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by mantic
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Blast From The Past!
Replies: 15
Views: 2049

Can you read the posts, or is a screen shot all we can get? If all we can get is the front page, then it is not accurate to say it hasn't disappeared from the internet. I was under the impression that all of the postings have been deleted. Wouldn't it be great if I'm wrong! 8) Unfortunately, no. Wh...
by mantic
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Blast From The Past!
Replies: 15
Views: 2049

A Blast From The Past!

I'm working on a post for Sharpologist about the "early days" (!) of the modern old school wet shaving movement. I was thinking back on the old MSN Wetshaver days and I got to wondering if the Internet Archive's "Wayback Machine" had anything on it. Sure enough: http://s11.postimg.org/c4ezq59bz/Wet_...
by mantic
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Harry's
Replies: 36
Views: 7972

So I tried that Harry's shaving cream this morning. It worked OK. No real scent to speak of (though there was just a hint of Proraso-ish eucalyptus when I first applied it). Very low lathering and applying with hands took a fair amount of product. Using a brush (in this case a very cheap Ecotools sy...
by mantic
Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Harry's
Replies: 36
Views: 7972

I'm two shaves in with the Harry (Truman razor handle, plastic). Razor handle weight and balance decent. Interesting pivot design, with a little plastic stop at the end of its travel--this is no doubt a cost-saving measure. The shave with 'traditional' kit was surprisingly decent: mild-feeling but c...
by mantic
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: TOBS Grapefruit cream
Replies: 27
Views: 3773

drmoss_ca wrote:...The grapefruit is a single note to my nose, just like that of the barely ripe fruit.
I agree, a single note that's fairly strong and it lingers for a while too.
by mantic
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: TOBS Grapefruit cream
Replies: 27
Views: 3773

...I see they both contain methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone, which are ingredients quite new to me. I assume they both serve as generic citrus scents and are variants of the original molecules which are now limited by EEC fiat; these variants not yet being mentioned by name in ...
by mantic
Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Muhle R41 - Changed again
Replies: 14
Views: 2576

OK, shaved with the "new" R41 this morning (SOTD R41 w/Iridium blade, NY Shaving Co. "Tonsorial" cream, WSP brush, Trumper's Skin Food). It is still very, very aggressive :shock: There is still tons of blade exposure and I had to be exceedingly careful with pressure and angle. I didn't dare do an AT...
by mantic
Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Muhle R41 - Changed again
Replies: 14
Views: 2576

I have all three: the original, "classic" OC model; the "beast," that I made a video and blog post with; and I *just* got the (reportedly) new version in the mail today. Standby.... 8)
by mantic
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Harry's
Replies: 36
Views: 7972

I'm taking one for the team as well, I have razor and cream coming.
by mantic
Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Great YouTube videos
Replies: 15
Views: 1344

For car racing I always got a chuckle out of this:

http://youtu.be/xqUsrNIKzFo
by mantic
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Futur and Progress
Replies: 25
Views: 2753

May I weigh in here? Those who know me will say I'm biased towards the Progress (it will have to be pried from my cold, dead fingers) and they're right. But I have put in my time with both the Futur and the Vision as well. The Progress is everything I want in an adjustable razor: relatively small an...
by mantic
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Super+ Platinum / IP 100 Count Box Discontinued?
Replies: 14
Views: 1928

The Israeli Blues are lately being vended in loose plastic tucks of five blades each. My last order of 100 came that way. You're correct, Reds are different blades. Glad I came across this thread: my box of blue IP's is almost gone (after several years :lol: ). A quick check of eBay shows me the tw...
by mantic
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving in the Shower
Replies: 15
Views: 2685

I recently contributed to a “crowdfunding” project on Indiegogo, “Dave’s Shower Shave.” It works kind of like a shave stick: its a puck of shaving soap in a holder (with a little mirror on it), specifically made to be used for shaving in the shower. Its low-lathering (just massage it in a little wit...
by mantic
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Mantic's Straight Razor Primer Video
Replies: 5
Views: 2322

kronos9 wrote:... What, was the cat not comfortable around an open razor?
I shoo'd him away for this one, didn't want either of us to regret it. :shock:
by mantic
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Mantic's Straight Razor Primer Video
Replies: 5
Views: 2322

Mantic's Straight Razor Primer Video

Not sure if I should put this here or in SMFU, but I just finished a video primer on straight razors. LINK

--Mark
by mantic
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: SPENCER AND DEVON
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

I reviewed this on my blog a while back. I like their creams, particularly their "sagebrush" scent--it's unusual but I like it (YMMV of course). Some think they're a tad over-priced but I think they're competitive with the other high-end brands.
by mantic
Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thought I'd offer a quick "What-ho!"
Replies: 12
Views: 2180

Welcome back! Glad you didn't go "silent key." 8)
by mantic
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Spencer & Devon on Clearance at BullGoose
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Gents, these are excellent shave creams and they're going for a great price.
by mantic
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Have You Shaved Someone Else?
Replies: 16
Views: 2779

jww wrote:I hope that my son or someone else close to me learns how to do this should I not be able to do so in my advanced years.
You should ask now. :)
by mantic
Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Have You Shaved Someone Else?
Replies: 16
Views: 2779

Have You Shaved Someone Else?

Hello gents-- I'm starting to work on a video about how to shave someone else. Not like a barber mind you, this would be more like shaving someone who couldn't shave themself due to age or disability. I want to make it a pleasant experience but probably not a BBS shave kind of thing (though perhaps ...