Wright’s Coal Tar Shaving Soap

…the ideal shaving soap for soldiers – at least according to an advertisement in the book “Knowledge for War; every Officer’s handbook for the front” fourth edition published 1916.

As an aside; Wright’s Coal Tar Soap can still be bought, which isn’t bad for a product that first hit the shelves in 1860 – even if todays product (made in Turkey) no longer contains coal tar. Don’t think they make shaving soap any more though.

Shave of the day 30th January

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Krampert’s Finest Bay Rum Acadian Spice Shaving Soap
Brush: Vie-Long #12705B natural white pure horse
Razor: Merkur 39C slant bar with a fresh Green Astra
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert’s Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Big Red Beard Oil and Big Red No7 Beard Comb