A Great Shaving Soap
I have used shaving soaps for my primary option since 1975. I have used cheap commercial ones as well as barbershop standards for many years. More ���exclusive�� and specialty soaps I have played with over the past eight years. Of all the shaving soaps I have tried, the Long-rifle brand is by far the best I have used so far. Over the years, I have usually worked with soap pucks in a bowl or mug, working up the lather there. With the Long-rifle soaps I find that I can swirl my brush in the container for about fifteen to twenty strokes/swirls and then paint that on my face, working up the depth of lather directly there. The soaps rapidly develop a rich and thick lather. The tallow base of the Long-rifle soaps is by far the richest and slickest soap lather I have encountered. They provide a delightful shaving experience each time and one that is rich enough in moisturizing that I often do not even need to use an after-shave balm most days. The ���Leatherstocking soap�� version provides a wonderful fragrance with initial bursts of pine and cedar with some overtones of citrus and patchouli that result in a nice overall leathery scent. This is a truly worthy product bringing to mind Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales to those who know and enjoy them. Although the containers are relatively small compared to some brands, the fact that you can access enough soap on your brush with a minimum of strokes means you will easily obtain a long use from each three ounce tub. Stop debating and just get one to try - you will not regret it.