Thursday, January 13, 2011
My new brush
This is my New Forest High Mountain brush, as new and after a few lathering and shaving sessions. I'm not giving it a number, yet. I would describe it as a cross between an Edwin Jagger Silvertip or Super and a Kent BK 4 in terms of backbone, which isn't a lot. I'm well aware that they have a strong following but I like my brushes to have a firm compact head. I've been using it for a few days now. It lathers superbly, releases it well and has incredibly soft tips. I've built lather in a bowl, painted it on, massaged my face with circular motions then smoothed over with to and fro strokes. The bloom illustrates that this has a larger feel than a typical 22 mm knot with a loft of just 47 mm. That's due to the extreme softness of the High Mountain Badger hair and the fan shape of the brush.
I'm going to continue to use the brush for a while before deciding if, when and how I will sell the brushes. In the meantine I am having more samples made for testing. And more brushes made locally in the New Forest. When I have some more, I will post details on my New Forest Brushes Blog.