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  1. Try some gentle exfoliation as soon as the...

    Try some gentle exfoliation as soon as the sensation starts.
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    Not long ago they removed the alum in a minor...

    Not long ago they removed the alum in a minor reformulation.
  3. I soak my feet in borax from time to time. They...

    I soak my feet in borax from time to time. They have not fallen off. Borax is a mild water softener, and raises pH to about 8. Vinegar is a mild acid, and reduces pH. Either way the dose makes the...
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    If you could find a way to protect any exposed...

    If you could find a way to protect any exposed zamak, that should help. I have heard of gents applying clear nail polish to exposed spots, or some sort of clear coat might work. The goal is to keep...
  5. Thread: Wiki

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    There are some limits to how beautiful we can...

    There are some limits to how beautiful we can make it, but we will try. Main question is whether to leave the article and category combined or separate them again. If we go with the first plan, we...
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    Maybe a Culmak Spartan? Take a look at...

    Maybe a Culmak Spartan? Take a look at http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/245599-Culmak-Spartan-quot-chubby-quot and see if the photo jogs your memory.

    I used to have one and I think the...
  7. Thread: Wiki

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    I managed to restore the old category page, and I...

    I managed to restore the old category page, and I copied in the bbcode from the main page. So now we have Razor_Blades with the text from the old main page, plus all the subcategories.

    It turns...
  8. Thread: Wiki

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    Subcategory pages like...

    Subcategory pages like http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/Category:Gillette_Razor_Blades are still ok and are also still in the Razor Blades category. It may be fastest to link up those subcategories...
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    With respect, I think it is a wee bit judgmental...

    With respect, I think it is a wee bit judgmental to call the 1756 story a "traditional theory". True, it comes to us from a distance: I cited an 1830 source, and then an 1872 source quoting an 1814...
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    Looks like someone has been reading...

    Looks like someone has been reading History_of_the_shaving_brush on the wiki.

    The history page is admittedly London-centric because I found a source for that place and time, and darn little...
  11. Yes, the Trac II shaves me just fine. Using the...

    Yes, the Trac II shaves me just fine. Using the same prep I use with DE and similar technique, I would compare the Gillette Trac II cartridges to an Israeli Personna, like a Red or Crystal. Given the...
  12. As a backup system for travel I carry a Bump...

    As a backup system for travel I carry a Bump Fighter handle and some Trac II cartridges. In your shoes I would select that over the Mach3 because the Trac II only has two blades. You could also try...
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    Or if it is the entire retail industry, I figure...

    Or if it is the entire retail industry, I figure that is about 2% of sales.
  14. Thread: B&B app?

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    This was probably posted in jest, but the idea...

    This was probably posted in jest, but the idea has grown on me. Sophisticated image processing could tell me where I rank in terms of factors that usually go unquantified: beard toughness and skin...
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    I am not sure any do: that Gillette patent...

    I am not sure any do: that Gillette patent US5985459 makes interesting reading but I have never seen it on a blade pack or cartridge. I think it is still in force, and should expire late next year,...
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    Gents, I have reason to doubt both of these...

    Gents, I have reason to doubt both of these points. Regarding the "first shave" effect, Gillette patent US5985459 discussed it and claimed to demonstrate that it is due to excess PTFE coating. This...
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    Yes, very good point. Especially in those days...

    Yes, very good point. Especially in those days lady of the house did the shopping. If she brought home cartridges and they worked ok, a wise man would not rock the boat.



    Certainly true, even...
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    Alex, I think he means one and a half. In much of...

    Alex, I think he means one and a half. In much of Europe they write numbers so that one and a half is 1,5 and five thousand is 5.000.

    To the OP: Welcome to B&B!
  19. Thread: B&B app?

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    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mrcombo/id489265191...

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mrcombo/id489265191 can do that. No B&B branding, though.
  20. Thread: B&B app?

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    And what would it do?

    And what would it do?
  21. I think aqua velva and old spice are the...

