My favorite bowl is the Captain's Choice Copper Lather Bowl. Since getting it a few years ago, I've purged my shave den of all others. It's that good!!!
Some really great looking suggestions. I believe my first bowl will most likely be the Captain's Choice copper. I know it goes against kind of what I want in a bowl but then remembering I fall out of chairs while sitting still, it is best to wait on ceramic till I get a first bowl. Hopefully in the future I will add a Georgetown Pottery bowl or scuttle and then a Captain's Choice ceramic then I will be able to rotate.
Try a Japanese Suribachi bowl. They are the Japanese equivalent of a mortar and pestle. Bowl has built-in ridges for a great lather. Plus they are dirt cheap.I want to get a shaving bowl. I have been using a plastic tub that holds my samples, my hand or directly on my face. I don't like the face lathering. The hand lathering is not bad and I get a decent lather from it. The tub lathering is the longest time to get a good lather and I feel I use more soap than is needed.
Searching online and these forums I am wanting to find a bowl. I know I want it to have ridges, I also want it to be ceramic (they just look nice). Those who use them, how have you kept them steady while shaving? I am guessing a hand towel would be decent. What else can be done? I essentially would use the top of a toilet tank where i rest the my shaving equipment. Anyone use that sagra or whatever it is called?
If you go the suribachi bowl route, be careful. Some members have reported damaging their brush tips on some suribachi bowls.Try a Japanese Suribachi bowl. They are the Japanese equivalent of a mortar and pestle. Bowl has built-in ridges for a great lather. Plus they are dirt cheap.