This listing is for a complete shaving brush. Handle plus 28mm Gelously Two Band Badger Knot.
Handle Material: Irish Bog Oak
Handle height: 64mm
Handle diameter: 41mm at the widest point
Knot socket diameter: 28.5mm
Knot socket depth: 19mm
Initial knot loft: 50mm - 52mm for badger knots, 53mm-55mm for synthetic knots
The loft can be adjusted to your liking, please contact me.
The ornament on the handle is in a specific style in Viking art which is called Mammen. The name comes from a small, decorated axe-head from a grave in Mammen, Denmark. Recent dendrochronological dating has suggested a date of c. 970 for the grave.
First of all, the brush is absolutely beautiful. The workmanship is stellar and the ornate Viking designs are truly gorgeous. I particularly enjoyed the cards included in my shipping box describing the Irish Bog wood that was used. I feel it adds a touch of history and enhances my appreciation for the handle.
The performance is outstanding as well. Fitted with a 28 mm Gelously 2 band badger knot, the lather just explodes as I work the various soaps I have tried with it. I love this brush and I cannot say enough positive words for my purchase.
This bog yew brush is an amazing shave tool with a great badger knot and fabulous lather, but even more than that, it is a work of art. Between the carving, finish, and age of the wood itself, I feel like I am using something that belongs in a gallery. I own a lot of brushes and this is seriously one of, if not the best piece in my collection. Let me also say that Maciek was wonderful to communicate with the entire time and it is an honor to own one of his pieces.