Great budget soap.

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Jbrew, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. Jbrew

    Jbrew Well-Known Member

    So I am only 2 or 3 months into wet shaving as I have stated previously. I started with a really inexpensive "budget soap". Wilkinson sword. You can pick it up on amazon, I've also seen it at Walmart. Cost is under 4 dollars for a large tub of it. It doesn't have much scent but I get a great lather and tons of slickness out of this puck.
    I let it soak in hot water for about 5 minutes then straight at it with a fairly dry badger brush. I get three passes with one brush load and there is still lots left in the brush after. If you're looking for a budget soap give this stuff a try.
     
  2. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    You could add Arko, and VDH and if you really wanted to splurge I'd go with a La Toja shave stick.
     
  3. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    If you're looking for a budget soap try Williams. If you're looking for a good budget soap, try anything else:)
     
  4. Jbrew

    Jbrew Well-Known Member

    I have some Williams. I haven't tried it yet. I only bought it because nick from nickshaves couldn't get it to lather so I'm gonna try to one up him!
     
  5. Jbrew

    Jbrew Well-Known Member

    I also need some arko just because it looks nice on the shelf. Very retro.
     
  6. Robyflexx

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    Trust me if shipping was free I'd send you mine. That stuff is so bad it negates any of the colorful presentation on the packaging. YMMV
     
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  7. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    Trust me if you get a good lather; you'll one up a lot more than just nick :)
     
  8. Robyflexx

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    :happy097: so funny
     
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  9. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    VDH is good and the price is even better. You can get it in most any store.
     
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  10. Robyflexx

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    +1 absolutely
     
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  11. BigCabDaddy

    BigCabDaddy Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I'll have to try it. More and more I'm gravitating to traditional soaps and creams.
     
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  12. BigCabDaddy

    BigCabDaddy Well-Known Member

    My mileage most definitely does vary. I count Arko amongst the best shaves I've had to date. It's post shave where it loses out somewhat for me because it's quite drying. (And yes-- I'm fine with the scent.)
     
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  13. TitanTTB

    TitanTTB Well-Known Member

    I've never seen Wilkinson Sword soap at Walmart or any other local stores. It may be regional or exclusive to Canadian Walmarts.
     
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  14. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Same here.
     
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  15. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Scent? It's a lather bomb.
     
  16. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Arko, La Toja, Proraso...all top performers. I am unfamiliar with Wilkinson soap, but I am in USA.
     
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  17. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    The only Wilky soap I know of is the British blue colored shave sticks. It has an excellent reputation.
     
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  18. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

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    This is the one
     
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  19. Jbrew

    Jbrew Well-Known Member

    Yup that's the stuff. 3.88 on Amazon.com
     
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  20. Robyflexx

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    Oh I think it lathers well. For me it's just horribly dry during and after my shaves. I don't find it to be slick at all and truthfully even though it's cheap there are way better options in it's price range. It lacks scent big time too. YMMV
     
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