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  Shaving in movies
Posted by: ShadowsDad - 05-15-2022, 10:09 PM - Forum: The Front Porch - Replies (8)

The first one is a silent, except for music, Buster Keaton movie. Except for an unmentionable yes, it has SE razors. Just don't blink. Trust me you won't miss the lack of dialog. It's incredibly funny. It's an enjoyable 44 minutes. Just trust me on that.
If anyone misses the reference AFTER watching the movie let me know here and I'll PM you. I doubt that will happen though.

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  May 2022 Haul
Posted by: Whiterook - 05-06-2022, 08:53 PM - Forum: Catch of the day - Replies (23)

Just pulled the trigger on this Kamphe Bros Star HR-9A, which came out in 1900.  Waits refers to it as the "Improved Model".

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  Jayaruh #433
Posted by: Jayaruh - 05-02-2022, 03:27 PM - Forum: Shave Brushes - Replies (3)

This is Jayaruh #433. I made the handle the same time as Jayaruh #432. They were made to take a 30mm knot. I put a Timberwolf knot in #433. It measures 33x59 after setting.

I am waiting on a G5 30mm Synthetic coming from Maggards Razors. It should come sometime this afternoon.

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In the meantime, I had my first shave and lathering with #433. I was very pleased at how it lathered and felt.

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  SOTD - May 2022
Posted by: Jayaruh - 04-30-2022, 08:57 PM - Forum: SOTD - Replies (99)

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Lather Catcher Sunday's Shave

Cold Water Rinse
Mitchell's Wool Fat Shave Soap
Jayaruh #434
Fuzzy Catcher 3D
Personna GEM SS PTFE
Aqua Velva Musk AS

It is May, and I am doing Mitchell's May except for Menthol Mondays, Tabac Tuesdays, and Williams Wednesdays.

The Mitchell's Wool Fat Shave Soap lathered well with the Jayaruh #434 Synthetic Brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Fuzzy Catcher 3D Razor with a Personna GEM SS PTFE Blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Aqua Velva Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

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  Schick Mail Call
Posted by: Bright09 - 04-29-2022, 07:48 PM - Forum: Schick Injectors - Replies (6)

Recently I picked up some razors online ended up coming with two Schick injector Razors ended up with a gold adjustable and then the yellow bakelite handle I'm new to se & injector razors I've read and watched videos online about them can't find much information on the gold adjustable or thinking it's a M model also what blades are available worth trying

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Posted by: Bright09 - 04-29-2022, 07:26 PM - Forum: Sign in sheet. - Replies (9)

Hi I'm new to this site I recently picked up two Schick injector 
Razors with some others I found online one gold adjustable Schick can't figure out the exact date and then a bakelite yellow handle found this site on YouTube to a fellow YouTuber Smile

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  Henckels Rapide vs. L'essor SE
Posted by: kjbarth - 04-29-2022, 07:10 PM - Forum: Other SE brands. - Replies (1)

I have a couple of each of these razors that I've used infrequently in the past. When I bought them at different times, I thought they would be similar razors - they "look" similar but in use they are a little different. This month I have been focusing on using these razors, alternating one shave with one, then next shave with the other. Doing that I've found some differences in how they each shave and how I can get my best shave with each. I used the same blade with each razor when comparing razors.

My first shave this month with the Rapide, I started shaving at a steep angle and this did not produce a good shave, neither a smooth shave or a comfortable shave. 

Next shave was with the L'essor and I also started shaving at a steep angle. This produced a very close, smooth, and comfortable shave.

Before the next shave, I looked at both razors and noticed some differences where the blade edge would be. Both razors have combs at the blade edge but on the Rapide, the blade edge is very much forward on the comb, where as on the L'essor, the blade edge sits farther back on the comb. That's when the lightbulb lit in my thick brain. While I can use the L'essor and shave at a steep angle (ride the cap if it had one), when using the Rapide, I would need to shave with a much less steep angle and kind of ride the comb.

Next shave with the Rapide I did just that, less steep, ride the comb, and the results were incredible. Very close, smooth, and comfortable shave. Very comparable, if not identical, to the shave I received from the L'essor but using different shave angles. Very audible shave as well when using a GEM blade, I could hear the hair popping off my face.

It works for me this way but everyones face is different so as with most things shaving, YMMV.

BTW, I don't know the actual model name of this L'essor razor, if it has one. If anyone knows, please share.


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Thumbs Up Back for more
Posted by: kjbarth - 04-27-2022, 05:26 PM - Forum: Sign in sheet. - Replies (7)

Glad I found you. I had an account on the last iteration, then life happened, then Covid, I grew a beard for over a year, no trimming, and over the past few months got back into shaving regularly. Enjoy using my various SE's, have some pretty old ones, and 3 "new" ones - green, black, and clear TNNSER's.

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  Good day to you all
Posted by: MSS - 04-27-2022, 02:58 AM - Forum: Sign in sheet. - Replies (6)


I've bought a $20 butterfly razor 15 years ago and shaved using a face cloth and irish spring for lather.  It did the job but I often went to work with toilet paper on the cuts.  This past winter I started using Pears hand soap and a badger shaving brush.  Then I got a 34c.  I have used other shaving products but the 34c, some decent soap and a decent brush serves me well for my wants.
Nasonworth, New Brunswick, Canada

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  Password issues
Posted by: Wchnu - 04-26-2022, 05:18 AM - Forum: SUM TING WONG - No Replies

Good evening folks. Here lately there have been a few time where people forgot there passwords and the system is giving them grief when they try to reset them. I think I can do that when needed. I have a email that is set up to deal with TOST3.


Feel free to email me at anytime if there I a issue that I can help with.

Happy shaves to all.


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