Saturday, May 19, 2018

Georgetown Pottery - G20 Scuttle

Company: Georgetown Pottery
Product: Georgetown G20
Inventor: Dr. Chris Moss
First One Created by Sara Bonnyman Pottery
A second look 3 years later...

I never saw one until I started to wet shaving a few years ago. I couldn’t figure out what the heck it was let alone what it did but I knew everyone was very excited and wanted one. I wrote about this experience on March 26, 2015, here is the link https://tinyurl.com/ycxqqgkv It describes my first encounter with a Shaving Scuttle.  Since then we’ve seen many artisans try to create their own version of the famous scuttle. Some good and have made improvements over the original others are just me too copies but I’ll let you decide which ones on your own.  For me, the Georgetown G20 has it all but the one caveat is this will break when dropped and its surprisingly heavy. I keep mine under the sink for when I feel like a hot lather shave.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Light Foot’s Shaving Cream Soap

Product: LightFoot’s Shaving Cream Soap
Location: Chester, England
Website: Do a Google Search


Well. I knew it would happen again at some point and it did this week with LightFoot’s Shaving Cream Soap. One of the worst shaving experiences I’ve encountered in a long time. This soap came in a subscription box a few years ago and I avoided using this until it was one of the last things left I didn’t try. I wish I would have just thrown it out. 

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Jeeves of Hudson St. - Fougere

Company: Jeeves of Hudson
Product: Fougere
Founder: Bryon Postlethwait
Location: Buckner, Missouri

A few years ago I remembered a package sent to me from Jeeves of Hudson St asking to check out this new scented shaving soap he was working on. I remember talking to him about the soap and thanking him for sending it to me but nothing ever became of it. I came across that very package and nested inside was the fougere shaving soap for testing.  I rushed to see if this was on the website but I couldn’t find it anywhere. So I contacted Bryon and explained that I had revisited this product and if he had any problems or concerns with me doing a review. I just wanted to make sure with him first and of course, it was perfectly fine with him so here’s that long overdue review. 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Moon Soaps - Havana

Company: Moon Soaps
Product: Havana
Location: Aptos, CA
Founder: Melody & Zachary Kent
Website: http://moonsoaps.com

Today I have the pleasure of testing the second soap in what I hope will be a long line of tallow-based shaving soaps. I’m referring to Moon Soaps with their new release called Havana. I was very impressed with the first one which I’ve tested about 6 months ago. The focus was on getting the tallow formulation just right for the slickest shave you can have. They still use the finest quality ingredients like natural plant oils, locally sourced tallow (rendered in-house), exotic butter, local essential oils and premium fragrances.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Clubman - Shaving Pinaud Shaving Soap

Company: Clubman
Product: Shaving Pinaud Shaving Soap


When I started this hobby I was testing out what I liked I ran across many wet shavers using Clubman products. I was already using the aftershaves but never venture to anything else. Then along came the holidays and Clubman sent out an email blast with an offer I could not refuse. So I picked up a couple of things Shaving Cream, Shaving Soap even pomade all kinds of goodies.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Jeff’s Soap - No One Fights Alone / CRSW

Company: Cold River Soap Works
Product: Jeff’s Soap - No One Fights Alone


A release of a new shaving soap is always something that gets my attention and this time it was for a very good cause. Larry from Cold River Soap Works created a very special soap for someone in need. Jeff was diagnosed with cancer and needs an extremely expensive operation. Larry working with what he does best put together a shaving soap to help Jeff in this trying time of his life. As soon as Larry posted this I purchased one right away because I know first hand what can happen to a family when they go through this kind of thing. I’ve been down this road many times before caring for my wife (2x Strokes, Brain Surgery) and I can tell you first hand it the hardest thing I've ever done in my life and the expense could bankrupt you instantly.

Instead of going into lots of detail I refer you to the video which will support my findings on the performance of the soap. Due to the nature of why this soap was created, I just don’t feel it right to give any feedback of any kind here. I’m not sure you can still purchase this today but I do know I did my part in helping out someone in need because God knows we can all use help every now and then.

Don - Wet The face


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Catie’s Bubbles Le Piment de la Vie

Company: Catie’s Bubbles
Product: Le Piment de la Vie
Founder: Chris Cullen
Location: Forked River, NJ 
Website: http://catiesbubbles.com/

I think one would be hard-pressed to find a seasoned wet shaver who doesn’t have at least one of these products in their den. I’m talking about Catie’s Bubbles. The amazing success story that has not stopped since they started years ago. Hailing out of Forked River N.J. Chris took a hobby and made into something that even Forbes took notices of. I’ve always enjoyed the scents that Chris comes up with but I have noticed over the years that one particular scent seems to shine over most of the others and that one would be Le Piment de la Vie or “The Spice of Life” which is what this review will be based on.