Sunday, January 20, 2013
If ever you visit Lyndhurst in the New Forest, this shop is well worth a visit. Among its range of bath and beauty products is a collection of shaving products. They don't include New Forest shaving brushes - they can only be obtained direct from the manufacturer!
Here's their website:
Friday, January 18, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I bought this brush which was unused several months ago. On my 70th birthday yesterday, I finally decided to use the brush. I knew someday that someone wouldn't be able to resist it so thought it may as well be me.
So how did it perform? It's an amazing brush. Far too big and heavy for regular use. The density of the knot ensured that it was relatively easy to control both the creation of lather and it's application. I painted it on, but I managed a bit of a scrub for the first pass before smoothing over. As expected, the tips are silky smooth.
I managed my usual three passes. Squeezing out what was left was a messy business - so much lather!
Using the brush was quite a novelty and I'm glad I did. But this isn't a practical brush. It's really a display piece. And that's what it will be. Perhaps I'll leave it in my cabinet and make a point of taking it out for my 75th - if I'm still here, then each 5 years thereafter. So when it's passed on it won't have had much use and might appeal to a collector!
Some before and after pics:
The unused brush
The knot unused
The knot after use
The used brush