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by ichabod
Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Feather blades, figure skating, and staying nick free
Replies: 6
Views: 1451

Feather blades, figure skating, and staying nick free

My lifetime supply of Feather blades arrived yesterday, courtesy of Pauldog. I say lifetime, because as I ordered them I got the distinct impression from posts here that I could kill myself with them. Of course, being the rational, poised, patient person I am, I thought I may as well wait until the ...
by ichabod
Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mirror, mirror, on the ...!?
Replies: 22
Views: 4307

Re: Mirror, mirror, on the ...!?

I have no idea if anyone's tried this on a mirror, but I've often used dish soap to prevent sunglasses from fogging up. Maybe I'll try it on a test patch of the mirror next time I shower, which should be before the end of the year. To stop sunglasses fogging up you can douse the lens with dish soap ...
by ichabod
Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Angry Wife.
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

I'd classify my wife as amused. She's always liked to have a "wardrobe" of shampoos and lotions and so on to use, choosing one to suit her mood each day.
Now her husband (that would be me) seems to be building quite the wardrobe of shaving acoutrements.
by ichabod
Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mirror, mirror, on the ...!?
Replies: 22
Views: 4307

Never shaved in the shower, but I love the Paris-Roubaix analogy!
by ichabod
Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Having the best shaves of my life with this razor!
Replies: 6
Views: 1594

This may not apply to anyone else

A few weeks ago, I would have described myself as having a tough beard and sensitive skin. Now, with practice and using no pressure etc., I realize that I used to have a tough beard and crappy shaving technique. What I thought was sensitivity turned out to be a reaction to pushing too hard on the ra...
by ichabod
Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where are you from?
Replies: 129
Views: 21210

English-American

I was born and grew up (physically not mentally) in the north east of England - near Newcastle, home of the beer. Fell in love with an American girl, got married and moved to the US of A. I've been a US citizen for a few years now. We lived in Colorado for 12 years, and then Tampa, Florida the last ...
by ichabod
Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Camel Hair????
Replies: 14
Views: 1992

Makes me wonder...how well would a Camel Hair brush hold water. And once you pass a certain knot size, would it be two brushes attached to one handle? Randy I think camel hair is used in paint brushes quite a bit. Or, something claiming to be camel hair. That would make me think the hair might hold...
by ichabod
Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Where to buy Truefitt and Hill Shaving Cup?
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

Re: On a related note.

You have it figured out, just haven't thought it all the way through. Hot water goes in the bottom and you soak your brush using the hole on the side. Hard soap goes on top, cream would only drain through. As you work your soap, excess water drains through the holes. These scuttles were designed wh...
by ichabod
Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:09 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Where to buy Truefitt and Hill Shaving Cup?
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

On a related note.

How exactly is a scuttle used? I saw a beautifully painted one in an antique store, but somehow managed to resist the $250 proce tag. Somehow. I also saw the T&H ones in a local barber shop, and was able to resist the $65 or so. But...they definitely look cool. Seems like the "teapot spout" must be ...
by ichabod
Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Buying a pocket knife?
Replies: 84
Views: 12739

Practical, or pretty

My run of the mill knife is a Swiss Army one hand trekker - I like the one handed opening. http://www.swissarmy.com/images/ProductCatalog/vm_54874_sol_a02.jpg My favourite "Ooh that's cool I wish I needed it" reaction is for the SOG rainbow knives, like the rainbow twitch http://www.newgraham.com/im...
by ichabod
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:07 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Caswell Massey Almond shave cream - yay or nay?
Replies: 11
Views: 1483

Dominic, No, it wasn't by accident that the Musgo Real was specifically mentioned, and nothing else. The C-M shop has a few other worthwhile products, but, regrettably, their own brand shave goods are not among them. Give those a wide berth. As for L'Occitane, remember, I mentioned their shaving SO...
by ichabod
Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Caswell Massey Almond shave cream - yay or nay?
Replies: 11
Views: 1483

I suspected as much, thanks guys. Of course, the fact that Gordon gave me a list of places to go in Tampa, and sent me to C-M for Musgo Real only, was probably all the clue I needed... Maybe they spent too much time on perfecting the smell and not enough on the shaving aspect, because it certainly s...
by ichabod
Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Caswell Massey Almond shave cream - yay or nay?
Replies: 11
Views: 1483

Caswell Massey Almond shave cream - yay or nay?

I was just in Caswell Massey, where I went to hunt down some Musgo Real. Somehow a $5 tube of "Dr. Hunter's original barber shop shave creme" fell into my basket. Okay, no basket, I just had to try it. The almond shave cream was put on my list of possibles, but then it occurred to me to ask here. I'...
by ichabod
Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: SMF - Great Source of Information (From a Novice DE User).
Replies: 5
Views: 775

And, it isn't even so much about the eventual cost savings. It's just shaving is actually an interesting daily procedure now. Not to mention that the results are much better. You hit the nail right on the head there - shaving has gone from a quickie electric mediocre three minute get the job done t...
by ichabod
Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: A word to the wise...
Replies: 12
Views: 2057

It's art

Leave it in a slightly different place each day until the entire counter is covered. The designer look...
by ichabod
Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: SMF - Great Source of Information (From a Novice DE User).
Replies: 5
Views: 775

From one newbie to another

Sounds like you and I are on a similar trajectory. I was using a Braun something-or-other, the one with the docking station and the monthly cleaning fluid thing. About $5 a month for the fluid, and a new foil every year or so for some more dollars. I was tidying up missed hairs with a Sensor Excel, ...
by ichabod
Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The more I do this, the more questions I have...
Replies: 14
Views: 1936

A little redness still at the edges of my neck - but then, if I had nothing to strive for, I'd get all complacent. I'll add the angle thing to my shave mantra. For the redness try stretching from a point closer to where you're shaving. The extra control may do the trick. I've followed your grain ti...
by ichabod
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: The more I do this, the more questions I have...
Replies: 14
Views: 1936

Ichabod, my neck probs were cleared up once I realized I had been an improper (too aggressive) angle. When doing my neck, I make it a point to be sure the bar under the razor blade is touching my skin at all times, that way there is no way I can nick or burn myself. Also dialing down to a lower set...
by ichabod
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: The more I do this, the more questions I have...
Replies: 14
Views: 1936

Ichabod, ( chuckle ) So, you have already found your way to Capelli's huh? Well done. I tried like hell to get her to bring in a line of quality shave brushes, even gave her the contacts for Simpsons and Vulfix, but she never did it. Here's a couple of other odds and ends. Our local Walgreens usual...
by ichabod
Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving in the Movies
Replies: 179
Views: 43603

What's new pussycat?

I happened to catch a shaving scene in What's New Pussycat this morning. Woody Allen is thinking he's going to get lucky with some French hottie. She stumbles drunkenly upstairs to his bed, but tells him he needs to shave first. He shaves with a straight razor, smiling drunkenly, slapping it on his ...