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  1. davidsilva

    Fine Fresh Vetiver discontinued

    Fine Fresh Vetiver is my favorite AS splash, a subtle scent that stays close to skin for most of the day. I recently received an email announcing that Fresh Vetiver is being discontinued, I ordered 2 while they are still in stock. If you like the scent of a quality unenhanced vetiver...
  2. davidsilva

    Reflections after vacation...

    For months now I have been using SE razors most days. Recently took 2 trips and thought to change things up a bit. First trip - Schick type E injector razor with a Schick blade, trip two took a vintage Lutz slant with a Treet Platinum blade. The injector surprised me with how nimble it is! Easy...
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    BIC Sensitive SE Disposable on vacation...

    I was away on vacation last week. Unfortunately I forgot to put a razor into my Dopp kit[emoji849][emoji33][emoji15]! Oh well, no worries - went to a local CVS ( can't believe they are EVERYWHERE these days... ) and bought a pack of BIC Sensitive disposables. Well, they certainly are mild, but...
  4. davidsilva

    Gemini 2016

    I noticed the GEMINI 2015 thread, havent seen one yet for 2016, so thought I'd take a chance and start. Nothing to lose, I could be a party of one, or more... Lately I've been using one razor one soap one brush for periods of time. This gives me an excuse to use my MMOC for a month. So here's...
  5. davidsilva

    BBNY Double Straight Razor - devette

    I found this at a reasonable price on Etsy... It looks and feels well made. Balance in the hand is very good. After a good prep and lather I went at it. The razor is VERY LOUD... Loudest I've found so far. As you can see in the photos, lots of blade exposure. Face feel is unusual. It feels a...
  6. davidsilva

    Schick Twin Blade Heaven

    Had my first shave today with a Schick Twin Blade. Popped it into a Schick adjustable razor. Wanted to give it a tough test. Set the Adjustable to 7, and decided on a one pass shave ATG everywhere except the upper lip where I planned on one pass WTG + XTG ear to nose upper lip touchup. I had...
  7. davidsilva

    Dealing with lumps and bumps

    Occassionally I still get zits, and sonetimes during shaves they would get sliced and sometimes not. Today I realized that very shallow shave angles, where the blade touches the skin before the SB or OC, increase the chance of slicing off skin bumps. On the other hand, steep angle shaving...
  8. davidsilva

    Travel Case by Shane Sanchez

    I had the good fortune of getting one of the travel cases from Shane's first run. Thought I would post my thoughts. Brief background. My grandfather was an old school cobbler from Madeira who immigrated to the States early 20th century. I grew up visiting his shop, playing with leather scraps...
  9. davidsilva

    Bulk Tallow Soap find

    I came across this deal by accident. Etsy member artisanal soap vendor clearing out very well aged Tallow based soaps for a song. 115+ g/puck - 6 pucks per order - for less cost than one good quality artisanal soap plus shipping. The vendor's name there is IanSSoaps. The item is listed as "Ian...
  10. davidsilva

    Cremo for Pre-Shave - nope.

    The past few weeks I've been using a "natural" glycerin soap after I finish with hot facecloth to my face, worked in with my fingers, as a pre-shave. It's been working great. So I decided to try using Cremo in the same way. I have been using Cremo for times when I need a touchup late in the day...
  11. davidsilva

    Travel to Paris and Azores - Suggestions for Shave Product Stores.

    Great luck this year, this summer I am being treated to a trip to Paris and St Michael, Azores 1 week each. Wondering if there are shave related stores to go visit and stoke my AD fires:scared:. Any other must see suggestions are welcome too! I am already in research mode for what to take from...
  12. davidsilva

    Loose knob on TTO SS

    Check out the spacing above the adjustment knob. Left, silo doors closed and locked down. Right, first few turns of the adjustment knob. It unscrews to this position, and then starts to open the silo doors. The gap can be pushed closed and pulled open, with the door platform moving up and...
  13. davidsilva

    Washington Shave - Shaving Cream - where's the lather?

    I have been on the lookout for a shaving soap that has a strong spearmint aroma. I cam across the Washington Shave site, you can pick the scent on your cream soap. It arrived today. I opened up the top of the glass container, and the full on scent of spearmint hit… Lovely! I decided to give it...
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    davidsilva's Entry to the Hall of Fame

    Hall of Fame EntryWhat is your real name? David What are your nicknames/aliases? gasman Where do you live? Left Coast What is your age (or) generation? 60 What are you in the real world? Retired What is your favorite shave setup? 66 Gillette Slim Adjustable, Rudy Vey Brush, C Salter...
  15. davidsilva

    Noob Intro

    Hi My name is David, I'm an older dude who has used a Trac II forever. I decided to put some luxury into my shaving life and go DE. Thanks to info from the users here, I recently bought a Merkur Progress, and I have a '66 Gillette Adjustable Slim Handle on the way. Had my first shave today...
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