Poll: Arko vs. Williams

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


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.

  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

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

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

    Tapatalk Via Kyocera
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  10. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    Is this what you're refering to? It's the current production.
    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

    Supporting Vendor
    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.

  17. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    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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