchase of the Decade

O......M.......G!!!!!!!!!! so nice to see you out about. The princesses(?) must almost be ready for university by now? Hope all is well clive University, not quite! My youngest just turned 11 today and my oldest is 13. Also have two step-kids, 10 and 13...long story I guess! We are all one big happ...
by rustyblade
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Purchase of the Decade
Replies: 27
Views: 3160

Re: My Purchase of the Decade

drmoss_ca wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:26 am
Yes, welcome back. Just when you thought you had got out...
I’ve checked in from time to time (as in once every two years, yikes), and I understand Gordon vanished? Such a shame.
by rustyblade
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Purchase of the Decade
Replies: 27
Views: 3160

Re: My Purchase of the Decade

Richard, I was wondering just today what had become of rustyblade! It's good to see you here. I hope you and your family are doing well. - Murray Ah, yes! Many years have passed, still wetshaving of course. Many hobbies have come and gone! Family is well thank you! Hope you are doing well too!
by rustyblade
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 1 - Jun 7, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 861

Re: SOTD June 1 - June 7

Proraso Sensitive Shave Soap
Proraso Boar Brush
Robuso Solingen Straight Razor
Proraso Sandalwood Aftershave
by rustyblade
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 70
Views: 16522

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

This is some really deep, sink your teeth into chewy straight razor nerdery, great stuff!
by rustyblade
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Just Pulled Out Some Straight Razors Again...
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Just Pulled Out Some Straight Razors Again...

And it’s clear that some idiot didn’t store them properly after some years of neglect... #-o A few small surface rust spots here and there, superficial, nothing deep. What’s the best way to go about restoring their former shaving glory from this long standing SMF’er who recently rediscovered that he...
by rustyblade
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Purchase of the Decade
Replies: 27
Views: 3160

Re: My Purchase of the Decade

10 Thumbs Up Clive!
by rustyblade
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Sudoku anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Sudoku anyone?

This is a game I really want to understand the advanced concepts to learn how to solve difficult puzzles, but it sadly makes me realize that I don’t math well. :(
by rustyblade
Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Lentils
Replies: 12
Views: 3108

Re: Lentils

Chris, I would be interested in your chickpea curry recipe. I sometimes buy it ready-made in a packet. I mentioned lentils because they are pretty easy (you don't have to pre-soak them!). I sometimes make a dahl from a recipe from "How to Cook Everything". 1 Cup of Lentils, 3 cups liquid (I usually ...
by rustyblade
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: 9 years ago today I joined SMF
Replies: 24
Views: 3330

Re: 9 years ago today I joined SMF

fallingwickets wrote:Nice to see you out and about Richard....hoping the little princesses are doing fabulously!

clive
Great to see you too Clive. The girls are 6 and 8 now!
by rustyblade
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: 9 years ago today I joined SMF
Replies: 24
Views: 3330

Re: 9 years ago today I joined SMF

Richard (rustyblade) and I have a very slight connection as I once bought his massive shedding Tulip 4 back in 2007? Loved that brush and never should have sold it but it went out in a massive den clearing when I decided to give up DE shaving and embark on straight razors. I sold it and a huge lot ...
by rustyblade
Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: 9 years ago today I joined SMF
Replies: 24
Views: 3330

Re: 9 years ago today I joined SMF

rustyblade wrote:Get off my damn lawn you hippies!
Holy crap I joined over 10 years ago!

I was a 28 year old baby with a bad shave when I joined. Now I'm an old man approaching 40 with slightly less hair but much more handsome if I do say so!
by rustyblade
Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: 9 years ago today I joined SMF
Replies: 24
Views: 3330

Re: 9 years ago today I joined SMF

Get off my damn lawn you hippies!
by rustyblade
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Lentils
Replies: 12
Views: 3108

Lentils

With the prices of food in Canada reaching historic proportions...and meat going even higher... The frugal old curmudgeon in me wants to cook more lentils. Problem is most dishes just seem to end up tasting...bleh or overly similar to every other lentil dish I've cooked. I've made lentil curries whi...
by rustyblade
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello
Replies: 17
Views: 5265

Re: Hello

Welcome. One day you may hit the 10,000 post mark!
by rustyblade
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: AOS question
Replies: 14
Views: 2275

Re: AOS question

I stocked up on old AOS years ago after one of the first rumours of a reformulation hit the airwaves. I felt silly...but several years later it was reformulated. Vindicated!
by rustyblade
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mitchell's Wool Fat
Replies: 46
Views: 10191

Re: Mitchell's Wool Fat

I've taken to rubbing the wet cake of MWF directly on my wet face, as I do with my sticks of soap. It works well for me and virtually eliminates the frustrations I had when loading my brush directly from the cake. When all else fails, the "shaving stick" method works, a.k.a "super concentrated soap...