Rarely mentioned: The Wilkinson shaving stick.

Discussion in 'Shaving Soaps' started by Blix, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Got some of this today:
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    Highly recommended, the Wilkinson is an excellent stick, and makes great lather.
    Contains both tallow and lanolin. The scent is pleasant enough too, much nicer than the Palmolive IMO.

    Try it! :smile:
     
  2. Marco

    Marco Steward Contributor

    Any lather pics, Amund?
     
  3. this is on my list of things to try
     
  4. I'll use again for tomorrows shave, I'll see what I can do. :smile:
     
  5. I just received a couple of sticks from Connaught, and will try it tomorrow morning.
     
  6. I've always wanted to try these. What color is the stick?
     

  7. The stick is blue.

    And for the record, the stick and the Wilkinson in the blue tub is different formulations. No tallow in the tub.
     
  8. I agree. I find it a great stick, but not very popular here. I find it superior to the most popular ones.
     
  9. I tend to stock up sticks (apart from Arko) when I go the UK to visit home. I've never seen the Wilko sticks available there though, and i'm more than happy to stock up on Palmolive at 49p a stick!
     
  10. I agree Blix. I just used it yesterday, it's a good soap but unfortunately you don't hear much about it.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2012
  11. On my list to try as well
     
  12. I really like the Wilk Stick, it produces excellent lather.
     
  13. It's my second favorite stick right behind the Palmolive. Speick is third.
     
  14. Regret not grabbing a few while in Spain last year.
     
  15. StuMcB

    StuMcB Contributor

    Yep a good long lasting stick IMHO. Good lather and I've hand great shaves out of it, but a little expensive here in the UK.
     
  16. A wonderful stick. Not so good as the Valobra, but it is very, very close. Much cheaper than Valobra, the Wilkie costs ~€2 here in Portugal
    One of my favourite shaving sticks, along with Valobra, La Toja, Palmolive and Irisch Moss
     
  17. Bah, failed at making a good lather picture, you have to trust me on this one Marco, get some! :smile:

    Now I have to try the Valobra, I finally discovered that shave sticks works really nice! Hehe
     
  18. Marco

    Marco Steward Contributor

    I certainly do, Amund. La Toja, Valobra and Speick are top quality performers that have a permanent spot in my rotation.
     
  19. When I got my lot of 2 from Connaught, the price was about the same as Palmolive sticks. Since then the price seems to have gone up at most Web sites that offer it. I prefer bowl lathering, but loading up a brush enough from a Wilkinson stick doesn't work for me.

    I have since put together a travel kit, mostly for use at the health club, built around one of these Wilkinson sticks. Face lathering works great with, of all things, an Omega Syntex, a basic one that was my first brush purchase. No bowl required. What seems to help with these shaves is a 30-minute pre-soak in the swimming pool during a workout, followed by a shower, then the shave a few minutes later. A remarkably fine and easy shave under what I thought would be more difficult conditions.

    The only other stick I've tried is Arko, and face lathering with that didn't work for me. I kept it cut up in two pieces in an old Body Shop 200 ml tub, and used that to load up a brush for lathering in a bowl.
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2012
  20. djh

    djh Moderator

    That is certainly a wonderful piece of kit- and very reasonably priced as well.
     

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