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  1. TBoner

    Semogue Torga/Galahad Boar Hair Grade?

    Excellent info. I want to add that in my lathering tests of late using a 1470 (EX), 610 (EX), and Torga C5, I find the Torga to be dramatically different to the other two. It blooms like they do but has taken a long time to break in at all. The tips are not fully split, but they have come a long...
  2. TBoner

    What's Your Brush Today?

    Omega Pro 49
  3. TBoner

    What's your threshold?

    Well, I've spent more than the following numbers, but at this point, I wouldn't: Razor - $60 Brush - $60 Blade - $0.50 Soap - $5/oz. Aftershave - $8/oz. For the record, this would buy a vintage Red Tip, an SOC Mistura, Med Prep blades, any number of great soaps, and C.O. Bigelow Dr. Galen...
  4. TBoner

    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    Semogue SOC Mistura Proraso Green (Super Formula) Rockwell 6S plate 5 Personna Med Prep day 5 Dr. Galen Herbal Tonic Comme des Garcons Vettiveru
  5. TBoner

    Snakewood...pic heavy

    The handle looks fantastic. Honestly, so does the knot. Shave Forge?
  6. TBoner

    Do I need to experience badger? (+Which one to get)

    I guess it depends a little bit on what you want to get out of wetshaving. I am a serial acquirer, and I don't like that about myself. I have enjoyed trying a wide variety of products over the last 12+ years. If you're in it to try things, trying a badger makes sense. That said, I think often...
  7. TBoner

    What's your soap for today?

    Proraso Green
  8. TBoner

    Shavemac: Knot Questions

    I have had and loved every knot Shavemac sells except the D01 2-band. 2-band silvertip is amazing. It is soft-tipped and has ample backbone. Mine is a 24mm knot set to 50mm loft. I like it a great deal and don't find it overly large. That said, 22mm would be plenty big for 2-3 passes and then...
  9. TBoner

    What is your favorite TOBS cream scent?

    Cedarwood. I really like lavender, rose, grapefruit, and Mr. Taylor, though. And I haven't tried Lime Zest, Royal Forest, or a couple of others. And I guess I'm an outlier in that I think their coconut is really nice - drier than some and less artificial and cloying.
  10. TBoner

    Artisanal Scents Similar to DRHarris Arlington

    Fine Italian Citrus would be similar to the colonia scents already mentioned.
  11. TBoner

    Speicktember 2020!

    I didn't plan on doing Speicktember, but it's been my most-used soap by far as it turns out. I love its scent on a cool morning, and the lather is simply incredible. Used it today for the eighth or ninth day in a row. Fantastic!
  12. TBoner

    What's Your Brush Today?

    Semogue 620
  13. TBoner

    Modern Williams tweak---outstanding lather!

    You are big-timing someone about how many shave soaps you've tried?! Good grief. You know what's not an elite experience? Talking smack about shave soap. P.S. The OP has been kicking around these forums for over a decade, so he may also know what constitutes an elite soap.
  14. TBoner

    What's Your Brush Today?

    Semogue 830
  15. TBoner

    Anybody else find that 3 Band Outperforms 2 Band?

    Yeah, I'm not a gel tip guy, either. Don't like the feel or the lather from them.
  16. TBoner

    A less is more soap

    Yeah, it's tough for EU companies because of the need to list all of the fragrance components that are potential irritants. After mineral salts, you have a bunch of those, and then the two tetrasodiums are mineral chelators. CI 77891 is a colorant.
  17. TBoner

    A less is more soap

    Ah, but can it be ordered in the US? And if so, from where? I have been eyeing this one after seeing it mentioned in a couple of threads.
  18. TBoner

    I'm Thinking of Buying One and Only One Synthetic | Which One Should I Buy?

    This is a really interesting question. I don't use a boar in secret hope that it feels like a badger. In fact, I use it because it doesn't. Somehow we have all attached this expectation to synthetics that they will "imitate" a badger, and obviously the aesthetic of the better synths (Muehle/EJ...
  19. TBoner

    Mysore Sandal's ROSE bath bar

    I've used the Sandalwood for many years, but I've never tried the rose. Thanks for the info. I'll look for it next time I visit my favorite Indian market.
  20. TBoner

    shave soap to pair with Paul Sebastian?

    It's a great scent but not really comparable IMO. Lots more patchouli and a heavy lavender note, and without the spice or powder of Old Spice of Paul Sebastian. That said, it might still pair just fine. Honestly, I also like Harris Almond paired with any old-school aftershave or edt, including...