12-14-2015, 07:59 AM
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  • DYD
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  • Italy - Varese
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A new lathering bowl, that we have personally designed and realized.
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A two-pieces design, with a detachable handle.
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The inner cup is provided with a "orange peel" lacquering in order to help incorporate the air in the soap lather. The handle's head has been designed to help pushing the air inside of the lather to create a richer and foamy cream.
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The handle has an ergonomic shape and can be easily detached from the cup for a easier storage.
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Handle in ash wood (walnut coloured), cup in alder wood (black coloured).
100% Hand Made in Italy
Inner diameter of the cup: 113 mm
Total height including handle and cup: 123 mm

http://www.saponificiovaresino.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=146&language=en

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 12-14-2015, 08:03 AM
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  • leonidas
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  • Jerez de la Frontera
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....beautiful..............

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 12-14-2015, 08:13 AM
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  • eengler
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  • South Dakota, USA
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Very Nice Design! Unique.

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 12-14-2015, 08:14 AM
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  • Agravic
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Very nice!

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 12-14-2015, 08:15 AM
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I like :-)

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 12-14-2015, 08:33 AM
#6
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Very nice!

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 12-14-2015, 09:12 AM
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  • BobH
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  • Thunder Bay Canada
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Nice looking bowl for sure. I wonder if it might be a bit awkward putting the bowl down between passes?

Bob

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 12-14-2015, 09:28 AM
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(12-14-2015, 09:12 AM)BobH Wrote: Nice looking bowl for sure. I wonder if it might be a bit awkward putting the bowl down between passes?

Bob

I don't think so. A good well whipped cream should hold its shape for the couple of minutes between relathers.

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 12-14-2015, 09:55 AM
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Very cool and unique design.

This could be my last acquisition for 2015, and perhaps my last until 2017... unless my name comes up on Aldo's list again.

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 12-14-2015, 01:05 PM
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  • BobH
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(12-14-2015, 09:28 AM)GloryUprising Wrote:
(12-14-2015, 09:12 AM)BobH Wrote: Nice looking bowl for sure. I wonder if it might be a bit awkward putting the bowl down between passes?

Bob

I don't think so. A good well whipped cream should hold its shape for the couple of minutes between relathers.


True enough.
Bob

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 12-17-2015, 01:35 PM
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This bowl is as cool as can be. It's very light and the handle makes it easy to hold. Best of all it whipped up the sh*# out of some SV Tundra Artica, and it did it quickly. It was the creamiest most beautiful lather I've ever seen. I generally face lather but after seeing this I may alter my game plan, especially with this soap. Plus it looks cool in the bathroom.

No water leaked out, the seal is very tight where the handle is inserted into the bowl- which it does from the top.  The orange peel finish and the center divot-ed dome must be responsible for the creamy-ness of the lather.

It is a little pricey (there's a 10% introductory discount) but it is unique, and I'm a big fan of SV so I'm very happy with the purchase. It's a nice early Xmas gift to myself.

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 12-17-2015, 01:37 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Nice pic.

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 12-17-2015, 01:54 PM
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That really is handsome. I personally would prefer a version without the handle and would probably purchase one if available.

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 12-17-2015, 02:03 PM
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(12-17-2015, 01:54 PM)Dinder1 Wrote: That really is handsome. I personally would prefer a version without the handle and would probably purchase one if available.

For me the handle is an important part of what makes this bowl so nice to use. Maybe they'll make a version without the handle, but I'm not sure if this design would easily allow for that change.

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 12-18-2015, 09:07 AM
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I couldn't help myself and lathered a few different brushes yesterday. Even using an average performing soap the lather was ridiculous. I think there is something special about the combination of the roughness of the bowl and the holes bored into the center knob. It's unique and performs better than expected. The only question for me will be the longevity, and if I will need to replace the grommet between the bowl and handle anytime soon.


Thanks to SV for adding a new dimension to my wet shaving experience.

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 12-18-2015, 09:59 AM
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My concern with  a mostly wood construction would be in the long term condition. 

Wood and water are generally not friends in the long run.

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 12-18-2015, 10:00 AM
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Very nice and I love your soap but will it give everlasting life?

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 12-18-2015, 10:47 AM
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(12-18-2015, 09:59 AM)GloryUprising Wrote: My concern with  a mostly wood construction would be in the long term condition. 

Wood and water are generally not friends in the long run.

Me too. It does seem rather well finished, in fact the finish is actually quite thick as though the artisan took special care to make sure that no wood was left untreated. 

I'm not sure how long I should expect something like this to last, but I think that letting it dry out, or giving it a quick towel drying, and cleaning the grommet that seals the bowl and handle occasionally should allow for a very long life.  The design is really ingenious.

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 12-19-2015, 12:07 PM
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Had some irritation on my neck this morning so decided it was a good opportunity to use the SV Grail. With a Wolf Whiskers finest and some SV Tundra Artica loaded for 15 secs. or so, I quickly had an amazing bowl of creamy  and rich lather- not an air bubble to be found, incredible peaks. etc etc. 

The quality of the lather along with the light weight and easy to hold handle is a boon for those of us with any hand, arm, arthritis, tendonitis issues etc. 

I hope I don't sound to exuberant, but I have never experienced this quality of lather from bowl lathering.

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 12-21-2015, 10:38 AM
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I posted a quick vid of the Grail on the YouTube.

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