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by mantic
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Edwin Jagger Soaps
Replies: 6
Views: 1222

Re: Edwin Jagger Soaps

IMO they're solid, mid-tier products. :)
by mantic
Tue May 02, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Quickest Solution For Razor Burn?
Replies: 16
Views: 2135

Re: Quickest Solution For Razor Burn?

Mantic, I'm curious if what you mean by "get rid of" means tone the face or actually subdue irritation (which may not tone the skin)? I am not a balm user so I can't offer any insight on those but still I'm curious as I believe that soothing may not be the same as toning. On the alcoholic aftershav...
by mantic
Tue May 02, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Quickest Solution For Razor Burn?
Replies: 16
Views: 2135

Re: Quickest Solution For Razor Burn?

drmoss_ca wrote:The only thing likely to work faster than time is hydrocortisone cream, but one ought not to be using it unless necessary and as you noted, prevention is better than cure.

C.
Care to weigh in on the physiological process of razor burn that I can quote (or at least paraphrase) in the article?
by mantic
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Quickest Solution For Razor Burn?
Replies: 16
Views: 2135

Quickest Solution For Razor Burn?

Hi All-- I'm starting to do some research for a Sharpologist article about which aftershave balms work best to get rid of razor burn the quickest. I'm specifically thinking of burn (redness, irritation) vs. shave bumps or ingrowns. Please suggest some products I can purchase to test. Also interested...
by mantic
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Is the Kent BK4 still a good buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 3763

Re: Is the Kent BK4 still a good buy?

Can anyone do a side-by-side comparison of the BK4 vs. the BK8 vs. the BK12? I figured if someone had all three it'd be one of you guys. :lol:
by mantic
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Another $300 razor, with a surprising blade
Replies: 51
Views: 10340

Re: Another $300 razor, with a surprising blade

. . . . I am wondering if they are redesigning the OneBlade to prevent the use of modified GEM Blades? Mark, this came up in another current SMF thread, and it does raise a very important possibility. Do you have any information in this regard? Yesterday I had a new "OneBlade V2" and one of the opt...
by mantic
Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Another $300 razor, with a surprising blade
Replies: 51
Views: 10340

Re: Another $300 razor, with a surprising blade

Mark, do you have any inside information from or about the news that the company has now increased their price 33% from $299 to $399, and acknowledging there were some design flaws in the first production run (now sold out) that is in direct contradiction of their previous statements that the origi...
by mantic
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: For the Old Timers: Best Value* Wet Shaving Products?
Replies: 25
Views: 3744

Re: For the Old Timers: Best Value* Wet Shaving Products?

Janus wrote:...Cella colognes, lavender in particular, would also get my vote, if only they fixed the leaking caps.
Huh. Didn't kow Cella made colognes. :oops:
by mantic
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: For the Old Timers: Best Value* Wet Shaving Products?
Replies: 25
Views: 3744

Re: For the Old Timers: Best Value* Wet Shaving Products?

Brush: Tweezarman badger brush. Mine is several years old now. It is what I use when I am on the road, like today. It looks pretty beat up but still performs nicely. I bought it at Target for about $12.00. Tweezerman dropped their original badger brush for a new model that is built better but also ...
by mantic
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: For the Old Timers: Best Value* Wet Shaving Products?
Replies: 25
Views: 3744

Re: For the Old Timers: Best Value* Wet Shaving Products?

As far as a razor goes, I think it's worth the money to buy a Merkur Progress, which covers everything from mild to aggressive - and does it effectively, to avoid buying multiple razors with fixed heads until one finds the one that's right. Interesting, I hadn't thought about it in that way before....
by mantic
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: For the Old Timers: Best Value* Wet Shaving Products?
Replies: 25
Views: 3744

For the Old Timers: Best Value* Wet Shaving Products?

I would like to ask the wet shavers who have been in the niche' a while what NON ARTISAN products they think represent a "best value" (great deal, best bang for the buck, punch above their weight, etc.) in old school wet shaving. I want to specifically exclude artisan products to make it more of a c...
by mantic
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking For The Old Timers
Replies: 17
Views: 2066

Looking For The Old Timers

Hi Gents-- The tenth anniversary of my first wet shaving video on Youtube is coming up next month (!) and I would like to do some related articles on Sharpologist. I'm looking for the fellows who have been around for the past 10-15 years to do some compare/contrast of the "hobby" then vs. now. Thing...
by mantic
Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Most "Reliable" Vintage DE's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1970

Re: Most "Reliable" Vintage DE's?

brothers wrote:The fact that most of the survivors are still functioning perfectly after all this time is a remarkable testament to the design and construction of these trusty razors.
Good point. :!:
by mantic
Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Most "Reliable" Vintage DE's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1970

Re: Most "Reliable" Vintage DE's?

ShadowsDad wrote:Well, injectors are SE razors and you specified DE. If you had written safety razors that would have included both SE and DE.
It originally was DE only but some comments on other fora have gotten me to think about adding the Injector as well. 8)
by mantic
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Most "Reliable" Vintage DE's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1970

Re: Most "Reliable" Vintage DE's?

Interesting comments, thanks. I think vintage Injector's deserve a spot in my article too. Not sure about the adjustable (Fat Boy, Slim) though--the additional mechanics concern me.
by mantic
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Most "Reliable" Vintage DE's?
Replies: 14
Views: 1970

Most "Reliable" Vintage DE's?

I'm working on a future article for Sharpologist about vintage DE's. However vintage items are not really "my thing" so I'm doing some research. What do you consider the most popular, "reliable" vintage DE's that might be reasonably easy to find. Gillette Superspeed's (particularly of the late '50's...
by mantic
Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Another $300 razor, with a surprising blade
Replies: 51
Views: 10340

Re: Another $300 razor, with a surprising blade

Single blade? Pivot?? http://sharpologist.com/2010/12/testing-gillette-guard.html Absolutely. Different sides of the same coin. One is aimed at the very lowest end, the other at the luxury end. (BTW, IMO the Guard could be made even better if they made the blade in the cartridge a "slant" style!)
by mantic
Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Another $300 razor, with a surprising blade
Replies: 51
Views: 10340

Re: Another $300 razor, with a surprising blade

Mark, I believe you. This is a metallic device that holds a razor blade in such a manner that the operator can remove hair periodically as it perpetually continues to grow. This description fits 'em all, making them all great. I think they should give me one of these at no cost. Or, offer to trade ...
by mantic
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Another $300 razor, with a surprising blade
Replies: 51
Views: 10340

Re: Another $300 razor, with a surprising blade

It appears to be all positive. The article is informative, it does give insight into the way they found their target customer, and how they designed the razor and chose the blade to appeal to that customer. Thank you for the information. Well...I don't know if it's all positive. :) There's the pric...
by mantic
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Another $300 razor, with a surprising blade
Replies: 51
Views: 10340

Re: Another $300 razor, with a surprising blade

I've published an extensive article about the OneBlade on Sharpologist, including comments from the CEO and links to the design team.

--Mark