09-19-2015, 03:28 PM
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Up for sale is a beautiful, white Schwarzweisskeramik (SWK) XL size scuttle that I purchased from (member and moderator) churchilllafemme.  (My sincere thanks to him for allowing use of the details from his original sale thread.)  The scuttle is in pristine condition and is accompanied by two matching soap lids for storing your soaps.  This scuttle will keep your lather nice and warm throughout the year, but especially as the weather starts to turn.

SWK scuttles are wheel-thrown and hand-crafted from stoneware clay. They are fired in an oxidizing atmosphere at 1220°C. The glazes are food, microwave and dishwasher safe. All their scuttles feature grooves for greater ease of lather production.  This white scuttle has a very clean appearance and will complement any room decor. 

The scuttles made by SWK are double-walled (i.e. there is a hollow between the outer wall and the inner bowl form) into which the warm water is filled via the "brush basin" on the side. When the hollow is filled, the water also fills the brush basin and can be accessed there with the brush when additional water is needed. This makes it very easy to vary the water content of your lather. It is recommended that the scuttle is prewarmed in the way a teapot is, by initially filling the hollow and the inner bowl with warm water (no hotter than 70°C/160°F) so that the material can store the warmth. After about 5 minutes the water is poured out and replaced by hot water. The scuttle will then keep the lather pleasantly warm throughout the shave.

The soap can be pre-warmed, too: upside-down in warm water
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or with the soap facing up
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During the shave, the soap lid can be stored in the brush basin
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or on the counter. After the shave, the lid is stored in the scuttle
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The XL-scuttle is the flagship of the SWK fleet. It holds as much water and lather as the L-scuttle, but it features a big, practical handle allowing the user to carry the scuttle (even filled with water) without difficulty. It is recommended for medium-sized to large brushes.

Dimensions of scuttle:
*Height: 3.9"
*Base width: 3.5"
*Width on top: 5.9" (8" with spout)
*Inside diameter of lathering area: 3" bottom, 4.5" top
*Depth of lathering area: 2.125"
*Weight: 43 oz
*Reservoir capacity: 20 ounces

The scuttle comes with two (2) soap lids - height 2.0", diameter 3.1"

churchilllafemme paid $139, but with the current exchage rate it looks like the package on offer would cost about $120 shipped to the U.S.  I am asking $75 CONUS only, payment via Paypal.  Please PM with any questions.

Thanks again to churchilllafemme for kindly allowing me to use the scuttle details in this post.
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 09-19-2015, 03:56 PM
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 09-19-2015, 03:57 PM
  • leonidas
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............if i had room for it, i'd be all over that scuttle.............. in other words, if it was a small, it would be mine....

............very nice!!!!!         .......great price!!!!!!

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 09-19-2015, 05:25 PM
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Very nice scuttle. This shouldn't last long. GLWTS

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 09-19-2015, 06:03 PM
  • jtmke
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  • milwaukee
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I love my SWK scuttle.  Won't be long at that price.

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 09-19-2015, 06:06 PM
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Wow very nice

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 09-19-2015, 07:27 PM
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Just in terms of function - keeping the lather nice and warm - this was the best scuttle I've owned.  The only reason I ended up selling it originally was because I decided to downsize and use just Georgetown Pottery scuttles for simplicity.  This XL is really a beautiful piece of equipment.  Good luck with the sale, Michael.

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 09-19-2015, 07:50 PM
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Scuttle is sold. Thanks TSN, buyer and John.

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 09-19-2015, 10:32 PM
  • Johnny
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Whoever bought this got a hell of a good deal.

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