So, I have quite a few hard shaving pucks in my shaving soap arsenal. What I was doing for the longest time was holding the shave puck in my left hand and using my brush on the right hand. It was messy. Some soap would fall through my hands wasting soap. I also had them in containers or tubs and that too would pose its own problems for me at least. The pucks would stick to the tubs and it was a pain to get them out to let them air dry. I like to have my soaps air dry after using them outside of the containers. Leaving the soaps inside the tubs/containers would sometimes make the soaps somewhat gooey too once you pulled them out the container they were in. In my case anyways. So, I tried recently using my hard shave soaps as a shave stick. Very good results, little to no soap wasted and the lather came out probably better than the usual hand lathering I did. The moral of the story is don't be scared to try new things that you might consider unorthodox. I just got sick of hand lathering my hard shave pucks because it was messy and wasted soap. Yeah, I got tons of soaps, but I don't like wasting soap if I don't have to. I already have a few shave sticks, but I don't like the way they feel on my face. I know it's weird. For some reason, using shave pucks is more comfortable to me than using shave sticks. I love the wider surface of the shave pucks.