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by Raze R. Blade
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pre shave oil
Replies: 14
Views: 1218

Re: Pre shave oil

I tried the pre-shave oil in the Art of Shaving pre-shave oil - shaving cream - aftershave balm samplers. My shaves were better without the pre-shave oil than with it. If you have an AoS near you, you might want to go by and get a couple of the samplers to see if pre-shave oil works well for you. If...
by Raze R. Blade
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone ordered Connaught Shaving and Shaving.ie lately?.
Replies: 6
Views: 1090

Re: Has anyone ordered Connaught Shaving and Shaving.ie lately?.

Why U.S. vendors prices are so expensive that U.K. Vendors? Are they trying make money? It stands to reason that the U.S. vendors trying to make money. Some shaving products imported into the U.S. have a minimum price imposed by the manufacturer or U.S. distributor. Any retailer who sells below tha...
by Raze R. Blade
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: News about Straight Razor Place forum
Replies: 18
Views: 5671

Re: News about Straight Razor Place forum

Straight Razor Place is back online now, under the original ownership.
http://straightrazorplace.com
by Raze R. Blade
Tue May 28, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Check this out: pretty bad shave, right?
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Re: Check this out: pretty bad shave, right?

I need advice please! My face never looks clean.... Here's my face about 2 hours after shaving. It feels mostly smooth, but looks horrible, right? You do seem to have a lot of redness and irritation. You say it feels smooth, too. One problem guys often have is wanting to get a baby bottom smooth sh...
by Raze R. Blade
Tue May 01, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I've learned so far...
Replies: 57
Views: 18081

Re: What I've learned so far...

I think the original post is one of the best ever, and agree wholeheartedly with those who sing its praises. I do disagree with two of the points, though: -- Women just. Do. Not. Get. It. Oh they get it, but us men often fail to listen. -- Because the BBS is for US. Women, on the whole, either don't...
by Raze R. Blade
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately
Replies: 38
Views: 4382

Re: Posting Has Slowed Down Lately

Most of the wet shaving "action" today is on other forums that cater to younger whippersnappers and every new "whiz bang" razor. Choice is good. However, the archives here are priceless and a resource for all to peruse. Most of the wetshaving action has moved to YouTube, Reddit /r/wicked_edge and e...
by Raze R. Blade
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gordon or Bernards66
Replies: 9
Views: 2288

Re: Gordon or Bernards66

I guess he has other things to do, but it's funny that he just stopped posting without saying he wasn't going to be around anymore. People usually don't say "adios peeps, I'm hasta la bye bye" on forums. They simply stop posting , sometimes gradually drifting away. As you noted, there are other thi...
by Raze R. Blade
Fri May 20, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: popularity of things
Replies: 11
Views: 2271

Re: popularity of things

Its something that has bothered me for years really, for years. The popularity of things in the realm of shaving. Its common for newbies to be told that they should get themselves off the bat, a specific list of razors to use. Namely razors such as, Slim Fat Tech Krona It used to be that newbies wo...
by Raze R. Blade
Thu May 19, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are we there yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 2325

Re: Are we there yet?

"What causes some members to discontinue posting? Is there a clearing at the end of the path?" Where are you on this path? Perhaps it is because they have said all they have to say and learned enought to get consistently great shaves? Shaving is not terribly complicated, and is a skill readily mast...
by Raze R. Blade
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums
Replies: 28
Views: 6578

Re: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums

It's silly to blame and condemn the "forums" (a euphemism for "us"). Blaming the retailers is less than rational. :roll: I wouldn't say we are the forums, although we certainly are a very important part. "We" also do not equally determine the tone and direction a forum takes. Some of the forums are...
by Raze R. Blade
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Also new to this forum
Replies: 23
Views: 5801

Re: Also new to this forum

Look at it this way. The engineers and the men who built the hoover dam used DE and Straight razors to shave. The hoover dam has endured. So using a safety razor results in a dam fine shave? The engineers who built, designed, maintained something called "challenger" and ran the machines that made o...
by Raze R. Blade
Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Why Synthetic?
Replies: 46
Views: 13915

Re: Why Synthetic?

I do not have a large collection of brushes. Like 3 boar and 5 badger in best and silvertip variety. Do not use the boars very often because I have moved to more of a cream rather than soap user. Still use MWF and Tabac soaps. I am satisfied with all my badgers and use the two best badgers the most...
by Raze R. Blade
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: The benefit of in-person shopping
Replies: 18
Views: 3161

Re: The benefit of in-person shopping

I agree very much that there are benefits to the brick and mortar shopping experience. Just like always, some businesses come and go while others remain. The London Bathecary stores might be gone, but Maggards opened up and Q Brothers in Chicago became a separate, expanded store. Most people prefer ...
by Raze R. Blade
Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Target wants to hear from wetshaving enthusiasts
Replies: 24
Views: 5335

Re: Target wants to hear from wetshaving enthusiasts

It looks like Mr. Target Wetshaving got promoted to Petcare, so we probably won't be seeing much of him anymore. At least he reached out to us. Sure, he was after profit, but so are the wetshaving retailers favored on the forums. The Pacific Caffeinated shaving cream they sell is pretty good.
by Raze R. Blade
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: what is elegant shaving?
Replies: 21
Views: 3460

Re: what is elegant shaving?

Elegant shaving is when you extend your pinky while holding the razor.
by Raze R. Blade
Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette "Reintros" DE Blades
Replies: 36
Views: 4371

Re: Gillette "Reintros" DE Blades

they aren't going to reintroduce the de razor by Gillette again. no profit whatsoever. sure the india market has the low cost tech clones. but that market is currently being pushed into a plastic twin blade cartridge system last I checked. I didn't mean to suggest that a Super Adjustable re-introud...
by Raze R. Blade
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums
Replies: 28
Views: 6578

Re: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums

those are universal truths. a few dependable shaving rigs, blades, and soap or creams are all you really need. No need to go buy something just because they added a new scent. A lot of the forums and retailers do seem to be set up in a way to make a new person become a one man/one shopping trip inc...
by Raze R. Blade
Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette "Reintros" DE Blades
Replies: 36
Views: 4371

Re: Gillette "Reintros" DE Blades

THey are merely testing the waters, seeing how well they do in select areas. It isn't to be taken as a sign of Gillette re entereing the double edge razor market. They are just starting to see that they can make money off their blades when sold in actual stores. Gillette never left the double-edge ...
by Raze R. Blade
Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: The Shave Tutor Videos Return!
Replies: 5
Views: 4521

Re: The Shave Tutor Videos Return!

do you have advice regarding using an alum block after the shave? I just wet my face with water, and then rub my face with the alum block. After that, I rinse my face again and then dry my face with a towel. After that, I apply aftershave or aftershave balm, if I am going to use any that day. If I ...
by Raze R. Blade
Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what happened to this razor? I'm looking for it.
Replies: 7
Views: 2168

Re: what happened to this razor? I'm looking for it.

i have been looking for this razor for years does anyone know who bought it or where one can be found. Sure, Google is your friend. Google on "Mulcuto razor", and then click on Images when the results appear: https://goo.gl/svvvZf . Look at the images that look like the Mulcuto slant you are seekin...