Search:

Type: Posts; User: mblakele; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 25 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.35 seconds.

  1. It may have been a simple accident. I would go to...

    It may have been a simple accident. I would go to the first post in the thread that was closed, and use the little triangle to "report this post". The moderators will see your explanation of the...
  2. Most badger brushes are probably made from Meles...

    Most badger brushes are probably made from Meles leucurus from China. That is considered a distinct species from the European badger Meles meles. Some European brushmakers may still use M. meles when...
  3. Replies
    7
    Views
    217

    What Porter wrote in the other thread makes...

    What Porter wrote in the other thread makes sense: "Gillette stopped making razors under the Otto Roth brand at some point while the NEW was still being sold, and repurposed heads that had already...
  4. Replies
    673
    Views
    62,928

    Luc, I brought my Boots stick off the bench for 5...

    Luc, I brought my Boots stick off the bench for 5 shaves this week. I still prefer Palmolive but that may be a combination of personal taste and local water. I used 4 grams of soap in all, and the...
  5. Ordinary soaps and detergents do not clean by...

    Ordinary soaps and detergents do not clean by killing. They clean by breaking up oily stuff so that it rinses away. That also rinses away bacteria and other pathogens. Antibacterial soaps do this...
  6. Replies
    6
    Views
    226

    Or something. There was no change to the law in...

    Or something. There was no change to the law in recent times, but the old labels misrepresented the origin of the brushes. That started in 2008 with the Vulfix acquisition. Eventually they printed up...
  7. I tend to read the 1977 booklet with a critical...

    I tend to read the 1977 booklet with a critical eye. Whoever wrote it was fairly distant from the original events, and may have been more interested in marketing than history.

    In post #4 Porter...
  8. Yes, maybe so. Broken skin too. Everything...

    Yes, maybe so. Broken skin too.



    Everything outside a sterile package has bacteria on it, including you and me. Any worries should be about what kinds and how much.
  9. Thanks, Steve. But if I read those correctly they...

    Thanks, Steve. But if I read those correctly they do not invalidate the 1988 study by Heinze and Yackovich.

    Various studies found that they could bacteria from soap, which shows that it was...
  10. Has there been any new science on this subject...

    Has there been any new science on this subject since 1988, when http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2249330/ was published?


    Sixteen panelists were instructed to wash with the inoculated...
  11. Replies
    10
    Views
    228

    You might enjoy reading...

    You might enjoy reading http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/383550-Shaving-With-The-Souplex-Double-Six
  12. Replies
    2
    Views
    124

    Not sure about the search results. But I find the...

    Not sure about the search results. But I find the best way to handle thread participation is to visit http://badgerandblade.com/vb/profile.php?do=editoptions, find the setting "Default Thread...
  13. Replies
    1,131
    Views
    44,420

    I might be confused about the relationship...

    I might be confused about the relationship between Rotbart, Otto Roth, and Roth-Büchner. That said, McKibben wrote that Gillette acquired a controlling interest in Roth-Büchner 1926, but I found a...
  14. In your shoes I guess I would contact Jason...

    In your shoes I guess I would contact Jason anyway. He must get them in bulk somehow, and he is reasonably close to both you and Feather — at least from where I sit. Let him know the quantity you are...
  15. Replies
    10
    Views
    221

    Ah, sorry if I misunderstood the problem. Have...

    Ah, sorry if I misunderstood the problem. Have you tried Polsilver blades yet? For me they are about as sharp as Feather, sharper than Yellow, and more durable than either.

    You might look into...
  16. Replies
    10
    Views
    221

    With a heavy beard and light skin — mine for...

    With a heavy beard and light skin — mine for example — the hair will always be visible. All we can do is cut it down to around the skin level, but the root goes deeper and skin is translucent.
    ...
  17. Replies
    21
    Views
    383

    Well, there are two kinds on ingrown. One kind,...

    Well, there are two kinds on ingrown. One kind, "side-growns", start as trapped hairs and never emerge. The other kind emerge, then curl back into the skin. Freeing trapped hairs prevents...
  18. Replies
    18
    Views
    433

    The canonical thread for non-Gillette vintage DEs...

    The canonical thread for non-Gillette vintage DEs is http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/310702-The-quot-Not-Gillette-quot-Vintage-DE-Thread.

    In the UK I would look for Souplex razors —...
  19. Replies
    9
    Views
    232

    I use a certain amount of skin stretching. I...

    I use a certain amount of skin stretching. I mostly use an open comb NEW, so there is no safety bar to smooth the skin in front of the blade. Straight razors are a similar situation.

    But most...
  20. Thanks for posting that, Achim. As I understand...

    Thanks for posting that, Achim. As I understand it the largest period of expansion was immediately after WWI: ads show this pretty clearly, with new Gillette locations springing up around the world...
  21. You may be able to avoid some products by check...

