10-15-2016, 08:56 AM
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When I moved two years ago, all plus 65 razors got boxed and stored.  Today I unpacked. Some things I'll definitely keep like the iColonial and tallow AoS.  Others...keep a few.  I already moved a few into my rotation.  But the rest?   Oh my.  Now what?  Seems like it's time to make some BST posts.

Newbies particularly, beware, you may find yourself in this situation someday.

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 10-15-2016, 09:09 AM
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(10-15-2016, 08:56 AM)MaxP Wrote:
When I moved two years ago, all plus 65 razors got boxed and stored.  Today I unpacked. Some things I'll definitely keep like the iColonial and tallow AoS.  Others...keep a few.  I already moved a few into my rotation.  But the rest?   Oh my.  Now what?  Seems like it's time to make some BST posts.

Newbies particularly, beware, you may find yourself in this situation someday.


After 2 years.... you just unpacked??!!! ;-)

Seriously..it can be quite liberating to downsize.

I hope I'm not breaking any rules here....but there is another shaving forum that is getting ready to have their annual charity auction for breast cancer. A great opportunity to unload unwanted items for a good cause.

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 10-15-2016, 11:49 AM
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If you have not had the desire to use something for 2 yrs, it's probably not worth keeping.

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 10-15-2016, 01:12 PM
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(10-15-2016, 11:49 AM)shevek Wrote: If you have not had the desire to use something for 2 yrs, it's probably not worth keeping.

+1; Wow, Max! You have great self-restraint to wait two years before opening those boxes! Smile

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 10-15-2016, 01:45 PM
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If they're artisan soaps, I wonder how many are still good.

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 10-15-2016, 04:11 PM
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For the curious, here's a photo of the soaps.  I moved the razors into a cabinet.
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 10-15-2016, 04:17 PM
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If you're not digging the Pen's Opus cream I'll trade you something for it...;-)

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 10-15-2016, 04:48 PM
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I feel the same way bud, but I admit I still have a few must try's on my list.

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 10-15-2016, 06:10 PM
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(10-15-2016, 01:45 PM)Shannon Wrote: If they're artisan soaps, I wonder how many are still good.

I've checked most of them and they look and smell okay.  Is there a way to tell other than give them a try? 


 There was some Tabula Rosa.  It was rancid, so I trashed it.


The box was stored indoors so it wasn't overheated or frozen, just not opened.

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 10-15-2016, 09:44 PM
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Max, that doesn't seem like too many, at all! Shy

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 10-15-2016, 10:09 PM
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(10-15-2016, 01:45 PM)Shannon Wrote: If they're artisan soaps, I wonder how many are still good.

If you're implying artisan soaps wouldn't stay good for two years...that could cause me to rethink purchasing artisan soaps in the future Tongue

But, luckily, my experience has been that they stay fine for much longer than that.

Lots of good stuff there, Max!!

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 10-16-2016, 12:37 AM
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(10-15-2016, 06:10 PM)MaxP Wrote:
(10-15-2016, 01:45 PM)Shannon Wrote: If they're artisan soaps, I wonder how many are still good.

I've checked most of them and they look and smell okay.  Is there a way to tell other than give them a try? 


 There was some Tabula Rosa.  It was rancid, so I trashed it.


The box was stored indoors so it wasn't overheated or frozen, just not opened.

I've had several Tabula Rasa soaps go rancid. They seem to have a shelf life of about 12-18 months.

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 10-16-2016, 04:38 AM
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(10-15-2016, 11:49 AM)shevek Wrote: If you have not had the desire to use something for 2 yrs, it's probably not worth keeping.

That's correct!

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 10-16-2016, 06:34 AM
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(10-15-2016, 09:44 PM)celestino Wrote: Max, that doesn't seem like too many, at all! Shy
LOL. Yes, a modest collection by many on this forum.   Wink

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 10-16-2016, 10:56 AM
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(10-15-2016, 09:44 PM)celestino Wrote: Max, that doesn't seem like too many, at all! Shy

Agreed, in fact this is just what I keep at my office for backup  Blush

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 10-16-2016, 10:58 AM
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(10-15-2016, 01:45 PM)Shannon Wrote: If they're artisan soaps, I wonder how many are still good.

