05-11-2012, 03:13 AM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Best Bowl Lathering Brushes

Some face lather, some bowl lather.

Whether you preference is to lather directly on your face,
or build it first in a bowl
all must agree
there are definitely brushes that are better suited to bowl lathering.

I propose a thread dedicated to the best bowl lathering brushes...

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 05-11-2012, 03:28 AM
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  • Leon
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The Semogue 2000.

It has a long loft (60mm+) and 25mm in diameter.

I use it with a soap puck on the bottom of the bowl and adding a little amount of water several times until the lather reaches the appropriate consistency.

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 05-11-2012, 03:33 AM
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  • ben74
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M&F "Victorian"
A noble choice for the bowl latherer


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This regal brush,
although a clone of Rooney offerings,
is a most civilised weapon for the bowl latherer
in the struggle against rebellious facial hair.

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At a majestic height of 123mm,
this bowl latherer's dream is fit for a king.
Knot dimensions:
24 x 48mm

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The knot is easily submerged
and reaches the bottom of any bowl.

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A little Cella on the tips...

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... and a lot of lather!

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Loaded and ready!

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In bloom.

Luxurious soft tips, back bone and density are this brush's hallmarks.
But it's the long sculptured handle
that makes the Victorian
so easy to navigate within the confines of any bowl, and
worthy of inclusion on the short list for
The Best Bowl Lathering Brushes!

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 05-11-2012, 04:20 AM
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  • Johnny
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This is a hard one for me to answer. I generally bowl lather creams only and just about all of my brushes perform the task quite well.

From the small Semogue 1460

   

From the medium Semogue 1305

   

From the larger LE 2011

   

Or from the larger SOC

   

All seem to do an excellent job with lathering creams in a bowl. Equally, they all perform as intended when face lathering with hard soaps.

I can also make a puck of MWF look just like one of these creams in my scuttle as well. I just prefer to face lather with hard soaps.

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 05-11-2012, 04:25 AM
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My best brushes for bowl lathering would be the SOCs due to their longer handle. All my other brushes are shorter, and while they work, they aren't as comfortable.

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 05-11-2012, 04:41 AM
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  • ben74
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Simpsons describe their "Emperor" as a bowl latherers dream...
(and I tend to agree!)

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Emperor 2 Super (left)
and what only could be described as a Simpsons bowl latherer's
wet dream...
Emperor 3 Manchurian (right)

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 05-11-2012, 09:19 PM
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When I bowl-lathered I loved my Kent BK8. Sold it because I felt bad about not using it.

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 05-11-2012, 10:30 PM
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  • Tonality
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My SOC boar definitely whips up a mean lather in a bowl. The long loft allows me to really whip it around.

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 05-12-2012, 01:09 AM
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  • ben74
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(05-11-2012, 10:30 PM)Tonality Wrote: My SOC boar definitely whips up a mean lather in a bowl. The long loft allows me to really whip it around.

I don't own a boar, but I can picture that piggy lashing at the soap, whipping it in to submission and forcing it to give up lather with every lick!

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 05-12-2012, 07:06 AM
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Yep. The Semogue 2000 Cool

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 05-12-2012, 07:20 AM
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  • ben74
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I'm still partial to the Victorian, would another colour sway you?

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M&F Victorian in imitation Coral

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For size comparison

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