12-13-2016, 12:47 PM
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  • nikos.a
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I bought this scuttle 3 years ago. I am using it from November to mid April. It's a part of my shaving routine during these months. Warm lather is an affordable luxury, in my opinion. I'd say that I can't shave without my scuttle, especially the cold days of winter.

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This little inexpensive synthetic brush makes rich lather in no time.

For one more time, I have to say that Cyril's soaps are excellent performers and I have great shaves every time I use them.


Who else uses scuttle during colder months?

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 12-13-2016, 04:43 PM
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  • SRNewb
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I love my Georgetown Pottery G12. It is in use until it warms again, also. Nothing like a scuttle in the winter.

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 12-13-2016, 04:50 PM
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  • Devilanche
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I'm from southeast Asia. Our coldest weather is 17-18°C in a heavy rain.

Edit: been meaning to buy a Georgetown seconds and ship via my forwarder but I can't justify enough usage to buy it.

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 12-13-2016, 05:18 PM
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  • eengler
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Big Fan of Scuttle Season Thumbsup I also try to mainly use my badger brushes as they hold the heat so well.

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 12-13-2016, 05:31 PM
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(12-13-2016, 04:50 PM)Devilanche Wrote: I'm from southeast Asia. Our coldest weather is 17-18°C in a heavy rain.

Edit: been meaning to buy a Georgetown seconds and ship via my forwarder but I can't justify enough usage to buy it.

I use mine a lot throughout the year, though I use my bowls as well. Wintertime is the only time I use it daily.
I like the scuttle because you can sit it on the counter and lather without holding it, and you can put room temp water in it to give it heft without having really hot lather.  Or, if it's hot outside and you're into that sort of thing, you can use cold water. Although it excels in winter, a scuttle is not just for winter. Plenty of reason to use one all year round. MHO.

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 12-13-2016, 05:35 PM
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 12-13-2016, 06:19 PM
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I'm also a big scuttle fan!  here's my Dirty Bird Pottery 1.5 with a Simpson Chubby 2 for scale:

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 12-13-2016, 06:24 PM
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Scuttle season?! it's -10c to 0c here and I'm using Stirling Glacial Menthol soaps still! Biggrin 

Jokes aside, My brother just picked up a really nice scuttle on eBay, I'll have to bully him into letting me borrow it for a day or 2 for T&E.

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 12-19-2016, 02:56 PM
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  • GKR1
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That is lovely photo of a great scutlle and lather.  I want to swim in it!

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 12-19-2016, 04:46 PM
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Crown King from PAA looks pretty cool and has great reviews. For $23 it's hard to beat.

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 12-19-2016, 07:05 PM
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It's -12 Celsius at the moment.  And, darned near that cold in my basement den.  I sure look forward to my warm lather first thing in the morning.  Couldn't start my day without it. The Schwarzweisskeramik takes up much of the counter, and is worth every square inch at this time of the year.

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 01-01-2017, 11:05 AM
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I absolutely love my G12 scuttle.  I use it year-round.  In warmer seasons, I just fill it with hot tap water but in colder weather I'll microwave it for optimum lather warmth.  The G12 is an outstanding unit.

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 01-01-2017, 11:25 AM
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I like this ting , and I was not very expensive at all.

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 01-01-2017, 11:34 AM
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I love my SWK but here in South Texas winter in not cold compared to where I came from.

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 01-01-2017, 02:33 PM
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Nick,

Looks like a Steve Woodhead scuttle from the UK?  If so, I have the same size and color.  Steve does good work.  A very nice piece of pottery.  Gives nice, warm lather.

Ed

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 01-02-2017, 12:26 PM
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  • nikos.a
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(01-01-2017, 02:33 PM)LookingGlass Wrote: Nick,

Looks like a Steve Woodhead scuttle from the UK?  If so, I have the same size and color.  Steve does good work.  A very nice piece of pottery.  Gives nice, warm lather.

Ed

Hi Ed,

That's correct. His work is amazing. I was so tempted to buy another one, but I already have two.

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 01-02-2017, 08:37 PM
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I had a scuttle on my wishlist for a long time and I finally bought one maybe around a month or two ago. Even though I was anticipating it, bringing warm lather up to my face for the first time was a really pleasant experience. I'm a slow shaver so sometimes I don't take the extra time to fill it up with hot water but when I do, it's a real treat. Even when the weather warms up and I start using cold water more regularly, I'm still going to use a scuttle as a general purpose lathering bowl. It's one of my favorite shaving tools.

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 01-03-2017, 08:56 AM
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I have a DirtyBird Scuttle that has been a daily part of my shave routine. I love it!

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 01-09-2017, 12:42 PM
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(12-19-2016, 04:46 PM)GreeneMD Wrote: Crown King from PAA looks pretty cool and has great reviews. For $23 it's hard to beat.

My wife gave me one for my birthday. My first scuttle and I liked it.

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 02-03-2017, 01:13 AM
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I use a warm scuttle year round. In the summer months the mornings are cool, and the warm lather feels very good on the face. Barbers that use hot lather machines don't put them away in the summer months. Warm lather feels good 24/7.

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