shave with Williams Mug shave soap

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by wchnu, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    Today's Williams Wednesday lather was a repeat of last week's - some added menthol, and a couple of drops of peppermint oil. A nice, slick, cold lather. Can't beat it.
    I used the Micromatic with the Gold Tone blade again. With this blade I need a little more touching up than I normally do with a Micromatic. But the result was smooth and bloodless. Chased with a splash of Pacific Rush.
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  2. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Modern Williams can be found for $1 a puck in many places.
     
  3. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Modern Williams, that is. :cool:
     
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  4. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Well-Known Member

    Oooh.

    Can we talk about that brush?

    Its Turkish? A Timizel?

    I have a Turkish Brush from my holiday and its very much like yours.

    How do you like yours?
     
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  5. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Where'd you get that awesome brush? They only have cheap synthetics sold here on base in Kurdistan.
     
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  6. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I'm gonna bomb menthol Williams mug soap for today's shave. Just to beat the florida heat.
    Vintage ever-ready boar
    Bombed Williams menthol mug soap
    Barbasol floating head
    Persona lab (4)
    Barbasol Pacific Rush
    Smooth and cool, they didn't know how good they had it. 20190711_072410_resized.jpg
     
  7. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    Yes, it's a Turkish boar. I love it. I'm a big fan of Turkish boar brushes in general. It reminds me a lot of the old bestshave no. 6, with a bit more handle. I got it on ebay from a seller in Turkey. At the moment this guy sells them with a tube of Arko cream:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Derby-Mois...-Regular-100g-brush-5-pcs-blades/113298187399
     
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  8. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    It's nice to see a thread honoring one of the best and most enduring soaps in shavedom. I shaved with William's for 40 years and had no complaints. Wonderful soap. Modern or vintage you can always be guaranteed a fine shave. My only complaint was they didn't make a matching AS or ASB. Then I discovered the world of online shopping...and well... still, William's is a great soap. Carry on. That was all.
     
  9. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Well-Known Member

    They are 8 TL in Turkey :)
    The Creme is 2.5TL and the Blades 1TL.

    Total cost = 11.5TL Or 2$.
     
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  10. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    $20 for shipping? Where are you.
     
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  11. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Well-Known Member

    Europe.
     
  12. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    That would explain it. $20 shipping for a $1 soap DOES seem rather excessive.
    I see it on Amazon.co.uk for £2.24 + £1.09 delivery, presumably only in the UK, but shipping to your location from a European division of Amazon might be a lot cheaper than trying to get it from the US.
     
  13. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    European water is especially good for blooming soaps.
     
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  14. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Holy Crap! Had a Great Williams Tuesday, which will lead into another Williams Wednesday;
    • Rockwell 6S (R6, R5, and R4)
    • Dorco Prime (4)
    • Zenith B18
    • Modern Williams in a Marvy Mug
    • Fine Lather Bowl
    • Gentleman Jon's Alum Block
    • Everyman Jack Cedarwood Deodorant
    • Denim Black AS
    • Locally made Sandalwood and Floral EdC
    An extremely nice shave.
     
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  15. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

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    • Rockwell Model T
    • Gillette Nacet (2)
    • Zenith B19
    • Modern Williams in a Marvy Mug
    • Fine Lather Bowl
    • Gentleman Jon's Alum Block
    • Aqua Velva AS
    • Local Brand "Brewed" #001 EdC
    The lather this time was "meh". I over watered. Still usable, just not as good as I am used to. I think I watched too many sgrdddy_shaves videos. Way too much water.

    There's something about this particular latrine. All my fails have been in this latrine. Rushing, I tell you what.
     
  16. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Back on track. Great Williams Lather, but the blade I used in my Blackland Sabre was less than desired. I think I spoiled myself starting off with GEM PTFE blades. It shaved, but a bit tuggy from the start.
    • Blackland Sabre
    • PAL Blade (1)
    • Zenith B18
    • Modern Williams in a Marvy Mug
    • Turkish Copper Hammered Bowl
    • Gentleman Jon's Alum Block
    • Aqua Velva AS
    • Williams Lectric Shave (Used as a lotion AS/ASB)
    • Duru Limon EdC
     
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  17. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    • Blackland Sabre
    • PAL Blade (2)
    • Stirling Soap Boar
    • Modern Williams in a Marvy Mug
    • Fine Lather Bowl
    • Gentleman Jon's Alum Block
    • Brut Splash AS
    • Brut Antiperspirant
    • Brut EdC
    This was Friday's shave. Great shave considering the PAL Blade is one step above a Dorco Pace SE.
     
  18. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

  19. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    Williams Wednesday! This time with the added menthol and peppermint again. I could get really used to that. The Brut is spiked with a little menthol too, of course. Not glacial, but not too subtle either.
    To end the month, I chose the Canuck fat handle tech. Never met a tech I didn't like. 3 passes and touchups. Smooth, no blood, no sting. Life's good.

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  20. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    awesome...
     
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