Thursday, November 11, 2010
Two band lofts
This is a New Forest 2202 two band. One of only a few made in the New Forest using tambottie, an African hardwood. This is a 22 mm knot set at a loft of 55 mm. Even at that loft it has sufficient backbone to deliver excellent lather from hard soaps. Today it was Arlington, from DR Harris. Many enthusiasts favour lofts below 50 mm, so you can make your choice from 45 mm to 55 mm and still achieve satisfactory results. I prefer 50/52 mm. for two band brushes. A good compromise.