All of our bowls are specifically designed for shaving. The inspiration of our bowl design comes from the vintage spittoon shape. With a rounded bottom, and flared top and lather rings inside. This shape allows for a comfortable lathering experience that builds a lather faster and cleaner than your typical lather bowl or mug. Every bowl is signed, dated and numbered for the number of bowl made in that specific year by William H. Waters himself. We hope that our lather bowls will make it into your family memories as heirlooms for generations.