05-22-2016, 03:43 PM
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I prefer shaving sticks that are easy and not messy to hold on to, while using them.

Therefore a number of shaving sticks is not present on my list.

Lea, new version - comes without any protective paper/tin foil, so you have to hold onto the soap stick itself, while applying it, which I find to be annoying.


My favourites are:

1. Tabac - just a great soap in a wonderful container
2. DR Harris - same performance as their hard puck soaps and in a great container
3. La Toja - great cheap soap stick.
4. TOBS Sandalwood - has a tendency to leak, but the performance is very nice and the scent is also great
5. Speick - I bought the one, that comes in the tube, which makes it that much better IMHO

Let me hear your favourites ?

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 05-22-2016, 04:07 PM
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1. Tabac- Easily my favorite soap in any form, got my first puck @17... 40 yrs ago.
2. Speick- Fragrant lather and very good post-shave feel
3. Palmolive- Love the lather & scent, reminds me of the Palmolive bath soap of the 60's & 70's.
4. "New" Lea- A nice all-around stick, I wrap mine with some foil but a tube would be nicer.

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 05-22-2016, 04:25 PM
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An empty-shave stick container filled with my favourite soaps. Works every time. Actually, shave-sticks are all that I have been using for the past 3 years or so unless I get some samples of new soaps.  However, I have only been using my preferred soap in the shave-sticks. Biggrin

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 05-22-2016, 05:15 PM
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If the Palmolive came in something better than a cardboard box to protect it, I would also own and rate it highly, but since it does not, that a deal breaker for me.
Same with the original Speick stick. I used it for a stay in a hotel over a weekend, and I just don't like to put a half wet shaving stick into the card board box.
It's simply not for me. So Palmolive, Arko and original Speick is out. Lea new version does not even come with tinfoil wrapped over the soap, so I threw mine out after one test lather. 

I can't accept having to use my own tin foil on a factory made shaving stick. It's a NO GO for me.

DR Harris, TOBS and Tabac might cost 5 times what Lea does, but I take a nice travel container and ease of use every day of the week.

Very glad I found a shop that sells the Speick stick with a container for it. So Speick is in again for me   Thumbsup

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 05-22-2016, 06:56 PM
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  • BobH
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I have a couple of different solutions for shave sticks that come without travel containers.


[Image: shave-sticks_zpshjovcpsd.jpg]

You could also use an appropriate size prescription pill container as a travel container for shave sticks.

I don't think I have tried a shave stick that I did not like how it performed.

Bob

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 05-22-2016, 07:06 PM
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1. Palmolive
2. Palmolive (yes twice!)
3. DR Harris (very good but so hard it's difficult to load enough)

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 05-22-2016, 07:24 PM
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(05-22-2016, 04:25 PM)celestino Wrote: An empty-shave stick container filled with my favourite soaps.

And what is that? Smile Wink Smile Wink

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 05-22-2016, 08:50 PM
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Wilkinson.

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 05-22-2016, 10:51 PM
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(05-22-2016, 07:24 PM)Nero Wrote:
(05-22-2016, 04:25 PM)celestino Wrote: An empty-shave stick container filled with my favourite soaps.

And what is that? Smile Wink Smile Wink

I have a handful that I think are excellent, but I seem to gravitate towards Mystic Water. Shy

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 05-23-2016, 05:25 AM
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I don't typically use shave sticks, but when I do....it's Mystic Waters or Valobra.

Mystic Waters has a great container.

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 05-23-2016, 06:04 AM
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I think the best shave sticks are the ones placed in tubes, especially the home made variety. I no longer like soaps in just a stick format. 
Here is one I made using a double boiler method and placing it in a used deodorant container.
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 05-23-2016, 06:16 AM
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  • nikos.a
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That's a tough question... I'd say that the best overall is the Speick, but I enjoy all of them. I haven't tried so far any shaving stick that disappointed me in terms of performance.

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 05-23-2016, 06:51 AM
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(Currently) Best stick for me is the Valobra stick by a long shot. Best lather and softest skin makes for a wonderful shave. Plus the light Fern scent is perfect for grooming.
Containers and all the other bells and whistles are tertiary (not even secondary) to the soap.

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 05-23-2016, 06:52 AM
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  • Coyote
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Speick, La Toja, Palmolive

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 05-23-2016, 07:57 AM
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  • ARGH
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Tabac
Sir Irisch Moos
Speick

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 05-23-2016, 05:37 PM
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TABAC in TABAC shave stick container and ARKO in TABAC shave stick container.  I love both shave sticks.

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 05-23-2016, 05:42 PM
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I don't think it would be easy to use as a stick, but it is a stick and as Claus knows, it's awesome soap: Savon des Volcans.  

That said, I'd like to try a "real" stick like Tabac, Speick and La Toja.

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 05-23-2016, 07:34 PM
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I make my own by putting whatever soap I want into a push up container. I like the push up containers because they look cool and dont take up a lot of space.

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 05-23-2016, 09:26 PM
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(05-23-2016, 05:42 PM)surfshaver Wrote: I don't think it would be easy to use as a stick, but it is a stick and as Claus knows, it's awesome soap: Savon des Volcans.  

Ugh can't believe I forgot. This is my fav too.

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 05-24-2016, 02:41 AM
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  • Rufus
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Harris Sandalwood is my go to stick.

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