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Straight shave howto video, Moss Scuttle Howto & acronym

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:09 pm
by rtaylor61
Thanks to Randy Tuttle for bringing up the fact that the Lynn Abrams Straight Razor Shaving Video should be posted here.

Interested in a straight, or want to see how the "Honemeister" himself shaves with a straight?


Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:20 am
by reginald-van-gleason
Thanks Randy. I will be giving str8s a shot someday soon (have both of my grandfather's) and this video is sure to help!


Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:29 pm
by crackstar
I think Lynn does it so beautifully! I try my best to use his technique, except I have a big problem. I'm unable to stretch my facial skin. If I try, I experience unbearable pain.


Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:49 am
by prism
Great video, thanks for the post! I taught myself many years ago, and it was an adventure lol!

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:47 am
by jallen013
any one know where to find the john west / professional barber shave video that lynn references at about 0:00:45?

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:38 am
by xChris

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:56 am
by rustyblade
Scuttle Howto By Chris Moss:

1. The inner bowl and outer reservoir are filled with hot water:

2. The brush is allowed to soak in the hot water in the inner bowl while prepping the face:

3. The scuttle is emptied, and this time only the outer reservoir is filled with hot water:

4. The brush is shaken to remove excess water, and a dab of cream added:

5. The lather is whipped up, and keeps warm between passes as it sits in the heated inner bowl:



Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:04 am
by Johnnie
ATG = Against The Grain

BBS = Baby Butt Smooth

BSF = British Standard Fingertip

BTW = By The Way

DE = Double-Edge

EDC = Eau de Cologne

EDT = Eau de Toilette

FWIW = For What It's Worth

GBP = Great Britain Pound

GFT = Geo F. Trumper

HMW = High Mountain White

IMHO = In My Humble Opinion

IMO = In My Opinion

ISD = International Shave Day

LOL = Laugh Out Loud

NOS = New Old Stock (stuff that has never been opened but removed from store shelves)

NWC = NationWide Campus (online store)

PM = Private Message

QED = Quod Erat Demonstrandum (the online shop for shaving supplies)

RAD = Razor Acquistion Disorder

RBAD = Razor Blade Acquistion Disorder

SBAD = Shaving Brush Acquistion Disorder

SCAD = Shaving Cream Acquistion Disorder


SOTD = Shave Of The Day


STR8 = straight (razor)

SWMBO = She Who Must Be Obeyed

T&H = Truefitt & Hill

TTO = Twist To Open

USD = U.S. Dollars

WTG = With The Grain

XTG = X The Grain (across the grain)

YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:54 am
by wrath186
Question about the scuttle. Can you use boiling water in it or would that crack it?

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:05 am
by rustyblade
wrath186 wrote:Question about the scuttle. Can you use boiling water in it or would that crack it?
Since the pot is ceramic, it could handle boiling water. However, this is just likely to dry out your lather. What I do is pre-warm my scuttle with hot tap water and then take a shower. Then I empty it and refill it before the shave. The lather stays warm enough.

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:59 am
by wrath186
That's what I thought. There is a thread using a quaich for lather in a hot pot. I thought that might dry out the lather as well. Wanted to see if the scuttle was better.

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:02 am
by DrRoboto
rustyblade wrote:Scuttle Howto By Chris Moss:

1. The inner bowl and outer reservoir are filled with hot water:
Would anyone be kind enough to tell which size scuttle this is?


Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:28 am
by drmoss_ca
That's my large one.


Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:59 am
by mycat
Wonderful Video

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:11 pm
by evahs
Does it really keep the lather nice and warm between passes?

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:15 pm
by JohnP
....if mine is any example,

Typically, after the first hot lather pass, its simple to plop the brush down in the scuttle while I shave. It's still good to go for a few more passes.

John P.

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:08 pm
by ContenderhunterPA
I, too, use a scuttle (Georgetown), and it keeps the brush warm. I usually change the water in the scuttle interior in between passes because I like REALLY warm lather.


Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:11 pm
by ryrelav
Nice video!!

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:53 am
by brothers
Too bad the photos are boogered in the 2 year old posts. Probably can't be fixed. Oh well. Maybe somebody will take some new ones, and post them! I don't have one of those type scuttles, or I'd have already done it.

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:20 pm
by Racso_MS
Here are a couple of threads that may help some of the new comers to the forum: ... ply&t=5333 ... highlight=