This is a Colonel Conk barber shaving scuttle in the traditional style.The shallow holder with drain holes at the top holdsa cake of shaving soap. Through the wide spout on the side, the mug can be filled with boiling hot water from a tea kettle. The shaving brush can then be dunked into the water through the spout to heat it up before swishing it around on the soap on the top. This creates warm lather for shaving. The drain holes allow excess water to drain back into the mug and keep the hard soap from dissolving. The water will hold enough heat for a comfortable shave.This mug is decorated with an illustration of a barber and barber pole. This mug is individually boxed and includes one Colonel Conk almond shaving soap.
Colonel Ichabod Conk Products, Inc., with headquarters in New Mexico, has sold quality “gentlemen’s grooming products” for over 150 years. Thus, their motto is “150 Years of Clean Living”. These fine soaps are designed to be used with a shaving brush, preferably with genuine badger hair which easily absorbs hot water It is soft and comfortable when brushed on the face. When you are ready to shave, soak the bristles in hot water. Allow the excess water to drain from the bristles, then gently work up some lather with your brush on the soap. These fine soaps brush on as a thick, rich, opaque layer of lather. Up and down brushing makes the whiskers stand straight up in the thick lather, so the shaving blade cuts the whiskers off most effectively.