10-10-2018, 12:14 PM
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Yes I am old enough to remember Williams Mug shaving soap which if you can find another thread (another forum) some guys really hated the stuff. The biggest complaint it was very hard to lather and it didn't smell that good. However, some guys loved it and got great shaves although they seemed to be in the minority. Then there was the roomer that it was being discontinued since most stores (Walmart, Walgreen, CVS, etc) stopped carrying it. That roomer started about 6 years ago. I think I know why. Williams shave soap was very cheap to buy and stores were probably not making any decent profit from slow sales so they stopped selling it so you think. Go online to Amazon, eBay, Walmart, etc and you can still purchase it. In fact there seems to be an endless supply of it. And most importantly if you go on the Williams website (Made by Combe, White Plains, NY) they direct you to a lot of online vendors who carry it. So I decided to buy three pucks from Walmart which delivered it to my local store for free. I picked it up today and immediately decided to make lather prior to me using it in the morning. If you follow a few easy rules you will be rewarded with incredible thick lather that brought a smile to my face. I nuked some water for 50 seconds. Dipped my synthetic brush in the water shuck off some excess and swirled my brush in the puck which was in a another bowl. In about 45 seconds I was able to build up plenty of lather for at least 3 or more passes. The smell was not bad at all. I paid a whopping $6.25 for 3 pucks tax included. Each puck weighs only 50 grams but because it seems to be a hard soap(has tallow in it) it will probably last a while. 
So tomorrow morning is the big day wish me luck.

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 10-10-2018, 12:40 PM
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(10-10-2018, 12:14 PM)slantman Wrote: So tomorrow morning is the big day wish me luck.

Good luck Smile

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 10-10-2018, 03:17 PM
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It’s a good soap I used it for years. Puck usually lasts about a month for me.


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 10-10-2018, 03:38 PM
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Very easy to lather even in very hard water

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 10-10-2018, 04:17 PM
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(10-10-2018, 03:38 PM)slantman Wrote: Very easy to lather even in very hard water

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That lather is looking pretty bubbly. and imagine it would just dissipate on your face before you would have a chance to put a razor to it.

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 10-10-2018, 06:01 PM
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I get decent shaves from Williams you just have to know that it loves water.


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 10-10-2018, 07:01 PM
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Just got a Semogue 1470 in tonight to replace a 610.  Washed the 610 in some fancy shampoo SWMBO has and ruined it. 

Here's a bowl lathering attempt with Williams to checkout the brush.  I face lather.  I bowl lathered once before.  Wondered why I was lathering the bowl instead of my face so I don't.  Can't tell you if it's thirsty or not, just load and wet the tips as needed.  I do believe it likes a good boar brush and gently applied works best.    


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 10-10-2018, 09:26 PM
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(10-10-2018, 03:38 PM)slantman Wrote: Very easy to lather even in very hard water

I disagree that it's easy to lather in very hard water. Your photos prove to me that I made the right choice moving my puck of Williams to the shower. Old School's lather looks better, but I'll stick to B&M and Haslinger.

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 10-11-2018, 03:51 AM
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(10-10-2018, 09:26 PM)Gig103 Wrote:
(10-10-2018, 03:38 PM)slantman Wrote: Very easy to lather even in very hard water

I disagree that it's easy to lather in very hard water. Your photos prove to me that I made the right choice moving my puck of Williams to the shower. Old School's lather looks better, but I'll stick to B&M and Haslinger.

Looks can be deceiving. Built up a great lather this morning and did a two pass shave with plenty left over. The lather stayed on my face and the shave was extremely smooth, close and irritation free.  One of the main ingredients is Titanium Dioxide which is known to be very good for skin. I am not trying to defend Williams just relating my experience. Incidentally I used my Game Changer .84 razor with a Feather blade.

Bottom line. I have very hard water so this makes me very pleased that it works for me.

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 10-11-2018, 04:39 PM
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We have hard water.  Occasionally need to use a pumice stone to bust the mineral deposits from the sinks, toilet, tub, etc.   

Does Williams have a problem with hard water?  Your call, see pic above.

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 10-11-2018, 04:46 PM
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(10-10-2018, 07:01 PM)old school Wrote: Just got a Semogue 1470 in tonight to replace a 610.  Washed the 610 in some fancy shampoo SWMBO has and ruined it. 

Here's a bowl lathering attempt with Williams to checkout the brush.  I face lather.  I bowl lathered once before.  Wondered why I was lathering the bowl instead of my face so I don't.  Can't tell you if it's thirsty or not, just load and wet the tips as needed.  I do believe it likes a good boar brush and gently applied works best.    


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Now THAT’S a nice looking lather.

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 10-13-2018, 10:06 AM
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Love the avatar MtnMan62.

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