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by xChris
Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Patchouli and other earthy/incense type scents
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

jramire2 wrote:If you're a patchouli fan, I highly recommend TR Dark lavender.
I'll second this recommendation. It is quite a good mixed scent.
by xChris
Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: 3 Badger Hair Brushes **SOLD**
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

FS: 3 Badger Hair Brushes **SOLD**

These will be shipped via USPS Priority with delivery confirmation. Prices include shipping to CONUS and APO/FPO addresses; international shipping will be actual shipping cost + price - $5.00. Special -- I will include the Wilkinson brush free if purchasing the other two together. PM me with questio...
by xChris
Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Maestro Livi finally conquered
Replies: 47
Views: 9655

I think Maestro Livi uses Damasteel in his stainless damascus razors.
by xChris
Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Patchouli and other earthy/incense type scents
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

Salter's French Vetiver shaving cream has a very pungent, earthy aroma. It might be a good match to that "raw" attribute outlined above.
by xChris
Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Shave another?
Replies: 4
Views: 1181

Closest that I've gotten is shaving my wife's legs with a straight.
by xChris
Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: my first straight!
Replies: 14
Views: 2617

Yes, it will make shaving easier if you can use both hands. Might as well start right from the beginning.
by xChris
Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Higher quality Shavemac silvertip?
Replies: 31
Views: 5674

My guess is that Bernd is going to use the badger he got delivered before june 2005: this was a thicker, coarser kind of badger with a lot of backbone but also with some brushes being of the barbed badger type... Afaik Bernd changed to the current badgertype per request of his clients, who wanted a...
by xChris
Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Exceptional lavender shaving cream
Replies: 101
Views: 13980

The current jar is 3.5" in diameter, 1.5" high, and is filled to the brim: 14.4 cu in., or (since 1 cu in = 0.554112552 US fluid ounces) about 8 fl. oz., or 1 US cup. The shaving cream is reasonably firm, not "fluffy," so I can twirl the brush in the jar to load it with the shaving cream. 100ml is ...
by xChris
Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: RAZORS and GUNS
Replies: 64
Views: 8612

Ruger P944D, .40 S&W
S&W 696, .44 S&W Special
by xChris
Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Wade & Butcher "For Barber Use" Razor ***
Replies: 7
Views: 889

Most of the W&B "meat choppers" or "lip loppers" (i.e., 6/8in. & bigger) have a rabid following among straight razor aficianados. This price is not unreasonable for this particular razor. Prices have gone up as more people have begun shaving with straights. If you find a W&B for $50, you've found a ...
by xChris
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Most 'Nourishing' SC?
Replies: 26
Views: 3549

Another vote for Honeybee Spa soaps. Saint Charles Shave creams have also been good for me (especially her Avocado & Shea Butter).
by xChris
Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Lathering Saint Charles Shave soaps.
Replies: 10
Views: 923

For a brush that fans open a good bit, I make sure to swirl the brush at different angles. This helps me ensure that a load soap across the brush. Softer brushes take more time to load too, focusing on using the tips for lather creation. Glad to hear that you're getting the soap working for you now.
by xChris
Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Straight Shaving -- Seeing what you're doing!
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Get Dr. Moss' straight razor shaving guide from the SMF homepage. He shows stretching technique plus so much more. It's a mandatory read for anyone starting out with a straight razor.
by xChris
Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Straight razor size determination
Replies: 8
Views: 2480

I've read on other forums/posts that the measurement is from the edge to where the grind stops (i.e., where the honing happens at the top of the razor). That is the explanation for why a razor measures more than its #/8 size.
by xChris
Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: One week wetshaving, not so good.
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Hold the razor at the top if that is working better for you. The sound should change when you get the angle right; it'll feel different too. I get the sensation of a zipper when I've got it right - sound & feel.
by xChris
Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Lathering Saint Charles Shave soaps.
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Sue has mentioned before that her soaps have a "cure" on the exterior that needs to be removed (like from repeated use) before the soap performs like it should. Try soaking the cake for a few minutes with water, then use your damp brush to really load it up with soap. I'd recommend building lather a...
by xChris
Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Found Cheap price for Palmolive Shave Cream
Replies: 14
Views: 2861

The second tube in Richard's photo is the Palmolive sold across the EU. I bought some in Germany myself.
by xChris
Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Polo Double Black
Replies: 3
Views: 620

The double is spicier and warmer than the reg. Black (to me being a "fresh" scent).
by xChris
Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shedding SMF III
Replies: 13
Views: 1365

I have found with my Rooney made brushes, that they will shed a little initially. However, they sttle in after soem continued use. Was yours not used much by the previous owner?
by xChris
Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What kind of Straight?
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

I think that it's just an optical illusion. The barber was probably just finishing up his lip, and bringing the razor from left to right (probably to clean the razor off). It just happened that the photo caught it in line with Huckabee's brow. The photographer probably had a smaller aperture set to ...