The Holy Scuttle

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I said I wasn't going to buy a scuttle, but I couldn't resist. Building lather in a coffee mug just isn't much fun, and the lather doesn't stay real warm, so I gave-in and bought a scuttle.

This one happens to be a beautiful, Moss Scuttle, and is handmade by Sara Bonnyman of Nova Scotia. I couldn't believe how fast she was able to ship it, considering it came from the far left coast. It arrived today, and I just had to try it out.

Here it is:

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It's actually quite an impressive piece of pottery. It has a bowl, that's surrounded by another larger bowl. You fill both bowls with hot water and soak your brush inside the smaller bowl (the center one). This heats the brush and heats the bowl. I'll probably let it soak while I'm taking a shower - that way it'll be good and warmed when I'm ready to shave.

Then, you pour out the water and fill the outer bowl with hot water again. The hot water in the outer bowl will keep the lather that you're about to build nice and warm. With the outer bowl full of hot water, you dab a little shaving cream or soap on your brush, and build lather as normal. And then you get to enjoy your shave! Easy as 1-2-3.

More pictures:

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Filling the outer bowl with warm water.


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A little dab will do 'ya (that's enough shaving cream for 2-full shaves).


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Ready for shaving!


I'll actually use it tomorrow... I can't wait to try it out. I took the temperature of the shaving lather after this test run, and it was a toasty 100F. Nice!

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