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by Trout Whisperer
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Worst single shave???!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 11132

It may have been one of my first shaves with a double-edge razor, where I proceeded to use a bad BiC blade. It was the first BiC I had tried, so I did not know what to expect from them. I discovered later that razor blades generally do not leave my skin hacked and bleeding, including the other BiC's...
by Trout Whisperer
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1216
Views: 144792

drmoss_ca wrote:...dreaming of the doom of a large trout...
Next time I'm in Canada we should make that happen.
by Trout Whisperer
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1216
Views: 144792

Just finished Why We're Not Emergent by DeYoung and Kluck

Beginning The Power of Presence by Kristi Hedges
by Trout Whisperer
Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Anyone try the King of Shave Azor
Replies: 10
Views: 2102

Interesting. First time I've read the term "Wilkinette", too. Sort of like "Remchester".
by Trout Whisperer
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: R.I.P. - My beloved dog, Mikki
Replies: 47
Views: 3423

That's tough to read, Sam. Losing a pet is a big deal. Animals will do what they do, though, so take from this experience whatever lesson(s) may help in the future and move on. As you mentioned, it will get easier with time.
by Trout Whisperer
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hercule Poirot
Replies: 28
Views: 3741

My dad enjoyed watching David Suchet portray Poirot. I never enjoyed the show as much as my dad because I could not rid my mind of Suchet's performance as the antagonist in the movie Iron Eagle.
by Trout Whisperer
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: RIP Christopher Hitchens
Replies: 30
Views: 3666

I watched that YouTube video and I borrowed "God is Not Great" from the library. Hopefully Mr. Hitchens' book will provoke thoughts that I've not yet entertained. ...If heaven is full of "Christians" that rejoice in the fact that everyone who doesn't believe in their invisible friend in the sky will...
by Trout Whisperer
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Review: GEM MicroMatic Family
Replies: 10
Views: 4189

Thanks for the reviews, Brians!

My experience with the open-comb and Clog-Pruf models is similar. It took a few shaves to find and maintain the proper angle, and to shave around my Adam's apple, etc., but the OCMM makes quick work of my barbed-wire beard.
by Trout Whisperer
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick Injector Aggressiveness
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

Thanks for the info! I'll keep an eye out for an E-type and the Cobra. Perhaps my beard won't scoff at those models like it does milder razors. :lol:
by Trout Whisperer
Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick Injector Aggressiveness
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

Schick Injector Aggressiveness

Hello, gentlemen!

My L1 Schick Injector is too mild for my beard. More recently I found an M1 that shaves quite well when opened up.

Are any other injector models more aggressive than the L-type?
by Trout Whisperer
Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A tea substitute for coffee?
Replies: 46
Views: 4300

My favorite tea when I need caffeine and can't risk the jitters is Fast Lane by Celestial Seasonings.

Lapsang Souchong is my favorite, though, and I always drink tea straight up.
by Trout Whisperer
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Your social outlet?
Replies: 46
Views: 5502

Thought you might say that Dave. It surprises me how many people confuse the art of fishing with the act of catching. It's in the fishing where the rest and recreation lies. Catching something can sometimes be an unexpected bonus. Well said! Also, the phrase "Let's go shooting!" always gets a few o...
by Trout Whisperer
Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD - September 5 thru September 11, 2011
Replies: 154
Views: 15102

September 11th, 2011

D.R. Harris Marlborough soap
custom brush
Poor Man's Strop
unknown straight razor
witch hazel
Crabtree & Evelyn Sienna aftershave balm
by Trout Whisperer
Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: August 29 thru September 04, 2011
Replies: 162
Views: 15729

Saturday, September 3rd

J.R. Torrey 1/4 hollow hollow-point
custom brush
D.R. Harris Almond shave cream samle (smells like a marzipan pastry)
witch hazel
Portland General Store Whiskey skin quench
by Trout Whisperer
Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: August 29 thru September 04, 2011
Replies: 162
Views: 15729

Friday, September 2nd

unmarked straight razor
custom brush
QCS Woods soap (sample)
witch hazel
by Trout Whisperer
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Muhle R41 Toothcomb
Replies: 35
Views: 5872

:shock:
by Trout Whisperer
Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Muhle R41 Toothcomb
Replies: 35
Views: 5872

Does anyone know how the blade exposure of the R41 compares to a NEW or an Old Type?
by Trout Whisperer
Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Adjustable needs adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Gillette Adjustable needs adjustment

My Gillette Adjustable is stuck at about a setting of "7". The dial turns, but the blade gap is constant.

Any ideas how to fix this?
by Trout Whisperer
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick Injector performance question
Replies: 21
Views: 2596

Since you gentlemen regard Injectors so highly, perhaps I shouldn't give up just yet. I'll try a different package of blades (and ensure I don't damage the blades when loading them), and perhaps I will also try a different razor model if I find one. The razor is compact and easy to wield, and I like...
by Trout Whisperer
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick Injector performance question
Replies: 21
Views: 2596

Well, the results are the same after two shaves with a new blade in the same razor. When I found this razor, it was in the same kit as two Schick cartridge razors (which are not at "macho" as one might think), one of which is in a box that indicates it was a gift with purchase. Perhaps the injector ...