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by Seamaster
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: "Poverty meals"
Replies: 29
Views: 7332

Re: "Poverty meals"

This one's a great tradition in the north-east of England:

http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/pan ... oes-423393

And it's delicious.
by Seamaster
Thu May 26, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Superior 70 mentholated
Replies: 12
Views: 5166

Re: Superior 70 mentholated

I love this stuff. I wish a UK retailer would import it.
by Seamaster
Mon May 23, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables
Replies: 79
Views: 12340

Re: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables

Having started this thread, I'm happy to return to it to report the BIC 1 love continues. It's now firmly established as my daily go-to for a quick one- or two- pass shave, and you'll be disgusted to hear that's in conjunction with Proraso foam from a can. Never lets me down. I still enjoy a more lu...
by Seamaster
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Steak knives
Replies: 12
Views: 3430

Re: Steak knives

Image

"First prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Anyone wanna see second prize? Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you're fired. "
by Seamaster
Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Is SMF losing its vigour?
Replies: 137
Views: 24062

Re: Is SMF losing its vigour?

Aye, I'm not a prolific contributor here, but I've tried all the others and this is the only one worth the candle.
by Seamaster
Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My skin is very sensitive
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: My skin is very sensitive

1. Bic 1 Sensitive single blade disposable would be my suggestion. 2. Ditch the gel (ugh!), use a quality shaving soap and a brush. Take your time about this. 3. Stick to a one-pass shave in the direction of beard growth, with little to no pressure applied. A comfortable shave is more important than...
by Seamaster
Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette blade problem
Replies: 17
Views: 1137

Re: Gillette blade problem

Ouchmychin wrote:Or spray them with WD40.
Remember the sage advice for 90% of all household maintenance:

If it moves and it shouldn't ... gaffer tape.

If it doesn't move and it should ... WD40.
by Seamaster
Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Questions about Aftershave Balm and Aftershave Slash/Cologne
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

Re: Questions about Aftershave Balm and Aftershave Slash/Col

Call me a contrarian, but I like the cold antiseptic sting of an aftershave, followed by the application of a balm.

I use Proraso's products in both instances.
by Seamaster
Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables
Replies: 79
Views: 12340

Re: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables

I still enjoy using my Merkur Slant with a good DE blade, but it's become the exception rather than the rule.
by Seamaster
Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables
Replies: 79
Views: 12340

Re: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables

Squire wrote:Also ruinous to one's financial health but you can't take it with you.
As my late father used to quip, "In that case, I'm not going".

I've done three weeks now with nothing other than Bic Sensitives and a can of Proraso foam, and I remain slightly embarrassed by how good my shaves have been.
by Seamaster
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Favorite Vintage NOS Razor Blades?
Replies: 17
Views: 3098

Re: Favorite Vintage NOS Razor Blades?

"MYSTERY EDGE"!
by Seamaster
Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables
Replies: 79
Views: 12340

Re: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables

There's something to be said for a girl that's cheap and easy.
by Seamaster
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables
Replies: 79
Views: 12340

Re: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables

BiffBuff wrote:If I thought I had these alone to shave with from now on, I'd be unhappy...
I wouldn't be, I really wouldn't.

And no one's more surprised by that than me.
by Seamaster
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables
Replies: 79
Views: 12340

Re: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables

One further observation I will make about the Bic Sensitives is that to get a close shave you need to revert to the cartridge-style technique of applying a little pressure with each stroke. This is the antithesis of what we learn to do with a DE razor, and will feel unnatural to an established DE co...
by Seamaster
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BBS Holy Grail achieved ~ at what cost?
Replies: 10
Views: 1634

Re: BBS Holy Grail achieved ~ at what cost?

BiffBuff wrote:~ at what cost?
Indeed. What does one of those five blade carts run you, like a hundred times the cost of a DE blade?
by Seamaster
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables
Replies: 79
Views: 12340

Re: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables

after reading this thread i picked up a bag of these. very good results! just as good as my fancy double edhe razors. these may make my double edge razors antiques. how many shave are you guys getting from them? At less than 8p each they're cheap enough to use once and chuck away. I can get a week ...
by Seamaster
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables
Replies: 79
Views: 12340

Re: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables

The ASDA supermarket chain in the UK is currently selling 2 x 20 packs (ie 40 razors) for £3 GBP. That's not much more than a dime each in American money. I've cleaned my local store out.
by Seamaster
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables
Replies: 79
Views: 12340

BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables

To paraphrase the old Corn Flakes ad, "Have you forgotten how good they are?" Found myself quite literally lost in France, without a razor, and picked a pack of these up (along with a can of no-brand foam) at a little supermarket in Brittany. WOW. These shave better, smoother and more comfortably th...
by Seamaster
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: New site
Replies: 30
Views: 3240

Re: New site

What fresh hell is this?