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Experimental Soap Release Log (Chronological)

 17.3 Hard Water Formula, Barbershop, 4/4/20 Formula 17.3 focuses on improving performance in hard water by adding Tetrasodium ETDA, a common chelator in cosmetics.  Chelators bind with the calcium and magnesium in hard water, preventing these ions from killing lather.  This improves the lather quality and reduces the amount of soap needed.  Chelators also reduce the amount of soap scum caused by lye-based soaps.   This batch of 17.3 is moderately scented with a clean barbershop fragrance combining powdery floral notes with classic spice notes. Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Water, Tallow, Glycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Castor Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Shea Butter, Xylitol, Cupuacu Butter, Lanolin, Murumuru Butter, Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA Scent Type:  Barbershop:  Cinnamon, Nutmeg , Orange , Lemon, Star Anise, Carnation, Heliotrope, Cedar, Musk and...

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Spearhead Experimental Soap Project

Experimental Shave Soap I am excited to share details about Experimental - a shave soap project from Spearhead Shaving Company.  This is a limited-time / limited-limited scope project to improve the performance of shave soap.  Best of all, these shaving soaps are available at a significant discount: up to 50% less than current artisan shave soap prices.   What's Experimental About the Soap? All Experimental soaps are high-performers, otherwise they don't make the cut.  And at around $8.99 they are punching WELL above their weight class.   It's the fine-tuning that provides infinite variables.  Different fats and butters, ratios of ingredients, humectants, and processes all impact performance.   So every micro-batch (5-10 soaps) of Experimental will have something different about it (i.e. cupuacu butter...

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FREE GIFT and FREE SHIPPING with any order!

Happy Holidays from Spearhead Shaving Company!  From now through the end of 2019 we will include a free gift and free shipping with any order - no promo code necessary.   What's the free gift?  A Shave Notes Wet Shaving Journal - a $4.99 value.  These journals include a custom template for tracking your "shave of the day" as well as 16 remastered patent drawings from early 20th Century wet shaving inventions.   Traditional wet shaving products make unique and thoughtful gifts... I know because I received my first wet shaving set as a Christmas present!  Shave Notes is a nice addition to a Spearhead Safety Razor Case or Gift Set and will be appreciated by new wet shavers and enthusiasts alike. No...

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Introducing Shave Notes - Shave of the Day Notebooks

Capturing a "Shave of the Day" is part of the daily ritual for many wet shavers.  Some post religiously to reddit and others take impressive instagram pictures.  But some prefer a decidedly old-school record of their daily shave - pen and paper. I am excited to introduce Shave Notes - a pocket sized wet shaving journal to capture daily shaves.  Shave Notes combines a simple and convenient SOTD template with early wet shaving patent art from the early 20th century.  The result is a pocket ledger tailor-made for traditional wet shaving. SOTD Template Shave Notes is a 32-page pocket notebook measuring 3.5" x 5".  Its size makes it convenient for daily use and small enough to tuck into a toiletry...

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Introducing the Spearhead Safety Razor Case

I'm excited to share details about a wet shaving project I have been working on over the past several months. The Spearhead Safety Razor Case is a modern reproduction of the original Gillette Khaki Set - a 100-year old design that has stood the test of time. It started with a search for the perfect travel case for my safety razor.  Since then it has grown into a relationship with a military sewing contractor, a new LLC, a lot of trial and error, and ultimately a new wet shaving accessory. Inspired by History I wanted to make the Spearhead Case as close to the original 1918 Khaki Set as possible, but I knew there would be minor modifications necessary.  For this...

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