Titanic and 3017...?

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Primotenore, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. brit

    brit in a box

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  2. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

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  3. brit

    brit in a box

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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    brit flaretip ss/platinum

  5. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Thanksgiving Day, 2022
    Day 7

    Arko~~Simpson CH2 Synthetic~~Cobra Classic/Feather Professional~~Sailor Jerry Spiced Navy After Shave
    While I can't say that the Arko is getting better with use, I can mos def© attest to the fact that my technique with the Cobra has much improved.
    Today's neck work was darn good, sans skipping and irritation.
    The handle, as I have stated, is beautiful to gaze upon, but wasn't thoroughly tested by the manufacturer, vis-a-vis slipperiness.
    I am reminded of my Wolfman with its Darwin handle. It's that slippery.
    Happy Thanksgiving to all of my TSD brethren.

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  6. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b


    Still using the same gear, I completed Arko shave # 5 today. It was another two-passer with excellent results. I'm shaving about every other day, and that seems to work well.

    I face lather using the Arko as a shave stick. I think it will last forever. :)

    My Bride and I are celebrating Thanksgiving today at a State Park. The weather is beautiful, so we look forward to our outing. 2022 has been a good year, and we are thankful for much.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
  7. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Happy Thanksgiving, Joseph. That's is a beautiful setup and a wonderful shave!

    Try placing an o-ring or wrapping a rubber band around the base of the Cobra handle to improve the grip. I have a Trac II handle that uses three o-rings. Works great.

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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    good day gents.another simple work shave.fine arko face lather with a great brush.the drug store omega.smooth 2 passer with the brit flare tip ss/platinum combo.if i were to start my wetshaving over again,this set up would be more than adequate.
    the british flare tip is smooth and very efficient with the platinum blade,consistent and predictable.the arko is great old school soap,the scent smells like there's work to get on with,no nonsence.fine a/s caps it off.fantastic shave then on with the day.:):eatdrink047:
  9. brit

    brit in a box

    saturday/sunday/monday work shaves,may switch in the fine splash or citrus mush.;):eatdrink047:

    brit early 60's tech/kcg
    semogue 830
    duru limon

  10. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Friday, November 25
    Day 8

    Arko~~Simpson~~Cobra Classic/Feather Professional~~Jerry Juice~~Vintage Aramis Havana
    The Arko has an amazing ability to renew itself over-night.
    My arm was tired after loading the soap:


    After the first pass:
    Dat's a lot o' suds!
  11. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Saturday, November 26
    Arko~~Simpson~~Cobra Classic~~Jerry Juice
    Day 9
    There's not a lot to add except the admiration I have for shavers who use the same gear daily.
    I am lathering like there is no tomorrow.
    Doesn't seem to be helping...
  12. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    It has been quite the soap opera in your shave den this past week, Joseph.

    I know...I know... :signs089:
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  13. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    ‘3017’ Day 11
    No end in sight, but very enjoyable so far. A great scent and a slick lather. It has become harder than a few of my soaps, fwiw.
  14. brit

    brit in a box

  15. brit

    brit in a box

    good morning gents,fine arko work shave,arko lather was slick,loads and builds easily with the dc tuxedo brush.smooth 2 passer with the tech/kcg combo.nice heavy all brass/nickel,sharp blade.#74 lime fragrance to finish.have a fine day gents.:eatdrink047:
  16. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    In honor of you weirdos using Arko, I paused my use of Institut Karite Soap for a day and broke out the stick.

    Nice Shave 2 pass shave taking care of 5 days growth.

    RR Hawk V3A
    Schick Proline
    Semogue 26mm BC Mistura
    Arko Stick
    Alum Block
    Superior 70 Bay Rum
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  17. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Sunday, November 27
    Day 10
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  18. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    November 27
    Arko Shave # 6

    Gillette New SC
    Gillette Silver Blue DE blade (2)
    30 Day Crew LE Poculi handle w/28 mm APShaveCo SynBad flat top knot

    Two passes with this world class setup easily clobbered three days of growth, resulting in a comfortable, near BBS mug. I skipped the post shave foo-foo regimen as we were late for church.

    Arko is a top-performing soap, and I'm quite happy with it. This stick should last for well over 100 shaves.

    I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

  19. brit

    brit in a box

    menthol monday
    brit rocket/kcg
    rr lime mentholated



    good morning gents.
    fabulous arko work shave
    smooth 2 passer with the rocket/kcg combo
    cold water rinse,extremely cold splash of heavily mentholated rr lime.
    have a fine day everyone.
  20. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Monday, November 28
    Day 11

    Arko~~Simpson CH2~~Cobra Classic/Feather Professional Super~~Jerry Juice~~Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    OK, I have come to the conclusion, that, while Arko creates a solid lather, it's not slick enough to protect my neck on the ATG pass.
    Admittedly, I have a sensitive neck---HOWEVER, I have been successful with my 2011 R41 on this pass, ergo---
    it's the soap's fault.
    Picked up this TF gem for a very good price on basenotes and I couldn't be happier.
    Wonderful stank.

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