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(10-09-2018, 10:22 AM)nikos.a Wrote: Great threads today, Phil!

Pretty much you have already covered most of them.

I will add two.

- Soloafeitado
- Smooth Operator soaps

Thank you Nick!

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 10-09-2018, 11:40 AM
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(10-09-2018, 10:27 AM)luv2shave Wrote: Way back in early  2009 I bought a  Merkur and a goodfella safety razor from a vendor John Crissman from his website shaving essentials dot net. Both John and Andrew of goodfella in New Zealand shut shop abruptly !

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I used to order from Shaving Essentials too. They had a house brand of aftershave balm that was excellent.

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 10-09-2018, 11:42 AM
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(10-09-2018, 11:26 AM)Steelman Wrote: I may be wrong....but Lynn Abrams and Straight Razor Designs may also be winding down. They have been having sales but not restocking.

That isn't a good sign. Hopefully they are just dropping a particular line of products and not shutting down.

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 10-09-2018, 12:01 PM
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(10-09-2018, 11:42 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-09-2018, 11:26 AM)Steelman Wrote: I may be wrong....but Lynn Abrams and Straight Razor Designs may also be winding down. They have been having sales but not restocking.

That isn't a good sign. Hopefully they are just dropping a particular line of products and not shutting down.


I agree Phil.  Lynn has been a friend to many wet shavers and I agree it is not a good sign...but he has almost no stock left on anything.  I'm hoping he's just restructuring...

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 10-09-2018, 12:06 PM
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(10-09-2018, 11:40 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-09-2018, 10:27 AM)luv2shave Wrote: Way back in early  2009 I bought a  Merkur and a goodfella safety razor from a vendor John Crissman from his website shaving essentials dot net. Both John and Andrew of goodfella in New Zealand shut shop abruptly !

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I used to order from Shaving Essentials too. They had a house brand of aftershave balm that was excellent.
Phil - Are you referring to the Anherb sandalwood essential oil aftershave balm ? John used to promote it a lot.

If it's the same - it's an Indian product at Anherb dot com and it's pretty good, mild scented for moisturizing with natural ingredients. I use it with any sandalwood oil based shave cream



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 10-09-2018, 01:16 PM
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(10-09-2018, 11:39 AM)Teiste Wrote: Enchante owner , died back in 2015 , for what I remember 

Yes , @bullgoose , we have seen a lot of changes since 2008

Charles Roberts was his name.  Best known for his theory on Method Shaving.  I had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times in Austin.  He was a true gentleman.

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 10-09-2018, 01:53 PM
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(10-09-2018, 12:06 PM)luv2shave Wrote:
(10-09-2018, 11:40 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-09-2018, 10:27 AM)luv2shave Wrote: Way back in early  2009 I bought a  Merkur and a goodfella safety razor from a vendor John Crissman from his website shaving essentials dot net. Both John and Andrew of goodfella in New Zealand shut shop abruptly !

Sent from my MI MAX using Tapatalk

I used to order from Shaving Essentials too. They had a house brand of aftershave balm that was excellent.
Phil - Are you referring to the  Anherb sandalwood essential oil  aftershave balm ? John used to promote it a lot.

If it's the same -  it's an Indian product at Anherb dot com  and it's pretty good, mild scented  for moisturizing with natural ingredients. I use it with any sandalwood oil based  shave cream



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I do remember that balm but that isn't the one I was referring to. Shaving Essentials had their own house balm and it came in three scents. One of the scents had clove in it and it was a great change of pace balm in the winter. 

The Anherb was quite popular at the time. Perhaps I should see if I can bring it in.

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 10-09-2018, 01:55 PM
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(10-09-2018, 01:16 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(10-09-2018, 11:39 AM)Teiste Wrote: Enchante owner , died back in 2015 , for what I remember 

Yes , @bullgoose , we have seen a lot of changes since 2008

Charles Roberts was his name.  Best known for his theory on Method Shaving.  I had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times in Austin.  He was a true gentleman.

Austin was kind of the epicenter for the wet shaving revival and Charles Roberts was smack dab in the middle of it. I had heard that he was a true gentleman.

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 10-09-2018, 02:21 PM
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(10-09-2018, 01:16 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(10-09-2018, 11:39 AM)Teiste Wrote: Enchante owner , died back in 2015 , for what I remember 

Yes , @bullgoose , we have seen a lot of changes since 2008

Charles Roberts was his name.  Best known for his theory on Method Shaving.  I had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times in Austin.  He was a true gentleman.

Yore very right , Johnny.He was the one who came out with the Method shaving and also with the Manchurian badger denomination , when David Carter was the owner of Simpson (back in 2006)

I feel like a dinosaur now when thinking how much I have seen forums changed and vendors coming and going.

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 10-09-2018, 02:22 PM
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(10-09-2018, 01:55 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-09-2018, 01:16 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(10-09-2018, 11:39 AM)Teiste Wrote: Enchante owner , died back in 2015 , for what I remember 

Yes , @bullgoose , we have seen a lot of changes since 2008

Charles Roberts was his name.  Best known for his theory on Method Shaving.  I had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times in Austin.  He was a true gentleman.

