I know people say "really nice" all the time, when they just mean "nice" or "pleasant", but this is indeed a really nice brush and I must use it more.
When I got the set and opened it up, it all appeared absolutely mint. Untouched. The blades are still in cellophane, the razor was clearly unused (was, I've used it ), the soap was clearly unused and the brush untouched. Untouched and dried out, so much so it was shedding bristle dust. I was quite literally about to chop the knot off and ready it for drilling out when I decided to soak it and give it a damn good lather. Lathered with MWF and again with MWF, it showed real promise. The dustiness had gone, the brittle hairs had gone and what was left was a good and revived brush; a brush which would revive more with use.
Yes, I must use it more.
In fact, next shave I'm going to use the 1914 from the Khaki Set and I'll put this brush into service for that shave and perhaps a few more after ...
I think the term khaki set has more to do with military issue??? I could be wrong.
I think they use it to mean green instead of light brown like in American English. Example, I imagine a "fanny pack" would be a funny word to Brits because "fanny" does not mean "butt" in British English...
Last Edit: Oct 27, 2015 16:09:26 GMT -6 by fram773
Yeah, kicking someone's fanny here (UK) is seriously frowned upon!
What are you guys seeing? I'm horrendously colour-blind and know this sort of colour really messes me up. The outside, to me, is drab. Light brown with a green tint. Inside, which I think is the original colour, appears much more green. Over on the right of the picture of the inside, it's turning drab/brown. While I agree that khaki is a brown/green it should not be as green as the inside appears (to me) to be ... that's closer to olive green. I think it is supposed to be that colour as the outside and that one tab appears to be sunbleached.
Go figure ...
Meanwhile, "Khaki" as in "Military" is what is loosely meant.
I'd say the outside of the set in that picture is khaki which for the purposes of the British Army is officially three parts black to one part yellow (so we can all mix our own) but obviously the term "Khaki Set" is idiomatic.
A bit of research reveals that the word Khaki has a Persian origin (like myself) and means "soil coloured", I also never realised that in the Americas it was not a green. How educational... ... so Gentlemen, is that Ever Ready set soil coloured?
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carlfrommo: Hey guys. Last minute question here. What shot size should I use for flying reindeer?
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ordinaryshaver: You want to use 3 1/2 in magnum lead shot, in size T. Problem solved.
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ordinaryshaver: No steel, too light and use an extra full choke, unless you have a good blind setup
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carlfrommo: Well, last night was a failure. I had one shot, and I didn't lead the red-nosed one enough. I think I ended up shooting the driver. Might have gotten him in the leg. Hard to tell because he was wearing red pants and coat.
Dec 25, 2019 21:31:47 GMT -6
carlfrommo: He turned his sled away and landed on the roof two blocks down. Out of range for a second shot. I did notice he walked with a bit of a limp though. He shouldn't be coming in my yard anyway.
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mrconklin: Last time I hunted waterfowl. 2 3/4 shells were standard and the cool kids were starting to play with the 3 inch, but most guns weren't made for them. Steel was also just starting to be mandated on Federal and State land.
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