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by CMur12
Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney's Finest - Need Some Help
Replies: 58
Views: 8043

Gordon, Bruno, and Richard - I thank you and your respected voices for weighing in on this subject. I had read previous posts about barbed tips on Simpson Manchurians and, to a lesser extent, on Plisson HMWs. This was not thought to be the case on Rooneys. I don't know if the barbed tips are a visib...
by CMur12
Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney's Finest - Need Some Help
Replies: 58
Views: 8043

Rooney's Finest - Need Some Help

Hi Everyone - Well, I couldn't afford the mansion and a Ferrari, but I figured I could swing a Rooney's Finest, so I pulled the trigger on a Style 1/Small/Finest with the Faux Horn handle. The brush arrived and it is a beauty to behold, but ... I hope this doesn't cast me into the "pearls befor...
by CMur12
Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Bulb v. Fan shaped brushes
Replies: 8
Views: 1854

Can anyone speak to how Shavemacs compare with the new Savile Row line at QED that looks very similar to Shavemacs?

Thanks -

- Murray
by CMur12
Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Gillette Tech/ Good 1st DE Razor
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Hi Spencer - It is always great to see young men such as yourself ready to pursue traditional wet shaving. I think a couple of Gillette Techs have sold here recently, so the supply may be low. The advantage of Gillette Techs and Super Speeds (SS) is that they are gentle shavers. This is also importa...
by CMur12
Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: T&H Soap
Replies: 21
Views: 4110

I agree with Reggiano, in both personal taste and in technique. I really like this soap, and it is probably my favorite overall. I use the same technique that Reggiano described, producing a drier, denser lather. Be sure to apply it to a well-prepped, well-hydrated beard (as you would with any soap ...
by CMur12
Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: WRX fans unite....
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Actually, I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Honda owner, but I think Subaru makes an outstanding product with one of the best AWD systems.

The WRX is an especially enticing package, and I agree that a WRX wagon is the way to go!

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: gillette blue blades
Replies: 17
Views: 2836

As Rob said, those blades have certainly deteriorated over time. If they were new, I wouldn't hesitate to shave with them. Carbon steel typically takes a keener edge than stainless. In the day of the Blue Blades, however, they were normally used for one shave only, as they would rust and deteriorate...
by CMur12
Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: SMF III vs B&B
Replies: 21
Views: 5546

Since we've wandered onto the topic of the Rooney's Finest, I recently got a Rooney Style 1/Small/Finest, and I already had a Style 1/Small/Super Silvertip. I think I'm missing something here, but I'm hard-pressed to distinguish this from boar bristle It has the greater backbone and less bloom that ...
by CMur12
Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Imagine This....
Replies: 25
Views: 3603

Not to be rude, but this new Merkur is just putting lipstick on the pig Of course, those of us who complain about Merkurs don't need to buy them. The frustration comes from the fact that all of us would like to see a modern manufacturer offer a functional, well-made razor. Merkur hasn't offered any ...
by CMur12
Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:01 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Merkur DE
Replies: 31
Views: 6192

It's a nice-looking handle, but it makes me wonder if Merkur will every actually engineer anything new, make any truly functional improvements to existing models, or improve consistency of quality control. This, much to my disappointment, is just window dressing. (No offense to all of you Merkur ent...
by CMur12
Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Best razor for a beginner
Replies: 63
Views: 13800

My recommendation, based on ready availability and a gentle shave, is a Weishi. This razor is a real sleeper and it is seldom mentioned here. I started with a Merkur Classic Long Handle, and I found it very harsh. When I switched to the Weishi, it was gentler, smoother, and I could wield it more eff...
by CMur12
Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Trumper's Limes and a few things-ALL SOLD. Thanks SMF
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Hi Tye -

I'm interested in the Schick razor.

PM sent.

- Murray
by CMur12
Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Anyone ever tried this razor?
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

This is the "Parker" razor that I have: m I bought it at eBarbershop.com for 24.95. It's more reasonably priced here. My observation of the razor (again, without having actually used it) is that the handle looks substantial and well made. The shaving head, however, looks pretty rough, thou...
by CMur12
Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Gonna single blade for the first time tonight!
Replies: 15
Views: 2848

Hi WS - Welcome to the forum! If this is your first experience with a double-edge (DE) razor, please keep in mind that the angle of the blade is very important. A slant-blade razor is also a difficult one to start out with. Hopefully, other slant-blade users will offer some quick advice before your ...
by CMur12
Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are electric razors and pre-electric shave lotion any good?
Replies: 12
Views: 2934

Hi 2 - Just as some electrics are kinder to the skin than others, so too does this principle apply to razors and blades. I started with a Merkur Classic (long handle), upon my return to wet shaving. I found it too aggressive on my neck, however. I also just discovered, upon closer examination, that ...
by CMur12
Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are electric razors and pre-electric shave lotion any good?
Replies: 12
Views: 2934

Hi 2 - Yes, it appears we have a lot in common (give or take a few years ). I have a beard and only shave my neck and throat, which is tricky territory. I have my technique well worked out with an electric, but I am still working on it with a blade. I'm having a great time, though! I think if I hadn...
by CMur12
Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Member Checking In
Replies: 16
Views: 1711

Hi Verde, and Welcome! There is a lot of great experience here available to all, and the friendly, civilized atmosphere of this board is exceptional among Internet forums. You can actually get set up with good tools for wet shaving, for very little money. (I could put together a set of good tools - ...
by CMur12
Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best complete setup for you?
Replies: 32
Views: 5426

Hi Dan - I'm still trying things out, so I haven't settled on the ultimate combination of tools yet, and I have equipment in my possession that I haven't yet tried. Others I have tried, but haven't limited to one variation. Here is my list, based on current experience: Brush: Rooney Style 1/Small/Fi...
by CMur12
Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are electric razors and pre-electric shave lotion any good?
Replies: 12
Views: 2934

Hi Rocco - I'm 55 years old and have used quite a variety of shaving tools over time. I returned to wet shaving about 3 months ago, after around 15 years of electric shaving. The electric shavers that worked best for me were the foil-type shavers (a Sanyo single-foil shaver, followed by a Braun mult...
by CMur12
Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Truefitt & Hill Luxury Soap
Replies: 6
Views: 1198

Reggiano, I agree. I have several soaps that I really like (including Mitchell's Wool Fat), but the Truefitt & Hill Luxury Shaving Soap is my favorite. I could get by very nicely with this soap alone. I'm allergic to a lot of scents, so I look for unscented or lightly scented shaving products th...