03-15-2015, 12:56 AM
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What is for you the best & usefull tins for a shaving soap ?

Large & flat like HTGM, cambered like Le Père Lucien, small & dark gray like Cold River or WSP, plastic like RR/TOBS, wood bowl like some limited editions, stick for FL,  etc. ?

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 03-15-2015, 01:19 AM
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Ceramic or wooden bowl.
Mama Bear's wooden bowls are nice, and MWF's is great.

But a plastic jar does the trick equally well.


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 03-15-2015, 02:50 AM
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The best are stackable ones

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 03-15-2015, 03:46 AM
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I like MdC's heavy glass containers and Baume.be's heavy ceramic jar.  They just ooze quality.

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 03-15-2015, 04:51 AM
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For the overall shave experience, I love ceramic bowls (MWF). 

For plastic jars, I've found that the B&M/MLS jars are just about perfect (4"x1.5") for loading and storage.

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 03-15-2015, 05:23 AM
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Up until about 8 months -- e.g. back when most of the soaps I used were ones that were available in the form of refill pucks -- I found MWF ceramic bowls to be VERY useful. Wide enough and deep enough to accept most any puck. And classy/old school looking as well.

Now that I've become dedicated solely to MdC and B&M soaps - both of which come in their own containers - I no longer have a need for the MWF bowl.

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 03-15-2015, 06:48 AM
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I recently bought a refill puck of MWF but didn't have the bowl.

After a tip from a fellow wet shaver, I found some small round plastic tupperware from one of our local retailers on special and the MWF fits perfectly.

Bought a couple extra.

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 03-15-2015, 07:21 AM
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I prefer the crsw style and htgam (large) style easiest loading time 

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 03-15-2015, 07:21 AM
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(03-15-2015, 05:23 AM)Malacoda Wrote: Up until about 8 months -- e.g. back when most of the soaps I used were ones that were available in the form of refill pucks -- I found MWF ceramic bowls to be VERY useful. Wide enough and deep enough to accept most any puck. And classy/old school looking as well.



Now that I've become dedicated solely to MdC and B&M soaps - both of which come in their own containers - I no longer have a need for the MWF bowl.

B and M also comes in refills

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 03-15-2015, 07:23 AM
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(03-15-2015, 03:46 AM)Steelman Wrote: I like MdC's heavy glass containers and Baume.be's heavy ceramic jar.  They just ooze quality.

Except for the extremely thin cheap aluminum lid on MdC. I can't believe it is thinner than the thin aluminum lid on Pre de Provence.

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 03-15-2015, 07:53 AM
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(03-15-2015, 04:51 AM)vadim Wrote: For plastic jars, I've found that the B&M/MLS jars are just about perfect (4"x1.5") for loading and storage.

This. 

I've been using 3" plastic containers forever.  I ordered a puck of Seville recently and the 4" wide jar is a revelation! 

I have several 4" wide metal containers waiting for my next pucks. 

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 03-15-2015, 08:37 AM
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(03-15-2015, 07:21 AM)fram773 Wrote: B and M also comes in refills


Not anymore. Will announced recently that he discontinued the pucks. 

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 03-15-2015, 08:42 AM
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(03-15-2015, 08:37 AM)Giorgio Wrote:
(03-15-2015, 07:21 AM)fram773 Wrote: B and M also comes in refills


Not anymore. Will announced recently that he discontinued the pucks. 

Shame that we now have to pay 40-50% more for a cheap plastic container that we don't want.

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 03-15-2015, 08:45 AM
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I just use the ugly "XS" size ziplok type food storage bowls from the supermarket. They're inexpensive and stack, but did I mention that they're butt ugly? I close the doors on my shave cabinet and that problem is taken care of.

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 03-15-2015, 08:59 AM
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I love the Cold River Soap Select tins are the best because of there size. It's a good size to build a lather, it has a little space at the top for suds to grow and it is the best presented bowl out there. 

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 03-15-2015, 09:05 AM
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(03-15-2015, 08:42 AM)fram773 Wrote: Shame that we now have to pay 40-50% more for a cheap plastic container that we don't want.

It impacts some more than others. Will had to do what's best for his business...an understandable decision given his growth, and of course there will be some that will frown on it. I believe Will spoke more to it in the B&M soap thread along with the emails he sent to those that sign up for his newsletter.

Personally, I think the B&M container is top notch and one of my favorites from those that come out of artisan shops  Biggrin

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 03-15-2015, 09:19 AM
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After a lot of hunting, I found that I like screw top lids and a width of at least 3.5''. But I never did find the perfect one, so I switched to seeking out a unique container for each soap. Anything that adds a little bit of extra uniqueness enhances the experience.

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 03-15-2015, 10:30 AM
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I also like the large diameter, low height of the Wickham containers. Makes it very easy to lather. 

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 03-15-2015, 01:52 PM
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In terms of appearance the Boellis Panama looks beautiful and the Penhaligon cream jar is very elegant.

Practical terms: 
Le Pere Lucien - the container seem to change over time
ToBS screw top cream tub
C&E Old version cream screw top jar
AoS screw top cream tub

Larger diameter is better = easier to load the brush

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 03-15-2015, 06:28 PM
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(03-15-2015, 08:42 AM)fram773 Wrote:
(03-15-2015, 08:37 AM)Giorgio Wrote:
(03-15-2015, 07:21 AM)fram773 Wrote: B and M also comes in refills


Not anymore. Will announced recently that he discontinued the pucks. 

Shame that we now have to pay 40-50% more for a cheap plastic container that we don't want.

They're actually not cheap at all. Because I went out of my way to find a plastics manufacturer in the United States (as I believe in keeping the sources for my materials within the country as much as possible), they cost considerably more than plastic sourced internationally. I can't buy them in lots of 100,000 or more, so I must pay a certain premium for the small quantities. I hope that you would agree that supporting American industry is worth the expenditure. I certainly feel that it is. Smile

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