11-17-2012, 11:06 AM
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I received this soap in a trade.



Okay, so I can't actually read anything about the packaging, but from what I'm told it is a tallow based soap with lanolin. Hence the little sheep on the package. Honestly, other than that I don't really have too much background on this soap. It appears to be German and is sold on the Shavemac website. All I can say about it is that it comes in a rather small puck compared to most other soaps. So, without further extrapolation, on to how it performs!

Loading


This soap loads like a triple milled soap. Which is to say, it takes a little longer to load. But that is fine, I'm used to triple milled soaps. I much prefer them to be honest. Much more bang for the dollar. Anyway, after about 30 seconds of loading, I've built up the requisite thick proto lather on the puck. Note: It's pretty small so I just hold the puck in my hand instead of putting it in a glass bowl like my other soaps. It did come with a small plastic container, but holding it in my hand was easier.



As you can see, it loaded up very nicely. I've got a thick proto lather going and I'm ready to start face lathering. Brush used is the Monarch in Super Silvertip.

Lather-ability


This soap doesn't quite explode into lather like Martin de Candre or some creams. It takes a bit of work and is a pretty thirsty soap like D.R. Harris. But that's okay, I don't expect my soaps to explode into a lather. I want my soap to be slick and cushioning. So, after a few dips into water, I'm able to build a nice layer of lather on my face. Now, I don't have any face shots since my head doesn't fit into my light box, but I've lathered the back of my hand so you can see the thickness of lather I'm using.



Like I said, it doesn't explode into lather, but it builds a nice lather. And if you really wanted to, you could build it very thick (DE users). That said, I would say it builds lather easily enough. I didn't need too much effort. In addition, getting the ratio I prefer was quite easy as well.

Performance


On to the important part, how it performs. In this reviewer's opinion, the soap performs excellently. Right up there with D.R. Harris in performance. Very slick lather. Perfect for straight razor shaving. The razor didn't get caught up on any hairs like I've experienced the other day using the reformulated GFT soap. Instead, I was rewarded with ultra slick lather. Now, I can't really comment too much about cushion as I don't understand what people are talking about since I use a straight razor. I will say that the soap seems to protect the skin pretty well. Anyway, the soap performed very well. Very slick. I like it. Here's some shots of the lather.


Conclusion


Since I didn't pay for this soap, I cannot comment on it's value. But at 4.5 Euros, it seems like a pretty good deal to me. The performance is top notch. Very suitable for straight razor shaving, giving that slickness that the straight razor really needs. As you can see, the lather is quite thick and cushion-y looking. Compared to Mitchell's Wool Fat, this soap is slightly easier to lather with and is definitely less finicky. More user friendly. Performance wise, they seem to perform about the same. Haslinger's is slightly slicker in my estimation.

The scent is pretty much non-existant. I didn't smell anything for the lathers I did, except for the lingering badger stink of my Monarch Super Silvertip.

In conclusion, I would definitely recommend this soap if you like tallow and lanolin.

edit: video added.


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 11-17-2012, 11:14 AM
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  • MickToley
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This is an Austrian company. Nice review.

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 11-17-2012, 11:24 AM
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Thanks for the review. It does sound like a pretty good deal.

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 11-17-2012, 11:33 AM
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  • Agravic
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Excellent review! I'm a big fan of the Haslinger soaps, and have not yet tried the Schafmilch.

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 11-17-2012, 11:56 AM
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  • Johnny
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Thanks Lee for the review.

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 11-17-2012, 10:02 PM
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Sounds nice!

I've been meaning to try a tallow based soap.

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 11-18-2012, 07:10 AM
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  • oscar11
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I'm a fan of Haslinger soaps too, it's good stuff. I have Honey, Sandalwood and Seaweed.

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 11-19-2012, 04:04 AM
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Superb shaving soap, the best of the Haslingers.

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 11-21-2012, 11:04 AM
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Very nice review!
There are no other questions to ask about the soap, thank you very much!

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 11-22-2012, 11:52 PM
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"Haslinger Schafmilch Rasierseife" is a new variety of Haslinger shaving soaps, introduced early in 2012.
Though I have it since May, I only used it a few times till yet. I'm totally into creams at the moment and soaps didn't get a regular use the last months.

However, what can I say?
This soap is hardly scented - I like that. It lathers fast & easy - like every other Haslinger I have tried. Slick lather, very protecting. "Soap-only-shavers" should definitely like love it.

ingredients:
potassium stearate, sodium stearate, potassium tallowate, aqua, lac powder, parfum, sheep milk, arachis hypogaea, lanolin, potassium cocoate, glycerine, potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, alpha-isomethyl ionone, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, CI 77891

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 08-28-2013, 10:32 AM
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I was going to post a review of my own, but Lee's pretty much right on the mark.
I have been using it almost exclusively for the past two weeks.
I like the performance as much or even better than Mike's and the slick yogurt-like lather reminds me a lot of MDC minus drying of the skin and the potent scent.

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 08-28-2013, 10:55 AM
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The only negative I've found after using it even more is that I really hate how I have to hold it in my hand for best loading.

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 08-28-2013, 11:47 AM
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Lee, great review! i am not sure how i missed this thread, earlier! Do you have an ingredients list for it?Biggrin

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 08-28-2013, 11:52 AM
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  • Grumpy
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Sounds Great.

Thanks for the review.

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 08-28-2013, 12:20 PM
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  • ajw1297
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Great review!

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 08-28-2013, 05:14 PM
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(08-28-2013, 11:47 AM)celestino Wrote: Lee, great review! i am not sure how i missed this thread, earlier! Do you have an ingredients list for it?:biggrin:

My voiceover says lanolin & tallow... :tongue:


The ingredients according to our friends at Rasierladen.de:

potassium stearate, sodium stearate, potassium tallowate,aqua, lac powder, parfum, sheep milk, arachis hypoaea, lanolin, potassium cocoate, sodium tallowate, sodium cocoate, glycerine, potassium hdroxide, sodium haydroxide, alpha-isomethyl ionone, hydroxisohexyl 3-cyclo-hexene carboxaldehyd, CI 77891

Video added to OP.

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 08-28-2013, 08:57 PM
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(11-19-2012, 04:04 AM)wimbouman Wrote: Superb shaving soap, the best of the Haslingers.

Smile

I haven't tried all of the Haslinger's, but this lanolin and tallow soap is much more user friendly than the MWF, and I certainly don't have anything against MWF. I stocked up on this one from Bernd at Shavemac.

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 08-29-2013, 05:37 AM
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Thanks, great review. Sounds like good value.

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 08-30-2013, 07:04 AM
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Thanks for the review. Slick yogurt-like lather for less than $10 a puck sounds great.

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 08-30-2013, 09:33 AM
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(08-28-2013, 05:14 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: The ingredients according to our friends at Rasierladen.de:

potassium stearate, sodium stearate, potassium tallowate,aqua, lac powder, parfum, sheep milk, arachis hypoaea, lanolin, potassium cocoate, sodium tallowate, sodium cocoate, glycerine, potassium hdroxide, sodium haydroxide, alpha-isomethyl ionone, hydroxisohexyl 3-cyclo-hexene carboxaldehyd, CI 77891


* Lee, thanks for the list! A bit too many unusual ingredients for me, though.

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