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by brothers
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Eight (8) shaves on a Derby?
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Eight (8) shaves on a Derby?

I just put shave #8 on a Derby. For me, that's remarkable, and surprising. I have achieved that number with Feathers and the Gillette 7 O'Clock yellow sharp edge, but usually the Derby will start pulling and dulling after 2 to 4 shaves. Maybe I've just been too eager to toss them out so soon. I star...
by brothers
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: I have decided!! My shopping list!!
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Those are excellent choices of products. Are you going to be able to easily locate your choice of additional blades after your initial sampler of 35 blades is depleted? Also, I second the suggestion above, regarding Tabac. Maybe that and one other soap in a fragrance that you find enjoyable.
by brothers
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Simpons Duke 3 (best)
Replies: 15
Views: 1737

Chap. Welcome to SMF. Here's looking forward to seeing evidence of your thoughtful wit in many future postings. Best regards,
by brothers
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Santa Maria Novella Shave Cream
Replies: 37
Views: 3851

Gordon, "Jolly" might be one possible description. :shock: Anyway, I won't start that topic, but I'll certainly read it, with one eye shut. :wink:
by brothers
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car-booting - first time
Replies: 16
Views: 1804

Around these parts, these are called swap-meets, and generally tend to be guys with pickup trucks and trailers selling old car parts and paraphrenalia, but there are a few non-car vendors thrown in. Other than that, the flea markets are almost always held indoors and seem to consist of rented space ...
by brothers
Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shave Journal?
Replies: 12
Views: 1098

Sounds like a very good idea. Notes on what worked, observations on the setup, and practically speaking, and readily available to go back and review.
by brothers
Sun May 31, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Santa Maria Novella Shave Cream
Replies: 37
Views: 3851

Teiste, maybe this is why we have so many brands of ...well, everything! Some are of course, the same thing. Butter, bread, gasoline, yada yada yada! Let's celebrate the differences and enjoy them, and let's continue to have good-natured and honorable discussions about them.
by brothers
Sun May 31, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Santa Maria Novella Shave Cream
Replies: 37
Views: 3851

Dennis, I wasn't offended by it, so it was inaccurate for anyone to have presumed that I was, but there's been no harm done here, no foul, and I can't imagine, any hard feelings. You're a good fellow, in my opinion, and I must say that I understood what you were attempting to say initially. Where el...
by brothers
Sun May 31, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Large or Small Tub of Connaught Bay Rum Shaving Cream
Replies: 0
Views: 158

WTB: Large or Small Tub of Connaught Bay Rum Shaving Cream

I have a son-in-law who is fond of Bay Rum. He's also a user of Paul's Connaught creams. He's a fan of his Gillette Tech and his Dorcos, even though he still messes around with cartridges. He missed out on the group buy, because he isn't a member of SMF, and I evidently slept right through it, as I ...
by brothers
Sat May 30, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Palmolive Shaving Sticks
Replies: 56
Views: 8543

UncleStu wrote:I'm really interested in trying the Palmolive soap. What's a good source for Palmolive sticks(and cream too, for that matter)?
The two that come to mind are Superlather and Connaught. I'm sure there are others.
by brothers
Fri May 29, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Santa Maria Novella Shave Cream
Replies: 37
Views: 3851

I am one (I've written a review somewhere about it) of those who tried both, back to back, and honestly, based on my own sensory experiences, I was unable to tell the differences. Because of that, I can't swear from my usage of the two products whether they are different in any way, and therefore I ...
by brothers
Fri May 29, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1st year of DE...some thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 1697

Re: 1st year of DE...some thoughts

I'm a few months behind you, but can say YMMV applies between us. I wouldn't enjoy your shaves, but I'm happy you do. Isn't variety a wonderful thing? :mrgreen: Yes, in my case I thoroughly enjoy the variety I get to experience with my hobby of wetshaving and all the stuff and procedures that may o...
by brothers
Fri May 29, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Penhaligon's email campaign
Replies: 170
Views: 17253

Nathan, my hat's off to you, my friend. No matter how it turns out, as has been said before, you did your best, and nobody could have done better.

PS: Seeing how Penhaligon's has responded has earned my greatest respect, and I'll certainly consider myself a loyal and satisfied customer.
by brothers
Fri May 29, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Joseph Elliott: life-changer
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

As my dad used to say: "Ain't that the truth!"
by brothers
Fri May 29, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Puma Str8 razor
Replies: 22
Views: 4435

Kinda sorta what I thought too. 8)
by brothers
Fri May 29, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 25 thru May 31, 2009
Replies: 277
Views: 21600

Prep Preshave
Opened up a brand new tub of Connaught Lavender, and it was splendid.
Vintage Made Rite, set with Finest badger re-bristle
Double Arrow Str8 (sharp, very sharp!)
Alum block
Mentha Body Lotion for good dose of soothing menthol

very nice -
by brothers
Fri May 29, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 25 thru May 31, 2009
Replies: 277
Views: 21600

Friday am My daughter's (our baby) prom today --- dad needs to look good. Undated Ball-end Gold Tech w/Derby Extra Sandalwood Skin Food pre-shave C&E/EJ Super Badger MWF TOBS alum block TBS Razor Relief Sandalwood Skin Food post-shave I love this combination -- especially the MWF, the razor and bla...
by brothers
Fri May 29, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Puma Str8 razor
Replies: 22
Views: 4435

John, I find the simplicity and functionality of your new/old Puma to be very impressive. That gift was remarkable. Being a guy, I never cease to be amazed by how diligently the females try to select just the right and most appropriate gifts to give. She hit a grand slam with this one, obviously.
by brothers
Thu May 28, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Penhaligon's email campaign
Replies: 170
Views: 17253

[quote="diggity"]Well folks, I have good news and bad news....Here is what Penhaligon's has agreed to produce for us: Hammam Shaving Soap (tallow based) English Fern Shaving Cream Hammam Shaving Cream *Minimum order of each item: 1,000 units The good news--I was pleasantly surprised that they can pr...
by brothers
Thu May 28, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Old School on the Cheep!
Replies: 21
Views: 3058

The cheapo products that I depend on almost every day are: P160 soap (when it comes up in rotation), $3 for about a hundred grams, excellent lather and shaving properties. Rebristled Made Rite Brush with a 22mm Finest Badger Knot. Cost about $25. Razors, DE and Str8, flea market/antique store buys f...