The shaving brushes of the “Mr Darcy – Vintage Edition” series are all unique pieces that form a very special project involving three French craftsmen:
- The ceramic base is 100 years old, and has a quite a history! Each piece has been unearthed, cleaned and sterilised by our own expert.
- The upper part was turned from hazel wood and engraved by the expert hands of MRed, a professional turner from Clermont-Ferrand.
- The knot was assembled by the last French workshop capable of making badger lofts by hand. A workshop that is more than a hundred years old, which has been a partner of many famous French brands… we won’t say more.
To find out more about the work of each of these craftsmen and women, please visit the page dedicated to this project.
The knot is made of real badger hair, grade “high mountain white”. This rare grade is beautiful to the eye, but also combines several important advantages for a quality lather and the most comfortable shave. The body of these hairs is very, very fine, and their natural tips are soft. Each knot has been handcrafted especially for each handle of this limited series. So each loft will have its own character, for a truly unique shaving brush!
Wood type: hazel.
Shape of the loft: standard
Total height: 120 mm
Knot height: 53 mm
Base diameter of the knot: 26 mm
Maximum handle diameter: 39 mm
Min. handle diameter: 29 mm
Weight : 93 g
Noyable marks : one horizontal stable crack in the ceramic, one missing part on the base, and several stains. The base has an original “British Made” ink inscription. Truely one of the bases with the most character, the rather unified hazel brings a nice equilibrium to the whole.
The handle of this shaving brush is a unique piece, both because each base has its own experience, but also because each wood reveals its own character with each essence, and no two shapes are the same. The base may have marks, dents, chips, cracks, traces, stains, which are signs of the past life of this hundred year old item. We have made sure to check them, to solidify them, to show you these defects on the many pictures, so you buy this badger with full knowledge of the facts. But you are buying more than a brush, you are buying a history and character, and keeping a tradition alive. If you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss them.
Presentation: this shaving brush will be delivered in a neat cardboard box.
Thomas Veys –
J.A. Kouassi –
Have had done since 1975, bought in Paris during a holiday!. A magnificently crafted razor which I still use occasionally!
I Need one!!!!!!
Erion Kalaja –
I’ve tried this product and feel in love with it, My beard thanks everytime I use it and the smell it’s to sexy as well. A premium product. I highly RECOMMEND! ! !
Petit (verified owner) –
Félicitations pour la renaissance de ces blaireaux.
En effet ils sont au top.
Nous avons la plus qu’un blaireaux, c’est une part d’histoire entre nos main. Un savoir faire d’un artiste ( bravo MRed et Darwin pour cette conception), nous avons également un savoir faire Français, qui peut disparaître à tout moment si des projets comme celui ci n’existe pas. Un vrai moment d’émotion qui vaut largement le prix demandé.
Merci à vous Thomas pour l’idée et la direction que votre marque nous propose.
Merci pour ces produits de qualité, très beaux et performants.
Θεόδωρος Δραγώτης –
I am speechless. great products with great sense. 100% worth. no 5 star 10 🙂
Luke Stultz –
Love this soap and aftershave.
Quality craftsmanship, seller is very friendly and helpful.
Superbe set contenant des produits de qualité, le blaireau est doux avec ressort et très ergonomique, le savon mousse très bien et offre une très bonne glisse du rasoir, le diamètre du bol permet de bien charger le blaireau. Aucune sensation de tiraillement avec l'après rasage ou le savon. Après trois utilisation, je suis entièrement satisfait de la composition de ce set.
"Qu'importe le flacon, pourvu qu'on ait l'ivresse ?" Et bien là on a les deux ! Outre l'esthétique sublime de l'ensemble, on se trouve bel et bien face à un Bay Rum d'une qualité exceptionnelle. Un vrai coup de fouet rafraichissant avec les même vertus hydratantes qu'une crème, sans le coté collant. Le parfum est subtil est tonifiant. Le tout fabriqué en France avec passion et ça se sent, que demander de plus ? Le colis est arrivé très rapidement. Bref, entièrement satisfait !
Renata Santini –
Excellent,very well made comb . Made to last a life time.
