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JBroida
11-22-2011, 09:16 PM
We stopped by a local boutique soap maker recently, picking up gifts for a friends birthday. While there, I found a soap that i thought would work amazingly well for getting all of the metal and stone residue off of my hands after sharpening. I tested it out for a bit and then contacted the company about the prospect of a custom soap (we made a couple of changes to improve its ability of get grime off of my hands). And so here are the first pictures of our NEW JKI SOAP. It is handmade with 100% natural ingredients locally. Gets your hands clean, good for your skin, and smells good too ;)

This is what i use now in the store to get all of the black off of my hands after sharpening.

(The stone contains locally sources natural abrasives- pumice ;) )

Expect to see it on the site soon...

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/315972_10150388112133860_369479678859_8421841_7735 35421_n.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/382322_10150388112208860_369479678859_8421843_3027 37430_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/316974_10150388112268860_369479678859_8421844_1561 289384_n.jpg

Ratton
11-22-2011, 09:26 PM
Yes that black crap can be a pain in the butt to get off!! :butbutbut: I'll be watching for it on your site.

Eamon Burke
11-22-2011, 09:51 PM
That would have rocked at the sushi bar. Iwant some.

Jim
11-22-2011, 10:44 PM
Jon do you happen to know the ingredients? That's a nice soap dock too!

Vertigo
11-22-2011, 10:45 PM
I'll buy the soap if it includes the soap dock.

EdipisReks
11-22-2011, 11:08 PM
cool idea!

Dave Martell
11-22-2011, 11:46 PM
Looks to be about 150x :D

unkajonet
11-22-2011, 11:49 PM
Is it a splash & go, or a permasoak?

(cough) I hope you have some in the store for sale...

JBroida
11-22-2011, 11:50 PM
i can look and see what the soap holder cost... honestly dont remember. I think the soap will be about $7.50. And, Jim, i can get the ingredients for you later this evening if you would like.

JBroida
11-22-2011, 11:52 PM
Is it a splash & go, or a permasoak?

(cough) I hope you have some in the store for sale...

haha... maybe 220 grit splash and go... it tends to get a soft feeling in the surface when permasoaked... kind of like the super stones :p

i have them in store to try out and for sale... gonna try to get them on the website tomorrow

bprescot
11-23-2011, 12:01 AM
How powerfully scented are these guys?

Eamon Burke
11-23-2011, 12:10 AM
ingredients would be great. If my wife approves, I'll def get some.

mr drinky
11-23-2011, 12:30 AM
I will buy some soap. Great idea.

k.

JBroida
11-23-2011, 01:47 AM
so, the ingredients:
olive oil, shea butter, hemp seed oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, palm oil, pumice from a relatively local area, eucalyptus essential oil, and some other essential oil i cant pronounce.

As for the smell, it smells good, but not overwhelming... nothing like lush or bodyshop (i actually cant go in those places without sneezing).

On the wood holders, i will ask my guys tomorrow. I would guess they would be about $8 or $9 for the holders. No clue what kind of wood though.

chuck239
11-23-2011, 02:00 AM
May have to stop by again this week. What days are you going to be open?

-Chuck

JohnnyChance
11-23-2011, 02:01 AM
I just got back from the bar and originally read the title of this thread as "JKI Soup".


ingredients would be great. If my wife approves, I'll def get some.

You need SO approval to buy soap?

JBroida
11-23-2011, 02:02 AM
closed on thursday, so normal week for me

Also, just so you guys know, these soaps are pretty large... about 6-7oz (as opposed to the ~4oz soaps you normally see). We've got them out at the store for any locals that want to stop by and try it.

WildBoar
11-23-2011, 09:31 AM
On the wood holders, i will ask my guys tomorrow. I would guess they would be about $8 or $9 for the holders. No clue what kind of wood though.I'm crossing my fingers and hoping for redwood burl :spin chair:

Jim
11-23-2011, 10:29 AM
Thanks Jon, it sounds nice.

Eamon Burke
11-23-2011, 10:32 AM
You need SO approval to buy soap?

Want, not need. She knows a lot about the ingredients in stuff that we don't have around. This stuff looks good though.

JBroida
11-23-2011, 02:29 PM
alright guys... i just asked about the wood soap dishes (like in the pictures)... i'll have 10 on friday. They should be about $6.50.

