10-24-2013, 01:19 PM
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Following a recommendation from a fellow member in the Netherlands, JAYDEE, who mentioned that as I live in the Netherlands I should try "De Vergulde Hand" shaving soap, I picked some up at the supermarket today.
For those outside the Netherlands "De Vergulde Hand" means "The Gilded Hand" and is a well known and very old shaving brand here.
Anyway, I got a 75g tub for the princely sum of € 1.79....might even get it cheaper if I shop around....!! Wink
I can't wait to give it a try tomorrow.....I'll keep you posted.

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 10-24-2013, 01:45 PM
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It is a very good soap. Here is my review of it.

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 10-24-2013, 02:30 PM
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SharpSpine,thanks for pointing out your review.......a good read! This has me even more glad I bought it....I'll be giving it a go in the morning!!

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 10-24-2013, 02:55 PM
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A good friend (SharpSpine [above] ) sent me a puck of DVH and it's a really good soap. I wish it was less expensive over here across the pond.

It'll make great useable lather without even trying. It's simply incredible.

Good luck with it, except you won't need luck, just water.

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 10-24-2013, 02:56 PM
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No problem at all Gordon. I hope you enjoy it. There's also another fairly popular Dutch shaving soap that I can't think of the name. Have you tried any other National soaps?

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 10-24-2013, 03:25 PM
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Thanks lads, I'll let you know how it goes.
As for National soaps, well I'm almost duty bound to try Arran Aromatics as I come from Ayrshire and Arran lies just off the coast. And also Castle Forbes as my father comes from near there. They're a bit more expensive though, so I'll maybe have to wait until Christmas and keep my fingers crossed.
The others I've tried are Proraso (green tub) and the Muhle Aloe Vera, both of which I really like.

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 10-24-2013, 03:27 PM
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What about Krudivat (sp?) and there's another Dutch one I can't think of right now.

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 10-24-2013, 03:50 PM
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I've not tried the Kruidvat stuff, thanks for the tip.....I thought they only did the squirty can variety, but I'll have a look. I don't know any other Dutch brands but I'll check it out tomorrow.

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 10-24-2013, 04:34 PM
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This stuff sounds interesting. In your review you said it was one of your favorite scent, but can you describe it at all? Thanks

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 10-24-2013, 05:01 PM
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Fresh, citrus, lemon-lime

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 10-24-2013, 06:18 PM
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Good luck with the soap, Gordon! Biggrin

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 10-25-2013, 12:09 PM
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Well.....I've just tried it out and it's as previously reported by others really good, a lovely rich creamy lather with only a few swipes around the tub!
I kind of rushed in though (the couple of beers I had with friday night pizza might be to blame) and got a couple of nicks in the 1st pass with the grain! Then realized the blade was a wee bit dull (I find after 4 shaves with a feather blade it's time to change), the 2nd pass with a fresh blade went much better, in fact so well I didn't need a 3rd.
All in all very good......especially since I can get it at my nearest supermarket for €1.60.....I wasn't shopping around....I was there anyway for beer! Smile

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 10-25-2013, 12:13 PM
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(10-24-2013, 03:27 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: What about Krudivat (sp?) and there's another Dutch one I can't think of right now.

KRUIDVAT I believe is another Dutch-made soap, and I believe you're thinking about Sanders, which is also made in Holland.

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 10-25-2013, 12:34 PM
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(10-25-2013, 12:09 PM)Falconwood Wrote: Well.....I've just tried it out and it's as previously reported by others really good, a lovely rich creamy lather with only a few swipes around the tub!
I kind of rushed in though (the couple of beers I had with friday night pizza might be to blame) and got a couple of nicks in the 1st pass with the grain! Then realized the blade was a wee bit dull (I find after 4 shaves with a feather blade it's time to change), the 2nd pass with a fresh blade went much better, in fact so well I didn't need a 3rd.
All in all very good......especially since I can get it at my nearest supermarket for €1.60.....I wasn't shopping around....I was there anyway for beer! Smile
The same sells in the US for €5.75.

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 10-25-2013, 12:39 PM
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I've never heard of Sanders JAYDEE.....I'll look it up!
Deco......€5.75 that's a bit steep!!!!!

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 10-25-2013, 01:47 PM
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(10-25-2013, 12:13 PM)JAYDEE Wrote:
(10-24-2013, 03:27 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: What about Krudivat (sp?) and there's another Dutch one I can't think of right now.

KRUIDVAT I believe is another Dutch-made soap, and I believe you're thinking about Sanders, which is also made in Holland.

Yep, that was the other one. Thanks Jeff!

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 10-27-2013, 02:11 PM
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Kruidvat shaving soap is made by the same company behind De Vergulde Hand. The soaps (and ingredient list) are almost similar, but DVH seems to be more concentrated thus rates a bit higher in performance by my standards.


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 10-27-2013, 02:54 PM
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Thanks for the info DoubleB!
I'll have a look at it the next time I'm in a Kruidvat....I may try it as well.....why not!

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 10-27-2013, 04:11 PM
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I really like that soap. Not a top notch soap, but very nice and pleasant to use, and delivers a nice shave. Smile

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 11-01-2013, 06:13 AM
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I read somewhere that DVH is the oldest existing shaving soap, since 1500s...

I'll have to try some. Thanks for the feedback.

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