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by joe mcclaine
Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: gillette silver blue blades
Replies: 15
Views: 3936

If these are the same Silver Blues that I was using 5 years ago when I was just dipping my toe then they are very good blades. They went 'bye byes' for a while and I assumed they had been discontinued. This was about the same time supplies of Swedes, Polsilver and Nacet blades dried up. I could very...
by joe mcclaine
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sizes of high-end Brit shaving product companies
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

For my work, I get access to Companies House Direct: http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/toolsToHelp/chdDirectInfo.shtml which gives me details of company accounts, details of appointments and any other documents submitted. I don't know if it is available to the general public but if it is, and anyone ...
by joe mcclaine
Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sizes of high-end Brit shaving product companies
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

They must be making SOME money as the rents in that area are astronomical.

But, I reckon the combined profits of ALL those traditional mens' grooming companies is the equivalent of the coins Mr P&G loses down the back of the sofa watching TV in an evening or running for a bus in the morning.
by joe mcclaine
Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: D.R. Harris - New Range & Royal Warrant
Replies: 74
Views: 11898

sunflake wrote:Is any of the products with a warrant any good or like everything else, there is better stuff out there.
Generally, nowadays, perhaps better than average but there are others that are better.
by joe mcclaine
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Miniature War Gaming
Replies: 30
Views: 2613

Played half a dozen games of Carcassonne now. My son (xBox generation) really likes it and has a remarkable knack of 'sharing' my cities.

Today we are probably going to revisit Risk.
by joe mcclaine
Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Miniature War Gaming
Replies: 30
Views: 2613

Bought Carcassonne today.

Outstanding game.

Simple. Brilliant.
by joe mcclaine
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:18 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Miniature War Gaming
Replies: 30
Views: 2613

Always fancied a go at Carcasonne. In fact, I might go and pick it up today. I've got Risk but never really got into it that much, but I enjoy dusting off Stratego from time to time. Munchkin, a card-game, is taking up much of our free time at the moment. Seriously considering learning how to play B...
by joe mcclaine
Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Futur and Progress
Replies: 25
Views: 2753

I have owned both and can confidently state the Progress was the better razor - by a country mile. I liked the shorter handle and more 'nimble' head. I used to start off with a new blade and the Progress set at 1.5 and as the number of shaves increased and the blade dulled I would work up in 0.5 inc...
by joe mcclaine
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Miniature War Gaming
Replies: 30
Views: 2613

Can someone explain this to the uninitiated? Toy soldiers with 'proper' rules for grown ups ... covering unit sizes, movement distances, shooting rates, accuracy, damage, morale, objectives. Where does the big expense come in? I was talking specifically about Warhammer 40k. There's always more unit...
by joe mcclaine
Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Miniature War Gaming
Replies: 30
Views: 2613

Kyle76 wrote:Can someone explain this to the uninitiated?
Toy soldiers with 'proper' rules for grown ups ... covering unit sizes, movement distances, shooting rates, accuracy, damage, morale, objectives.

Dagnabbit!

Now you've got me Googling Warhammer again!
by joe mcclaine
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Miniature War Gaming
Replies: 30
Views: 2613

Dabbled with Warhammer 40K (Warhammer World is just 5 miles from my house) but soon realised it was ruinously expensive.

Flames of War seems much more reasonable on the pocket, but I've not played it.

Always fancied giving Kreigsspeil (?) a try.
by joe mcclaine
Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: torn right rotator cuff; not supposed to make lather; help!
Replies: 32
Views: 3444

Spenser wrote:Have you thought of a beard, probably not, just kidding.
Nothing wrong with that suggestion.

That's what I was going to say.

I that situation, shaving would be a LOT further down a LONG list of priorities.

But that's just me :)
by joe mcclaine
Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Americans favorite sports
Replies: 21
Views: 1146

Love playing golf, hate watching it.

Except The Ryder Cup, of course ... for reasons already mentioned.

;)
by joe mcclaine
Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:51 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Americans favorite sports
Replies: 21
Views: 1146

Brilliant! Like it. Of course, being English it's Rugby and Cricket for me ... with the odd game of Ice Hockey thrown in. It must be a pure coincidence that you can sit down with a beer at these. Used to play rugby at school (mostly on the coldest mornings in winter). Always nice to bring down the p...
by joe mcclaine
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: things i've sold and wished i hadn't
Replies: 20
Views: 3479

An old (maybe 1980's) folding Feather razor.

It worked the same way as the Artist Club and used the same blades but had a different head and different loading mechanism.

I sold it to someone on B&B many moons ago and haven't seen one like it since.

Makes me think it was someting a bit 'special'.
by joe mcclaine
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What bring you year 2012?
Replies: 15
Views: 869

Getting my outstanding mortgage down to four figures was a big deal for me. I will be mortgage, credit-card and overdraft free by July ... at the age of 42 ... without once relying on a single hand out my entire adult life. Perhaps you can never really 'beat' the system ... but this is pretty close ...
by joe mcclaine
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DE vs. Hydro
Replies: 73
Views: 10233

Yes the strip is white after a few shaves but I'm still happily shaving with it 20+ days later.

No difference to my (un-sensitive / insensitive?) face.
by joe mcclaine
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Battle of the Bulge
Replies: 48
Views: 3836

Your my hero :!: I have a great, famous I guess, ice climbing city near me, Ouray Colorado. Its called the Switzerland of America, maybe you've heard of it, they hold a Championship event every year. Only two reasons I don't get into that sport. 1) Courage and 2) Strength. I've stood inside these i...
by joe mcclaine
Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Battle of the Bulge
Replies: 48
Views: 3836

Gone back to indoor rock climbing after a year out.

If ever there was a motivation for losing a few pounds it's hanging upside-down from your fingertips 10ft up with no rope.
by joe mcclaine
Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette #58
Replies: 17
Views: 4113

I think I read somewhere here that the British Rocket HD is the same head with a different knurling pattern on the handle. If anyone can confirm or refute that claim I'd be interested in that bit of information. Yep. Spot on but don't forget there are 3 different razors which are sometimes called H...