This bowl is made out of pewter, and it has a brilliant shine to it. The lid is great for cleanliness and for keeping dirt and debris out of your shave soap. This comes from Col. Conk and that happens to be a company with a very well deserved reputation for making quality items. In other words, you won't be disappointed with what you're getting here.
One of the things that make grooming a lot more enjoyable is having the right tools to do it. A wet shave is something that definitely requires the right implements. Having something like this, along with the right kind of razor, brush and stand works to give you better results, as everything is being taken care of the way it should.
This would look good with any modern set of tools. It does have a pretty classic designed to it, however, it would also work with a set that looks a bit more traditional.