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by beyboo
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Is SMF losing its vigour?
Replies: 128
Views: 17759

Re: Is SMF losing its vigour?

Is SMF available on Tapatalk. I couldn't find it. Having all forums on one software on my mobile makes participating easier and regular.
by beyboo
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razorock Mission
Replies: 18
Views: 3718

Re: Razorock Mission

I am not sure if its ok to revive a year old thread. I just ordered a razorock mission And was looking for online reviews. I am from India and can say that Parker and Pearl (aka cadet, razorock, matador) Razors while made in India are for the export market only. They are not sold locally. The local ...
by beyboo
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Wilkinson Sword Blades from India, a Review
Replies: 42
Views: 26540

Its Hindi actually. Sanskrit is the mother language of all Aryan / Vedic languages. Some say its also true for any European "Aryan" languages. Hindi is the dialect spoken most commonly in India. The script of many of the Indian languages would look like Sanskrit. The sanskrit is from an ancient vedi...
by beyboo
Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Feather Razor
Replies: 34
Views: 4722

Paul, Thanks to you i am well stocked on the razor portables ! :D I am guessing that they shut down the portable assembly line to manufacture this new razor. I am curious to know if the new razor head is the same as that of the portable ? I don't think they make the Portable any more. It's not liste...
by beyboo
Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Feather Razor
Replies: 34
Views: 4722

A vendor at B&B us selling this at 150$, which in my opinion is yet too high. I am still waiting for a definitive answer on the difference between this new razor and the feather portable. I will not be surprised if they stopped the production of the portable to convert the assembly to make these raz...
by beyboo
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: TOPAZ
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

I would say be cautious. Most Topaz / Lazer blades are crap. I have a tuck @home, but afraid to put it to my face !!

The ordinary Topaz with a red diamond on the package - lasts me exactly for one pass only.
by beyboo
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: 12 Shaves with 1 Blade..
Replies: 20
Views: 2594

I retired a 7 O' Clock super platinum black blade today after the 15th shave in a slant. It is my personal record for maximum shaves from a blade. The shave was very smooth and DFS. I swear that with some patience and technique I could squeeze a shave or two more out !!
by beyboo
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The Making of a Slant fan
Replies: 40
Views: 4323

Merkur 37G

7O'Clock super platinum black = 14 shaves
7O'Clock permasharp green = 9 shaves

No Nicks, No Blood, No weepers - just BBS

Period.
by beyboo
Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: curling tips
Replies: 7
Views: 773

I have read the same problems with badgers in one of the other shaving forums, due to excessive hot water. The solution suggested there was to dip the brush in ice cold water and allow to dry and repeat till the curling reverses. It seems this advice paid off for quite a few who experienced this pro...
by beyboo
Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: In praise of the Semogue 730
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

+1 to the feedback above. The 730 is the only badger in my arsenal, the others being boars, I use it sparingly with some lanolin creams in India. The build quality is simply awesome. I got mine from shavingessentials.net
by beyboo
Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Incredible burn
Replies: 52
Views: 5550

The Indian 7O'Clocks are very sharp blades. The permasharp green is slightly smoother than the black super platinum. However I would like to say that the permasharp green will feel like a derby on day 1 only on the 4th shave. Also I would say that the Indian 7O'Clock are aggressive blades. I use the...
by beyboo
Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Godrej Shaving Round Soap
Replies: 24
Views: 4737

Godrej is a large company that makes all sorts of things, both consumer and industrial products. This is their shaving products website: http://www.godrejshavingcream.com/ Take a look at this to know the size of the company which makes the humble shave round !! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9tE2v...
by beyboo
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: My skin doesn't like feather blades
Replies: 24
Views: 2552

I've used a feather in a flare tip with no problems. Their sharpness is unbelievable in the way it cleans the stubble. But interestingly as Squire says, the sharpness starts dropping abruptly. I need fewer passes per shave and yet it does not last much. This Monday I popped in a feather in to a fatb...
by beyboo
Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Wilkinson "The Blade" stainless?
Replies: 21
Views: 2016

These are 3 Wilkinson Sword blades from Gillette India. They are middle-low category blades. The chromium are super smooth blades, followed by the stainless and finally the saloon which is good for a shave or two only. http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/6710/14462854.jpg http://img23.imageshack.us/img...
by beyboo
Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Wilkinson "The Blade" stainless?
Replies: 21
Views: 2016

In India we get Wilkinson Sword - Stainless as well as Chromium plated. The brand belongs to Gillette. The chromium is a super smooth shaver too.
by beyboo
Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Godrej Shaving Round Soap
Replies: 24
Views: 4737

Thanks Gentlemen for sharing. I have eyeing the Williams from the other side of the world. The Godrej is the Williams of India then I gather from the feedback here.
by beyboo
Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Godrej Shaving Round Soap
Replies: 24
Views: 4737

I would like to know what you gentlemen think about the Godrej soap when compared to Williams. I have heard varying opinions about Godrej being a step down or also a step up.

Can someone having enuf experience with both enlighten please ?
by beyboo
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: TABAC SOAPVS. CREAM
Replies: 18
Views: 2084

The cream is good moisturizing and good to lather for the razor not to drag with a sensible sharp blade. However the scent is not the same as the shave soap unfortunately.

Perhaps the first and last tube of tabac cream I will use :(
by beyboo
Sat May 30, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: More Linux help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 711

The solution to the problem is to go to Ubuntu, a derivative of Debian linux. Flash woes are a thing of th past. The power of Ubuntu comes from the fact that if you do not want to use the opensource and free "gnash" (which btw does creates problems with firefox), you can also install the proprietary...
by beyboo
Sat May 30, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Godrej Shaving Round Soap
Replies: 24
Views: 4737

Hiya from India. The http://www.godrej.com/GodrejNew/Templates/AboutGodrej/GodrejCorporateProfile.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRORIGINALURL=%2fGodrejNew%2fGodrejHome%2fAbout%2fCorporateProfile%2fCorporateProfile.htm&NRNODEGUID={D26A6CE2-20DC-470C-B31E-A25E84687AF2}&NRCACHEHINT=NoModifyGuest# band is one o...