04-08-2014, 12:58 PM
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What's your favorite shaving soapmaker that no one or very few people are talking about?

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 04-08-2014, 01:00 PM
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  • Elendil
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Lost in all of the discussion of the great new products that have come out the last few years is one of the originals, Saint Charles Shave.

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 04-08-2014, 01:31 PM
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A cousin of mine gave me a Lime Bergamot travel sized soap stick made by a company called Benton Clay. I believe they teamed up with an artisan soap maker to produce this one.

It's a real gem that produces one of the best lathers. It's a small stick so I use it sparingly.

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 04-08-2014, 01:37 PM
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  • jb74
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Wickham Soap Co are relatively new but going down very well in the UK -

http://w-soap.co.uk/


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 04-08-2014, 03:37 PM
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  • tgutc
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For the moment mine would be Dapper Dragon Soaps. However, they will not remain unknown for long. Eric's soap performs fantastic and the two scents I have are good. You can purchase them for a very low price. They are tough to beat for value.

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 04-08-2014, 04:25 PM
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(04-08-2014, 03:37 PM)tgutc Wrote: For the moment mine would be Dapper Dragon Soaps. However, they will not remain unknown for long. Eric's soap performs fantastic and the two scents I have are good. You can purchase them for a very low price. They are tough to beat for value.

I agree.

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 04-08-2014, 05:35 PM
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Ian (SliceOfLife) over on the B&B forum. He gave me a puck of his homemade soap a little over a year ago, and it's one of my favorites. I see now he's selling his soaps on the hobbyist subforum.

I'll also throw a plug in for The Shave Den's wheat shaving cream. Fantastic!!

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 04-08-2014, 06:53 PM
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No idea, now, as I have stopped looking and trying most of the unknown ones since settling on the one I use, exclusively.

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 04-08-2014, 07:59 PM
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Wet Shave Obsession

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 04-08-2014, 09:11 PM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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(04-08-2014, 01:37 PM)jb74 Wrote: Wickham Soap Co are relatively new but going down very well in the UK -

http://w-soap.co.uk/


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+1
A couple of reviews:
http://shavesoaps.wordpress.com/2014/03/...club-cola/
http://bayrumdiaries.com/review-wickham-...ving-soap/
Also, Nanny's Silly Soaps are very nice.
Both are UK-based.

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 04-08-2014, 09:29 PM
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  • matloffm
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Mine would be Catie's Bubbles.

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 04-09-2014, 02:02 AM
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  • Macko
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I don't know how obscure he is at this point, but I'd add Rod's Stirling Soaps to the conversation.

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 04-09-2014, 02:33 AM
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  • BobH
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(04-08-2014, 06:53 PM)celestino Wrote: No idea, now, as I have stopped looking and trying most of the unknown ones since settling on the one I use, exclusively.

Ah, now that is way too sensible a thing to do, eh. Good way to stop from going crazy though.

Bob

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 04-09-2014, 04:01 AM
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Nice suggestions folks.

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 04-09-2014, 04:08 AM
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  • Balj86
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I really want to try Wickham Soap Co. Hearing great things about them!

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 04-09-2014, 04:51 AM
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(04-08-2014, 05:35 PM)5Savages Wrote: Ian (SliceOfLife) over on the B&B forum. He gave me a puck of his homemade soap a little over a year ago, and it's one of my favorites. I see now he's selling his soaps on the hobbyist subforum.

Yeah I just placed an order. I've always liked his chemistry-based view of why some soaps work and others don't rather than the sometimes "magical" lathering properties someone extols.

His ingredient list looks nice and the current scent sounds good, a lavender/geranium profile he calls "Lavender Fields." I think geranium should be used more often in my opinion.




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 04-09-2014, 04:57 AM
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Most of European artisan soap makers are quite unknown in the USA-based forums... here's some of my favourites:

From Spain:
- JabonMan (OK, not-so-obscure nowadays! Smile)
- Jabones Mé

UK and Ireland:
- Nanny's Silly Soaps
- Professor Blighty's
- Dr. K Soap Company

Austria and Germany:
- Tabula Rasa (1000 & 1 Seife)
- Haslinger
- StoBa Seifenmanufaktur
- Calani Seifenmanufaktur

Norway:
- Fitjar Soap

France:
- Savon des Volcans (Savonnerie du Bon Berger)
- Le Pére Lucien

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 04-09-2014, 05:26 AM
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(04-09-2014, 04:51 AM)jpakstis Wrote:
(04-08-2014, 05:35 PM)5Savages Wrote: Ian (SliceOfLife) over on the B&B forum. He gave me a puck of his homemade soap a little over a year ago, and it's one of my favorites. I see now he's selling his soaps on the hobbyist subforum.

Yeah I just placed an order. I've always liked his chemistry-based view of why some soaps work and others don't rather than the sometimes "magical" lathering properties someone extols.

His ingredient list looks nice and the current scent sounds good, a lavender/geranium profile he calls "Lavender Fields." I think geranium should be used more often in my opinion.

I have the soap he calls "Garage" scent on his Etsy page. The first thing I thought when I smelled it was gun oil, though it's subtle. The performance is exceptional. I also appreciate his approach to soap making and the explanations he's given for the affects and trade-offs of various ingredients. He's definitely done his research. I'm trying hard to restrain myself from buying some of his newer scents until I can get rid of some of what I have.

Same is true for Dapper Dragon. Eric lives just a few miles from my house and I may have to pick some up soon.

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 04-09-2014, 09:38 AM
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Mundus sold on Etsy. Unfortunately she has suspended operation for awhile but I am looking forward to her return. Truly a fine soap

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 04-09-2014, 12:27 PM
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+1 for Wickham. Great soap.

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