08-16-2012, 04:34 AM
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One thing I can hardly do without when I wetshave is a good bowl to build the lather in... some people face lather (which I do as well when using the Arko stick), some swear at scuttles - I prefer a decent bowl that fits my hand.

I started out with a simple plastic snack bowl "borrowed" from the kitchen cabinet, then switched to a larger cereal bowl from Ikea (which I still use at times) before one of the old-timers here at my favorite shaving forum showed off something he had dubbed "the fairy tale bowl".

It is funny how fast ones Acquisition Disorders can go from dormant to "shut up and take my money" mode...

Short story even shorter; once I learned that the bowl had come from bestshave.net and was pretty damn cheap, I placed an order for it as well as a few other odds and ends - funny how you tend to spot something you suddenly need. Shipping was prompt - as usual - and as soon as I unpacked the bowl I knew I was going to like it:

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The bowl is beaten out of pretty thin copper sheet, which makes it lightweight and easy to hold in my paws - the downside is that my lather gets cold pretty fast. The dimpled inner surface helps in building the lather, much like the spiral grove you often see in the bottom of scuttles. The reasonable small size of the bowl - 11.7 cm (~4.5") wide and 4.9 cm (~2") deep - means it's best suited for smallish brushes; since most of my brushes have a loft around 5.0 cm (~2") it suits me fine. My Omega 48, with it's significantly higher loft, do not like my copper bowl much...

Overall I can recommend the Turkish copper bowl if you like bowl lathering, like short lofted brushes and are in the marked for a shiny, lightweight bowl. Oh... shiny... Biggrin

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 08-16-2012, 04:46 AM
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(08-16-2012, 04:34 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Overall I can recommend the Turkish copper bowl if you like bowl lathering, like short lofted brushes and are in the marked for a shiny, lightweight bowl. Oh... shiny... Biggrin

Damn you, Hans! I want one! Biggrin

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 08-16-2012, 04:48 AM
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I know the feeling Michael - that is just how I felt too when Obie showed his off Biggrin

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 08-16-2012, 06:11 AM
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  • beartrap
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But it's shiny Biggrin

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 08-16-2012, 07:26 AM
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  • slantman
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Just when you think you have enough bowls this comes along. Very nice indeed use it well.

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 08-16-2012, 07:33 AM
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That's great looking, and it sounds like it works pretty well too. I really like the hammered look. Fortunately I have a plethora of scuttles right now, and that particular AD is quiescent.

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 08-16-2012, 09:08 AM
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  • mandoman
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very nice enjoy

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 08-16-2012, 09:14 AM
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Thanks for the review, Hans.

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 08-16-2012, 09:46 AM
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Oooooo yesss, it's shiny and I like it!

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 08-16-2012, 09:49 AM
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That's a fine looking bowl. I just ordered an LE Bill Bowl yesterday, I'll have to bookmark this for later.

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 08-16-2012, 11:15 AM
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(08-16-2012, 04:48 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: I know the feeling Michael - that is just how I felt too when Obie showed his off Biggrin

The joy and agony of coming here? Meeting everybody! Wink

(08-16-2012, 07:33 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: That's great looking, and it sounds like it works pretty well too. I really like the hammered look. Fortunately I have a plethora of scuttles right now, and that particular AD is quiescent.

I gotcha "quiescent" right here! Calculating what else to pick up at shaveabuck right now. Blank

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 08-16-2012, 02:27 PM
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  • matloffm
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Beautiful, enjoy! Biggrin

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 08-16-2012, 02:31 PM
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  • madmedic
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I intend to get one of those.......just waiting for my favourite Olive soap to come back in stock!

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 08-17-2012, 02:40 AM
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  • Obie
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Hans, my friend, an excellent review of the Fairy Tale Bowl. Since I face lather, my bowl is on display, along with a modest collection of other mugs and lather bowls, in my study. I enjoy the view.

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 08-24-2012, 10:20 PM
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Value & practicality.

Just what I need!

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 09-25-2012, 11:58 AM
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  • geezer
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(08-16-2012, 04:34 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: snip
It is funny how fast ones Acquisition Disorders can go from dormant to "shut up and take my money" mode...
Overall I can recommend the Turkish copper bowl if you like bowl lathering, like short lofted brushes and are in the marked for a shiny, lightweight bowl. Oh... shiny... Biggrin
Right! I just ordered one. Thank you for the link. Me too on extras!
~Richard

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 09-25-2012, 12:57 PM
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..........i have that copper bowl too.....

.....it is a great bowl!!!!

.....and i agree with Hans, the lather gets cold fast..
..... this is definitely a warm weather accessory...

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 09-25-2012, 01:04 PM
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  • Dave
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Wow never noticed but the fella who runs bestshave is linking to this thread for impressions. Very nice

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 09-26-2012, 05:14 AM
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  • Johan
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I thought about buying one of these and i might in the future. But intead i choosed the acacia wood one and a plastic bowl for traveling. Good to know that they are as nice as they look.

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 09-26-2012, 09:49 AM
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  • Howler
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I like bowls that I can hold in my paws too. That is a great looking bowl.

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