Just got "The Blades Grim"

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Straight razor dandy, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    I just received the blades grim "smolder"
    I haven't used it yet, but I am looking forward to it. I will write a review when I do.

    My question is,
    Have any of you used the blades grim, and if so, what is your opinion/review?
     
  2. FatherofSquirrel

    FatherofSquirrel A right jolly old elf

    wifey says "Smolder" makes me smell like a chick
     
  3. FatherofSquirrel

    FatherofSquirrel A right jolly old elf

    if ya like it send me a pm
     
  4. blashe

    blashe Well-Known Member

    I probably have 7-8 more shaves with the smolder left, scent is masculine but very sweet so you cant really say its a true masculine scent. I like the scent and as far as performance goes it lathers well and has decent slickness
     
  5. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    What is "the blades grim"? It sounds like a slasher movie.
     
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  6. blashe

    blashe Well-Known Member

    maker of the shaving soap, Smolder is the scent
     
  7. SHAVEWIZARD420

    SHAVEWIZARD420 Well-Known Member

    The Blades Grim is made by Maria who also makes TTFFC and Maggard soaps as well. All are nice soaps.
     
  8. MattCB

    MattCB Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know that, good to know. I love the TTFFC Angels Share and Devils Cut, may have to try some of their others.
     
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  9. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Smolder smells like roasting marshmallows over a campfire. I have the aftershave too. Love it!

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  10. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I've been looking at this soap. It's on my wishlist.
     
  11. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    http://grimblades.com

    They are considered to be some of the best soaps available from America (or anywhere for that matter).
     
  12. SHAVEWIZARD420

    SHAVEWIZARD420 Well-Known Member


    Lol that's funny, I was going to mention Angles Share. Very nice ingredients and smells similar to a Blades Grim sample I tried from a pass around box, but I think I prefer the TTFFC soap.
     
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  13. SUPPLYProvision Co

    SUPPLYProvision Co Active Member

    Maria actually does not make the Smolder soap anymore, although she used to. Still a great soap though!
     
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  14. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    According to the website, 'smolder' by The blades grim is "a warm and toasty accord of creamy camphorous notes, subtle hints of citrus and a masculine gourmand base."

    It is definitely hard to put your finger on. It has a sweet and lightly smoky scent. As mentioned above, I could see how you could term it as a roasted marshmallow smell.

    The Shave: I wanted to keep it as simple as possible so I used bare-bones gear. I went with a Dovo bismarck 6/8 straight razor, Truefitt and Hill silvertip badger brush, the blades grim smolder shaving soap puck, and cold water.

    The puck is somewhat softer. It's not quite a croap, but it is on the softer side of soap pucks. It is Very easy to lather. It comes in a screw-top tin that was easy to lather in. The lather and slickness were excellent. My blade just glided right over it with ease. I had zero cuts, weepers, or irritation. I wouldn't call the scent room-filling, but it did have a nice aroma that lingered on my face for a bit. I waited for a bit to see how long it would last since I didn't want it to interfere with any aftershave or cologne, but I feel I could have put either on right after and it would've been fine. After I put on an aftershave (margaritas in the artic by stirling soap co.), my wife nor I could detect any conflict in scents.

    Overall, I feel this is a great soap. The biggest issue I could foresee would be the scent, but I loved it and since it's their #1 seller, apparently a lot of other people do too.

    Price - $12-18 online. Great value at this price. 9/10
    Smell - 9/10
    Scent strength - 7/10
    Ease of lather - 9.5/10
    Slickness - 10/10
    Length of scent - 6.5/10 (5 being average, it's a little above average)
    Presentation - 10/10. It has the grim reaper on a gold tin. It's a showstopper.
     
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  15. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

  16. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Thank you for the write up. It's a soap I've been eyeing for awhile and may just buy it.
     
  17. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    I would consider this a "must-buy." I am very pleased.
     
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  18. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    You can give into your temptation and get it rather quickly off Amazon

    Sent from my Galaxy S6 using Tapatalk
     
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  19. Redfisher

    Redfisher Doesn't celebrate National Donut Day

    What is TTFFC? I mean for crying out load is it that actually that hard to put a name on something! Like I'm supposed to know what that means!
     
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  20. cmorris357

    cmorris357 catching flies.........

    Through the fire fine craft soap.
    http://www.ttffcraft.com/shaving-soap.html
     
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