11-07-2018, 07:02 AM
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Another vote for the Kiss My Face huge dispensers.

Lathers like crazy, can be used with or without brush and the lavender scent is quite enjoyable.
 
Palmolive or Wilkinson sticks are also very nice. The Wilkinson stick is very good – and very underrated, since it is rarely mentioned in shaving fora. A very nice tallow soap with lanolin.
 
Arko performs nice, and it is a valid option, if you like the scent.

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 11-07-2018, 07:18 AM
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(11-07-2018, 07:02 AM)oversaturn Wrote: Another vote for the Kiss My Face huge dispensers.

Lathers like crazy, can be used with or without brush and the lavender scent is quite enjoyable.
 
Palmolive or Wilkinson sticks are also very nice. The Wilkinson stick is very good – and very underrated, since it is rarely mentioned in shaving fora. A very nice tallow soap with lanolin.
 
Arko performs nice, and it is a valid option, if you like the scent.

Good to see you online, my friend.

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 11-07-2018, 07:39 AM
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I don't know how many of you remember Nick, but he was the most consistent shaver that I have ever known.  No matter how he positioned his camera, this was his shave 365 days of the year.  He would grate his Arko sticks and compress them into this small dish then lather in his TSN Dirty Bird mug.

"Schick E2 Injector with Schick blade (9)
Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,
finish with cold water rinse for a CCS!"
[Image: uwC3vlS.jpg]

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 11-07-2018, 01:49 PM
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(11-07-2018, 07:39 AM)Johnny Wrote: I don't know how many of you remember Nick, but he was the most consistent shaver that I have ever known.  No matter how he positioned his camera, this was his shave 365 days of the year.  He would grate his Arko sticks and compress them into this small dish then lather in his TSN Dirty Bird mug.

"Schick E2 Injector with Schick blade (9)
Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,
finish with cold water rinse for a CCS!"
[Image: uwC3vlS.jpg]

Nice.  I kind of envy guys who can settle in and be content with a consistent set-up. 

On the other hand I really like my variety.

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 11-07-2018, 03:30 PM
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Godrej sells for thirty-one cents or less in India. Been using for two days and it lathers like crazy. Twenty seconds and a wet brush is loaded.
It's not as slick or as much cushion as others but not the worst I've used. Pucks are small. I do mean small...….
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 11-07-2018, 04:07 PM
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(11-07-2018, 07:39 AM)Johnny Wrote: I don't know how many of you remember Nick, but he was the most consistent shaver that I have ever known.  No matter how he positioned his camera, this was his shave 365 days of the year.  He would grate his Arko sticks and compress them into this small dish then lather in his TSN Dirty Bird mug.

"Schick E2 Injector with Schick blade (9)
Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,
finish with cold water rinse for a CCS!"
[Image: uwC3vlS.jpg]

I sure remember him. I used to check in daily on the off chance he would change up. Admired his steadfast consistency.

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 11-07-2018, 10:55 PM
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zipper - where did you get it? I went to an Indian supermarket in my area and asked if they had Godrej. The shop owner gave me an Obi Wan Kenobi moment: "I haven't heard that name in a long time."

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 11-08-2018, 03:40 AM
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(11-07-2018, 10:55 PM)Gig103 Wrote: zipper - where did you get it? I went to an Indian supermarket in my area and asked if they had Godrej. The shop owner gave me an Obi Wan Kenobi moment: "I haven't heard that name in a long time."

E-Bay, direct from India. Postage was more than the products value.

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 11-08-2018, 09:11 AM
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(10-29-2018, 08:14 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Arko can be had even cheaper when buying in bulk... and while I enjoy Arko, it's a soap you'll either love for it's lather or loath for it's scent. Well worth trying in my opinion (and that goes for everyone, budget minded or not).

I'm less impressed by the Derby, i recall it left my face slightly dry.

It doubles as a bug repellent so, it is an extra value soap.

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 11-08-2018, 10:12 AM
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Just a little more than your stated cost is the Razorock 3 puck set.  You get 3 excellent soaps for $8.99.  I have soap from Wholly Kay to MdC and I'm always amazed by these soaps when I use them.

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 11-08-2018, 06:05 PM
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Having used both Derby and Arko shave sticks now, I can say I like the scent of the Derby better but prefer the Arko for lather performance.

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 11-08-2018, 09:29 PM
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(11-07-2018, 07:39 AM)Johnny Wrote: I don't know how many of you remember Nick, but he was the most consistent shaver that I have ever known.  No matter how he positioned his camera, this was his shave 365 days of the year.  He would grate his Arko sticks and compress them into this small dish then lather in his TSN Dirty Bird mug.

"Schick E2 Injector with Schick blade (9)
Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,
finish with cold water rinse for a CCS!"
[Image: uwC3vlS.jpg]
Is Nick doing ok?

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 11-09-2018, 12:00 PM
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I like saving money as much as the next guy but shaving is like eating for me. A cheap burger, fries and coke will do the trick and fill the hole in my belly but I'd rather eat a satisfying meal with a glass of wine.

I had a tin of Mikes confiscated by the TSA. I was in a rush and put in my carry on. Got to the hotel and used my cheap travel synthetic brush and free hotel bath soap. It worked but not great.

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 11-10-2018, 04:45 AM
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(11-08-2018, 09:29 PM)CyanideMetal Wrote:
(11-07-2018, 07:39 AM)Johnny Wrote: I don't know how many of you remember Nick, but he was the most consistent shaver that I have ever known.  No matter how he positioned his camera, this was his shave 365 days of the year.  He would grate his Arko sticks and compress them into this small dish then lather in his TSN Dirty Bird mug.

"Schick E2 Injector with Schick blade (9)
Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,
finish with cold water rinse for a CCS!"
Is Nick doing ok?

Last I checked he was doing okay.  His wife passed away a few years back and that is one reason he is no longer online.  Spends more time with his kids and grandkids and less time on social media.

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