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by FiReSTaRT
Sun May 27, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How to Hone like a Feather
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

If you want to order a Livi, contact Lynn (he's the exclusive Livi dealer for the Americas). Check out www.straightrazordesigns.com. Before you make any buying decisions, consider getting a Robert Williams or Joe Chandler custom. They are getting amazing reviews, pumping out beautiful pieces and are...
by FiReSTaRT
Sun May 27, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Straight Razor Scales
Replies: 14
Views: 2987

W&B makes superb shavers. The one in my avatar (full re-scale with brass-lined CA-finished padauk) just wipes the stubble off my face. You should give Sheffield steel more attention. If you can get your hands on a Taylor's Eye Witness (Look it up in uniclectica. They still make kitchen cutlery btw),...
by FiReSTaRT
Sat May 26, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How often do you hone a straight razor?
Replies: 6
Views: 2567

By the way, Tony makes superb strops at very reasonable prices, so you may want to go to his site and take a look at what he has to offer. He's also very helpful with newbs (as I should know from a couple of years ago).
by FiReSTaRT
Sat May 26, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Straight Razor Scales
Replies: 14
Views: 2987

My apologies. You were quite clear about it but I was in such a rush to take a look at the scales that I didn't read the post properly. I'm also very clumsy with tools, so I cut my scales with plenty of space to just sand down to size.
by FiReSTaRT
Sat May 26, 2007 6:46 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How to Hone like a Feather
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

That's just MEAN Chris! Now I'll have to get a progression of Shapton hones, which will interfere with my custom blade acquisition timing! :x
by FiReSTaRT
Sat May 26, 2007 6:43 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How often do you hone a straight razor?
Replies: 6
Views: 2567

MP gave you a very good rundown of the process... 1) Before every shave I strop. It's a good way to spend the time while waiting for the lather to do its work on your face. 2) After every shave I just give it a quick wipe with an alcohol-soaked cotton ball and a dry kleenex (30sec of work). That rem...
by FiReSTaRT
Sat May 26, 2007 6:33 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Straight Razor Scales
Replies: 14
Views: 2987

Welcome aboard Henning. You did some interesting work. Even though I prefer a more classical design, I tip my hat at your ingenuity and workmanship on the 3-pin project. What did you use to protect the wood? I use CA and Truoil even though I'd like to try the 1:1:1 bees wax:turpentine:linseed oil mi...
by FiReSTaRT
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Derby-Menthol Review
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Looking forward to reading the results even though I can predict with a fair bit of certainty that they won't be any better the second time around. $3 Williams Menthol+E cream beats Derby hands down.
by FiReSTaRT
Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Help me decide
Replies: 21
Views: 3277

I'll also go with T&H as I know that you'll be getting a great performing shaving product from them. I've tried the 1805 cream and it was impressive. Haven't tried TOBS yet, but I will get around to it eventually.
by FiReSTaRT
Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Derby-Menthol Review
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Derby-Menthol Review

Since I was ordering some DE blades for myself and a few buddies, I had Memo (I think) cut me a deal on a couple of tubes of Derby shaving cream to go along with the shipment. I got Menthol and Citrus. Since I'm such a menthol fanatic (just ask Giovanni lol) I decided to go with Menthol first, doing...
by FiReSTaRT
Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What is the most slippery cream/soap around?
Replies: 33
Views: 9211

I'd go with any TGQ soap. Colleen adds sick amounts of bentonite and kaolinite clays to give the best glide in the biz.
by FiReSTaRT
Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Feather "Portable" Razor with Travel Case - $6.50
Replies: 59
Views: 37441

Update: I shaved 2 days worth of stubble with it. A couple of weepers, but not too bad considering that I was doing it with a fresh Feather blade and my face bleeds if you look at it cockeyed. All in all, comparable performance to a Tech. I'll probably give mine away (as my Tech is MINT and I prefer...
by FiReSTaRT
Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Feather "Portable" Razor with Travel Case - $6.50
Replies: 59
Views: 37441

I just received mine.. By the looks of it, it looks like a very good Tech replica. I will be testing it today after I finish working on a couple of blades. It was well-packaged and looks great. The case is excellent for travelling. Thank you Paul :D
by FiReSTaRT
Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: The "MENTOLO" soap is finally available.
Replies: 9
Views: 1360

That's it, I'm taking this one out past its turn just to test out the new Feather Portable that I just got in the mail today :twisted:
by FiReSTaRT
Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: More strops
Replies: 23
Views: 9234

I won't say (as a junior member on SRP did some years ago, that going once with the grain was as good as any other razor going against, and this with a razor that didn't need stropping for forty shaves !) Somebody read a wee bit too much DOVO propaganda lol. I'll stick with stropping on my Heirloom...
by FiReSTaRT
Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Proraso Now At Shoppers
Replies: 25
Views: 7099

Lakeshore/4th Shoppers has the "soap" the pre/after shave cream and the shaving cream in a tube. I got the first two on my way to the Dixie mall where I scored a magnetic Damascus Boker :twisted:
by FiReSTaRT
Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where to buy proraso now????
Replies: 7
Views: 2074

Another place where you can pick it up is http://www.leesrazors.com/soaps.htm
by FiReSTaRT
Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: More strops
Replies: 23
Views: 9234

Interesting stuff, Chris. I was planning on getting a vintage piece and restoring it, thus getting a traveller. The bumps are definitely a scary prospect. I like a nice smooth draw. Keep us posted on how much pumice work it takes to correct the issue.
by FiReSTaRT
Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Straight razor sharpening
Replies: 17
Views: 2950

I've had great results from my Norton, so it's not going away any time soon.. IIRC, Rich maintained his blades for 2 years without needing to take them to the hone, so it's possible to last a while. Under those circumstances, it would be more practical for you to just pay for honing instead of getti...
by FiReSTaRT
Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Proraso Now At Shoppers
Replies: 25
Views: 7099

Dan, do you know anything about their availability in the GTA?