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by Short Round
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: My Review of the New Van Der Hagen Luxury Line
Replies: 22
Views: 9162

Very nice!

My second puck ever was VDH deluxe. I thought it was a pretty good lather. Of course my newbness took some time to get my lather skill st.
by Short Round
Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question For "Newbies"--How Did You Learn of SMF?
Replies: 60
Views: 12434

Another realm entirely,.....


shaving was being discussed in the general discussion of the ar15.com boards. It's a gun enthusiast forum. The topic I saw turned out to be a many page saga with references to SMF and many vendors as well as discussion on tools of the trade.
by Short Round
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thumbs up for Witch Hazel!
Replies: 36
Views: 6926

My understanding is that the fragranced Witch Hazel's don't have alcohol in them, which kind of defeats the purpose of them being an astringent/anti-septic. S_S I think I know what your saying but the way you wrote might mean the opposite. If I'm reading you right, the alcohol content in the unscen...
by Short Round
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thumbs up for Witch Hazel!
Replies: 36
Views: 6926

I prefer Humphreys regular WH to any other. Inexpensive, unstinky, and effective as an aftershave and before-bed cleanser. Doesn't leave my face feeling tacky, either. Their Citrus facial toner has now caught my eye. The citrus Humphrey's has been my post shave ritual for awhile. Especially on my q...
by Short Round
Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: arko
Replies: 82
Views: 11125

Ahhh, Arko... Great lather coupled with the soothing scent of... a urinal cake. LOL'ing here! Reminds me of the "artisan" pine scented hand soap gifted to me a couple years ago. Obviously the artisan used Pine Sol toilet and floor cleaner for the scent. I got a boxed set of 3 hand soaps of the stuf...
by Short Round
Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Discontinued: Burma Shave Cream & Soap
Replies: 4
Views: 1404

a_c is right, walmarts has the VDH delux as well as walgreens. I also picked up some at a Rite Aid that was closing. I got some williams too but never opened it. VDH deluxe lathered up pretty well for me. I mistakenly picked up some plain VDH (not the deluxe) and have heard it doesn't lather near as...
by Short Round
Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Annual - Share Your Christmas Shaving Gifts Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 4837

I didn't really ask so I got what I got. I got a Burt's Bees travel kit with some brushless cream and aftershave. I also got a cologne......."Fifty"......as in Fifty Cents the rapper. :roll: I'm sure my sainted mother had no clue of the rap connection. Well at least it doesn't smell like bar bathroo...
by Short Round
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Another Good Shaving Forum.......
Replies: 43
Views: 6456

I like the propper but easy tone of this site. Sure I might follow up a link to the other place or perhaps a google search will bring me there for a review but this is like my comfortable corner bar, the fish and game clubhouse, or barber shop if that fits better. I've been posting and surfing less ...
by Short Round
Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: my take on SUPER IRIDIUM'S
Replies: 45
Views: 5479

We're all different that's for sure, we'll find subtle or glaring differences with products either through skin and hair type or variances in shaving prep and technique etc. It's commonly said that the Gillette yellows are following the Super Iridiums. For me, it's the other way around. I get a more...
by Short Round
Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How long it take to clean the shaving brush?
Replies: 21
Views: 3413

Heck, I keep it simple. I turn on the faucet and use my brush to wipe out my shaving bowl, When the extra shaving cream is washed away the bowl is getting filled constantly with clean water and I just keep working the brush like I'm mixing lather. When the brush stops yeilding any "soap cloud" and t...
by Short Round
Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: True HORROR story!
Replies: 14
Views: 2577

Good story Tom. I got a good chuckle with your story telling style.
by Short Round
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: New Vulfix creams
Replies: 18
Views: 5893

Well I finally got into my vulfix Lime sample. It does smell almost lime like but not quite right. A bit artificial to my nose. The lather and shave were pretty darn good. It whipped up easy and had a nice body to it. It gave a nice razor head glide/float and a close shave. Although the shave was g...
by Short Round
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's the best way to get rid of ear hair?
Replies: 31
Views: 5152

another tweezer.

I should lap my tweezers or switch to forceps for a better grip.
by Short Round
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Dry box for blade storage.
Replies: 12
Views: 1711

OK thanks guys. OK, maybe I'm overdoing it. :oops: Well at least I got a nifty box to keep them safe in. Marty, You must have several lifetimes worth of blades for a 27 quart container! I have 2 or 3 open packs of blades in the medicine cabinet and the rest are in my dry box. I only have so much roo...
by Short Round
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Dry box for blade storage.
Replies: 12
Views: 1711

I'm not sure I remember what exactly the otter boxes looked like. These are a clear with greenish tint polycarbonate case. They close very similar to the military boxes. Not as robust as my Storm gun cases though. Then again I don't plan on parachuting into enemy territory for a close shave! That's ...
by Short Round
Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Christmas in August! My Ikon came today!
Replies: 16
Views: 2539

Well rainman, how's the shave?

I'm just starting to dabble with other blades but the feathers are hard to beat as expected.
by Short Round
Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Dry box for blade storage.
Replies: 12
Views: 1711

Dry box for blade storage.

I was reading online about guys recommending you store your blades so that they're not exposed to moisture which is nearly unavoidable in the bath room/shaving den. I'm not sure if they only intended the warning for the older vintage blades that may lack coatings and may be of carbon steel. Well for...
by Short Round
Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Any reviews for new Ikon DE?
Replies: 29
Views: 6578

I've been trying the super iridium in my Ikon delux classic after trying the feather. It's pretty darn good but the feather might be a closer shave. I tried the same soaps and creams I was using with the feather blade; proraso, vulfix sicilian lime, and VDH delux. Really not a lot of difference but ...
by Short Round
Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: The joy of passing it on
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

I don't have any kids but I'm enjoying this vicariously.
by Short Round
Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: New Vulfix creams
Replies: 18
Views: 5893

Well I finally got into my vulfix Lime sample. It does smell almost lime like but not quite right. A bit artificial to my nose. The lather and shave were pretty darn good. It whipped up easy and had a nice body to it. It gave a nice razor head glide/float and a close shave. Although the shave was go...