Arko August 2019

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

    Very nice, and same here. It hasn't been 12 shaves, but every August shave has been with Arko. :)
     
  1. PeteVK

    PeteVK Contributor

    So far three shaves in for August, all with Arko and I'm very happy!
     
  2. Soap: Arko stick
    Brush: Semougue OC boar
    Razor: EJ DE89
    Blade: Persona med prep
    Post: Dickensons witch hazel
    Aftershave: Peraja
    Lotion: Gillette aftershave gel

    Took my time and did 3 passes with touch up's. Finished up with a BBS.
     
  3. Arko August 13th
    13th day, 13th Arko shave

    Torrey 232
    Arko stick
    Omega 636

    No pictures because I'm mad at the Torrey. Not nearly as smooth a shave as I was expecting. And my neck is still burning three hours later. Must be the razor's fault, right?
     
  4. I've been stupid-busy of late, so today was another quick 1-pass SAS. Arko lathered up in about 30 seconds and helped me get out the door. Happy camper!

    SOTD:
    • RazoRock Mission
    • Nacet (5)
    • Arko in a (used) tub
    • Stirling 2-band synthetic
    • WH w/menthol, LT, Stirling ASB
    • Vintage Avon Moonwind Cologne
     
  5. Had my second great Arko shave today! Already starting to really like that lemony soap scent, reminds me of vacation hotel soap and also a little reminiscent of my Grandma's lemon Joy dish soap, so those are both very nice memory associations for me.

    Fatip Piccolo- nickel with special gold gentile plate / Gillette- Silver Blue (4)
    Razorock Zenith- cherrywood Boar brush
    Arko stick / Aqua Velva- Ice Sport splash
     
  6. 14 Aug 19
    Razor:
    Razorock Mamba 70
    Blade: Gillette Wilkinson Sword (4)
    Brush: 24mm Yaqi Sagrada Familia
    Pre-Shave: Shower and Clearasil face wash
    Lather: Arko stick – face lather
    Aftershave: The Cool fix gel
    Additional Care: Jack Shave spritz
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  7. Turning up the heat now!
     

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  8. Another great Arko shave today. Could easily use just Arko forever, I think.
     
  9. When I work through all the artisan soaps I have in the next few years, I will only use Arko and Williams. I just don’t see a need for anything else.


    AoM; B.O.S.S.;Knight of the Veg Table;MFR2019
     
  10. Arko August 14th

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    Wade and Butcher "Hollow Ground"
    Maggard's Black and White synthetic
    Arko stick (of course)

    14 of 14 so far. But I gotta admit, I'm now hearing the other soaps in the drawer calling my name...
     
  11. You have reached the inflection point. Stay strong, and know that the others will still be there on September 1st. :D
     
  12. Again a good shave today with Arko, followed by Pitralon Polar AS.
    I think I will use this AS more often, as it also cooled a little bit, which I liked.

    Karl
     
  13. Brush: Semougue OC Boar
    Soap: Arko stick
    Razor: Gillette Fat Boy
    Blade: Persona med prep
    Post: Dickensons menthol spiked witch hazel.
    Aftershave: Osage Rub
    Lotion: Gillette Aftershave gel

    Got a good quick shave this morning
     
  14. I thought I was going to be Arko so-so but 10 days in and I've used it every shave.
    Although with the triple digits temps I have taken to adding a squirt of Pacific Rush into the lathered brush. Slick and cooling!
     
  15. Very nice! What are your thoughts on those Arko colognes?
     
  16. You have crossed over to the bright side!
     
  17. When I'm on a steady diet of Arko, I not only don't miss other soaps, I forget that they even exist.
     
  18. Please, Brother @Sideways Tremolo , come and take your rightful place among the Gung-hos*.

    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
    Sideways Tremolo


    Arko on the down-low (some Arko, sometimes)
    Wtd1911
    ftrez
    Rosseforp
    Whilliam
    shave/brush
    Ted A
    Namkcakram
    EB Newfarm
    cyclingsteveb
    psfred
    ftrez
    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

    *That sounds bad...
     
  19. Over a week of Arko shaves, head and face.
    Dialed it in now, was going way too dry at the start.
    Still a great soap.
     

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