There’s something reassuringly old-fashioned in a very gentlemanlike way about the act of traditional shaving. It’s almost ritualistic in its required stages; the attention to detail and the careful selection of all the correct equipment to properly carry out the job to achieve that super smooth and close, clean look. While the traditional shave has always been offered in Barber shops and is something of a treat and a rite of passage, more and more men are opting to lather up at home, take out a warm, sharp blade and give themselves that professional style finish. To do so, you, of course, need to invest in the right accessories which come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. What you will need depends to a large extent on your personal preference and lifestyle and whether you need a portable or just home-based equipment. Also according to your own home décor and the style of your bathroom for example too. So let’s take a look at our recommendations of the best Shaving Bowls for a Traditional Shave that will have you all in a lather! Before you ask, no, you can’t just use a coffee mug! You’re a dashing and debonair gent, and you need to have the right tools for the job!
The Best Shaving Bowls
First up in our Best Shaving Bowls review today we have a sleek and attractive style round cup in a durable stainless steel finish that is lightweight and portable enough to be used both at home and on your travels too. The insulated stainless steel design will help to keep your shaving suds or foam warm while you get on with the precise act of performing your clean look shave. The bottom of this AKStore shaving bowl conveniently features an antiskid design which prevents it from slipping and sliding when in use. Measuring 2.3” x 3.3”, it’s large enough to accommodate a shaving brush and that smooth polished finished looks and feels comfortable. It’s designed in the classic cup style in a perfect arc and will bring a touch of elegance and sartorial style to shaving time. You can combine it with one of the safety razors from our list.
- Weight2.4 ounces
Next up we’re looking at luxury style shaving bowl from the popular men’s grooming brand from Australia, Vikings Blade. It’s constructed from heavy duty stainless steel so has been seriously built to last, but it’s unlike many of the other stainless steel bowls you will find on our Best Of view because it has a rough and tactile texture as opposed to the highly polished smooth finish so often characterized by stainless steel products. This gives it an overall very manly and rugged design aesthetic which we know will appeal to a lot of you. The microscopic finish also supports and allows for a creamier textured lather to be whipped up, resulting in that super smooth and close traditional style shave. Vikings Blade Luxury Bowl also has the additional benefit of being able to retain heat so your shaving cream should stay lathered up for longer.
- BrandVikings Blade
- Weight7 ounces
We absolutely love the look of this next shaving bowl from Charmman, the German manufacturer, which is made entirely of natural granite stone. It truly is an exceptional piece of quality craftsmanship and would look just beautiful in any modern bathroom. With its fine textured surface finish and small imperfect ridges and grooves, it creates the perfect environment in which to really lather up your shaving soap or cream. Granite is an excellent natural product that also retains heat which will ensure that your shaving experience is all the more enjoyable. The bowl itself is just the right size to fit a standard sized shaving brush, and it really is a piece of art. We recommend that Charmman Natural Granite Stone Shaving Bowl for anyone looking to purchase a unique old-school style, nostalgic grooming gift for that special man in their lives. If you are that man or you know one who loves the results of a traditional style wet shave, then this is the perfect bowl for you.
- Weight2.01 pounds
We love this design from Q Shave which is what they call a shaving scuttle. It’s like a bowl within a bowl and is a unique design concept that allows you to fill the bottom chamber with hot water so that you can then easily create you lather in the top vessel section. It looks a little bit like a teapot! Since the Q Shave is made from ceramic, it has excellent heat retention so that bottom bowl will keep your lather warm so that it is the perfect consistency to deliver that close clean shave. The extra deep bowl will generate enough lather for a complete 3-pass shave. Manufactured from handmade pottery, it’s exquisitely crafted and a real statement piece. The wide mouth makes it easy to whip up your cream to create a lather while the handle provides a secure and steady grip. Finished off with a smooth glaze which is both waterproof and food safe, the Q Save shaving scuttle can also conveniently be used in both the microwave and the dishwasher. For a truly unique men’s grooming gift, we highly recommend this product. Each piece has been handmade at the potters’ wheel in their workshop then lovingly and securely packaged to prevent any breakage during shipping. It’s the perfect scuttle to deliver the traditional shave of your life.
- Weight14.2 ounces
We’re back with another stainless steel shaving bowl next from Charmman, a Germany manufacturer known for their high-quality craftsmanship and attention to old-school detailing. That’s particularly true when it comes to constructing beautiful as well as practical men’s grooming accessories like this Stainless Steel Shaving Bowl up next. Designed from three layers, the inner and outer are made of stainless steel while the middle provides a vacuum insulation. The beauty of this type of construction is that it keeps your shaving soap and shaving cream at the optimum temperature to ensure you still enjoy a smooth shave. Made from high quality 304 stainless steel it won’t chip, rust, crack or break plus it features an excellent dense and solid base that won’t tip over. Talking of the bowl’s bottom, it’s protected with an anti-skid coating, so all you need to focus on is enjoying that traditional wet shave.
