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by Seamaster
Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Theory about the Gillette Super Platinum blue box blades
Replies: 16
Views: 3130

What about the white box ones, with the Surrey address on them, which I found still on sale in the Canary Islands last week? "Swedes"? They sure shave like them. Are these the white cardboard box version or the plastic dispencer type with the used blade slot on the reverse side? White cardboard box...
by Seamaster
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur 11C and 12C -RIP
Replies: 14
Views: 3794

Re: Merkur 11C and 12C -RIP

BullGoose wrote:I was just informed that Merkur has discontinued production of the 11C and 12C razors. I do not know if this means that they have dropped all open comb razors but, it looks like that may be the case.
I note that the 985CL open comb travel razor has also gone out of stock nearly everywhere.
by Seamaster
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Theory about the Gillette Super Platinum blue box blades
Replies: 16
Views: 3130

What about the white box ones, with the Surrey address on them, which I found still on sale in the Canary Islands last week? "Swedes"? They sure shave like them.
by Seamaster
Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Mulcuto slant razor
Replies: 22
Views: 7984

That, I like.
by Seamaster
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Rapira and Sputnik -- your experience?
Replies: 15
Views: 3167

I had a poor experience with Sputniks, but this was back when I was a rookie, so concede this may have had as much to do with technique as the blade.
by Seamaster
Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: D.R. Harris - New Range & Royal Warrant
Replies: 74
Views: 11891

I work for a company that provides services by royal appointment to HMQ and rather like having the Royal Warrant on my business card. It's too commonplace a sight to elicit much comment here but my American colleagues dine out on it. :lol:
by Seamaster
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Thoughts on eBook readers
Replies: 431
Views: 41944

Tye wrote:My iPad makes for a pretty good e-reader.
I have an iPad and a Kindle, and while the iPad is a great mobile computer, the Kindle is incomparably better to read anything on.
by Seamaster
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Thoughts on eBook readers
Replies: 431
Views: 41944

I'm sure the Fire is a fine tablet, but like all LCD devices it's going to be a lousy e-reader.
by Seamaster
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Anoyone Else Use Moleskine Journals?
Replies: 25
Views: 2289

I use the one that has a week-to-view diary on the left and a lined page for notes facing on the right. I've used one for reminders for years.
by Seamaster
Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: In Order of Importance
Replies: 17
Views: 2302

The first thing I do is evacuate my bowels. I'm as regular as a Kennedy funeral.
by Seamaster
Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Anything interesting in Stockholm?
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Worked there for a while. Beautiful city but ruinously expensive. And the food was so awful I ended up being like one of those ghastly American tourists permanently scouring the streets for a pizza place.

The Vasa Museum is my top recommendation for a visit.
by Seamaster
Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: LASER blades
Replies: 8
Views: 1044

I picked a few packs up in Cyprus a couple of years ago.

Awful. I binned them.
by Seamaster
Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: any IPA fans?
Replies: 76
Views: 7548

Re: any IPA fans?

As in India Pale Ale? Discovered this heavenly ale at a local brew pub a few years back, and now, when I'm in the grocery store, I find myself seeking out new craft libations to try out. We have local favorites Long Trail, Magic Hat, Harpoon and Smuttynose, all pretty decent refreshments. What, if ...
by Seamaster
Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: SCRATCHES ON PLASTIC GILLETTE BOXES
Replies: 19
Views: 2151

There is a compound called Polywatch, which is used to remove light scratching from acrylic watch crystals. The alternative — believe it or not — is toothpaste. Try it, but be patient. It can take up to half an hour of persistent rubbing to remove even light scratches/hazing.
by Seamaster
Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: GINS!!!
Replies: 52
Views: 6292

Big Ren wrote:Maybe it's my crude palate, but I really can't discern much difference among gins, especially in mixed drinks or a well-chilled martini.
Neither can I. I only ever drink it with tonic and buy whatever's cheapest (usually Gordons).
by Seamaster
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Hoffritz vs Merkur slants
Replies: 5
Views: 2536

Hoffritz vs Merkur slants

I'm a huge fan of the Merkur slant, and it has become my go-to razor of choice to the extent that I rarely shave with anything else these days. My question is to those who have tried the Hoffritz slant — would I notice much of a difference if I tracked one of these down? From what I can see, the Mer...
by Seamaster
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Arko Shave Stick
Replies: 30
Views: 5420

Good point well made about its efficacy in hard water. I live in a very hard water area and find nothing lathers as well as Arko. (I'm a face latherer, BTW.)
by Seamaster
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Proraso splash vs. balm - your experiences
Replies: 8
Views: 4278

I use both. I love the sting of the splash followed by the soothe of the balm.
by Seamaster
Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Still sucking air
Replies: 80
Views: 8959

Good to hear from you, Gordon. In a world full of ups and downs for many of us, SMF is a reassuring constant. I hope we'll see you back again permanently before long.
by Seamaster
Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1158
Views: 131013

I'm revisiting all the Fleming Bonds in chronological order on my Kindle. I'm about half way through — I haven't read them since I was a teenager and I'm thoroughly enjoying them. Just in case anyone's interested, all the John Gardner Bond novels are being republished on Kindle. They're a mixed bag...