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by xChris
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shavemac Horn-Handled Group Buy
Replies: 20
Views: 3111

I know very little about brushes. I assume that the one on the left is the bulb shape and the one on the right is the fan shape. Am I correct? What are the purposes/advantages of each? Is one shape considered superior for creams, and the other for soaps? You're correct in identifying the lofts. Lik...
by xChris
Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: QED soap favorites?
Replies: 35
Views: 3997

I've always liked my sample shave stick of Juniper EO from QED. Hmm, maybe I should see if Charles has got any in inventory. :)
by xChris
Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shavemac Horn-Handled Group Buy
Replies: 20
Views: 3111

I got two so I could get both horn colors and loft shapes. Looking forward to using these.


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by xChris
Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Recommendations for my wife...
Replies: 16
Views: 1415

Saint Charles Shave, Mama Bear, QED, & Barbiera Italiana all offer shave sticks -- apply it and shave or apply it and lather with a brush. Great selection of scents too.
by xChris
Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Dark Rose - super lather
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Squire,

If you're interested, maybe we could make a trade of creams or something? I could send you some of the TR DL.
by xChris
Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Dark Rose - super lather
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Yes, I've tried it (TB DL). It is a nice cream with a great scent, IMO. Of course, scent is so subjective. I would say if you like patchouli, this is one to try. The cream is highly whipped, and comes in a taller jar than say the 3Ts. The formula does not dry my skin either. Chris Fischer and Klaus ...
by xChris
Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Trouble Honing a Fillarmonica 13 from classic shaving
Replies: 26
Views: 4587

Mike Ratliff reported on a CS Filly #13 (he was honing it for a customer) that appeared to have a flaw in the edge (heat treating maybe?). It would not hone up, and the hold the edge at the heel of the razor.

(You may be able to find his post about it on SMF with the search)
by xChris
Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Frank Warner Custom Straight Razor
Replies: 3
Views: 1959

Frank Warner Custom Straight Razor

I took receipt of my second custom straight razor. For this one, I commissioned Frank Warner's talents. I was fortunate to get my order in when I did, as he's got several he's working on right now (mine was one of six -- first one completed). As you can see it came in a wooden box along with a certi...
by xChris
Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Trouble Honing a Fillarmonica 13 from classic shaving
Replies: 26
Views: 4587

Those Filly razors are pretty hard too. It may be a case that you're not removing enough metal to get to the final edge, and winding up polishing an edge that's not yet quite "sharp."
by xChris
Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Musgo Real Colognes
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

I don't have experience with either the ToBs Eaton College or the Claus Porto scents, so I can't help either of you there. The MR AdC No. 3 reminds me of CD Fahrenheit, but isn't as heavy -- more of the upper, lighter notes. I think it's a good idea to smell them before you buy them (whenever you ar...
by xChris
Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Musgo Real Colognes
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

I have all three of the Musgo colognes... #1 (Orange Amber) Decent scent, but not really for me. Is not a citrus scent (to me) despite the name, but does have the "orange" smell. #2 (Oak Moss) Very clean, green scent -- great for summertime (IMO). It always reminds me of a freshly cut green bell pep...
by xChris
Sat May 10, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Jemico Straight Razor
Replies: 6
Views: 1927

That it certainly does. I saw the Jemico re-branded dovo strops so it seems safe to assume that it's a re-brand of the Timor. Thanks so much for the help! Have you ever used the Timor? Yes, I have; I used to have a Timor "Blue Steel" 5/8, carbon steel. It worked just fine -- nothing fancy -- though...
by xChris
Sat May 10, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Jemico Straight Razor
Replies: 6
Views: 1927

It looks to me like a re-branded Timor (Giesen & Forsthoff) razor. That is really the only other mass manufacturer in Solingen besides Dovo (though Boker is starting to ramp up with razor production again).
by xChris
Wed May 07, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: SCS Scent Matching
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Bryce,

The scent is definitely green to me, as opposed to grassy or hay-like. Maybe something more like clippings from flowers or bushes -- if that makes sense. Come to think of it, it would probably match well with Musgo Real's No. 2 EdT (Oak Moss) which ahas a note of bell pepper to me.
by xChris
Tue May 06, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: SCS Scent Matching
Replies: 7
Views: 899

I'll recommend her Fairway scent. It is a mild "greeen" scent, so it should be fine with your AS/EdT.
by xChris
Mon May 05, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB Strop
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Actually, you don't see strops a lot on the B/S/T forums. Probably the two best options are Tony Miller (www.thewellshavedgentleman.com), followed by Illinois Razor Strop Co. HandAmerican is an option, but it can be difficult in making contact.
by xChris
Sun May 04, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: What can you tell me about this straight?
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

Böhler is a European-based steel manufacturer, I believe. So, it looks like the maker was trying to relay the quality material used in the blade by an established (high regarded?) steel manufacturer. I've had a couple of unknown maker Solingen razors, and they've all performed well with consistent f...
by xChris
Fri May 02, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Straight Razors & Shaving Brushes
Replies: 1
Views: 550

Carl Schmidt "Blue Steel" and Handmade shaving brush are SOLD. The Savile Row SR-208 shaving brush is PENDING.
by xChris
Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Straight Razors & Shaving Brushes
Replies: 1
Views: 550

FS: Straight Razors & Shaving Brushes

I am selling the following straight razors (all shave ready) and shaving brushes. I will accept PayPal from all buyers, and will also accept other monetary instruments in U.S. Dollars (e.g., personal check or money order). Item(s) will ship 1-2 postal days after confirmation of funds. Prices include...
by xChris
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: the trickery of early safety razors..
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Good luck with the sharpening of the wedge blade. I suspect that you'll be perusing the various posts on honing/stropping. You do plan on stropping it, right? :P However, I'm not taking responsibility if you're mind starts wandering/wondering about how a traditional straight compares to your lovely ...