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by kennethj
Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Synthetics or Simpsons... strange selections!?
Replies: 11
Views: 2813

Re: Synthetics or Simpsons... strange selections!?

I love my Saville Row silver tip from QED. Fair prices and excellent service.
by kennethj
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: D.R. Harris and TOBS that I want to try.
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Re: D.R. Harris and TOBS that I want to try.

I have the D.R. Harris Rose cream. Nice scent and a good performer. Only issue I have is that he arrived semi hard, like a soft soap. Taylors Rose cream, same as above. Nice cream but arrived semi hard. Taylors Almond cream, nice texture and performance, but smells too sweet for me. Nowadays I stick...
by kennethj
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: LEA classic cream
Replies: 23
Views: 3247

Re: LEA classic cream

Any experiences with LEA soap ?
by kennethj
Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:00 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: August 24, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Replies: 80
Views: 10080

Re: SOTD: August 24, 2015 - August 30, 2015

Saville Row silver tip

Musgo Real shave cream

Bolin Weber razor

Proraso green a/s splash
by kennethj
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: August 17, 2015 - August 23, 2015
Replies: 74
Views: 8826

Re: SOTD: August 17, 2015 - August 23, 2015

Saville Row silver tip
Proraso shave cream
Weber Bolin razor
Proraso after shave splash
by kennethj
Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Schick Krona
Replies: 2
Views: 1330

New Schick Krona

So far my impression is that the Krona is a gentle smooth razor. I think there is an adjustment period for me coming from a Merkur HD. Results on the cheeks have been very smooth. Only problem area I have is on the neck and below the chin. I do a one pass shave N-S. I might need to do a second pass ...
by kennethj
Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: soaps with no container
Replies: 19
Views: 1710

soaps with no container

How do you guys store and use soaps with no container? I recently ordered a few. I could just hold it in my hand and load the brush, and then store them in ziplock containers. Or I could load them from the ziplock container. I like using a nice bowl, it adds to the experience.
by kennethj
Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: CRUX shave soap
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: CRUX shave soap

CRUX Supply Co. in PA. I googled them and they have a line of shaving products. It's not a high end soap, but for $10, I figured it was worth a try. And I am happy with it.
by kennethj
Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:15 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: CRUX shave soap
Replies: 4
Views: 821

CRUX shave soap

Ordered this soap from Charles last week. Tried it yesterday. This was my first small soap, 2.5 inches in diameter and I also bought a 3 inch wide metal bowl to use with the soap. The soap had no noticeable scent at all, see Charles' description on his werbsite. Where this soap takes off is in the l...
by kennethj
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Lea Classic Soap
Replies: 8
Views: 1221

Lea Classic Soap

Anyone try this one ? They also have an aftershave in the same scent.
by kennethj
Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: QED shave soaps
Replies: 3
Views: 700

QED shave soaps

I ordered two of the new soaps. Vetiver and Lime, and Mint Zest. The ingredients in these soaps are listed on Charles' website, and they are loaded with lubricants. I could easily pick up a citrus scent in both soaps, along with the vetiver. I would describe the scents as mild. The lather was very s...
by kennethj
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Getting a new razor
Replies: 24
Views: 2239

Re: Getting a new razor

I also splurged a bit and bought a Bolen Weber triple trac razor. It's such a nice looking razor. Blades are about $3 each but I figure I'll use it only once or twice a week to save on blade expense.
by kennethj
Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Getting a new razor
Replies: 24
Views: 2239

Re: Getting a new razor

Got my Shick Krona and tried it today. It came in very good condition. Used but in great shape. I loaded it with a new Hospital Prep blade which is a fairly aggressive blade for me. I immediately noticed how light the razor was and I had to be careful not to use too much pressure. I had the thought,...
by kennethj
Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:27 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Getting a new razor
Replies: 24
Views: 2239

Re: Getting a new razor

Thanks guys. What do you all think of the Weishi razors ? I like the idea that they are milds, TTO, and cheap.
by kennethj
Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Getting a new razor
Replies: 24
Views: 2239

Re: Getting a new razor

Thanks Squire. I just ordered a Krona on ebay. I'll reply back with my impressions.
by kennethj
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Getting a new razor
Replies: 24
Views: 2239

Re: Getting a new razor

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1749-Vintage-Gi ... 20ffe2ec5b

Found this one on ebay. $115. and I can't be sure I will like it.
by kennethj
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Getting a new razor
Replies: 24
Views: 2239

Getting a new razor

I am thinking of getting a new razor. I have an Edwin Jaegger and a Merkur HD that I like well enough, but I want to treat myself to a new razor. I have tried a Merkur Progress that I thought was too aggressive for me and it was bulky. I like a smaller razor, easier to maneuver. I know very little a...
by kennethj
Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Head shave
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

Head shave

Anybody here to a head shave yourself ? One question I have is how to do the back of the head. Use a mirror ?
by kennethj
Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: organic coconut oil as aftershave balm
Replies: 8
Views: 5827

organic coconut oil as aftershave balm

I am trying this out after shaving and at night when I hit the bed. it definitely gives a nice soft, moisturized feel. I know they use this oil in the better shave creams like Trumpers. I found it for $13.00 a tub at Whole Foods.
by kennethj
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: razor burn....please help
Replies: 11
Views: 2377

Re: razor burn....please help

Yes, it's an allergic reaction to food. Probably raw shitaki mushrooms, possibly strawberries. I am trying out Organic Coconut Oil to sooth it and moisturize it. Heck, that's what they use in a lot of shaving creams.