Would you please take a look at this thread, I just made recently in this sub forum:

Artisan shaving soap shelf life compared to regular shaving soaps ?

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 10-16-2016, 11:03 AM
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(10-16-2016, 12:37 AM)Csd3 Wrote:
(10-15-2016, 06:10 PM)MaxP Wrote:
(10-15-2016, 01:45 PM)Shannon Wrote: If they're artisan soaps, I wonder how many are still good.

I've checked most of them and they look and smell okay.  Is there a way to tell other than give them a try? 


 There was some Tabula Rosa.  It was rancid, so I trashed it.


The box was stored indoors so it wasn't overheated or frozen, just not opened.

I've had several Tabula Rasa soaps go rancid. They seem to have a shelf life of about 12-18 months.

Not good, not good - Tabula Rasa is among my favourite soaps/creams - and I own 11-12 of them and most certainly hope they will have a better shelf life, than 18 months, since I have them in regular rotation and this means I use one Tabula Rasa maybe once or twice a month, thus I only really use each of my Tabula Rasa's 1-2 times yearly.

I love them - perect combination of glide and cushion, protection, skin feel, makes a dense thick moist lather, where the blade still can mode and glide across the beard area with ease. Post shave feel of all my Tabula Rasa's are excellent, not quite MWF/Haslinger/Klar Seifen/I Coloniali like, but very close to these in terms of post shave feel.

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 10-16-2016, 12:01 PM
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(10-16-2016, 11:03 AM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(10-16-2016, 12:37 AM)Csd3 Wrote:
(10-15-2016, 06:10 PM)MaxP Wrote: I've checked most of them and they look and smell okay.  Is there a way to tell other than give them a try? 


 There was some Tabula Rosa.  It was rancid, so I trashed it.


The box was stored indoors so it wasn't overheated or frozen, just not opened.

I've had several Tabula Rasa soaps go rancid. They seem to have a shelf life of about 12-18 months.

Not good, not good - Tabula Rasa is among my favourite soaps/creams - and I own 11-12 of them and most certainly hope they will have a better shelf life, than 18 months, since I have them in regular rotation and this means I use one Tabula Rasa maybe once or twice a month, thus I only really use each of my Tabula Rasa's 1-2 times yearly.

I love them - perect combination of glide and cushion, protection, skin feel, makes a dense thick moist lather, where the blade still can mode and glide across the beard area with ease. Post shave feel of all my Tabula Rasa's are excellent, not quite MWF/Haslinger/Klar Seifen/I Coloniali like, but very close to these in terms of post shave feel.

Claus...think of how good you will feel when you throw them away..........


....and make room for new soaps Biggrin

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 10-16-2016, 01:25 PM
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Tabula Rosa provides a very fine shave as stated.  Excellent glide and the argan oil contributes to suberb after shave face feel.
This is my third experiece with the cream going rancid.  I store them in the same conditions as others.

For comparison, I have some TH 1804 cream that is several years old.  It has dehydrated to the  point that it has become a croap.  As a result I quite like it.  More than when it was cream.  And the scent and performance are top shelf.

Of the many soaps I have, none have gone bad as far as I can tell.

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 10-16-2016, 04:32 PM
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(10-16-2016, 12:01 PM)Steelman Wrote:
(10-16-2016, 11:03 AM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(10-16-2016, 12:37 AM)Csd3 Wrote: I've had several Tabula Rasa soaps go rancid. They seem to have a shelf life of about 12-18 months.

Not good, not good - Tabula Rasa is among my favourite soaps/creams - and I own 11-12 of them and most certainly hope they will have a better shelf life, than 18 months, since I have them in regular rotation and this means I use one Tabula Rasa maybe once or twice a month, thus I only really use each of my Tabula Rasa's 1-2 times yearly.

I love them - perect combination of glide and cushion, protection, skin feel, makes a dense thick moist lather, where the blade still can mode and glide across the beard area with ease. Post shave feel of all my Tabula Rasa's are excellent, not quite MWF/Haslinger/Klar Seifen/I Coloniali like, but very close to these in terms of post shave feel.

Claus...think of how good you will feel when you throw them away..........


....and make room for new soaps Biggrin

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