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by lawcash1
Wed May 04, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: English Fern fix
Replies: 18
Views: 2459

DEF wrote:I wouldn't try to stretch the old stuff; just enjoy it until it's gone.
Agreed. Total enjoyment for a shorter time far outstrips moderate satisfaction for a longer time.
by lawcash1
Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Forgot How Good the Swede Is
Replies: 31
Views: 5129

Chuck,
Thank you for that information.

Gordon,
I don't know what in the world made me think to doubt your word on this.

I stand corrected.

Regards,

Mason
by lawcash1
Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Forgot How Good the Swede Is
Replies: 31
Views: 5129

So we shall agree to disagree, which is part of the beauty of the Swede debate since Gillette has been famously tight lipped about where these blades were originally produced. I find that there are too many similarities and too many differences to sway my opinion that Surrey Swedes came from the sam...
by lawcash1
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Strange Backwards Devolution With The Neck
Replies: 17
Views: 5802

Wendell, Although I have nothing to suggest, I just wanted to say that, as someone who has read the posts here on SMF for several years now, it is always heartening to find that I am not alone in experiencing these small challenges that flout my perceived experience. I hate these episodes of minor i...
by lawcash1
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: how long should a shave last?
Replies: 26
Views: 12208

Pity that I can only really shave every 3-4 days or so (3 being the earliest as I have very sensitive skin). Also, I'm incredibly hairy so I'll have full-on five o-clock shadow after 7 hours or so. I guess I rock the bum/beard look for a few days to keep my skin from breaking out! :) Same here, and...
by lawcash1
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Forgot How Good the Swede Is
Replies: 31
Views: 5129

Gordon, I am going to take another swing at this dead horse and ask if you discount the Surrey labeled Swedes in your rather emphatic statement "These are the real deal and no other"? I never really gave the 10-pack Annecy blades full "Swede" status, but that's just me. However I firmly believe that...
by lawcash1
Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Forgot How Good the Swede Is
Replies: 31
Views: 5129

Well Gordon,

You and Fitch need only to channel the ghosts of Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston ... and if approached by anyone claiming official status, whatever you do, DON'T ask to see their badges!

Mason
by lawcash1
Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Forgot How Good the Swede Is
Replies: 31
Views: 5129

I don't know why I want to keep this thread alive. Except that I also dream of that undiscovered pallette of Swedes sitting someplace in a climate controlled warehouse ... alongside a pallette of rhodium plated aristocrats.
by lawcash1
Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Penhaligon's English Fern
Replies: 8
Views: 1373

Phil, I am three shaves into my first puck of tallow first Pen's EF and so far it hasn't been the best for me either, but I don't think it is the soap that is giving me problems so much as the learning curve. I just don't get the level of protection that I expect from the lather. I am a one razor - ...
by lawcash1
Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 4 thru April 10 2011
Replies: 159
Views: 17277

Saturday

Edwin Jagger Medium Silvertip
Edwin Jagger Bulbous Lined Razor - Jagger/Muhle Head
Gillette "Swede"
Penhaligon's English Fern (Tallow First)
Nancy Boy Replenishing AS Gel
by lawcash1
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Forgot How Good the Swede Is
Replies: 31
Views: 5129

Nothing I have tried even comes close to performing as well as a Swede. Everyone's face is different but, I tried Derby, Bic, Dorco, and Merkur before Swedes came up in the rotation from my first blade sampler pack. By that time I was confident in my technique and I knew when a blade was the likely ...
by lawcash1
Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Redisccovering The Wonder of the 2-Pass Shave
Replies: 41
Views: 17134

I, too have found that two passes gives me a DFS almost every time now where I was once a three-pass minimum shaver. Today I tried using cold water to prep and rinse between the passes and came close to a BBS with zero irritation. What I love about DE shaving is that it only takes a day or two to be...
by lawcash1
Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another Good Shaving Forum.......
Replies: 43
Views: 6139

I frequent both major shaving forums pretty much on a daily basis. I generally stay away from comparison threads because the two are so completely different. I also stay out of any sub-forums that are not related to shaving in any way. There are members exclusive to each group whose opinions I respe...
by lawcash1
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Fix an EJ Merkur head?
Replies: 15
Views: 2008

Fantastic customer support!
by lawcash1
Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mantic59 mother passed away
Replies: 45
Views: 4837

My condolences Mark.
by lawcash1
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Finally a bad Swede
Replies: 29
Views: 3441

Yes.
Quite.
by lawcash1
Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: EJ Chrome Barley Chatsworth
Replies: 20
Views: 5197

Thank you all for the welcomes.
There is nothing like learning, applying and refining the lessons, and sharing the results with people who get it because they have been there also.
by lawcash1
Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Finally a bad Swede
Replies: 29
Views: 3441

Thanks for adding to my peace of mind. Squire, I have read and saved pretty much every thread about Swedes here. I find the ones that were started when word first began to spread that they were being discontinued make particularly good reading. I respectfully point out that your objective reviews pu...
by lawcash1
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: EJ Chrome Barley Chatsworth
Replies: 20
Views: 5197

I took up DE shaving about two years ago after wearing a full beard for all but a few widely scattered weeks over a thirty year period. When I decided to give the consistently clean shaven look a final try I went all in and bought an EJ bulbous lined razor with the old Merkur head. As this was my fi...
by lawcash1
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Finally a bad Swede
Replies: 29
Views: 3441

I was glad to read that my initial theory was proven out as the cause of NewYorkBuck's Swede's sub-par performance. However I am now a bit dismayed since I have a sizable cache of Surrey Swedes that I purchased in a state of near panic when they were discontinued. I keep them all in a dresser drawer...