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by CMur12
Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: What equipment do I need to get started wet, DE shaving?....
Replies: 21
Views: 4869

Hi gtdmb - Welcome to the forum! Your order looks like an excellent selection of equipment. It should serve you very well, indeed. Keep bringing your questions. You'll find that there is a lot of shaving experience available to you here, and the gents on the board are friendly and helpful. - Murray
by CMur12
Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Quality creams for breakout-prone skin
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Hi Spencer - My skin is very sensitive, but so far, I haven't gotten any cream or soap that irritates it. My allergies are primarily to scents. I'm allergic to most colognes and perfumes, which hit my olfactory like bug spray. I was a little worried about the scent of the T&H Luxury Shaving Soap, bu...
by CMur12
Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Looking for a business partner
Replies: 75
Views: 9189

Johnnie wrote:Actually Gordon told me that Blademail carries the Euro Wilks so who am I to argue with him. He is the Dean.

J
Problem is, Euro Wilks could just as easily be German.

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Looking for a business partner
Replies: 75
Views: 9189

I just went to the website, but it doesn't state where the blades are made. How do we know that these are British Wilkinsons (as opposed to the lesser German variety)? - Murray Because Gordon said so! Got it! :D Okay, I'm in for at least a pillar of 100. I might even consider making the order, but ...
by CMur12
Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Looking for a business partner
Replies: 75
Views: 9189

I just went to the website, but it doesn't state where the blades are made. How do we know that these are British Wilkinsons (as opposed to the lesser German variety)?

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First DE Shave
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Way to go, Spencer! :D Your first DE shave appears to have gone very well. The neck and Adam's apple are very tricky because of the rocky terrain, because of whiskers growing in different directions, and because it is more difficult to maintain the proper angle of the blade consistently. You are alr...
by CMur12
Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Looking for a business partner
Replies: 75
Views: 9189

Hi Doug -

I would be willing to join you to order some of these English Wilkinson blades.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain pens
Replies: 44
Views: 9815

CMur12 wrote:
What is the URL for FPN?

- Murray


http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum ... hp?act=idx

Here you go Murray. Welcome to yet another addiction.

~Tye
Thanks, Tye!

I already had this addiction, but it was in remission!

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: First "Real" Razor
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Hello, and welcome! Do you have a name we could address you with? (We typically put a first name or nickname at the end of our posts.) There isn't a simple answer to your question, and there are several recent threads that provide answers. Briefly, any Gillette Adjustable would be an excellent razor...
by CMur12
Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain pens
Replies: 44
Views: 9815

What is the URL for FPN?

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tankless (on demand) water heater
Replies: 12
Views: 1399

Hi Sam - I was thinking along the lines of an "Instant Hot" tap with a more normal hot water temperature and slightly larger under-sink tank, for quick jobs in the bathroom like shaving. Like you, I have experienced the hotter water after the tank has recently replenished its supply (ie. after a sho...
by CMur12
Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Straight stell blade VS carbon steel ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3124

Well, once you've got it down to carbon steel, there are still brands and sizes to be worked out.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney Part II
Replies: 46
Views: 6156

I have a Rooney's Style 1/Small/Super Silvertip and an SMF III brush made of the same bristle. I didn't think brushes got any softer than these. Clive, are you saying that the Rooney's Style 2/Small in Super Silvertip feels like it is poking holes into your face?! It looks that this is just what you...
by CMur12
Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: i am having some problems
Replies: 23
Views: 4113

Hello Mac, and welcome! I'm late to this thread, but I have to give Jeremy a pat on the back for his generosity towards getting you off to a good start. The Gillette Super Speed (SS) is a gentle razor, and is probably one of the very best for a sensitive neck such as yours (and mine). As you learn t...
by CMur12
Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tankless (on demand) water heater
Replies: 12
Views: 1399

My experience is consistent with that of others here. I lived in Portugal, 1978 - 1981, where these were the norm. Additionally, my mother and stepfather have one in their guest apartment over the garage. I, too, have observed that the gas-fired units work very well, while the electric ones don't. T...
by CMur12
Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Convalescing
Replies: 28
Views: 4064

Jeremy, that's not a good thing to do! It makes me shudder just to think of it. As was already pointed out, healing on the hands - and on fingertips, especially - is hard when they are into everything. I hope you heal as quickly and comfortably as possible, and that your finger returns to its full f...
by CMur12
Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain pens
Replies: 44
Views: 9815

Nice photo, Chris - I have a glass dip pen, made by Murano of Italy, and it is an amazingly smooth writer. This is in stark contrast to the scratchy old metal nibs of common dip pens. I have a number of good fountain pens, and each one is different from the rest in its writing characteristics. I hav...
by CMur12
Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Everyday Carry Pocket Knife
Replies: 52
Views: 10904

Back when I was a kid, men and boys carried pocket knives. We even carried them to school. A friend's father once told me that he could more easily go without his pants than without his pocket knife. Though I have lusted after big, flashy blades, I have come to realize that a single, small blade tha...
by CMur12
Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney's Finest - Need Some Help
Replies: 58
Views: 8080

Rooney's Finest - Need Some Help - RESOLVED!

Hello Friends - I'm truly amazed at where this has all gone, and I'm grateful for all the feedback you have offered here. I'm sure you all saw the response from Jim at Vintage Blades, with his offer to replace the brush or offer a refund. I felt more than a little bit guilty taking him up on his off...
by CMur12
Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Weishi, Parker
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Hi ShaveC - I have a razor made in India, which according to illustrations I have seen since I bought it, is a Parker. I also bought a box of 10 Weishis, because I couldn't pass on the price cut that went with a bulk purchase. I started my return to DE shaving with a Merkur Classic Long Handle, but ...