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shaving mugs/scuttle recommendations

I have also been very interested in shaving bowls/cups and I have even designed my own but it all ended when I begun face lathering. Yes, warm lather is pleasant (which is an argument for a scuttle or a heavy ceramic bowl) but I think that is outweighed by the result of face lathering. The whiskers just gets somehow softer from building the lather directly on the face. Now I just keep one single cup in the bathroom and that cup is for soaking the brush.

Before spending much money on bowls/cups I recommend you to give face lathering a proper try.
 

South Dakota Guy

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I have also been very interested in shaving bowls/cups and I have even designed my own but it all ended when I begun face lathering. Yes, warm lather is pleasant (which is an argument for a scuttle or a heavy ceramic bowl) but I think that is outweighed by the result of face lathering. The whiskers just gets somehow softer from building the lather directly on the face. Now I just keep one single cup in the bathroom and that cup is for soaking the brush.

Before spending much money on bowls/cups I recommend you to give face lathering a proper try.
There's nothing stopping you or me from using a scuttle to create warm lather then spending a leisurely amount of time working it in to our faces. Kind of like having your cake and eating it too. I am really enjoying my Georgetown G12 scuttle.

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MtView

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What do you want to do with the shaving mug or scuttle?





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Either Moss Scuttle will work well as a brush warmer for even the largest brush, but the small one is better for that job.

Both can be used to build lather, too.​


Happy shaves,

Jim
Jim - I'm looking to pick up a Moss scuttle that I want to use as a brush warmer and to soak the brush prior to shaving. The 26mm silvertip brushes I'm using now need to be soaked right down to the knot or they will shed. I think we tend to use brushes with the same loft. Is the small Moss deep enough to give these brushes a good soak prior to shaving?

The PAA brush warmer looks like it would work perfectly, but I can't get past the color scheme.
 

Chan Eil Whiskers

Fumbling about.
Jim - I'm looking to pick up a Moss scuttle that I want to use as a brush warmer and to soak the brush prior to shaving. The 26mm silvertip brushes I'm using now need to be soaked right down to the knot or they will shed. I think we tend to use brushes with the same loft. Is the small Moss deep enough to give these brushes a good soak prior to shaving?

The PAA brush warmer looks like it would work perfectly, but I can't get past the color scheme.
It is plenty ugly, isn't it.


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But, a brush will be fully immersed within it.​


Most of my 26 mm brushes (and all of the badgers of that size) won't be entirely immersed in the Moss scuttles. I soak 'em in the green Mavy rubber mug for that reason.

Were the Moss scuttles deep enough to soak 'em I still wouldn't use the Moss scuttle for that purpose - without modifying my procedure to a significant degree - because I fill a scuttle or brush warmer with the hottest tap water I can while I 'm washing my face or showering in an effort to prewarm it as a brush warmer, its only purpose as I see it. I want the scuttle or brush warmer as hot as possible before I start shaving. By the time I'm ready to use it as a brush warmer it's ready to keep my brush warm.

The very hot tap water would be too hot to soak a brush in in my opinion. Of course, there would be other ways to skin the cat.

I suspect the potter who makes the Moss scuttles could be induced to make a taller and smaller diameter scuttle, and one beautiful to my eye and yours. Whether it would then have problems unforeseen I don't know. I'm not a potter of course.

Why PAA went with an ugly color scheme is beyond me. The guy has a good nose, but maybe he's color blind? The PAA brush warmer's inexpensive but would it have cost more to be less unattractive? I doubt it.

Happy shaves,

Jim
 

MtView

Contributor
It is plenty ugly, isn't it.

I suspect the potter who makes the Moss scuttles could be induced to make a taller and smaller diameter scuttle, and one beautiful to my eye and yours. Whether it would then have problems unforeseen I don't know. I'm not a potter of course.
Sara Bonnyman who makes the Moss scuttle said she could make me a scuttle that is deeper than the current specs of the small Moss. I'll let you know how it works out when I get it in about a month.

Just an FYI to anyone who is considering a Moss scuttle - the prices are in CAD.
 

Chan Eil Whiskers

Fumbling about.
Sara Bonnyman who makes the Moss scuttle said she could make me a scuttle that is deeper than the current specs of the small Moss. I'll let you know how it works out when I get it in about a month.

Just an FYI to anyone who is considering a Moss scuttle - the prices are in CAD.
How do you like it? Photos? Etc?
 

MtView

Contributor
How do you like it? Photos? Etc?
BLUF: It was an expensive experiment that didn't succeed. It's only a 1/2 deeper than the standard specs and no less wide. It looks like a standard Moss scuttle in ivory. While it's a beautifully made scuttle, it does nothing to keep my brush warm. I take full responsibility for describing to Sara what I was looking for without providing the exact specs. She may not be very clear on what a brush scuttle is or I just did a poor job describing it.
 

Chan Eil Whiskers

Fumbling about.
BLUF: It was an expensive experiment that didn't succeed. It's only a 1/2 deeper than the standard specs and no less wide. It looks like a standard Moss scuttle in ivory. While it's a beautifully made scuttle, it does nothing to keep my brush warm. I take full responsibility for describing to Sara what I was looking for without providing the exact specs. She may not be very clear on what a brush scuttle is or I just did a poor job describing it.

Bummer.
 
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