06-22-2020, 08:53 PM
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As the sharp eyed reader might have spotted, the last couple of my SOTDs have featured the Williams Mug Soap, which I got as part of a care package from a friend and gentleman; Charlie, whom you all know here on the 'Nook.

In addition to the soap – which he offered to ship since I haven’t had the opportunity to try it previously – he put a lot of other welcome items in the box as well.
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A lovely bevy of samples, a lovely windfall for me:
  • Four samples of Saponificio Varesino after shaves; Cubebe, Dolomiti, Tundra Artica, and Manna Di Sicilia
  • A sample of Esbjerg shaving cream
  • A sample of Stirling Soap Co’s Barbershop shampoo bar
  • four B&M aftershave samples; two Reserve Cool, one each of Reserve Classic and Reserve Spice
Add to the soap and the samples a nice selection of blades; Med Preps, Lab Blues, Israeli Personnas and Crystals. From what he tells me the Med Preps and Lab Blues might be similar, so I’ll be sure to do some compare and contrast between the two – perhaps load up my Gillette Old from the my Khaki Kit with one and my Gillette Single Ring with the other and use them on opposite sides of my face?

And in addition to all that – which was already beyond what I was expecting – Charlie found it in his heart to add a GEM G-bar, also known as the Heavy Flat Top. I do enjoy GEM and other vintage Single Edge Razors, and I am beyond excited to add the G-Bar to my rotation.

So a big thank you and shout out to Charlie – both for his friendship and for the box filled with joy!

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 06-23-2020, 12:07 AM
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Warm gesture Charlie...you the man..


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 06-23-2020, 03:27 AM
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  • chazt
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Thank you for the kind words, Hans. It is my pleasure to share with you. Your Tuesday morning “patent posts” (and the resulting compendium, vol. 1) are a major example of why TSN is my favorite place on the www. This was a gesture of appreciation for that and your friendship.  I’m relieved to know the US and Norwegian postal services got the package to your doorstep safely; it was about 3 1/2 weeks in transit!

As always, enjoy your shaves Biggrin

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 06-23-2020, 03:51 AM
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  • Sully
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Charlie is a great guy!  I hope you are enjoying the soap.

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 06-23-2020, 04:02 AM
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Well done, Charlie!

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 06-23-2020, 04:30 AM
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  • RyznRio
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Three cheers for Charlie  Thumbup Badger  Cheers

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 06-23-2020, 05:21 AM
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  • NJDJ
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Very cool gesture!

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 06-23-2020, 05:29 AM
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  • bullgoose
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Very nice! Charlie is a great guy.

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 06-23-2020, 06:32 AM
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  • Johnny
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Well done, Charlie.  Folks like you are why we exist.

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 06-23-2020, 11:42 AM
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  • chazt
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Gee, thanks for the kind words, gentlemen. TSN is my web-based home away from home, and Hans has been so kind and friendly, he just had it coming to him Smile

Hans, I look forward to seeing your thoughts about the DE blades. How’s the Williams working for you, btw?

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 06-23-2020, 12:48 PM
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Judging by just a couple of shaves is hard, but so far I think it's pretty good. Not a great soap but easy enough to lather, with decent slip and glide. Not too dissimilar to Arko shavestick, but with a scent that will likely be less polarizingSmile

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 06-23-2020, 05:46 PM
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  • chazt
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(06-23-2020, 12:48 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Judging by just a couple of shaves is hard, but so far I think it's pretty good. Not a great soap but easy enough to lather, with decent slip and glide. Not too dissimilar to Arko shavestick, but with a scent that will likely be less polarizingSmile

Doesn’t say too much for Arko, does it?

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 06-23-2020, 07:20 PM
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Arko is a good shaving soap for the prize, but has a scent you'll either love or loath Tongue

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 06-23-2020, 08:33 PM
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Charlie - you’re a class-act! Those Saponificio Varesino sampler aftershave packets are genius

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 06-24-2020, 03:37 AM
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  • chazt
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(06-23-2020, 08:33 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: Charlie - you’re a class-act! Those Saponificio Varesino sampler aftershave packets are genius

I know that Hans appreciates trying new shave goods. It was a no-brainer... “put in the box!”

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 06-24-2020, 10:47 AM
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Very nice sir.  Here's to you're thoughtfulness.

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