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by With The Grain
Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: The proper angle.
Replies: 42
Views: 5722

"Early on" it was a fun thread to participate in, when, even in the world of DE's the GEM types where looked at as dated and scary. In the last pages of that thread you'll find how the "Natural angle razor" took on it's common moniker of G-bar , though some would argue it's still better called G-lov...
by With The Grain
Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: The proper angle.
Replies: 42
Views: 5722

speaking of angles, something that still urks me is that the early 1900s EVER READY and GEM razors are basically identical, yet one you have to hold the head flat against your face (GEM), while the other one you have to hold at an angle (EVER READY). weird? Been a long time since I looked, but as f...
by With The Grain
Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: The proper angle.
Replies: 42
Views: 5722

While he was overdoing it I noticed that the angle was closer to the right one than say the perpendicular and tilt 30 advice was. I'd still say if the "safety" bar (meant to prevent the blade from getting too perpendicular/cutting) is leading the way for your blade, you're too vertical and scraping...
by With The Grain
Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: VALET AUTOSTROP RAZOR QUESTION
Replies: 11
Views: 1543

If you're still interested in the experiment this post may be of help . In the end it is really not worth playing around with as GEM's like the G-Bar/G-love can be easily found (and perform better).
by With The Grain
Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Similar Razor Help/Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

I agree with Murray on all points, there is a gillette out there for everyone!
by With The Grain
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Which SS Resembles a Gillette Tech
Replies: 26
Views: 3920

Richard i think your star is mismatched, but I agree with the shave description: here are a few of my stars: http://www.shavemyface.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10832/normal_star_and_SE_s_001.jpg I've been shaving with a polish tech knock off lately that I've also really liked. There is also pauldogs...
by With The Grain
Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: "first" fatboy
Replies: 3
Views: 770

been a while since there has been mention of "195's", but i think they came in standard fatboy cases, so I'd assume the same for this. This auction was interesting; as much as a $195 (funny right) razor can't be looked at as slipping under the radar, i'd imagine this razor would have hit 300 if the ...
by With The Grain
Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: "first" fatboy
Replies: 3
Views: 770

"first" fatboy

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0178175529

over now, figured it was worth the post, pretty interesting
by With The Grain
Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Where can I purchase inexpensive English creams?
Replies: 21
Views: 4161

quick check of the shopping section pops this up:

http://www.superlather.com/

i knew someone stocked a bunch in one spot.
by With The Grain
Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: My first Method shave
Replies: 41
Views: 5991

(which I think is not true Method, but what the heck?). I think that is the rub other guys are pointing out that you're missing. Would C.R. call what you're doing method shaving? I do not think anyone would knock using a few of the products(plenty do), enjoying them, and blending them into a routin...
by With The Grain
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Boiling silver.........
Replies: 24
Views: 2465

Fritz :D welcome to ever so confusing and overlapping world of gillette. The Aristocrat model name was used for many razors, just as the executive name has been used more than once. courtesy of tony's gallery: http://www.shavemyface.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10345/normal_Aristocrat_1-9.jpg and fro...
by With The Grain
Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: I've never had a brush...
Replies: 32
Views: 3695

With the right water hardness you can make a perfect lather even with a toilet brush..... Pics? yup meaningless post #2 to this thread another obvious thing is that a person could have 2 brushes that differ in size quite a bit, shake them out the same, say two decent flicks (leaving more water in t...
by With The Grain
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: I've never had a brush...
Replies: 32
Views: 3695

Re: I've never had a brush...

rustyblade wrote: you simply need to go back to lather making 101.
Is SMFU offering this course for the winter trimester? who is the prof :?:
by With The Grain
Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Boiling silver.........
Replies: 24
Views: 2465

Oscar,
this is Krumholz on ebay- http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZrazorman2

I'd imagine if you messaged him, he'd list the book for you, I think he normally sells them for around 20+shipping. It's a great book that anyone with any interest in gillettes and DE's in general would enjoy
by With The Grain
Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Boiling silver.........
Replies: 24
Views: 2465

I've got a very old razor that I think might be a NEW Belmont. It appears tarnished, and I'm wondering if it's plated with silver, rather than nickel. Any way to tell, guys? looking at the krum, it looks like NEW's were either gold plated or "chromium" plated, so some gillettes are chrome plated :?...
by With The Grain
Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Boiling silver.........
Replies: 24
Views: 2465

Thanks very much for the info! I've been thinking about getting a little gold-plating kit to restore some really bad spots on a few old gold Gillettes I have, but this news may get me off the dime. You can plate gold over nickel and copper, but not over chrome. (The chrome would have to be stripped...
by With The Grain
Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Flea Market Haul
Replies: 17
Views: 2618

Big Otis wrote:James, Will do. Trying out the different razors is one thing I enjoy.
same here :lol: hopefully you'll have 30 different gillettes by year end, it's, ah, fun right :P
by With The Grain
Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Shave Direction Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Jason, imo, as a general tip in dealing with an odd area, is too use an extremely light touch on the first pass, I mean really baby it. Being gentle on pressure makes my two "problem" areas a breeze (granted they dont swirl like yours) but I think it will be very helpful. Pressure, imo, on a first p...
by With The Grain
Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: FUSION chrome collection
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

as per the price, a vision costs 100 beans or more, i'd truly buy this thing (and never use it) if it was simply made by gillette and to their old quality standards, simply because I think I'd appreciate the build enough, but passing it off to AOS is a disgrace imo perhaps I'm just too far gone in l...
by With The Grain
Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: FUSION chrome collection
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

http://www.brandweek.com/bw/news/recent_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003619269 I wonder if this means the eventual end of merkur razors at AOS. Mostly though, I'm hugely disappointed in gillette for not making it themselves, their line of razors is totally unparalleled in how many beautiful examples ...