Wet Shave Shaving Kit
I have looked far and wide for a shaving bowl that meets my ultra picky taste. It has to be super pleasing to the eye, it has to function as advertised and it has to be something that can be upcycled if you decide you wish to look like a backcountry mountain man for the winter, like my husband.
I found this absolutely gorgeous, hand thrown, ceramic Suribachi shaving bowl from a ceramicist down in North Carolina. His work is beautiful AND functional and, like me, he's a small business owner so it was a win-win!
Suribachi is a Japanese grinding bowl, similar to a mortar and pestle but without the smooth inside surface. The textured grooves help to build up a pile of creamy, stable lather in a very short period of time.
We've paired this set with an Italian boar bristle shaving brush, made in Italy (a nod to my Sicilian grandfather).
And lastly, a puck of handcrafted, creamy shaving soap. It lathers beautifully and really does make for a great shave, whether it be face, head or other unmentionable bits.