04-04-2022, 11:45 PM
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In New to Arko, and bought some pucks at a bargain price. I had  a most superb shave with it . It fits In the bottom of a shave mug which I leave uncovered. Wow, what a LOT of water it takes. I covered it in nearly half inch of warm water, and after 2 minutes, soaked up the whole lot of water with a brush, making lather in the mug. Creamy rich and super glide.  Face soft and hydrated . 
Ok, the scent would have been better in a nice rose! However, it does become lighter and less clinical as it lives in the uncovered mug. 
The soap and shave will match any top tier soap and cream.

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 04-05-2022, 03:09 AM
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I haven't used Arko in the red tub for years, but I like it.  Arko is controversial and often criticized, yet it manages to survive in the market.  With the demise of Williams there may be a renewed interest in Arko.

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 04-05-2022, 04:28 AM
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  • Chappy
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I'm about to finish my first tube of Arko.  Once I learned how to lather it it is a pretty good shave soap.  Although I'm okay with the smell there are better smelling shave soaps out there so will probably be awhile before I buy more.

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 04-05-2022, 05:50 PM
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Never tried Arko. Maybe down the road…

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 04-05-2022, 07:05 PM
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Arko is a great shave and the scent is just fine to me.  It's just wrong on so many levels though urinal puck makers ripped the scent from Arko when they could've went with Tabac instead.

How to make a puck of soap.


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 04-05-2022, 07:15 PM
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I have it in both tub/puck and stick.  I'm in the pro-Arko camp.  Great performance at a bargain price.  And yes, I find the scent pleasant Rolleyes

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 04-06-2022, 10:26 AM
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(04-05-2022, 03:09 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I haven't used Arko in the red tub for years, but I like it.  Arko is controversial and often criticized, yet it manages to survive in the market.  With the demise of Williams there may be a renewed interest in Arko.

The Williams thing... haven't tried Arko yet.  But I'll be ordering some shortly.  I've been wanting to try it anyways.  But with the Williams going the way of the DoDo, I need another sub$10 go to soap.  And having read all the smack on it's aroma, I'm doubly intrigued.  And one more thing...if I like it, I'll be buying a load of it in case they go belly up all of a sudden.

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 04-06-2022, 10:32 PM
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(04-06-2022, 10:26 AM)2Chops Wrote:
(04-05-2022, 03:09 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I haven't used Arko in the red tub for years, but I like it.  Arko is controversial and often criticized, yet it manages to survive in the market.  With the demise of Williams there may be a renewed interest in Arko.

The Williams thing... haven't tried Arko yet.  But I'll be ordering some shortly.  I've been wanting to try it anyways.  But with the Williams going the way of the DoDo, I need another sub$10 go to soap.  And having read all the smack on it's aroma, I'm doubly intrigued.  And one more thing...if I like it, I'll be buying a load of it in case they go belly up all of a sudden.

The shaves with Arko get better and better. Lather is so silky smooth and great soft face after. I swear it is better than expensive high end soaps I've used. The scent is now very faint as the mug it is in is left open. Scents do mean little to me anyway as I've a poor sense of smell.

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 04-07-2022, 12:15 PM
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So here's a question for those who have used Arko in the tub and in the stick.  Any difference in the performance between the two?

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 09-01-2022, 05:16 PM
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Digging up this old thread....been on the road with my Arko stick. Sooooo underrated!

Great shaves regardless of water content and quality. Msy purchase the tub.


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 09-01-2022, 06:01 PM
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I've used the puck and the stick, both are fantastic but I prefer the puck. I don't bloom any soap, and I don't soak any brush, just a quick dip of the bristles in a bowl of warm water and them soap up the brush and lather on my face. It preps your face for shaving while you scrub to make lather. I use shaving soap to shave with, the scent doesn't matter, aftershave gives me the scent I want.

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 09-02-2022, 08:19 AM
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yes number one shave soap in a land of beards.   yeah great reason to purchase.

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 09-02-2022, 04:43 PM
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If I didn't already have a lifetime supply of vintage Williams and Tabac, I'd be stacking Arko. And like Toby I prefer aftershave for my daily smellgood.

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 09-02-2022, 06:32 PM
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(09-02-2022, 04:43 PM)Uncas Wrote: If I didn't already have a lifetime supply of vintage Williams and Tabac, I'd be stacking Arko. And like Toby I prefer aftershave for my daily smellgood.

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 12-06-2022, 06:13 PM
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I’ve made the tub, not the stick, my travel soap. Small and packs a punch!!


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 12-07-2022, 04:40 AM
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The Arko puck is the best shaving soap you can buy, unless you can find vintage Williams.

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 12-10-2022, 06:46 AM
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Never tried the tub. I always just use the stick and press it in a mug or bowl. Is there any difference in formula or performance?

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 12-10-2022, 08:55 AM
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Never used them back to back, but I remember the stick, which I pressed into my soap container, as being "pretty good", but the puck is fantastic. There's only one way for you to find out what's best for you though, and they aren't expensive.

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 12-10-2022, 03:02 PM
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I'm sure I'll grab a puck eventually. Just not something I think about. Always get distracted by a different soap or something vintage.  Smile

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 12-11-2022, 08:05 PM
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I finally got a tub of it a few weeks ago.  Good soap.  And I really don't mind the scent.

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