Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 56
Like Tree54Likes

Thread: The First Soap

  1. #11
    Forum mogwai thebigspendur's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    27,636
    Thanked: 4393
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Well, back in those days they hadn't invented soap yet. As a matter of fact they hadn't invented the straight yet either. As I recall for my 14th birthday I got a chunk of Obsidian and my Pa told me to chip it into something to shave with.

    Unfortunately my friend Moses stole it saying he was going up into the hills and needed something to carve some stone with.
    Geezer, Lolita1x2 and outback like this.
    Every day without fail one should consider himself as dead-Tsunetomo

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to thebigspendur For This Useful Post:

    Obie (09-26-2017)

  3. #12
    The Assyrian Obie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    8,566
    Thanked: 2538

    Default

    Gentlemen,

    In the early days, along with the Williams soap, and Old Spice, come to think of it, I had some type of a badger brush with a long barber style handle. Eventually, the upper part of the brush handle broke off from the body, leaving the skeleton of the brush. That was my only brush and it was a funny looking thing. Years later, I scratch my head at how much money I have spent on shave soaps and brushes. Ah, but what fun.

  4. #13
    Senior Member blabbermouth celestino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Vancouver, B.C.
    Posts
    3,383
    Thanked: 130

    Default

    Castle Forbes cream (don't remember the scent), but then I found Mike's and Mystic Water and I haven't looked back.
    Laughter, Love and Shaving

    ~ Celestino ~



  5. The Following User Says Thank You to celestino For This Useful Post:

    Obie (09-26-2017)

  6. #14
    Senior Member PaulKidd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Sonoma County, California
    Posts
    487
    Thanked: 146

    Default

    BermaShave in a can.

    Edit: I got it wrong. It's Burma Shave, and it was in a tube.
    I think they went out of business in the 60's.
    Last edited by PaulKidd; 09-26-2017 at 05:05 AM. Reason: faint memory
    gssixgun and outback like this.
    "If you come up to it, and you just can't do it, then that's jolly well where you are."
    Lord Buckley

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to PaulKidd For This Useful Post:

    Obie (09-26-2017)

  8. #15
    Senior Member blabbermouth Gasman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Colorado springs
    Posts
    2,140
    Thanked: 459

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    Barrister and Mann Seville was my first. Then Tabac. Still have some B&M Seville but its not the same container.
    That was my first wet shaving. Guessing my first EVER shave was some goo in a can but no idea what it was. Thinking around 1977.
    outback likes this.
    Jerry...

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Gasman For This Useful Post:

    Obie (09-26-2017)

  10. #16
    Senior Member blabbermouth outback's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Akron, Ohio
    Posts
    6,465
    Thanked: 2373

    Default

    I do remember I had a cool contraption my sister bought me when I first started shaving.
    It was of course with a disposable razor.
    But it was made by Gillette I believe. It was a shave brush, built on top of a handle full of soft shave soap. There was a thin, soft tube running up into the bristles. With a turn of the knob in the handle, it would dispense soap into the bristles.

    It was a great improvement over goo in a can, but a bit pricey, cause there were no refills for it, you had to buy another once the soap was gone, or the tube rotted off.

    Anyone remember these.?!
    Geezer likes this.
    Mike

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to outback For This Useful Post:

    Obie (09-26-2017)

  12. #17
    The Assyrian Obie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    8,566
    Thanked: 2538

    Default

    Mike,
    I vaguely remember such a contraption, although not sure if I ever used it. So long ago. I'm also not sure what type of soap or cream it would have used.
    outback likes this.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to Obie For This Useful Post:

    outback (09-26-2017)

  14. #18
    Senior Member blabbermouth outback's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Akron, Ohio
    Posts
    6,465
    Thanked: 2373

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    Mike,
    I vaguely remember such a contraption, although not sure if I ever used it. So long ago. I'm also not sure what type of soap or cream it would have used.
    It reminded me of a soft hand soap. Just a bit thicker, like Baume Be.
    Mike

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to outback For This Useful Post:

    Obie (09-26-2017)

  16. #19
    cau
    cau is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Boise, Idaho
    Posts
    196
    Thanked: 25

    Default

    I used some brushless cream in a tube for a while back in the 70's. When I started shaving seriously again a few years ago the first soap I used was Sampson's All Natural. That tub is long gone but I will replace it the next time I need to replenish the soap drawer.

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to cau For This Useful Post:

    Obie (09-26-2017)

  18. #20
    Senior Member sudoaptget's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Glendale, Arizona
    Posts
    113
    Thanked: 3

    Default

    colgate soap puck and was as bad as williams.
    outback likes this.
    et clipeum super revertere

  19. The Following User Says Thank You to sudoaptget For This Useful Post:

    Obie (09-26-2017)

Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

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