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  1. MurderousCrow

    Feather Artist Club kamisori

    Really, really pleased with the shaves from my new Feather Artist Club kamisori. Got my hands on it yesterday and for the first time in a while I've shaved my head on consecutive days. So easy to get the ideal pressure and angle! Yesterday I loaded it with a new Schick Proline: I thought don't...
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    I think I'm done with soaps...

    Hello all, I've been using an emollient cream instead of soap the last few shaves (scalp & face minus the goatee). Sometimes with a bit of oil, sometimes not. Wow! A really comfortable shave. Anyone else tried this? Luke
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    Slingshots / Catapults

    Hello gentlemen, So the UK is in lockdown, and I'm getting creative with options to pass the time in a semi-constructive way. Obviously DIY / home & garden maintenance are ongoing, but for a bit of fun I've decided to revive an old pastime - shooting with a slingshot (or a catapult as they're...
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    Head Shaving with a Straight Razor

    Hi all, I thought a resource post may be useful for people looking to begin head shaving with a straight. Tips, tricks, kit etc. I've been head shaving this way for nearly a year now, having forsworn cartridge-type razors. I do use a safety razor occasionally, but the vast majority (~200 or...
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    BWT Mg2+ Water Filter

    Is anyone else using one of these BWT filters for tea or coffee? Disclaimer: I have absolutely no connection to the company; I just wanted to share my recent experience which has been very positive. I bought my filter jug two weeks ago to use with my espresso machine. 2.6L jug, quite...
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    Espresso: high extraction yields

    Hi, One for the espresso experts: In the last few years it seems a few people have been experimenting with really high espresso extraction yields using EK43 grinders. This is pushing the envelope of what espresso is IMO, but they talk about a sweet and very pleasant coffee that can be found at...
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    Experience with AC Pro Super blades - more comfortable?!

    Hello all, Just wanted to share my recent experience using Feather AC Pro Super blades in my Artist Club SS. Against my expectations, and despite some initial weepers, they immediately provided a more comfortable shave overall than anything I've used before. This was a really nice surprise...
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    New grinder needed

    Hi all, I'm looking for a little advice on a new grinder. Current grinder is a Rancilio Rocky doser; it's paired with a Silvia espresso machine, but also gets use doing aeropress, pourover, coldbrew, French press. I've owned it for about 8 years, and it would appear to be giving up. It just...
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    Longlasting EDP / EDT alternative to Eau Sauvage?

    Hi all, As per title, does anyone have any recommendations for a scent similar to Eau Sauvage that is a. long-lasting and b. reasonably priced? I like the EDT and the EDP, but find the former lasts minimally whereas the latter is ridiculously overpriced. I like citrusy scents with patchouli...
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    Newbie Acquisitions

    After my first go at honing using films a la 'The Method' or a close approximation thereof, I managed to take a very dull and old razor (a 6/8 'BBB No.1') and got a pretty decent edge on say about 3/4 of it :glare: That would be an error in my bevel-setting it appears, so back to the drawing...
  11. MurderousCrow

    ATG straight razor technique in tight areas - axial rolling

    Hi, Wanted to share a technique I've found with my Feather AC SS and straight razors, and was wondering if others use a similar method. Background: many newbies to straight shaving like me can struggle in areas where the angle of the skin changes acutely - lips, chins etc. I head shave and do...
  12. MurderousCrow

    ATG at last, and an amazing shave...

    Hello all! I used my Feather AC SS to shave my scalp and beard lines for the 9th time last night, since obtaining it 11 days ago. Over the last few nights as I've relaxed into the process a bit more, I have developed a routine which I enjoy. I shave in the evenings: it relaxes me perfectly for...
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    First(ish) SE shave, and noob review of RazoRock Hawk v2

    Hello all, I used my new RazoRock Hawk v2 for the first time this morning. Although I've been stuck in the cartridge razor loop for many years, when I first began shaving I did use cheap single edge Bic disposables for a while, so this isn't really my first SE shave - however today's...
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    Newbie to proper shaving: first straight shave!

    Hello all, I've just done my first 'real' shave. I've used cartridge razors since I began shaving around 28 years ago, yet have wanted to get into using a straight razor for the longest time. Today feels almost like a rite of passage, and so I recorded the process with pics and a couple of...
  15. MurderousCrow

    Straight Razor Head Shaving, Beard Trimming, and Grain

    Hello everybody. New member here, checking in to say hello, and seek advice / opinions / wisdom. After around 25 years of shaving, and a lifelong fascination with the straight razor, I’ve finally decided to commit to the learning curve for straight razor shaving. I wear a beard, and have...
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    MurderousCrow's Entry to the Hall of Fame

    What is your real name? Luke What are your nicknames/aliases? Luke Where do you live? West Midlands, UK What is your age (or) generation? 41 What are you in the real world? Healthcare professional What is your favorite shave setup? Current equipment (by no means favourite though!) Gillette...
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