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by TRBeck
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: George F. Trumper's tallow Coconut in Wooden bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: FS: George F. Trumper's tallow Coconut in Wooden bowl

Roger, that's a heckuva rare bird. Very tempting....
by TRBeck
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: re Fine Accoutrements tallow shaving soap
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: re Fine Accoutrements tallow shaving soap

This is how things are worded on the Fine Accoutrements website: "When first formulating a shaving soap for the Fine brand, I set out with the singular purpose of matching the legendary lathering performance of Tabac. After unsuccessful attempts to work with just about every large soap producer in t...
by TRBeck
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Harris soap reformulation
Replies: 24
Views: 5237

Re: Harris soap reformulation

chris1978 wrote: Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:39 pm I found the lists of ingredients of D.R. Harris shaving soap and Cyril R Salter shavingbsoap in old and new. Check it out. ChrisA
Thank you to Chris for posting those lists of the old and new formulations.
by TRBeck
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Harris soap reformulation
Replies: 24
Views: 5237

Re: Harris soap reformulation

Clive, some vendors have the formulation ingredients posted. I asked Fendrihan about their stock a few months back, and they not only replied but posted ingredients for all of their in-stock Harris soaps on their site. I also know that Connaught turns over stock pretty quickly and has the new/curren...
by TRBeck
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Harris soap reformulation
Replies: 24
Views: 5237

Re: Harris soap reformulation

Roger, for my money, this is the best Harris formulation that I've used. I think I've probably had 5-6 versions of Harris soap over the years, all with tallow, and this one is my favorite. Superb soap.
by TRBeck
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Harris soap reformulation
Replies: 24
Views: 5237

Re: Harris soap reformulation

While I haven't used the new formulation lavender, the sandalwood, Marlborough, Arlington, and almond are all unchanged from their classic scent profiles. I'd expect lavender is the same.
by TRBeck
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Badger brush - been out of the game a bit
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: Badger brush - been out of the game a bit

Fair enough, Sam. I have the Maggard SHD knot, nominally 22mm. It makes a very full 24mm brush. I like it fine, but the hair is heavily treated, as are many badger knots these days. It has those gel-type tips when wet, and it's not a feel I particularly enjoy. That said, it lathers very well and is ...
by TRBeck
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Hallmarks of a traditional classic hard soap
Replies: 11
Views: 1514

Re: Hallmarks of a traditional classic hard soap

Proraso bought Valobra. This article has some information on the purchase . They didn't go out of business. It is my understanding that the younger members of the Valobra family didn't want to take over the business when the elder family member(s?) were ready to retire, so they sold the firm. Natura...
by TRBeck
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Badger brush - been out of the game a bit
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: Badger brush - been out of the game a bit

Some good suggestions here. I'll add that you can get a Simpson Colonel X2L for not much more than $50, or a Commodore X2 if you prefer the handle on that one.
by TRBeck
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business
Replies: 31
Views: 6730

Re: 2019-100yrs since my family started the business

Outstanding! I look forward to further updates. This is a really wonderful development.
by TRBeck
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 13 - July 19 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1879

Re: SOTD July 13 - July 19 2020

Semogue Torga C5
Valobra hard soap
Rockwell 6S razor
Personna Medical
Lucky Tiger splash
by TRBeck
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 13 - July 19 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1879

Re: SOTD July 13 - July 19 2020

Semogue 620
Valobra stick
Rockwell 6S
Medical Prep
Lucky Tiger
L'eau Boisee
by TRBeck
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: PIF, one only
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: PIF, one only

Very generous, Clive.
by TRBeck
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 6 - July 12
Replies: 26
Views: 1844

Re: SOTD July 6 - July 12

Semogue 830 boar brush
Homemade cypress soap
Rockwell 6S double-edge
Personna Med Prep day 1
Lucky Tiger tonic splash
Eau de Rochas Homme**

**vintage formulation
by TRBeck
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 40
Views: 12823

Re: Vetiver

Never mind.
by TRBeck
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 6 - July 12
Replies: 26
Views: 1844

Re: SOTD July 6 - July 12

Semogue 610
Homemade vetiver soap (oddly, it smells great, probably because I take care of my products)
Rockwell 6S DE
Med Prep day 7
Lucky Tiger a/s
Terre d'Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver
by TRBeck
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD April 20 - April 26, 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 3540

Re: SOTD April 20 - April 26, 2020

Semogue 620 boar brush
Tim's "Irish Spring" soap
Rockwell 6S on plate 5
Medical Prep shave #6
Lucky Tiger Face Tonic
Swiss Army Classic EDT
by TRBeck
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 6 - July 12
Replies: 26
Views: 1844

Re: SOTD July 6 - July 12

Semogue 1800 brush
Lav-lemongrass soap
Rockwell 6S DE razor
Personna Med blade
Lucky Tiger a/s tonic
Guerlain Homme edt
by TRBeck
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 6 - July 12
Replies: 26
Views: 1844

Re: SOTD July 6 - July 12

Semogue 830
Valobra soap
Rockwell 6S
Medical Prep
Lucky Tiger
Guerlain Vet
by TRBeck
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 6 - July 12
Replies: 26
Views: 1844

Re: SOTD July 6 - July 12

Semogue Torga C5 boar
Tim's blue cypress soap
Rockwell 6S DE plate 5
US Personna Med Prep
Lucky Tiger aftershave