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by BPman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Redux
Replies: 9
Views: 217

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: 9
Views: 217

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: 424

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: 13
Views: 843

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: 1080

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: 2611

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: 890

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: 16
Views: 906

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: 16
Views: 906

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: 16
Views: 906

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: 1015

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.
by BPman
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Discovered a new tweak
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

Re: Discovered a new tweak

New to me but probably old hat to others. Since my fellow cavemen invented the brush and the multi-pass shave, I've been re-lathering the whiskers between passes with the brush just as I have been taught. Yesterday I accidentally forgot to re-lather and conducted all 3 of my passes in one sweeping ...
by BPman
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mystic Water Soap / Lemon Verbena
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: Mystic Water Soap / Lemon Verbena

...Last year I reformulated my soap slightly, to include citric acid, a chelating ingredient, to help offset the lather inhibiting effects of hard water. I'm really glad that the OP liked the Lemon Verbena soap - that's one that I need to make again. :) But just this last Spring I bought three samp...
by BPman
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DE razors which are consider more aggressive than mild
Replies: 19
Views: 1514

Re: DE razors which are consider more aggressive than mild

If you are looking for convenience than I would simply forget DE/SE shaving and go back to multi-blade disposable razors as the latter do work faster & more efficiently in less strokes. The downside is that for many they cause irritation and ingrown hairs. A person has to make that decision which is...
by BPman
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Astra vs. Feather
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: Astra vs. Feather

Never much cared for Feather blades. but that is purely my subjective opinion. Astra SP is a fine blade, but for just a bit more $$ you can get an outstanding blade, e.g., Silver Blue, 7 O'Clock line, Nacet, etc.,
by BPman
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Barrister & Mann
Replies: 8
Views: 890

Re: Barrister & Mann

...My first and only shave with it was terrible.....more of an operator problem than the soap itself. I'm a very *dry* latherer and I think that this soap needs a lot more water than I like to use. Once you add water, the lather is decent if a wet lather is your cup of tea. The scent is nice too......
by BPman
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Viking Shaving Soap
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Viking Shaving Soap

A few months back I spoke with the proprietor of this new co. as I used to live but just 30 mi. from him. I purchased three samples and cannot say enough good about this wonderful tallow shaving soap. The scents are tasteful, but subtle. The performance however is simply fantastic and I think I know...