The Triskele, or triquetra is a symmetrical triple spiral design. It is a symbol with a long pre-celtic history, versions of which are used today (try a search for the symbol of Sicily, or for the symbol of the U.S. Department of Transportation.). Versions of the symbol have been found in prehistoric rock from long before the arrival of Celts in Ireland. Much like the Trinity, in Celtic Christianity the triskele took on the meaning of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. While also representing the nature of live/rebirth and eternity with it's ever spiraling extremities.
This Shaving Soap by Murphy and McNeil is composed of a mix of high quality oils and ingredients that create a dense, creamy lather for an excellent shave.
- Scent Strength: Medium
- Our take on a traditional barbershop
- Base: Aon (Firm)
- Stearic Acid, Water, Beef Tallow, Duck Fat, Potassium Hydroxide, Kokum Butter, Castor Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Shea Butter, Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Milk, Kaolin Clay, Lanolin, Tocopheral, Fragrance, Tussah Silk
- Size: 5.5oz
Video Reviews For Murphy and McNeil: Triskele
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This soap loads very easy on the brush with not much water. I picked up brush for a second lathering, with only the water from the first rinse and the lather bloomed into a great lather for a second pass. Slickness was very nice, the scent was pleasant and held true to the scent notes. Will try other soaps.
This stuff lathers easy and gives me the best shave ever.
Triskele is my first Murphy & McNeil shaving soap. Let me begin by saying I really love the scent. M&M put a dash of something special in the mix to make this traditional barber shop scent really stand out. Not sure what it is, but it's a fantastic scent. It gets the seal of approval from the wife to boot. I love the design and the B&W color scheme. Plus, I really like how this company donates a portion of their proceeds to those in need. Very classy. Now for a commentary on the soap's performance. The first time I tried it I wasn't all that impressed. The lather was thin and didn't really provide much slickness or cushion. The second pass was even worse as I felt no residual slickness whatsoever. This all seemed strange since this is a tallow based soap. I must've been doing something wrong. I decided not to pass judgment until I'd had another go. I decided to spend more time loading up the brush and see how it went. Well, that did the trick. The second attempt proved fantastic. The lather was every bit as thick and rich as I'd hoped. Very slick with a great post shave. I guess I just didn't get enough of it on my brush. Lesson learned. I can't wait to try out other scents. Highly recommended.
First off the customer service has been for me amazing! Bill was in contact with me daily keeping me informed about my small order of Triskele Soap and Shave balm. The product itself did not disappoint and lived up to all I saw during my research. The scent is amazing , the lather was silky slick and no problem getting a good amount of lather with not a lot of loading. The balm was equally pleasing and lasted most of the day , which I didn't expect! The price point , service, product and delivery prompted me to immediately order the same combination soap and balm in the Garda Siochara sent! Lastly, the collaborations they have with other artisans and their contributions to worthy projects, to me makes them a class enterprise of which I will become a modest customer for a long time to come.