Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by swarden43, May 3, 2021.

  1. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    When I got into wet shaving several years back, I picked up a tube of Tom's of Maine shaving cream - only 3 on the shelf. I heard good things, but wasn't sure if I would like it. I did, used up the tube, and went back for more. None. Not only sold out, but discontinued.

    So, says I, I like VDH. It's cheap. And I would hate to see it go the way of Tom's.
    Hey, at a buck-fifty a puck... all these were purchased over the last 8-9 years, so not a huge one time lay-out.
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    So whatchu backing up?
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  2. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    My concern along this line is that I keep worrying that Phoenix AA is going to toss out a particular soap of theirs that I want, in order to make room for new creations.
  3. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Now THAT's a back up, Steve. :happy096:
  4. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    I know a thing or two about backups. ;)
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  5. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Great avatar!!!
  6. Tedolph

    Tedolph Well-Known Member

    I know that there are people who like Williams, and no disrespect intended but VDH Deluxe may just be the best cheap shave soap on the market.
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  7. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I'll have to have a closer look at it next time I go to CVS.
  8. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member


    Watch out for the Arko-lytes!
  9. Tedolph

    Tedolph Well-Known Member

    I know. I probably should not have said that, but Arko-the smell, you know?
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  10. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    Old Spice - anything and everything I can acquire at reasonable cost

    Vintage Williams shave soaps

    Coate's shave creams

    Injector blades

    Burma Shave collectible gift tins (with mug/soap/brush) and extra mugs - I didn't really need/want the Burma Shave stuff but it was too sweet a deal to pass up - I've PIF'd several of them

    Truefitt & Hill gift sets (cream/aftershave/cologne) (got them more than 50% off)

    Golddachs soaps

    English Leather - mostly aftershaves and colognes
  11. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    And you do it well!
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  12. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    The only place I can still find the VDH Deluxe is at the BX/PX out at Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst
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  13. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Nice collection. For me it's Vintage Williams and Wizamet Blades at the moment :D
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  14. FatherofSquirrel

    FatherofSquirrel A right jolly old elf

    Nice row of books. Looks like you do some serious studying in the original languages. Strong's, Zodhiates-I believe. (It's a little hard to see.)
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  15. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Getting into some of the original Hebrew and Greek certainly adds to the depth and understanding of scripture. :)
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  16. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Small set of backups (2 each) of shaving soaps... barbus, orig erasmus stick, body shop maca, and taylor grapefruit.

    Also just got an external 1T backup drive for my computer.
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  17. Ksblazer

    Ksblazer Well-Known Member

    I have 18 Arko sticks and 11 Derby sticks for back up.

    These should last me a long time since I usually shave every other day. Plus I have 10 other soaps and creams in my current rotation and a good 12+ to go into my rotation when I use 1 up.
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  18. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    So now, you just need a TARDIS to store all your soaps!
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  19. nav

    nav Active Member

    I have just a few soap back-ups:
    8 pucks MWF
    6 Speick sticks
    6 Wilkinson sticks

    5,500 Polsilver blades
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  20. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Aside from these, do you still have that large rotation of soaps/creams where you get to use a different one each day of the month?

    It took me years to work through my soaps and really try not to stockpile too much. I really enjoy getting to buy a new puck of soap now.

    I am still sitting on close to 1k blades that I have been working through for the last number of years as well.

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