Hi there! I am a 46 year old man from Norway who has been struck by the realization that there are more boys than men out there, even at my age! I was also struck by the realization that my own…Continue
"There are several different schools of training, and definitions of "strong", but I am pretty old school and think you should focus on basic, functional strength. Could you survive a week of old-fashioned farm work? Then you are…"
"4k is OK for a kitchen knife, but not sufficient for a face razor. 8k-12k-16k-maybe even 30k would be far better. You should also finish up by stropping it.
Do also check your shaving technique. Axe salesmen of old managed to shave with the axes…"
"Sorry, it was a Citizen Campanola. Told you I wasn't sure of the spelling. Here is a current photo of one of their round dialed watches, luxury quartz by the way with a perpetual calendar. It's Citizen's equivalent…"
"I agree with Chuck in every way. If the 4 watches are the ones you are set on getting go with the Grande Seiko. Think not expensive but function and look. I would also look at value lines, Oris, Hamilton, Longines, Etrna, Ball. The breitling does…"
"I absolutely love the Grand Seikos, their dials and finish work are second to none. Absolutely exquisite. Since I am partial to complications, I would choose the one with the reserve de marche, but that's an issue of personal…"
On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...No, actually, I have to choose. And pay most of it myself, but it stems from a generous gift when we married on boxing day.It might be that the two on the right are right outside my price bracket. But what I am looking for is a manly watch, which by my standards (not…See More
"I would recommend not just one, but several stones of increasing fineness. My suggestion is something in the neighbourhood of
Followed by linen strip and then hide strop. You will eventually also need a lapping…"
"I use 1K, 4K, 8K, 12K, 16K, 30K ... but the point of using a progression is that while you in theory could hone the straightedge to perfection on a 30K, it would take forever and a half life. So you do bigger pieces of work with a rougher stone…"
"I am a neophyte, but I use a whole range of stones, starting with 1000 and ending with 30000, whereupon the various strops take over. Is this a rational decision? Not really. If I was looking for practicality, I would probably not even use a…"
"Thank you for a thoughtful reply, Bryan. I often hear people cite "apocryphal" or other writings that probably should have been in the Bible as grounds for such a belief. I have yet to come around to checking this out, but thought this…"
"Thank you for your reply, Cisco. I do not know, but have only heard by rumour, so I wondered if more knowledgeable gentlemen than I would happen to know.
As for the belief in Hell, I do read the odd bit of theology, and notice that there is a…"
"That man definitely does not speak for the greater MKP community, which welcomes young men (and sometimes has discussions about how to recruit more of them). He may have spoken for his own "I-group" (a small group of 8-12 or so…"
"Insurance is a small portion of the problem as a whole - a portion of which was actually formed by market forces.
Insurance, in and of itself, has one purpose; to create access to healthcare. Full stop.
In this, a successful ACA rollout only does…"
hey guys, I have been interested in the MKP for a few years now and even began pursuing my dream of attending a weekend. After many emails back and forth as well as a few phone calls with an influential guy there (who was very nice) I was politely told that the weekend is more for older guys and while there are annual meetings in my area, in which guys get together at a local church and further share and bond, because of the nature of these meetings (they discuss feelings and their deepest…See More
"I have instructed my wife that my body is to be donated to a local science program, so that I may forever be fondled by young coeds.
Okay, cut the fondling part. My body is to be donated to a school for up and coming students, though."