Arko August 2019

Discussion in 'Shaving Soaps' started by FoolishMortal, Jul 14, 2019.

    Alan, I've always been curious about shavettes but I've so many straights n DEs that I may never even get the chance to use em.

    I'm would like to try a good SE though but that's another story lol.

    I really should stop looking around for more stuff. I think I've enough gear to last at least 100 years or more rofl.

    Happy shaves,

    Mawashi
     
  1. Had excellent shave with arko today planning on using it the next few days. Most definitely will use lot more times this with something different in between.
     
  2. 9611D26B-D014-4116-8E1A-20A4C95A87F5.jpeg First ever use of Arko yesterday - much slicker than I expected; used a balm as well to make sure I tried to avoid the “dry” feeing some mention. I’ll definitely be adding this to a frequent rotation for the remainder of the month.
     
  3. ajkel64

    ajkel64 Moderator

    Still using Arko soap, thinking of getting a tube of Arko Cream. Is anyone using Arko Creams at the moment for Arko August?
     
  4. Yes sir!
     

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  5. bjm

    bjm

    @mawashi, I have an Equinox shavette that I'm not using. If you're interested, send me your mailing address via PM and I will get it out to you.
     
  6. I had what thought was minor reaction to Arko the first few times I tried it, but inspired by this thread and lured by the retro packaging I had to give Arko another go last night. No reaction this time, and after giving it a little less water than usual I got a really great shave out of it. I don't think it's going to replace the Palmolive stick as my main soap, but I'm certainly going to get more use out of it in August and beyond.
     
  7. Funny that, I have to drown it in water or I get a bit of a reaction and a dry post shave. Funny how we’re all different and in shaving etc there’s no one size fits all
     
  8. I think I was really over doing it with the water exactly because of Arko's reputation for being a bit drying. But last night I treated it more like Palmolive with just a few small water top-ups and it worked really well.

    Also when I first tried it I was using the classic shower-then-shave pattern, but lately I've switched to a shower-shave-shower "sandwich" approach. That could explain my lack of reaction as any soap residue is definitely 100% purged by that final blast from the shower.
     
  9. Good Arko shave today without any problems. Will use Arko all this week & post my findings this Saturday.
     
  10. Used my tub of arko for the 2nd time yesterday. I like it just as well as proraso and tabac and Williams. That's pretty much my new rotation right there ^^
     
  11. Todays Arko shave with my R89 and a Wilkinson blade was followed by Bulldog AS Balm.
    Nice, clean summer treatment after work

    Karl
     
  12. Man - the gang keeps growing!

    Arko Gung-ho
    (all Arko, all August)
    FoolishMortal
    FarmerTan
    mawashi
    Cphobes
    SpudWrench
    James Darmody
    bluesman 7
    bjm
    jj_sharp
    Gaznix
    fast shaver
    meanpr
    Brian C.
    Billy T.
    ajkel64
    PeteVK
    Squirrel
    RumpleBearskin
    MrMoJoe
    ksblazer
    helistone

    Arko on the down-low (some Arko, sometimes)
    Wtd1911
    ftrez
    Rosseforp
    Whilliam
    shave/brush
    Ted A
    Namkcakram
    EB Newfarm
    cyclingsteveb
    psfred
    ftrez
    Sideways Tremolo
    Haggises
    BudgetShaverGuy
    JayFromBrooklyn
    Kealon7
    Legacoid
    Rustynail

    Arko is a no-go (no Arko, no way)
    HarryAU570
    RayClem

    Arko in Limbo (maybe?)
    Goatlips
     
  13. Used Arko this morning. I have two sticks mashed into an Old Spice mug and scented with some Stetson cologne.

    Brush: Omega S-brush
    Razor: Schick injector (the one that looks like a stick shift)
    Blade: Generic injector blade (I think it's a Personna)
    Aftershave: Stetson aftershave lotion

    Like others have said, I find Arko to be a bit harsh for my skin. However, it is super easy to lather and it provides a great shave. The aftershave lotion makes up for the soap's drying nature.
     
  14. Continuing with “some Arko, sometimes”... quick 1.3 pass shave today. It was much more about testing a new edge on the old beat up Filarmonica, which was outstanding.

    The one property of Arko I appreciate that I never see mentioned is that is seem to clean my brushes out. I really appreciate it because I only have one badger and one boar, and I love using a lot of aloe and lanolin loaded soaps. Not only does Arko seem to clean out the brushes but it leaves them with that traditional European clean laundry scent!
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  15. Arko Gung-ho (all Arko, all August)
    FoolishMortal
    FarmerTan
    mawashi
    Cphobes
    SpudWrench
    James Darmody
    bluesman 7
    bjm
    jj_sharp
    Gaznix
    fast shaver
    meanpr
    Brian C.
    Billy T.
    ajkel64
    PeteVK
    Squirrel
    RumpleBearskin
    MrMoJoe
    ksblazer
    helistone

    Arko on the down-low (some Arko, sometimes)
    Wtd1911
    ftrez
    Rosseforp
    Whilliam
    shave/brush
    Ted A
    Namkcakram
    EB Newfarm
    cyclingsteveb
    psfred
    ftrez
    Sideways Tremolo
    Haggises
    BudgetShaverGuy
    JayFromBrooklyn
    Kealon7
    Legacoid
    Rustynail
    Deacon Frank

    Arko is a no-go (no Arko, no way)
    HarryAU570
    RayClem

    Arko in Limbo (maybe?)
    Goatlips
     
  16. RumpleBearskin

    RumpleBearskin Contributor

    12th Arko August Shave
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    "Bumpless" GEM Micromatic Open Comb (MMOC) for Micromatic Monday
    Persona Super Stainless GEM PTFE (x4)
    Arko stick for Arko August
    Omega 636 (not the Maggard's Black and White that is pictured)
     
  17. @FoolishMortal - might as well throw me in “on the down low,” I’ll certainly be using it during (At least) August!
     
  18. You got it!

    Arko Gung-ho (all Arko, all August)
    FoolishMortal
    FarmerTan
    mawashi
    Cphobes
    SpudWrench
    James Darmody
    bluesman 7
    bjm
    jj_sharp
    Gaznix
    fast shaver
    meanpr
    Brian C.
    Billy T.
    ajkel64
    PeteVK
    Squirrel
    RumpleBearskin
    MrMoJoe
    ksblazer
    helistone

    Arko on the down-low (some Arko, sometimes)
    Wtd1911
    ftrez
    Rosseforp
    Whilliam
    shave/brush
    Ted A
    Namkcakram
    EB Newfarm
    cyclingsteveb
    psfred
    ftrez
    Sideways Tremolo
    Haggises
    BudgetShaverGuy
    JayFromBrooklyn
    Kealon7
    Legacoid
    Rustynail
    Deacon Frank
    Beakerz

    Arko is a no-go
    (no Arko, no way)
    HarryAU570
    RayClem

    Arko in Limbo (maybe?)
    Goatlips
     
  19. 12 days in still using Arko
     

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