11-24-2012, 05:19 PM
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  • Agravic
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I received my shipment of Wm. Neumann soaps this past week, and got a chance to try the 'Signature 1907' today.

The soap is packaged in an attractive tin container, and has a firm but smooth texture to it. The scent is nostalgic yet fresh, difficult to characterize, but reminiscent of barbershops.

As pointed out by the manufacturer, the proper proportion of water:soap is essential. I tinkered a bit, and knew I had the right combination when a wonderful, rich lather appeared. The lather was dense yet slick and provided a nice cushion.
Post-shave, the skin felt soft and calm.

This product performs wonderfully and breaks my previous misconceptions about non-tallow soaps.

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 11-24-2012, 05:24 PM
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Thanks for the review. There is no magic ingredient as Teiste says. Just good formulations.

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 11-24-2012, 10:01 PM
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  • Johnny
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If you like the 1907, you need to try the 1911. Their after shaves are top notch also.

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 11-25-2012, 04:13 AM
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Bravo, bravo, bravissimo. I'm awaiting mine.

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 11-25-2012, 07:44 AM
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  • Howler
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Thanks for the great review. It is on my wish list of soaps to try.

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 11-25-2012, 11:42 PM
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I have 3 of the Wm. Neumann soaps and all are wonderful. 1907 and 1911 are my favorites. You really should try out 1911 as Johnny has already suggested. By far my favorite of the artisan vendors. My skin feels wonderful after using their products.

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 12-04-2012, 01:55 PM
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Today I received these soaps. Well, in a few days I can tell you my first impressions.
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 01-11-2013, 08:23 PM
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  • Crag
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Teiste is right...I am a student of water ratio to soap and am learning that there really is no formula except trial and error.

Thanks for the review!

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 01-12-2013, 07:42 PM
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  • ben74
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Thanks for the review. I'm hoping they commence international shipping soon, so that I may have the opportunity to try it too!

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 01-13-2013, 04:00 PM
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How does this soap compare to other melt and pour glycerin soaps? I did not have much luck with Mama Bear and Col Conk. I only use tallow soaps now. I almost ordered some 1911 soap with my aftershave order today but chickened out.

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 01-13-2013, 06:44 PM
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  • ben74
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Now shipping internationally! Biggrin

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 01-14-2013, 09:46 AM
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(01-13-2013, 04:00 PM)J_Rock Wrote: How does this soap compare to other melt and pour glycerin soaps? I did not have much luck with Mama Bear and Col Conk. I only use tallow soaps now. I almost ordered some 1911 soap with my aftershave order today but chickened out.

I've never used Mama Bear, but there is no comparison between Wm. Neumann and Col. Conk. Conk IMO is just horrible soap.

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 01-14-2013, 04:03 PM
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  • ben74
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I'm not a fan of the Col Conk either, but I'm hoping to really like Wm Neumann seeing as I have 3 pucks on the way!

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 06-09-2013, 09:23 PM
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I'm having a hard time finding the right water/product ratio but the smell is top notch.

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 06-14-2013, 01:58 PM
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I too have to ask why I opened this thread.

Now I have to go and buy another soap.

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 06-14-2013, 02:39 PM
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  • Crag
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(06-09-2013, 09:23 PM)ClassicShaver Wrote: I'm having a hard time finding the right water/product ratio but the smell is top notch.

I start with a fairly dry brush and dip into the sink to build lather...3 dips max is all it takes for me. I just wonder how come I get white lather from a black soap, but that's for another discussion...LOL

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 06-14-2013, 03:17 PM
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I am sure the 1911 is a great product.
However, I find the choice of for four browning handguns as the frame to be distasteful. It was a bloody year all around, marking that year with the invention of yet another weapon...

Other rather educated folks expressed their opinions of the greatest achievements of that year in this NY times article from that era.
And if someone told them that in a hundred years someone would decide to commemorate that year with that handgun their reply would probably be something like Facepalm

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 06-15-2013, 05:43 AM
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(06-14-2013, 03:17 PM)Galhatz Wrote: I am sure the 1911 is a great product.
However, I find the choice of for four browning handguns as the frame to be distasteful. It was a bloody year all around, marking that year with the invention of yet another weapon...

Other rather educated folks expressed their opinions of the greatest achievements of that year in this NY times article from that era.
And if someone told them that in a hundred years someone would decide to commemorate that year with that handgun their reply would probably be something like Facepalm

Galhatz,

While I enjoyed reading your post, and respect your opinion, I do want to share some information with you so you can extend the same respectful opinion in return.

The design of our 1911 logo is not to commemorate what you--or "other rather educated folks" (as you stated)--find historically significant. It is what we at Wm. Neumann & Co. find historically significant from 1911. Those being 1.) My great-grandfather's 1911 formula, and 2.) His--and our-- admiration for arguably one of the finest handguns that the USA has ever produced.

Bill Neumann II
Founder/President
Wm. Neumann & Co.

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 06-15-2013, 06:11 AM
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  • Johnny
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Please don't tell me that someone is upset over this logo.

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 06-15-2013, 06:21 AM
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Wow, I hadn't even noticed the guns.

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