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by brothers
Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Crabtree and Evelyn Shave Soap
Replies: 15
Views: 1511

Great. Thanks!
by brothers
Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How long can your whiskers be and still shave with a DE?
Replies: 31
Views: 3407

I think any of those who are reading already know that for a short time I had an avatar of Wilford Brimley, and I think they already know who Val Kilmer is. I think they also know that I changed the avatar from Brimley to Val, because I certainly was ignorant of the controversy, and under any circum...
by brothers
Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Crabtree and Evelyn Shave Soap
Replies: 15
Views: 1511

I see. I fall in the camp of liking the Skin Foods. I have used it and TGR balm almost exclusively for the past year or so. Maybe I'll try this. Thanks for the info. To come full circle with this, I guess my point is to not count out the C&E soaps. I was on the brink. For me, they operate a bit...
by brothers
Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: GEM Push Bar SE razor and blades ** SOLD **
Replies: 11
Views: 1361

Oscar, When you push the button, the top part opens so that you can change blades. Then you push the button on the other side which snaps and holds the blade in place. Its sort of like the concept of how a TTO opens the butterfly doors on a DE. If you've ever been curious about using an SE, this wi...
by brothers
Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Review: Irisch Moos Shaving Cream from the makers of Tabac
Replies: 8
Views: 3454

Personally, I was disappointed with the SIM shaving cream. It's slick and all, and lathers well, but has a nasty tendency to 'fizz' when pressed between two fingers. I noted this with the Tabac cream as well, leading me to believe that the basic recipe of the two products is identical or so close a...
by brothers
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: How long can your whiskers be and still shave with a DE?
Replies: 31
Views: 3407

diabetus. Excuse me? I'm pretty sure it's a reference to your avatar. The actor, whose name escapes me, does a commercial for a diabetes medical supply company that gets a lot of play on certain channels. He pronounces "diabetes" with the technically acceptable, but not preferred, pronoun...
by brothers
Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: How long can your whiskers be and still shave with a DE?
Replies: 31
Views: 3407

diabetus. Excuse me? I'm pretty sure it's a reference to your avatar. The actor, whose name escapes me, does a commercial for a diabetes medical supply company that gets a lot of play on certain channels. He pronounces "diabetes" with the technically acceptable, but not preferred, pronoun...
by brothers
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How long can your whiskers be and still shave with a DE?
Replies: 31
Views: 3407

D.Irving79 wrote:diabetus.


Excuse me?
by brothers
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTT-Erasmic sticks for blades-TRADED
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Baloosh, looks like you nailed down a great trade for both parties. Congratulations.
by brothers
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: MWF
Replies: 27
Views: 2182

Jim, good questions. the milling is a result of not wanting to have to pay for and stack a number of assorted sizes, shapes, colors, materials of all the different soap dishes and bowls that most manufacturers put their pucks into. It's real cheap and very uniform for me to just take the non-standar...
by brothers
Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Talc - Provide Any Benefits to Shaving?
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Boyextraordinare wrote:Ya, loved that back in HS - Gold Bond Blue.


Forget HS, wait until you get a couple more years on you.
by brothers
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What Else Do You Acquire
Replies: 62
Views: 5527

Unfinished projects?
by brothers
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scuttle Comparison
Replies: 2
Views: 748

That is an excellent comparison, but unfortunately, it only addresses 3 of the top 4 potters who make wonderful, modern and functional shaving scuttles. There is a German manufacturer, and I would highly recommend visiting http://www.schwarzweisskeramik.de/enindex.html
by brothers
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How long can your whiskers be and still shave with a DE?
Replies: 31
Views: 3407

You just take longer, the going is slow, obviously there's more work to be done. Use a lot of water, but not so much that you are diminishing your lather. Let the lather do it's work, moistening the beard and carrying the debris away. Lather often and rinse often and don't try to cut all the way dow...
by brothers
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Questions for my Learned Colleagues
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Considering the comments above relative to how our lovely wives know what's good in a shaving cream, and they don't hold back on using it to achieve the desired result, doesn't it seem that maybe the manufacturers of our beloved Frasers and TOBS (and others) are sitting on a gold mine if they can us...
by brothers
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: MWF
Replies: 27
Views: 2182

In use, the proper way to use MWF is to dribble a little water onto the top while you are preparing to shave, then you dump the residual water off and apply the brush in order to transfer soap onto your brush for lathering. I am an impatient person, so I have developed the intentional habit of cont...
by brothers
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: MWF
Replies: 27
Views: 2182

I didn't get the ceramic dish, (or anybody's soap dish for that matter, and it's ok to call me frugal) because I prefer to mill or press all of my soaps into the anchor hocking bowls that come with a tight fitting lid. I buy them in packs of 4 at Walmart for about $6. I've milled my MWF, Tabac, Cell...
by brothers
Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tom's of Maine Discontinuing Calendula and Mint Shave Creams
Replies: 10
Views: 1255

There's no doubt it's a dense shave cream and does sometimes firm up quite a bit in the tube. This is not a defect; it's intentionally designed to be so thick. That said, it can be annoying when you're trying to force it out; a soak in hot water always does fine for me softening it up if need be. A...
by brothers
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tom's of Maine Discontinuing Calendula and Mint Shave Creams
Replies: 10
Views: 1255

Unfortunately, it was a defective product. If you didn't use it for several days, it dried up in the tube. I took mine back for a refund. Other shaving forum posters experienced this problem also.
by brothers
Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: 2 pucks French Shaving Soap Durance L'Ome***SOLD***
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Soap is ***SOLD***.