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A. Feitar
Portland, OR
Viking soaps are really excellent. I have several soaps that many consider “top tier” such as B&M, Grooming Dept and Declaration Grooming and I find myself often reaching for Viking Soaps Old Norse and Citron. The lather generates quickly, protects well, is slick and has a great post shave.  This soap loves water.

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#2
Viking as well as Shannon's Soaps are two of the biggest "sleepers" in all of shavedom.  Wink
“...As I use a Rim Fire Winchester Rifle, I would like to have one of your .44 pistols that would fire the same cartridge, as carrying two sizes of or kinds of cartridges in this Indian country is a nonsense.”


George D. Merriam letter to Smith & Wesson 9 June 1873.
#3
Viking has been on my "want to try" list for quite some time now. What kind of lather it produce? Is it similar in consistency to Shannon's?
#4

Member
Virginia, USA
Thanks for starting this thread A. Feitar.  I assume you mean the soaps found here, and not to be confused with the similarly named offerings on Amazon ("Vikings Blade" and "Viking Revolution").  BTW, getting back to the "real" Viking Soaps, I noticed that some are vegan and others are tallow.  Have you tried both formulations, and do you have a preference?

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#5
(08-17-2019, 11:48 AM)HoosierShave Wrote: ...What kind of lather it produce?  Is it similar in consistency to Shannon's?
Luxurious lather that loves water & yes, similar to Shannon's Soaps. I have only used the tallow from Viking and those who have used both from Viking heavily favor the tallow version. YMMV.

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“...As I use a Rim Fire Winchester Rifle, I would like to have one of your .44 pistols that would fire the same cartridge, as carrying two sizes of or kinds of cartridges in this Indian country is a nonsense.”


George D. Merriam letter to Smith & Wesson 9 June 1873.
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A. Feitar
Portland, OR
(This post was last modified: 08-27-2019, 04:42 AM by A. Feitar.)
Andrew at Viking Shaving is making some nice brush handles.  He pours and turns handles as well as sets some great knots.  He has access to excellent high density badger knots and will set them in custom handles.  I recently order this synthetic knot from him:[Image: gxKwwAQ.jpg]

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veteran
Down South
Is this his "Ultimate Synthetic Knot"? 28mm or 26mm?
#8

A. Feitar
Portland, OR
It is the ultimate synthetic 26mm knot made from German fibers.   I hear that they are very close to real badger in terms of performance.
#9

Soap Soap Soap
Ames, Iowa
(This post was last modified: 09-01-2019, 02:46 AM by Viking.)
Unfortunately, Mr. Feitar had a problem with this knot (bunch of hair fell out), but all of the other folks who have used them have not had that issue and have given it solid reviews, so I'm chalking his up to a QC issue by the manufacturer. This one is a 26mm. We are in the process of reknotting it with a high density 2-band.

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