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by CMur12
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)
Replies: 16
Views: 988

Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Thanks, Janus. That's a vendor I didn't know about.

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Adjustable website
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Gillette Adjustable website

That's an easy one to remember, Paul. Thanks.

- Murray
by CMur12
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Various English Wilkinson Blades
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: Various English Wilkinson Blades

Paul, I have some of those Super Sword Edge blades, as well, but I have never actually tried them. (In truth, I'm pretty happy with most any decent blade, so I might not be able to tell you much even if I had tried them.)

The Light Brigade Wilks say Chromium Edge.

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

Chris, the gold Tech and Blue Tip Super Speed that you are already using are about as mild as they get. The Weishi razor is similarly mild - perhaps a tiny bit milder, but I haven't used one in a long time, so I can't say for sure. It is definitely a mild razor, however. I think you'll have a hard t...
by CMur12
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)
Replies: 16
Views: 988

Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Thanks, Gary.

Connaught is where I found it, too. They have a few other things I would like, as well, so I may well place an order with them.

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)
Replies: 16
Views: 988

Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Who sells this soap? Anyone in the US?

Is it lightly scented (hopefully)?

Thanks.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Best price for Personna prep blades?
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Re: Best price for Personna prep blades?

Paul, I've liked this blade in all razors I have used it in. My favorite razors are a Mergress and a Rockwell 6C, and I like this blade (along with a number of others) in both.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Muhle head thread on Gillette handle?
Replies: 14
Views: 549

Re: Muhle head thread on Gillette handle?

Roger, in my experience, the Muehle/Edwin Jagger head is very slightly milder than the Merkur fixed head.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Le Tour 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Le Tour 2018

Thanks, Gary.

I recognize Tour de France, but I didn't recognize the abbreviation thereof or the acronyms.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Le Tour 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Le Tour 2018

Wendell, I have no idea what you're talking about.

What are GC and TT, for starters? (I hate acronyms, especially when I don't even know the subject matter they relate to!)
What kind of race is this?
Where was it?

Thanks.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Muhle head thread on Gillette handle?
Replies: 14
Views: 549

Re: Muhle head thread on Gillette handle?

I was NOT able to thread the EJ head into either of two post-War (undated) thick gold-plated Tech handles. I WAS able to thread the EJ head into a pre-War thick nickel-plated Tech handle (from a Tech with triangular slots). Was there also some incompatibility between the different Tech heads and ha...
by CMur12
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Tech blade matching
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Gillette Tech blade matching

Hi Roger, Dave, and Paul - My experience has been that all of my favorite blades are favorites regardless of the razor I use them in. I used the Tech exclusively for about three years, but I haven't used it much for quite awhile. Though I prefer something just a bit more aggressive than the Tech, I ...
by CMur12
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Muhle head thread on Gillette handle?
Replies: 14
Views: 549

Re: Muhle head thread on Gillette handle?

Hi Roger and Paul - I don't have a NEW handle, so I can't speak to that. What I have is a variety of Techs. I also have an Edwin Jagger razor, which I understand to have the same head as the Muehle. I was NOT able to thread the EJ head into either of two post-War (undated) thick gold-plated Tech han...
by CMur12
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 16, 2018 - July 22 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1287

Re: SOTD: July 16, 2018 - July 22 2018

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Treet Dura Sharp

Brush: Semogue 1305
Soap: Valobra Shave Stick (converted into a cake)

Lather made on top of the soap
Two-and-a-half passes

Aftershave: Cold water rinse and Thayer's Peach Witch Hazel

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Treet Classic Dura Sharp Coated Blades, a Review
Replies: 79
Views: 33288

Re: Treet Classic Dura Sharp Coated Blades, a Review

Paul, yes, that's right.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Ask and ye shall receive - RAZORS. And BLADES
Replies: 31
Views: 1910

Re: Ask and ye shall receive - RAZORS. And BLADES

Paul, I'll be interested to read your impressions of the Med Prep blades. I really like them and they are generally regarded to be a cut above other Personnas, though some believe the Lab Blues to be the same blade.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Cream Buns
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: English Cream Buns

That does look good!

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Cookies
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Cookies

Gary, I really like shortbread cookies, too!

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Personna Twin Injector Blades
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Personna Twin Injector Blades

Paul, Personna made Injector blades until very recently. In fact, I haven't heard that they discontinued them, but I don't see them listed recently. These blades are the Injector II/Twinjector blades, which pair two blades close together, trying to approximate a Trac II. I don't know how effective t...
by CMur12
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette No 58
Replies: 17
Views: 767

Re: Gillette No 58

Dave, I, too, think this razor looks like the nickel-plated brass version. The aluminum handles, whether shiny or not, have a different surface treatment than the nickel-plated brass ones. I have a Gillette Rocket with the thick/heavy handle from the early 1950s and it is very mild, quite close to a...