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by cmoore
Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur Open Comb ... How does it stack up?
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Merkur Open Comb ... How does it stack up?

As a part of a trade, I was offered a Merkur HD Open Comb. I am familliar with the Merkur classic and HD.

How does the open comb compare?
by cmoore
Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FT: Gilette adjustable for Murker HD
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Bump!

Looks like my gilette isn't worth a Murker, the horror!

Okay, how about I throw in a Wing Sung 237 in red celluloid. If this your first FP, I'll throw in 1/3 of a bottle of Waterman Havana Brown to go with it.
by cmoore
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FT: Gilette adjustable for Murker HD
Replies: 2
Views: 737

FT: Gilette adjustable for Murker HD

I would like to trade my 1952 Gillette adjustable in excellent condition for a Murker Classic or HD.

Please email cmoore.tmp@gmail.com for pics, and with questions.
by cmoore
Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Using EO's to add scent to shaving cream
Replies: 12
Views: 2609

My sister is a massage therapist. She has been studying EOs for use in massage. She gave me a few to try in my aftershave.
by cmoore
Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: White Flower Balm
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

Menthol is found in the entire mint family.

Basically, unless the mint is synthetic, it conatins menthol.

Menthol and camphor are both topical anesthetics, and safe to use on irritated skin.
by cmoore
Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: White Flower Balm
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

I guess that you don't use Proraso then ;) My hair is very stiff, I have no problem getting it to stand up. The lubrication provided by the jojoba oil more than makes up for any negative impact of the White Flower. Remember, I am using a few drops in 2oz of jojoba. ps, camphor is the promary ingredi...
by cmoore
Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: White Flower Balm
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

Yeah. Don't use too much. I dilute it with lots of jojoba oil.

My sis got it for me at Wild Oats, it is with the rest of the body care products.
by cmoore
Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: White Flower Balm
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

White Flower Balm

My sis is a massage therapist and reccomended that I try this: White Flower Balm active: wintergreen 40%, menthol 15%, camphor 6%, inactive: eucalyptus 18%, Peppermint 15%, Lavender 6% I mixed a few drops in with jojoba oil and use it as a preshave oil and aftershave. WOW! If you like cooling / numb...
by cmoore
Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Using EO's to add scent to shaving cream
Replies: 12
Views: 2609

You might want to test the flavoring against your skin first.

EO's used for massage are generally safe topically, but AFAIK, extracts are not tested for that use.
by cmoore
Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Question for Gordon (and others) re: face washing
Replies: 15
Views: 3004

I wash my face lightly in the shower before shaving to remove sweat, dirt, etc. I use Dr. Bonner's liquid Castile soap, which is mild and moisturizing.

I do not scrub. Ever. Shaving provides more than enough exfoliation.
by cmoore
Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gillette and the free enterprise economy
Replies: 25
Views: 4504

Re: Gillette / Wilkinson duopoly?

AFAIK a few very small niche players are discounted when examining the market structure. The wet shaving market is indeed, as you have pointed out, a duopoly. The combined market share of all others is small indeed. You are forgetting about disposables. American Safety Razor and Bic are the two maj...
by cmoore
Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gillette and the free enterprise economy
Replies: 25
Views: 4504

Bic and persona both produce disposables which compete with Gillette and Shick's "systems". A number of electrics are also available. While not quite the same thing, these electrics compete in the same market as the razors. Gillette and Schick are more visable because of their extensive advertizing,...
by cmoore
Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gillette and the free enterprise economy
Replies: 25
Views: 4504

Market price is based upon what the consumer is willing to pay, rather than what the product costs to manufacture. They are related in that a company will not sell a product that will not make a profit. This principle governs DE and str8 equipment as well. Consider high end cream. Do the production ...
by cmoore
Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Donate a razor to a noob user.
Replies: 20
Views: 3277

Beat me to it.

I was going to offer the '52 DaveB gifted me when I was looking for one.
by cmoore
Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New shaving goods at Target!
Replies: 216
Views: 67877

Tucson AZ rollout is underway. The north Tucson location has finished the spa section, and has the full line of men's products. The other two locations neer me are in the process of changing over, and do not have new stock on the shelves. I picked up a tub of soap, and will go back for the pre/post ...
by cmoore
Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Aftershave Alcohol
Replies: 14
Views: 3557

I am drifting away from aftershave alltogether. When I first started shaving I used what my dad used: Old Spice. Man did that stuff sting! After a few years I started using cold water because it seemes to help more than the aftershave, and cost a hell of a lot less. A few months ago a tried Nivea se...
by cmoore
Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wet shaving = No acne!
Replies: 11
Views: 1816

I see the shavette as a stepping stone on my way to a straight. The initial cost is fairly high, and the extra maintanence could be a burden.

Basically, I want a way to try it out with minimum investment.

*** Edit ***

Sorry to hijack this thread. I started a new one in general on this topic.
by cmoore
Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DOVO shavette?
Replies: 3
Views: 959

DOVO shavette?

What is your opinion.

I am thinking of trying it out as a cheap and easy intro to str8 shaving.

What do you guys think?

Do you use the long or short blades? Can you break regular blades, or do you have to use special blades?

Most importantly, how does it shave?
by cmoore
Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wet shaving = No acne!
Replies: 11
Views: 1816

That is a slick razor, I'm jealous.
by cmoore
Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wet shaving = No acne!
Replies: 11
Views: 1816

I want to try a str8 as well, but it seems like a huge time commitment for a shave.

has anyone tried a dovo shavette? how does it compare to the real thing? Long blades or short?