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by Bill_K
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: September 9 - September 15, 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 126

Re: SOTD: September 9 - September 15, 2019

I believe I read somewhere that due to a job related relocation the Mickey Lee folks are ceasing production of their shave soaps. It's too bad because they make a very fine soap. Hopefully, after they get settled, they will again produce their fine soaps. Oh no! I'll have to stock up on their Jeffe...
by Bill_K
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: In search of a good synthetic
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: In search of a good synthetic

While the SynBad is very soft and smooth, the Cashmere seems even softer. To be honest, the difference between styles of synthetic knots - from AP Shave Co, at least - is slight and very subjective. I find that I prefer a little bit of scritch so tend to use my boar and badger brushes about half the...
by Bill_K
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: In search of a good synthetic
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: In search of a good synthetic

I have 4 or 5 synthetics from AP Shave Co; the SynBad (synthetic badger) and Cashmere are my favourites.
by Bill_K
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: J.R. Torrey 900 Razor
Replies: 0
Views: 57

J.R. Torrey 900 Razor

Last weekend my lovely bride dragged me into in a candy-and-antique store in rural Alberta and a J.R. Torrey 900 straight razor caught my eye. It seemed to be in decent shape and the price was fair ($46CDN / $34USD) so naturally I bought it. IMG_1661.jpg IMG_1664.jpg The hinge pin was loose – easy t...
by Bill_K
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is Hard Water an Issue for You?
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Is Hard Water an Issue for You?

In my city our water averages 12.6 gpg (between 9.5 and 14 gpg if I recall correctly).

I've discovered that face lathering produces a better lather with MWF than bowl lathering, so I've quit grumbling.
by Bill_K
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do You Think Wet Shaving Could Be Trending in 2020?
Replies: 14
Views: 2787

Re: Do You Think Wet Shaving Could Be Trending in 2020?

I know it was nostalgia that brought me here. Me too. That, plus the fact that I was tired of having that damned electric contraption buzzing in my face every morning. I initially thought that I'd save money but when I factor in the cost of my soaps, brushes, and aftershaves, I think I'm actually w...
by Bill_K
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: 150 years? Really???
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

Re: 150 years? Really???

fallingwickets wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:06 am
... I had no idea bacon was so expensive...
I like curing and smoking my own bacon but the cost of pork bellies has risen to eye-watering levels. It's far cheaper for me to buy a pork loin on sale than it is to get the much fattier - and you would presume cheaper - belly. :cry:
by Bill_K
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: I just got suspended fro Ebay!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

Re: I just got suspended fro Ebay!!!

brothers wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:58 pm
All's well that ends well!
Yeah I suppose. I work in a very large IT shop and I'm extremely suspicious of problems that go away on their own without an iron-clad explanation; they have a nasty habit of reappearing at the worst possible time.

It's a pity that eBay seem so tight-lipped about it.
by Bill_K
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Dominica Bay Rum
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: Dominica Bay Rum

:shock:

Here's hoping they're worth the cost...
by Bill_K
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Delta Echo Gillette SC
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Re: Delta Echo Gillette SC

That is a nice-looking razor!
by Bill_K
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 30
Views: 3013

Re: New blade bad shave

If you're willing to part with it, it could be the start of my hoard. My Genco could use the company.
by Bill_K
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: New Rooney Finests
Replies: 8
Views: 1318

Re: New Rooney Finests

Nice!
by Bill_K
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Is this for real - Gillette prototype gas-powered razor?
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Is this for real - Gillette prototype gas-powered razor?

Looking at the "gas" end of the hose makes me wonder where it's inserted to get the gas. :wink:
by Bill_K
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin
Replies: 27
Views: 2718

Re: Semogue Caravela Mistura in Taj Resin

Tim, I have no experience with the mixed brushes but I'm looking forward to your review. I think I have room for one more brush on my shelf. :wink:
by Bill_K
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Damascus for a straight razor?
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Damascus for a straight razor?

Gents,

I've been tossing around the idea of buying myself a straight razor with Damascus steel. What are your thoughts? Is it a good steel or just eye candy? Should I look for a specific width or grind?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
by Bill_K
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 30
Views: 3013

Re: New blade bad shave

...straight razors can be very sharp, but they don't ever get like a brand new DE blade... Chris, your comment surprises me - I thought that a properly honed and stropped straight razor would be far sharper than most, if not all, DE blades. Is that not the case? As a corollary question, is it likel...
by Bill_K
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Razors
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

Re: New Razors

"a few new razors"? :o
by Bill_K
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Best Pomade
Replies: 8
Views: 2095

Re: Best Pomade

I'm currently using Crown Shaving Company's[1] pomade. It has a clean citrus fragrance that fades quickly, it applies smoothly, and works well for me. (I'm fortunate to have inherited my Dad's and uncles' hair tendencies; they all had thick wavy hair until the days they died.) They ship to numerous ...
by Bill_K
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Evolutions
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Re: Evolutions

Nice-looking razor! I'm eager to read your report.
by Bill_K
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Taking a break from really sharp blades
Replies: 16
Views: 2193

Re: Taking a break from really sharp blades

... I am not concerned with wooing a beautiful young woman. Socially acceptable shave. Comfort is very good. Close enough post-shave. No irritation... Well said. I don't claim to be a fountain of expertise but my pendulum has swung away from Feather and Kai blades. I'm happy with the damn fine shav...