03-23-2014, 06:31 AM
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I also received a sample puck of the soap yesterday from Blades Grim - Scent "Smolder". I call it a sample but it was a standard puck, which was very generous and greatly appreciated. It is a new line of soaps the Blades Grim will start to offer. Below my review:

Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Coconut Oil, Water, Lye, Vegetable Glycerin, Fragrance.

Packaging: Soap came in a gold tin. I'm a fan of the Grim logo and design imprinted on the tin. Very nice screw down tin, puck fits perfectly inside. Very impressed with the overall appearance, packaging and functionality

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Scent: I had a hard time determining the scent of this soap. It seemed to have a hint of vanilla and coconut. It was not a strong overwhelming scent, I would describe it as a "classic" smell that was very pleasant. I asked the SWMBO to weigh in - her comment..."That smells good" . So it literally passed the smell test for me.

Lather: I used a B&B Boar Brush soaked in a scuttle for 3-5 mins. Added a small amount of water (teaspoon) on the puck while the brush soaked. Two shakes of the brush and I started to build my lather. Puck is soft but not to soft. I was able to build a thick lather in less than 60 secs. Lather appeared to get a little airy at first but I found by adding a little more water I was able to get the lather more thick and yougurty.
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Slickness: Really like the slickness of this soap, went on thick and creamy. The glide was excellent and it stayed moist during entire shave, did not dry out. I felt it was stay moist for quite a while. I used a Muhle R41 with a Feather and I felt great cushion during the entire shave, no irritation or discomfort.
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Moisturizing: The soap has good moisturizing properties, it felt good as soon as it touched my skin. It has been two hours since my shave and my skin still feels moist. Scent is still with me but it is not overpowering, very pleasant.

Final thoughts: Overall, I really like this soap, it has great functionality and scent. My initial concern with the "airy" lather was more technique and figuring out what works with this soap. The end result was a thick, yougurty, slick lather that provided good comfort and moisture. It will definitely be in my rotation and I look forward to the other scents.

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 03-23-2014, 07:21 AM
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  • Mouser
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Where did you get it and what is the difference between the gold and silver editions?

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 03-23-2014, 07:36 AM
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I have never heard of this soap. Great to hear you enjoyed it and happy shaves. Smile

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 03-23-2014, 10:26 AM
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(03-23-2014, 07:36 AM)celestino Wrote: I have never heard of this soap. Great to hear you enjoyed it and happy shaves. Smile

It's a new line they will offer shortly - I was fortunate to get a trial puck.

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 10-18-2014, 12:57 AM
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Looks like a damn fine lather to me! Very curious to try this stuff too! Great review!

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 11-19-2014, 06:52 PM
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I read somewhere that the artisan that makes maggard's soap also makes this brand.

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 11-20-2014, 01:27 AM
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(11-19-2014, 06:52 PM)hassansa Wrote: I read somewhere that the artisan that makes maggard's soap also makes this brand.

Yes, Maria Armand makes the soap for both Maggard and Blades Grim. She also sells soap under her own name at:

http://www.ttffcraft.com/

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 11-20-2014, 04:30 AM
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Thanks just placed order. I am sure it will be good.

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