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by gr_elias
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumpers hard shaving soap- my review
Replies: 15
Views: 2187

Re: Trumpers hard shaving soap- my review

So Matt has the broken version of the soap, but it works for him.... Hmmm weird things, these guys at Trumpers have messed things up.

The confusion that they made, keeps us from buying. Sometimes I wonder, why people want to change things when they are working.....
by gr_elias
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Today a package from Turkey arrived....
Replies: 19
Views: 1909

Re: Today a package from Turkey arrived....

An update: The lather of ARKO looks fantastic, I mean it's the ideal one! I am amazed how easy it is to lather up the soap. However, it might look ideal but it doesn't provide much caution since I get many nicks with a sharp blade. I can see the differece in price now, when I compare my yesterday's ...
by gr_elias
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD April 21 - April 27
Replies: 116
Views: 13302

Re: SOTD April 21 - April 27

Merkur HD
Gillette 7 o'clock SharpEdge (yellow)
Shavemac D01 24mm knot
Geo F Trumper Rose soap (old formula)


Today I had such a fantastic shave, that if they asked me what would be your one set, this could be it!
by gr_elias
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:14 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What's today's soap or cream?
Replies: 4029
Views: 214619

Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Geo F. Trumpers Rose soap, fantastic shave!


(old formula)
by gr_elias
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumpers hard shaving soap- my review
Replies: 15
Views: 2187

Re: Trumpers hard shaving soap- my review

Maybe a picture from the ingredients list will help us. Also if Brother has a picture of the lemon soap that he gave away could help us compare.

Lastly, a report from wvbias who has the rose soap and reported positively could justify if we are talking about the same soap!
by gr_elias
Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Do feather blades come in 5 pack? Consider buying..
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Do feather blades come in 5 pack? Consider buying..

Hello everyone! I was searching on ebay.co.uk for Feather blades and I found this seller hairlights4u , who is selling the blades really cheap. What I noticed though is that it is a 5 blades per pack, whereas all the vendors sell them in 10 blades per pack. The feedback is very good and I haven't se...
by gr_elias
Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD April 14 - April 20
Replies: 102
Views: 8359

Re: SOTD April 14 - April 20

Merkur HD
Gillette 7o'clock yellow
Shavemac D01 24mm knot
Nivea shaving cream



I really enjoyed the quality of the lather and the easiness of the shave! Btw the cream only costs 1.8 euros!
by gr_elias
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What's today's soap or cream?
Replies: 4029
Views: 214619

Re: What's today's soap or cream?

Valobra stick.


I am pretty convinced that this can be used even without a brush if you are travelling and want to keep things simple!
by gr_elias
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Today a package from Turkey arrived....
Replies: 19
Views: 1909

Re: Today a package from Turkey arrived....

Gary, I think the quality should not be compared based on the price. The majority of us, if not all, are not chemist and we don't have a clue about the prices of the ingredients or the processes. But what I can tell based on my knowledge is the economy of scale and the labour. In Turkey, there is a ...
by gr_elias
Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What's today's soap or cream?
Replies: 4029
Views: 214619

Re: What's today's soap or cream?

T&H luxury soap -- The scent really describes luxury! Does anybody knows if D.R. Harris Lavender has a similar or very close scent?!
by gr_elias
Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Best cream for travel?
Replies: 19
Views: 1825

Re: Best cream for travel?

In a pinch you can shave in the shower with a Bic and bath soap but that's not recommended. My father shaves like this everyday. Just soap, a Gillette disposable that changes every 2-4 weeks and then Old Spice splash or lemon cologne. Old school, and I can assure you that his skin looks amazingly h...
by gr_elias
Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Today a package from Turkey arrived....
Replies: 19
Views: 1909

Re: Today a package from Turkey arrived....

I totally agree that there are better scents, but ARKO has a clean scent as well. Sometimes cheap products just work, and if not, you don't care that much. On the contrary, everytime a product is marketed that it has super essential oils, which are good for this and that and bla bla bla, I end up th...
by gr_elias
Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What's today's soap or cream?
Replies: 4029
Views: 214619

Re: What's today's soap or cream?

ARKO stick -- you should really try this soap!
by gr_elias
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD March 31 through April 6
Replies: 114
Views: 10547

Re: SOTD March 31 through April 6

Merkur HD
Astra stainless
Omega boar 48
ARKO shaving stick
NIVEA balm


Cheap and clean!!!
by gr_elias
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Today a package from Turkey arrived....
Replies: 19
Views: 1909

Today a package from Turkey arrived....

... and you guess right, it is ARKO shaving soap!!! I shaved with it and I have to say that the lather it creates is phenomenal! Really slick and lathers up amazingly easy! The shave was really comfortable and close, the only drawback is that after 15 minutes I noticed that my skin was a bit dry. Ho...
by gr_elias
Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Treet Classic Dura Sharp Coated Blades, a Review
Replies: 79
Views: 40895

Re: Treet Classic Dura Sharp Coated Blades, a Review

Just check it after second day of use (be careful not 2nd shave, because the interval might be longer). Don't expect to see the rust in the edges, but near the center of the blade. It is not the best thing to shave with a rusted blade and get a cut!
by gr_elias
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: What do you consider the best value blade?
Replies: 16
Views: 2442

Re: What do you consider the best value blade?

For me it is Gillette 7 o'clock Sharp Edge (made in Russia). I can get a really smooth and close shave 6-7 times and the quality is consistent for each blade. Feathers are good and a bit more sharp but much more expensive, plus they do not forgive. Therefore I choose the Gillette for everyday use, s...
by gr_elias
Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:13 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD March 31 through April 6
Replies: 114
Views: 10547

Re: SOTD March 31 through April 6

Merkur HD Treet Durasharp Shavemac D01 24mm D.R.Harris Windsor Today, after a long time a lathered in a bowl instead on my face. The leather appeared much more foamy and didn't have the slickness I get when I facelather. It seems to me that face-lather works way much better than lathering in a bowl....
by gr_elias
Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Treet Classic Dura Sharp Coated Blades, a Review
Replies: 79
Views: 40895

Re: Treet Classic Dura Sharp Coated Blades, a Review

This blade is really nice and comfortable when I go only with the grain. Really smooth shave, but not for going XTG or against! Its lifetime is very short, usually 2-3 shaves of 1 pass. However, you should be aware that since it is a carbon blade after day 3 you will notice rust -- yes rust -- formi...
by gr_elias
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:15 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: D.R. Harris, now is the time for a Rose soap!
Replies: 27
Views: 2314

Re: D.R. Harris, now is the time for a Rose soap!

By the way, since this post is somehow relevant: Do you have any suggestions for a good rose product?

I was thinking of T&H Rose cream just to give it a try. D.R. Harris has one as well, anybody tried both to compare the scent and performance?