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  1. seattleshaver

    Straight shaving advice

    I've been shaving with a straight razor infrequently for several years. I mainly use a DE. Occasionally I'll use a straight just for fun. I've had a few shaves where I didn't have to follow up with a DE but those were rare and they were ones where my face was a little sore by the time I did all...
  2. seattleshaver

    What general shaving items aren't you interested in?

    We know what most/many are interested in, aftershaves, multiple brushes, soaps/creams, collections, etc. We all have some interest in some items or we wouldn't be here. What common interests do you not find as interesting as some others? I like to shave with a DE. I initially tried a few...
  3. seattleshaver

    Shortages in the grocery stores...

    I live in Seattle and my local grocery store hasn't had many shortages. Initially toilet paper was in short supply (just like everywhere else) but soon that was resolved and there really hasn't been any shortage in my neighborhood. My ex-wife lives just outside Phoenix and they are still having...
  4. seattleshaver

    Car battery charger

    Will this charge the battery in a Toyota Corolla.. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Maintenance-free-Battery-Charger-12V-24V-10A-140W-Output-For-Electric-Car-BEST/302547156786?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
  5. seattleshaver

    Bald, as a "hairstyle" choice?

    Disclaimer, I'm an old dude with hair in the front and sides but little on top in the back and it's all mainly silver. So I get the common advice to just shave it all off. I also get that it is a subjective decision. It's just not one I agree with for myself and it's rare that I see a bald guy...
  6. seattleshaver

    Do you have Stirling Gatlinburg and Texas On Fire?

    If you have or have tried Stirling Gatlinburg and Texas on Fire...is there any similarity between those two scents?
  7. seattleshaver

    Windows 10 black screen of death...

    I know this isn't a computer forum but there are a lot of members here and some are probably tech knowledgeable so here goes... I have Windows 10 (desk top) and only within the last month have I had this problem. A couple of times a day for about 5 minutes, my computer screen goes black, the...
  8. seattleshaver

    How much shave creme or soap do you have in terms of months or years?

    I know a lot of people here have a lot of shave soap/creme. I'm curious as to just how much some of you have. Just to make it more interesting, figure out approximately how long whatever supply you have would last in terms of months or years. For instance, I have 9 regular size containers of...
  9. seattleshaver

    Who first started using the word "splash"?

    I've never heard the word "splash" used as a synonym for aftershave other than here. Did it originate here or is it a common term in Europe or just where was it first used? If anyone knows who the first person was to say in response to a waitress asking "what would you like today", "I'll think...
  10. seattleshaver

    Most over-used terms in shaving...

    "I have sensitive skin" :)
  11. seattleshaver

    Selling Razors on Forums.

    Since selling razors on this forum isn't allowed I thought this would be a good (impartial) place to make this post. On most forums, when someone inquires the best place to buy a razor (especially straight razors) members chime in with ...don't trust Ebay, buy here from a member you can trust...
  12. seattleshaver

    Wire cutters for cutting pinning rod?

    In the past I had only pinned razors with copper/brass? rod and used brass washers. The wire cutters that I have worked fine since the rod was fairly soft. Recently I repinned something with chrome rod and washers and the cutters I was using deformed the end of the rod enough that it was hard...
  13. seattleshaver

    Filarmonica rebranded?

    Has anyone ever come across something like this? It has the Filamonica brand logo on the scales and on the gold leaf along with Double Temple but just says made in Spain and Romo 12 on the tang. The box says Mitchell Mogal Romo 12.
  14. seattleshaver

    Is your technique still improving?

    I read that one should be proficient at straight razor shaving after about 100 shaves. I'm sure I have more than that. Initially I used a straight everyday and then I went back to using a DE most days but have continued to use a straight about once a week just for fun. I have no interest is...
  15. seattleshaver

    How much would you pay for a vintage straight razor?

    I'm not particularly thinking of those who collect straight razors and may pay a lot to fill in a spot in their collection but, in general, what is your price limit when looking at vintage straight razors? I use all my straight razors in a rotation and generally try to keep them to about 7 or...
  16. seattleshaver

    What razors have the greatest variation in sales price (Ebay)?

    Which razors do you find to have the greatest variation in sales price (on Ebay)? I'm looking at this question (thread) as a way to find some of the better deals by name. For instance, when I see Filamonica razors the prices are always high so any variation is just due to condition. When I see...
  17. seattleshaver

    Honing J.A. Henckles InOx stainless steel blade

    I've honed quite a few blades before but never a stainless steel blade. I recently bought 3 straights, 2 carbon steel and 1 stainless steel. There was no problem honing the 2 carbon steel blades. I've been able to shave with them. I haven't been able to successfully do that with the stainless...
  18. seattleshaver

    Are there any tricks or techniques for drilling into plastic scales?

    I'm getting some plastic scales that are only drilled out at one end, leaving the user to drill out the pivot end. This seems like a good way to end up with cracked scales. Any tips?
  19. seattleshaver

    Fasteners...

    I've made a few scales and pinned and repinned a few razors but I've only used copper rod and copper washers. I got a "kit" online with more than enough rod and washers for my needs. However some of the vintage razors seem to almost have no washers or maybe they are just really small. I like...
  20. seattleshaver

    Wooden cigar boxes to display/store straight razor...

    Do any of you do this (use a wooden cigar box to store your straight razors)? I just ordered one today along with a little piece of black felt. It was less than $10. There are other options out there as well I noticed. I saw a cherry humidor for about $12 that I also thought about buying but...
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