View Full Version : Burma-shave soap discontinued?
08-14-2006, 03:05 PM
I sent an email to ASR about where to get their soap locally and this is the response I got back. Has anyone else heard this?
Dear Mr. M,
Thank you for your interest in American Safety Razor and our Burma-Shave
shaving soap. Unfortunately we have discontinued the sell of
Burma-Shave shaving soap.
If I may be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
ASR Customer Quality Manager
08-14-2006, 03:27 PM
I don't think I ever tried Burma soap, but I heard it was good stuff.
08-14-2006, 04:57 PM
I've never tried it either, but it looks comparable to Williams Mug Soap to me.
08-14-2006, 07:19 PM
I just saw a puck of the stuff at Rite Aid.
IMHO it's kindof like a cross between Williams and Surrey. Like Williams, but a little softer. I like it fine, before I discovered some of the other soaps out there it used to be my favorite.
That probably means they will stop producing their shaving brushes too. I know it is just a cheap boar brush, but it is how alot of wetshavers get their start.
08-15-2006, 06:43 AM
That's what I thought. I emailed her back and she said she hasn't heard anything about the brushes being discontinued. I hope it stays that way because for a cheap brush, I find it works really well for me. I actually prefer it to badger. I like the scrubbing better, especially at the price.
08-15-2006, 07:01 PM
Have you tried the Proraso brushes at Target(Made by Omega)?
I used to like the scrubbing sensation of the Burma Shave brushes, but never liked the fact that (most of) the Burma Shave brushes shed bristles like a dog with mange.....although once or twice I do get lucky.
The Proraso brush gives the same scrubbing sensation, is larger, and is considerably better in the shedding department...
I use mine almost as much as I do the badger brushes I own. For 12 bucks is hard to beat.
08-15-2006, 08:23 PM
Ya, I have both the Burma and Proraso brushes. I still prefer the Burma because it's smaller. Not a big fan of a large brush although the Proraso brush is nice and I do use it once in a while. My biggest problem with it is after having it for a while, when I get it wet I STILL get the wet dog smell, though not real strong. I figured it would go away by now, with all the shampoos and different creams and soaps it's been through.
My Burma did shed the first few times I used it, but after that, it's been pretty solid.
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