10-20-2015, 03:01 PM
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I've got a Dirty Bird and like it. However, I was wondering if a Schwarzweisskeramik might keep the lather warmer. We have really cold winters, and I just love a warm lather for my second pass. My hot water is only 125 degrees F. My den is in the basement, and it's a bit on the cool side especially really early in the morning when I shave. So, the warmer my lather, the better.

The Schwarzweisskeramik is a different design, sort-of, and it looks as though it might work better. I was thinking of XL.

Anybody tried both?

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 10-20-2015, 03:42 PM
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I prefer face or hand lathering and room temperature water but those Schwarzweisskeramik look very well designed and beautiful. 
Here in MN I probably need a heated device if I wanted warm lather  Thumbsup

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 10-20-2015, 04:16 PM
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I own both and both are great. If I had to keep one, I'd pick the Schwarzweisskeramik XL.

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 10-21-2015, 07:34 PM
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I just received an xl Schwarzweisskeramik and it is the best scuttle I ever used. Because it holds so much water it keeps the lather warm for a very long time. It is definitely the one to buy

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 10-21-2015, 09:38 PM
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I have had Dirty Bird, Moss, Becker, Georgetown Pottery, and SWK scuttles, and of all of them, the SWK kept the water the warmest throughout the shave.

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 10-22-2015, 05:00 AM
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Like John, I've owned most of them at one time or another and the one I prefer on these cold Wisconsin morning is my SWK.  Hands down the best for keeping the water warm.

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 10-22-2015, 05:07 AM
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(10-21-2015, 09:38 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I have had Dirty Bird, Moss, Becker, Georgetown Pottery, and SWK scuttles, and of all of them, the SWK kept the water the warmest throughout the shave.

I've just written to Ansgar to enquire about shipping to Canada, and about custom orders.  Received a quick reply.  He can't change the colour because he dips the ceramics into buckets of the glazes, of which he has 3.  To do a custom colour, he would have to conduct many tests to develop it, and mix up an entire bucket.

He said he can do a different colour scheme—combining the colours he has differently.  Or, he can change the shape of the scuttle.  Custom orders are at least 1.5 times the normal price.

So, I think the white, or the mix of black, grey and white, would look perfect in my den.  Cold weather coming up here in the colony, and my warm lather shave is a wonderful way to start the day!

Maybe when I get some time, I'll get a thermometer and conduct some tests on lather warmth comparing the 2 scuttles (Dirty Bird and Schwarzweisskeramik).

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 10-22-2015, 05:12 AM
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(10-22-2015, 05:00 AM)Johnny Wrote: Like John, I've owned most of them at one time or another and the one I prefer on these cold Wisconsin morning is my SWK.  Hands down the best for keeping the water warm.

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If you were buying another, would you get the L or XL with the big handle?

Do you know how much water it holds?

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 10-22-2015, 05:17 AM
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If I were buying another I would either get one like I have or the large one with the little cup lip.  The XL is to big as for as I'm concerned.

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 10-22-2015, 06:37 AM
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My 1.5 Dirty Bird reservoir holds around 22 ounces of hot water.  Their website says 30 ounces, but there's no way.  If I fill it right to the brim, I could get 24 ounces, but it would spill on the counter when I moved it.

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 10-22-2015, 07:01 AM
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(10-22-2015, 05:17 AM)Johnny Wrote: If I were buying another I would either get one like I have or the large one with the little cup lip.  The XL is to big as for as I'm concerned.

.....i agree with Johnny, the XL is a monster..........

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 10-22-2015, 07:08 AM
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WHO KNEW?  U.S. ounces are bigger than Canadian ounces.

Yup, up here in the Dominion of Canada, our ounces are ~28 ml.  (well, 28.41 to be precise).  And, in the United States, ounces are ~30 ml.  (well, 29.57 to be precise).

Hmmmm. Time for a shave so I can think about this.  (I'm on vacation, so lots of time for fun stuff today.)

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 10-22-2015, 09:42 AM
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David, aren't most things bigger in the US, or is that just in Texas?! Biggrin

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 10-22-2015, 10:32 AM
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(10-22-2015, 09:42 AM)celestino Wrote: David, aren't most things bigger in the US, or is that just in Texas?! Biggrin

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 10-22-2015, 11:55 AM
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(10-22-2015, 07:08 AM)David Wrote: WHO KNEW?  U.S. ounces are bigger than Canadian ounces.

Yup, up here in the Dominion of Canada, our ounces are ~28 ml.  (well, 28.41 to be precise).  And, in the United States, ounces are ~30 ml.  (well, 29.57 to be precise).

Hmmmm. Time for a shave so I can think about this.  (I'm on vacation, so lots of time for fun stuff today.)

David do you know if the ounces in New Zealand are similar or different than Canada?

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 10-22-2015, 12:03 PM
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(10-22-2015, 11:55 AM)Jovan Wrote:
(10-22-2015, 07:08 AM)David Wrote: WHO KNEW?  U.S. ounces are bigger than Canadian ounces.

Yup, up here in the Dominion of Canada, our ounces are ~28 ml.  (well, 28.41 to be precise).  And, in the United States, ounces are ~30 ml.  (well, 29.57 to be precise).

Hmmmm. Time for a shave so I can think about this.  (I'm on vacation, so lots of time for fun stuff today.)

David do you know if the ounces in New Zealand are similar or different than Canada?

Hmmmmmm.  Well, I can tell you that an ounce of water will go down the drain counter-clockwise in NZ because it's on the other side of the Equator.  I would think that the metric system is the same everywhere, but confess that I've never checked.

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 10-22-2015, 12:06 PM
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Hey I've just made my 100th post!  OK, there are a few of you a little ahead of me, but give me time, I might catch up.

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 10-22-2015, 02:14 PM
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The ounce is not a metric system unit. It is either UK imperial or US customary. 
Sorry but I had to. Metric system Heart

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 10-22-2015, 02:46 PM
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(10-22-2015, 02:14 PM)lloydrm Wrote: The ounce is not a metric system unit. It is either UK imperial or US customary. 
Sorry but I had to. Metric system Heart

I just did some on-line research.  You are, of course, correct.  

Not only did I get that one wrong, but I might only be theoretically correct on the counter-clockwise statement.  It seems that in practice that may not be the case.  Will have to read up on that some more.

Wouldn't it be nice if all measurements in the world were the same?  Well, actually, they are in one area—all numeric dates.  There's an international standard that says they go in descending order.  So, today's date is 2015-10-22.  Or, to be really precise, 2015-10-22-18:45.  How 'bout that!  (I think we're allowed to skip the "20" before the year, but I put it in anyways)

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 10-22-2015, 07:14 PM
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Thanks for the info.  I just purchased a cookbook from NZ and was now thinking if they used ounces I might get confused so hopefully it is all metric.

I also just ordered a SWK freestyle mug...now the wait for delivery.

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