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by Rufust445
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Most "Reliable" Vintage DE's?
Replies: 14
Views: 2524

Re: Most "Reliable" Vintage DE's?

My 1963 Gillette Slim was still quite reliable until I dropped it. Fortunately another member here took it off my hands for a nominal sum, and was able to rehabilitate it. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I took out a Lord Smart Razor that I had put away, and discovered I liked it better. The blade ang...
by Rufust445
Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: thoughts on lords classic blades
Replies: 16
Views: 3292

Re: thoughts on lords classic blades

I've only tried the Lord Platinum and Lord Chrome,they worked well for me.I have tried all their others over the years including: Asco,Racer,Silver Star,Big Ben,Crown and Rainbow.Seems to me there used to be 1 or 2 more,but I can't remember the names.All of these blades have served me well,no compl...
by Rufust445
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: December 14, 2015 - December 20, 2015
Replies: 46
Views: 5809

Re: SOTD: December 14, 2015 - December 20, 2015

Bestshave Nr. 6 brush
Vermont Country Store Apothecary soap laced w. KMF Fragrance Free
Lord Smart razor
Shark SS blade
Target witch hazel
by Rufust445
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Jabon de Guillermo (William) mug soap
Replies: 15
Views: 1595

Re: Jabon de Guillermo (William) mug soap

Your beard must really grow fast, and you must shave at least twice a day. I haven't used nearly that many tubs/tubes/pucks/sticks since I got in to this "hobby" in 2008. That includes a couple of pressurized cans of Old Spice.
by Rufust445
Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 9, 2015 - November 15, 2015
Replies: 46
Views: 5241

Re: SOTD: November 9, 2015 - November 15, 2015

Sunday: Normally a day of face rest, but needed a touch-up: Bestshave Nr. 6 brush Vermont Country Store Apothecary shaving soap laced w. KMF fragrance free Bic Sensitive single blade disposable Target witch hazel This may have been the third shave with this particular razor, but it got me through th...
by Rufust445
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 12, 2015 - October 18, 2015
Replies: 50
Views: 6993

Re: SOTD: October 12, 2015 - October 18, 2015

Saturday:

Omega S-brush, 10018
Nivea Rasiercreme
Lord L.125 (L6) razor head on L5 handle
Personna Lab blade
Target witch hazel

Still near-BBS after dinner at a deli and watching a very interesting finish to the Michigan-Michigan State game.
by Rufust445
Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: *made in england* Wilkenson sword blades
Replies: 17
Views: 3933

Re: *made in england* Wilkenson sword blades

Well said, Squire, but just to add my $0.02 worth, I recently tried one of the Lord Platinum class blades that came with my Lord L.125 razor. One was enough, and I put them away, no comparison to the Shark SS blades I have been using. I have received and tried most of the Lord brands & models, recei...
by Rufust445
Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 5, 2015 - October 11, 2015
Replies: 66
Views: 8622

Re: SOTD: October 5, 2015 - October 11, 2015

Thursday:

Omega S-brush, 10018
Nivea Rasiercreme
Lord L.125 (L6) razor head on L5 handle
Shark SS blade
Target witch hazel
by Rufust445
Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: September 28, 2015 - October 4, 2015
Replies: 70
Views: 8017

Re: SOTD: September 28, 2015 - October 4, 2015

Saturday:

Bestshave Nr. 6 brush
Vermont Country Store Apothecary Lime Musk soap laced w. KMF fragrance free.
Lord Smart razor
Gillette Bleue Extra blade, Annecy, 2nd shave
Target witch hazel
by Rufust445
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Does more aggressive equal a closer shave?
Replies: 29
Views: 4095

Re: Does more aggressive equal a closer shave?

Early Saturday morning I did a quick 2-pass touch up after shaving late Friday afternoon. I used a Bic single blade disposable to minimize irritation and a good quality (Godrej) lather. I was amazed how that close touch-up lasted during the day while on a 400 mile round trip to another state to help...
by Rufust445
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Why Synthetic?
Replies: 46
Views: 13672

Re: Why Synthetic?