Thomas is very kind and professional, l will be buying again from them very soon.
All together a 5 star experience, l highly recommend RasoirDARWIN products.
Luke Stultz –
The Original soap and aftershave is amazing. I tried the sample and was sold. The scent is the perfect mix of fresh and spice. Do yourself a favor and pick these up…you’ll enjoy it.
Yunus emre Senel –
Great haircomb feel so good when i use it because its natural horn definitely i will buy couple more
Love, love, LOVE my purchase. Safely packaged as well.
Ursula McEnarney –
Bought one for son as gift and it looked good so now got one for partner quick delivery and looks great can't say how they are to use !
Doug Warren –
An excellent shaving soap and aftershave splash! Quality artisan shaving products from France. Buy with confidence! Thank you.
Ursula McEnarney –
Item arrived quickly and in a neat little bag can't give five as it's a gift so don't know what it will be like to use or how long will last but looks and feels fantastic !
Très contente de l'achat du peigne : très belle qualité, conforme à la description avec un envoi rapide. Je recommande !
Très bonne qualité, taille idéale, beau produit, je recommande !
Le peigne est très beau et de bonne qualité. Le service est irréprochable.
Doug Warren –
Excellent shaving brush – a great company to deal with. Buy with confidence. Great customer service.
Doug Warren –
An excellent shaving soap and aftershave splash. One of the best soap/lathers going around. The coconut is a great and novel idea and the splash smells fantastic. This is classy stuff. You will not regret buying this soap/splash bundle.
Augustine Goldner –
Piccolo leggero e molto aggressivo….non adatto per principianti. Ottimo rapporto prezzo/qualità.
Venditore molto affidabile velocissimo nella consegne.
Blanche Lakin –
I was very pleased with this item, it was a lot smaller than i expected lol as in much much smaller, makes me feel like a giant when i hold it, but i kind of like it more that way. All in all a great product.
Braden Hodkiewicz –
Nice service, fast delivry. I recommend.
Veda Nader –
Un bouquet d'odeurs qui fait voyager, le coup de fouet qui réveille, puis la douceur sur la peau… Un After-shave bien équilibré pour homme au masculin.
Made in Françe, bien sûr…
Marcella Gleichner –
Quelle bonne idée de donner la possibilité de pouvoir tester les produits ! J'hésitais à commander du "Bay Rum" : j'ai essayé l'échantillon, j'ai commandé la bouteille.
Dagmar Klein –
Love it. Fast shipping. Great deal.
Deja Bernhard –
Great service, next shopping, again recommended.
Laverna Ernser –
Great service, next shopping, again recommended.
Magali Haag –
Just received the brush today and did a test lather with it. The handle is really solid, has nice weight, and I really like the clean retro look of it. The knot is fantastic. Very soft tips, great backbone, but also splays very well. It's not a high-density knot but just dense enough, which means the flow-through is very good. Generated a very good lather very quickly. I'm really gonna enjoy using this.
Kaia Legros –
Exactly as described.
I love it.
Leola Johnston –
Great soap: the foam is very thick and protective and the razor slides really easy. I've used it only once but seems very protective on the skin too.
The scent is really nice: a little too much on the citronelle side in the opening but soon compensated by the ginger and the orange.
The aftershave is really high in alcohol but works well.
Ignatius Skiles –
Popped in a new astra blade, and was shocked how close of a shave I recieved.
Charlene Reynolds –
Prima geleverd, netjes verpakt in bubbelfolie.
Bessie Walter –
to bad the comb was from aluminium.
Witch makes it less nice.
The price for the razor was good.
Mandy Murphy –
genau dieses Produkt hat mir gefehlt, vielen herzlichen Dank
Noemy O’Kon –
Nog steeds niets ontvangen, dus kan het nog niet beoordelen.
Nog steeds niets ontvangen, dus kan het nog niet beoordelen.
Esmeralda Orn –
Parfait !!! Emballage soigné et brosse de très bonne facture ??
Aidan Schiller –
J'ai mis cinq étoiles pour ce blaireau de rasage parce qu'il n'y a pas six étoiles !
