12-18-2018, 02:26 PM
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(12-18-2018, 01:43 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(12-18-2018, 01:40 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(12-18-2018, 01:38 PM)zipper Wrote: Connaught Shaving. I don't think it's available in the U.S. yet.

I think that Phil would have them soon if not already on his store.

Yes, I have them
Thanks for the great info! much appreciated and cant wait to try this soap! Can you guys guess what my Christmas present is going to be ? Wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! 



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 12-18-2018, 03:01 PM
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  • Teiste
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(12-18-2018, 02:26 PM)49erShaver Wrote:
(12-18-2018, 01:43 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(12-18-2018, 01:40 PM)Teiste Wrote: I think that Phil would have them soon if not already on his store.

Yes, I have them
Thanks for the great info! much appreciated and cant wait to try this soap! Can you guys guess what my Christmas present is going to be ? Wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! 



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Merry Christmas to you too and report back , please , with your impressions about the Salter soap.

I hope , as I have said , that this is a comeback of the old great tallow based soaps from UK.

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 12-18-2018, 10:48 PM
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I find the European shave products are top notch and cheap!

Palmolive sticks are some of the best performers for me and were less than $1 each!
Haslinger's old tallow formula (I haven't tried the new) was cheap at €4 for 60g (bought in Austria, it's like $9 here in the USA yuck).
In Italy, Proraso was only around €3 (compared to $10) and it's a solid performer (maybe not my favorite though).
And then there's Arko and Tabac, but I don't like the scents so they aren't on my "favorite" list.

Before it was discontinued, B&M Latha, for $10, was a fair deal (it went fast but performed as well or better than the $16+ Glissant line).

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 12-18-2018, 10:53 PM
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(12-16-2018, 05:34 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(12-16-2018, 05:24 PM)Sully Wrote: Vintage Penhaligans you say?  I'm intrigued.  I have a vintage Penhaligans BB that I ration.


As far as a bargain soaps, I don't think I'm using anything that costs under $15.  Mike's is a great soap, and it's reasonably priced.  

I don't want to overstate how good it is but, this soap is really good. Maybe more vintage Trumper than Penhalighans. Very creamy lather.

I've never used these vintage soaps. How would you compare it to DR Harris, a modern triple-milled UK soap?

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 12-19-2018, 06:14 AM
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CRS is absolutely underrated

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 12-26-2018, 02:03 PM
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Perhaps Haslingers should be included in the category of inexpensive soaps that punch well above the price point. I believe they still offer some versions with the tallow base. I always get a fine shave with any of them.

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 12-26-2018, 04:38 PM
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(12-26-2018, 02:03 PM)Uncas Wrote: Perhaps Haslingers should be included in the category of inexpensive soaps that punch well above the price point. I believe they still offer some versions with the tallow base. I always get a fine shave with any of them.

Haslinger is a great soap, at least the tallow was. Not such a bargain though. $9 for 2 ounces of soap makes it $4.50 per ounce. They quit making tallow soaps and honestly the new veggie formula isn't as good.

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 12-26-2018, 05:12 PM
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(12-26-2018, 02:03 PM)Uncas Wrote: Perhaps Haslingers should be included in the category of inexpensive soaps that punch well above the price point. I believe they still offer some versions with the tallow base. I always get a fine shave with any of them.

Haslinger tallow was definitely a bargain if you could get it at the €4 price... Buying from a US seller for $9 puts it at the B&M price per ounce though.

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 12-26-2018, 05:36 PM
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(12-16-2018, 05:24 PM)Sully Wrote: Vintage Penhaligans you say?  I'm intrigued.  I have a vintage Penhaligans BB that I ration.


As far as a bargain soaps, I don't think I'm using anything that costs under $15.  Mike's is a great soap, and it's reasonably priced.  

I really do like mike's as well.  Great stuff.

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 12-26-2018, 05:36 PM
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(12-26-2018, 05:12 PM)Gig103 Wrote: Haslinger tallow was definitely a bargain if you could get it at the €4 price... Buying from a US seller for $9 puts it at the B&M price per ounce though.

You can't just compare price per ounce. With Haslinger, as a hard soap, you'll likely use less product per shave, and so an ounce will get you more shaves.

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 12-26-2018, 06:16 PM
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(12-26-2018, 05:36 PM)sgrdddy Wrote:
(12-26-2018, 05:12 PM)Gig103 Wrote: Haslinger tallow was definitely a bargain if you could get it at the €4 price... Buying from a US seller for $9 puts it at the B&M price per ounce though.

You can't just compare price per ounce. With Haslinger, as a hard soap, you'll likely use less product per shave, and so an ounce will get you more shaves.

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This is definitely true. With a triple milled soap, you would use even less product than Haslinger. Triple milled soaps are a bargain when you look at the cost per shave.

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 12-26-2018, 06:57 PM
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Is the Cyril R Salter soaps triple milled ? 



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 12-27-2018, 07:45 PM
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(12-26-2018, 06:57 PM)49erShaver Wrote: Is the Cyril R Salter soaps triple milled ? 



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Yes, I am pretty sure that they are.

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 12-27-2018, 08:14 PM
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(12-27-2018, 07:45 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(12-26-2018, 06:57 PM)49erShaver Wrote: Is the Cyril R Salter soaps triple milled ? 



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Yes, I am pretty sure that they are.

Thank you Sir!



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 12-27-2018, 08:58 PM
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To 49er Shaver - You mention that you never got to try the old English tallow soaps. Well, there is still one -- D. R. Harris. I realize that not everyone loves it (nothing in shaving is universal!) but AFAIK it is the ONLY surviving old-school English tallow soap currently being made. DRH has been in business since circa 1790, so definitely old school. It is available at BullGoose and other vendors. You can buy the "refill" puck without wooden bowl quite inexpensively considering that it lasts virtually forever. If you decide to buy again, you can buy with wooden bowl if you so desire.

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 12-28-2018, 11:09 AM
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(12-27-2018, 08:58 PM)slackskin Wrote: To 49er Shaver - You mention that you never got to try the old English tallow soaps. Well, there is still one -- D. R. Harris. I realize that not everyone loves it (nothing in shaving is universal!) but AFAIK it is the ONLY surviving old-school English tallow soap currently being made. DRH has been in business since circa 1790, so definitely old school. It is available at BullGoose and other vendors. You can buy the "refill" puck without wooden bowl quite inexpensively considering that it lasts virtually forever. If you decide to buy again, you can buy with wooden bowl if you so desire.

Thanks for the great tip Craig! I did not know this. I thought they all vanished and Cyril R salter made the first move to bring back the great tallow formulas. On Christmas eve the wife ordered ten 100g CRS pucks for late Christmas gift at $5.07 USD per puck, what a ridiculous BARGAIN!!! Cant wait to try them! Like you say, I will buy a refill puck of the D. R. Harris and have some fun comparing it with the Cyril R. Salter. Oh what fun it is to try some old style English tallow soaps tis Christmas!LOL! I'm a happy guy. Thanks again! This is exactly why I love this great forum!



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 12-28-2018, 12:22 PM
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A Vetiver or Rose CRS hard soap would be hard indeed for me to resist trying.

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 12-30-2018, 04:02 AM
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A hard English soap with tallow!  I placed an order for a couple pucks.

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 12-30-2018, 10:47 AM
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Arlington and Marlborough ate my favorite scents from DR Harris. And excellent performance too.

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 12-30-2018, 07:05 PM
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Arlington, Marlborough and Windsor are all great DRH scents with great performance.

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