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  1. Tom Krein

    Rapira Super Stainless...

    I know, I know... YMMV. :) I just wanted to let you guys know that I got a REALLY nice shave from a blade you don't really hear much about.... the Rapira Super Stainless. My current favorite blade is the Astra Superior Platinum blade in the O.D. Green box. The razor I used was a vintage blue...
  2. Tom Krein

    A new Ruger...

    Okay, I'm actually pretty excited about this one... so much so that I ordered one. First gun I've picked up in about 6-8 months!! Brian Pearce (one of my favorite gun writers) recently wrote an article for Handloader about a new flat top Blackhawk (small frame) in .45 Colt/.45ACP that was...
  3. Tom Krein

    Second razor in progress...

    Okay, after the first one I learned a LOT! I think this one will be better!! Here are a couple of pics... This one is a 5/8 razor, this should get us closer to the 3.5/1 ratio that I learned about during the last build as the blade thickness is still 1/8". I decided to go with bone scales...
  4. Tom Krein

    Quick question...

    Those of you that are doing handle restoration/replacement. Where are you getting the brass washers? Those on the inside and outside? Are you making them or are they available somewhere? THANKS! Tom
  5. Tom Krein

    Damn Blud tip....

    I love my Fat Boy adjustable and have been trying all sorts of different blades in it. So far I have 2-3 different blades that I really like. Been having a rough time with my neck though... I usually get a great shave on my face. My neck is another story, it looks good but isn't BBS...
  6. Tom Krein

    Any WHEEL GUN lovers out there...?

    Hi my name is Tom and I'm a wheel-a-holic! I am just getting set up for the first time to reload and this means I will be able to afford to start shooting a BUNCH! I have to! I tell myself its the only way to get the $$$ back out of the equipment! ANYWAY... I have been getting my wheelguns in...
  7. Tom Krein

    Gillette Blue Tip

    Just tried out my new to me Gillette Blue Tip this AM with a Gillette 7 O'Clock blue in it. WOW! I think this razor is very underrated. I wasn't expecting much, but I got one of my best shaves ever this morning. No nicks, burn, or irritation. Anyone else think they might be under...
  8. Tom Krein

    First shave on a Feather....

    Light the fire... I know this is heresy, but I'm not impressed! I'll be giving it a shave in the AM. If I get a similar shave tomorrow I won't come back to these for a while ! I used my Fat Boy at "5" same as usual, seemed like I made more passes than usual with only a DFS. Nice, but not...
  9. Tom Krein

    Razor WIP...

    After hanging out here for a little while I guess its natural that I got the desire to build some SE... :001_smile I would really like to thank professorchaos for giving me some info and taking the time to talk straight edge razors with me. Still have a LONG way to go. I finally decided...
  10. Tom Krein

    Started my son out...

    So today I gave my 13 year old son a wet shaving set up and showed him how. Still going to take a few for him to get it all figured out, but its a start. Here is what I gave him... -Merkur 34C HD -boar hair brush -stand for above -QED Pine and cedarwood shaving stick I figured the...
  11. Tom Krein

    .22lr AR-15's

    Any of you guys running dedicated .22lr AR-15's. They really are a lot of fun and CHEAP to shoot! Good practice for your regular AR's too... If you are PLEASE share pics of your gun/set up. Here is mine... and yes all the Class III stamps have been paid for. Its set up with a 4" barrel so...
  12. Tom Krein

    Adjustable razors between shaves?

    Sorry if this has been posted before, I did look just didn't find it. Is it a good idea to turn the handle back a 1/4 turn when you are not using it on the adjustable Gillettes? Just want to take proper care of these classics! THANKS! Tom
  13. Tom Krein

    Lee Child

    Anyone else a fan of Lee Child? He is my favorite author and if you are a fan of the Thriller genre, I would highly recommend him! He has a new Jack Reacher novel out today... The Affair. CAN'T WAIT!! :) Tom
  14. Tom Krein

    Need some help...

    Okay, I got my Moss Scuttle in yesterday and had a few extra minutes this am so I figured I would try and get a BBS shave... First I filled my Scuttle with hot water, soaked my brush and took a hot shower.. Here is the gear I used. - Classic Shaving mug soap -Gillette Fat boy on "5"...
  15. Tom Krein

    QED shaving stick...

    I was recently gifted with a QED shaving stick in the Pine and Cedarwood scent. I was blown away by the rich smell when I opened it. While I'm new to the wet shaving I was able to get a nice lather going with it and an enjoyable shave. I was impressed enough to order 3 more in different...
  16. Tom Krein

    blade change with each shave?

    Do any of you change your blade after each shave? With the very low cost of quality DE blades I was wondering if any of you change blades after a shave? I'm new to this and am shaving my face and head and am thinking of trying this. So far I have used derby, dorco, Wilkinson and...
  17. Tom Krein

    Newbie here...

    Just checking in. I got frustrated with the ever higher prices and more blades with the cartridge razors. It also seemed like they clogged up almost instantly, and I got more razor burn from the whiskers in the razor than from the razor. Since I shave my head I was using a couple blades a...
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