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by brothers
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face Masks - technical, non-political issues
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: Face Masks - technical, non-political issues

This is great information. Masks in public are mandatory here, and have been for quite some time. The mask quickly becomes second nature. We're constantly washing ours, we - the wife and I - have a sizeable rotation that includes a supply of clean backups in our cars. I keep one or two backups in my...
by brothers
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Classic New Orleans Hurricane
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Classic New Orleans Hurricane

When things get normal I want to go down there.
by brothers
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac
Replies: 17
Views: 2102

Re: Tabac

Back in Sept, during a business trip to Germany I stopped in a Muellers to restock my dwindling supply of soap. I was really after the inexpensive (but good!) stuff--Speick and Palmolive sticks. I saw the jar of Tabac at what I thought a good price, so picked it up as well. I've been working my way...
by brothers
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Classic New Orleans Hurricane
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Classic New Orleans Hurricane

no offense, but when you need to mix more than two ingredients together to enjoy a drink it qualifies for BIG BABY :D :D :D :D :D clive I agree! :D But --- when the SWMBO has invited her work friends and spouses over for a fun Mardi Gras party and assigns me the drink-making duties, guess what I do...
by brothers
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Error message when posting
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Error message when posting

Ditto -- not knowing what to do, I just close it out and when I check, my post was accepted as usual.
by brothers
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 172

Re: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020

The Tabac stick is a delight to use every morning. Makes me happy to know it's going to be my every day soap until sometime in mid-October! Lucky me!
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by brothers
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: SE expert an SMF treasure
Replies: 18
Views: 2689

Re: SE expert an SMF treasure

. . . . that’s his baby now. I will definitely be blogging at some point soon. And if I can motivate actually printing the book I wrote 10 years ago.... hahaha What I had in mind was calling it anything SE related that the enthusiasts can habitually use within SMF to discuss and show off their razo...
by brothers
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Clubman Pinaud Reserve
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Clubman Pinaud Reserve

Might be interesting!
by brothers
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Argan Oil
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Argan Oil

What are those other guys saying?
by brothers
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: SE expert an SMF treasure
Replies: 18
Views: 2689

Re: SE expert an SMF treasure

an inquiry a few years ago makes me believe that he was ill and passed away. A good dude, to me anyway clive Yes, a good guy. David, maybe you can start a thread on SMF to resurrect the heart and soul of "The Original Safety"! It might be a way to start back where you left off when the old TOS was ...
by brothers
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hiatus over. I’m back home :)
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Hiatus over. I’m back home :)

Hi David. It's a big relief to know you're well and back to posting again at SMF. My best ever performing razor is a single edge. I use it every day. The razor is the General V2 and I alternate my two favored blades - Kai Captain Original and Schick Proline 30. May I presume after your lengthy hiatu...
by brothers
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 382

SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020

Here's a haiku if anyone's interested:

Tabac German bold
Original golden old
humble masterpiece
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by brothers
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Damascus edge
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Damascus edge

Do we know whether a damascus razor holds an edge and if so are they difficult to sharpen and do they perform well over the long term? Any related information regarding twisted damascus open razor blades will be helpful.
by brothers
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: ideal edge/bevel angle
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: ideal edge/bevel angle

Me? I just shave with them and see if they work. That's what I do*. *Anecdotally, there was a time I paid a premium for a one-off razor that was (briefly) a subject of discussion on more than one shaving forum. It turned out to be a dud as far as taking and holding an edge for only one or two shave...
by brothers
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: ideal edge/bevel angle
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: ideal edge/bevel angle

Just what I was looking for. Much obliged! Yesterday while I was wrestling with this, I was lucky enough to dig out the 14 -16 parameter, but I only got as far as figuring out measuring the spine and the blade width. The subject of trigonometry was never important when I was a student - just the opp...
by brothers
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: What Did You Hone Today?
Replies: 36
Views: 813

Re: What Did You Hone Today?

Another forgotten treasure!
by brothers
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Placement of nylon washers for cosmetic reasons
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: Placement of nylon washers for cosmetic reasons

Jarmo, you're right about some screws need washers. I'd describe it as a very small and thin coin with a hole in the center.
by brothers
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Friday's shave
Replies: 96
Views: 13442

Re: Friday's shave

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by brothers
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: ideal edge/bevel angle
Replies: 5
Views: 97

ideal edge/bevel angle

I've been trying to recall how to calculate the angle of the bevel that is required in order to make a good cutting straight razor. Someone once told me the ratio of (X)__________measurement to (Y)________ measurement (or something like that) should have an optimal score of 14 to 16. I need someone ...
by brothers
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 330

Re: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020

A9BF9B3D-5CB1-4CCC-B797-880BBB37BC3B.jpeg SOTD TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 25, 2020 Excellent shave today with two of my favorite razors on this beautiful sunny day . . . , the CKBA Damascus straight and my Valet VC4 were ready for business. The CKBA Damascus straight razor seemed to almost brush away ...