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Thread: Glide from Cold River Soap Works

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    I have been a tester for a soap that was just released by CRSW. Larry has spent a year creating a soap with exceptional slickness and water holding capacity, as well as post shave face feel, and he has exceeded his goal. I have not shaved with a slicker lather, making it a joy to use for straight razor shaving. I lightly loaded a damp brush for 30", then built my lather by adding small amounts of water until it suddenly expanded into a rich, voluminous, luxurious lather with nearly unbelievable cushion and glide. I swear that I could even feel the cushion and glide while using my brush, as there was a very "soft" feeling while painting on the final strokes. Out of habit, I always use an AS followed by a balm, but I purposely withheld them when using this soap. There was a mild residual slickness even after my cold water rinse, and hours later, my face still felt hydrated and soft. I have never used a soap with this amount of stability in the lather, probably related to it's amazing ability to hold a lot of water, and it will hold up for as many passes as desired. At the end of my morning shave, I took a leftover glob of lather and left it out in a shaving bowl. When I returned home from work 12 hours later, there was a small skin on the glob, but once removed the same lush, creamy lather remained.

    This soap excels in its slickness and in its post shave face feel. In my 56 years of wet shaving I haven't shaved with a soap with this amount of slickness, cushion, glide, and face feel. The testing soap was unscented, an I'm eagerly awaiting the three scented soaps that were just released. All I know is that the performance is incredible, possibly a game changer.

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    Richard, thanks for your great review! Damn, CRSW Glide is sold out for now but I'll be checking regularly to order and give it a try.
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    Sigh....sold out, story of my life.....will be like waiting for the LPL to dry out and actually perform.....
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    The Select soap is excellent, so I am really looking forward to the Glide, which I was fortunate enough to order before it sold out.
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    I just spoke with Larry, who was surprised at such a large response for this soap. Once people use it and discover how great it is, I'm sure he'll be surprised again. He said that more is curing, and will be available in a couple of weeks. By that time I'll have reviews of of the scents, although I think I'm better at judging the quality and performance of a shaving soap than its scent.
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    A soap that doesn't just vanish in 10 minutes? I got to give this a try. That is one of my issues with a lot of artisan soaps. Lather the face, shave half of it and then you have to replenish the lather as its just fades away. Drives me nuts! I guess this will go on the list to try. Thanks for the review.

    BTW, Is it a heavy buttery/creamy texture?
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