Be sure to follow closely as we open up the next chapter of Paladin Shaving. Exciting things to come.

Re: 2CH3K4 knots

This past week was a ballbuster. I didn’t find time to shave once, so the 26 mm 2CH3K4 I’ve mainly focused on testing since 11/15 hasn’t seen use since Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend (i.e., 12/02). The last two times I lathered with that knot (which is set in the Butterscotch...

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Frank and Lynn McInroy (Part 2 of 3)

Foundations This installment introduces Frank and Lynn McInroy and the two-person, family business they created together. It also provides some history with regard to the lathe and its evolution over the past 540 years. The latter section is probably too long and might fairly be criticized as smacking of pedantry,...

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Frank and Lynn McInroy (Part 1 of 3)

Backstory Seven years ago today, I ventured to make direct contact with Lee Sabini by email using an address I’d obtained from a B&B ( member. My understanding at the time was that Lee had been the owner of R. A. Rooney & Sons (makers of Rooney shaving brushes, with...

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