06-08-2012, 09:55 PM
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used an arko stick and a new forest 2201 brush, which I absolutely love.

to date, I think this has been my best lather. let me know what you guys think!

here she is after face lathering:

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and on my face (yes, I know I'm hairy like a bear and I realize it was HOT in my bathroom, lol):

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this is the lather left on the brush after 2 passes:

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 06-08-2012, 10:28 PM
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That is a mighty fine lather. Was the Arko used as a stick, or grated into a bowl?

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 06-08-2012, 10:46 PM
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(06-08-2012, 10:28 PM)Tonality Wrote: That is a mighty fine lather. Was the Arko used as a stick, or grated into a bowl?

stick.

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 06-09-2012, 05:56 PM
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I have only tried three different sticks myself: Arko, DR Harris Marlborough, and Speick. I really like all three but the Arko is by far the easiest to face lather and it yields the denser lather of the three. Money wise, it is hard to beat.

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 06-09-2012, 06:14 PM
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Using a stick to face lather gives more soap solids & less water making it easier to obtain a creamy, dense lather with plenty of slickness.

Well done! The lather was great, I hope the shave was too.

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 06-09-2012, 09:33 PM
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Looks like good lather to me. That's about as thick as my first pass is too. Subsequent passes are not quite as thick.

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 06-09-2012, 09:43 PM
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Nice to finally see what you look like, Andrew, and great lather.

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 06-10-2012, 02:12 AM
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Yup -- ARKO lathers fantastically. I'm thinking of using it exclusively until my new boar brushes are completely broken in.

So what do you think of ARKO's smell? I'm guessing it mustn't bother you if you haven't commented on it.

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 06-10-2012, 12:32 PM
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(06-09-2012, 06:14 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Using a stock to face later gives more soap solids & less water making it easier to obtain a creamy, dense lather with plenty of slickness.

Well done! The lather was great, I hope the shave was too.

I'm starting to like face lathering as it's been my only method of lathering for the last month or two.

The shave wasn't bad. I need to stop switching razors and stick with one for a little while so I can learn its perfect cutting angles, to avoid any bumps and irritation.

(06-09-2012, 09:33 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Looks like good lather to me. That's about as thick as my first pass is too. Subsequent passes are not quite as thick.

indeed.

(06-09-2012, 09:43 PM)celestino Wrote: Nice to finally see what you look like, Andrew, and great lather.

thanks!

(06-10-2012, 02:12 AM)Pnume Wrote: Yup -- ARKO lathers fantastically. I'm thinking of using it exclusively until my new boar brushes are completely broken in.

So what do you think of ARKO's smell? I'm guessing it mustn't bother you if you haven't commented on it.

honestly, it doesn't really bother me. I think it smells similar to mysore sandalwood soap and I use that on a daily basis.

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