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by kaptain_zero
Tue Sep 27, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Disposable straights?
Replies: 9
Views: 1578

Disposable straights?

Ok, I've got these in my toolbox. I purchased them from Lee Valley Tools and they were sold as craft knives but durn, they do look like they could be used as a straight razor. Just wondering if they are really sold for this use in Japan? I don't think I'll give it a try myself... :shock: http://www....
by kaptain_zero
Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:51 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Good starting setting on an adjustable Gillette DE?
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

I'll have to weigh in on this again. I'm still waiting for my Progress but I'm a bit bewildered about the description of the blade being almost flat in the Gillette compared to the top. On my Gillette adjustable (skinny metal handle) when I close the silo doors with the knob there comes a point when...
by kaptain_zero
Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A self confessed "Retro Grouch"
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

Notthesharpest, is that your webpage?!?! I've never mentioned it but even though I was born and now live in Canada, I spent most of my youth in Norway! I'm afraid the teachers in Norway just gave up on me and my handwriting... To be honest, it's not that bad anymore as I get lots of practice working...
by kaptain_zero
Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: It's not easy being green......
Replies: 15
Views: 2882

Tnx for the link Randy.... I'll keep my eyes open.


Christian
by kaptain_zero
Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: It's not easy being green......
Replies: 15
Views: 2882

The Conk Bay Rum and Lime are in the mail today. Hope you like them. Thank you Chris, I'm looking forward to giving the Col. Conk a workout. I'm sure I'll love the Bay Rum.... the Lime is going to be an adventure though, I have a love/hate relationship with citrus. Still, just today I ran across a ...
by kaptain_zero
Sun Sep 25, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Good starting setting on an adjustable Gillette DE?
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

I'm still waiting for my new Progress but I grabbed my new to me Gillette adjustable for the first time today. Up til now I've used an ancient open comb Gillette with Super-Max blades which are probably Persona according to someone else on the forum. I started with the same blade at a setting of 5 a...
by kaptain_zero
Sun Sep 25, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: It's not easy being green......
Replies: 15
Views: 2882

Well, todays shave went much better, no doubt due in part to the arrival of a $5 adjustable Gillette DE. Mind you, it worked so much better than my open comb I ended up getting careless and had one pass around my adams apple go sour... first time I've need a styptic in a long time. I used the pre/po...
by kaptain_zero
Sun Sep 25, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A self confessed "Retro Grouch"
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

Hmmm... blackpowder muzzle-loading caplock rifles and shotguns If I'm going to have to go waterfowl hunting with a black powder firearm, I'll follow the old traditions to a tee... make mine a punt gun, I refuse to reload in the field! :lol: Barring that and turning to upland game I would have to ins...
by kaptain_zero
Sun Sep 25, 2005 12:19 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Ok, I really need a new brush...... help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1836

Tnx everyone, I've just placed my order with QED, and I have, after a long chat on the phone the other day (at his nickle no less) decided to leave it in his hands as to what he'll send me. I requested the SR-208 but if there is something else superior in his stock, I've left it to him to send me th...
by kaptain_zero
Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumpers hard soap query
Replies: 3
Views: 977

Trumpers hard soap query

Do I understand correctly that the Trumpers hard soaps are not available from NA sources? I've found tubes and tubs of creams but no cakes.....

Regards

Christian
by kaptain_zero
Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Ok, I really need a new brush...... help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1836

Thank you Gordon, my next move will be to drop a line to Charles. I think the Savile Row SR-208 will do "the trick". Ok... well, at least for now. I did drool on my keyboard when I saw the latest brush that Chris ordered from Shavemac... the one with that long white handle.... I have a weakness for ...
by kaptain_zero
Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A self confessed "Retro Grouch"
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

A self confessed "Retro Grouch"

What exactly is a Retro Grouch? The term I believe was coined by a cycling magazine when refering to Grant Petersen of Rivendell bicycles fame. Grant always felt that this newfangledness didn't "improve" the experience of riding a bike. I could go on for hours but if you have an interest in cycling ...
by kaptain_zero
Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: It's not easy being green......
Replies: 15
Views: 2882

Thanks Gordon, yes I do plan to stick around :twisted: I am after all a retro grouch, as I age I seem to be going back to the "old ways" as I find them more.... uhhmmmm..... satisfying. Not just in shaving mind you but also other ways. Come to think of it, I think I'll post something in the OT files...
by kaptain_zero
Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: It's not easy being green......
Replies: 15
Views: 2882

Well, I think I have it narrowed down a bit. This morning I elected to miss the morning shave but rubbed on some Proroso pre/post to see what would happen and it was just fine. This afternoon I decided to lather up one cheek with green tube and within a couple of minutes the stinging and burning ret...
by kaptain_zero
Sat Sep 24, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Ok, I really need a new brush...... help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1836

First off, thanks to Johnnie for those links, I had read two of them but found the third very interesting and informative and thanks to the rest as well for your comments. I've mulled over this again today. I really would much prefer to buy my last brush first as it is much less expensive in the end...
by kaptain_zero
Sat Sep 24, 2005 12:02 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: It's not easy being green......
Replies: 15
Views: 2882

It's not easy being green......

I think Kermit spoke those words and I concur regarding Proroso green tube. It was fine if somewhat cool during the shave but afterwards was not pleasant for me. Stinging, burning cold for what seemed like at least a couple of hours. I also used the pre/post cream in both time slots so that may have...
by kaptain_zero
Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Ok, I really need a new brush...... help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1836

Ok, I really need a new brush...... help!

Ok, so that bristle brush I dug out of the closet.... some 20 years old now isn't performing to the standards I've discovered on this forum. It still works, even after my badly abusing it so many years ago. Yes, I was a DE shaver for quite a few years but like so many others followed the lead lemmin...
by kaptain_zero
Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Knives
Replies: 20
Views: 3637

I don't have one yet but a Boye will be my next pocket knife with a drop point and either no serration or partial serration.

http://www.boyeknives.com/
by kaptain_zero
Thu Sep 22, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So here I am.... minding my own business, poking around the
Replies: 20
Views: 3398

Thanks to all of you for the kind words and welcomes. Like some others here I almost always "do it" in the shower..... :twisted: However seeing that my stash of Proraso showed up at the door today I decided to take another stab at the sink.... well, that pretty much sums it up.... iff'n me beard don...
by kaptain_zero
Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So here I am.... minding my own business, poking around the
Replies: 20
Views: 3398

So here I am.... minding my own business, poking around the

net. and I trip across one of the fine merchants of wet shaving supplies. They of course had to have an extensive FAQ not to mention quite a few usefull articles about wetshaving and safety razors and straight razors. Oooh... neat, love to read about that "old" stuff. So here I sit at the keyboard, ...