Austin was kind of the epicenter for the wet shaving revival and Charles Roberts was smack dab in the middle of it. I had heard that he was a true gentleman.

He was truly a gentleman.Answered every single email I sent him asking questions and always extremely polite.

I know that all things must pass and that everything changes , but I miss the good old days.

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 10-09-2018, 02:35 PM
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(10-09-2018, 02:22 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(10-09-2018, 01:55 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-09-2018, 01:16 PM)Johnny Wrote: Charles Roberts was his name.  Best known for his theory on Method Shaving.  I had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times in Austin.  He was a true gentleman.

Austin was kind of the epicenter for the wet shaving revival and Charles Roberts was smack dab in the middle of it. I had heard that he was a true gentleman.

He was truly a gentleman.Answered every single email I sent him asking questions and always extremely polite.

I know that all things must pass and that everything changes , but I miss the good old days.

I do too...there wasn't the toxicity that sometimes exists these days.

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 10-09-2018, 04:29 PM
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I think Tiki Bar Soap is no longer in business, although it may only be temporary.

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 10-09-2018, 04:54 PM
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(10-09-2018, 08:48 AM)lloydrm Wrote: SWK scuttles and mugs.

That is extremely sad news.  Their scuttles are superb.  Funny, I just got mine out of the cupboard on the weekend.  I prefer it in the cooler weather because I think it keeps the lather warmer than my other one.  I was actually thinking about getting a second SWK, a bit smaller, to use in the summer.  Wish I had acted faster.

Here's a photo of mine.

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 10-09-2018, 06:01 PM
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The Gentlemans shop (UK).Robert Johnston used to be very frequent at shavemyface back at the time (do you remember that , Phil?) and he was a very nice guy.

He actually has one of my favorite shaving videos of all times :


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 10-09-2018, 06:19 PM
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(10-09-2018, 09:18 AM)Lipripper60 Wrote: Tim’s is one I miss.  
Strop  Shoppe

Two of my favorites. Fortunately, I still have a half dozen of each that I use sparingly.

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 10-09-2018, 07:18 PM
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(10-09-2018, 08:25 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: Reef Point Soaps just announced they're closing down.
https://knightmare1015.blogspot.com/2018...soaps.html

I did a drive-by but all the Admirality splashes & balms were sold out. Gutted, such a great scent.

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 10-10-2018, 01:28 AM
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(10-09-2018, 06:01 PM)Teiste Wrote: The Gentlemans shop (UK).Robert Johnston used to be very frequent at shavemyface back at the time (do you remember that , Phil?) and he was a very nice guy.

He actually has one of my favorite shaving videos of all times :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKg5r_JkgQA&t=168s


I love this video. Have watched it literally 100’s of time as have I with some of your early videos, Teiste.

This learned and helped me a lot back in 2011/2012, when I really needed the help to set a foundation for my own personal technique.

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 10-10-2018, 01:46 AM
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Phil, I never thought Artisan shaving soaps would overtake the market like they have done.

And the quality level makes them worthy of doing so, in my opinion.

If I was to start from scratch, buying new shaving soaps, I would almost only buy artisan shaving soaps, if Sapo Varesino, MDC, Klar Seifen, Tabula Rasa, Esbjerg, ABC and Castle Forbes are considered artisans, my list would be 100% artisans.

CRSW
B&M
Mike’s Natural
Catie’s
Tabula Rasa
LPL
MDC
Sapo Varesino
Klar Seifen
Jabonman
Castle Forbes
Esbjerg
ABC
Baume
La Savonniere du Moulin

I would never even think the artisans would be able to make products of almost perfect quality, if you asked me 3-4 years ago.

But they do now. Almost perfection in shaving soaps and creams.
Far better performance than the established older mass produced brands. Ok, Speick and Tabac are still amazing brands.

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 10-10-2018, 04:04 AM
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(10-09-2018, 07:18 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote:
(10-09-2018, 08:25 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: Reef Point Soaps just announced they're closing down.
https://knightmare1015.blogspot.com/2018...soaps.html

I did a drive-by but all the Admirality splashes & balms were sold out. Gutted, such a great scent.

After reading the announcement, I purchased 3 earl grey and ginger splashes. Lovely scent.

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 10-10-2018, 08:10 AM
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(10-10-2018, 01:28 AM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(10-09-2018, 06:01 PM)Teiste Wrote: The Gentlemans shop (UK).Robert Johnston used to be very frequent at shavemyface back at the time (do you remember that , Phil?) and he was a very nice guy.

He actually has one of my favorite shaving videos of all times :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKg5r_JkgQA&t=168s


I love this video. Have watched it literally 100’s of time as have I with some of your early videos, Teiste.

This learned and helped me a lot back in 2011/2012, when I really needed the help to set a foundation for my own personal technique.

It's perhaps a minor point, but he didn't wash the alum off in the video.

I always wash the alum off before applying aftershave.  I thought it's not so good to leave it on.

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