    I think aqua velva and old spice are the classics. The Pinaud products were around, but I think of them as more of a barbershop brand. If you want to go in that direction, the most popular were...
  22. Rubberset and Everready are two big names that...

    Rubberset and Everready are two big names that come to mind. There were quite a few smaller names: for example Erskine, Opal, Surrey, and Mohawk.

    Note that even the vintage brushes used imported...
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    Welcome to B&B! Right now the closest the wiki...

    Welcome to B&B!

    Right now the closest the wiki has is USA_Boston_MA. The page for USA_Nationwide_Various_Locations_Shaving_Supplies may help too.
  24. What about when uncoated stainless debuted in...

    What about when uncoated stainless debuted in 1930 as the Gillette Kroman, and failed? And then as the Darwin cobalt steel, and failed? And then as post-WWII blades like the Silver Star?

    Coatings...
  25. Williams, Colgate, and Old Spice. There were...

    Williams, Colgate, and Old Spice. There were other brands, but those were the big names and I believe they meet all your criteria.
  26. Yes, you may notice that. Not everyone does, but...

    Yes, you may notice that. Not everyone does, but many gents find that particular blades work better or worse with particular razors. For example a Feather in a Fatip might be a bit much, but a...
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    I think I see all three patents...

    I think I see all three patents. Lacking a case or other original material, probably the best we can do is ca. 1932-40.

    By the way unless you have the case it may not be from a red-black set. The...
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    Vintage soaps are almost always worth a try. The...

    Vintage soaps are almost always worth a try. The Yardley is almost certainly excellent. The Boots is probably nothing like its modern incarnation and may be quite good too.
  29. From a practical point of view, the writing on...

    From a practical point of view, the writing on the label is more or less meaningless. Anyone can print "iridium" or "platinum" on the wrapper or blade. No one seems to enforce any labeling standards...
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    I have yet to see anything like a model chart for...

    I have yet to see anything like a model chart for vintage Rooney brushes, before the Sabini era. Possibly they did not have formal names. But yours would fit right into the group portrait that melyus...
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    Welcome to B&B!

    Welcome to B&B!
  32. Quite a bit of skill and experience involved, I...

    Quite a bit of skill and experience involved, I think. Take a look at chapter 4 of https://archive.org/details/brushmakersecret00kidduoft "The Hairhand", p27. Kidder mostly wrote about boar bristles,...
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    Kent, I think. The shape is typical of their...

    Kent, I think. The shape is typical of their vintage handles.

    https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR-HpoRy6k2-IUmtGsp9Yfal9Wgs4bPz3bzlKfLwEpo_lKTM-uvvg
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    I busted the bbcode above so you could look under...

    I busted the bbcode above so you could look under the hood: both images were pasted from another site and were included as a URL. That is a nice capability, but not really what I was trying to do...
  35. Sable hair is used for artist paintbrushes. Also...

    Sable hair is used for artist paintbrushes. Also camel hair and goat hair. I suspect camel would be rough, and the other two might be a bit floppy.

    Other gents have already noted that you want...
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    Thanks, that looks like what happens to me with...

    Thanks, that looks like what happens to me with firefox: a messed-up data URI. The "data:" scheme is missing, and instead the browser sees something like...
  37. I bought a frozen Stahly and an overnight soak in...

    I bought a frozen Stahly and an overnight soak in water and dishsoap fixed the problem. Of course YMMV, but it worked for me.

    I seem to recall another gent here once recommended soaking in sewing...
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    Yes. Per discussion at...

    Yes. Per discussion at http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/463593-test-%97does-pasting-an-image-work it sounds like this is just me. Working theory is that it may require flash. In that case...
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    Odd, that should be equivalent to the test I...

    Odd, that should be equivalent to the test I tried with Firefox 39. I wonder what is different about our systems? Maybe the editor uses flash if that is available? I keep it disabled because it has a...
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    That helps when the image has an originating...

    That helps when the image has an originating site. But that is not always the case. Mostly I want to paste in a screenshot or an annotated image. For example I posted an image at...
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