J'ai une petite collection de brosses de rasage et celle-ci après plusieurs utilisations est sans conteste entrée dans mes favorites. Le look et le design sont très originaux; la préhension est excellente notamment avec la partie inférieure à facettes. Le manche est bien réalisé et les couleurs sont jolies.
Et je n'ai pas parlé de la qualité de la touffe ! Nous sommes sur de l'excellent niveau, point. Pour moi les dimensions sont parfaites. Cette touffe possède un pouvoir caressant et massant assez hallucinant.
Mais un blaireau Darwin, ce n'est pas qu'un blaireau: il y a un univers, un packaging hors du commun. Tout est soigné jusqu'au petit mot personnalisé accompagnant le tout.
Darwin c'est une expérience d'achat incomparable !
Eula Olson –
Ce set est une réussite !
Le savon est exceptionnel, gras et protecteur, il surpasse tout ce que j'ai pu essayer avant (et la liste est longue) ! Une révélation ! L'AS est aussi très bon et à une assez bonne tenue.
Le tout dans un packaging qui sort des sentiers battus.
Amateurs de bay rum, n'hésitez pas : ce set est fait pour vous !
Merci aux personnes impliquées dans ce projet, ce combos restera définitivement dans ma rotation…
Libbie Deckow –
Shipped and received within five days. Great product and well made.
Alyce Kunde –
Impeccable : qualité, design et rapidité de la livraison. Et le petit plus qui m'a fait craqué … Je vous laisse la surprise à l'ouverture du colis 🙂
Dwight Lang –
Superbes peignes, rine de negatif a dire.
Cedrick Mueller –
Amazing comb, fast shipping, nothing negative to say.
Amely Klocko –
Well packaged and got to me quick
Neoma Heller –
Quality shave soap sample together with an impressive aftershave lotion sample. Full tin and bottle worthy. Five stars.
Aletha Toy –
Beautifully designed very stylish brush, packaged and dispatched super fast. Five Stars.
Cindy Kuhn –
A wonderful soap for traditional lathering. I really like the scent too.
Olga Lang –
Super!! Ho oltre 50 pennelli (circa 15 sintetici, 10 maiali e 30 tassi) e questo è il pennello sintetico con cui mi trovo meglio, ed ho alcuni sintetici (Simpson e Shavemac) che costano il doppio…
Il manico a mio parere è molto bello, è comodo da impugnare ed è costruito e rifinito molto bene.
Il ciuffo è favoloso, punte morbide e con con il giusto rapporto altezza diametro non sembra un sintetico, sembra un tasso a 2 bande.
Gradito omaggio un campione del sapone da barba (ottimo anch'esso)
Spedizione veloce ed imballaggio ok.
Benton Orn –
Un blaireau Drake élégant. La prise en main est agréable et naturelle. Dès la 1ère utilisation la brosse (silvertip 2 bandes) est d’une douceur formidable avec juste ce qu’il faut de ressort. Bref l’équilibre parfait. Le rodage se fera vite. Sans aucun doute l’un de mes meilleurs blaireaux.
Aaliyah Boehm –
Nice, small, good for travel. Quick delivery and well packaged.
Lynn Ankunding –
Envoi hyper rapide.
Produit conforme a la description.
Parfum très agréable….
Lorna Botsford –
Fantastic lottle vintage brush perfect condition. Amazing customer service thanks
Eve Sporer –
Lovely product with a great scent. The seller is wonderful and so helpful. I would definitely recommend and will be buying again for my husband when he runs out.
Llewellyn Hartmann –
new condition, nice looking and definitely a small brush. Seller does a nice job shipping his items!
Anissa Corkery –
Super texture et odeur délicate. Cette mousse a raser est très agréable à utiliser.
Mona Roob –
These combs are absolutely well made and I will be purchasing more. Prompt shipping and I am very pleased. Thank you.
Alysha Kris –
Beautifully quality comb. I am very pleased. Fast shipping too. Thank you kindly. ???
Cecelia Wuckert –
Absolutely love it. Beautiful presentation and wax sealed too. I highly recommend this lovely shop. Thank you kindly.???
