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by Odio Barbillas
Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 08 thru July 14, 2013
Replies: 95
Views: 8490

July 13, 2013

The brush: Vie-Long small horsehair The lather: Mama Bear Hinoki scent soap The ax: Cadet TTO-13 The blade: Persona Lab The result: One of the best shaves I've ever had. All the shaving gods sat on my shoulders as I got plenty of audio feedback -I don't often have that, I've found- and the smooth fe...
by Odio Barbillas
Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD - February 25,2013 - March 3,2013
Replies: 99
Views: 9901

Brush: Conk/Vulfix
Lather: PC lavender emu oil shave cream
Razor: Sabi T3
Blade: Fresh SS Shark
After: Generic hamamelis

BBS! :)
by Odio Barbillas
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD - February 25,2013 - March 3,2013
Replies: 99
Views: 9901

Wed 27 Feb

The brush: Col. Conk (Vulfix)
The lather: PC lavender emu-oil cream
The ax: Feather Popular
The blade: Feather (1st use)
Apres le rasoir: Generic hamamelis
Scent: SCS Bulgarian lavender oil EdT

WOWIE!
by Odio Barbillas
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: From tube to tub?
Replies: 4
Views: 904

No reason you can't do it. Only downside is that creams in a tub go off faster than creams in a tube; larger surface area exposed to air for longer period of time. So if you have a lot of creams in your rotation, you might want to stick with the tubes. Just the three tubes, none of which is full. B...
by Odio Barbillas
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: From tube to tub?
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Ah. And that's the "high-price spread" relative to the creams I have on hand. :lol:

I've got three tubes of creams as well as first-aid ointments. A mess. But I have a tub that will be used up as soon as I make up my mind to finish it.
by Odio Barbillas
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: From tube to tub?
Replies: 4
Views: 904

From tube to tub?

Has anyone ever squeezed cream out into a tub for use? Does it adversely effect the quality? Longevity? It's easier for me to stack tubs than store tubes so I'm wondering if this is a doable idea?
by Odio Barbillas
Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Super+ Platinum / IP 100 Count Box Discontinued?
Replies: 14
Views: 2315

Michael, Yeah, I agree, but still, those 100 blade packs were nice, handy, and compact. Also, I always counted on them as sort of my ultimate back-up DE blade. I'm still using vintage blades but I don't have an unlimited supply of them ( like some around here...sigh ) and while the current Polsilve...
by Odio Barbillas
Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Super+ Platinum / IP 100 Count Box Discontinued?
Replies: 14
Views: 2315

z wrote:The were JUST added back into stock. He said he was going to check after I sent him an email about it.

Looks like this is the end for the white box IP.
Just so the blade remains the same, the True Believers in Blues will remain content. I have enough storage space for any packaging they use. :D
by Odio Barbillas
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Super+ Platinum / IP 100 Count Box Discontinued?
Replies: 14
Views: 2315

Glad I came across this thread: my box of blue IP's is almost gone (after several years :lol: ). A quick check of eBay shows me the two vendors I knew who carried them are no longer active :cry: . What vendors are carrying the 5 blade packs? Mark, I bought mine from Razor Blades And More IIRC. It w...
by Odio Barbillas
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: January 7 thru January 13, 2013
Replies: 97
Views: 8791

The lather: PC Emu & Tamanu oils shave cream, Lavender scented
The brush: Omega swine fur
The ax: Cadet TTO
The blade: AsSPlat (x 4 and out)
The scent: SCS Bulgarian Lavender

A few weepers, but still a DFS. :)
by Odio Barbillas
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Super+ Platinum / IP 100 Count Box Discontinued?
Replies: 14
Views: 2315

The Israeli Blues are lately being vended in loose plastic tucks of five blades each. My last order of 100 came that way.

You're correct, Reds are different blades.
by Odio Barbillas
Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:35 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: This soap is worthless
Replies: 20
Views: 3661

crackstar wrote:
Odio Barbillas wrote:Nu, khaver, you need European water to lather it! Didn't you get the memo? :P
Ulai ata tsodek! (maybe you're right!)
What else could it be, I ask you?! :shock:
by Odio Barbillas
Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Vintage blades snag on ebay
Replies: 14
Views: 2482

Shave4Fun wrote:Nothing yet. Still on a Dorco ST301. Will try in a day or two. :lol:
Eep! DORCO! Evil!
by Odio Barbillas
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: This soap is worthless
Replies: 20
Views: 3661

The one I have was sent to me by a very good friend of mine from Gut Rasiert along with 2 Calani soaps, a Palmolive Original cream, and a Golddachs Spezial soap. He told me that this soap was the type which needs patience and effort to acheive good lather, but I never expected this.:( Nu, khaver, y...
by Odio Barbillas
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Vintage blades snag on ebay
Replies: 14
Views: 2482

Shave4Fun wrote:I had gotten some of the Thin Blades from member Tim (AKA TRBeck) some time back and had been looking for more.

I'll keep you guys posted on the results.

Thanks,
Well, we're five days on; what are you finding versus modern blades?
by Odio Barbillas
Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Mass-market AS Balms?
Replies: 12
Views: 4001

Months later

I find the stuff to be top notch. Since I don't often need to use it, the bottle is not yet emptied.

Hours after using it my neck and face feel smooth and not at all greasy. On my face, BTW, the scent lingers for hours. Luckily, it's pleasant. But eventually I will switch to an unscented product.
by Odio Barbillas
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Blade Inconsistency?
Replies: 19
Views: 3196

An old story

There will always be potholes along any highway. The brand you're using is well-regarded and the QC at St. Petersburg is satisfactory. They make and sell a hell of a lot of blades. This once, you could chalk it up to the luck of the draw. If I got stung again, I'd look for another source or switch t...
by Odio Barbillas
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The razors you like/use the most?
Replies: 171
Views: 45693

Of late ...

I'm really getting into my two Cadets, TP-24 and TP-26. The heft is right, their handles are long enough for me, and one head is OC and the other is with a safety bar. Mix 'n' match. :)

I like them at least as much as my Merkurs and all my other stockpiled goodies. =D>
by Odio Barbillas
Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 15 thru October 21, 2012
Replies: 117
Views: 11795

The ax - Cadet TP 26 with closed comb
The blade - Israeli Blue x 3
The lather - Mike's Orange
The brush - V-L horsehair
Aprés le rasoir - A mixture of the last bits from Ogallala Lime/Peppercorn, some Pinaud Lime Sec, and a dash of the Captain's bay rum.

Three-pass of W/X/A-T-G. A BBS result. :D
by Odio Barbillas
Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Blade longevity: OC compared with Closed Comb
Replies: 10
Views: 2496

Pauldog wrote:Has anyone tried yet moving a blade (that's starting to wear) from an open comb to a closed comb?
You're MILES beyond me. I am unworthy! #-o