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by JimT
Thu May 22, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Of Lathers, Soaps, and Razors
Replies: 50
Views: 20664

Gents, Viscosity is the specific fluid property that you are trying to describe with words like "cushion", "protection", and "lubrication". Viscosity is the extent to which a fluid resists a shear force. Imagine twirling an unsharpened pencil in a glass of water or molasses. A greater torque will be...
by JimT
Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The Shave Cream or Soap You Can't Help Reaching For...
Replies: 97
Views: 18396

Gents, I wanted to update my experiences since my first post on this thread. Shave creams I have tried include Taylor of Old Bond Street Rose, Nancy Boy Signature, Crabtree and Evelyn Sweet Almond Oil, Crabtree and Evelyn Sienna, Crabtree and Evelyn Nomad, Proraso Green, Proraso Preshave, Trader Joe...
by JimT
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slant
Replies: 32
Views: 4637

Okie, Do you enjoy consistent close comfortable shaves with the HD with little concentration as I do? I started double edge razor wetshaving over two years ago purchasing three razors - the Merkur Heavy Duty Classic Straight Bar Razor (HD) in chrome and two gold plated Merkur Heavy Duty Classic Slan...
by JimT
Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Van der Hagen (Surrey) Glycerin Shave Soap Ingredients
Replies: 6
Views: 2691

As received in an e-mail from the company. JimT Ingredient Lists for van der Hagen Shave Soaps Select Shave Soap: Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Water, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Myristate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Triethanolamine. Glycerin Shave Soap...
by JimT
Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The fight between me and Williams!
Replies: 32
Views: 4621

Tim, You are welcome. I started with the Sazerac 18 which I used to buy for about $38 per bottle but since it has been "discovered" it is special order only at about $71 per bottle and then wait for months. I was drinking Black Maple Hill Limited Edition Single Barrel 18 year old rye which costs abo...
by JimT
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The fight between me and Williams!
Replies: 32
Views: 4621

Tim, I would like to help. I am answering your post with a wee bit of 18 year old rye whiskey in my favorite glass. I think anyone that can appreciate a rye whiskey deserves a break and I hope I can provide it. How about some motivation? Learning how to shave with Williams leaves more money availabl...
by JimT
Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Can Williams Go Bad?
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

David, Williams Mug Shaving Soap does not rinse off easily. Because of this, I usually shave before a shower when using Williams. This may be why many gents complain of facial skin drying - maybe because they have not completely rinsed the soap off their face. This aspect of Williams is its only dow...
by JimT
Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Creams with Subtle Scents
Replies: 16
Views: 1885

Dan, Shaving soaps or creams with subtle scents are more likely to be compatible with my skin, less irritating to my sinuses, and much more likely to be a long term use item than strongly scented products. My favorite shave cream and bath soap and also my favorite scent is the Tom's of Maine Calendu...
by JimT
Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BIC sensitive and hair question
Replies: 17
Views: 2281

Sorry gents but I tried the Bic Sensitive for exactly two shaves quite some time ago and then quickly gave the whole lot of them away due to bad shaves from what seemed like a very dull blade. This was likely the most obvious instance where shave forum writeups did not work for me at all. The Schick...
by JimT
Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Overcoming the Ultimate Disorder – Sheer Indulgence
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

Dan, I have to agree with you that for me a double edge shave has to be against-the-grain to get a face that is presentable in the afternoon. With or across the grain shaves are actually not as close as I can get with an electric foil shaver which I always use against the grain. I think that a foil ...
by JimT
Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Overcoming the Ultimate Disorder – Sheer Indulgence
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

Overcoming the Ultimate Disorder – Sheer Indulgence

Nowadays I equate my double edge razor and shave brush with the enjoyable indulgence of an evening twenty minute three to four pass shave with relatively long strokes which, with rare exception, results in a Baby Butt Smooth (BBS) face that’s as slick as an oiled billiard ball under a firm hand usin...
by JimT
Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The Shave Cream or Soap You Can't Help Reaching For...
Replies: 97
Views: 18396

James, I find that the Tom's of Maine lathers very well although the lather has less viscosity similar to soap which I prefer. I have tried Taylor of Old Bond Street Rose, Proraso green, Nancy Boy Signature, Kiss My Face Lavender and Shea, and the Tom's of Maine Mint and Calendula shave creams and I...
by JimT
Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The Shave Cream or Soap You Can't Help Reaching For...
Replies: 97
Views: 18396

James, The biggest difference between the Tom's of Maine Mint and Calendula Shave Creams is the mild facial skin tingle from the peppermint oil in the mint scented version. Many gents prefer this cooling effect and it may help the beard hairs stand up prior to a shave similar to Proraso. The calendu...
by JimT
Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:17 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: The third GollyMrScience Christmas Contest
Replies: 35
Views: 4534

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After my favorite Chevy big block engine....

JimT
by JimT
Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Mug Lather Turning into Crust after a minute
Replies: 22
Views: 3550

Bradly, Williams is inexpensive enough that soap conservation is not in the cards so load your brush with lots of soap. Soak your brush with water and give it two gentle shakes to unload some of the water before swirling it over the soap while pumping the brush up and down slightly. You may have to ...
by JimT
Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Easing into a better shave from disposable cartridges?
Replies: 10
Views: 1083

Bradly, The least expensive way to test the waters on classical shaving methods is to head down to your local Wal-Mart and purchase a puck of Williams Mug Shaving Soap for $0.97 and a Burma Shave boar hair shaving brush for about $4.54. OK, the brush isn't badger and the Williams isn't Castle Forbes...
by JimT
Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The Shave Cream or Soap You Can't Help Reaching For...
Replies: 97
Views: 18396

The Shave Cream or Soap You Can't Help Reaching For...

For me, it is Tom's of Maine Calendula Natural Conditioning Shave Cream because I get a consistently comfortable shave and my skin always feels great. I actually prefer shaving with soap and this cream shaves more like a soap. My shave cream or soap evaluation criteria in the order of importance inc...
by JimT
Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: o m g...Personnas are TERRIBLE!
Replies: 18
Views: 2565

The subjectivity of blades is most interesting. I find the US Personnas at Wal-Mart to be a vast improvement over Bic single edge disposables. I would likely shave with Feather blades if they could be had for about twice the price of the US Personnas on a continuing basis. In fact, a US Personna is ...
by JimT
Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Soap suggestions?
Replies: 46
Views: 5668

Murray,

I am not aware of any triple milled shaving soap with natural essential oil scents which is unfortunate. Tom's of Maine Natural Moisturizing Body Bar bath/shower soaps are quadruple milled and are scented with natural essential oils per the website.

JimT
by JimT
Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur HD too agressive?
Replies: 22
Views: 3915

I never found the Merkur HD to be too aggressive even from the first day I used it. The HD is my daily shave and it works so well for me that I have no desire to try other razors. I have tried the Merkur slant bar razor and I found that it did not provide a consistent shave unless used with a Feathe...