Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

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Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Post by brothers » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:00 pm

Talk about a hard soap. Today was the 22nd shave on the puck. I load the synthetic brush for 10 seconds. I've calculated this hard little puck will last approximately 85 more shaves at this pace. That will be around 105 shaves total when it eventually runs out. This is the small 70g puck. Considering how inexpensive the soap is to begin with, this is probably one of the best currently available shaving soap values.
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Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Post by fallingwickets » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:14 am

ex the value proposition, it is a really good soap. I now spend my days wishing for a rose version :D :D

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Post by CMur12 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:26 pm

Who sells this soap? Anyone in the US?

Is it lightly scented (hopefully)?

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Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Post by brothers » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:52 pm

CMur12 wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:26 pm
Who sells this soap? Anyone in the US?

Is it lightly scented (hopefully)?

Thanks.

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I consider it lightly scented. Not unpleasant to my nose. YMMV. I have only found it at Connaught. Even with shipping it is cheap and fast.
Anyone buying it from any source, whether Connaught or any other source, should make sure it is 100 or 70 grams. There is another, earlier version that is either 99 or 57 grams. This is NOT tallow, and should be avoided if one is seeking the excellent version that I am addressing in my posts.
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Post by CMur12 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:07 pm

Thanks, Gary.

Connaught is where I found it, too. They have a few other things I would like, as well, so I may well place an order with them.

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Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Post by Janus » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:02 am

Here's another source:

https://shavingstation.co.uk/
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Post by CMur12 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:15 am

Thanks, Janus. That's a vendor I didn't know about.

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Post by Janus » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:10 am

You're welcome, Murray! New vendors keep poppin' up fairly regularly, I've noticed. Hopefully there's enough business to go around for them all. I wonder if this little hobby of ours is gaining popularity.
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Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Post by brothers » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:58 am

In about a week or so I'm planning to go back to the Salter's soap for the rest of this year. I think it's good for somewhere between 50 and 60 more great lathers before it runs out. It's got 37 shaves on it so far.
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Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Post by Gene » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:24 am

Is this only available in lavender? I notice they have several different scents in the cream (including rose!), but not for the soap.

Also - I note that he offers two sizes - 100 and 70, both seems to be tallow-based. Am I missing something?
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Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Post by brothers » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:31 pm

Gene, I don't consider the scent to be lavender, all I get is a light/ pleasant/ spicy/ barbershop scent. I have never been accused of being an expert on fragrances, so if its lavender, then what do I know. 8) Yes, the 100 and 70 soaps are both tallow.
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Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Post by DGB452 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:30 pm

The shaving soap base of the Salter's looks very similar to D.R.Harris' current iteration, so that could be an alternative for more scent variety?

Anyone used both to compare performance?

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Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Post by brothers » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:48 pm

If they're the same I respectfully suggest to DRH that they might be well-served if they can develop a soap fragrance as pleasant as Salter's, and lower their prices significantly to match Salter's. For the record, I prefer Salter's lather and performance over DRH. Harris (100g) costs 225% (two hundred twenty five percent) more than Salter's (100g).
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Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Post by fallingwickets » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:16 am

Agree with Gary's sentiments...salters knocked this one right out of the park. dandy and rake doesnt come close.

i really need to get my act together and start a salter rose campaign :D :D :D

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Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Post by DGB452 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:47 am

Have you used the most recent formulation of D.R.Harris shaving soap for a direct comparison?

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Post by fallingwickets » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:46 am

how 'recent' is recent. my last dandy and rake was bought 2015-16
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Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Post by brothers » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:17 pm

DGB452 wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:47 am
Have you used the most recent formulation of D.R.Harris shaving soap for a direct comparison?
My comparison is based on my last encounter with a DRH soap several years ago.
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Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Post by Teiste » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:34 pm

Gary , if you have an extra puck of this soap and want to trade it , let me know.

I hope this is the coming back of tallow English soaps.The Portland England shaving soap is a fantastic one (tallow based) but no longer sale and this could be its replacement for me now that I have gone back to English and European soaps and creams instead of the US artisan ones.

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Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Post by DGB452 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:24 pm

fallingwickets wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:46 am
how 'recent' is recent. my last dandy and rake was bought 2015-16
I think they switched formulation about 12 months ago, but anything within the last six months should be the most recent version, you could always check with the vendor(s).

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Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Post by DGB452 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:26 pm

brothers wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:17 pm
DGB452 wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:47 am
Have you used the most recent formulation of D.R.Harris shaving soap for a direct comparison?
My comparison is based on my last encounter with a DRH soap several years ago.
They've certainly changed since then, when/if you do get the chance to try the most recent formulation, I would be keen to read your comparison with the Salter's.

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