Mathew Blanda –
very good brush!!
Similar to the manchurian brush i have
Millie Wunsch –
Shipping to the USA was fast and hassle-free. The razor is as others have noted, somewhat smaller than is typical, with a very thin handle. Additionally, the baseplate is rather thin, and yes, the teeth of the comb are somewhat sharpish. Nonetheless, this is a really nice razor for the price.
The shave is not as aggressive as I thought it might be, given that it is an open comb design, but all in all, it is a nicely constructed razor and I am glad to have bought it. Included in the package was a sample of aftershave lotion from Rasoirs Darwin, with a handwritten "thank you" (or "Merci beaucoup!") in this case, which was a nice touch.
I would happily buy from OSSbrocante again!
Francisca Weber –
Simple and unobtrusive. Not well suited for larger, toe-heavy razors.
Aliya Collins –
Très satisfaisant sur tous les plans.
Merci beaucoup pour l'échantillon de savon à barbe.
Et merci pour tout…!
Tiana Schultz –
Arrived quickly, well-packaged, very nice smell and thick lather.
Elva Strosin –
Absolutely love this razor!
Strongly recommend this shop, I will buy again.
Ellen Waters –
A really hard to find item at a reasonable price!
Katherine Goldner –
Looks as new, is a bit harsh to shave with, but that needs practice to get better 😉
Romaine Koepp –
Smaller then I expected but very pleased with this little brush.
Delta McKenzie –
Nice razor. Shipped on time.
Janiya Fay –
Great product! Fast service & delivery. l will buy here again.
Bridie Wolf –
Item exactly as described and fast shipping. Perfect!
Yazmin Brekke –
Pierre de qualité, compact et efficace…vendeur réactif. J'en suis satisfaite.
Dina Hodkiewicz –
Articolo leggero ma di qualità e rifiniture modeste…peraltro anche il prezzo è congruo.
Angeline Effertz –
Exactly as described, it is a good product and gives a decent shave. Thanks!
Twila Greenfelder –
Belle matière. Un cuir de qualité. Une couleur très sympa.
Eduardo Reichert –
Beautiful!!! The handle is amazing, the shape, the colors, yes, I know it's a homage. But I really liked to have the chance to get a new vintage looking brush. The knot is a 2 band badger (my fav knot) and performs really nice!
Pansy Purdy –
Parfait merci à Darwin 🙂
Idell Batz –
Un excellent blaireau a un tarif plus que contenu. La qualité de la touffe est extra, le maintien est parfait, un très bon équilibre entre ressort et douceur, c’est une véritable usine a mousse.
Le packaging est très beau, bref si vous voulez un excellent blaireau, foncez !
Jeffery Farrell –
Blaireau bien reçu ce soir il est nickel superbe qualité merci beaucoup & à une prochaine 🙂
Marlen Steuber –
This shavinf brush is superb… Five stars for the item and for the seller
Jalen Johnston –
Wow, this Shaving Brush is amazing, so much better than it looks in pictures and the quality is amazing the knot is such great quality, I have some good brushes that cost 4 or 5 time this one and I have to say this is now my favourite brush.
Amelia Heathcote –
The first thing that got my attention in this brush was the shape of the handle which is very art-deco, with style different than the usual brushes.
Now after some shaves I can tell you that I am happy to have this brush in my shave den not just for the look, but for its characteristics also. The quality of the resin is faultless, and the handle is not only elegant, but also very ergonomic with good heft. The knot has caught me by surpise also, and this comes from a guy who prefers boars and badgers instead of synthetics. It is not 'springy' at all, and it has very natural feel on the face similar with a tuxedo knot in softness. The backbone is similar with a 26mm silvertip badger, or,(to give you a different example), a 24mm best badger from DR Harris.
On another note the service & communication of Thomas is excellent!
Ara Schinner –
E X E L L E N T!
Oleta Feest –
Super nice vendor,
product as described, arrived in good order.
thank you, will purchase again for sure.
Zula Conn –
Looking forward to the comparison of these two and seeing if steel from France is more compatible to the french powder developed in France for french steel .
