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
"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…"
"There is no support for reincarnation in the Bible. The only verse that has been dragged out of context to spuriously "support" such a doctrine is John 8:58, "Jesus said to them, 'Truly, truly, before Abraham's coming, I…"
"That is fantastic work. All done in the hand? I have to use a Sollberger jig to get a longitudinal flake. Paleo man must have had 2 or 3 times modern mans strength and all his dexterity. Those GEICO advertising folks never knapped when they came up…"
"Well some of the issues you seem to have is that you forget that TCW was targeted at kids not adults like the original movies were. The reason some people think Jedi was the weakest part is that was the beginning of the entire series outside of the…"
"Not really ... though I'll admit I didn't have enough of a plan when I got out of law school. Took me a while to find my niche. I did litigation for a while, and found it too much of a hassle. Its just an irritating…"
"Short answer: No.
I never thought I would end up hating this profession as much as I do.
I never imagined that office politics would ever play more of a role in my career trajectory than skill or experience.
I never thought that 20 years…"