I was recently in a local outdoor store picking up my yearly pair of Carhartt Firm Duck Double-Front Work Dungaree’s (in Carhartt Brown). When I approached the counter I noticed a stack of massive, three-quarter-pound bars of soap, which were easily 2-3x the size of regular bars we all typically use. I picked one up and upon further inspection saw the label read “DUKE CANNON: BIG ASS BRICK OF SOAP” and the scent labled as “Accomplishment” – which smells like Bergamot and Black Pepper. Written under that was the following:
“This soap product is designed to meet the high standards of hard working men. The scent is inspired by drinking a fine scotch in a wood-paneled den.”
To say Duke Cannon Supply Co. just picked up a new customer is obvious, but more importantly this was the first time I had actually been excited about soap since I found out Dr. Bronner’s came in “Almond.” Here was a massive bar of soap, that smelled the way I wanted to smell – and contained steel cut grains for better grip and skin-impact too. So, I bought it, brought it home, and took a mid-day shower. I listened to wolves’ howl outside my window as my body was infused with this amazing effervesce, and now here we are having this moment together, talking about soap on a gear site. Which means that now would be a good time to tell you about their Hardcore Hammers Survivalist Hatchet Gift Set.
With grooming essentials like “Big Ass Beer Soap” (made with Old Milwaukee Beer), “Cold Shower Cooling Soap Cubes,” and “Bloody Knuckles Hand Repair Balm,” it’s obvious that the company is aiming its products at big burly dudes. But, It’s not until you dig a little deeper and discover that they use all natural ingredients, and realize that their stuff really does get the grit off your skin effectively, that it dawns on you that Duke Cannon Supply Co. products are perfect for anyone who works and plays in the outdoors.
With the holidays looming on the horizon, Duke has put together a series of gift sets destined to dial you into their cause and keep your temple clean and smelling good for years to come. Below is just a taste of what you can expect if you get on this tour of duty:
The Sportsman Selection
“Our premier gift set for Holiday 2016, the Sportsman Selection is geared towards men who would rather spend a snowy Saturday hiking the Grand Tetons instead of exploring the Banana Republic. To honor the true Sportsmen among us, Duke Cannon is proud to partner up with another American company steeped in military heritage, Randolph Engineering, to create a custom pair of Duke Cannon branded military-spec aviator glasses. Featuring a sports sweat-bar and premium AGX lenses, these hand-crafted glasses are perfect for long flights, fast drives, and outdoor work.”
The Duke Cannon Sportsman Selection kit includes the following:
– Duke Cannon Branded Aviator Glasses made by Randolph Engineering (a $209 value)
– Big Ass Brick of Soap (Victory)
– Cold Shower Cooling Soap Cubes
– Tactical Soap on a Rope
– Heavy Duty Hand Soap
– Bloody Knuckles Hand Repair Balm
– Cannon Balm 140 Tactical Lip Protectant
– Comes with a military ammunition can”
The American Soap and Hatchet Set (Did you think I was joking before?)
“The American Soap and Hatchet Set is the premium gift for the outdoorsman, survivalist, or dad who simply likes owning cool sh*t. This assortment contains only items made with pride in the USA:
Duke Cannon Hatchet made of sharp US steel forged to genuine American hickory
– Specs: 19oz head weight, 18” handle length
– Each Duke Cannon Hatchet is hand crafted, so no two are exactly the same
Duke Cannon Steel Bottle Opener
Premium Duke Cannon Grooming Goods
– Big Ass Brick of Soap, Accomplishment (Bergamot/Black Pepper scent)
– Big Ass Brick of Soap, Productivity (Light mint scent)
– Heavy Duty Hand Soap (made with pumice for removing dirt, grease)
– Tactical Soap on a Rope (mesh scrubber with military spec paracord)
– Bloody Knuckles Hand Repair Balm (unscented)
– Cannon Balm Tactical Lip Protectant
Grooming goods come in an authentic military ammunition can.”
Now I know, I know this stuff reads a little overboard and lacks the level of political correctness we’ve all become accustomed to over the years, but I grew up in the 1980’s, man. That was a time where our toys had sharp metal edges and you stayed outside until it was time for dinner and if you were a minute late, your mother smacked you on the arse and you respected her for it. I know I’m going off on a tangent here, but maybe the folks over at Duke Cannon Supply Co. are on to something? Maybe we need a little tough love and soap-filled holiday gift sets that come in ammo tins? For a guy who has an affinity for fine soaps, I can tell you that their beard oil and soap are second to none.
Oh, and ladies – don’t be afraid to get in on the action here either. My wife used the “Accomplishment” Big Ass Bar of Soap the other day and I saluted her before I hugged her, then proceeded to follow her around like a puppy all day. We’ve been married for ten years, there’s not a lot of that going on these days (okay, I’m kidding, we’re like a couple of teenagers, but still). Heck, they even have a John Daly Special gift set complete with custom golf balls, bro! Are you kidding me? That’s awesome!
Buy the soap! Join the Duke Cannon movment.