11-08-2014, 03:30 AM
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Do shaving scuttles(such as the Moss scuttle) make a difference? I've read that scuttles weren't build with the purpose for creating lather in them.

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 11-08-2014, 03:52 AM
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  • BobH
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Vintage scuttles were not built for making lather in them. Modern scuttles such as the Moss scuttle you mentioned are made to make lather in them. Modern scuttles designed with a void space between inner and outer walls that can be filled with hot water should keep your lather warm.

Bob

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 11-08-2014, 07:01 AM
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  • eengler
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Good answer Bob.

Alex I use a modern scuttle by Michal Yoresh. Although it is designed with grooves in the bowl to aid lathering I use it filled with hot water and rest my brush in it between passes. For me its mostly a winter practice.

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 11-08-2014, 07:24 AM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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If you bowl lather and like warm lather, you would enjoy a good scuttle. I primarily face lather, and therefore have a brush scuttle, which is a very small scuttle, just large enough to hold my brush in between passes.

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 11-09-2014, 03:20 PM
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I've never used one and really want one of these bad babies.

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 11-14-2014, 12:13 PM
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yes i would like to try one also.

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 11-18-2014, 08:24 PM
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I use a scuttle year round and use an electric kettle to heat my water to 180 degrees so my brush and lather are predictably hot. It's part of the luxury of shaving for me.

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 11-18-2014, 08:35 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
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(11-08-2014, 07:24 AM)evnpar Wrote: I primarily face lather, and therefore have a brush scuttle, which is a very small scuttle, just large enough to hold my brush in between passes.

+1, I have a Dirty Bird brush scuttle and where I live in Canada its a necessity for 7+ months of the year.

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 11-18-2014, 08:39 PM
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  • greyhawk
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They are nice during colder weather since they keep the lather and brush warmer between passes. My Dirty Bird scuttle is larger than the Moss so it is a littler easier to create lather.

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 12-12-2014, 07:42 AM
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I have a Georgetown Pottery G20 second. If you bowl lather and like hot lather, it is the best money you will spend. Can't say enough good about it. My wife has now adopted it for her legs too, never having used shave cream/soap before. It gets used at least eight times per week. I say, "lather in luxury!"

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 12-14-2014, 05:57 PM
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(12-12-2014, 07:42 AM)Streambrewer Wrote: I have a Georgetown Pottery G20 second. If you bowl lather and like hot lather, it is the best money you will spend. Can't say enough good about it. My wife has now adopted it for her legs too, never having used shave cream/soap before. It gets used at least eight times per week. I say, "lather in luxury!"
so you only shave once a week yourself? I kidddddd

(12-12-2014, 07:42 AM)Streambrewer Wrote: I have a Georgetown Pottery G20 second. If you bowl lather and like hot lather, it is the best money you will spend. Can't say enough good about it. My wife has now adopted it for her legs too, never having used shave cream/soap before. It gets used at least eight times per week. I say, "lather in luxury!"
so you only shave once a week yourself? I kidddddd

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 12-14-2014, 06:15 PM
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(11-08-2014, 07:01 AM)eengler Wrote: Alex I use a modern scuttle by Michal Yoresh.

great photo!

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 12-14-2014, 10:42 PM
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In the warmer months I face lather but when it gets colder I turn to my Georgetown Scuttle. Nice to have warm lather in December.

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 12-17-2014, 12:52 PM
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  • kiruiz
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Gents:

I have to say that the best instrument in the wet shaving is the scuttles. When I start in this many years ago a lot of people told me that they were created for creams. Bull*&%^&%$#, No way I use them for soaps and for creams and it works wonderfully. No problems on use them, when you start using the scuttles and when you get hot lather in your face you will never (again) you will never go back to a mug or any other instrument.

thanks
Ken

Gents:

Actually to me ( and I been try all of them ) the best its the moss scuttle in specific the Texan moss scuttle.
try and you will see.

thanks
Ken

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 12-17-2014, 07:49 PM
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(12-14-2014, 06:15 PM)tonsorius Wrote:
(11-08-2014, 07:01 AM)eengler Wrote: Alex I use a modern scuttle by Michal Yoresh.

great photo!

Also a great scuttle - I though I didn't need/want a scuttle until my Better Half got me one from Yoresh, and now I reach for it every time I shave at home.

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 12-18-2014, 12:03 AM
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  • Kavik79
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hmmmm, I've got a scuttle around here somewhere.......LOL
I couldn't tell you the last time I used it. I've gotten more in the habit of having luke warm shaves.

A hot shave feels nice and all, but I get longer lasting results this way. I think it was somewhere on this site where I read a discussion about how hot water/hot towel pre-shave routines can cause swelling for some people, you get a great shave, then the swelling goes down and you've got instant stubble. I guess I'm one of those people Blush

Just something you might want to try yourself before deciding how important it is to you to keep your lather hot. Like everything else in this world it's a very 'personal preference' kind of thing

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 12-29-2014, 04:51 AM
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If the time is available a scuttle is a nice luxury.

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 12-29-2014, 06:45 AM
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  • Stubbl E
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Scuttles are really just designed keep the lather warm, whether you build that lather in a bowl or on your face (or anywhere else, come to that). Myself, I usually bowl lather, and a charity shop suribachi is usually my favourite bowl. Whenever I'm wanting a nice warm lather I just put some hot water in another appropriately sized bowl and set the suribachi on top of it. Easy peasy, and it keeps the loaded brush nice and warm whether I build the lather in the suribachi or on my face.

Personally I don't see the attraction of a $75 'artisan' scuttle when about $2 of second-hand ceramics is equally efficient. Rolleyes

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 12-29-2014, 10:07 AM
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I have a Robert Becker scuttle, it works great and keeps the lather warm for 3+ passes.

Beware! Shaving with warm lather will spoil you!

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 01-10-2015, 09:20 AM
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  • RSP1
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I enjoyed my scuttle for a long while, and then I started face lathering and simplified my process. When it's really cold out I miss it - like today.

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