09-30-2013, 06:02 AM
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  • tsimmns
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Does anyone know how long a puck of these great soaps will last? Is the cost at 30 dollars a puck worth spending when you can get the Valbora stick at around 14 bucks? I know the Valbora stick is small, but does anyone know how long it might last. Just looking to do some price comparison before stocking up on some AOS tallow while I still can.

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 09-30-2013, 06:55 AM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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(09-30-2013, 06:02 AM)tsimmns Wrote: Does anyone know how long a puck of these great soaps will last? Is the cost at 30 dollars a puck worth spending when you can get the Valbora stick at around 14 bucks? I know the Valbora stick is small, but does anyone know how long it might last. Just looking to do some price comparison before stocking up on some AOS tallow while I still can.

The Valobra stick is 50g I believe while the AOS puck is 95g so, you are getting more soap. I use a rotation so it is hard to say how long it lasts but I would bet around 100 shaves.

The Valobra stick smells like dirty gym socks to my nose while the AOS has a much better scent (although the "clay" scent does come through a bit).

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 09-30-2013, 08:36 AM
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The AOS definitely has the advantage in the scent department.

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 10-02-2013, 07:44 PM
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  • Elendil
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(09-30-2013, 06:02 AM)tsimmns Wrote: Does anyone know how long a puck of these great soaps will last? Is the cost at 30 dollars a puck worth spending when you can get the Valbora stick at around 14 bucks? I know the Valbora stick is small, but does anyone know how long it might last. Just looking to do some price comparison before stocking up on some AOS tallow while I still can.

Loading heavily, you can get 80-90 shaves. Loading more conservatively (which can easily be done with these great soaps), can give you 120 or more.

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 10-03-2013, 05:43 PM
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  • Crag
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(09-30-2013, 06:55 AM)bullgoose Wrote: The Valobra stick smells like dirty gym socks to my nose.

24 LOL...When I sniffed it for the first time I thought it was rancid...I got another and found that it just smelled bad. It does lather really well, but jeeze...who wants to smell like gym shorts even with the best of Lather?

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