03-07-2014, 10:19 AM
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I'm a face latherer...but...I sometimes DO get warm-lather envy and I've spent some time looking around at scuttle options out there.

The one that sort of struck a chord with me was the Moss Scuttle.
You can customize it to add ridges, depth, etc.

Does anyone have one of her Moss scuttles and if so how do you like it?

[Image: Ivory-Moss.jpg]

Video review:




Showing it being used:



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 03-07-2014, 11:26 AM
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I don't have one, but I have always liked the look of her scuttles. I hope you enjoy it. Smile

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 03-07-2014, 11:43 AM
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I have a large Moss scuttle in Slate Anniversary color, like the one shown in the videos. I won it in a contest and have treasured it ever since. It may not keep my lather warm quite as well as the GP scuttles, although it does a very good job, but for sheer grace and beauty it can't be beat.

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 03-07-2014, 12:58 PM
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They are very nice scuttles. As John said, they don't keep the water as warm as others do like the Dirty Bird, but in general it will keep it warm enough for a shave. You can build lather in them but I personally prefer a larger scuttle for that. They are a thing of beauty setting there on the countertop.

You do not even want to think about dropping one, ask Phil. I shattered his all to pieces last week.

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 03-07-2014, 01:26 PM
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(03-07-2014, 11:26 AM)celestino Wrote: I don't have one, but I have always liked the look of her scuttles. I hope you enjoy it. Smile

I haven't ordered one but I REALLY want one.
If I do...probably the small sized one.

I can even see these becoming quite the collector/desired item in the years to come when she is not making any more.

I think BOTH of those videos shows the larger model. I wish there was one with the smaller one - or a photo/video showing the smaller and larger ones next to one another to get a sense of scale...

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 03-07-2014, 01:28 PM
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(03-07-2014, 12:58 PM)Johnny Wrote: They are very nice scuttles. As John said, they don't keep the water as warm as others do like the Dirty Bird, but in general it will keep it warm enough for a shave. You can build lather in them but I personally prefer a larger scuttle for that. They are a thing of beauty setting there on the countertop.

You do not even want to think about dropping one, ask Phil. I shattered his all to pieces last week.

Oh no! Exclamation

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 03-07-2014, 01:33 PM
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Very nice videos showing an outstanding scuttle. Someday I will own one.

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 03-07-2014, 01:35 PM
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(03-07-2014, 12:58 PM)Johnny Wrote: They are very nice scuttles. As John said, they don't keep the water as warm as others do like the Dirty Bird, but in general it will keep it warm enough for a shave.

I wish I could have both of two worlds - the lathering heating ability of the Dirty Bird..and the beauty of the Moss (I don't find the Dirty Birds that attractive in comparison to these beauties) Smile


Some more Moss Scuttle videos:





And, even Mantic has one.... Smile
See at the 2 min, 20 secs mark:
(I do wonder if his is the smaller sized one..)




And finally a video WITH Sara herself, she makes some comments to the shaving items mid-video:



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 03-07-2014, 01:44 PM
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All that clanking he is experiencing is why I do not like to build lather in them. And even though both videos show them being put in the sink, I personally would not do that. You bang it against the faucet or to hard against the side of the sink and you will have a broken scuttle.

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 03-07-2014, 01:49 PM
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(03-07-2014, 01:44 PM)Johnny Wrote: All that clanking he is experiencing is why I do not like to build lather in them. And even though both videos show them being put in the sink, I personally would not do that. You bang it against the faucet or to hard against the side of the sink and you will have a broken scuttle.


That clanking did 'bother' me as well.
Maybe just use it like Mantic does in his video ;-)

I believe this is the smaller version btw:

Probably aimed more at keeping the brush warm than lathering in it.

[Image: MossScuttle-05.jpg]

vs Large size:
[Image: IMG_1408.jpg]

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 03-07-2014, 02:01 PM
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I plan on having another one someday but this time I will get the small one just to rest the brush in.

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 03-07-2014, 02:53 PM
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They're very elegant. I like the slate and waterfall versions. The speckled ivory is nice as well. I looked at these but I think the shipping to US was prohibitive.

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 03-07-2014, 03:35 PM
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(03-07-2014, 02:53 PM)Lando Wrote: They're very elegant. I like the slate and waterfall versions. The speckled ivory is nice as well. I looked at these but I think the shipping to US was prohibitive.

I believe shipping is about 20 USD (to the US)

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 03-09-2014, 05:44 PM
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I wanted to be an owner of the moss scuttle and v shaped bowl, but according to Sara, just to send a scuttle only to Australia, postage would be $75 plus $8 insurance/handling, and that's not not including the bowl. So yes, due to the weight of the pieces, shipping outside Canada definitely can be somewhat cost prohibitive.

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 03-10-2014, 09:52 AM
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I've owned and used a small Moss Scuttle for nearly 7 years. I use it solely for parking my brush between passes. It does a passable job of keeping lather warm, but I wish it did a better job of it. I've had one problem with it which was the handle broke off when I picked it up one morning, but the bowls remained intact. This was disappointing and I've considered replacing it, but have decided not to since it's still useable. Why is it that Dirty Bird scuttles do a better job of keeping lather warm than the Moss scuttle?

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 03-10-2014, 10:17 AM
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Owned one befote I became Minimalist. I did enjoy it very much

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 03-10-2014, 10:19 AM
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(03-10-2014, 09:52 AM)Rufus Wrote: Why is it that Dirty Bird scuttles do a better job of keeping lather warm than the Moss scuttle?

The Dirty Birds are heavier and thicker, so they insulate better.

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