In days gone by shaving scuttles and mugs were just as popular as razors themselves, there are some huge collections out there and there were hundreds of types, shapes and designs. They were essentially designed to hydrate your brush and soap at the same time, and also allow for a nice warm lather during the shave.
These items are as part of traditional shaving as any, and if you don't have one you need to give it a go, they are especially nice on cold days when you want your lather and brush to stay nice and warm. On a frisky summer morning, applying a nice warm lather could be the perfect start to your day, so don't reserve snuggling up to your shaving brush for only the colder times of the year.
Folks use them in various ways so you'd have to experiment to find what works best for you. I love using our small 'sample pucks' you can even slice them into thin wafers, and then use them individually for only a few shaves, the thinner the wafer, the better heat gets transferred to your lather. Best is to google and play around as the scuttles are different sizes and also have various orientations of vents, openings and holes.
Some vintage scuttles are beautiful, but we found that there are a lot of the flowery-pretty-dainty items that do not seem to find a good home, and with bathrooms being designed with as much care as the rest of the spaces in the home it is not hard to see why as the fine floral theme is not easy to incorporate into modern trends. We decided to kick things up a bit and give some of these old scuttles a funky, positive vibe by 'wrapping' them in some hand painted artworks, your shave will be better when it starts with a bit of vibrance, a funky creature and a positive message.
You get a unique scuttle, we give an artist a bit of work and an old scuttle gets a new lease on life, what a cool concept!
Get soapin' folks!