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Loading from tub bad for a croap?

Thanks. Someone posted a Dutch and Spanish link earlier in the thread. I'll have to investigate once my soap stock is considerably reduced.
Lol could be me.

Gifts and care Spain
Top of the chain Canada
Shaving time uk
Man and shaving Netherlands

And I have seen stirling pop up in other countries too (just like paa) but so far none in Europe who has a collection as big as Canada and the uk. Still none with the complete collection.
And since aftershave is a transport issue I would prefer that.
 
Lol could be me.

Gifts and care Spain
Top of the chain Canada
Shaving time uk
Man and shaving Netherlands
Yeah, I probably should have looked through the thread before posting. I'll definitely keep these in mind when I need to buy more soap. With the UK being out of the EU, I'd get stung for VAT and customs charges if I ordered from there. Or wait untill my next trip to the US.
 

rockviper

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Loading a croap from a tub isn't an issue as long as you are aware of water content.

I follow a few rules of thumb:
- do not bloom the crap
- use a damp, not wet brush (i.e. squeeze the knot to remove excess water before loading)
- tip the container upside down after loading (help let any excess water drain off when you are shaving)
 
Loading a croap from a tub isn't an issue as long as you are aware of water content.

I follow a few rules of thumb:
- do not bloom the crap
- use a damp, not wet brush (i.e. squeeze the knot to remove excess water before loading)
- tip the container upside down after loading (help let any excess water drain off when you are shaving)
Freudian slip? :)
 
If you're one of these guys with fifty-seven pounds of soap in rotation then direct moisture might not be a great idea. Of course you could always let it air-dry after each use or otherwise dry it manually.

If it's a croap you use often I imagine the frequent resurfacing would prevent any organic growth, or what have you.
 
Yeah, I probably should have looked through the thread before posting. I'll definitely keep these in mind when I need to buy more soap. With the UK being out of the EU, I'd get stung for VAT and customs charges if I ordered from there. Or wait untill my next trip to the US.
Well I ordered a b&m terror and stirling glacial electric sheep in the ik this year and the surcharge was 20 euro to holland.
Canada and the USA are cheaper to begin with and if you are lucky they mark the package with max 22 euro and if customs believe it no surcharge.
But aftershave you will need the continent for sure.
Lol still want electric sheep asb and witch hazel and fresh frost drops.
 
Just as with all things wet shaving, opinion is divided here! But I appreciate the responses.

For those of you who scrape, what is your scraping tool of choice? I've tried a little espresso spoon, and it works for consistently getting an appropriately small quantity. But some soap sticks to he spoon. I can scrape the residue off with my fingers and then rub it into my stubble as a preshave, but I prefer not to get my hands slick before grabbing my brush. I also find the little blob in my lather bowl can take quite some time to transform all the way into lather, even when using plenty of warm water. Sometimes I think I've gotten it all only to discover at the end of my shave that there was still a small unincorporated mass hiding under the lather.

I'm thinking a mini plastic flexible spatula might work better than the espresso spoon as I'd be able to smear the croap into a thin layer and maybe have an easier time of wiping the residue on the edge of my lather bowl or onto my brush. Any suggestions?
I use a butter knife (one, not four) you can get one at Walmart, Target etc...
Scrape off a small amount from the puck and mash it hard into your bowl. Clean the knife on your damp shave brush.
Your puck stays in new condition. This has worked for me for a long time.
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