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by CMur12
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Simpler still
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Simpler still

Chris, that's an impressive lathering technique. The clincher is that it works and provides you the exact lather that you seek.

Thanks for going to the trouble of writing it all out to share it with us.

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Death of a Legend
Replies: 12
Views: 3669

Re: Death of a Legend

Welcome to SMF, rafaelot014!

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Simpler still
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Simpler still

Sam, I can get a good shave with a twin-bladed cartridge, but, like you, I prefer the feel of a single blade at work on the beard.

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Future wet shaver?
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Future wet shaver?

Welcome, Thunderbolt!

Very good English, by the way.

You will find some useful links to shaving resources at the top of the ShaveMyFace University.

Video tutorials can show you things that are hard to explain with words alone. Then, as Brian said, we are here to answer your questions.

- Murray
by CMur12
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Simpler still
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Simpler still

Hi Gary - I never have understood the appeal (or function) of thick lather. For me, it always seemed that I had to fight it to get the blade under the whiskers. My best results have come from wet, slick lather, with little cushion, and a mild razor with sharp (but not Feather) blade. Such lather may...
by CMur12
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 19, 2018 - November 25, 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: SOTD: November 19, 2018 - November 25, 2018

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Iridium Super

Brush: Semogue 1305
Soap: Valobra Shave Stick (made 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
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: ONE LEFT - Heads for RazoRock SLOC DOC (double open comb) / Yaqi Mellon razor - $10
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Heads for RazoRock SLOC (double open comb) / Yaqi Mellon razor

Thanks, Paul.

As I think about it more, I believe Gary/brothers might have lent me one of these for trial some time back. If it is the same, it was still a little aggressive for me. Perhaps Gary will pop in here and confirm that it was the same razor.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: ONE LEFT - Heads for RazoRock SLOC DOC (double open comb) / Yaqi Mellon razor - $10
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Heads for RazoRock SLOC (double open comb) / Yaqi Mellon razor

How aggressive are these, Paul?

Can you compare them to any other better known razors?

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Sticky: Soap and cream reviews
Replies: 58
Views: 57109

Re: Sticky: Soap and cream reviews

You've been busy, Gary. Thanks.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Coffee

I waited for over thirty years and we finally have a great coffee house in my small town. When I want coffee, I go there. At home, I make tea. I really like egg nog and I have tried (with great hope and eager anticipation) egg nog lattes, but for my idiosyncratic taste, this flavor and that of coffe...
by CMur12
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Manchurian White badger by Elite Razor
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Manchurian White badger by Elite Razor

That is a nice-looking brush, Gary!

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Fall/Winter Soap Scents?
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Fall/Winter Soap Scents?

Scott, I've never thought much about certain scents for certain seasons. For me, if it's a citrus EO scent, I'm happy any time of the year.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Civetone and Tigers
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Civetone and Tigers

I've been telling you guys for years that cologne is bad stuff and NO ONE listens to me! :evil:

Interesting story, John.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Greeting gents !
Replies: 12
Views: 928

Re: Greeting gents !

Welcome to SMF, orientshave!

I, too, prefer mild razors and sharp blades (though not Feather blades).

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 29, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1120

Re: SOTD: October 29, 2018 - November 4, 2018

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Iridium Super

Brush: Asylum BG-7 (synthetic)
Soap: Cella

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
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mitchell's Wool Fat and Hard Water
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Mitchell's Wool Fat and Hard Water

My experiences buying from Paul at Suffolk Supplies/Connaught Shaving was always very positive.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 22, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 865

Re: SOTD: October 22, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Iridium Super

Brush: Semogue 1305
Soap: Valobra Shave Stick (made 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
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Taking a break from really sharp blades
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: Taking a break from really sharp blades

Bill, there is something seductive about a really smooth blade! I have a mega-stash of blades, but most all of them are favorites. So, I use them all with great satisfaction. I determined long ago that I can't use feather blades in even the mildest razor, so I don't use them, at all. I had a lesser,...
by CMur12
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Titanic
Replies: 20
Views: 1212

Re: Titanic

Thanks for the explanation, jthomas1264. There are some nice-looking items in your photo.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Titanic
Replies: 20
Views: 1212

Re: Titanic

I'm not sure what I'm seeing.

Are these reproductions of things found on the ship?

Are they reproductions of products men at the time might have had on the ship?

Thanks.

- Murray