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Old 09-04-2012, 09:30 PM   #1271
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When my time in the military is up and I have more time I will pick up the straight again. A Harner razor with some form of G10 might be the ticket.

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Old 09-04-2012, 09:56 PM   #1272
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So I'm using Mitchelle's Wool Fat shave soap, and while it is doing the job, I'd like thicker, creamier lather. It gets mixed reviews on Badger & Blade.

I shave it off in little slivers, add just a little hot water and let it sit a few minutes. I've done this to loose slivers and slivers kneaded into a little pad. I've also just mashed up the slivers some. That seems to give me the closest lather to what I (think I) want, but still pretty far off. It's thin and watery. Is this what yall get with Mitchelle's or is there another technique?

What soap gives a thicker, creamier lather?
Hmm, I was thinking water hardness on this one as well. MWF lathers great for me. Have you tried any of the soft soaps like Cella? Some people don't like the scent, but I find Cella lathers up a treat!
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:10 PM   #1273
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I do like the idea of not having to buy another razor. It one less thing for me to run out of, keep in supply and go get.

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Old 09-04-2012, 10:13 PM   #1274
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I have Baker St from the Strop Shoppe but haven't tried it yet.

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Old 09-06-2012, 02:48 PM   #1275
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Wow!
You guys liked TOBS, and it's never worked for me! I love the smell, but never got a good shave with it... Till today !
I heated up A coffee cup of bottled water in the microwave and used it to soak my brush and lather! Wow. WOW!
I shaved my entire head and trimmed my beard in no time, with no nicks, no stubble and no problems! Smooth as a bowling ball!
Hard water just sucks!

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Old 09-06-2012, 04:35 PM   #1276
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I have fairly soft water, but still find a good soak of the brush and the soap are great help to lathering. Interstingly, after the soak, it's actually best for me normally to shake the brush dry.

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Old 09-06-2012, 07:12 PM   #1277
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I have fairly soft water, but still find a good soak of the brush and the soap are great help to lathering. Interstingly, after the soak, it's actually best for me normally to shake the brush dry.
Hmm, I might try shaking the brush dry, I have occasional issues getting a lather, maybe a too wet brush is the root, or it might target that a too dry brush might be the case for me, time to experiment.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:05 PM   #1278
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Hmm, I might try shaking the brush dry, I have occasional issues getting a lather, maybe a too wet brush is the root, or it might target that a too dry brush might be the case for me, time to experiment.
That's what I do. Let the brush soak for a minute or two and then shake any extra water out.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:37 PM   #1279
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Yeah, for soaps, the drier brush seems to work better normally. Not as big of an issue with creams, but I also bowl lather those and tend to load the brush and face lather soaps.

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Old 09-06-2012, 10:58 PM   #1280
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I use a moist brush and add water as I need it. There is a happy medium when hitting the soap. During the winter I really dig a warm brush soaked in hot water but during the summer I am strictly cold water and some menthol products. In Korea, one time (only) I made the mistake of using a menthol A/S and then had to ride my bicycle to work and it was 20 deg out. Yea, suck that did.

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