01-10-2014, 03:30 PM
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Hey I was hoping someone could help me find a quality inexpensive shave mug or bowl with a textured bottom. It doesn't even have to be good looking just efficient. Although an attractive choice is always appreciated. Any suggestions?

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 01-10-2014, 03:52 PM
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  • Triad
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I have a captains choice bowl works great. Zenshave has a textured wood bowls that look cool.

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 01-10-2014, 03:53 PM
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  • ben74
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This is incredibly efficient, is textured internally and is fairly inexpensive...

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6" Suribachi Mortar Blue

The Suribachi is the Japanese version of the mortar and pestle.

It's an earthenware bowl and glazed on the outside. The inside of the bowl has a ridged pattern.

Perfect for lathering!

Available here.

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 01-10-2014, 04:48 PM
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(01-10-2014, 03:53 PM)ben74 Wrote: This is incredibly efficient, is textured internally and is fairly inexpensive...

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6" Suribachi Mortar Blue

The Suribachi is the Japanese version of the mortar and pestle.

It's an earthenware bowl and glazed on the outside. The inside of the bowl has a ridged pattern.

Perfect for lathering!

Available here.

Thanks for the post. Does the middle now being finished make it eat up some of the lather for the first few days?

(01-10-2014, 03:52 PM)Triad Wrote: I have a captains choice bowl works great. Zenshave has a textured wood bowls that look cool.

That captains choice looks like a real nice mug for under $20. I don't know if wood would make a lasting shave mug but they sure look beautiful.

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 01-10-2014, 06:03 PM
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  • matloffm
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I would look at DB Pottery's Bill Bowl. I have one and have not found anything better to create a lather in.

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 01-10-2014, 06:42 PM
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(01-10-2014, 06:03 PM)matloffm Wrote: I would look at DB Pottery's Bill Bowl. I have one and have not found anything better to create a lather in.

The BillBowl is great, I have the TSN LE version...

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 01-10-2014, 07:58 PM
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  • CRAusmus
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I have both the Bill Bowl and the Captain's Choice Lather bowl. I'd recommend both. By the way the Captain's Choice Bowl is ceramic, not wood.

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 01-10-2014, 09:17 PM
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You don't need ridges at the bottom of a bowl and you can use any old plastic bowl that fits your hand, comfortably, to generate lather in. However, the above-mentioned bowls are aesthetically, very nice to have around and they seem to work very nicely if you are a bowl-latherer.
Best of luck. Smile

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 01-10-2014, 10:10 PM
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(01-10-2014, 07:58 PM)CRAusmus Wrote: I have both the Bill Bowl and the Captain's Choice Lather bowl. I'd recommend both. By the way the Captain's Choice Bowl is ceramic, not wood.

Sorry I wasn't very clear there. My response was about 2 different bowls. The captains choice which I like the look of and a wooden bowl which looks beautiful but I worry about water and wood working well together.

(01-10-2014, 09:17 PM)celestino Wrote: You don't need ridges at the bottom of a bowl and you can use any old plastic bowl that fits your hand, comfortably, to generate lather in. However, the above-mentioned bowls are aesthetically, very nice to have around and they seem to work very nicely if you are a bowl-latherer.
Best of luck. Smile

I currently use a ceramic bowl with no texture that I got in a Van Der Hagen set. I just think some ridges might speed things up a little. Not to mention I like the look of them.

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 01-10-2014, 10:28 PM
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  • ben74
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IMO the ridges can promote too much air in the lather...

Overly aerated lather IMO, is not as cushioning or protective...

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 01-10-2014, 11:24 PM
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  • Shaun
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Try lathering in your hand. Works. Efficient. Also very cool.

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 01-10-2014, 11:32 PM
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In my opinion you can't go much wrong with a Turkish copper bowl (my review is here) from bestshave. Granted, mine is not as shiny as it once was.. but it still helps me make lovely lather Smile

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 01-10-2014, 11:32 PM
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(01-10-2014, 11:24 PM)Shaun Wrote: Try lathering in your hand. Works. Efficient. Also very cool.

And its textured, especially if you are a tradesman... Tongue

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 01-13-2014, 07:34 AM
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(01-10-2014, 11:32 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: In my opinion you can't go much wrong with a Turkish copper bowl (my review is here) from bestshave. Granted, mine is not as shiny as it once was.. but it still helps me make lovely lather Smile

I like the looks of this bowl. It's very inexpensive too!! I may pick this up for summer when I don't mind if the shave cream gets cold.

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 01-13-2014, 08:54 AM
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I use this bowl that World Market sells -- it has turned out to be the perfect size and shape for me. Plus, it is dark colored, which I think helps see the condition of the lather (to decide whether to add water).

It was only about $6, and looks nice sitting out on the counter. And the base of it is a perfectly-placed nook to put my fingers for better grip. My hands are slightly larger than normal, but this is the perfect size for me.

It's also perfect on the inside -- there is no ring or flat part at the bottom. Just a perfect curve. And the lip curves outwards slightly, so the lather doesn't tend to catch on the edge or overtop the edge.

World Market calls it the "Cherry Blossom Bowl," and they are sold individually at the store.

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 01-13-2014, 10:29 AM
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(01-10-2014, 11:32 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: In my opinion you can't go much wrong with a Turkish copper bowl (my review is here) from bestshave. Granted, mine is not as shiny as it once was.. but it still helps me make lovely lather Smile

I love the look of this bowl a lot, and based on your review I bought one. Sadly, when the package arrived it looked like a marching band had trampled it, and the bowl was bent to hell. Angry

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 01-13-2014, 12:28 PM
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I have tried large scuttles, small scuttles, rice bowls, very old bean pots and french soup pots, wooden bowls, and finally horn bowls. My order of preference is:
  • Horn Bowl
  • Very old bean and french soup pots
  • Rice bowls
  • Small scuttles
  • Wooden bowls
  • Large scuttles

Hot lather is nice but the scuttles just eat up too much room and don't provide, for me, a good cost/benefit ratio. Others love the scuttles, of course. YMMV, IMHO, etc. Biggrin

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 01-14-2014, 06:34 AM
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Check out HomeGoods store they usually have a wide variety bowls that you could use.

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 01-14-2014, 10:17 PM
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I have a couple old french onion soup bowls with handles I am going to try one out in the morning. Plus it's free so it meets my budget. Thanks for the tip.

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 01-20-2014, 05:01 PM
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Target. $2. Cappuccino Mug.
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Edit: oops. Glossed over the qualification of being textured. Sorry!

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