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by brothers
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to shaving every day
Replies: 15
Views: 1432

Re: An alternative to shaving every day

This is an update to my original post above, 9 months ago. It took several years of experimentation to identify the tools and products that give me the best shaves of my life. They're all inexpensive and they meet my expectations and perceptions of what an ideal every day shave should be. Because I ...
by brothers
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: SilkSmoke synthetic brush
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: SilkSmoke synthetic brush

From the beginning, the manufacturers attracted their customers by making their synthetic brushes look similar to the standard non-threatening badger and boar. Then some black synthetics showed up, and now there's this smoke color. Shaving brush handles, on the other hand, were only offered in the s...
by brothers
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Redux
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Williams Redux

A few years back I read about the glycerin process. I tried it and it didn't work for me. I also tried most of the other suggested courses of action and nothing worked (for me, YMMV). Once or twice I raised a lather, only to see it dissipate within seconds as I watched.
by brothers
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Cologne/Aftershave of the Day
Replies: 1526
Views: 49498

Re: Cologne/Aftershave of the Day

Superior 70
by brothers
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Brush of the day
Replies: 652
Views: 22643

Re: Brush of the day

Monster synthetic
by brothers
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Shaving soap or cream of the day
Replies: 1781
Views: 58206

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

XPEC
by brothers
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Safety Razor of the Day
Replies: 1545
Views: 50165

Re: Safety Razor of the Day

General / Kai
by brothers
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: brush cleaning
Replies: 19
Views: 2550

Re: brush cleaning

The badger hair was slightly stained after the ordeal, and the soaking didn't remove the stains. At the end of the process I combed it for several minutes, just to help it dry.
by brothers
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: SilkSmoke synthetic brush
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: SilkSmoke synthetic brush

Hi Gary - I like that the manufacturer didn't feel obliged to add a sketch to the loft, which would make it look like something that it isn't. I'll be interested to read your impressions. Is it offered in a 24mm knot, as well? - Murray Murray, it is offered in 24mm as well. That one is around $10. ...
by brothers
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: SilkSmoke synthetic brush
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: SilkSmoke synthetic brush

It cost approximately $12 plus shipping. The dimensions are 28 mm by approximately 61 mm. I have a new handle enroute and I'm looking forward to matching them up and finding out how well that brush performs.
by brothers
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: SilkSmoke synthetic brush
Replies: 6
Views: 149

SilkSmoke synthetic brush

Yesterday I received this beautiful new SilkSmoke synthetic brush head. It was purchased from Andrew at AP Shaving Co.

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by brothers
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Safety Razor of the Day
Replies: 1545
Views: 50165

Re: Safety Razor of the Day

General / Kai
by brothers
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Shaving soap or cream of the day
Replies: 1781
Views: 58206

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

XPEC
by brothers
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Brush of the day
Replies: 652
Views: 22643

Re: Brush of the day

Monster synthetic
by brothers
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Cologne/Aftershave of the Day
Replies: 1526
Views: 49498

Re: Cologne/Aftershave of the Day

Superior 70
by brothers
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: brush cleaning
Replies: 19
Views: 2550

Re: brush cleaning

fallingwickets wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:33 am
what is your dawn/vinegar ratio? id like to try this with a tulip ive been using every day since 2011! :shock: :D

clive
I'd say 1 to 1. I just swagged it then added some water to fill the cup up past the upside down badger hair knot.
by brothers
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Dishwashing Machine Trick
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Dishwashing Machine Trick

These are some good tips. Thx!
by brothers
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 24
Views: 516

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Over the course of these past two days I've experienced shaving joy. The straight razor is still in the box. The stones and strops are undisturbed. The General razor / Kai blades are ZeroZipNada effort to use. I'm smiling ear to ear. I'm not trapped by frustration with the Quest for Shaving Perfecti...