Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree9Likes
  • 3 Post By Glow
  • 2 Post By Razorfeld
  • 1 Post By Glow
  • 2 Post By Phrank
  • 1 Post By Razorfeld

Thread: A successful 2 pass shave. And new Van der Hagen soap. And a thank you!

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Rožňava, Slovakia
    Posts
    41
    Thanked: 3

    Default A successful 2 pass shave. And new Van der Hagen soap. And a thank you!

    Hello everybody.

    I just want to thank SRP member Razorfeld for sending me 2 Van der Hagen soaps, an all America Williams soap, Mama Bears lemon soap, and Proraso Pre shave cream. I finally bought a nice white bowl, I took the flat part of the soap, wet my finger tip and ran it across the surface and pressed it hard into the bottom of the bowl, and the soap stays in place. My first reaction was "Wow". I can't beileve how good of a soap this is. Lathers real nice, I will most definitely use it again. Thank you so much Razorfeld. Your Barbus soap should be there sometime after the weekend

    And as the title says, I had a very comfortable 2 pass shave, with no glowing red skin. WTG, XTG. I have definitely improved on my technique, I used a Wilkinson Sword blade used twice, and it actually shaved my face very effectively. A pack of 5 Wilkinson blades cost 0,99€ which to me is a very good price.
    BobH, Razorfeld and Steel like this.

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    10
    Thanked: 0

    Default

    Glow,

    Which of these soaps was your favorite? I just ordered a Van der Hagan Soap and I am looking forward to trying it.

  3. #3
    Moderator Razorfeld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Forest Grove, Oregon
    Posts
    5,079
    Thanked: 1189

    Default

    Glow, you are welcome. Yes the Barbus arrived and I've used it several times. Still experimenting to see what level of lather I can get just using the Barbus, but have been including a bit of it in the different uber lathers I concoct every day or so. A very generous container, should last me a very long time.
    Glow and Phrank like this.
    "The sharpening stones from time to time provide officers with gasoline."

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Razorfeld For This Useful Post:

    Phrank (03-09-2014)

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Rožňava, Slovakia
    Posts
    41
    Thanked: 3

    Default

    Im currently using the regular beard buster one, not the glycerin one, I'm saving that one. The soap has such a good lather, too bad I didn't get into wetshaving when I still lived in America, but the VDH soap is really creamy and slick, I very much enjoy using it. I would like to try out another razor, because the one I have at the moment is very basic (Wilkinson Sword Classic) plastic with a medal rod in the handle, you can see it because the plastic is slotted, but it's alright for a noobie like me. I am using the new Fusion ProGlide, and it's really good on my skin, and litteraly impossible to cut myself.
    Videdster likes this.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Glow For This Useful Post:

    Videdster (03-07-2014)

  7. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Rožňava, Slovakia
    Posts
    41
    Thanked: 3

    Default

    I usually go back and forth between the cart and DE, Im kinda getting the hang of using the DE razor actually.

    I know I won't get a lot of sympothy for using carts but, they have a Wilkinson Sword Quattro Titanium cart razor where I work, and using the Gillette brand for a very long time, maybe I should try Wilkinson Sword, it has 4 titanium blades instead of 5 like on the ProGlide. And the price of the carts are very affordable for me. For a pack of 4 carts, is only 5€. For the price of 2 ProGlide carts is 12€. Which is kinda pricey. What do you all think?

    Thank you.

    - Peter

  8. #6
    barba crescit caput nescit Phrank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    9,566
    Thanked: 2658

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Razorfeld View Post
    Glow, you are welcome. Yes the Barbus arrived and I've used it several times. Still experimenting to see what level of lather I can get just using the Barbus, but have been including a bit of it in the different uber lathers I concoct every day or so. A very generous container, should last me a very long time.
    You should be honored that Pope Razorfeld has blessed you! I too have been fortunate to receive his blessing, and will feature a nice shave bowl he sent to me in a SOTD soon!

    Razorfeld - that was very nice of you, and once again, in the spirit of this great community we have here!

    Cheers!
    Glow and Razorfeld like this.

  9. #7
    Moderator Razorfeld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Forest Grove, Oregon
    Posts
    5,079
    Thanked: 1189

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Phrank View Post
    You should be honored that Pope Razorfeld has blessed you! I too have been fortunate to receive his blessing, and will feature a nice shave bowl he sent to me in a SOTD soon!

    Razorfeld - that was very nice of you, and once again, in the spirit of this great community we have here!

    Cheers!
    You're one to talk, my Deacon of the Blessed Strop. You have set the bar high in the brotherhood.
    Steel likes this.
    "The sharpening stones from time to time provide officers with gasoline."

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •