12-27-2017, 11:27 AM
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....who makes Greek Fire shaving soap?
......i can't seem to find it....
       ..... thanks in advance...

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 12-27-2017, 11:38 AM
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I can't even seem to find anything about such a soap, and I must admit being curious about it based on the name alone (a fire water can't put out... that could make for an interesting soap).

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 12-27-2017, 12:12 PM
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Here is an image of the container.
[Image: Ou9ZSR6.jpg]

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 12-27-2017, 12:17 PM
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Being Greek you have my interest...



"Greek fire was an incendiary weapon used by the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire that was first developed c. 672. The Byzantines typically used it in naval battles to great effect, as it could continue burning while floating on water. It provided a technological advantage and was responsible for many key Byzantine military victories, most notably the salvation of Constantinople from two Arab sieges, thus securing the Empire's survival."

Source: Wikipedia

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 12-27-2017, 12:35 PM
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(12-27-2017, 12:12 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Here is an image of the container.
[Image: Ou9ZSR6.jpg]
...that is the one!!!!!!!   thank you!!!!!
......what is the website for this soap?

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 12-27-2017, 01:48 PM
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(12-27-2017, 12:35 PM)leonidas Wrote:
(12-27-2017, 12:12 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Here is an image of the container.
...that is the one!!!!!!!   thank you!!!!!
......what is the website for this soap?

I "borrowed" that image from another forum and edited it.  I don't read Greek and I'm sorry, I don't know of any particular web site for the soap.

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 12-27-2017, 02:06 PM
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That ain't Greek - that English written with the Greek alphabet, upper case letters. 

Γ - gamma
Ρ - rho
Ε - epsilon
Κ - kappa
Φ - phi*
Ι - iota

The simple substitution of letters, as opposed to writing in Greek ("Υγρό πυρ"), to me would point to an US manufacturer of the soap... sorry guys, but I seen a lot more of that sort of things over there than I have in Europe. The image used is a 12th century illustration of the Romans (read: the Byzantines) destroying the fleet of the rebel known as Thomas the Slav - definitely in the public domain, but less than useful in tracking the soap down.

A bit of googling didn't really get me nowhere - the name "Razor & Brush" isn't all that unique and the Google throws up all sorts of unrelated things.

*) as far as I know the Greeks don't have any 'F'-sound, but the phi is pretty close

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 12-27-2017, 02:08 PM
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Exactly, Hans!

Great post.

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 12-27-2017, 02:15 PM
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There's a post on Reddit about it.

Supposedly Menthol and Myrtle scent.

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 12-27-2017, 03:35 PM
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It's Chris Cullen of Catie's Bubbles.

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 12-27-2017, 04:09 PM
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Made by Caties Bubbles for the Facebook group Razor & Brush. Okay soap, strange scent, very strange group.

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 12-28-2017, 04:38 AM
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...everyone, thank you for the information......

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 12-28-2017, 05:18 AM
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I'm always impressed with how much collective knowledge there is on TSN.  Well done guys.

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 12-28-2017, 05:46 AM
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(12-27-2017, 04:09 PM)gRider Wrote: Made by Caties Bubbles for the Facebook group Razor & Brush. Okay soap, strange scent, very strange group.


People discussing shaving on the internet? Strange indeed...


I’m just messing around btw, I have never heard of that group or the soap.

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 12-29-2017, 05:53 AM
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Someone just sold a tub on the BST.

Sent from my Samsung S8+

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(12-27-2017, 12:17 PM)nikos.a Wrote: Being Greek you have my interest...



"Greek fire was an incendiary weapon used by the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire that was first developed c. 672. The Byzantines typically used it in naval battles to great effect, as it could continue burning while floating on water. It provided a technological advantage and was responsible for many key Byzantine military victories, most notably the salvation of Constantinople from two Arab sieges, thus securing the Empire's survival."

Source: Wikipedia

Dhen einai apo tin Elladha? lolll

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 03-27-2018, 03:47 PM
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(12-27-2017, 04:09 PM)gRider Wrote: Made by Caties Bubbles for the Facebook group Razor & Brush. Okay soap, strange scent, very strange group.


That's why R&B is one of my favorite Facebook groups! Smile

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