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Custom Arko Container ideas?

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I have been using a clay pot as a shaving bowl for about half a year now and it works absolutely fantastic because the inside walls provide some traction.
 
anyone know what size i need exactly for the twist up containers for the arko shaving stick and the wilkinson sword and palmolive one is got?

i dont want to get the wrong ones and the arko is 75g and wilkinson sword and palmolive is 50g, needs to be seller from the uk please thanks
 
Arko is a very inexpensive shaving soap from Turkey. It's a favorite of Turkish barbers and cheapskate shavers everywhere. This box of ~900g worth cost around $15 shipped in the U.S. and probably less than half that much in Turkey.

It smells somewhat like mosquito repellent candles but don't let that put you off.

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Who are you calling a "cheapskate!?" :eek2:
 
I also prefer a shaving puck to a stick and like lather in my apothecary mugs. Arko is malleable so I just mash it down into one of my mugs and lather away until 3017'd.
 
OK, how about "value shopper"? Better, I hope! You really do get a lot for your money with Arko.

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NorthernSoul,

Do you really get a lot of “value” for your money or just a lot of “Arko!”? Is it truly as horrific a scent as being described here?

Exclamation point added to Arko in deference to my friend, Alum Ladd.

And out of respect to FarmerTan. “In the land of congenital anosmia, Arko is King!” Long live the King!

Curly
 
NorthernSoul,

Do you really get a lot of “value” for your money or just a lot of “Arko!”? Is it truly as horrific a scent as being described here?
The scent reminds me of something you might use to mop floors with. I wouldn't call it horrific, but kind of industrial. Some people say it reminds them of Ivory soap. There are so many better scents available, but nothing comes close to Arko for performance per dollar.

BTW, my favorite soap at the moment is probably Haslinger Sensitive, which is unscented. It smells a bit like spackling compound you might patch a wall with. It's growing on me.

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NorthernSoul,

Do you really get a lot of “value” for your money or just a lot of “Arko!”? Is it truly as horrific a scent as being described here?

Exclamation point added to Arko in deference to my friend, Alum Ladd.

And out of respect to FarmerTan. “In the land of congenital anosmia, Arko is King!” Long live the King!

Curly
No Curly, it is an excellent well-priced soap, smelling of a somewhat primitive artificial lemon. No deal breaker for me. Very 50's. To be honest, Tabac is rather close in smell to my now battered and poorly functioning nose.

However the performance is on the whole excellent, being one of the last tallows around, and for this price point, absurd value.

Our great mutual friend G-1 fondly enjoys the company of Arko! in their (unchronicled so far) shaving adventures.

Need I say more?
 
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The scent reminds me of something you might use to mop floors with. I wouldn't call it horrific, but kind of industrial. Some people say it reminds them of Ivory soap. There are so many better scents available, but nothing comes close to Arko for performance per dollar.

BTW, my favorite soap at the moment is probably Haslinger Sensitive, which is unscented. It smells a bit like spackling compound you might patch a wall with.

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NorthernSoul,

Thank you for the update!

Someone here (who shall remain nameless) suggested quite concisely “Arko smelled much like the urinal ‘mint’ post-use”. As I’m unfamiliar with Arko, but familiar with urinals, I’m hesitant to invest even the $19.50 you referred to earlier in this thread, unless it’s to buy the entire company - free and clear. Then I think I’d either begin negotiations for resale with FarmerTan, or with one of the urinal deodorizer puck companies seeking market advantage with a new scent. If it’s such an “effective” soap, would it also provide cleaning and sterilization of the urinal during use? Working on my marketing proposal….😉

Curly out
 
No Curly, it is an excellent well-priced soap, smelling of a somewhat primitive artificial lemon. No deal breaker for me. Very 50's. To be honest, Tabac is rather close in smell to my now battered and poorly functioning nose.

However the performance is on the whole excellent, being one of the last tallows around, and for this price point, absurd value.

Our great mutual friend G-1 fondly enjoys the company of Arko! in their (unchronicaled so far) shaving adventures.

Need I say more?
Alum Ladd! Good evening, my friend!!!!

You Arko!-guy, you! Please post your pics to defend the honor of Arko! I’m beginning to think no one truly shaves with something quoted as being so olfactory-offensive. Except maybe FarmerTan who might suffer from some form of congenital anosmia. Or he’s the only shareholder in Arko!

Let’s see some photos of G-1 and the magic of “Arko!”!!!!

Too bad this forum isn’t “scratch and sniff” compatible. This would save valuable time. 😆

Best Wishes, My friend!

Curly not-out-yet
 
Alum Ladd! Good evening, my friend!!!!

You Arko!-guy, you! Please post your pics to defend the honor of Arko! I’m beginning to think no one truly shaves with something quoted as being so olfactory-offensive. Except maybe FarmerTan who might suffer from some form of congenital anosmia. Or he’s the only shareholder in Arko!

Let’s see some photos of G-1 and the magic of “Arko!”!!!!

Too bad this forum isn’t “scratch and sniff” compatible. This would save valuable time. 😆

Best Wishes, My friend!

Curly not-out-yet
My phone is out for photos Curly. Will post Arko and G-1 asap!
 
Hello everyone, I wanted to update you all on what I decided and subsequently created. Thanks again to @APBinNCA for the maggard's jars suggestion. I picked up quite a few for some different soaps, but starting first with Arko. I made some custom sized labels, printed them, ran them through the laminator, and then affixed them to the container before smashing some Arko sticks inside. It's not perfect, but it's enough to satisfy my OCD for the time being. I can now happily bowl lather my Arko in something I hope @FarmerTan can be proud of! I've attached some pictures for closure
 

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Hello everyone, I wanted to update you all on what I decided and subsequently created. Thanks again to @APBinNCA for the maggard's jars suggestion. I picked up quite a few for some different soaps, but starting first with Arko. I made some custom sized labels, printed them, ran them through the laminator, and then affixed them to the container before smashing some Arko sticks inside. It's not perfect, but it's enough to satisfy my OCD for the time being. I can now happily bowl lather my Arko in something I hope @FarmerTan can be proud of! I've attached some pictures for closure
This is absolutely amazing, nicely done! I do think this cost more than the soap inside though. :001_tt2:

Maybe you can make some stickers of the image @NorthernSoul created!?
 
This is absolutely amazing, nicely done! I do think this cost more than the soap inside though. :001_tt2:

Maybe you can make some stickers of the image @NorthernSoul created!?
Not a bad idea! I may, at the very least, have to make one and stick it to the inside of the cabinet with my soaps. That way I can have a laugh every time I reach for the Arko tub. And as for the cost, $3 for the container, and 50¢ to print and laminate. So yeah, it actually was just over the price of the two sticks I smashed into it
 
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