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by Pauldog
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 42
Views: 6387

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

And according to the catholic church puffins are fish, as are beavers and capybara - at least for purposes of being eaten on a Friday. I'd rather eat fish than any of those three, and I'm not a catholic! "Capybara" sounds like a title, as in "The Archbishop of Canterbury met last night with the Cap...
by Pauldog
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 42
Views: 6387

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

According to Leviticus, Chapter 11: "And the LORD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them... "And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he [is] unclean to you. "Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they [are] ...
by Pauldog
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Wiped shave soap and shave stick, please help.
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Wiped shave soap and shave stick, please help.

"Whipped" also seems to me to be the most likely word.

As for using a shave stick, I rub the stick on my face and then use a brush to make the lather on my skin. I can't think of a simpler method. If the stick is wrapped in foil, unwrap an inch or so at the top.
by Pauldog
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: How to write a perfect essay
Replies: 10
Views: 2473

Re: How to write a perfect essay

Gary, I was going to guess Gilbert & Sullivan, but that doesn't quite fit. Were you smoking opium with Coleridge again? :)

[Meant as a compliment, but oddball, like your verse.]
by Pauldog
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Run of SS LUPO
Replies: 8
Views: 1406

Re: New Run of SS LUPO

After reading about it, I'm tempted to get the $30 version - not stainless, of course. Maybe it will get discounted soon as part of the Italian Barber weekly moving sales.
by Pauldog
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thank Goodness
Replies: 12
Views: 1229

Re: Thank Goodness

brothers wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:53 am
Good idea! It's not Beck's, but it'll do. Coincidentally, beer is one thing that also deserves backups.
Beer, and razor blades!
by Pauldog
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: General razor - newly redesigned model
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

Re: General razor - newly redesigned model

What about width? I'm used to the standard injector razor, and wonder for myself if the greater width might make it harder to maneuver.

I'm inclined first just to try a bunch of different Schick injectors, using the Proline blades
by Pauldog
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Italian Barber Moving Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 656

Italian Barber Moving Sale

I'm on their mailing list, so I got their "secret" link:

https://www.italianbarber.com/collectio ... -sale-page
by Pauldog
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Gillette Slim Adjustable - FOUND
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: WTB: Gillette Slim Adjustable

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by Pauldog
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: General razor - newly redesigned model
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

Re: General razor - newly redesigned model

So even though the razor costs a lot more than a Gillette, it's much more economical in the long run because the blades last a lot longer and cost a lot less.

In addition, the razor itself has good resale value.
by Pauldog
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Alcohol and Rhodium British Aristocrat
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: Alcohol and Rhodium British Aristocrat

It's still a great little razor. I prefer it over flare-tip Rockets and Super-Speeds.
What about the non-flared Rocket? I'm asking because I happen to have one, and think highly of it. I've never tried or even seen a flare-tip Rocket, except in photos.
by Pauldog
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

Re: Cobra Conversion

Gene, another option is to experiment with various combinations of Schick injector razors and blades. Different models have different amounts of blade exposure. The adjustable model is not hard to find for a moderate price. The less common blade that might give you the closest shave would be the sho...
by Pauldog
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

Re: Cobra Conversion

I think the longer of the two Proline blades will fit the unmodified General or Cobra. I only have the shorter Schick injector size, but Gary might be glad to send you some longer ones. You might find it nicer than the Feather. Shaves very close, but easier on the skin.
by Pauldog
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

Re: Cobra Conversion

Chris, have you ever tried the Schick Proline blades?
by Pauldog
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?
Replies: 8
Views: 1817

Re: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?

I don't shave my head, but I do shave the back of my neck to try to keep the hairline there clean. I usually use an injector razor, even if that's not what I just used that day on my face.
by Pauldog
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Titanium coated blades?
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

Re: Titanium coated blades?

I'm pretty sure Kai DE blades are unmarked.
by Pauldog
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Please archive: NOS Personna 74 DE Razor Blades - Last Reduction
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: FS: NOS Personna 74 DE Razor Blades

So all the blades in that photo are 74's?
by Pauldog
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Titanium coated blades?
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

Re: Titanium coated blades?

It's not that unusual to find completely unmarked Personna blades. It should be a clue to which kind they are.

But being blank like that doesn't guarantee that they're Personna.
by Pauldog
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?
Replies: 8
Views: 1817

Re: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?

I had to look up the Omnishaver. It looks like two Fusion cartridges in a frame. You move the frame back and forth, making for a very fast shave.

Not cheap, though - they're well over $10 each.
by Pauldog
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Cart Alternative -- $1.11 apiece from Costco
Replies: 1
Views: 832

Re: New Cart Alternative -- $1.11 apiece from Costco

Are you referring to triple blades? THey didn't look like they'd fit the Mach 3, and because the Sensor handles are so old now, I don't think they'll be compatible, either.

You could probably get Costco to tell you. It's likely they fit something already out there.