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by smoothshaver
Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Un-satisfactory shave
Replies: 16
Views: 1964

ChemErik wrote:One lesson I learned fairly early is that you can rush the actual shaving if you don't go ATG, but NEVER rush the preparation. If you rush the preparation, you'll get a bad shave every time.
+1 Good preparation is key.
Sometimes it's best to decide on "good enough", rather than going for BBS.
by smoothshaver
Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: triple milled soap poll
Replies: 44
Views: 5633

Voted for "other" since AOS works best for me.
by smoothshaver
Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Free Kit Drawing - Congrats, Batmang!
Replies: 33
Views: 3658

A very fine and generous offer, Doug. =D>
by smoothshaver
Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: This weeks favourite soap poll
Replies: 44
Views: 4826

does anybody use the eshave soaps, i've tried one of their creams and found it lathered okay, similar consistency to palmolive, but the scents i really liked I have a puck of eShave mandarin I use occasionally. It doesn't smell very orangy to me, but works pretty well. If I use it more than a coupl...
by smoothshaver
Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Recieved my EJ DE89L
Replies: 53
Views: 11212

fallingwickets wrote:Use it in good health
+1 :)
I really like mine; I've hardly used anything else since I got it.
by smoothshaver
Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Design Opinions Please
Replies: 15
Views: 1785

Another vote for full sleeve knurling.

(edit) Now that I've seen Glenn's suggestion I think he might be on to something.
by smoothshaver
Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Successful Surgery
Replies: 17
Views: 1675

I'm happy to hear the great news! Thanks for letting us know.
by smoothshaver
Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Surgery on Tuesday
Replies: 26
Views: 2321

Rich, allow me to add my best wishes for your complete and speedy recovery.
by smoothshaver
Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Good unscented tallow based soaps
Replies: 20
Views: 3134

AoS used to (and may still, it's just been a while since I asked them) send samples of some of their products - including their unscented shave cream - on request, but not the shave soap. As Andrew noted, you may have to purchase that.

PM sent
by smoothshaver
Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: What kind of shaving brush do you mostly use?
Replies: 31
Views: 3827

Rooney 2/1 and 3/1 get the most use here. Prefer the bristles of the 2/1.
by smoothshaver
Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Brush recommendations / advice for creams
Replies: 21
Views: 2446

Hi Martin,

I find the Rooney 2/1 (I believe the style 2 brush only comes in one size) in Super works great for both creams and soaps. Haven't tried the others you're considering.
by smoothshaver
Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Col. Conk Almond - Slightly Allergic?
Replies: 7
Views: 997

I, too, get irritation with Col. Conk Almond. Since I can't tolerate Trumper coconut oil shave cream, I attributed the irritation to the presence of coconut oil.
by smoothshaver
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Comparable TTO to Merkur HD
Replies: 31
Views: 2680

In my experience the Gillette Aristocrat (non-adjustable) is in the same range of aggressiveness as the HD. The weight is similar, too. The red tip superspeeds are more aggressive than either of these, and than the other superspeeds I've tried..
by smoothshaver
Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Brass Ring Opportunity
Replies: 26
Views: 1969

Congratulations and best wishes, Wendell.
by smoothshaver
Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Got my first bad blade the other week
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Thanks, Ed. Actually, I went back on Friday for a two week test to make sure everything had cleared up and found out that the 1,500 mg of penicillin per day for 10 days had NOT knocked it out. I tested positive for strep (again) and my urinanalysis showed I was passing blood again, indicating the s...
by smoothshaver
Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Soaps You'd Buy if They Existed
Replies: 55
Views: 5703

An AOS shave soap with the scent of HBS Yuzu shave soap. :D
by smoothshaver
Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Got my first bad blade the other week
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Ouch, Michael! Kidney infections are bad news.
I'm glad you appear to be doing better now.

Take care of yourself,
by smoothshaver
Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Favorite Soaps?
Replies: 84
Views: 11250

Ed, Unfortunately, you're not the only one who's had that experiance. I recently received a PM from an experianced member who has the same problem, and I've had a touch of it myself. But neither he, nor I, have had any such issues with the Trumper soaps, so, if you haven't already, you might give t...
by smoothshaver
Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Favorite Soaps?
Replies: 84
Views: 11250

Sorry to say, C-M's just not what it once was.

My favorite soaps:
AOS
Valobra almond
Institute Karite

I wanted to like the Harris almond, but something in it doesn't like me. :(
by smoothshaver
Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: my 1st DE Safety Razor shave, last night
Replies: 31
Views: 3660

deshaveman wrote:It is really true. The razor does the work, you only need to guide it!
Yes, Josh, that's how it works. :D Glad you're seeing improvement.