10-26-2013, 07:51 PM
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(10-26-2013, 07:00 AM)whatmorebrushs Wrote: Hello Ben, I read somewhere. That using certain grades of stainless steel will not give you a beautiful thick creamy lather, after a while it will loose it's frothy foam lather appearance !!!

Interesting Charles, I'd like read further on the subject!

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 10-26-2013, 07:54 PM
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(10-26-2013, 04:33 AM)Obie Wrote: Ben,
I have seen that lather bowl. It is quite handsome. I bowl lather on the rare occasions when using cream from a tube. For that, I have the Sara Bonnyman lather bowl with ridges that matches my Moss Scuttle. The Sori Yanagi bowl you mention, however, has sparked my curiosity. This bowl has no ridges. I am curious to know what you think of it as a lather bowl.

The lack of ridges or smooth, untextured presentation is highly aesthetically pleasing and in no way at the expense performance. I find this vessel produces high quality lather with ease. I predicted the lack of ridges might be the bowl's downfall, but I very pleased to report that my hypothesis was disproved...

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 10-27-2013, 10:21 AM
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See the bowl in action here...

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 10-27-2013, 06:05 PM
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Aesop and Atkinsons…

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 10-27-2013, 07:15 PM
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Approximate dimensions…

Width or diameter (base)… 60mm

Width or diameter (top or mouth)… 130mm

Depth… 48mm

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 10-27-2013, 07:21 PM
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Great pic, Ben! Biggrin

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 10-27-2013, 07:24 PM
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Thanks Celestino!

In case members missed the link above,
here are some pics of the bowl being used to build Atkinsons shave cream
(first use of both the cream and the bowl)…

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 10-28-2013, 05:04 AM
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Beautiful pictures and very nice bowl.

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 10-28-2013, 06:03 AM
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Thank-you Jerry!

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 10-28-2013, 09:32 AM
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(10-26-2013, 11:56 AM)ben74 Wrote: Charles, that's a beautiful bowl, but possibly a little small for my tastes.

It is as you say Ben, far too small for use........ I think it costs work out at around £48/£52 silly money !!!. I think due too it being double walled.

In regards to the use of stainless Steel their is no less than 150 different types. Either 200 or 300 series within Austenite & Ferritic if it states Martensitic not so good corrosion wise.

Then you go for Duplex Stainless Steels either 2304 0r 2205 and I think in most if not all food & cooking utensils they use 2205 as [sic] does not leache out causing the lather too go flat.

Charles U.K

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 10-28-2013, 06:12 PM
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Ben,
Your photos show this lather bowl is a winner. Good show. I think I am ready to reach for my humble wallet.

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 10-28-2013, 10:31 PM
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Obie, I like it so much I'm considering a back-up for re-plating in gold...

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 10-29-2013, 02:57 AM
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(10-28-2013, 10:31 PM)ben74 Wrote: Obie, I like it so much I'm considering a back-up for re-plating in gold...
My dear friend,
You have convinced me to get one for my humble shave den. Good show.

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 11-02-2013, 09:57 AM
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I received mine today and with my ruler I measure this quite different...Width at top...5 inches. Depth...2 inches and Bottom...2 inches...perfect size for holding and not as large as you first reported .Unless you have a different bowl you said top was 230mm (which is 9 inches) and bottom 160mm (which is 6 inches)depth is about the same approx 2 inches (48mm)...maybe you use a different ruler down under or there are two different bowls...I got mine on line from Aesop US for $25.00 plus shipping.At any rate a wonderful bowl and a true bargain compared to my PILS bowl...absolutely the perfect size and looks fantastic in satin stainless...even came with some after shave samples and shaving cream.

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 11-03-2013, 03:21 PM
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Not sure how I messed up the dimensions, but I'm sure we have the same bowl. The dimensions are: Base 60mm wide, top 130mm wide and depth 48mm. Apologies (and my above measurement posted edited). Blush

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 11-03-2013, 08:21 PM
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Harvey, I've just noticed where I went wrong...

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 11-04-2013, 09:45 AM
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Aaaah taking measures from a lawyer,s tool...they always see things differently and then adjust facts to suit their needs.....(hope you are not an attorney or a politician....)

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 11-05-2013, 10:34 AM
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That ruler is a crack up!

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 11-07-2013, 09:59 AM
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Darn you Ben, and you too Harvey. I just ordered one of the AESOP bowls.

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 11-07-2013, 04:30 PM
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In all honesty I think it is the best shaving bowl ever made...great price and very cool looking..can even use it like a scuttle...will never break and easy to clean...wish I had seen this before I spent a few hundred dollars on pottery bowls and mugs which I hardly ever use any more...this is all you will ever need!!!!

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