Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Williams mug shaving soap and Aqua Velva Ice Sport

#sotd #shavette 
Tuesday, August 8,2016
Shavette: Crown King Tali wood scales
Blade: Derby Professional 
Soap:  Williams mug shaving soap  
Brush: Burma Shave
Post shave:, witch hazel, PAA alum, Aqua Velva Ice Sport.

James B. Williams started making this soap in 1840. Aqua Velva has been around since 1917. Burma Shave started around 1925. Williams, Aqua Velva and Burma Shave brush was some of my first shaving gear when I started wet shaving. The lathering of Williams mug soap can be a bit of a challenge. One thing that was mentioned at the web site is don't spare the hot water. When I first started shaving with this soap, it almost ended up in the trash. I struggled with making the lather until I bloomed the puck long enough with hot water. Now this soap is a reminder that not all soap lathers the same. In the locale markets here in Oklahoma, Williams can be found for about $1.29 for a 1.75 ounce puck, Aqua Velva Ice Sport for about $3.49 and the Burma Shave brush for about $4.29. I enjoyed my morning shave with some of my "starter" wet shaving gear. Stay cool and smooth shaves. 

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