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Colonel Conk & Merkur Shave Products

The Legend of Colonel Conk

After the Civil War Colonel Conk was left penniless. In 1866 he traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he met a woman who owned numerous barber shops in the area. She shaved faces daily in her shops. A short time later they got married. At this time Colonel Conk became proficient in barbering, helping his wife with clients and keeping the books for the business. It was then he had a thought. Why not package the products they use daily in the shop and sell them across the west. This idea made Colonel Conk one of the original traveling salesmen, crisscrossing the old west. Obviously this led to a great deal of money allowing Colonel Conk to become wealthy for that time period and age. He continued running the business until his death in 1898. Years late the current owners discovered the legacy and revived it. It is now the business you know today.


All Colonel Conk products are made with all natural oils and ingredients. A large portion of the products are plant based. All are made in the USA as well as being wheat, nut and gluten free. There are also:

  • NO artificial colors

  • NO dyes

  • NO synthetic fragrances

  • NO animal testing 

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