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  1. JSuiters

    How do you store your Arko shaving stick?

    Shredded and packed into a plastic bowl.
  2. JSuiters

    You are forced to thin your soap herd to 3...which ones?

    I'm kinda stuck because I only keep two anyway. One menthol and one regular.
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    Classic Barbershop Scent

    I remember going to the barbershop with my father. This was mid to late 1960's. I scents I remember most are Vitalis, old chair leather, an ashtray, but most of all it was the flatulence from whatever all those "old men" ate the night before.
  4. JSuiters

    Are DE shavettes as blade brand sensitive as DE's?

    I believe it depends more on you than any other thing. It depends on how much effort you have put into learning each of your razors. I am talking angle. It also depends on how much time you've invested in each brand of blade. They all cut hair. You can search a particular blade brand in these...
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    Looking for an Almond Shaving Soap/Cream

    My personal favorite is from KShaveWorx. It is called "BumbleNuts." Doesn't get much better.
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    Most overrated and unnecessary shaving products?

    More than one of anything. I have 3 brushes that sit around doing nothing. I have 3 razors that sit around doing nothing. I do have one menthol and one non menthol soap so that's not as bad but more than a couple pucks of soap is a waste. Preshave products and most post shave products as well...
  7. JSuiters

    Scotch - Getting started

    I didn't see it posted but Glen Moray 12 yr is my favorite scotch whisky. Just smooth. If you have a Spec's near, they carry it.
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    A new kinda can of worms

    Yeah, don't get me started on other stuff. TOBS, Proraso, and PAA would run out of soap boxes before I finished.
  9. JSuiters

    A new kinda can of worms

    I don't have much time as I owe, I owe, it's off to work I go but let's maybe define an artisan as someone: Who needs to make something for themselves but sells the leftovers.
  10. JSuiters

    A new kinda can of worms

    I love this; but though they started small and made lower volume batches, the plan was for a business. So upon further review this one is disqualified. Nowhere in the definition does it state that the product is of high quality or even sold for that matter.
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    A new kinda can of worms

    Merriam-Webster gives the following: Full Definition of artisan 1: a worker who practices a trade or handicraft : craftsperson 2: one that produces something (as cheese or wine) in limited quantities often using traditional methods "Artisan." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster...
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    A new kinda can of worms

    For those of you old enough to remember; when I think artisan Granny from the "Beverly Hillbillies" is what comes to mind. Somebody standing over a huge kettle on a fire mixing away with a paddle. Another example is Wozniak in a garage making an original Apple Computer with just some hand tools...
  13. JSuiters

    Aqua velva has ruined me

    You should try my little trick. 70% Aqua Velva and 30% drug store witch hazel. Unbelievable stuff.
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    A new kinda can of worms

    I answered a question a few minutes ago on a different thread that got me wondering. When do we stop calling an artisan an artisan and just a manufacturer? I mean some of these guys, I can think of at least three or four off the top of my head, produce and ship a boat load of product. So I...
  15. JSuiters

    Your top 5 American Artisans

    1. Stirling 2. KShaveWorx 3. B&M 4. Catties Bubbles 5. Still looking Personally some of the artisans might big enough now not to call them artisans but just manufactures.
  16. JSuiters

    August 2015 Acquisitions

    Brand new sealed Dovo Col. Conk 6/8 half hollow. $60 for the metal case and razor with free shipping. Score.
  17. JSuiters

    Barbershop scent

    Yes, that is my go to one.
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    Barbershop scent

    I don't know what barbershops you went to, but the one my father used in the late 1960's and early 1970's smelled like old leather, an ashtray, and lots of flatulence. Throw in some Vitals hair tonic and every now and then the scent of the Cambell's Hot Lather machine running. That is my...
  19. JSuiters

    Need some advice

    I was thinking about just letting the barber use a straight on me once a month; for about $12 can't go wrong with that. The 37c is the one that I keep looking at. From the posts and reviews it seems like a nice middle of the road razor. Thank you for the tip on the under the nose thing. I have...
  20. JSuiters

    Need some advice

    I have some sensitive areas right under my entire jaw line. It seems like no two hairs grown in the same direction. If I go straight down with my Mission razor no hair at all removed from my entire neck. My question is do you think the Merkur slant will help or make that area worse? Thanks John