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by greyhawk
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mystic Water Shaving Soap Review
Replies: 14
Views: 4134

Mystic Water Shaving Soap Review

I happened upon a thread about Mystic Shaving soap (mystic4men.com) and procured a sample of the Lime from the maker, Michelle. She is an artisan soap maker based in Maryland, has apparently been making a very broad range of soaps for a long time, and recently branched into the shaving soap market. ...
by greyhawk
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Other Brands of Scrubby Brushes Besides Simpson?
Replies: 21
Views: 8363

I have Simpsons brushes in Best and Super 2-Band, Thater in both 2-Band and Silver Tip, but the scrubbiest brush I have so far is the Semogue 2011 LE Badger size 1,,,, is great! I'll second the Semogue LE badgers. I have both sizes and they are fantastic. Scritchy and scrubby, but not too much so. ...
by greyhawk
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control
Replies: 1
Views: 572

That is a beautiful watch, Sam. =P~
Unfortunately, the missus would be none too happy if it arrived in the post. :roll:
Best of luck with the sale!
by greyhawk
Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: The Vie-Long BG2012LE -A Sneak Peak
Replies: 26
Views: 3359

I had the distinct pleasure of sampling a couple of Vie-Long brushes (badgers) a few weeks ago. Not being familiar with the brand at all, I didn't know what to expect. One was a small Silvertip and the other a 2-bander--the smaller one was nice, but the 2-band was really a quality brush. I'll be int...
by greyhawk
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Two New Rudy Vey beauties
Replies: 9
Views: 2288

Excellent writeup, Tim. I have a 3-band D01 and have been wondering how it would compare to the finest and 2-band Shavemac knots, so this is very interesting. Thanks.
by greyhawk
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Help: Shipping a Simpson back to factory
Replies: 13
Views: 1886

Re: Help: Shipping a Simpson back to factory

I've read where some of you mention shipping a brush back to the manufacturer. I have a Simpson that was shedding and wanted Simpson's to check it out. Went to local UPS Store and they quoted me $130 for UPS or $65 via Postal priority mail. Holy crap! I can buy a new brush cheaper! What have you al...
by greyhawk
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Two New Rudy Vey beauties
Replies: 9
Views: 2288

All I can say is, wow! Those are absolutely beautiful, both of them. Thanks for posting...that's taking brushes to a new level. Many congratulations on the birth of your daughter. Having kids is among the great experiences of a lifetime. You'll hear this a lot, but treasure every moment, because it ...
by greyhawk
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Question:
Replies: 39
Views: 5446

Re: Question:

If I asked you to name the primary functions of your shaving brush, what would they be? As a manufacturer we want to produce a shaving tool that, ... (a) Exfoliates. (b) Produces lather (although the soap or cream is the driving force here). (c) Is ergonomic. (d) Is aesthetically pleasing. Probably...
by greyhawk
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: RazoRock Cacao and Fresco Soaps
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Nice to hear, Ed. I'll second your thoughts about Teiste--he and I have had some great dealings and he is a super guy.
I'm not familiar with either of those soaps; I'll have to keep my eyes open for them.
by greyhawk
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Why do you like ...
Replies: 19
Views: 2109

Good performance (quality/slickness/stability of the lather) is #1, certainly...but there are so many great performers out there that scent is definitely a major factor as well. Skin conditioning is further down the list since we can use products after the shave to augment the soaps/creams.
by greyhawk
Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Vintage Simpsons Polo 8 found
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Wow, nice catch! That will be a beauty with a fresh knot installed.
Congrats.
by greyhawk
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS - Shavemac Finest - Withdrawn
Replies: 16
Views: 2245

itsmedave wrote:
greyhawk wrote:
itsmedave wrote:I want it. I need to sell some stuff
OK, Dave...saw that great sale you had yesterday...

Just sayin'...

:lol:
Unfortunately that money went to replace a broken coffee filled MacBook.
I was just messin' with you. Sorry to hear about your Mac. Ach.
by greyhawk
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 548
Views: 116795

QCS Woodland Breeze.
Quite a nice scent and it lathers mightily.
by greyhawk
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS - Shavemac Finest - Withdrawn
Replies: 16
Views: 2245

itsmedave wrote:I want it. I need to sell some stuff
OK, Dave...saw that great sale you had yesterday...

Just sayin'...

:lol:
by greyhawk
Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Manchurian samples
Replies: 109
Views: 16391

The beehive looks like a wonderfully ergonomic handle!
Will it be available in different sizes, or just a one-off (LE)?
by greyhawk
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Wee Plisson
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

Wow.
I got a Wee Scot for Christmas, and used it a few times on a weekend trip. It worked well for me, but I can't imagine using something smaller. I can see that the Plisson handle might be difficult to grip!
by greyhawk
Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Plisson blasphemy...
Replies: 15
Views: 2360

Pauldog wrote:Image
Boy, the consumer groups today would be all over that ad. A razor is not a toy! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by greyhawk
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Behold! New Custom Rudy Vey Brush
Replies: 7
Views: 1612

That looks like it would be super comfortable in the hand.
by greyhawk
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS - Shavemac Finest - Withdrawn
Replies: 16
Views: 2245

That's a pretty nice brush to fall back on...I can't believe this hasn't been snapped up.
by greyhawk
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Spencer and Devon shaving creams
Replies: 10
Views: 2377

Welcome, Jon! And many thanks for this. I look forward to trying it.