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by baldchin
Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Hand-stropping blades?
Replies: 60
Views: 6156

Apparently this process does not work for you. I can except that but please do not continue to address the process as if it just can't be done and that Dave, myself and those who find it process successful in extending the life of their blades are liars. Please just leave it alone and let use do it...
by baldchin
Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Weird Dreams
Replies: 23
Views: 2292

ssilcox wrote:
I'd take knitted kittens any day. :lol:
I'd only let you have one if Doug agrees and you can promise to give it good home :D
by baldchin
Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur and German Wilkinson Sword
Replies: 28
Views: 3104

Well I got a few days shaving out of the Merkur blade this past week. Good, really better in my opinion than either the Super Platinum's (IP's) tried, or the Derby's but it would be a tight call. Even so I wouldn't buy them again - they are just too expensive. More expensive than better blades. Just...
by baldchin
Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: UK Wilkinson blades?
Replies: 57
Views: 4856

I had another look at an older yellow blister-pack of WS blades today.
The only address listed on that pack is a German address, however it doesn't appear to say where the blades are manufactured.
by baldchin
Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Bicycle basket
Replies: 14
Views: 1942

Not sure about baskets but even smallish handle-bar bags tend to be a pain with drop handle bars. I'd recommend a luggage-rack once that's fitted you can even fit on a lightweight plastic basbox with a lid, using velcro and a couple of bungees. You can get proper panniers or a big saddle-bag fitted ...
by baldchin
Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Feather first impression
Replies: 8
Views: 1097

They're OK, but I've found that they are only at their best for the first couple of days. I don't really like the spiky stubble felling I get 6 hours or so after a shave. They are generally smooth shavers in that they mow easily but I usually find the post-shave sensations to be a little harsh.
by baldchin
Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Hand-stropping blades?
Replies: 60
Views: 6156

Will, what do you do with the blade and inside of the glass. I have heard about this before but I've never really understood the movements involved. By the way, I think hand stropping definitely helps. Mike Take a largish tumbler preferably with parallel sides place the razor blade inside the glass...
by baldchin
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Hand-stropping blades?
Replies: 60
Views: 6156

so youre going to sit here and be cynical b/c it dosent work for you and demand proof on something that isnt guaranteed.....on something that takes all of 2 seconds, literally. i dont have the equipment to show you anything youre asking for. im not on an obsessive mission to spread this topic im me...
by baldchin
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Weird Dreams
Replies: 23
Views: 2292

Any of the symbolism stand out to you in any way? Stiff tails you mention? Green wool? What are they accompanying you to? sounds interesting, so I ask I'm not sure - I think the stiff tails is a sort of contentment thing. The cats aren't going anywhere the seem to be companions or a comforting pres...
by baldchin
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Hand-stropping blades?
Replies: 60
Views: 6156

I actually would like to see those photos - I'm cynical but not intransigent. It might have been nicer to say - I still wouldn't be "bothered". It would have to make a heck of a difference in smoothness or pleasure in the shave before I'd consider the game worth the candle. Having tried hand-stroppi...
by baldchin
Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur Slant Question
Replies: 16
Views: 2258

If you really want to get nuts try the Muhle R41 2009' version. Unbelievable shaver. Lighter then the 11C but slightly longer handle and they have the head down to a science. And any blade works. I took delivery of the R41 today. I like the longer and thicker handle, but would prefer it didn't feel...
by baldchin
Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur Futur
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Well having only ever had the Satin or brushed version rather than the shiny one I'll mention the following negatives: 1. I find that soap deposits seem to stick to it. It doesn't clean that easily. 2. Though the finish is hard-wearing it appears to be an anodized finished rather than any form of pl...
by baldchin
Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Weird Dreams
Replies: 23
Views: 2292

Weird Dreams

Sometimes when I dream, it seems I don't know what I'm doing and I'm watching my self doing it. A bit disturbing. Now I'm often accompanied in these dreams by cats rubbing up against my legs with stiff tails and (I think) purring. The cats are definitely alive but for some reason have the appearance...
by baldchin
Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Hand-stropping blades?
Replies: 60
Views: 6156

I've tried it in the past and to be frank noticed no difference whatever. The shave is not smoother, the blade is not sharper. It does not appear to extend blade-life, and seems to be a pointless fiddle. Show me some high magnification before and after photos which show a "realigned" edge and fair e...
by baldchin
Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Bacon
Replies: 162
Views: 20640

Bacon is nature's way of saying "you're not meant to live to that age" and it's also a good argument for not travelling abroad because if there's one thing you can't get that's the same anywhere else its a good old english fry up and a cup of tea. You want the Ulster Fry - bacon and soda-bread and ...
by baldchin
Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing Deal
Replies: 4
Views: 823

An April fool joke.
Very well done video I thought.

Hope you got a laugh.
by baldchin
Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: UK Wilkinson blades?
Replies: 57
Views: 4856

Ben & Will, Yeah, but the way I read Jani's post, even the German Wilkinsons are not being made anymore. He didn't seem to be just suggesting different packaging. Do these ones with the yellow card actually say, 'Made in Germany' on them? Regards, Gordon Not sure any more to be honest - I don't buy...
by baldchin
Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: After The Shave
Replies: 31
Views: 4264

Body Shop Balms seem plenty good enough for me.

Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion 89p from your local supermarket - good in cold weather or if you have to use a cleaning agent / contact with diesel / petrol or are just weather-beaten - hands or face, a bit heavy for everyday aftershave treatment.
by baldchin
Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Florena Cream NOT Discontinued in Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 2412

crackstar wrote:There is actually no more Florena shaving cream as it was, being sold here in Canada. The brand was taken over completely by Nivea.
Know if the Nivea Milde Shaving Cream in the UK is the same as Florena you sent me a while ago Jeff - has it been discussed ?