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Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:00 pm
by brothers
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.

Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:14 am
by fallingwickets
ex the value proposition, it is a really good soap. I now spend my days wishing for a rose version :D :D

clive

Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

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

Is it lightly scented (hopefully)?

Thanks.

- Murray

Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:52 pm
by brothers
CMur12 wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:26 pm
Who sells this soap? Anyone in the US?

Is it lightly scented (hopefully)?

Thanks.

- Murray
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.

Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:07 pm
by CMur12
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.

- Murray

Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:02 am
by Janus
Here's another source:

https://shavingstation.co.uk/

Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:15 am
by CMur12
Thanks, Janus. That's a vendor I didn't know about.

- Murray

Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:10 am
by Janus
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.

Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:58 am
by brothers
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.

Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:24 am
by Gene
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?

Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:31 pm
by brothers
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.