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by kaptain_zero
Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Chamonix 045N-2
Replies: 36
Views: 10093

Re: Chamonix 045N-2

Chris,

Congratulations on your retirement.

As we used to say, a long time ago, in Norway: "May your happiness and good fortune grow........ like the grass behind the outhouse!"

Regards

Christian
by kaptain_zero
Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Is SMF losing its figure?
Replies: 21
Views: 2725

Re: Is SMF losing its figure?

Just in case you gents might want those pounds back..... I think I found them! #-o

Regards

Kaptain "Steps on scale and says..... Oh Cr*p" Zero
by kaptain_zero
Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Is SMF losing its vigour?
Replies: 139
Views: 29463

Re: Is SMF losing its vigour?

I think the response to this topic says it all... if there IS something to talk about, we'll do just that. :mrgreen:

Regards

Christian
by kaptain_zero
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Is SMF losing its vigour?
Replies: 139
Views: 29463

Re: Is SMF losing its vigour?

Squire wrote:Good Lord, I haven't thought about Wetshavers in quite awhile.
Hmmm, according to the Rolling Pin Dept., I have not been thinking at all, for the past few years..... :roll:


Regards

Kaptain "Ouch! WaddidIdonow?" Zero
by kaptain_zero
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Is SMF losing its vigour?
Replies: 139
Views: 29463

Re: Is SMF losing its vigour?

It does seem rather quiet right now, but I seem to remember the same happening the last time I was active on this board.

No where else feels more at home, than this forum.

Regards

Kaptain "Raising my eyebrow over all the paper rustling noise" Zero :mrgreen:
by kaptain_zero
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Weekend Walks in Paradise
Replies: 2
Views: 3264

Re: Weekend Walks in Paradise

Mike, I'd love to visit Japan.... one of the few places I've never been, but that I always wanted to go to. On the other hand, I've spent far too much time on ships, even back when I was 10 years old and travelled from New York to Oslo Norway by passenger ship. Not like the cruise ships of today, bu...
by kaptain_zero
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Surprising Change In an Old Brush
Replies: 4
Views: 1976

Re: Surprising Change In an Old Brush

My guess is all three. The Colonel is a tough brush to beat, by and large. It's my favorite brush, and while it was a bit scritchy to start, it's quite comfortable now. There was a run of custom made Colonels quite a while ago, I bought one as it came with the higher quality hair, but the handle sti...
by kaptain_zero
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Grön Lycka shaving soap
Replies: 12
Views: 1906

Re: Grön Lycka shaving soap

A quick and dirty translation, I lived in Norway years ago, but this is Swedish (and I'm very rusty): Grön Lycka = Green Luck On the label, top to bottom: Handmade ecological skincare Whipped shave [cream? Google Translate suggests 'Choice'] Aloe Vera and Kaolin Clay. Regards Kaptain "Will translate...
by kaptain_zero
Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: TGN High Mountain White Badger Hair knot
Replies: 11
Views: 2875

Re: TGN High Mountain White Badger Hair knot

Gary, How do you lever out an old knot? I've got an old brush here, given to me by a co-worker and I was thinking of putting in a new knot. I do have a woodworking lathe and I'm fairly adept at chucking stuff in the lathe that normally doesn't quite fit, but I've been wondering about how to safely r...
by kaptain_zero
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 619
Views: 91885

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

No wonder I don't post pictures... Even my finest straights are but pathetic seconds to the razors posted in this thread. The only razors I have, that could stand the photon bombardment, is my Ralf Aust 6/8 stainless w/African Blackwood scales and my Joe Chandler custom 7/8", and even those are ho h...
by kaptain_zero
Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: What are the more affordable stainless steel razors?
Replies: 10
Views: 2071

Re: What are the more affordable stainless steel razors?

Oops...

Regards

Kaptain "[insert double facepalm here]" Zero #-o
by kaptain_zero
Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: What are the more affordable stainless steel razors?
Replies: 10
Views: 2071

Re: What are the more affordable stainless steel razors?

You didn't state a price range, so I'm not sure what you consider expensive. For the record, Ralf Aust has plain jane 5/8 stainless razors for about $120 on his website. I can't think of anything cheaper off the top of my head. I just got a 6/8 stainless from Ralf's site and it is a very nice shaver...
by kaptain_zero
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 619
Views: 91885

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Hah! I finally got that darn 4/8" Carbo Magnetic sharp again. True, I had to *cheat* a wee bit.... I got tired of working on the bevel, it was almost there, but not quite. I wanted to shave and memories of not having the spare time I wanted at the hones from before caused me to toss an extra layer o...
by kaptain_zero
Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: It's here, it's here!
Replies: 8
Views: 5978

It's here, it's here!

My recently ordered Ralf Aust 6/8" Stainless, decorated back (ugh, not hand engraved, not a worked back, just laser etched me thinks), African blackwood scales and a Spanish point, arrived Friday. I am very pleased with the razor, even the spine etching is fine, but knowing what I now know, my next ...
by kaptain_zero
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 619
Views: 91885

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Rumaging around in my meager collection, looking for something that was still fairly sharp, I found a 5/8 Fredrick Reynolds restored and honed by Traveller over at SRP. In spite of it being ignored for several years, a thorough stropping and a shaky hand resulted in a very nice shave. Hopefully my h...
by kaptain_zero
Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hey guys, it's been a while......
Replies: 14
Views: 1876

Re: Hey guys, it's been a while......

Squire wrote:Do we acquire to use or use so we can acquire?
There can be only one answer to that question: Yes.

Regards

Kaptain "Man of few words" Zero
by kaptain_zero
Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hey guys, it's been a while......
Replies: 14
Views: 1876

Re: Hey guys, it's been a while......

Squire wrote:Not me, no strikes or peaks, regular dosage keeps things on an even keel.

Squire, that only means that you have SAD. Steady or Steadfast Acquisition Disorder.

Regards

Kaptain "Order early, order often" Zero
by kaptain_zero
Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Feather AC revisited
Replies: 7
Views: 3466

Re: Feather AC revisited

Thank you Chris, I was looking at MY feather today... then I read your post and put it back on the shelf. Rummaging around in my collection, I found a Traveller (SRP) restored Wostenholm I-XL frameback, registered Sept 10, 1850 according to the stamp on the tang, that did not have that many shaves o...
by kaptain_zero
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hey guys, it's been a while......
Replies: 14
Views: 1876

Re: Hey guys, it's been a while......

Chris, I recall questioning the Merkur conundrum, and gave it the name 'M-factor'... Has anyone ever found the answer? Squire, thanks, but my wallet and bank account... may not agree. :cry: Jim, let's see... I've already got a quote on 3 straight razors needing restoration or repairs AND sent them o...
by kaptain_zero
Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hey guys, it's been a while......
Replies: 14
Views: 1876

Hey guys, it's been a while......

I doubt anyone missed me all that much, but I'm back. I can honestly say that I've lost all abilities to hone a straight razor, my brushes all shed and my creams and soaps have completely dried out.... This means I can start all over again, right? Happy to be back. Regards Kaptain "Where do I start"...