03-11-2015, 09:30 AM
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This is my first post on this site, even I've been in to straight razor shaving for many years, but on different shaving forum.  Shy
I've made this video for Russian audience and naturally it is in Russian language, however you can see the effectiveness of this bowl compared to the regular plain bowl.

Quick translation - I've picked up soap for 20 seconds and made lather for about a minute on both of them. You can see the difference in quantity of lather, on Symmetricalpottery bowl I've made twice as much lather than on regular one. Additionally, I've desided not to use silverip brush, and used SOS boar. It is too rough for the badger.  
Excellent results. Well done Symmetricalpottery!






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 03-11-2015, 02:59 PM
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  • Ram57
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+1 and thanks for the video.

I own two Symmetricalpottery bowls and agree on how effective and quickly they whip up a lather.

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 03-11-2015, 03:12 PM
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Is it rough on the inside or smooth finish?
It could be eating up brushes if used longtime, but then how long? Probably no big deal, on the other hand great for breaking in the tips of any boar brush. If so...

Thanks for showing,

Philipp

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 03-11-2015, 03:45 PM
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  • Ram57
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Guess it depends on your definition of rough. Does it have a rough surface such as a Suribachi bowl, no, but the bumps are of different sizes but does have a smooth glaze finish. See one of my bowls below.

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 03-11-2015, 06:53 PM
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  • Johnny
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Where do you get a bowl like this?

Thanks for the video.

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 03-11-2015, 07:44 PM
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(03-11-2015, 06:53 PM)Johnny Wrote: Where do you get a bowl like this?

Thanks for the video.

I have seen these bowls on Etsy.

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 03-11-2015, 10:12 PM
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 03-11-2015, 11:39 PM
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There is one big inconvenience with them. If you don't see the bowl in stock, waiting time will be ...12(OMG) weeks. They really need to work on that part. 
Mine is not glazed inside and it is rough. That's the reason I've picked up SOC bristle instead or silvertip brush. 

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 03-12-2015, 05:13 AM
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  • leonidas
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....great looking shaving bowl..................

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 03-12-2015, 06:40 AM
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  • Ram57
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Sorry to hear your took 3 months to obtain yours.

My Rust Brown Sheetmetal was not in stock and not even on their order page but I came across this particular one on an old thread and inquired about it so they posted on their site so I could order it. My order was placed Nov 20th and delivered to me on Dec 22. Maybe it takes 3 months if you have a complete custom job done.

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 03-12-2015, 07:49 AM
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Well, I bought it on Feb 25 and got it about a week later  Biggrin

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 03-12-2015, 08:55 AM
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  • Johnny
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Trans, where are you located?  That looks like a bottle of beardbrand beard oil in that picture.

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 03-12-2015, 09:11 AM
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(03-12-2015, 08:55 AM)Johnny Wrote: Trans, where are you located?  That looks like a bottle of beardbrand beard oil in that picture.

Moscow, Russia. Yes, great stuff BTW. 

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 03-12-2015, 09:33 AM
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(03-12-2015, 09:11 AM)Tras Krom Wrote:
(03-12-2015, 08:55 AM)Johnny Wrote: Trans, where are you located?  That looks like a bottle of beardbrand beard oil in that picture.

Moscow, Russia. Yes, great stuff BTW. 

Yes it is.  I was using their Tea Tree beard oil when I had my moustache and goatee.

When you have time, please introduce yourself in our Introduction Section.

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 03-14-2015, 10:41 PM
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  • Jovan
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Tras, thanks for posting this.  I happened to order one just before you posted this.  I have never in my 40+ years of wet shaving used a bowl!  So I could not decide on what to try but looks like I may have lucked out.  Now the wait as I ordered in orange.  

But the sheet metal looked really sharp...a nice bowl...maybe next time.

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 03-17-2015, 11:54 AM
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  • Balj86
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Sweet shaving bowl. I used to have DB scuttle with the web design ridges. It lathered anything like a champ. In general I think any shaving bowl with a texture or design aids in the lathering process.

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 03-23-2015, 10:26 AM
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Just got a Symmetricalpottery bowl in the mail today. Can wait to try it.

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 03-27-2015, 02:42 AM
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(03-23-2015, 10:26 AM)GregMacMan Wrote: Just got a Symmetricalpottery bowl in the mail today. Can wait to try it.

So, how was it? Smile 

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 03-31-2015, 03:28 AM
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(03-11-2015, 09:30 AM)Tras Krom Wrote: This is my first post on this site, even I've been in to straight razor shaving for many years, but on different shaving forum.  Shy
I've made this video for Russian audience and naturally it is in Russian language, however you can see the effectiveness of this bowl compared to the regular plain bowl.

Quick translation - I've picked up soap for 20 seconds and made lather for about a minute on both of them. You can see the difference in quantity of lather, on Symmetricalpottery bowl I've made twice as much lather than on regular one. Additionally, I've desided not to use silverip brush, and used SOS boar. It is too rough for the badger.  
Excellent results. Well done Symmetricalpottery!





Bravo! Very good demonstration. Thank you..

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 03-31-2015, 04:56 AM
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  • vferdman
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Great video and great looking bowl. However if it forces you to not use badger brushes (and I assume you like using badger brushes), then what's the point? There is nothing wrong with SOC boar, it's an excellent brush, but if the bowl is going to damage fine expensive badger brushes I can not see how it is useful. In any case, great video and great looking bowl. If it is glazed I think the badgers will be fine.

Добро пожаловать!

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