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by brothers
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Head weight - aluminum vs. brass
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Head weight - aluminum vs. brass

Same blade. Scientists are so cool and smug with all of their Johnny Whizbang graphs and scientific principles. As for me. I say trust your guts!🤪
by brothers
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Safety Razor of the Day
Replies: 1847
Views: 91428

Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Again with the hefty brass General and the 18th consecutive day for the Schick Proline blade.
by brothers
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 46
Views: 6920

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

This coming weekend I've laid a plan to perfect the edges on a few special old razors so I can use them next week. I find myself looking forward to the periodic straight razor program while the General enjoys a well-deserved but brief vacation.
by brothers
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Musgo Real soap
Replies: 21
Views: 519

Re: Musgo Real soap

They must be swamped! (Appears to be in stock at Amazon right now for the same price. Same good ingredients???)
by brothers
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Head weight - aluminum vs. brass
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Head weight - aluminum vs. brass

With the General, there appears to be a barely discernible difference. It may be just my imagination, but I think the first 15 or so shaves turn out best with the lighter aluminum razor head, and shaves 16 through 30 seem to benefit with the heavier and meticulously machined brass head. The blade st...
by brothers
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 17 to June 23, 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: SOTD: June 17 to June 23, 2019

English Fern soap
SilkSmoke brush
Brass General razor
Schick blade
Superior 70 aftershave splash
by brothers
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Safety Razor of the Day
Replies: 1847
Views: 91428

Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Brass General razor / Schick Proline blade
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by brothers
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Selling 3 brushes - badger, boar, synthetic
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Selling 3 brushes - badger, boar, synthetic

Price reductions:
Koh-I-Noor Boar $15
H.I.S. Synthetic $15
by brothers
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 10 to June 16, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: SOTD: June 10 to June 16, 2019

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by brothers
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Straight razors meet The General by Colonial
Replies: 10
Views: 2240

Re: Straight razors meet The General by Colonial

Tim, aluminum is my daily workhorse and I have a brass one around here somewhere. (or is it bronze?) I think it's pretty cool that the Colonial guys are going to throw their hats into the DE market.
by brothers
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business

Gary, the idea of custom one-off brushes is a great one. I think owning a custom made brush from Mr. Gary Young would be outstanding.
by brothers
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Straight razors meet The General by Colonial
Replies: 10
Views: 2240

Re: Straight razors meet The General by Colonial

I will be eager to read early reviews sometime in the fall. Here's hoping the DE by Colonial will be just as outstanding and popular among shavers as the General has been. I like the General too much to even contemplate the possibility of buying one of these. I'll leave that to devotees of double ed...
by brothers
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Shaving soap or cream of the day
Replies: 2139
Views: 105562

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

Musgo Real 2019 shaving soap.jpg
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by brothers
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 10 to June 16, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: SOTD: June 10 to June 16, 2019

Musgo Real shaving soap
SilkSmoke synthetic brush
General razor
Schick Proline blade
Superior 70 aftershave splash
by brothers
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Musgo Real soap
Replies: 21
Views: 519

Re: Musgo Real soap

Musgo Real soap. I bought one from Fendrihan after reading the posts from Tim and Clive who've recently used it. I agree with comments that have been posted here. Today was the first lather with my new puck. I like the scent. Triple-milled and it ought to last a while given how hard it is. Lather fo...
by brothers
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: Amazing NBA finals game

Although it is sad that at least two players were injured during the games, it is refreshing to know that the Canadian Toronto Raptors are now the NBA champions.
by brothers
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Friday's shave
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Re: Friday's shave

This one:
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by brothers
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Bluetooth speaker for a beach vacation
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Bluetooth speaker for a beach vacation

I will keep this thread in mind in case I should need one for myself or as a gift. This is good information.
by brothers
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Barbershop professional shaving bar
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Barbershop professional shaving bar

Might be worthwhile. This was a surprise.
by brothers
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Barbershop professional shaving bar
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Barbershop professional shaving bar

Today's impulsive use of the Barbershop soap was, to say the least, very rewarding. Instead of the soap I normally used, I picked up the Barbershop, ran warm water over it and loaded the brush. I was expecting the opposite of what I got. There were no weak suds, instead, it was thick white cream. I ...