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by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Mystery Pics
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Mystery Pics

http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/IMG_6424.jpg http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/IMG_6449.jpg http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/IMG_6452.jpg http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/IMG_6459.jpg http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/IMG_6462.jpg 17/16, quarter hollow, O1 steel, round point, Honduran rosewood, mammoth ivory wedge...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick
Replies: 7
Views: 1675

Re: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick

There's definitely something that can happen to soaps that might match that description. I have a drawer full of old Woods of Windsor shaving soap, which I like for its tallowy goodness. But I also like the scent and have used some as bath soaps. Either way, it makes less and less lather as time goe...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 30
Views: 1467

Re: New blade bad shave

The paradox is this: the razor isn't as sharp, but the resulting shave feels smoother and lasts longer. The explanation is that the straight edge frays the tips of the cut hairs, making them less spiky and softer to the touch. You see the same thing with less aggressive DE blades compared to super s...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 30
Views: 1467

Re: New blade bad shave

...so I've honed and stropped a TI 5/8 Super Gnome half hollow. Had a very comfortable two pass shave with it, sterilised, re-stropped and oiled the blade. The oil can be very lightly and carefully wiped off the edge before use, but it's non-toxic and won't do any harm if you leave it there. It is a...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 30
Views: 1467

Re: New blade bad shave

That's no good at all. Don't judge what a straight can do by that experience. Let's see what we can do...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: D R Harris Arlington Milk (old)
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: FS: D R Harris Arlington Milk (old)

Thank you; I never knew the old watery stuff, which was excellent, was ever in a pump bottle.
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 30
Views: 1467

Re: New blade bad shave

Suggestion? A lifetime's worth! 1. We don't know how good a job your honer did. He may be excellent, he might be average. 2. Dovo razors are common, and sort of OK, but none of us who are really into straights use one as our principal or favourite razor. So even if your honer is very skilled, he mig...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: D R Harris Arlington Milk (old)
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: FS: D R Harris Arlington Milk (old)

Has it been reformulated a second time? With the original (rose scented) Shaving Milk, the best sort was thin and watery and came in a glass bottle, and this was replaced with a homogeneous creamy goop that came in a pump bottle exactly like the one in your photo. I didn't care for that one, being a...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: shaving experts please!/shaving in the shower
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: shaving experts please!/shaving in the shower

Please, one question mark or one exclamation mark at a time. And no repeated vowels for emphasis. I'm serious.
by drmoss_ca
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Best Pomade
Replies: 5
Views: 1281

Re: Best Pomade

I was thinking this morning about Eucris "Hairdressing" (OK, I'm going to kick off on some grammar. "Hairdressing" exists as the present participle of what those who dress hair actually do. As a noun, no. That would need a space to make "Hair" and "Dressing" two separate words. I suppose this arose ...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TSA question re shaving gear
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

I believe that if it is checked baggage it will be OK. As for alcohol-based aftershave, if it is expensive and rare I'd take only a small volume in some suitable sample-type container: if confiscated it won't be such a disaster.
by drmoss_ca
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: eBay Sales Tax
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: eBay Sales Tax

A Canadian seller on eBay who has a business making such sales must collect GST (a 5% federal sales tax) for a buyer in Canada, private sellers don't have to do this. Provincial sales taxes aren't collected for most provinces, but for NS,NB and NL the provincial sales tax (possibly combined with GST...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Experimental Pudding
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Experimental Pudding

Anyone else like a traditional steamed pudding? I don't use suet, so they come out a bit less dense than the original school dinner kind. This one is a first try at an experiment, using Tate & Lyle's Golden Syrup instead of most of the sugar. I intend to pour some more over it, and then serve with a...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gillette Scores an own goal
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Gillette Scores an own goal

I seriously doubt that the people at P&G/Gillette truly believe that all men are aggressive bullies... Agreed. ...much less that the company would seek to convey such a message. "All publicity is good publicity". I don't doubt they were simply signalling how virtuous they are, perhaps to win back a...
by drmoss_ca
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gillette Scores an own goal
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Gillette Scores an own goal

By posting a nasty advertisement that demeans all men as toxic, violent bullies.



They are getting it in the neck in the comments, and Dislikes are far outnumbering Likes, even though they are surreptitiously deleting Dislikes and adverse comments.
by drmoss_ca
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 30
Views: 1467

Re: New blade bad shave

If you want a blade honed within the US, I'd recommend Glen at http://gemstarcustoms.com/

Chris
by drmoss_ca
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 30
Views: 1467

Re: New blade bad shave

I've heard Americans aren't very good at geography. https://youtu.be/kRh1zXFKC_o?t=42 Allowing for that, I'll tell you that that Nova Scotia is a semi-autonomous region of The Peoples Republic of Canukistan, and was originally colonised by shipwrecked haggis hunters. It's climate is frigid, but the ...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Mince Pies etc
Replies: 19
Views: 1264

Re: Mince Pies etc

Given that one is supposed to start a new year with a positive outlook I think it might be too early to talk about hospital food! :D
by drmoss_ca
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Mince Pies etc
Replies: 19
Views: 1264

Re: Mince Pies etc

Or Stanhope Firelighters and Tom Trot.
by drmoss_ca
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Mince Pies etc
Replies: 19
Views: 1264

Re: Mince Pies etc

Don't forget 'spotted dog' - which is rice pudding with raisins in it.