#1

Super Moderator
I am a bowl latherer, or more accurately, a scuttle latherer. I love the feel of warm lather on my face.  I have seen some really beautiful scuttles and mugs in SOTD pictures and I'm curious about many of them.  I would like users and owners of scuttles and mugs to post pictures and details about their scuttles/mugs, such as where they got them, how they like them, what their pros/cons are and anything else they think DFS members would like to know.  I'm interested in those beauty vintage mugs I've seen on SOTD - I welcome any tips on finding these things in the wild or wherever.

I'll start:

I have two scuttles, a Moss Scuttle from Sarah Bonneyman ceramics and the second from Dirty Bird Pottery.  They're both good, the Dirty Bird has nicer design elements but its water chamber is smaller and doesn't stay as warm - the Moss has a larger water chamber and stays a little warmer but its lacking in the beauty.  The Moss also has a larger lather bowl which allows for more vigorous lather whipping than the Dirty Bird.  I'd love a slightly bigger Dirty Bird but this size is the biggest she makes.  I am currently coveting the George Town scuttles so I'd welcome any member feedback on those.  

A tip for anyone who is thinking they want to try using a scuttle - don't put boiling water in them, too hot.  It may seem like the ideal solution to the heat loss issue but I destroyed a very nice eShave silver tip badger brush that way.  It immediately began losing prodigious amounts of bristles - 10-20 per use and it hasn't stopped.  I had to retire the brush. Sad So the lesson I learned the hard way is that excessive heat can damage the glue of some brush knots. Also, most lathers won't stand up to that much heat.  They break down and get useless

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#2

Member
Austin, TX
I exclusively face lather but love the look of these scuttles as well!

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#3

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San Diego, Cal., USA
I have one scuttle, Mark, a Robert Becker. I like its look but almost never use it. Why? Well, the main reason is I don't like too much breakable stuff in the bathroom. When I shave, I'm barefoot so want to avoid disasters. I have long wondered if anyone made metal scuttles. Heat retention with warm water would be better but the cost might prove to be too high.

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(01-08-2016, 06:14 PM)Freddy Wrote: I have one scuttle, Mark, a Robert Becker. I like its look but almost never use it. Why? Well, the main reason is I don't like too much breakable stuff in the bathroom. When I shave, I'm barefoot so want to avoid disasters. I have long wondered if anyone made metal scuttles. Heat retention with warm water would be better but the cost might prove to be too high.
I think a metal scuttle is a great idea. Hammered bronze or high tech stainless or aluminum or even copper.

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#5

Member
Ontario
I love my DirtyBird scuttle! Big Grin

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Nice warmth lather, great quality and the webbed inside makes whipping up lather nice and easy Big Grin

Marko Do you have the Original Scuttle from DB, or the 1.5 scuttle?  Mine's the 1.5, does it look the same size as yours to you?

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#6
(01-08-2016, 05:46 PM)Marko Wrote: I am a bowl latherer, or more accurately, a scuttle latherer. I love the feel of warm lather on my face.  I have seen some really beautiful scuttles and mugs in SOTD pictures and I'm curious about many of them.  I would like users and owners of scuttles and mugs to post pictures and details about their scuttles/mugs, such as where they got them, how they like them, what their pros/cons are and anything else they think DFS members would like to know.  I'm interested in those beauty vintage mugs I've seen on SOTD - I welcome any tips on finding these things in the wild or wherever.

I'll start:

I have two scuttles, a Moss Scuttle from Sarah Bonneyman ceramics and the second from Dirty Bird Pottery.  They're both good, the Dirty Bird has nicer design elements but its water chamber is smaller and doesn't stay as warm - the Moss has a larger water chamber and stays a little warmer but its lacking in the beauty.  The Moss also has a larger lather bowl which allows for more vigorous lather whipping than the Dirty Bird.  I'd love a slightly bigger Dirty Bird but this size is the biggest she makes.  I am currently coveting the George Town scuttles so I'd welcome any member feedback on those.  

A tip for anyone who is thinking they want to try using a scuttle - don't put boiling water in them, too hot.  It may seem like the ideal solution to the heat loss issue but I destroyed a very nice eShave silver tip badger brush that way.  It immediately began losing prodigious amounts of bristles - 10-20 per use and it hasn't stopped.  I had to retire the brush. Sad So the lesson I learned the hard way is that excessive heat can damage the glue of some brush knots. Also, most lathers won't stand up to that much heat.  They break down and get useless

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Nice scuttle's Mark, sorry about your brush being damaged by boiling water. I just float my lather bowl, or Barbasol can in the hottest tap water I can get out of the water heater on the cold day's.

Clayton

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#7

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Hi Shawn, I think I have the bigger one - what a beautiful finish on that one. I love the finish on mine as well. Dirty Bird does a very good job IMO.
Mark

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#8

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Burnsville, MN
My wife is a potter and makes scuttles as well.

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#9

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(01-08-2016, 10:19 PM)DapperDragon Wrote: My wife is a potter and makes scuttles as well.
Do you have any pictures? I've always admired potters and artisans generally but I gained a whole new level of respect for potters when I took a community clay and pottery course a few years back. I was doing it primarily for stress release and interest and I enjoyed it but wow, there is a lot more to it than you would think.
Mark

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#10

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Clayton, the hottest tap water is fine but that boiling water was too much - hairs just falling out all over the place. Sad because that brush was a real lather whipper.
Mark

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