Page 1 of 8 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 73
Like Tree260Likes

Thread: Scuttle and Bowl Preferences??

  1. #1
    JP5
    JP5 is offline
    Senior Member blabbermouth JP5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Duluth, GA - Atlanta OTP North
    Posts
    2,171
    Thanked: 272
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Scuttle and Bowl Preferences??

    Thinking of buying my first real scuttle or shaving bowl. Wondered if anyone could give any thoughts or suggestions on what I'm looking at or better alternatives.

    Came across this scuttle the other day. My badger brush keeps shedding so I believe I'm going to try a synthetic Atomic Rocket from here as it was recommended by another member.

    Name:  lather-mugs-bowls-scratch-dent-sale-crown-king-victorian-western-style-12-oz-scuttle-durable-por.jpg
Views: 214
Size:  18.9 KB

    https://phoenixartisanaccoutrements....ishwasher-safe

    Factory seconds, firsts are sold out. Says there are no cracks or chips though.

    I've also came across some nice looking shaving bowls on Etsy. There are some handmade bowls that aren't too expensive.

    Name:  il_570xN.1339273118_o3wu.jpg
Views: 206
Size:  30.7 KB
    earcutter, MikeB52 and MikeT like this.
    - Joshua

  2. #2
    Senior Member blabbermouth outback's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Akron, Ohio
    Posts
    8,756
    Thanked: 3602

    Default

    Do a search on the web for Derby silver Co.

    Name:  Effect_20161225_103120.jpg
Views: 205
Size:  58.2 KB
    karlej, earcutter, JP5 and 3 others like this.
    Mike

  3. #3
    Giveaway Guy Dieseld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Reading MI
    Posts
    4,783
    Thanked: 1586

    Default

    I truly love my SWK scuttle, top notch all the way.
    I'll try to find a link to their site later. Unless someone can drop it in here for me
    Maryland998, JP5 and MikeT like this.
    Look sharp and smell nice for the ladies.~~~Benz
    Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring ― Marilyn Monroe

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Dieseld For This Useful Post:

    JP5 (08-02-2018)

  5. #4
    LIGHTS ~ CAMERA ~ SOTD petercp4e's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Oakham, Ma.
    Posts
    2,505
    Thanked: 966

    Default

    Funny that this gets posted now.

    About a week or so ago I watched a video about the "Best Lather Bowl Ever" on YouTube.

    Here is a link https://youtu.be/l4OGU8ba0uM

    Needless to say, it really peaked my curiosity.
    It talked about using the Japanese Suribachi bowl, which is actually used as mortar to pulverize food. The inside of the bowl is full of grooves.

    Well, the new Suribachi bowl made an appearance at my door today.

    Here are a couple of crappy cell phone pics :
    Name:  20180801_152852.jpg
Views: 201
Size:  14.9 KB
    Name:  20180801_151656.jpg
Views: 200
Size:  17.4 KB

    I'm looking forward to using this for tomorrow mornings shave.

    Pete <:-}
    "Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss Slowly,
    Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret ANYTHING
    That makes you smile." - Mark Twain

  6. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to petercp4e For This Useful Post:

    Dieseld (08-03-2018), earcutter (08-03-2018), JP5 (08-02-2018), sharptonn (08-06-2018)

  7. #5
    JP5
    JP5 is offline
    Senior Member blabbermouth JP5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Duluth, GA - Atlanta OTP North
    Posts
    2,171
    Thanked: 272
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    That is really nice! That seems like it would do a great job.

    I've actually seen some metal bowls with a hammered/dimpled finish and a ceramic bowl with pebble like bumps on the bottom. Seems like those would work well for lathering.

    I use a rice bowl when I'm not using my Old Spice mug. I don't care for the mug at all really. While I like that the brush handle doesn't clack against the edge of the rice bowl, it is too shallow and the lather wants to go over the edge. Being small with no handle isn't that great either.
    petercp4e, MikeT and Dieseld like this.
    - Joshua

  8. #6
    Gatling-Gun Jerry Gasman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Colorado springs
    Posts
    6,366
    Thanked: 1407

    Default

    As Dave said, i love my SWK Scuttle. Its my only scuttle but i didnt want to go thru 3 or 4 of them to find the best. I also have a Captains Choice Bowl. Nice ridges in the bottom and the lip curves in just a touch. This helps to keep the lather in the bowl and not roll over the sides. In a bowl, this detail makes a big difference to me.
    The ridges in Petes bowl look very tiny but i bet it would work out nice. Ive read about this type of bowl before and it get great reviews when it comes to making lather.

    I dont know about the bowl you posted but i fell the good points in a scuttle are ridges inside and a large capacity to hold water. The more water in holds inside, the longer it will stay warm. Plus you dont want something so big you need to make a place to keep it. Some of them are big!
    petercp4e, JP5, MikeT and 1 others like this.
    It's just Sharpening, right?
    Jerry...

  9. #7
    Senior Member blabbermouth
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    14,631
    Thanked: 2741

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dieseld View Post
    I truly love my SWK scuttle, top notch all the way.
    I'll try to find a link to their site later. Unless someone can drop it in here for me
    Is it this one?

    Schwarzweisskeramik

    Bob
    JP5, outback, MikeT and 1 others like this.
    Life is a terminal illness in the end

  10. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to BobH For This Useful Post:

    Dieseld (08-03-2018), JP5 (08-02-2018)

  11. #8
    LIGHTS ~ CAMERA ~ SOTD petercp4e's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Oakham, Ma.
    Posts
    2,505
    Thanked: 966

    Default

    Used the Suribachi bowl for the first time this morning.

    It is very solid and heavier than I thought it would be.
    At 6" it is a little big, but easily handled.
    The ridges are more aggressive than they look
    I love the way the sides taper in and down. This virtually eliminates banging the brush while whipping up the lather.

    I used Castle Forbes soap and got boatloads of lather, way more than usual.

    I have to say that this bowl works better than anything that I have ever used.

    Pete <:-}
    "Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss Slowly,
    Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret ANYTHING
    That makes you smile." - Mark Twain

  12. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to petercp4e For This Useful Post:

    Dieseld (08-03-2018), earcutter (08-03-2018), Gasman (08-03-2018), Lemy (08-19-2018), sharptonn (08-06-2018)

  13. #9
    Senior Member blabbermouth outback's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Akron, Ohio
    Posts
    8,756
    Thanked: 3602

    Default

    I'm just curious if its too aggressive, and shorten your brush life. But it does look cool, Pete.!
    petercp4e, JP5, MikeT and 2 others like this.
    Mike

  14. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to outback For This Useful Post:

    Dieseld (08-03-2018), Gasman (08-03-2018), petercp4e (08-03-2018)

  15. #10
    LIGHTS ~ CAMERA ~ SOTD petercp4e's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Oakham, Ma.
    Posts
    2,505
    Thanked: 966

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by outback View Post
    I'm just curious if its too aggressive, and shorten your brush life. But it does look cool, Pete.!
    It's pretty aggressive but doesn't feel like it will hurt a brush. I guess it all depends how hard you mash the brush into the bowl when you are making lather, what type of knot you are using and how old it is.

    Pete <:-}
    "Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss Slowly,
    Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret ANYTHING
    That makes you smile." - Mark Twain

Page 1 of 8 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •