Well, I'm back...

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HAC
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Well, I'm back...

Post by HAC » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:18 pm

After a too long hiatus, I'm back to join in the fun.. (Life got in the way of online stufffor a while.. amazing how one can miss that.)..

So, time to catch up on stuff here..In my absence, I dsicovererd L"Occitane,mixed soap/cream lathering, really bad Chinese DE blades, and a $12.00 straight that sucked at first, and the fact that I like incens-ey fragrences...Did I miss much?

Cheers
Harold
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Post by CMur12 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:19 pm

Hi Harold -

I remember you, but it's hard to believe that it has been a year and a half since your last post!

During that time Edwin Jagger and Muhle razors, which share a new head, have become very popular. Two very expensive razors have shown up and made their presence known: the Feather All Stainless from Japan and the PILS from Germany.

There have been some two-banded limited edition brushes from Simpson and boar brushes have become more popular. There are some new very inexpensive badger brushes from China that are developing a following.

We have some new artisan soaps that are actually traditional hard soaps, some even based on tallow!

That's what occurs to me for the moment.

Welcome back!

- Murray
Give me Soap or give me death!

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Post by jww » Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:50 am

Hey Harold -- welcome back. I tried to exhume myself from SMF a couple of years back, but was unsuccessful :wink: Not that I tried too terribly hard at it...... :D

What else has changed???? Lemme see -- Chris, Squire and Gordon are considered the 'sages' of the forum, I hold the opinion that MWF is THE best lathering product on the planet. We all love to provide advise to newbies. The list goes on and on. So -- I guess in the final analysis not a lot has changed. :lol:
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Post by HAC » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:26 am

Thanks All.. Good to be back..

So.. I guess the next thing is to figure out what new razor or such I should acquire to celebrate!

Cheers
Harold

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Post by Austin » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:24 pm

Welcome back prodigal son.

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Post by Racso_MS » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:04 pm

HAC wrote:Thanks All.. Good to be back..

So.. I guess the next thing is to figure out what new razor or such I should acquire to celebrate!

Cheers
Harold
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Post by Trumperman » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:08 pm

Welcome back Harold. The trains haven't been running on time since you left..............


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Post by gil3591 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:28 pm

hi harold, welcome home. so what kind of razor are you using now? as mentioned ,,the edwin jagger de 89L is a sweetheart. just a tad milder than an HD but very smooth and fprgiving with great quality
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Post by HAC » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:32 pm

Trumperman wrote:Welcome back Harold. The trains haven't been running on time since you left..............


Regards,

Bill
Thanks Mate!
Did a bit or RR related stuff this summer.. I'll post pics..

Cheers
Harold

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Post by HAC » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:37 pm

gil3591 wrote:hi harold, welcome home. so what kind of razor are you using now? as mentioned ,,the edwin jagger de 89L is a sweetheart. just a tad milder than an HD but very smooth and fprgiving with great quality
Currently I'm stuck on the EJ Chatsworth (horn) with gold plated head, and my Merkur 12C.. I do have a vintage Shick injector that gets a call once in a while. and there is a Tech and a Slim (although they don't work on my face near as well as the Merkur/EJ) in there as well.Been toying with the idea of a Progress as the next one.. Current shave soap is C7E Sienna, with a nice stash of Proaso creams and soap under the sink.
Perhaps I'll see if I can flip the Gillettes for a progress. Might also try an Se, if I can find a good one.. And maybe 2011 will be the year I really try a straight seriously.

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Harold

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Post by gil3591 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:45 pm

the progress is my favorite right now but i would recommend a mergress. much smoother adjustment action
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Post by HAC » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:00 pm

gil3591 wrote:the progress is my favorite right now but i would recommend a mergress. much smoother adjustment action
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Yeah, a Mergress would be the bees knees, bit hard to come by, though.. I'll have to start looking at options on what's out there,,,
Cheers
Harold

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Post by gil3591 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:14 pm

not hard, pm mer and send him a progress. tell him what you want and he'll customize it. you can find him in the vendors corner on this sight.
Gil
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