06-17-2015, 11:22 AM
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Which one is better? I am interested in so0me good liquid styptic pencils.

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 06-17-2015, 11:28 AM
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Pencil style in hard tube to protect it.

I tried the liquid Proraso styptic and didn't care for the application method and it dried out before I even used 1/4 of it.

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 06-17-2015, 11:44 AM
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  • Johnny
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And on the other side of the fence, I prefer the Proraso in the small tube.  I have had no problems with it drying out and I have no problem putting a small dab on my finger and rubbing it in.

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 06-17-2015, 11:47 AM
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I have the Nick Stick from Pacific Shaving Co. and quite honestly, it is the one indispensable product I have.  It rolls on clear via a roll-on applicator and works fast.  It also has some helpful other ingredients (aloe and vitamin E, which is supposedly helpful for preventing scarring) in there.  It stings but not horribly so.  

Its a boring answer, but its usually my answer to "what one product do I really need?" type threads.  At the very least, it can be a fairly cheap way to tip your shopping cart into "free shipping" territory.

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 06-17-2015, 11:58 AM
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I rarely if ever use my Styptic, but do take it in my Dopp.  When I get a small weeper at home, the cold water and then alcohol AS usually takes care of it.  If it's still weeping, pressing and rubbing an alum bar on it, will seal it up.

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 06-17-2015, 02:49 PM
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I've not tried a liquid, but the solid Pinaud one they sell almost everywhere works just fine for me.

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 06-17-2015, 03:02 PM
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I have had a pencil type since 1970. My heirs will inherit it unless I drop it. When (if) I do I'll put it in a bottle, add water, and keep it going as a liquid. I did the same thing with an alum block and it works just fine.

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 06-17-2015, 03:30 PM
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(06-17-2015, 11:22 AM)Alex7 Wrote: Which one is better? I am interested in so0me good liquid styptic pencils.

Pinaud Clubman Dab-on Nick Relief

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 06-17-2015, 04:43 PM
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Solid pinaud for me. It's widely available and cheap. I got mine from Walmart. And they last FOREVER when kept in a dry place.


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 06-17-2015, 05:12 PM
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(06-17-2015, 11:28 AM)Bruce Wrote: Pencil style in hard tube to protect it.

I tried the liquid Proraso styptic and didn't care for the application method and it dried out before I even used 1/4 of it.

+1

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 06-17-2015, 06:30 PM
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Cold water works the best!  I haven't use a styptic pencil or alum block in over 3 years. Smile

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 06-17-2015, 08:28 PM
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The only styptic I've ever used are the Clubman solids. I buy them at CVS or Wal-Mart.

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 06-17-2015, 08:43 PM
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In a movie I remember Woody Allen claiming that if you take care of your styptic stick it will outlast most of your relationships.  For $2.00 they seem to last for years. YMMV.

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 06-18-2015, 05:04 PM
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(06-17-2015, 11:47 AM)jpakstis Wrote: I have the Nick Stick from Pacific Shaving Co. and quite honestly, it is the one indispensable product I have.  It rolls on clear via a roll-on applicator and works fast.  It also has some helpful other ingredients (aloe and vitamin E, which is supposedly helpful for preventing scarring) in there.  It stings but not horribly so.  

Its a boring answer, but its usually my answer to "what one product do I really need?" type threads.  At the very least, it can be a fairly cheap way to tip your shopping cart into "free shipping" territory.

This!!!!


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 06-19-2015, 04:26 PM
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  • Mouser
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I rarely need one, but when I do I use these... http://www.amazon.com/Kutkit-Styptic-Swa...ptic+swabs

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 06-24-2015, 08:02 PM
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I use the Proraso gel when I have bad cuts, really does the trick. Helped when I started using my Feather Artist Club Japanese Straight razor. But I haven't had a bad cut in years now, so only use my regular Styptic pencil for fine smaller cuts. Works great too.

When I think about it, I haven't used the Styptic in months.......

Cold water splashes heals my minor cuts, so I rarely feel the need for them. But it's good advice to have one lying around.
When you least expect, you might just need it Wink

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