I was out of state last week and came home to find my order had delivered. The bowl is beautiful! It looks like it will work really well. I am trying to decide if it will be a gift or if I will keep it for myself. I used the Venture soap and aftershave last night and had my best shave in over a week. If I don't overwater my lather with CC soaps I get a an excellent residual slickness that leaves me no irritation despite blade buffing and multiple passes. Thanks again Captain!