    You may be able to avoid some products by check the ingredients first. We have some ingredients on the wiki —.but not all, because we depend on users to add them. Anyway TOBS creams all seem to...
  22. Replies
    9
    Views
    284

    The Sears-Roebuck blades at...

    The Sears-Roebuck blades at http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/377379-Sears-Roebuck-Super-Platinum?p=5704452#post5704452 and the Walgreens blades at...
  23. Replies
    28
    Views
    801

    Hard information about razor blade manufacturing...

    Hard information about razor blade manufacturing is pretty closely held. But as far as I know Böhler-Uddelholm does not make any blades. They supply blade steel to blade makers, and their steel is...
  24. Replies
    40
    Views
    788

    Welcome to B&B! Leg Shaving on the wiki may...

    Welcome to B&B!

    Leg Shaving on the wiki may help.
  25. Replies
    28
    Views
    801

    I am confused by the idea of getting a nickel...

    I am confused by the idea of getting a nickel allergy reaction from blades. Blade steel is martensitic, for example AEB-L. It should not contain any nickel.

    With platinum blades, take the...
  26. Replies
    9
    Views
    284

    UFI and Wilkinson might have made these Tomac...

    UFI and Wilkinson might have made these Tomac blades too: see http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/381989-NOS-Walgreens-Super-Platinum?p=5799058#post5799058 and...
  27. The mention of Phillip Morris on the carton is...

    The mention of Phillip Morris on the carton is probably significant. I would guess contemporary with later P74 production. Maybe for market segmentation? Or for barbers?
  28. Replies
    20
    Views
    397

    I apologize if this is already familiar history...

    I apologize if this is already familiar history to everyone on this thread, but I wanted to expand a little on the different patents seen on Goodwill and NEW razors. The classic three NEW patents are...
  29. Take a look at http://doubleedgeshavingplace.com:...

    Take a look at http://doubleedgeshavingplace.com: Jason is on this forum and offers free airmail to Australia from Singapore.
  30. Replies
    49
    Views
    1,677

    YMMV indeed. I am one of those who gets great...

    YMMV indeed. I am one of those who gets great lather and great shaves from MWF, without any special tricks — well, except that I use it as a stick. Based on what I read here I am inclined to suggest...
  31. In your shoes I would try a slant. The design is...

    In your shoes I would try a slant. The design is supposed to reduce the amount of force needed to cut, and if you get tugging with Feathers then that may be exactly what you need. You can also get a...
  32. Replies
    39
    Views
    800

    It should be easy to understand. Just think of a...

    It should be easy to understand. Just think of a paper cut, only with steel. Last time this happened to me was with the dull end of a Feather, which felt a little ironic. No pressure involved, just...
  33. Replies
    673
    Views
    62,928

    My 2012 Boots stick is not a bad soap at all -...

    My 2012 Boots stick is not a bad soap at all - though it tends to spend most of its time on the bench. Maybe it is a little boring, almost generic or even institutional. The lather is good, but not...
  34. Replies
    673
    Views
    62,928

    Luc, if I had known you were interested in Boots...

    Luc, if I had known you were interested in Boots I could have sent you one.

    Speaking of Boots and reformulations.... The ingredients from my stick were entered on Boots_Shaving_Stick_Refill as the...
  35. Thread: Hide thread?

    by mblakele
    Replies
    8
    Views
    227

    It is more of a self-service feature:...

    It is more of a self-service feature: http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/Browser_Tips has some information.
  36. Replies
    52
    Views
    2,267

    Happy patent day, everyone. 1920 Single Ring...

    Happy patent day, everyone.

    1920 Single Ring
    Gillette super stainless L-1 (1)
    BGS LE natural horse
    Mixed cream, 1:1 RSC and KMF lavender
    Lilac vegetal
    ...
  37. Replies
    52
    Views
    2,267

    I guess it is the 15th now in Australia and...

    I guess it is the 15th now in Australia and Japan. Happy patent day, gents!
  38. Replies
    31
    Views
    818

    Try...

    Try http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/Creating_A_Shave_Stick
  39. Replies
    5
    Views
    284

    Good question. I used to have a Classic 2 that...

    Good question. I used to have a Classic 2 that was a little denser than I liked, and maybe I should have looked at its siblings more closely.

    Would weighing each of the Classic 2 brushes answer...
  40. Replies
    6
    Views
    342

    I found Stereoimaging Of Trapped Hairs...

    I found Stereoimaging Of Trapped Hairs very worthwhile, too. The science part may be a little squishy, but it convinced me that trapped hairs are an important factor in shave quality.
Results 1 to 40 of 1000
Page 1 of 25 1 2 3 4
By accessing Badger & Blade, you agree to abide by the Terms of Usage. You can find our Privacy Policy here.
Once submitted, any posts, images, or content become the property of Badger & Blade.
Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.