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
"Having tried out a few hundred fountain pens, I was left unimpressed by MontBlanc. They are simply not writing tools, but rather fashion accessories that look better in your shirt pocket than in your hand.
"You can't go wrong with a Cross pen. I would also recommend a rather odd one out, the Lamy Persona. Lamy isn't your typical high-end pen maker, rather the opposite in fact, but they made this one exquisite gem which I would recommend very…"
"Live play at KGS seems to be better for developing, but I rarely have time for live play, so it's more turn based. I've been stuck in the 10-12 kyu range for some years now, though, so that might be telling."
"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…"
"That looks pretty close to what I was thinking. Hey, I could be Clint Eastwood :~)
Homeland security would be kinda disappointed to find my phone hanging out in a holster.
I'm not so sure about leather tucked under an armpit. Anyone here wear a…"
"Personally I would much rather watch the gecko than Flo. The gecko is funny at least. Flo is just "everywhere" to the point of obnoxious.
What I don't like about Geico, is that it stands for Government Employees Insurance Company.…"
"I see what you are saying about FB, but the gym, those mirrors are essential.
Yes, checking form is important, but I use them for one more thing.
To me the gym is more mind game than anything else, and visualization is an important part of that. In…"
"I totally get your desire, and yes, those images really support the site character.
Glad you took the critique positively, establishing a unique identity online when so much has been "done" already, is very difficult, and a manly…"
"I agree that working on something is critical. Part of growing in manliness is feeling accepted into the world of men (you). Also, I would try to point to the manliness of Christ. There is an old book by Thomas Hughes from 1887 called The Manliness…"
"Thanks Carl and I definitely accept the feedback! I certainly don't want to be AoM and try to stand out as much as I can while still being in the same vein of ideas. The things that differentiate Wolf and Iron from AoM will likely present…"