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by nav
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Edwin Jagger Soaps
Replies: 6
Views: 2049

Re: Edwin Jagger Soaps

I've had sea buckthorn and Aloe in the past and they were pretty decent actually! Not sure why i sold them off to be honest.

I've got the Muhle sea buckthorn on the way and will hopefully pickup the ej limes and pomegranate in future.
by nav
Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Speick Soap Stick
Replies: 11
Views: 4485

Re: Speick Soap Stick

I'm wondering how a thread about Speick stick doesn't get any responses? Out of the 70 soaps I have in my rotation, Speick is in my top 3, along with MWF and LEA classic puck. Everything about Speick is awesome! It loads up really fast, it lathers up so rich and creamy, provides an awesome shave wit...
by nav
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Musgo Real
Replies: 5
Views: 2091

Re: Musgo Real

I read good reviews and thought there must have been a reformulation. I bought two pucks after reading the positive reviews and I was not disappointed! Awesome shaving soap, just make sure you ask the retailer for the reformulated formula as my retailer had both in stock. Lovely Musgo Real scent and...
by nav
Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: LEA classic cream
Replies: 23
Views: 3438

Re: LEA classic cream

It's always good to hear about someone finding "the one", and being able to get backups! Good for you nav. LEA has a history of tinkering with their formulas so I didn't want to take the chance. If there is a reformulation announced, I'll probably pick up a few more but 15 is good for now. I have t...
by nav
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: LEA classic cream
Replies: 23
Views: 3438

Re: LEA classic cream

Any experiences with LEA soap ? I ordered 2 pucks of the LEA Classic soap a couple of months ago and first few lathers were a disaster! Very thin and a bit foamy. Shave was below average! The scent was amazing and subtle menthol was a delight on the final cold water rinse. These two factors kept me...
by nav
Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Lea Classic Soap
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

Re: Lea Classic Soap

The classic puck has become one of my all time favourite soaps.

The conbination of slickness, protection, scent, skin-conditioning and sublte but refreshing menthol really make me reach for this soap very often!!
by nav
Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Backups for soaps and creams, or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 2570

Re: Backups for soaps and creams, or not?

@ Gary - very true! The first couple of times I used LEA Classic, I thought I'd just wasted my money on 2 dud pucks but once I dialled it in, it became one of my favourites! It is rock solid and requires a very heavy load and it doesn't like too much water either. This is my favourite type of shavin...
by nav
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Backups for soaps and creams, or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 2570

Re: Backups for soaps and creams, or not?

nav could you tell us a bit more about the LEA Classic soap? Sorry, just saw your post... The LEA Classic has shot up to being my 2nd favourite shaving soap, after MWF (or perhaps even equal MWF!! :shock: ) The scent is just awesome! It's sandalwood and moss, which means that it isn't totally woods...
by nav
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: MWF -- in stick form
Replies: 12
Views: 1944

Re: MWF -- in stick form

I had an old QED push up tube which made an awesome MWF stick!
by nav
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Backups for soaps and creams, or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 2570

Re: Backups for soaps and creams, or not?

I have several back-ups of MWF, Haslinger schafmilch, Ringelblumen and Salbei plus I am working on increase my LEA Classic puck stash as I'm super impressed with this soap! Very underrated IMHO!!
by nav
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur Progress problem
Replies: 16
Views: 5583

This makes sense to me. I really like my long handle Progress. Too bad I didn't own it while our friend Cooncat Bob was still among us. I'm still on the fence about sending it to Mer for a knob and a tune-up. I know it would look like a million bucks with a new knob, but I like the little plastic k...
by nav
Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur Progress problem
Replies: 16
Views: 5583

I know this is a very old thread but this issue is coming up more often on the various forums. I thought I would post the advice I received from Merkur regarding the uneven exposure on the Progress: If the gap appears slightly uneven, it is due to normal tolerances and not an indication for a defect...
by nav
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Reveal your soap and cream stash - Part 2
Replies: 46
Views: 6877

I'm pretty simple compared to some of you gents...

- MWF (6 pucks in reserve) plus one DIY stick
- Speick stick (10 sticks in reserve)
- Mike's Pine/Cedar
- GFT Rose (the really nice vege formula, performs like a tallow soap!)
by nav
Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Valobra Stick -- A Dark Horse?
Replies: 29
Views: 3765

I didn't like Valobra stick at all. The scent was awesome but the performance was just not there for me and in addition, it left my face greasy after the shave. In fact, all Italian soaps leave my face greasy so I don't use them any longer. Speick stick on the otherhand is fan-bloody-tastic!!! Then...
by nav
Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The Maddening Inconsistency of Trumper Soaps
Replies: 24
Views: 3981

I have a pre-2009 vege GFT Rose puck and not only does it smell like heaven but it performs as well as my top tallow-based soaps. I wonder if it has something to do with a change in manufacturer. C&E's new lime soap has also received horrendous reviews even though their original lines of shave soap ...
by nav
Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Valobra Stick -- A Dark Horse?
Replies: 29
Views: 3765

I didn't like Valobra stick at all. The scent was awesome but the performance was just not there for me and in addition, it left my face greasy after the shave. In fact, all Italian soaps leave my face greasy so I don't use them any longer.

Speick stick on the otherhand is fan-bloody-tastic!!!
by nav
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I got my Muhle R89 in the mail
Replies: 16
Views: 3828

Since I got my R89 about a year ago, I haven't used anything else. In fact, I sold off my other razors save for my EJ Chatsworth (which has the same head as the R89). It looks nice, feels nice and shaves nice. Worth the coin. Same here. I just love the R89, it's the only razor I use. I like it with...
by nav
Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Maca Root??
Replies: 18
Views: 2364

Maca Root cream stinks IME. I hated the scent and it wouldn't get off my brush so the next day, it would mix with whatever product I used.

I don't use creams anymore anyway but if I did, TBS maca root wouldn't be in my rotation at all.
by nav
Thu May 26, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Shelves of Shame 2011
Replies: 68
Views: 10835

murchmb wrote:
nav wrote: Your soap collection is very impressive. How do you keep track which soap is where? :lol:
He's getting to a point where he's going to have to make an investment in some RFID/barcode technology and inventory management software. :mrgreen:
:lol: :lol:

Yep, looks that way!
by nav
Wed May 25, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Shelves of Shame 2011
Replies: 68
Views: 10835

drmoss_ca wrote:You should see the Woods of Windsor. If anyone has a puck - enjoy it. I have all the rest. :twisted:

Chris
Pics?

I had a puck of tallow WoW, its gone now.

Your soap collection is very impressive. How do you keep track which soap is where? :lol: