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by JRTASTER
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra "Knock-Offs."
Replies: 14
Views: 2484

Re: Cobra "Knock-Offs."

Thanks, Murray. For some reason, I thought someone, somewhere had suggested the new version was less aggressive, but considering the blade used maybe that's too much to expect.
by JRTASTER
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra "Knock-Offs."
Replies: 14
Views: 2484

Cobra "Knock-Offs."

Really not fair title but any one ready to chime in on the new razors from Bull Goose and elsewhere which use the same single edge blade as the original Cobra razor (e.g., Kai Captain). I always found the Cobra tough to master... close shaves but at a price to my face. So, anything to report ? Other...
by JRTASTER
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Where to get the Valobra stick (US)?
Replies: 23
Views: 3956

Re: Where to get the Valobra stick (US)?

If someone else hasn't caught it Connaught ships free to the U.S. for $ 100, which is £ 65.
by JRTASTER
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Snagged a Cake of AOS Tallow Soap
Replies: 10
Views: 1501

Re: Snagged a Cake of AOS Tallow Soap

I know it's crazy but despite knowing the tallow AOS was made by Valobra, I feel the AOS gives me a better shave than the Valobra. I don't like the Valobra hard soap scents much.
Go ahead, have me committed .
by JRTASTER
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Is SMF losing its vigour?
Replies: 128
Views: 17752

Re: Is SMF losing its vigour?

I wonder if another factor might be that many of us have been here for some time, now, and we have the wild buying and experimentation behind us. We have found hardware and software that we like and we're more settled. We try something new occasionally, but we're no longer trying to keep up with al...
by JRTASTER
Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Second Shave - Disaster
Replies: 26
Views: 3833

Re: Second Shave - Disaster

Welcome to SMF!

You'll get there, we're sure.

We hope you'll continue to share your views and experiences with us
as you move along on your journey!
by JRTASTER
Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Anybody got an Apple watch?
Replies: 32
Views: 2309

Re: Anybody got an Apple watch?

Wendell. Rufus.... please move over and make room for one more in your camp! my wife is seriously considering having her nieces and nephews, and their families, check their electronic paraphernalia at the door, Dodge City-style, when they arrive for the annual "Cousins' Week" in mid- August. having ...
by JRTASTER
Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: RIP Ornette Coleman and Christopher Lee
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: RIP Ornette Coleman and Christopher Lee

losing 2 special gentlemen at one time... sad
by JRTASTER
Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: What's happening @ Kramperts Finest®?
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: What's hapening @ Kramperts Finest?

enjoy continued good luck and success
by JRTASTER
Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Daylight Savings Time
Replies: 20
Views: 2175

Re: Daylight Savings Time

and here I thought I was the only one to think DST was nuts. and when they actually extended the damn notion I totally gave up hope of ever regaining my damaged sanity.. what bugged me most was that the U.S. government actually was hanging part of their "energy conservation" policy on to this frail ...
by JRTASTER
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Did you enjoy a cigar today?
Replies: 62
Views: 7980

Re: Did you enjoy a cigar today?

Basil,

looks tempting! and enjoyable!!!
by JRTASTER
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: Harris Pink a/s
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: SOLD: Harris Pink a/s

zzzzzzz.... asleep once again and missed a good deal.
by JRTASTER
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Vintage Shulton Old Spice Fresh Lime Aftershave
Replies: 10
Views: 2469

Re: Vintage Shulton Old Spice Fresh Lime Aftershave

I have never had the vintage version but I like the current one in a red plastic squeeze bottle. Really can sense a hint of Old Spice mixed with the limes. Pete, West Coast Shaving carries this item but is currently out of stock. Can you recommend a reliable, and inexpensive, on-line source? Thanks...
by JRTASTER
Sat May 30, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Brylcream, A Little Dab Will Do Ya
Replies: 34
Views: 10064

Re: Brylcream, A Little Dab Will Do Ya

well, after a two-year experiment with Mystic Water Hair Oil, I noted as I let my hair (on the sides only-just a few wisps on top) grow longer the oil "hold" was lacking. found some Brylcreem on Amazon, tried it, and am glad to report a little dab is doing me just fine. all the positive attributes y...
by JRTASTER
Wed May 27, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Did you enjoy a cigar today?
Replies: 62
Views: 7980

Re: Did you enjoy a cigar today?

Basil, no offense taken so no apology needed. besides: my reply was way off topic. maybe we dog lovers-there are plenty here at SMF- need a forum topic on canine companions. with the possible exception of wet shaving, our pets seem to elevate many of our everyday experiences to beyond the ordinary. ...
by JRTASTER
Wed May 27, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Did you enjoy a cigar today?
Replies: 62
Views: 7980

Re: Did you enjoy a cigar today?

Hey, I think this is a topic worthy of some attention here. I really enjoy a good (but reasonably priced) cigar from time to time. April through early November is my time of year as I too only smoke outside. When my faithful and loving Australian cattle dog mix was still with us, he'd often join me....
by JRTASTER
Mon May 18, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Amazing Arko!
Replies: 24
Views: 2707

Re: Amazing Arko!

Don't know if (or when) Father's Day is celebrated in the U.K., but is now the time to drop some hints???

Thoughtful and nice! How did she know???
by JRTASTER
Sat May 16, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTT for Rose Shave Cream
Replies: 2
Views: 804

Re: WTT for Rose Shave Cream

Richard.

Please check your PM inbox.
Thanks.

John
by JRTASTER
Wed May 13, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: iceland breeze
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: iceland breeze

Pete, Gary, Thanks! It seems you have to do some research at Amazon, as prices vary widely. The on-line barber supply places have the 12(?) oz size for around $8. I really must try one or more scent variants at those prices....one of these days. I checked the Master Well Comb website and my guess is...
by JRTASTER
Wed May 13, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: iceland breeze
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: iceland breeze

Hey, Pete, the "hint of menthol" stifled my interest, but Master products in general have fascinated me for some time. I see Atlanta Barber Supply, Appleton Barber Supply, and Williamsport Barber Supply all carry a selection of Master products, as well as other "old time" barber shop favorites (anyo...