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by CMur12
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Today's lucky find Dubl Duck
Replies: 9
Views: 1362

Re: Today's lucky find Dubl Duck

Neat-looking brush, Gary. Glad to hear the bristle is still good.

- Murray
by CMur12
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 21
Views: 2446

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

Gene and plutek, I have not liked Merkur razors with the standard fixed head, either, but I do really like the Merkur Progress (in my case, the upgraded "Mergress"). I use it at the lowest setting (I have sensitive skin and require a mild razor), and I find it both mild and effective. (It isn't as m...
by CMur12
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor Cleaning Guide
Replies: 42
Views: 64952

Re: Razor Cleaning Guide

Wow, that is good to know! I have a lot of old Gillettes, from user grade to near mint, and some of them might still benefit from this. It's disappointing that the market for vintage razors has almost completely dried up. A user-grade Gillette is still an inexpensive way to get started, but a pletho...
by CMur12
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 21
Views: 2446

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

I can empathize with that, plutek. I, too, prefer three-piece razors because they are so easy to clean. As an added consideration, I like Treet Dura Sharp blades, which are PTFE-coated carbon steel, so I like to get the blade out, clean it, and dry it to prevent degradation of the edge from rusting....
by CMur12
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 12, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1006

Re: SOTD: March 12, 2018 - March 18, 2018

Sunday night - This combination still works:

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Treet Dura Sharp

Brush: Semogue 1305 (boar)
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
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What's the best shaving soap UNSCENTED?
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: What's the best shaving soap UNSCENTED?

John, you can still get Valobra hard soap under the Valobra brand. I just noted that it also used to be available under the AoS brand, as well.

- Murray
by CMur12
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Soccer/Futbol
Replies: 24
Views: 2641

Re: Soccer/Futbol

Trent, welcome to SMF!

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Some Simpsons and Rooneys.
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: Some Simpsons and Rooneys.

I'll second Chris and note that this is an impressive collection of fine brushes.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What's the best shaving soap UNSCENTED?
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: What's the best shaving soap UNSCENTED?

Chris, the AoS unscented shaving soap came in a black-and-gray striped box. I bought quite a bit of it and still have an appreciable stash!

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: March 5, 2018 - March 11, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 740

Re: SOTD: March 5, 2018 - March 11, 2018

Sunday night - This combination just works:

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Treet Dura Sharp

Brush: Semogue 1305 (boar)
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
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What's the best shaving soap UNSCENTED?
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: What's the best shaving soap UNSCENTED?

Gary, I really like Valobra hard soap. It is available in unscented form in a cake, and it used to be offered in unscented form as The Art of Shaving soap. This is my favorite commercial soap. I have also liked artisan soaps, such as Mike's Natural, Mystic Waters, Tim's Soap, and such.

- Murray
by CMur12
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: SilkSmoke synthetic brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1053

Re: SilkSmoke synthetic brush

Hi Gary -

I'll be especially interested in your impressions of the 22mm knot.

Does this synthetic have finer fibers than the Razorock brushes?

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: February 26, 2018 - March 4, 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1065

Re: SOTD: February 26, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Sunday night:

Razor: Rockwell 6C
Blade: Treet Dura Sharp

Brush: Semogue 1305 (boar)
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
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Ribs in the oven, I kniow, heresy
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Re: Ribs in the oven, I kniow, heresy

I might point out that in Washington State we would use ketchup. 8)

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gordon?
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: Gordon?

I don't think anyone has heard from him, Chris. I'm sure he would drop into the Admin/Mods' forum first, if he were to make an appearance, but there has been nothing there. None of the admins or mods have reported hearing from him, either. His last post was in early 2015. Hopefully, this absence is ...
by CMur12
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Rogue Industries Wallets
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Rogue Industries Wallets

Murray, is this an example of the general style you are looking for? https://www.duluthtrading.com/store/product/working-mans-tri-fold-leather-wallet-80509.aspx?wpc=BRN&tall=N&src=GPSHPMN&gclid=CjwKCAiAz-7UBRBAEiwAVrz-9adghXJlr8A_4vWwlkC0S_SndOy0MEkw0Jv_hr996AzaqVw4M0F8pBoCcVcQAvD_BwE No, that's a ...
by CMur12
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Rogue Industries Wallets
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Rogue Industries Wallets

John, I thought that they quit issuing credit cards with RFID. I have an "enhanced" driver's license that has it, but it has a special foil-lined pouch to prevent RF signal escape. My problem is that wallets with top-loading pockets cause my credit cards to crack and break. I want an old-style bill...
by CMur12
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Redux
Replies: 23
Views: 1702

Re: Williams Redux

Bryce the MWF bath soap is fantastic! I love the scent of it too. The scent is quite different from the MWF shaving soap though. I wish the shaving soap scent matched the bath scent as I would use it quite a lot. Chris Chris, I was disappointed that the bath soap didn't smell like the shaving soap!...
by CMur12
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Rogue Industries Wallets
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Rogue Industries Wallets

Thanks for the idea, Phil. I have too much stuff in my front pockets already, without adding a wallet. This design would also make it more difficult to scan the paper money in the wallet and remove the desired bills. I would still prefer a traditional billfold if I can find one. I'll keep this in mi...
by CMur12
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Rogue Industries Wallets
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Rogue Industries Wallets

John, I thought that they quit issuing credit cards with RFID. I have an "enhanced" driver's license that has it, but it has a special foil-lined pouch to prevent RF signal escape. My problem is that wallets with top-loading pockets cause my credit cards to crack and break. I want an old-style billf...