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by rsp1202
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Why buy Simpsons brushes?
Replies: 32
Views: 3210

Re: Why buy Simpsons brushes?

I've owned quite a few and they've all shed to some extent, some excessively. And having to deal with the company was a pain. So I wouldn't.
by rsp1202
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Tulip etc
Replies: 25
Views: 1928

Re: Tulip etc

. . . I find myself using a cheapo Omega boar brush with a beechwood handle most days. It does the job and I don't have to be careful with it. . . Dr. Chris, have you used up many of those dozen or so boxes of the Omega (10005?) you posted about long ago? There's something to be said for having bac...
by rsp1202
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Last of the Magnificent Seven
Replies: 16
Views: 1293

Re: Last of the Magnificent Seven

gregkw1 wrote:. . .
Now....name the actors in the movie the professionals. Only 4 here to guess.
Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode. Great movie.
Claudia Cardinale was aces, too.
by rsp1202
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Italian Barber Tech Clone
Replies: 40
Views: 4394

Re: Italian Barber Tech Clone

First thing, I ditched the stock handle and replaced it with a Maggard SS that looks and fits me better. I like that the head is wide enough to cover the whole blade -- I wish more manufacturers would opt for this simple design upgrade. Used a smooth and efficient Voskhod blade. The shave, though, w...
by rsp1202
Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: OneBlade Razor experience
Replies: 21
Views: 3374

Re: OneBlade Razor experience

I just finished a few days trial with this razor and its Feather and Gem blades. A smooth and efficient shaver, just the right length and weight for me, so-so grip. The Feathers are done after one shave and are a bit smoother than the Gems (which I'm not going to be able to test for longevity). I'm ...
by rsp1202
Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Rockwell Blades
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: Rockwell Blades

I haven't yet tried the Rockwell blades, but the razor itself is an excellent shaver. I've been through plates 1-4, all using Gillette Silver Blues, and find myself favoring 2 and 3. Plates 1 and 2, I've been told, are similar in aggressiveness to a Feather AS-D2; the 4 plate comes close in blade ga...
by rsp1202
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: I've Learned to Use Big Floppy
Replies: 7
Views: 1847

Re: I've Learned to Use Big Floppy

Well, I'm just as turned off by flop as by firm & dense, but have found Shavemac 2-band silvertips to be a great middle ground. Even so, it took three of them to dial-in the right amount of comfort and efficiency I was after. My loosey-goosies like the Kent and Savile Row, and a Thater or two, were ...
by rsp1202
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: New - and Newer - Shavemacs
Replies: 9
Views: 2042

Re: New Shavemacs

+3.
by rsp1202
Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wilkinson Bonded for travel?
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Wilkinson Bonded for travel?

Gene, I've heard the WB is an excellent razor system. If you don't want to try the Feather MR3 NEO cartridge system, or are finding current injector blades a no-go, then this might suit. I'd be interested in hearing what your take is on it afterwards.
by rsp1202
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: David Bowie - An Icon Passes
Replies: 12
Views: 1069

Re: David Bowie - An Icon Passes

. . . And I agree with Squire on Bowie's acting abilities . . . His best stage presentation was probably the performance of Under Pressure with Annie Lennox for a Freddie Mercury tribute concert held at Wembley in 1992. Classic. . . . . . And here's a cut from the practice session .... https://yout...
by rsp1202
Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 4, 2016 January 10, 2016
Replies: 63
Views: 7423

Re: SOTD: January 4, 2016 January 10, 2016

Wednesday:

Schick N3 injector w/NOS Schick Plus Platinum (2 and through)
Shavemac 2-band silvertip
Savonniere du Moulin
Bey Shave aftershave

Happy New Year, Mr. Fitch, wherever you are.
by rsp1202
Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: New Brush to SMF: Zenith, made in Italy, sold in Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 5038

Re: New Brush to SMF: Zenith, made in Italy, sold in Austral

He's also offering a barber-handle brush with a dense synthetic knot that looks like an STF, but he claims it's not. 27.5/51 specs, with a glue bump that drops effective loft to 47mm-ish. The price is right, but that's an awfully short loft for hair that in certain configurations exhibits pretty fie...
by rsp1202
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Most "Reliable" Vintage DE's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Re: Most "Reliable" Vintage DE's?

If you're now including injectors, late-model Schicks, especially the L- and N-types, have no moving parts like earlier models (except the hard spring that keeps the blade secured in its slot -- but I've never heard of it failing). OTOH, the injector body itself can jam when feeding the blade into t...
by rsp1202
Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: FYI.....on the www, the One Blade
Replies: 23
Views: 3204

Re: FYI.....on the www, the One Blade

I found this on Mantic's site, quoting from him and OneBlade's manufacturer: "A fresh blade for every shave is recommended by OneBlade and that did work best for me, but I found I can get up to 3-4 shaves per blade if necessary." Which is probably where I got the idea in my head originally about its...
by rsp1202
Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: FYI.....on the www, the One Blade
Replies: 23
Views: 3204

Re: FYI.....on the www, the One Blade

I believe when it first came out single-blade use was what was recommended by the manufacturer, though users were pushing it past that point but not by far. I haven't followed its adventures lately and would hope current users are getting their money's worth.
by rsp1202
Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: FYI.....on the www, the One Blade
Replies: 23
Views: 3204

Re: FYI.....on the www, the One Blade

Having to replace the blade after every shave is a big turn-off. Definitely for the high-spenders in the wetshaving community.
by rsp1202
Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I thought I wanted a Wolfman razor head ---
Replies: 13
Views: 2139

Re: I thought I wanted a Wolfman razor head ---

Gary, I've heard about the Wolfman and it's definitely worth lusting over. However, I just received a beautiful Tech razor from Murray that shaves plenty fine and is a nice piece of engineering on its own. So, after all these years in the game it has become apparent to me that when it comes to decid...
by rsp1202
Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Is SMF losing its vigour?
Replies: 125
Views: 13019

Re: Is SMF losing its vigour?

Sam wrote: . . . Don was a great guy, used to be a NYC cop and he would, as he told it, meet the airplane from the UK to get his Trumpers.
That's exactly what I liked about this place when I joined: characters. Who just happened to like shaving stuff.
by rsp1202
Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Is SMF losing its vigour?
Replies: 125
Views: 13019

Re: Is SMF losing its vigour?

I'm glad that Squire continues to post, sad that Gordon no longer does, and hopeful that Dr. Chris will add more of his insights. I have a couple thousand posts, about a handful worth anything -- a higher percentage than anywhere else -- so can say SMF brings out the best in me. :) Still my favorite...
by rsp1202
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 26, 2015 - November 1, 2015
Replies: 62
Views: 5508

Re: SOTD: October 26, 2015 - November 1, 2015

Monday:

Schick N3 injector w/Chick blade
Shavemac 2-band silvertip bulb w/Doug Korn custom D7/M7 hybrid handle, 25/50
Tim's Soap Edwardian Lime
Dominica Bay Rum Lime aftershave