09-24-2015, 02:17 PM
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Rough count, I get approximately 80+ shaves from a 60g puck of Haslinger, 100+ shaves from a 75g stick of Arko or 120+ shaves from a 150g tub of Proraso or Cella, which from what I read is good mileage.

Does anyone get more/less mileage per puck/tub? Any soaps that you purposely stretch out because (availability/cost/long lasting)?

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 09-24-2015, 02:19 PM
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Good question. No. I may use the soap less often, but when it's time to shave with it, then I still load like I hate it. 
Using too little is not an option for me.  Nono

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 09-24-2015, 02:24 PM
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(09-24-2015, 02:19 PM)primotenore Wrote: Good question. No. I may use the soap less often, but when it's time to shave with it, then I still load like I hate it. 
Using too little is not an option for me.  Nono

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 09-24-2015, 02:32 PM
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I have not made the calculations but I suspect at least 3 grams per shave. I load every soap heavy!

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 09-24-2015, 02:46 PM
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(09-24-2015, 02:32 PM)eengler Wrote: I have not made the calculations but I suspect at least 3 grams per shave. I load every soap heavy!
When I shaved daily with the Brain Bowl, I averaged 3-4 g/day.
http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=31025

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 09-24-2015, 03:01 PM
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(09-24-2015, 02:19 PM)primotenore Wrote: Good question. No. I may use the soap less often, but when it's time to shave with it, then I still load like I hate it. 
Using too little is not an option for me.  Nono
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 09-24-2015, 03:03 PM
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I have much too many pucks of my favourite soap that I don't even bother contemplating how long they will last as I am trying to do the complete opposite and use them up as quickly as I can to allow myself a manageable number (so that I can buy some more different scents)! Biggrin

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 09-24-2015, 03:12 PM
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No clue.  With 14 soaps only (hard/soft/cream) I figure I have a long way to go.  I just use them.

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 09-24-2015, 03:18 PM
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Would you say that 3 to 4 months is the average for how long a puck of soap will last if used exclusively?  I have been trying to figure a rough estimate, but haven't found much concrete info.

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 09-24-2015, 03:23 PM
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(09-24-2015, 02:19 PM)primotenore Wrote: Good question. No. I may use the soap less often, but when it's time to shave with it, then I still load like I hate it. 
Using too little is not an option for me.  Nono

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 09-24-2015, 03:33 PM
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When I am using a soap I am thinking Ferrari not Prius.

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 09-24-2015, 03:48 PM
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I average about 0.7g per shave (0.5g with Haslinger). This seems below average compared to others on the forums however, I get plenty of thick lather that lasts for my entire shave so no reason for me to use more just for the sake of using more.

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 09-24-2015, 03:53 PM
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I'm trying to track the number of uses I get out of a given jar or puck. Should give me a sense of what my per gram usage is.

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 09-24-2015, 05:15 PM
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(09-24-2015, 02:46 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(09-24-2015, 02:32 PM)eengler Wrote: I have not made the calculations but I suspect at least 3 grams per shave. I load every soap heavy!
When I shaved daily with the Brain Bowl, I averaged 3-4 g/day.
http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=31025

It must be the fact that I use synthetics mostly because I am nowhere near that. I have a Catie's Bubbles that I have used at least 25 times and it still is at the tip top of the rim but dips down in the center. I also always have more than enough for 3 passes. I would guess that I use about 1 to 1.5 grams per shave but now I want to weigh my soaps to find out. I've seen shave videos where they load it like they hate it but that is not necessary at all with a synthetic or you end up wasting enough for a couple more shaves.

Anyone else use a synthetic and similar results when loading and lathering?

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 09-24-2015, 05:23 PM
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(09-24-2015, 03:18 PM)MattCB Wrote: Would you say that 3 to 4 months is the average for how long a puck of soap will last if used exclusively?  I have been trying to figure a rough estimate, but haven't found much concrete info.

It depends on the size of the soap, consistency of soap (hard or soft), how often you shave, and if you shave your entire face and neck. I would guess that a 4 oz puck of soap that is medium to hard should last 90 to 120 shaves depending on how much you load and whether you use a natural hair or synthetic brush. It sounds like badger users are loading a heck of a lot more product than I am with a synthetic. I believe that is because the synthetic brushes are more efficient. When I use my Simpson badger I have to load twice as I do with any of my synthetics. Thus, consider all of the above but I am sure you will get a couple months minimum out of a 4 oz puck.

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 09-25-2015, 07:39 AM
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(09-24-2015, 03:18 PM)MattCB Wrote: Would you say that 3 to 4 months is the average for how long a puck of soap will last if used exclusively?  I have been trying to figure a rough estimate, but haven't found much concrete info.

I understand it depends on many parameters, but 3 months seems to be a standard rough estimate. Although I can get over 6 months from a triple milled puck of MWF (Mitchell wool fat) but I don't shave every day, usually do 2 passes, use a right sized brush and squeeze of soap for last pass.

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 09-25-2015, 03:49 PM
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(09-24-2015, 02:19 PM)primotenore Wrote: Good question. No. I may use the soap less often, but when it's time to shave with it, then I still load like I hate it. 
Using too little is not an option for me.  Nono

Same here.

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 09-25-2015, 03:57 PM
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(09-25-2015, 07:39 AM)DB1 Wrote:
(09-24-2015, 03:18 PM)MattCB Wrote: Would you say that 3 to 4 months is the average for how long a puck of soap will last if used exclusively?  I have been trying to figure a rough estimate, but haven't found much concrete info.

I understand it depends on many parameters, but 3 months seems to be a standard rough estimate. Although I can get over 6 months from a triple milled puck of MWF (Mitchell wool fat) but I don't shave every day, usually do 2 passes, use a right sized brush and squeeze of soap for last pass.

What is a right sized brush? I have various size brushes but I load more or less product depending on the size of the brush. My largest brush is a 26mm though so I can't speak for the really large brushes but I can estimate enough load for 3 passes pretty well with all of mine.

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 09-25-2015, 04:22 PM
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Loads the amount of soap necessary to shave with and nothing that would typically go to waste.

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 09-25-2015, 04:24 PM
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(09-25-2015, 04:22 PM)DB1 Wrote: right sized brush: Loads the correct amount of soap necessary to shave with, nothing more.

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