03-14-2018, 01:45 PM
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Hi,
   I'm seeking some ideas and suggestions for a shaving mug (or bowl) I can look for that won't break like my last clay pottery shaving bowl did when it got slippery wet when shaving with it and dropped it on the hard bathroom counter top down below.
Thank you

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 03-14-2018, 02:01 PM
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Consider face lathering, and you won't have this issue.  If you are set on bowl lathering, there are some nice stainless steel bowls available.

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 03-14-2018, 02:02 PM
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I believe Fine Accoutrements makes an unbreakable mug.

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 03-14-2018, 02:04 PM
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(03-14-2018, 02:01 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Consider face lathering, and you won't have this issue.  If you are set on bowl lathering, there are some nice stainless steel bowls available.

I face lather exclusively and have a heavy ceramic mug that is used just for cleaning the brush after the shave.

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 03-14-2018, 02:18 PM
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... It's just that, at this point, I'm already used to bowl lathering, mostly because I can see the lather better because it's closer to my eyes than I can get to the mirror to do a 'face lather' job.

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 03-14-2018, 02:22 PM
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Aesop makes a stainless bowl that I like to use to proto-lather due to sensitive skin. Gentle on the brush, easy to clean, resistant and has substantial feel on the hand. Ikea sells small stainless bowls that fit on my hand pretty well. I like those more for soaps I load on the puck to a proto-lather.

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 03-14-2018, 02:44 PM
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I face lather but still use mugs for soaking my badger brushes. The ceramic ones have handles for a solid grip. The SS one is the least popular to me because of rapid heat loss.
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 03-14-2018, 02:47 PM
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Yes, as zipper just indicated, the downside of stainless steel is that it doesn't hold heat.

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 03-14-2018, 03:05 PM
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I recall seeing Marvy unbreakable mugs somewhere... Hard rubber, I believe.

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 03-14-2018, 03:52 PM
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Proraso makes a very nice hard plastic shaving mug with a bulldog handle. Razorock sells them for $15.00 and Gifts & Care sells it for even less. Take a look, I ordered two of them myself, they look good,durable, and the price is reasonable. Good luck!


Happy Shaving!
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 03-14-2018, 04:32 PM
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Marvy Mugs are great. They make 2 of unbreakable plastic and 1 made of a hard rubber. Here is a picture of mine made of plastic. You can buy these on Amazon.

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 03-14-2018, 04:47 PM
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Maybe one of those copper mugs that are fashionable now due to the resurgence of the “Moscow Mule” beverage....

Very nice....

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 03-14-2018, 05:05 PM
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The new Timeless bowls are nice

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 03-14-2018, 05:32 PM
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(03-14-2018, 05:05 PM)22bulldog Wrote: The new Timeless bowls are nice

Signs011  Forgot about that! I was focusing on mugs. Great bowl and just 12 bucks!


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 03-14-2018, 07:57 PM
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(03-14-2018, 01:45 PM)punchy Wrote: Hi,
   I'm seeking some ideas and suggestions for a shaving mug (or bowl) I can look for that won't break like my last clay pottery shaving bowl did when it got slippery wet when shaving with it and dropped it on the hard bathroom counter top down below.

As shave/brush notes above, Marvy makes some dark green hard rubber shaving mugs; they are widely available from the Usual Sources.  If you were to drop a hard rubber Marvy to your floor, it would bounce.  The diameter of the hard rubber Marvy mug is a bit constricted for use with large diameter shaving brushes, however.

Also, see this post:  http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=28975&pid=771927#pid771927

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 03-15-2018, 01:27 AM
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Marvy.  Theyre made of hard rubber and are unbreakable.

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 03-15-2018, 01:40 AM
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Not a mug, but I used a copper bowl for a long time until my Better Half bought me a ceramic scuttle. Still take it out now and then, particularly on hot days.

I did a review on it back in the day, and it sparked a bit of discussion.. see it all here: http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=4747

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 03-15-2018, 05:36 AM
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Plastic scuttle from phoenix shaving with a silicone stopper.

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 03-15-2018, 06:25 AM
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I use a Marvy green rubber mug and a Dirty Bird brush scuttle insert. It fits nice. 

No clanking around and the rubber mug stays in place without worry. It also holds heat a lot better than the ceramic outer piece does. 

I leave the Marvy mug out and when I finish my shave I put the brush scuttle insert in a safe place until the next time.

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 03-15-2018, 03:56 PM
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I've heard good things about the Timeless plastic bowl.  Haven't tried it, but I love their razors.

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