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by SonOfRobert
Wed May 10, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: WSJ: Gillette "cutting" prices of razors
Replies: 10
Views: 1433

Re: WSJ: Gillette "cutting" prices of razors

I don't think they could ever reduce the price to get me to go back to those multi-blade monstrosities. I gave up when they reached the 3 blade cartridge and went back to my old double edge. I put in a new blade every 5 or 6 shaves. Costs me almost nothing. Big Mac my foot. I save enough for a decen...
by SonOfRobert
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Found at an estate sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

Re: Found at an estate sale

I, too, have given up on antique malls. However, I did luck into a gold plated Gillette black beauty at an obscure auction here at home (TN). Very small price. Second time I found razors at this location. Nobody there seems to know value of these old relics. My good fortune.
by SonOfRobert
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Stealth Whiskers !
Replies: 8
Views: 3194

Re: Stealth Whiskers !

Is there any pre-shave routine that might help, anyone?

Dan
by SonOfRobert
Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: One of my better ideas
Replies: 35
Views: 10014

Re: One of my better ideas

When I shave outside with hot water, I only have the one source - the hot tap water in my tea kettle. So I have had to finish with a cold water rinse at the sink. Then I have to clean up the sink which more or less defeats the purpose of shaving outside on the porch - make a wet mess and walk away. ...
by SonOfRobert
Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: One of my better ideas
Replies: 35
Views: 10014

Re: One of my better ideas

This is probably old hat, but it was the first time for me. This year when I came back to shaving like my grandpa, I decided to go all in and start shaving on the back porch like he did. Of course, he did it out of necessity since we didn't have a bathroom. Winter shaving was done in the kitchen in ...
by SonOfRobert
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Alum Blocks?
Replies: 52
Views: 13154

Re: Alum Blocks?

Like jrtaster above, I also developed a rash under my arm on the right side. Dr. decided it was yeast??? Took two months of oral and topical treatment to get rid of it. The difference for me was that I had used the alum type deodorant (not my alum block) for several years. It really worked for me du...
by SonOfRobert
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: In case you might have missed this ---
Replies: 48
Views: 14178

Re: In case you might have missed this ---

Well, if I used this "method", I could leave off the 30 minute cardio workout in the morning.
by SonOfRobert
Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The razors you like/use the most?
Replies: 171
Views: 34801

Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Most of my shaves are done with a Gillette ball end tech. Probably 4-5 times a month I'll use the Gillette NEW. I used a long handled super adjustable every day for several years. I find the thinner head of the 3 piece razors easier to manipulate around the "touchy" areas of my face. When in a hurry...
by SonOfRobert
Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The end of an era: Williams to be discontinued.
Replies: 38
Views: 4856

Re: The end of an era: Williams to be discontinued.

I'm not defending the Williams brand soap as much as I'm curious as to the chemical reaction of certain soap formulas to different waters. I've also noticed in the shower a fair degree of difference in the ability to generate soap on a washcloth. I wonder, other than the mineral salts that make wate...
by SonOfRobert
Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The end of an era: Williams to be discontinued.
Replies: 38
Views: 4856

Re: The end of an era: Williams to be discontinued.

I bought the Williams because it was available here in Tennessee. Don't know what kind of response I'd get if I asked the proprietor for Arko. I'll ask the wife to get me some samples of soap for my next birthday. As you can see, I am new here. I really enjoy reading the various posts about shaving....
by SonOfRobert
Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The end of an era: Williams to be discontinued.
Replies: 38
Views: 4856

Re: The end of an era: Williams to be discontinued.

I used the Williams soap several years ago (8-9) and also had a difficult time generating an adequate lather. I got away from DE shaving for a while and have only recently started back. My wife bought some fairly expensive cream soap, and I decided to get a bar of the Williams so I wouldn't use the ...