- Weight5.3 ounces
From reputable brand Schone, our next shaving bowl is made from attractive stainless steel and should perfectly fit almost all having soaps and pucks. Measuring in at 3,5” x 4” x 2” it’s ideal for anyone looking to go back to the traditional wet style shaving technique favored by their Grand-Fathers! This robust and sleek looking bowl also comes with a lid too which is perfect if you want to re-use your soap and don’t want it to dry out in between shaves. Because the bowl is stainless steel and not chrome plated, there’s no need for you to worry about if becoming discolored over time or the finish tarnishing and looking unattractive. Schone Stainless Steel Shaving Bowl will stay looking every bit as handsome and elegant as you! It’s durable as well as being easy to clean up too, and we think it makes a perfect gift idea for Christmas, Birthdays or even Father’s Day for any man in your life who loves their grooming routines.
- Weight2.08 ounces
We’re looking at something a little bit different next from Henry Cavendish in the shape of their Gentleman’s Ceramic Shaving Bowl. With a convenient knob style handle on the side, it provides a firm and stable grip. In elegant black porcelain with the Henry Cavendish logo emblazoned on the side, it’s large enough to fit 2 03 3 pucks and being made of durable ceramic, can also be used in the microwave to melt those pucks ready for lathering up into a rich cloudy foam. The mug style, as opposed to a bowl, looks great and would make a fantastic gift idea for that discerning man in your life! It’s the ideal accompaniment for wet shavers to really enhance and improve their daily grooming routine and to elevate it into the special occasion it deserves. Elegant, sartorial and perfectly easy to handle, it’s also non-scratch too and should last you a lifetime as long as you don’t accidentally break it! So take your favorite razor and start enjoying shaving time.
- BrandHenry Cavendish
- Weight12 ounces
We’ve already reviewed a couple of great options in the stainless steel shaving bowl category and up next we have another great contender in the title for Best Shaving Bowl. From the brand Perfecto, it’s sleek, elegant and refined but perhaps, more importantly, it’s also lightweight to carry and durable too. This bowl truly is unbreakable, especially when you compare to ceramic options, and yet it does allow for a decent lather to be created. One of the biggest negatives surrounding stainless steel is that they don’t have the same heat retention as ceramic and marble but the budget-friendly cost price and durability are undeniable which makes this Perfecto Stainless Steel Shaving Bowl a great option, especially if you are looking for something that lasts a lifetime. It makes a thoughtful gift idea for the man in your life who has everything but might be looking to move back to a classic style shave. Plus, it won’t break your budget either!
- Weight4.5 ounces
For the seriously stylish shavers among you, you will just love this ebony black Porcelain Shaving Soap Bowl from men’s grooming brand, Edwin Jagger. Few brands come close regarding their dedication to maintaining the traditional techniques of shaving. This is quite an unconventional design and is shaped like a cup with a handle on the side rather than being a deep cylindrical bowl. The top is wider, and it narrows down the middle, becoming wider again towards the bottom. The knob-style handle means that it’s conveniently portable and easy to carry with you from one location to another and offers a firm grip. This would not look out of place left on your bathroom shelf. Measuring 4” wide at the top and 3” at the bottom, it will easily accommodate any standard sized soak puck. With that ceramic, porcelain construction, it has thicker and heavier walls that retain heat for longer and assuming that you don’t accidentally drop it, then it should last for years without getting scratched. The ideal accessory to accompany a traditional wet shave allowing you to really whip up a luxurious shaving lather. This also makes a perfect Christmas gift for that special someone.
- BrandEdwin Jagger
- Weight8 ounces
To complete our Best Shaving Bowls for a Traditional Shave, round up today we have a truly stunning piece of craftsmanship from Anself which is textured from a fine piece of high-quality wood. This really would look exquisite in a discerning gentleman’s bathroom and makes the perfect traditional shave accessory. The beautiful shaped and textured bowl is the ideal partner for creating the lather you need to deliver that close, clean shave. With fabulous workmanship, it also happens to be environmentally friendly and is resistant to corrosion meaning it will last for long. It’s also easy to clean when you’ve finished up with your wet shave too, plus its convenient and lightweight. The overall size of the bowl itself can comfortably accommodate any cream or puck of your choice along with a brush, even though it is on the small side compared with some of the other shaving bowl designs we’ve reviewed. The adding beauty to this unique design with its deep rounded bottom means that mess and spillages are minimized. Anself Wooden Shaving Soap Bowl is durable enough to sustain long-term use yet lightweight enough to handle with one hand. A high quality wooden shaving bowl for the impeccable man!
- Weight3.2 ounces