Thursday, June 17, 2010
Found a new soap blog this morning: Bonnie Bath Co. Blog for Bath & Body Professionals and was reading/commenting on the soap cutter issue. I've tried different things, and am currently waiting with great anticipation for my hubby to fabricate one of those multi-wire jobs to cut an entire loaf all at once. However, I thought you might be interested to see just how "old fashioned" and primitive things are over here at Heirloom Soapworks. This knife is lovely for cutting soap, and it's what I've used for the last eight years or so. It was my Hubby's grandma's, I believe, and if you ever see one at a garage sale or second-hand store, you may want to buy it!
I've tried to show it clearly in the photo, as there are no identifying marks or words on it at all. Hopefully you can see what a smooth cut it makes from the photo. This is my Goats Milk & Honey soap, and the cut bar is just as smooth as silk.
It's certainly not a glamorous, slick or time-saving way to cut my soap, but it works well, and it's rather nostalgic using a knife that Grandma used. (The only fault with this method comes from the human behind the knife. Let just say that some folks get way more than their money's worth in the bars I cut some days! : )