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by BPman
Fri May 31, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible
Replies: 19
Views: 3181

Re: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible

I have zero trouble lathering modern Williams, but I use a synthetic brush which makes it much easier.
by BPman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Platinum Blue Box
Replies: 1
Views: 806

Gillette Platinum Blue Box

By Blue Box I mean these which are as of now only available in Europe and you need to order off Ebay such as I did to get some: https://i.imgur.com/UTYLWmO.jpg Some reviewers were saying that these were smoother than the regular Platinum that has been available for years. This one: https://i.imgur.c...
by BPman
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick Proline B-20
Replies: 4
Views: 1335

Re: Schick Proline B-20

You will have to disgorge them one blade at a time and then load each one into an empty injector magazine. It's easy. You just have to be smarter than the razor.
by BPman
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick Proline B-20
Replies: 4
Views: 1335

Schick Proline B-20

I see that Bullgoose is now selling this rare & touted injector blade here in the USA now:

https://bullgooseshaving.com/products/s ... -20-blades
by BPman
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Redux
Replies: 24
Views: 5155

Re: Williams Redux

drmoss_ca wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:14 pm
Oh, don't be daft!...

You lost me at that. :evil:
by BPman
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Redux
Replies: 24
Views: 5155

Re: Williams Redux

MWF smells like the old female perfume White Shoulders if I recall.
by BPman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Redux
Replies: 24
Views: 5155

Re: Williams Redux

Gee, I'm sorry I tried to offer merely a pointer on how to make this soap work. I'm done. :roll:
by BPman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Redux
Replies: 24
Views: 5155

Williams Redux

I use Glycerin to lube razor threads and also TTO mechanisms. On a whim I used a French formula for improving shave soap, but with a current made puck of Williams shave soap made in the USA. The biggest complaints against this modern version are that it can be a SOB to lather and lacks glide. I cut ...
by BPman
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabula Rasa
Replies: 2
Views: 1403

Re: Tabula Rasa

pausted gifted me a small container of this and it is a superb vegan soap. It is very much like Sudsy Soapery vegan soaps IMO. These are two vegan soaps that bridge the tallow "gap" in performance IMO. The secret is to bowl lather as pausted said with these soaps and use very little water as opposed...
by BPman
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac inspired
Replies: 19
Views: 4738

Re: Tabac inspired

I have the soap and AS, but I find that the days between usage are further & further apart as the extremely powerful & lineal scent becomes overbearing. :(
by BPman
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Supply Provisions Injector Razor
Replies: 8
Views: 2651

Re: Supply Provisions Injector Razor

brothers wrote:My main issue with injectors, any brand or vintage, has been that they're all too mild and leave stubble. I haven't tried this new one. Maybe the next version will be quite a bit more efficient in removing whiskers.
Not the G Model IMO.
by BPman
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Speick Soap Stick
Replies: 11
Views: 3916

Re: Speick Soap Stick

FWIW, a perfect match scent wise for the Speick stick in an AS/Edt is this:


https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Alf ... -1652.html
by BPman
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: New brush envy - BOSS or tuxedo knots
Replies: 5
Views: 2961

Re: New brush envy - BOSS or tuxedo knots

I have a regular Tuxedo and also the fan shaped Tuxedo knot as well. It is the best synthetic knot money can buy now, bar none. I favor the fan shape as I face lather.
by BPman
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: For curiosity; Wilk sticky
Replies: 21
Views: 4180

Re: For curiosity; Wilk sticky

...As for carbon steel blades, Treet Dura Sharp blades (PTFE-coated carbon steel) are among my favorites. I prefer carbon steel for knives, as well. - Murray PTFE on baldes is new technology (post WWII) as was the Personna 74. That was what I was describing. I have used many Personna 74 blades and ...
by BPman
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: For curiosity; Wilk sticky
Replies: 21
Views: 4180

Re: For curiosity; Wilk sticky

How the razor positions the blade is critical, and I think improvements have been made. I think an Edwin Jagger is more effective than most old Gillettes, and my Mergress (not as new as the EJ) certainly is. Gillette's design of adjustables was inherently flawed by the fact that they couldn't raise...
by BPman
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: For curiosity; Wilk sticky
Replies: 21
Views: 4180

Re: For curiosity; Wilk sticky

Hi Clive - I think the market for vintage razors is soft, in general. The choice used to be between Merkur and vintage razors. Now there are so many new razors on the market - and they often outperform the classics - that demand for vintage razors has largely tanked. - Murray I do agree that nowada...
by BPman
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: OSP - Obsessive Soap Perfectionist - UK
Replies: 9
Views: 2413

Re: OSP - Obsessive Soap Professional - UK

I have several samples of their soaps and they are indeed good, with their Orange Patchouli being my favorite.