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  1. Sylvrfalcn

    Any straight-razor users about?

    Huge score on straight razors this past weekend at the flea market. I snagged three Sheffield razors in good to excellent condition, one handled in bone (Wolstenholm IXL), one with black horn handle, and one hefty old beast of a Sheffield steel razor with wood handle slabs and iron/steel, not...
  2. Sylvrfalcn

    Any straight-razor users about?

    Okay, tried the olive oil, wasn't real impressed. It worked, but not as well as Shave Secret. Personally I love a good mug & brush and all that hot, foamy lather, the stuff that comes out of aerosol cans might as well be Cheeze Whiz.:barf:;) Sarge
  3. Sylvrfalcn

    Any straight-razor users about?

    Yvsa, the shaving oil I used to use is called "Shave Secret" and it's usually available at Wal Mart. Shaving oils are mostly just plant based essential oils, so I reckon regular old olive oil would work. Tell you what, I'll try the olive oil this morning and let you know. With any of 'em, you...
  4. Sylvrfalcn

    Upcoming Procedure Dates.....

    Smoke and prayer that your family has not one, but two Thanksgivings this year old friend. Sarge
  5. Sylvrfalcn

    Scattering Dad on the Emerald Isle

    Smoke, prayers, and good air travel karma from somebody who's done a lot of it;) Sarge
  6. Sylvrfalcn

    Smoke and Prayers Needed

    Smoke and prayers going up. Sarge
  7. Sylvrfalcn

    Any straight-razor users about?

    C.S., Opinels and Douk Douks are both ground to what I like to call a "flattened convex" blade profile, convex, just spread out sort of gradual like. To sharpen one up for shaving you want to hone down to a fairly acute edge, like 10 degree bevel on each side giving a total inclusive edge angle...
  8. Sylvrfalcn

    University of Florida prepares for Zombies

    So come on down and see me hoss, I work in the Colonial Spanish Quarter right down on St. George Street. Tell 'em you're there to see Greg and they'll let you visit the museum free. If they say "Greg who?" just say Thumbcutter Jack and they'll not only let you in but they'll be scared to death...
  9. Sylvrfalcn

    Namaste from Nepal

    God bless Ram, and guide his hands, his heart's already in the right place. Sarge
  10. Sylvrfalcn

    Any straight-razor users about?

    My sweetheart has remarked several times lately on my "baby smooth" cheeks. What she doesn't know is that for the last week I've been shaving exclusively with what Opinel calls a "garden knife". Cheap as dirt, but the blade is good Swedish Sandvik 12c27 steel and takes a breathtaking edge. One...
  11. Sylvrfalcn

    Cheap source of high carbon steel

    They are fairly soft TO, probably around 45 RC (which by the by ain't far off from a mil-spec AF survival knife or Ka Bar). If you want 'em harder and ain't got an 18th century blacksmith shop like I work in, then use a barbecue grill and some wood charcoal. Not briquettes, LUMP CHARCOAL. Use a...
  12. Sylvrfalcn

    University of Florida prepares for Zombies

    You bet I have:eek: I'm in Saint Augustine, Florida, it's full of tourists, and thanks to Flagler College, college students. Between those two demographics it would be dead simple (pardon the pun) for zombies to infiltrate. Judging by the way some of these yahoos drive, I suspect, my friend...
  13. Sylvrfalcn

    Any straight-razor users about?

    Been shaving with straights for a long time now. Occasionally I'll get bored with that and hone/strop a good Opinel or Douk Douk and shave with that instead. Here's my two cents; - Very good quality old razors are indeed available for a reasonable price from antique shops, swap meets, etc...
  14. Sylvrfalcn

    University of Florida prepares for Zombies

    We oughta recruit zombies for military service. Think of the cost savings to the taxpayer. You don't have to feed/house them, you don't have to equip them or re-supply them, and since they're already dead all recruiting could be handled by them creepy dudes over in mortuary affairs section. Just...
  15. Sylvrfalcn

    Cheap source of high carbon steel

    Lawnmower blades. Yup, big old lawnmower blades. A buddy of mine who works for the maintenance department of a local school district brought me a whole bunch of 'em and asked me if I could use 'em for anything in the blacksmith shop. Could I ever! They're straight carbon steel with a very good...
  16. Sylvrfalcn

    Your Prayers Are Needed For A Friend

    Smoke and prayers going up Aunt Yangdu. There's a wicked thunderstorm rolling through here right now, but I know the smoke, and the prayers, will get where they need to go. Be strong for your friend, sometimes friends need to borrow strength from one another. Sarge
  17. Sylvrfalcn

    Kismet's Practical Hunter

    Howdy Yvsa! 'Bout that Irish girl, her name is Reenie (short for Maureen) and she is the love of my life. Met her down here in Saint Augustine, and we've been together a year now. Took her to the Alafia River Rendezvous back in January and she never once complained about having to be dressed in...
  18. Sylvrfalcn

    Kismet's Practical Hunter

    I've missed all you knuckleheads, sorry I've been "away" so long. After stumbling around a bit getting used to being a civilian, I wound up down in Saint Augustine, Florida, working for a living history museum as a blacksmith. Do I still find time to make a knife now and then? You bet, but...
  19. Sylvrfalcn

    Kismet's Practical Hunter

    You've sure come a long way from grinding old files into knives Andy, couldn't be more proud of you hoss. :) Sarge
  20. Sylvrfalcn

    I miss Sarge.

    Yup , miss you guys too, ain't got time to say much, posting from a library computer. Spending Christmas with my family in Florida. All is well with me, and hope the same goes for all of y'all. Take care, have a merry Christmas, and don't cut yer thumbs on them sharp things. ;) Sarge
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