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by JimR
Fri May 17, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Mystery Pics
Replies: 8
Views: 2348

Re: Mystery Pics

Oh dear. I knew there was a reason I stopped visiting these forums.
That's a thing of beauty, and I'm starting to feel itchy.

I hope you get to enjoy it for longer than you expect, Doctor.
by JimR
Wed May 15, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How's Everybody Doing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1828

Re: How's Everybody Doing?

Thanks for all the kinds relies, gents. Lots of familiar faces! Nice to see you out and about! Theres another member from japan - araner - that also went mia, but he has a blog i follow so smf still has hooks in so to speak :D :D :D clive Another member from Japan? Any idea what general area? Maybe ...
by JimR
Tue May 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How's Everybody Doing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1828

How's Everybody Doing?

Hey all. Jim Rion here, in Japan. I was an active member here years ago, but fell out of the whole online wetshaving thing for various reasons. Anyway, I was just thinking about those days and thought I'd pop in and see what was up. It looks like a lot has changed...SRP is gone, the Shave Place is g...
by JimR
Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:41 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Hess Forty-Four
Replies: 21
Views: 8111

Oh, I've heard only good about the Hess...but this pic is worthless without pictures! The 44 is a lovely razor and deserves to be seen!
by JimR
Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: *SOLD* Thäter 4125-4 Silvertip Brush
Replies: 18
Views: 1926

Re: knot

I know that brush is sold, but if loft is 56mm then handle height is 60mm, since it listed as overall 116mm. I hope my math is correct. Alex Alex, using my calipers, I measured the handle at 52mm and the loft at 63mm, so the overall height of this brush by my measurement is 115mm give or take. .......
by JimR
Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: *SOLD* Thäter 4125-4 Silvertip Brush
Replies: 18
Views: 1926

can you tell me the handle length? thanks Likely to be 54mm. I know that brush is sold, but if loft is 56mm then handle height is 60mm, since it listed as overall 116mm. I hope my math is correct. Alex Alex, using my calipers, I measured the handle at 52mm and the loft at 63mm, so the overall heigh...
by JimR
Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: *SOLD* Thäter 4125-4 Silvertip Brush
Replies: 18
Views: 1926

On hold pending payment.
by JimR
Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: *SOLD* Thäter 4125-4 Silvertip Brush
Replies: 18
Views: 1926

Jim, That's a beautiful brush! Is it akin to the line that Bernd offers? They look strikingly similar...and everyone know what wonderful brushes Bernd sells! Good luck on your sale! Crag, By "Bernd", do you mean Shavemac? They are two different manufacturers with two different products. I have used...
by JimR
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: *SOLD* Thäter 4125-4 Silvertip Brush
Replies: 18
Views: 1926

*SOLD* Thäter 4125-4 Silvertip Brush

This Thäter 4125-4 brush was received new as part of a trade. It has been used about ten times. It has shed 3 hairs to my memory. It has considerable backbone and a lovely soft feel. It's the best badger brush I've ever used, but I am getting a two-band and I don't need two such high level brushes. ...
by JimR
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:20 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Moka Pot Espresso
Replies: 16
Views: 2494

I have a Moka Express and love it immensely. I can have a lovely cupof the stuff in 4 minutes from the time I open the cabinet to get my pot, to the time I pour. That being said, it is not precisely espresso. It produces less pressure than a true espresso maker,and the crema is far less evident. The...
by JimR
Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1197
Views: 140494

I have just finished (finally) Lonesome Dove. I don't know why it took me so long to actually read this one...what a book, what a book. I'm now knee deep in Max Brand books (huzzah for Project Gutenburg). I've also recently been trying to find books that are actually scary, as opposed to horror book...
by JimR
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Double Honing
Replies: 27
Views: 9012

Chris, I wonder if this works on the same theme as the "pyramid" I've seen around. I never got anywhere with it, but I wonder at the idea. Perhaps the polishing action from the higher grit stones, makes it more effective for the 8K when you drop back down? I can visualize my idea, but not express it...
by JimR
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:46 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Thater 2 Band
Replies: 104
Views: 15738

I am in on a group buy on another forum (I think you probably know the one). I'm not a big brush man, but I am intrigued by the idea of getting things at a discount, and I have a Thäter I got in trade and find it exceptionally nice to use. If the 2 band is any nicer, I can't imagine I7ll be disappoi...
by JimR
Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: May I Step Back In?
Replies: 25
Views: 2755

Well, Jim, you see there's this one thing, though ... we might need your help with ... one of the fellows has asked which is the "best shaving soap, ever", and there's a bit of confusion as to which one it is. So if you can weigh in on that, maybe we'd be on the right track again? Right as rain, yo...
by JimR
Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: May I Step Back In?
Replies: 25
Views: 2755

Thanks so much for the warm welcome, gents. Nice to see you again, Jim. SMF made great strides forward while you were away. Working together, we built an infallible database of the absolute best blade to use for every known DE razor. Gillette super platinums, right? We scientifically determined whic...
by JimR
Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: May I Step Back In?
Replies: 25
Views: 2755

May I Step Back In?

It's been a long time since I was here...longer than I can remember. But I suddenly felt a desire to return to my first wetshaving forum, where I took those first faltering steps into something that has grown so large...

Pardon me as I knock the dust off my hat.
by JimR
Mon May 25, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Have any members based in Japan tried one of these?
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

I must admit water badger had me a little puzzled, I put it down to Google Translate doing it's usual bang-up job of providing an "accurate" translation. Other than that I wasn't sure what the bristles were, part of the translation mentions raw wool hair, another leg hair and then there is also men...
by JimR
Sun May 24, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Have any members based in Japan tried one of these?
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

I have not. I saw it online once before, but was put off by the price. $100+ seem a bit much to me for experimentation.

It's nice to see some Japanese made products, but what, pray tell, is a "water badger?"

**EDIT**It also seems to be a 50% synthetic blend...along with a cold-pour soap.
by JimR
Thu May 14, 2009 3:00 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: 6/8 Sheffield Straight **SOLD**
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Both are pending!
by JimR
Wed May 13, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: But what do I do with it?
Replies: 13
Views: 2019

Gentlemen, I have absolutely no intention of selling it...bad manners, indeed! The question was rather tongue in cheek...I was expecting answers like "White wash some water towers"... Honestly, though, I'm not at all sure that I CAN use it. I know that Dr. P uses big brushes...and perhaps Buzz? But ...