Wow, the best shaving bowl ever is a dog bowl!

SweeneyTodd

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Just ordered one of these to try as a shave bowl.


Worth a shot at £8.99 ???? We will see.
With the nubs all over the bowl, you should be able to make at least twice the amount of lather than the flat-bottom model with the "stegosaurus" spikes on the base does; perhaps even three times more. Good find.
 

SweeneyTodd

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Is there any chance of getting the bristle damaged by using this bowl with spikes?
I don't think there's much chance of damage per se, but of course anything will wear with time. Mashing some brushes, usually badger, into any bowl, smooth or textured, may bend the fibres so much that they break between tip and handle. That usually happens when lathering is poor and excess effort goes into it, but these bowls (mine, anyway) will produce peaks of lather if you just show them a brush.

Both @Northam Saint 's bowl and the original have spikes with rounded tops and/or edges, and the silicone (I think it's made of this, rather than rubber) is quite soft and smooth anyway.

I've tried mine out with synthetics, boar and horsehair brushes, and none of those types have suffered. I haven't used any of my badger brushes, mainly because I don't use them much now anyway. However, they are probably less likely to suffer wear or damage in these because so little effort to lather is needed.
 

RandySp

Serial OverShaver
I don't think there's much chance of damage per se, but of course anything will wear with time. Mashing some brushes, usually badger, into any bowl, smooth or textured, may bend the fibres so much that they break between tip and handle. That usually happens when lathering is poor and excess effort goes into it, but these bowls (mine, anyway) will produce peaks of lather if you just show them a brush.

Both @Northam Saint 's bowl and the original have spikes with rounded tops and/or edges, and the silicone (I think it's made of this, rather than rubber) is quite soft and smooth anyway.

I've tried mine out with synthetics, boar and horsehair brushes, and none of those types have suffered. I haven't used any of my badger brushes, mainly because I don't use them much now anyway. However, they are probably less likely to suffer wear or damage in these because so little effort to lather is needed.
Thanks. Any problems with soap/creams stuck into the bottom of the spikes and never get out of there?
 

SweeneyTodd

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Thanks. Any problems with soap/creams stuck into the bottom of the spikes and never get out of there?
No. If any does stick, its easy to scrape or brush out. @Northam Saint 's bowl seems to be more closely spiked than the other type, but if you are lathering by pressing soap into the bowl, put it in the base, and quite sparingly. If you're loading the brush from the soap and then bowl-lathering, no problem.
 
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