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by Slant-Fan
Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: British 8-ring Superspeed
Replies: 12
Views: 3554

I'm impressed that you noticed all of the variations in the handles and what have you. I never would have seen the differences if you hadn't pointed them out.
by Slant-Fan
Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:39 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Rocket 500 LD Review
Replies: 20
Views: 3950

I weighed the LD on my digital scale and it came out to 1 oz. or 30 grams. My HD at 2.4 oz. and both a '47 and '48 SS at 2 oz. I shaved with the LD yesterday and it was a smooth shave. I rate the HD as one of my favorites as I think the heft contributes to getting a close shave with no pressure. OTO...
by Slant-Fan
Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:58 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Rocket 500 LD Review
Replies: 20
Views: 3950

Thanks for the review. I have an LD 500 too and I have never shaved with it. Being on the other end of the spectrum in that I like a heavy razor I bought it to go with my HD 500. Nonetheless I will take it out for a spin with a Swede later today.
by Slant-Fan
Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:51 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ears still ringing
Replies: 21
Views: 3340

I'm not sure if it derived from twenty years of doing ironwork beating bull pins into connections or rock concerts in the sixties but I suffer with tinnitus. My ears ring 24 hours a day and have for 25 years. I hope you have no permanent damage.
by Slant-Fan
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Why remove the price after selling?
Replies: 15
Views: 1615

I like to see the price removed so that the world won't know that I was crazy enough to pay "that" for yet another shaving brush or what have you. :oops:
by Slant-Fan
Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: Sabini Special Brush - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 390

PM sent
by Slant-Fan
Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Str8 colored handle worked spine LLevensong King of ALL Bran
Replies: 8
Views: 1568

Razor porn for sure :)
by Slant-Fan
Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Uneven blade exposure on Merkur HD
Replies: 2
Views: 692

It depends on how bad it is. They have to leave a certain amount of 'play' in the pins that hold the blade. I use my thumb and forefinger to align the blade correctly as I tighten the top cap. If it is too misaligned for that then I would say it is defective. Otherwise it is status quo.
by Slant-Fan
Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Plisson Plexi at Colonial Drug...Exactly One Left
Replies: 18
Views: 1755

Will do. Had spoken to Catherine a few months ago and she earmarked April as the time the website would go live. Maybe she wasn't referring to 2008 :) I shouldn't have been so cavalier in response to a serious question, but...I just couldn't help myself. Sorry. In any event, whether they have their...
by Slant-Fan
Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Plisson Plexi at Colonial Drug...Exactly One Left
Replies: 18
Views: 1755

A 32-35 mm knot is really big; the third brush in the picture below has a 30 mm knot and is the biggest "regular" plexi brush that Plisson used to offer recently...the last brush in the row is a "hors categorie" specimen and has a 40 mm knot. http://www.shavemyface.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10029...
by Slant-Fan
Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Simpson's Tulip 4: A Review
Replies: 22
Views: 3614

Nice review by Seth. I agree about using the very tips of the Kent with little or no pressure to avoid splay. That is how I learned to appreciate my BK4. I don't care for soft brushes but with the technique Seth refers to the BK works and even provides subtle scritch. I have a Simpson T2 two band an...
by Slant-Fan
Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:50 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Which Aristocrat to opt for?
Replies: 10
Views: 1457

Thanks for the replies. The USA Aristocrats from the '40s and '50s are great shavers Have you tried a 1930's Aristocrat? Yes I have and it is a good shaver too. IMO the '30s open comb models are not as aggressive as the '40s bar guard razors. Most of the models Gillette made back in those days will...
by Slant-Fan
Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Which Aristocrat to opt for?
Replies: 10
Views: 1457

The USA Aristocrats from the '40s and '50s are great shavers and can be had at a reasonable price depending on condition. The British cousins are Rhodium plated and bring more $$. My favorite of the Brits is the # 16 but they are all good.
by Slant-Fan
Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: This Is Going To Get Crazy
Replies: 1
Views: 435

That is an interesting variant. I had to go look at my 5 Fatboys and see if the '58 was the same and it is not. Now I have to debate whether or not I need yet another Fatboy that I won't shave with to sit in the closet. :roll:
by Slant-Fan
Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: A visit with Giovanni
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Chifunda wrote:Refreshing to hear there are still people that know who Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali were. =D>

(But Eddy Merckx will always be "The Man.") Image
Absolutely ! The greatest cyclist of all time.
by Slant-Fan
Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:19 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: A visit with Giovanni
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

A visit with Giovanni

Looking at Giovanni's website http://www.razorandbrush.com/ . I noticed that we have the same area code so I gave him a call and finding that we are not too far apart geographically I asked if I could come by and pick up some blades and Bay Rum. He graciously invited me over with the caveat that "th...
by Slant-Fan
Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:14 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney Heritage in Horn
Replies: 42
Views: 5926

As is so often the case, I have to side with Gordon. I have a fair amount of experience with natural horn and whether it be from a water buffalo, a big horn sheep or a cape buffalo, it tends to warp, split, crack and check. From an aesthetic standpoint, I love it, but if I were choosing a material ...
by Slant-Fan
Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:08 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney Heritage in Horn
Replies: 42
Views: 5926

Careful, you wouldn't want to make 'the one' perfect shave brush. Bad for business in the long run. Rooney can wrap their bristles in any handle they want to and it will still be a poke and prick your skin brush....ergo a VERY far cry from the prefect brush! Clive *well someone had to stand up for ...
by Slant-Fan
Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: so exactly how do you shave with a SLANT ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2446

notthesharpest wrote:You hold it as normal, and shave as normal. The slant takes care of itself.
+1, what he said + carefully :D
by Slant-Fan
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: has anybody used this slant ?
Replies: 6
Views: 950

The Apollo pictured is not a slant and the price is ridiculous. I have a Krect and it is an interesting razor. Aggressive but very light weight. A slant for the collector more then for the hands on shaver IMO. Is it a three piece that would be compatible with other Merkur and Gillette handles? If s...