Arko longevity

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by matthewoli98, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. matthewoli98

    matthewoli98 Well-Known Member

    So i received my first two arko sticks in a very Generous PIF at the end of February/beginning of March. I instantly fell in love with arko, and i use it more than all my other soaps and creams, and on average use it twice a week, here's how much ive used since then. This stuff has absolutely crazy longevity, and regardless of what you think about its scent, this stuff offers slickness and lather that is up there with the best![​IMG]

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  2. pj3r

    pj3r Well-Known Member

    Couldn't agree more! Great little soap!

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  3. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    And when you did use it, along with excellent results and comfort, you weren't bothered by annoying mosquitoes. Win, win, right!
  4. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Geniet die seep, baby!
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  5. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    It's a great performing shave soap that puts some expensive soaps to shame, Matthew. I'm glad you're enjoying it. :happy088:
  6. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Just bustin' your chops. In fact, I used it today.
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  7. matthewoli98

    matthewoli98 Well-Known Member

    Lol no problem, i should actually test the mosquito repellent theory

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  8. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    I like Arko after I grate it and let it air out for month.
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  9. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    @Bama Samurai did an Arko Challenge where he catalogued how many shaves he could get from a stick of Arko. I think it was over 150. Click HERE to see the Arko Challenge thread. Crazy longevity is right.
  10. brit

    brit in a box

    arko is great soap,i just prefer it pressed in a bowl to load it.not into rubbing a stick on the face so much..
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  11. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

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  12. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    I’m also an Arko fan, I even like the small. I think you have close to a years worth of shaves there.
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  13. matthewoli98

    matthewoli98 Well-Known Member

    For sure! Scary part is i have tons of soaps and two arko and two derby sticks, and i still find myself reaching for arko more often than not, although i do use other soaps too.

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  14. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    Arko is da Bomb!....Lather Bomb!!

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  15. Tallships

    Tallships Well-Known Member

    I'm not a stick fan but I really love this soap. All I do is shave and press it into my bowl and use it as I would a hard soap. Bought a box of 12, should last awhile. but if I hear the soap will be discontinued, I'll stock up.
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  16. ghostlife

    ghostlife Well-Known Member

    I bought the big box around January and have probably used it for 75% of my shaves since then and am barely more than halfway through the first stick

    I think you could easily manage to make an Arko stick last a year
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  17. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Arko shelf life is similar to uranium.

    "Uranium 235 has a half life of 700,000,000 years. That means if you have one pound of it today you will have 8 ounces of it in seven hundred million years. For all intents and purposes for human consideration, there is no shelf life to enriched uranium."
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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    its great for squealing fan belts, er sorry, that's williams..;)
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  19. brit

    brit in a box

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  20. brit

    brit in a box

    all kidding aside, arko is great old school classic..
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