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Col. Conk

Colonel Ichabod Conk is world renowned for quality, classic shaving supplies. Inspired by their namesake, a popular barber in the 1800s, they have developed products for wet shavers that will stand the test of time. Probably best known for their shaving soap, which is a great glycerin puck with traditional scents, they also offer a variety of sets, mugs, badger hair brushes, and combs. We've been working with them since our early years and are happy to bring you these fine Col. Conk products.

  • Col Conk Shaving Soap, Bay Rum-Small (2.25 oz)-West Coast Shaving
    from $3.49

    Col Conk Shaving Soap, Bay Rum

    6 reviews

    Non-tallow based, lathering shaving soap Scented with a classic bay rum Choose from small or large size Col Conk offers something here that reall...

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  • Col Conk Styptic Pencil-OP-CON-SP1-West Coast Shaving
    $3.25

    Col Conk Styptic Pencil

    23 reviews

    This Col Conk Styptic Pencil is a handy tool to have around. It's very compact, only 1.5 inches in size and is great if you happen to be one of tho...

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  • Col Conk Shaving Soap, Amber-Small (2.25 oz)-West Coast Shaving
    from $3.49

    Col Conk Shaving Soap, Amber

    1 review

    Non-tallow based, lathering shaving soap Scented with a warm amber Choose from small or large size Col Conk has a great reputation and people who...

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  • Col Conk Shaving Soap, Almond-Small (2.25 oz)-West Coast Shaving
    from $3.49

    Col Conk Shaving Soap, Almond

    2 reviews

    Veggie-based, lathering shaving soap Scented with a classic almond aroma Choose from small or large size Col Conk makes some of the best grooming...

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  • Col Conk Shaving Soap, Lime Small 2.25 oz-West Coast Shaving
    $3.49

    Col Conk Shaving Soap, Lime Small 2.25 oz

    18 reviews

    Col Conk makes excellent quality shaving soaps and this one is no exception. This one has an avocado oil and glycerin base, contains Tocopherol Ace...

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  • Col. Conk Natural After Shave Lotion, Rio Grande Lavender-West Coast Shaving
    $13.49

    Col. Conk Natural After Shave Lotion, Rio Grande Lavender

    11 reviews

    After Shave Lotion from Col. Conk Alcohol-free and loaded with natural ingredients Scented with a bold, masculine lavender aroma Col Ichabod Con...

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  • Col. Conk Chrome Shave Cup #917-OP-CON-917-West Coast Shaving
    $24.95

    Col. Conk Chrome Shave Cup #917

    18 reviews

    This Col. Conk Chrome Shave Cup is really something. There's no better way to put it, seriously. It could fit with an ultra-modern shaving setup or...

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  • Col Conk Watertight Travel Container with Bay Rum Shaving Soap-West Coast Shaving
    $7.49

    Col Conk Watertight Travel Container with Bay Rum Shaving Soap

    11 reviews

    For some people, being on the road never loses its appeal. What does get pretty old, however, is having to buy cheap products to take care of the t...

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  • Col. Conk Apothecary Shave Mug #119-West Coast Shaving
    $21.50

    Col. Conk Apothecary Shave Mug #119

    20 reviews

    This apothecary shave mug from Col Conk has a great old-fashioned look to it. It also happens to be designed in a way that makes it incredibly effe...

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  • Col. Conk Sante Fe Shave Cup #111-West Coast Shaving
    $22.99

    Col. Conk Sante Fe Shave Cup #111

    14 reviews

    The Col. Conk Santa Fe shave cup is a bit more laid back and earthy than most shaving cups. It's on the smaller size, so guys who prefer soaps that...

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  • Col. Conk Almond After Shave Balm-West Coast Shaving
    $19.50

    Col. Conk Almond After Shave Balm

    4 reviews

    Col Conk makes some great aftershaves, but this product will likely be preferable to guys who have very sensitive skin. While a regular aftershave ...

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  • Col. Conk Bay Rum After Shave Cologne-West Coast Shaving
    $18.50

    Col. Conk Bay Rum After Shave Cologne

    18 reviews

    Col. Conk makes great items, but you also have to give them credit for really having an awesome sense of style. This bay rum aftershave comes in a ...

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  • Col. Conk Chrome & Wood Stand-West Coast Shaving
    $37.00

    Col. Conk Chrome & Wood Stand

    11 reviews

    Col. Conk is going to class up your bathroom a bit. This chrome and wood stand is a great combination of a very modern and dynamic looking material...

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  • Col. Conk Shaving Mug #115-West Coast Shaving
    $21.50

    Col. Conk Shaving Mug #115

    10 reviews

    What's the point of shaving if you have an ugly mug? This offering from Col. Conk happens to be very good-looking and worthy of anyone who takes sh...

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  • Col. Conk Amber After Shave Cologne-West Coast Shaving
    $18.50

    Col. Conk Amber After Shave Cologne

    8 reviews

    An aftershave cologne might sound like something that's made for guys who just can't commit, but it's actually very practical. This is amber scente...

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  • Col. Conk Pewter Shaving Bowl with Lid #147-West Coast Shaving
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    $44.00

    Col. Conk Pewter Shaving Bowl with Lid #147

    5 reviews

    This is a pewter shaving bowl from Col. Conk, a great manufacturer. This actually has a lid with it, which is a nice feature, particularly for guys...

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Is shaving soap better than shaving cream?

As you might expect, the answer is “it depends”. When you want to whip up a lather quickly, a shaving cream is often a good choice. However, a shaving soap has a base that allows for many more ingredients. So, if you are looking to get a good moisturizing, protective, long-lasting lather, then you will probably want to stick with shaving soaps. It might take a little longer to get a good lather, but the time spent is worth it.

Is shaving soap necessary to wet shaving?

Some sort of protection is vital to a wet shave. You will really do a number on your face if you attempt to take a blade to your skin without the benefit of some sort of lubrication. Many classic wet shavers will choose to lather up a shaving soap, but you could use a cream, gel, or even an oil. However, your results are definitely improved when you choose products that are designed for the specific purpose of shaving.

Can I shave with regular soap?

The short answer is yes. However, as stated above, your results with wet shaving are greatly enhanced when you use the products designed for it. Shaving soaps are formulated to create thick, rich (protective) lathers that stay on the face and loaded with ingredients to moisturize and nourish your skin post-shave. A regular soap might produce an airy, bubbly lather that doesn’t provide much protection and a post shave that leaves you dry and cracked.

Do you leave shaving soap in the mug or bowl?

Many artisans today are loading their soap into containers/tubs that are perfect for lathering. They are wide-mouthed and over-sized just for the purpose of lathering. If you are using a puck or refill, then there isn’t any reason why you couldn’t leave it in the bowl or mug. With any shaving soap, however, it is important to rinse off the excess lather and leave it out to dry as much as possible. This will increase its longevity and reduce waste if it sits wet.

Will shaving soap get too old to use?

Unlike a shaving cream, a shaving soap generally does not get too old to use. Like a bar of soap, shaving soap can last and last. Technically, the biggest thing happening over time is that more water evaporates from the soap (but that can actually improve the soap, this is what triple-milling does). However, the scent will gradually fade over time so you don’t want to hold onto your soap forever.