Thursday, September 29, 2011


I used this little brush today. It's a Plisson High Mountain White. I revisited my Fido's Shaving Brush Blog to check my earlier impressions. This is an expensive brush and I still think that at nearly £200 it is overpriced. Yet I have to admit - it's a delightful shaving experience to use it and I'm still glad I've got it!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Martin de Candre

Martin de Candre make one of my favourite shaving soaps. You can find details here:

Savon a raser

For a 170g jar, at 34 euros it's still an expensive soap. But at long last, they now make a more reasonable shipping charge of 6 euros to the UK. So when my jar is finally used up - it's lasted over 2 years so far in my rotation - I'll be reordering.

This is the main online shop - you may select language by clicking on the relevant flag in the top left of the page:

Martin de Candre - online shop

Friday, September 16, 2011


If you use one of these:

Like one of these:

You shouldn't notice the prickliness you often get with lower priced brushes. Ironic really since most manufacturers of high priced brushes tell you this is the correct way to use a shaving brush!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Super Badger 2 Band brushes

Spotted this thread on Badger & Blade:

2 banded super.....

I'm surprised that there is said to be a shortage of 2 band hair or brushes. I have a variety of New Forest Super Badger 2 bands and haven't experienced any problems with securing stocks of badger hair knots in 2 band. Perhaps a benefit of being a smaller brush maker?