Preferred Shave Bowls & Why?

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Biglou, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Biglou

    Biglou Active Member

    Good afternoon gents!

    I’m looking for a new bowl, we’ll just because I guess. My current one is a drug store buy and works fine. Looking to spice things up and bit and something deeper so I can drop a hard soap puck into.

    I like the Edwin Jagger Bowl but wanted to get your opinions too.

    What bowls do you all like and why?



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  2. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Captains Choice. Best bowl I ever had (broke it), and the only one I will ever buy again. It is wide, shallow sides, good ridges. I recommend checking them out.
     
  3. jluc

    jluc Well-Known Member

    +1 on the Captains Choice bowl. I have the large and I love it!

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  4. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    I've separated soap storage containers from lather making receptacles. Old Spice mugs and the like are too narrow to get a good swirl on. I use them for soap samples and only do brush time to get the product loaded. A 4-5" diameter bowl gives much more room to swirl and slap without overspill assuming you are bowl lathering.

    As part of a PIF I got an Ikea Grundtal container. Stainless steel, screw on clear top lid, magnetic base, 4" diameter and deep enough to hold most hard puck soap refills. Some hobby stores carry a painted steel version for a couple bucks less. It's classy looking in a sterile medical way and plenty big for loading your largest brush.
     
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  5. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    Handmade in North Carolina, they don't have a website.

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    I like a loose fitting lid to keep dust and cat hair out, but not airtight, I keep the soap in it and lather on top. I was looking for a small crock or sugar bowl when my wife bought me the one above. I don't know if they meant for it to be used for soap, but they also had handmade shave and bath soap.

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  6. Fly2High

    Fly2High Breaking Frugal

    Love my Georgetown Pottery Scuttle but my daily driver is a double wall cheapie stainless steel bowl. The SS can be dropped a hundred times and comes out unscathed. Doesn't look anywhere as nice as the scuttle but it does the job.
     
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  7. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    I use an ebay Chinese SS bowl, its the same dimensions as the soap bowl in the VDH kit you find at walgreens . I use it because it works well, its cheap and I can't break it when I drop it on the tile floor of the bathroom. :happy088:
     
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  8. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    The only bowl I have is a textured copper bowl from Turkey on Amazon. It was cheap but makes a great lather and will not break if accidentally dropped.
     
  9. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    I have one of those also. It’s actually a pretty nice bowl, but I have to be careful the weight of the brush doesn’t tip it over into the sink. I have had this happen a couple of times.
     
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  10. Latherin’ Luddite

    Latherin’ Luddite Well-Known Member

    My favorite bowl is a Jays Clay in a color that matches my bathroom. It fits my hand well and has enough shaving specific features to feel like it’s worth the money................and it has Jay’s autograph! :D

    I just started using a scuttle last week (Crown King) and admit its actually pretty nice having warm lather until the rinse. I bought it because I knew it’d take longer to shave while learning a Straight, but I’ve been using it for all my shaves. I’ve noticed that the heat dries out my lather a little, but adding a couple drops of water is a fair trade.

    As we head towards summer and the menthols, I’ll park the scuttle. But for winter shaves I can see the appeal.
     
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  11. Biglou

    Biglou Active Member

    I really like those Captain’s Choice Bowls because of the width and the ridges but also really like the uniqueness of a handmade pottery bowl.


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  12. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Hard to be the price and effectiveness of this bowl
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    Salsa bowl can be bought for about 50¢
     
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  13. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Mine is a buffalo horn bowl I got on eBay.
     
  14. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    Mines blue and it's my daily driver when I bowl lather.

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  15. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I don't use a bowl to lather in. My bowls are for keeping stuff in. However, I got this nice Trukish mug/bowl for the looks. It is great for keeping stuff in, and whenever I have a new boar or badger brush, I will use the bowl for the initial lathering. Otherwise, they are just for show and sto'.

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  16. Screwtape

    Screwtape Well-Known Member

    I originally used an earthenware rice bowl, but I dropped it six inches to the sink once and it shattered.

    I have two bowls I use now. One is a horn quaich (shallow Scottish whiskey drinking bowl) that I got from an eBay Renaissance Faire vendor. I finished it with urethane to keep the wet conditions from (further) delaminating the horn. It's almost the perfect width and depth for me for whipping lather and the handles give a nice grip.
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    The second is a wood shave bowl with button knobs in the bottom to aid in swirling lather. It was made by Jason @jtspartan who mainly hangs out in the 30DC thread in the Shave School here. He made a number for Crew members.
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  17. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    My favorite bowl is m @jtspartan bowl by Jason. It hit’s all the right characteristics: bowl with and depth, the buttons on the bottom, looks great and made by a TSD brother.
     
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  18. Screwtape

    Screwtape Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Plus, being wood, it doesn't shatter when the cat knocks it off the sink. Also, mine is a great match to my favourite brushes, which are all woodhandled ones I acquired since joining TSD -- Jason made two and reknotted one for me (a Semogue), and Jim @Jayaruh also a TSD member made the other two.
     
  19. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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  20. SparrowPoint

    SparrowPoint Member

    I just like the Marvey mug and The VDH bowl.
     
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