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by river1
Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:00 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Some Somerset Simpsons
Replies: 14
Views: 2979

Nice collection John; the Sommerset Best seems to be a different type of feel than the newer Simpsons and much more enjoyable to use, in general. I find mine like the two bands even in sommerset pure.
by river1
Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 02 thru July 08, 2012
Replies: 106
Views: 9945

SOTD, Sunday, 8 July-
Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: iridium
Brush: Simpson Somerset 57 flat top
Soap or Cream: Tabac and MWF
EDT: Uplands from Bullgoose

Nice and cooler this morning; took a two mile walk and sat in the covered swing drinking tea and enjoying the birds, deer, other critters
by river1
Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB 1941 Aristocrat-no endcaps/solid bar
Replies: 0
Views: 583

WTB 1941 Aristocrat-no endcaps/solid bar

WTB - I am looking for a 1941 Aristocrat which does not have the end caps and do not have to have a case. Since it will be used to shave with, it does not have to be mint; I have several of the 1946 Aristocrats and wanted to compare shaves as they are on the more agressive side compared to the Fatbo...
by river1
Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Creed Irish Green Tweed
Replies: 32
Views: 18171

The MI and Himilaya are my favorites. I wet my hand before applying Original Vetiver as it is stronger with my personal chemistry for some reason
by river1
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: MICROWAVES AND SCUTTLES
Replies: 12
Views: 1937

It depends upon the size of the scuttle and I microwave everymorning. One minute for the smaller scuttle and two for the larger including the brush and soap holder water. I just pour the soap holder water into a separate Merkur Futur bowl and rest my razor in the warm water. It takes awhile and a wa...
by river1
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Somerset Simpsons
Replies: 15
Views: 1717

Come on everyone, lighten up. These Forums are supposed to be fun and everyone is free to sell or buy. John has sent along several of these Somerset brush sales to several of us in the past
by river1
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Small Decant of a Creed Splash
Replies: 5
Views: 784

John, I sent you a PM about what I had for the Creed last Sunday. No problem if you found what you are looking for but I just wanted you to know that I answered you.. There was a picture included. Doug
by river1
Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: SE Razors
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Yep, got my enabler hat on and you don't have a chance. Some friends are fanatics about these SE razors. John, think Sommerset Simpson in your mind's eye :twisted:
by river1
Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Single edge razors
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

Single edge razors

Just found these SE's packed away; Gem Gbar, Light Weight, Micromatic, and 1912. There are several more including one with an open comb micromatic/flat tto. Interesting razors that a lot of people think are the best razor and much superior to the DE's. http://s13.postimage.org/watnerzub/Single_edge....
by river1
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: NICE Stuff-Creed,Penhaligon, Tom Ford, ADP Colonia, T+H
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Penhaligon Endymion is sold
by river1
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: NICE Stuff-Creed,Penhaligon, Tom Ford, ADP Colonia, T+H
Replies: 2
Views: 486

#4 AND 8 SOLD...Tom Ford and T+H asb
by river1
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: NICE Stuff-Creed,Penhaligon, Tom Ford, ADP Colonia, T+H
Replies: 2
Views: 486

NICE Stuff-Creed,Penhaligon, Tom Ford, ADP Colonia, T+H

For the last year I have bought some nice items for my Den. Each time a purchase was made, the rationalization was that I would sell something to offset the cost. And, I didn’t for one reason or another……so, here are some high quality items with retails from Amazon (or where found) and my sale price...
by river1
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Best SE for a newbie?
Replies: 19
Views: 2096

MMOC, Lather Catcher, and Gem Lightweight were the ones that I liked. For the DE, the 40' s Super Speeds are a good value and should be among the first in any rotation. Later, you can always add the Fatty, Slim, Flares, and of course, an Aristocrat when you have a flaming RAD. :roll:
by river1
Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Took the plunge
Replies: 433
Views: 87717

Looks like you have made excellent choices for value and way ahead of most that start out with the Williams and VDH.
by river1
Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Art o Shaving
Replies: 14
Views: 2327

I have several AOS brushes which were made by Plisson and the ones that come with their $100 Kit are quite a good value as I love the Sandlewood Cream, AS, etc. It makes a wonderful travel brush. The Lavendar is not my favorite from any Mfg. but all AOS shave creams produce excellent lather with a w...
by river1
Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: February 20 thru February 26 2012
Replies: 152
Views: 13063

Blade: Polsilver
Brush: Semogue LE badger 2008-9
Soap or Cream: LaToja
A/S: Tet-a-Tet

It is 46 F in the Low Country SC today and we set a record of 86F for a high on Friday. Go figure or go shiver at least for us in the South....wimps, I know
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by river1
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Custom pieces at Elite Razor
Replies: 15
Views: 4744

Nicely done, Bob, I like the damascus pen and the malachite brush =D>
by river1
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Kent BK8 Review
Replies: 27
Views: 6555

Yep, the 8 and 12 are two of my favorites and as a bonus the shapenof the handle is outstanding to use and even better to hang from the brush holders. There is nothing that I don't like about them especially the softness
by river1
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Dirty Bird Scuttle - Got One
Replies: 5
Views: 952

I just got a DB last week, John, and it is different from the Becker; some differences may be because of my choice of scuttle style. First, it is smaller like a large coffee mug vis-a-vis a teapot, heats up quickly in the micro, and a simple design. The lather bowl is narrow and deep; it keeps the l...
by river1
Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Astor or Eucris?
Replies: 22
Views: 7050

Interesting exchange as I used the Floris JF last night and added the Astor on top because the JF did not meet the SWMBO test. The Astor has become an everyday favorite, IMHO, of course.