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by Short Round
Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Thinking of jumping into the straight razor game.....
Replies: 29
Views: 9466

Gary, Not yet, I was thinking of doing it today. I guess I might go for a 5/8 instead of my original 4/8. Just like fly fishing, may as well start at the norm and work your way to the spectrum ends. Still leaning toward the Boker Micarta though. Last I looked the 5/8's were out of stock most places....
by Short Round
Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: What oil is best for short/long term razor storage?
Replies: 10
Views: 7117

Old school patrolman's trick was to put car wax or clear shoe polish on his blued revolver. Put it on and buff it off.

Ok, I'm a 15 year LEO but a non straight owning peruser of this subforum.
yeah and I'm too young to have ever been issued a blued S&W. :oops: not by that much though.
by Short Round
Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Thinking of jumping into the straight razor game.....
Replies: 29
Views: 9466

Hi Tom I see that you mentioned that you own a Spyderco UF aka ultrafine. The stone is very fine much finer than 2000 grit and so is the Fine that is just under it. So its quite capable of keeping a razor shave ready. Do a forum search and you will find several post about it. I personally use it as...
by Short Round
Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Thinking of jumping into the straight razor game.....
Replies: 29
Views: 9466

Will do Gary, so far I was watching some of the youtube video's by mr Abrams on what to look for re spine wear, rust, nicks, cracked scales, loose pins, etc. I also watched his honing and stropping videos. I'm guessing a strop and paste are better for a beginner than the honing route as long as the ...
by Short Round
Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Thinking of jumping into the straight razor game.....
Replies: 29
Views: 9466

Thanks guys. The boker razors I mentioned are the new production they're making and cost $139 and $129 I kind of thought new would be better than a pig in a poke used one without the experience under my belt. Then again i could cruise the antique stores and look for a usable old one. Apparently the ...
by Short Round
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: shave bowl with lid recommend me somebody who sells them?
Replies: 2
Views: 913

I had a bowl my mother gave me for soup. I never thought much about it for years and it sat in the back of the cupboard. Early in my wetshaving life I got a shaving mug but couldn't stand the restriction of the narrow coffee mug style. For some reason that bowl popped into my head and it is near per...
by Short Round
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Thinking of jumping into the straight razor game.....
Replies: 29
Views: 9466

Thinking of jumping into the straight razor game.....

I've been recently thinking of jumping into the straight razor game. I've been a DE wet shaver for a few years and am enjoying my shaves but I want to try a straight. I've been looking at the Boker Tree Brand 5/8 brown micarta and the smaller 4/8 Green Micarta razors. I've read that the old bokers w...
by Short Round
Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Julie Making a Dirty Bird Scuttle
Replies: 11
Views: 1419

Mesmerizing and relaxing at the same time.

Thanks for sharing.
by Short Round
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Age...
Replies: 64
Views: 8048

Born in 1969. I started with a Wilkinson sword disposable if my memory serves me correct. They were a grey color if memory serves me right. My first non disposable was a Gillette Sensor I think was a stocking stuffer when I was in high school, probably around 85 or 86. I used that until my step fath...
by Short Round
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Menthol shaving cream
Replies: 32
Views: 5033

Well thanks my neighbor on the Saint Lawrence.

I guessed that when I saw your mention of France, Belgium, or Holland origins. Looks like a nice cream.
by Short Round
Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Another Sad Reformulation Tale
Replies: 22
Views: 8344

I have to wonder how many worn copies of the FOXFIRE books sit on artisan soapmaker shelves? Last year my mother gave me a nicley boxed set of 3 soaps she got I thought she said she got at a craft fair. She had this woodsy theme going and the soaps were pine scented. They were labeled as Peppermint...
by Short Round
Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Humphrey's Citrus Witch Hazel Facial Toner
Replies: 2
Views: 2676

I like the stuff. It was my first WH that wasn't store brand basic. I like it in the winter, I find it prevents my skin from drying out versus using a alcohol based aftershave when the winter furnace heat is already drying my skin out. Scent is quite pleasant. I really don't plan to go back to basic...
by Short Round
Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Menthol shaving cream
Replies: 32
Views: 5033

Damn, I was hoping this was being brought to us by the William's Mug Soap folks. I see williams (Mug Shaving Soap) all over and hoped to see a nice tube cream commonly available on local shelves. Coincidentally I've had a cake of Williams for a long time and just started shaving with it. This cheap ...
by Short Round
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Ikon razor
Replies: 16
Views: 5426

I kind of like the bar and comb head idea.

Is it necessary? Probably not but it gives a guy an instant option.
by Short Round
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Fatboy Adjustable vs Gillette Slim Adjustable
Replies: 25
Views: 12824

Well I've never tried a fat boy. My previous cartridge razor was an all metal Atra that was my step father's razor, I gave it to him for christmas one year in a boxed kit with a brush that had it's own cream. The Atra's handle was long and had good heft and balance. When he passed I kept the razor a...
by Short Round
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: How does shaving with a combed razor feel?
Replies: 15
Views: 2911

I have a merkur HD with a bar and an Ikon classic with a comb. In practical use I feel no difference on my face from the comb. The open comb just rinses faster and sometimes if my angle gets off leaves funny comb marks in the lather. I guess some of the old open combs especially the brass ones if dr...
by Short Round
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dang, just realized I should have used the nom de plume...
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Dang, just realized I should have used the nom de plume...

Al Sapone

With my luck there would have been one already anyhow.
by Short Round
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scuttlebutt
Replies: 31
Views: 5986

Squire wrote:Lacking a shuttle I guess I'll just have to drink to that.
+1 all I have is a stoneware soup bowl with lid. It was given to me years ago and I use it as my poor mans shaving setup.

Rock on scuttle users! 8)
by Short Round
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Fatboy too fat
Replies: 12
Views: 2125

Sounds like you'd prefer a slim adjustable.

That's my only vintage shaver. I just put it back in service last week with a yellow 7 0'clock. Feels great.
by Short Round
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Let us be candid about overrated soaps & creams
Replies: 65
Views: 11372

Speick in general left me underwhelmed. I tried it and was underwhelmed. The scent is a bit off for me but tolerable. The lather was only ok. It may sound ludicrous but I like inexpensive green proraso much better. Always lathers well so I'll have to disagree with the original post. I'm a bit short...