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Scotto
09-05-2005, 03:30 PM
I thought I would start a poll on shave sticks, having recently melted down all mine into bowls. I saw others who have also said they like tubs better.

BTW, this means no disrespect to Charles - I know he likes the shave stick format, and for good reasons. I am just curious to see who in our community leans each way.

gage0921
09-05-2005, 04:33 PM
Some one thinks you should be drawn and quartered....lol

I love the scent of the lavander I had and when I finally built perfect lather it was not very lubricating :confused: I would like to give it a go again because these are perfect for travel.

Rik
09-05-2005, 05:19 PM
I voted for love them. Since learning how to use them with my shaving bowl I really don't see a down side. They're affordable, offer variety, don't take up much storage space, and as I did this morning, can be combined to offer some pretty cool scents - chocolate and peppermint.

rschul2
09-05-2005, 06:39 PM
I really wish some of the scents would be available in a tub format. Since not all scents are available in the tub format, I'll just follow Randy's method for melting them down into bowls.

HlSheppard
09-05-2005, 06:41 PM
That's what I just did, Randy. Works like a charm!

rtaylor61
09-05-2005, 07:09 PM
Any reason I would need to explain my vote? Just remember guys, watch the timer!

Randy

water
09-06-2005, 07:40 AM
The selection of scents is great, but I prefer the jars. Still, I suppose they are pretty good for travelling.

guenron
09-06-2005, 07:58 AM
I voted for love them. Since learning how to use them with my shaving bowl I really don't see a down side. They're affordable, offer variety, don't take up much storage space, and as I did this morning, can be combined to offer some pretty cool scents - chocolate and peppermint.
Me too! While I don't use the Rik Shavebowl Technique, I've figured out how to get good, sound lather out of them. Like the Bergamot a lot! And for 218 I'm really keen. (Poetry this early in the morn'?) :o16:

ponyplayer
09-06-2005, 09:57 AM
I love the shave sticks but I melt them down. I cut the shave stick into 6 to 8 pieces, place in the container then nuke for 15 seconds. I've been using Ziploc "Twist and Loc" containers and these seem to work very well for storing.

Patrick

Rik
09-06-2005, 07:28 PM
(Poetry this early in the morn'?) :o16:

Very impressive!

Mitchll
09-07-2005, 04:57 PM
I usually use trumpers cream at home. Combined with my Shavemac XXL and Vision razor, and using an antique schick injector for my third pass and touchup, this setup gives me a consistantly great shave. When traveling, this has proven to be a bothersome set, especially with the airlines now enforcing a fifty pound limit.
I just spent a week on the road, and used a QED shave stick, my SMF brush (thanks again Joel), a toggle gillette DE, along with my 60 year old schick injector. The result was a consistantly good, if not at times great shave; a little more use, and I would expect a consistantly great shave too.

The stick is compact, neat, smells great in its many editions, and works wonderfully.

Cliff
09-18-2005, 12:16 PM
Sticks appear to have their place. I just returned from two weeks vacation in Cal. and used a QED stick (bayRum) - loved it. I think for travelling there is no better, easier way to go.

guenron
12-13-2005, 05:27 PM
Well scent fans, the semi official word is in. For all of you that loved to hate the stick form Charles has some really great news.
Shaving soap scents in bowls will increase from 4 to 14 ... at least that's the plan. So for all those guys who said: "... hey, I'd buy it if it were available in jar." ... well, now it is ...
To be completely honest, originally I hated the sticks, loved the fragrances. Now I have mastered the use of the sticks and I have accumulated a handsome number and assortment, it is with some sense of loss that I have made this important announcement. Your voices have been heard! This poll and a lot of whinning have paid off.:001_tt1:

Nick
12-13-2005, 05:29 PM
Ron,

Are you saying Charles is discontinuing the stick line?

-Nick

guenron
12-13-2005, 05:30 PM
Ron,

Are you saying Charles is discontinuing the stick line?

-Nick
No, I said he is expanding the jar line..:thumbup:

Nick
12-13-2005, 05:32 PM
it is with some sense of loss that I have made this important announcement.

:confused:

-Nick

guenron
12-13-2005, 05:36 PM
:confused:

-Nick
Yeah, now I won't know which to order and it was nice to be able to complain about the stick. So should I have said with some sense of discomfort? some ominous forbearance? a queasy feeling? the tormenting itch of ... Ooops, wrong product..:blushing:

Scotto
12-13-2005, 05:36 PM
I have actually grown more attached to the sticks as well, but I think a lot of gents are going to be happy with the increased jar lineup.

Scotto
12-13-2005, 05:38 PM
BTW, notice I was never drawn and quartered! :a45:

Nick
12-13-2005, 05:39 PM
Ron:

Gotcha...

