Poll: Arko vs. Williams

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by DaltonGang, Nov 28, 2016.

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Which do you prefer, if you had to choose between the two?

  1. Arko

  2. Williams

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  1. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    On a side note; The Arko sticks do fit great in the Williams Top Holder containers. Although snug in the tin version, the Bakelite/Marbelite version offers a better fit.

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  2. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    I stand corrected. On sticks I would agree. However, the poll at the head of this thread did not specify sticks, and I was commenting on Arko vs. Williams in general.
     
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  3. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    That's tube my vintage Williams was in when I found it, but missing the cap.
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  4. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    I made a shave stick with a modern cake of Williams. It seems to work even better after being grated. Well worth the time. I think a few guys added menthol too. Not my thing but they liked it.
     
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  5. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    is the second one listed any good?
     
  6. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    All of them are good....
     
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  7. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    According to Fuzzy, they're all good. :)
     
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  8. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    just curious, the recent one i purchased lists potassium stearate as the first and sodium tallowate as the second ingredient....
     
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  9. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    If I comprehend Joseph's @Primotenore listing, you have Modern Williams. Did it come in a white paper box with blue print? [​IMG]

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  10. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    Is this what you're refering to? It's the current production.
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    See post 754 or thereabouts in the "shave with Williams Mug shave soap" thread for more detailed comments.
     
  11. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    thats what i am refering to ,but i can t read the writing in your pic.. thank you..
     
  12. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    yes, mine has some french on it as well due to canadian import ..
     
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  13. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member


    See my post 754 in the "shave with Williams Mug shave soap" thread for a clearer picture. Apparently coping it from there to here didn't work out so well.
     
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  14. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    same stuff as i have.. ,works well.. just a different box..thank you..
     
  15. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    Well since it was in direct response to me talking about the Stick only, it did seem out of place...

    Yeah that's a shame that you are missing the top. It is unfortunate, but it happens I see them on the bay from time to time with no tops as well.

    Of the two Bakelite ones that I have, the threading is different on both tops. So even if someone tried to recreate a top there would be no guarantee it would fit.
     
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  16. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Arko is a good soap, but now a days, I am more of a Williams guy. I haven't used Arko in many moons. Last June for the Arko Cream and last December for the Arko stick. I guess I should break it out and use it for a week or so just for the fun of it.
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  17. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    I ought to go dig through my jug-o-caps.
    Jug - O - Caps.gif Started collecting them to fit on vintage glass bottles for decanting AS. Just might have one that fits assuming old Imperial threads. So many Metric products these days.
     
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  18. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I'm going to have to find some vintage Williams Soap, to see what all the fuss is about.
     
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  19. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Toughest POLL EVER!!!!!!
     
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  20. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    At 67-32 in favor of Arko I would have to say the toughness of the poll cannot pertain to the results. In fact, I just DID say that :))
     
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