05-11-2012, 05:37 PM
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  • Dave
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I got this as part of a trade with Jbradley and all I can say is wow. What great lather. I'm not quite sure why they changed it up, but they shouldn't have. I love this stuff and plan to use it at least once a week in a shave. It's great.

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 05-11-2012, 07:59 PM
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Vintage Williams was a great soap, I use both the regular and menthol, proformance wise it bears little in common with the current production soap.

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 05-12-2012, 03:16 AM
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  • Dave
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Is the best place to look for this stuff just on the various shave forums or eBay?

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 05-12-2012, 04:46 AM
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Dave, it is nice stuff isn't it? Such a difference in lather also makes me wonder if it originally smelled as they do today or if even the scent was different back then. I see them somewhat regularly at antique shops but some want crazy prices for them. IIRC about $10/puck is about average.

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 05-20-2012, 06:28 AM
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  • JAYDEE
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How does this vintage version compare to the present day soap in terms of scent and lather?

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 05-20-2012, 06:35 AM
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  • Dave
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Night and Day Jaydee. The old stuff is a smaller puck but just a few swirls and a bit of water and it rivals any soap or cream I've ever tried. I use the new williams for bath soap now since I got a vintage puck. I still want to try the Williams Menthol. I have been keeping my eye on eBay for it to try.

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 05-20-2012, 07:18 AM
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Dave, not to rub it in but to let you know they are out there. I found a puck of Williams Menthol for $5.50 at an antique mall in Franklin, KY. I'll be using it this coming week after I finish a soap test/comparison I'm working on.

(05-20-2012, 06:35 AM)Dave Wrote: Night and Day Jaydee. The old stuff is a smaller puck but just a few swirls and a bit of water and it rivals any soap or cream I've ever tried. I use the new williams for bath soap now since I got a vintage puck. I still want to try the Williams Menthol. I have been keeping my eye on eBay for it to try.

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 05-20-2012, 07:30 AM
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  • TexBilly
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I have several vintage shave sticks that were in old razor sets and I'm told it's likely one or two of them is vintage Williams. Very, very good lather from these sticks! Seems most any vintage soap can match or beat the performance of many modern soaps. Enjoy yours!

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