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by FiReSTaRT
Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome to ShaveMyFace.com!
Replies: 24
Views: 6153

Ralph, you may want to check out the Edwin Jagger Best Badger brushes carried by Crabtree & Evelyn. I bought one for about 35eur (rough conversion from $CA) and afik it's the best bang for the buck for a beginner. I've been using it for a while now and been getting some great results. After I get a ...
by FiReSTaRT
Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Recommend a straight?
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Genco is one of the top brands and Ed knows what he's doing. Another way to get your hands on a cheap shave-ready straight is to see Bill Ellis on http://www.billysblades.com/ He doesn't sell junk and all of his blades are shave-ready. The thicker your facial hair is, the bigger the blade you should...
by FiReSTaRT
Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Tough on germs, easy on metal/bone?
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Some bacteria/viruses can stay in a dry environment for a long time. The scales are perfect because soap residue seals in the pores. Therefore I usually go through a 2 step process: 1) A cleaning wiht an antibacterial cleaner (mostly to remove the minor rust and soap residue) 2) A soak in something ...
by FiReSTaRT
Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A New Shaving Forum
Replies: 61
Views: 6570

It's good that we have lots of choice out there. Some are more general, some are more specialized, some are more testosterone-charged, some are more metrosexual... I am a regular in another more specialized forum. Today I decided I wanted to hang out in a more general forum as well and I know a few ...
by FiReSTaRT
Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Tough on germs, easy on metal/bone?
Replies: 4
Views: 848

I'll think about it. The razor is just too beautiful for that kind of a risk. I'm scared :shock:
by FiReSTaRT
Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Noob alert
Replies: 6
Views: 779

As I said, it works but not too well. So I am leaving this one to the professionals and sticking to my hones. The rest of the base will end up as a muscle rub. I was a tester for Colleen when she made some great soaps/creams based on some 1930s recipes. They're so good that I've got more soaps than ...
by FiReSTaRT
Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Noob alert
Replies: 6
Views: 779

It was a short-term project without much success... The base for the aftershave was keeping a good amount of mint/sage/chamomile soaking in 99% eth. Once I strained it out, I had enough for 3 batches (made 2). 1) I added vitamin e, aloe vera gel and glycerin to the mix, to make it about 55% alcohol....
by FiReSTaRT
Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Tough on germs, easy on metal/bone?
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Tough on germs, easy on metal/bone?

I have a restoration project with bone scales. I need a way to sterilize it without corroding the metal and damaging the bone. At the same time the sterilizing agent has to penetrate the pores. I'm afraid to use my regular method (1:1:1 alcohol:water:bleach 15min bath). Any ideas?
by FiReSTaRT
Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:08 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Taylor Shaving Gel
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

The point about clogging up the blade is a very good one. I use a straight edge, so the effect was very easy to see and ofcourse I stopped using the gel after my first shave. A good non-brush cream would be Lush Ambrosia. It has a nice light scent, lathers up nicely, is gentle on the skin and gives ...
by FiReSTaRT
Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Noob alert
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Well I've picked up a few things along the way, thanks to quite a few good and very helpful people. I hope I can give some of it back. I am always willing to help, especially with straight-razor shaving. Even though I am nowhere close to Lynn's, Randy's or Bill's skill level, there must be something...
by FiReSTaRT
Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Quality unscented lathering shaving cream?
Replies: 11
Views: 2121

Colleen Hurley (TGQ) made some kaolinite/bentonite based shaving creams without putting any EOs/FOs in'em during the testing process. They produced a decent lather, great glide and no scent. You may want to e-mail her at: thegentlemensquarter@hotmail.com and see if she has any lying around.
by FiReSTaRT
Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Noob alert
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Noob alert

Hello Gentlemen, My name is Ilija and I came from another shaving related forum... Basic stats: I'm 26 years old, 50/50 Serbian/Macedonian mix, currently residing in Canada. Got a history degree from UofT, a little Mazda and not much of anything else. History: Started with Mach 3 and Quattro, but th...