JBroida
11-23-2011, 04:34 PM
So, the JKI Soap is up for sale on the website now:
JKI Soap (http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/other-items/other-products/jki-soap.html)

http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/800x600/518a337f71d8af45c99bc01d0812e43a/r/e/resized_img_4190.jpg

http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/800x600/518a337f71d8af45c99bc01d0812e43a/r/e/resized_img_4191.jpg

http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/800x600/518a337f71d8af45c99bc01d0812e43a/r/e/resized_img_4192.jpg

EdipisReks
11-23-2011, 07:39 PM
i could use some of that soap, right now, after repairing a nasty chip and thinning out one my knives i look like i've been working in a coal mine.

kalaeb
11-23-2011, 08:15 PM
Not that this is not a cool product, but I am a little surprised at the response this soap has gotten. Trip to Bath and Body works anyone? j/k it probably has more to do with Jon and Sara's kick A service than anything else. (and I will probably buy some)

EdipisReks
11-23-2011, 08:21 PM
Not that this is not a cool product, but I am a little surprised at the response this soap has gotten. Trip to Bath and Body works anyone? j/k it probably has more to do with Jon and Sara's kick A service than anything else. (and I will probably buy some)

if Jon says it cleans knife crap well and doesn't stink a bunch, then it's a million times better than anything Bath and Body Works sells.

Delbert Ealy
11-25-2011, 10:39 PM
This is a cool idea, but if you guys think the black from sharpening is bad, the black from hand sanding is 10x worse. I sometimes have to scrub for half an hour to get it all off(doing dishes for a couple of hours works too)
Del

tk59
11-26-2011, 03:33 AM
I'll have to try this stuff. I can't say I have tons of trouble getting rid of the swarf...

Vertigo
11-26-2011, 10:23 AM
I can't say I have tons of trouble getting rid of the swarf...
Heh. Yeah, I'm not sure this is gonna be more effective than, you know, the rough side of a Scotch-Brite sponge, but I'll still probably buy some just to buy some. :lol2:

JBroida
11-26-2011, 09:46 PM
Ok... due to your crazy requests, we not have the soap AND the soap holders in stock:

Soap @ JKI (http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=soap)

Rottman
11-26-2011, 09:50 PM
Jon, you sure need some logo or JKI initials stamped into the soap...

geezr
11-26-2011, 10:11 PM
Ok... due to your crazy requests, we not have the soap AND the soap holders in stock:

Soap @ JKI (http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=soap)

:wow: :2thumbsup:

Cipcich
11-26-2011, 11:54 PM
I just ordered a bar of soap and the little stand. Perhaps the cheapest purchase ever from JKI.
Now to do a comparo with Boraxo powdered hand soap, and Lava (is that still around?).

unkajonet
11-27-2011, 12:35 AM
Save the Boraxo for the leviathans. It's the only thing that slows them down...

(Sorry, couldn't resist..."Supernatural" reference)

jm2hill
11-27-2011, 12:59 AM
Save the Boraxo for the leviathans. It's the only thing that slows them down...

(Sorry, couldn't resist..."Supernatural" reference)

Woohoo. Avid "Supernatural" fan right here.

Shows coming to a close but while it lasts I love it!

tk59
11-27-2011, 02:43 AM
Well, I tried the soap today. It was a little funny-looking and surprisingly NOT abrasive-feeling. It did work although I didn't have super-ground-in swarf, lol. The fragrance is nice and not overpowering.

K-Fed
11-27-2011, 01:03 PM
+1 on super-nat, or snat, if super-nat isn't short enough. sounds a little dirty though.:angel2:

JBroida
11-21-2012, 10:02 PM
Just wanted to share some things people have said recently about our JKI Soap:
http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/review/product/list/id/351/category/85/

This is a winner. Review by Tatsuya
I'll repeat here what I told Jon. It works well and it smells awesome. Builds a nice thick lather, use with a small brush for hands and fingernails and you're good to go.

I will be coming back for more as needed. (Posted on 11/21/12)
Surprisingly great soap Review by pitonboy
This seems like a throwaway: a soap for removing knife sharpening grime. But it works better than you can possibly imagine, cutting through grit and slime from sharpening and cleaning that black residue off you skin far better than normal soap. I don't know why it works so well, but I cannot recommend this soap enough (Posted on 10/23/12)

EdipisReks
11-21-2012, 11:31 PM
the soap rules, definitely.