05-30-2013, 07:37 AM
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I noticed today, on Georgetown Pottery's website, that the G5 has been discontinued, but it seems the G20 is still being made. They state a replacement for the G5 will be coming soon. Personally, I think the G5 was the best scuttle ever made...beautiful glazes, porcelain, and great design. I have a G5 on order from three weeks ago and they said they would still fullfill backorders...thankfully.

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 05-30-2013, 07:57 AM
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  • Grumpy
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Maybe the replacement will be even better than the G5.

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 05-30-2013, 08:00 AM
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  • slantman
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Would be very interesting to see a G5 replacement.

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 05-30-2013, 08:17 AM
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(05-30-2013, 07:57 AM)Grumpy Wrote: Maybe the replacement will be even better than the G5.

I called them and they said it will hold more water, easier to make, and about the same size.

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 05-30-2013, 08:45 AM
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(05-30-2013, 08:17 AM)Gone Gray Wrote: I called them and they said it will hold more water, easier to make, and about the same size.

My only complaint about my G4 and G5 has been about the small sizes of their water reservoirs.

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 05-30-2013, 11:19 AM
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  • Hanzo
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The best scuttles are made by Anskar of Schwarzweisskeramik.

Georgetown scuttles are pretty pieces of pottery but the function isn't 100% there.

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 05-30-2013, 07:03 PM
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Although I rarely use scuttles now, I do own a G5 and find it a beautiful piece of functional art. I'm looking forward to the next version...

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 05-30-2013, 07:05 PM
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The G5 was too small to bowl lather in, too big for a proper brush scuttle, the cork popped out and got in the way and it didn't hold enough water.

It was a very nice looking piece, but more of a "Swiss army" scuttle if you ask me.

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 05-30-2013, 11:21 PM
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(05-30-2013, 11:19 AM)Hanzo Wrote: The best scuttles are made by Anskar of Schwarzweisskeramik.

Georgetown scuttles are pretty pieces of pottery but the function isn't 100% there.

I'll agree with this statement.

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 05-31-2013, 05:33 AM
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But far easier to say than "Schwarzweisskeramik"... Tongue

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 05-31-2013, 09:07 AM
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(05-31-2013, 05:33 AM)ben74 Wrote: But far easier to say than "Schwarzweisskeramik"... Tongue

and not as fun as saying "DirtyBird" Wink

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 05-31-2013, 04:23 PM
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(05-30-2013, 07:05 PM)Bruce Wrote: The G5 was too small to bowl lather in, too big for a proper brush scuttle, the cork popped out and got in the way and it didn't hold enough water.

It was a very nice looking piece, but more of a "Swiss army" scuttle if you ask me.

I couldn't say this better; while beautiful, it just would not work for me.

BTW, I have a G20 that does not work for me. I wonder if there is a market for a used G20?

Ed

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 06-19-2013, 10:43 AM
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(05-30-2013, 07:37 AM)Gone Gray Wrote: I noticed today, on Georgetown Pottery's website, that the G5 has been discontinued, but it seems the G20 is still being made. They state a replacement for the G5 will be coming soon. Personally, I think the G5 was the best scuttle ever made...beautiful glazes, porcelain, and great design. I have a G5 on order from three weeks ago and they said they would still fullfill backorders...thankfully.

I ordered my G5 five weeks ago and was just notified by Lori that it will go out next Monday (6 weeks from order date!). All along GP was responsive to my concerns and very polite. Lori said that there were some delays caused by G5 production issues. The final G5's are going in the kiln this week. It'll be interesting to see what the replacement model will look like.

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 06-19-2013, 10:50 AM
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I have both a G5 and a G20 and like them both. I too will be interested to see what the new model looks like, although I really shouldn't be looking....

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 06-19-2013, 11:16 AM
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(06-19-2013, 10:50 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I have both a G5 and a G20 and like them both. I too will be interested to see what the new model looks like, although I really shouldn't be looking....

Well I'm certaily looking forward to getting my G5. I think that as with many things, different techniques need to be used with differently designed items. Some soaps lather quicker than others, some create a thicker lather, some blades are sharper, some razors are more agressive, etc. Applying the same method of use to all of them and expecting the response to be the same is a set up for disappointment. The G5 scuttle wall thickness may be different than the DB scuttles, so hotter H2O may be needed or left in the reservoir longer. The reservoir size is going to affect how long the lather will be kept warm, again, hotter H2O may be needed. There may be other things to consider but expecting one scuttle to perform the same as another without modifying methodology is, for instance, like complaining that driving an Audi S5 isn't as much fun as driving a BMW M5. Wanna bet? LOL

(05-30-2013, 08:17 AM)Gone Gray Wrote:
(05-30-2013, 07:57 AM)Grumpy Wrote: Maybe the replacement will be even better than the G5.

I called them and they said it will hold more water, easier to make, and about the same size.

Not trying to be cynical but "easier to make" usually means something like "making it cheaper".

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 06-19-2013, 01:50 PM
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I have a G20. Not sure I understand the comments on limited functionality. Holds lots of hot water, large and heavy enough that I do not have to hold it. and made superbly. I fill the base with warm water and soak my brush prior to my shower. I then fill the inner base with hot/hot water, use the pewter plug and dump out the water from the exposed basin. The only think it does not have is a side reservoir to dip the brush in if you need more water. Not a big deal for me.

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 06-19-2013, 02:44 PM
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I have a G5 which I got around beginning of this year. I had the pleasure of test driving a traveling scuttle from B&B forum before I got the G5. The travel scuttle was much less refined, but it kept the bowl warmer longer. I am not a bowl latherer, so I only use the scuttle to keep the brush warm and start the lather building process. In the winter my house is cold in the morning and not having a scuttle really cools the lather between passes. So I only use the scuttle as a brush scuttle. This is why I chose the G5 instead of G20. I must say, I like the G5 right now, but right after getting it I thought it didn't work as well as the travel scuttle (unknown origin, but good simple design). At this point I use the G5 every shave as I have gotten used to it, but I would not mind if the heat retaining efficiency was improved in the next version. G5's bowl is wide and shallow (relatively), perfect for a bowl lather, but a deeper and smaller diameter bowl of the traveling scuttle retained heat better. For me it was a better design because I do not build my lather in the scuttle's bowl, but I can see where the G5's compromise came from. It's got a beautifully shaped and sized bowl for bowl lather and to make that size bowl warm you simply need more hot water underneath, which is addressed by G20. I am not getting rid of my G5 just yet, though as I am content with the way it works. It prevents the lather from getting really cold in the winter and keeps it nice and warm during the summer. A fine scuttle and a beautiful piece of pottery.

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 01-30-2014, 08:43 PM
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I love the g5s. Much more than my g20


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 01-31-2014, 04:57 AM
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All,

GTP has G5 and G20 seconds for sale. As I said before, GTP's seconds are better than some vendor's firsts.

The G5 is $30.00 w/$11.00 shipping
The G20 is $35.00 w/$11.00 shipping

They also have G12 seconds; I did not inquire on the price but I assume they are in a similar price range.

I have talked with Debbie at GTP several times in the past couple of weeks and she said they have a good selection of the seconds. Also, they will work with you to select the color.

Although the G5 is not my favorite (I previously had one) I ordered a G5 second to complete my collection of a G1, G2, G3, and G4. I'll post a picture of the G5 second when it arrives.

Take care,
Ed

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