IMHO the Omega S-Brush is far better than a Syntex for travel mode, much kinder to the skin for face lathering. I tried a Syntex with the same handle as my current S-Brush and put it away. Not happy with face lathering results, and there is a world of difference with the S-Brush. In travel mode I fa...
by Rufust445
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Take heart my friends, it could be worse!
Replies: 15
Views: 2770

Re: Take heart my friends, it could be worse!

The ceiling light fixture in my kitchen has been acting erratically in recent years, especially in the colder winter temps, after 20-25 years service. This summer the light became very noticeably dimmer, so I replaced the circline flourescent tube. When it worked, it was much brighter, but ever more...
by Rufust445
Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Take heart my friends, it could be worse!
Replies: 15
Views: 2770

Re: Take heart my friends, it could be worse!

Finally saw the video. Watching a front loading automatic washer in action could be better than watching TV, then or now, for some.
by Rufust445
Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Take heart my friends, it could be worse!
Replies: 15
Views: 2770

Re: Take heart my friends, it could be worse!

Didn't see it, nor could I bring up the video. At a bridge party I attended today, one woman who had seen it was telling everybody at each of the three tables about it. Hosted by Bill Geist, of course. He did a segment a while back about people who collected toasters, even toaster conventions. Easie...
by Rufust445
Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: September 7, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Replies: 81
Views: 9193

Re: SOTD: September 7, 2015 - September 13, 2015

Omega S-Brush, S10018
Figaro foaming shave cream (Hungary)
Lord L.125 (L6) razor head on L5 ("Tech") handle
Shark SS blade
Target witch hazel
by Rufust445
Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Russian Green Box 7 O'clock Blades, a Review
Replies: 38
Views: 21530

Re: Russian Green Box 7 O'clock Blades, a Review

And, judging from Bob's photo, they seem to have the same glue arrangement with the wrapper as the Astra SS blades I've been using. That is livable, vs. the 7 o'clock yellows, a pack of which I have relegated to the back shelf. Have an inquiry in to one eBay seller about quantity for the price. If t...
by Rufust445
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: August 24, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Replies: 80
Views: 9404

Re: SOTD: August 24, 2015 - August 30, 2015

Thursday evening:

Bestshave Nr. 6 brush
Vermont Country Store Apothecary soap laced with KMF fragrance free.
Lord Smart razor
Treet Durasharp carbon blade
Target witch hazel

No special occasion to shave, other than I hadn't shaved since Tuesday and was feelin' kinda scruffy.
by Rufust445
Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: allergies and soaps and creams
Replies: 19
Views: 3117

Re: allergies and soaps and creams

I have a puck of Van der Hagen soap stashed away somewhere that I tried, but my face didn't like. Also tried the Wilkinson Sword stick which makes great lather, but my face didn't like that either. Not so much due to the scent, but I believe from the dyes that give it that blue color. I've found tha...
by Rufust445
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Omega 48 - it is what it is
Replies: 14
Views: 3953

Re: Omega 48 - it is what it is

Premium grade of boar is like saying prettier than average mule. Sounds like you're comparing apples and oranges. Performance and looks don't always go hand in hand. You haven't lived until you've tried a Bestshave Nr. 6 (Boar, w. some token horse hairs). Doesn't look like much, but given a little ...
by Rufust445
Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Family Dollar "Gillette" DE Blades
Replies: 13
Views: 2791

Re: Family Dollar "Gillette" DE Blades

I'm aware of Gillette Super Thin blades being made in Thailand and Viet Nam, but I wasn't aware that Dorcos were made anywhere outside of Korea. - Murray Which opens up another can of worms: I still have a pack of Gillette Super Thins in Thai packaging. They have worked nicely when I used them, but...