I've grown to really like the stick format. This does pose a dilemma, of course, there's nothing saying you can't buy both. :wink:

-Nick

Nick
12-13-2005, 05:40 PM
BTW, notice I was never drawn and quartered! :a45:

But not for lack of trying!!! :tongue:

-Nick

guenron
01-07-2006, 01:04 PM
The great announcement has been made! The revelation of the long awaited, well.. Look here! (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showpost.php?p=11859&postcount=46)

AACJ
01-07-2006, 01:20 PM
Never tried one....

Rik
01-07-2006, 02:43 PM
Never tried one....
You're missing out. I firmly believe shave sticks are one of the most versatile form factors. Fun to boot too.

Lately serious time constraints have all but eliminated my shaving time. Out of the shower, I apply shaving soap to my face using the shave stick. Using a smaller brush, I build lather directly on my visage. Between passes I dip my brush in the sink full of hot water and re-lather.

Using my slant or injector my shave is just under five minutes from start to finish (end of shower to applying EdT).

I miss my longer shaving sessions and my str8s, but currently sleep and work take precedence.

atnight
01-07-2006, 02:50 PM
I am going to try one of Charles's sticks next time I'm away at length for business (april) , but haven't gotten around to it yet. I will get my first go at it with the one I receive in the order I placed with Sue today. Therefore, I didn't choose an option in the poll.

guenron
01-08-2006, 07:05 AM
... SNIP ...

I miss my longer shaving sessions and my str8s, but currently sleep and work take precedence.
Heresey! SHAME!!:eek6:
The first steps to the Gilletisme! All things being transitory, this too shall pass. (We hope)

AACJ
01-08-2006, 07:27 AM
Heresey! SHAME!!:eek6:
The first steps to the Gilletisme! All things being transitory, this too shall pass. (We hope)

I CONCUR Ron!! I wake up at least 10 minutes early to enjoy my shaves. When I get better on the str8's, I'll wake up 20 minutes early instead!!

Who needs sleep when there's shaving to be done!

Shermdog
01-08-2006, 11:43 AM
the sticks are great. One of the best products out there in my opinion. Charles makes a high quality product at a great price point.

rucnok
03-14-2014, 06:40 PM
i like arko stick...its soft enough to work nicely on a two day stubbly face

wazza
03-15-2014, 12:50 AM
I do really enjoy using the sticks. So far my favourites being La Toja and Palmolive but I mainly use them when away from home. I tried to melt a palmolive stick before I knew the difference about tallow soaps, needless to say that I was there a while........and nothing happened :001_unsur

SamBruin7
03-15-2014, 11:24 AM
I love shave sticks. I find I use less product, and don't have to bother with a mug or container to keep them in.

arm017
03-15-2014, 11:56 AM
I have grown to love sticks. I have found that some of my favorites not only perform better in stick format, but also smell better. IE: Tabac and DR Harris offerings. Not to mention, some of my favorite scents are in stick only format which is fine by me (Speick and Palmolive)

turtle
03-15-2014, 11:59 AM
I like shave sticks so much that I started the Shave Stick Brotherhood on B&B (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/321719-Shave-Stick-Brotherhood-SSB) so other like minded "stickers" can get together and pat each other on the back for being so "intelligent" :001_smile

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u414/turtle-web/soap/shave_stick/shave_sticks_2-17-2014_zps710cbe0b.jpg

xraygun
03-15-2014, 12:01 PM
Ah, the 8 year old thread revival.

ouch
03-15-2014, 07:22 PM
Ah, the 8 year old thread revival.

Yep. I'm surprised they're still in business.

csd3
03-25-2014, 04:21 AM
I prefer a bowl but have great succes with the stick when needed- travel etc. It adds some time to my routine which it the main drawback for me.

chris.hale
03-25-2014, 05:33 AM
I love sticks, they're compact, great for travelling, quick and easy to load, what's not to love?

I'd be interested to see out of the people who don't like the stick, how many of them are bowl-latherers.

captaincaveman
03-26-2014, 11:16 AM
Poll is missing options "I rub pucks directly on my face too" and "I re-form my pucks into sticks".

bassopotamus
03-26-2014, 11:32 AM
I picked love, although that is a little strong. I've used a couple and as a change of pace it is nice, especially for travel.

bluesman 7
03-26-2014, 11:42 AM
Poll is missing options "I rub pucks directly on my face too" and "I re-form my pucks into sticks".

+1

jrtaster
03-26-2014, 04:38 PM
What struck me about this thread revival is how many of the posters in the original thread (some of whom were true B&B "pioneers")
rarely post here any more. And also the vendor referred to (Charles of QED, himself a wet-shave pioneer as a vendor and manufacturer) is hardly mentioned here anymore, certainly not as frequently as he was just a few years ago.
I suppose this is the natural order of things, but it still leaves me a bit sad.
Hats off to the new generation of pioneers!