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by rustyblade
Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Vulfix or Kent
Replies: 25
Views: 4623

used it a few times I will give you my report looking forward to read your opinion. clive p.s. use in good health pps I had a shedding kent. it was even christened 'the sheddah' but even so, several smf members have had the honour(?) of using it and all liked it despite its shedding issues. Richard...
by rustyblade
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Vulfix or Kent
Replies: 25
Views: 4623

Kent BK brushes are the only brush I've ever owned that consistently do not shed. I've had 3 BK4s and 1 BK8 and the quality has been great on all of them.
by rustyblade
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Little Fish in a Can
Replies: 13
Views: 1493

http://www.sanremofoods.com/images/ProductPics/LargerPics/pas207.jpg Just ate these guys for lunch. Nice mild spiciness, packed in olive oil, no hot peppers present. Clean taste, nice firm texture, medium sized fish. Not fishy at all, flavour overall was quite mild. The package I had was product of...
by rustyblade
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Little Fish in a Can
Replies: 13
Views: 1493

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Found these little guys at an Italian grocery store. Haven't tried them yet though.
by rustyblade
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Little Fish in a Can
Replies: 13
Views: 1493

Like Chris I usually get mine packed in olive oil and the Norwegian packed King Oscar are my brand. Love the little buggers straight from the can or on toast or Ryvita. Regards, Gordon Gordon, I suspected that you may be a Sardine aficionado, as you generally have good taste (except for not agreein...
by rustyblade
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Little Fish in a Can
Replies: 13
Views: 1493

Here is a link that might be helpful: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/301739 I also enjoy eating sardines, especially in a good quality olive oil. Very informative thread, thanks. It seems hard, even in a multi-cultural place like Toronto (area) to find good canned sardines. Maybe I'm just looking...
by rustyblade
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Stropping With Linen Only
Replies: 10
Views: 5890

All we're really doing is realigning the edge right? Right??? :wink:
by rustyblade
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Problem With Straights
Replies: 22
Views: 12102

EL Alamein wrote:Problem? What problem? I don't see a problem with this. ;)
Do you still have only One Blade?
by rustyblade
Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Problem With Straights
Replies: 22
Views: 12102

The nice thing about the Friodurs is I don't have to worry about the ol' rusty blade.
by rustyblade
Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Little Fish in a Can
Replies: 13
Views: 1493

Little Fish in a Can

I do enjoy sardines and I'm looking to branch out a little and try some different brands. The widely available brands where I am are Brunswick, a Canadian brand. I'm not really a fan of their sardines, but the herring filets in a can are pretty good. My favourite are the hot sauce flavoured variety,...
by rustyblade
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Problem With Straights
Replies: 22
Views: 12102

The Problem With Straights

Is that you end up collecting so many beautiful razors you forget which ones you have.

Found this in my box today and shaved with it. Forgot I had it after my hiatus. Great shave.

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by rustyblade
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The next 10 years begins now
Replies: 55
Views: 7321

I'm still working on the same puck of Tabac I started using in 2005. I don't use it that often, of course. I dug it out of the drawer of shame yesterday, it's very pleasant to use now, it only mildly smells of Tabac. I do like the scent though, but it can be strong. The aftershave I have nicknamed "...
by rustyblade
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Stropping With Linen Only
Replies: 10
Views: 5890

Stropping With Linen Only

Even before I got back into straight razor shaving after a hiatus, I always preferred stropping on linen, specifically Tony Miller's Genuine Linen which I'm not sure he even sells anymore. The truth is in the shave and I can't tell much difference between leather/linen, linen, or leather only. Most ...
by rustyblade
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Like riding a bicycle...
Replies: 3
Views: 1962

Feels good to be back. I've seemed to have developed a new straight shaving routine that saves some time (small children, etc., you know the story). I'm going to start a new thread on stropping. Welcome back in the fold! In my life I've used a straight for the majority of the time since I was 12 yea...
by rustyblade
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hi Fi: Waving Bye Bye to the Optical Disc
Replies: 32
Views: 2713

Having said all of that, my brother scared me into thinking I should burn them all. He pointed out that DVDs and CD burners are probably going to dwindle into scarceness, because of the greater storage capacity of other media, which is probably true. So soon I'm probably going to start a similar pr...
by rustyblade
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Straight shave in "Skyfall"
Replies: 20
Views: 5154

When I was searching for more info, I found one blurb that said that straight razor sales have increased quite a bit since the movie came out. Maybe sales of Aston Martins, too? It would be impossible, I know, but I wonder what the percentage is of men that buy a straight razor and actually stick w...
by rustyblade
Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Like riding a bicycle...
Replies: 3
Views: 1962

Like riding a bicycle...

Haven't shave for about two years with a straight. Part time constraints, part laziness. My strop has been hanging on the wall the entire time, unloved. I was digging around under the sink and pulled out my Henckel's Platinum, polished out some water stains, sharpened it up and had a go. Results are...
by rustyblade
Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: New Tabletop Studio
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

Nice. Just don't take pictures of ivory handled brushes with white backgrounds. A lot of vendors do this and it makes it next to impossible to make out the shape of the handle.
by rustyblade
Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wool Pants and Suspenders
Replies: 26
Views: 3471

You know you have a large head when you start to chuckle at the "one size" (OS) hats.
by rustyblade
Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wool Pants and Suspenders
Replies: 26
Views: 3471

Ooops, I just stumbled into the Geriatric's Parlor by accident. I'll take a lemon ginger biscuit and leave. Oh callow youth! Let's see you in your Tilley hat again :mrgreen: I must admit as I get older I care less what I look like, but I think it will be a long time and an increased level of senili...