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by Short Round
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Shave Of My Life... Still BBS After 19 Hours...!
Replies: 16
Views: 3425

OK, Squire I LOL'd. :lol:
by Short Round
Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coate's Sold!
Replies: 28
Views: 5998

Thanks for carrying the coates torch!

I hate to see the vintage stuff go and get replaced with fake gunk.
by Short Round
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Sad day for my Atra
Replies: 19
Views: 4485

Nice, I'll have to try the Wilkensons.

The atra years are why I "must" have a longer handled razor. They just feel right.
by Short Round
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Adjusting a Gillette Slim Razor
Replies: 6
Views: 2152

I've heard it does; Fatboy too. I never want to find out. They don't make them anymore. I always adjust it when the TTO is slightly loose. I think some folks believe this is an old wives' tale, but I always loosen the TTO a little. Again, why stress the razor, and as a previous post stated, they do...
by Short Round
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Sad day for my Atra
Replies: 19
Views: 4485

JT -- What cartridges have you been using? Genuine Atras, or something else? oy, that's when I put the atra aside, when all I could find were disappointing generic brand blades. Last year I picked up another pack at a dollar store of all places but just could get myself to open the pack and try the...
by Short Round
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Queen Charlotte Tangerine sample and mini review
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Queen Charlotte Tangerine sample and mini review

I broke open a half ounce sample I got on sale with my holiday Queen Charlotte order. I figured I'd share my impressions with the Tangerine Cream. Color is a pale orange yellow. The scent from the cup is kind of a cross between fresh orange juice and aging orange peel zest. I lathered up with my bad...
by Short Round
Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What's the concensus on rose creams and soaps re: scent?
Replies: 33
Views: 3004

I was curious about the scent too as I never really considered it a men's scent. Last winter I bought a few sample pots and selected Vulfix Rose. Great shaving cream, very sythetic fake rose scent, not as fake as the lime. That 2 pot sampling of Vulfix scratched them off my list. One of these days I...
by Short Round
Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Lemon shaving creams --- Which one?
Replies: 49
Views: 7552

I was holding off til summer before opening my arko limon.

Sigh, I might just use it tomorrow instead of the Cella I've been into. You folks are a baaaad influence.
by Short Round
Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Ooooohhhhhh Gordon......
Replies: 46
Views: 5443

When Gordon has a chance to review it, and if he recommends it, then I'll buy it. Gordolotry :shock: Not really, he seldom if ever reviews new products, even though he does recommend them, and at the present time he's not posting much. So I figure I can kill two birds with one stone. I can declare ...
by Short Round
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Personna hospital use blade
Replies: 19
Views: 3416

shadow,

that can be very true for sure, - a YMMV thing.

today's fresh lab blade was just as ho hum as the first. I'll use it 7 days and go back to a hospital.

So far they are NOT the same FOR ME in use.
by Short Round
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Personna Lab Blue Blades?
Replies: 21
Views: 9523

I posted in the other Personna thread about these blades but this is the more appropriate thread on comparison. I only used one blade of each but the Hospital use blade was much much smoother and lasted incredibly long and gave some of the best DE shaves I ever had. I used one blade for two weeks an...
by Short Round
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Personna hospital use blade
Replies: 19
Views: 3416

this thread got me interested in trying these and the labs which were described as the same blade but not documented as sterile. I've only tried a blade of each so what I say is anecdotal for the moment. -hospital blade, I used it for two weeks straight, same blade, first shave was almost a bit shar...
by Short Round
Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Drat! I dropped my razor into the sink today.
Replies: 6
Views: 3476

Wow, a $4000 oboe that's certainly an order higher in aw damns. I love the sound of the oboe, very pleasing to the ear. On the other extreme I also love the saxaphone. thanks Gary, I'm not sure if I was just smart/afraid to catch it or knew full well the surgery to repair muscles and tendons would c...
by Short Round
Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Drat! I dropped my razor into the sink today.
Replies: 6
Views: 3476

Drat! I dropped my razor into the sink today.

Yup, I made it about three weeks with my razor. I shaved today and was wiping my razor down with a dab of mineral oil to avoid rust and I got butterfingered. I dropped the razor about 12 inches into the sink. For an old fat guy I have darned quick reflexes to catch dropped things but I didn't even m...
by Short Round
Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum Aftershave Lotion
Replies: 15
Views: 2698

I like it too, but I tend to view it as my summer scent.
by Short Round
Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Thinking of jumping into the straight razor game.....
Replies: 29
Views: 9033

Good tips, I've started mixing the woolfat a little wetter. Seems to prevent some irritation when all is said and done.

Today I tried shaving with some Cella I just got from Shoebox, I think I went overboard on wet with it. Not bad but I felt like I needed to excercise more care.
by Short Round
Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Queen Charlotte Hard Soap
Replies: 69
Views: 9995

I ordered some too.

Key Lime Soap
and I grabbed some Briar before it was gone for good. (cherry tobacco scent) Just as a sentimental reminder of my old step father smoking his pipe around the holidays. Been years since I smelled that old smell.
by Short Round
Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Squire's Blade Reviews
Replies: 133
Views: 253723

Sir Squire of the south, I received the blades I ordered and would like to send you 10 lab personnas and 10 hospital personnas for your reviewing purposes. I sent you a PM a day or so ago for an address to ship to. I'm not sure if you saw it, I guess you've been under the weather lately. Good health...
by Short Round
Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Finally got me a cowboy gun
Replies: 19
Views: 2240

I'm more of an auto guy but I like the cowboy guns. I have ruger single six convertible. Loading .22's in a side gate is a bit of work though.

I like the army pattern, shot a bud's old army and it shot quite naturaly for me. Playing cards at 25 yards. :lol:
by Short Round
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: More manly - is it Tabac or Cella?
Replies: 27
Views: 3880

Well I haven't tried them all but I like the woodsy smell of Speick. I just ordered some Tabac to try. Oh, as far as manly scents that intrigued me; I just saw on Queen Charlotte Soaps a a Cream Soap called Briar; that's a Cherry Tobacco Scent. Snipped from their site; A beautiful blend of cherry an...