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by brothers
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 24 to June 30, 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: SOTD: June 24 to June 30, 2019

English Fern soap
SilkSmoke synthetic
Wade & Butcher engraved razor
Superior 70 aftershave splash
by brothers
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 602
Views: 85858

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Today's straight razor is the W&B engraved.
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by brothers
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 48
Views: 7043

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Here are the 4 old razors to which I refer above.
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by brothers
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 48
Views: 7043

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Today was the day I prepared the edges of 4 "stubtails". They're the very oldest straight razors I have. All of them are heavy quarter hollow. One is the R.Wade from 1812-1816, before Wade partnered up with Butcher. Another is a (Thiers) marked Medaille-Argt Dumas-Aine 32. Dumas received his 32 (Fre...
by brothers
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Nascar 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1123

Re: Nascar 2019

Truex won again today at Sonoma.
by brothers
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 633
Views: 71989

Re: Joke of the Day

Last night I was walking home and decided to take a short cut past the cemetery - 3 girls walked up to me and explained that they were really scared to walk past the cemetery at night, so I agreed to let them walk along with me. I told them "I understand - I used to be freaked out too when I was ali...
by brothers
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Friday's shave
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Re: Friday's shave

English Fern soap, SilkSmoke synthetic, Brass General, Schick Proline blade, Superior 70 aftershave splash.
by brothers
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Shaving soap or cream of the day
Replies: 2141
Views: 105929

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

English Fern
by brothers
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Safety Razor of the Day
Replies: 1848
Views: 91712

Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Brass General
by brothers
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 17 to June 23, 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: SOTD: June 17 to June 23, 2019

English Fern soap
SilkSmoke synthetic brush
Brass General razor
Schick blade
Superior 70 aftershave splash
by brothers
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: General by Colonial - one year already and not looking back
Replies: 30
Views: 3353

Re: General by Colonial - one year already and not looking back

Annual update. Nothing's changed much except that I am no longer using the Feather or Kai Captain Mild blades. Got rid of the ones I had and have currently settled on the Schick Proline 30 blades and the Kai Captain Original blades. In addition to the aluminum General I have acquired a brass General...
by brothers
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 633
Views: 71989

Re: Joke of the Day

I picked up a hitchhiker. Looked like a nice guy. We drove for a little while, and he said, thanks for picking me up, how do you know I'm not a serial killer? I said, oh, I'm not worried - what are the odds of having two serial killers in the car at the same time?
by brothers
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Head weight - aluminum vs. brass
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Head weight - aluminum vs. brass

Upon reflection, the bottom line comes down to this: these whiskers keep growing and never stopping. I really should just chill out and enjoy the shave! :D
by brothers
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 17 to June 23, 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: SOTD: June 17 to June 23, 2019

English Fern soap
SilkSmoke brush
Brass General razor
Schick Proline blade
Superior 70 aftershave splash
by brothers
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Head weight - aluminum vs. brass
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Head weight - aluminum vs. brass

Same blade. Scientists are so cool and smug with all of their Johnny Whizbang graphs and scientific protocols. 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: 1848
Views: 91712

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: 48
Views: 7043

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: 23
Views: 656

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: 3
Views: 81

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: 9
Views: 129

Re: SOTD: June 17 to June 23, 2019

English Fern soap
SilkSmoke brush
Brass General razor
Schick blade
Superior 70 aftershave splash