Evalyn Volkman –
Quick ship!! Product received as described. Thank you for a great transaction!!
Carlotta Davis –
Good condition and definitely capable of using for a shave though the razor is aggressive not mild. Fast shipping.
Camilla Corkery –
prix intéressant. je recommande franchement cette boutique
Spencer Eichmann –
Rasoio molto bello , praticamente nuovo , manico piccolo che comunque garantisce una ottima presa , essendo un OC dovrebbe radere in profondità. Pacchetto ben confezionato ed arrivato in tempi brevi .
Tremayne Mayer –
Petit rasoir sans prétention, très léger. Me fait penser fortement au Gibbs acheté pendant mon service militaire, il y a bien longtemps.
Envoi rapide et parfaitement conditionné, produit tout à fait conforme. Je reviendrai!
Julian Feest –
Magnifique étui, très bien fini. Qualité au top pour mon rasoir préféré. Un vrai objet de luxe. Le cuir sent super bon.
Dion Ryan –
This is a very basic razor but does give a close shave if used with care.
Post and packing ontime and secure.
Overall I,m satisfied with my purchase.
Ruth Hane –
Très bon article pour pouvoir tester avant d'acheter en plus grosse quantité merci 🙂
Dakota Welch –
Great seller-excellent communication and service…you will have never have problems with any purchase as the seller is of the highest standard in customer service.
Lera Ondricka –
Save your money! This razor is really cheap and almost unusable. The Leresche name led me to believe it would be a high quality item. Unfortunately, its not. Leresche didn't print it's name on the razor because it was originally sold as a lower quality general razor to other companies for resale. The teeth are terribly sharp and will scrape your face when shaving. The razor is also very, very light and feels strange in the hand. I wouldn't have bought it if I would have known what I know now, save yourself the disappointment.
Gracie Fadel –
Joli rasoir, efficace.
Vendeur sympathique et diligent.
Et un échantillon d’après-rasage en bonus !
Que demander de plus ?
Nice razor, efficient.
Friendly and diligent seller.
And a sample of aftershave as a gift !
What more can you ask for ?
Thank's a lot
Fletcher Mitchell –
The aftershave smells marvelous and the shaving cream provides excellent glide and protection. Great samples which have wetted my appetite to buy the full size products. The samples came with a nice note written with a fountain pen. A lovely touch and much appreciated! Great service!
Kathryne Stark –
Great seller. Quick shipping and item as described
Marjolaine Fadel –
Received the sample shave soap and aftershave today. I opened it and the smell is amazing right from the beginning. A citrus-fresh, yet earthy scent…wonderful! I will most certainly be purchasing a full-size container of each. Thank you for creating a beautiful product.
Percival Schoen –
I touched the classics, I liked it. Easy shave, soft with Feather blades. Stainless steel and aluminum plate. If this machine was cheaper, I would buy more. 🙂
Twila Dicki –
Perfect little razor. No nicks (so far), and has a really good weight to it. Love it!
Roxanne West –
Excellent Seller. Good razor !
Fred Koelpin –
Fast delivery, well packed. Everything great!
Karine Thiel –
Not a high-end razor, but well-designed. It provides a clean, close shave with little effort, and is smooth with a nice amount of blade feel, without being overly aggressive.
Ardith Wintheiser –
Nice Razor. Love the old OC razors. And this one is one of them.
And yes, for sure and for curtain you can give yourself a great shave with this vintage razor. Nice as an extra razor.
The condition of the Leresche 901 I received is really oké! As is the price.
Alysson Jones –
The razor was in brand new condition as described. Actually shaves very smoothly for a cheap razor. Quite impressed with it. The seller is amazing, very fast shipper and the product did not disappoint.
Catherine Glover –
Received it quickly! As noted in the description, this was not designed to be a top-end razor, so the machining is aesthetically a bit rough in places. But it's still solidly constructed, and it shaves excellently! And I think it's plated brass, which gives it more longevity than the zamak of most modern razors. This is my new favourite safety razor 😀
Carolanne Johnson –
A bit delayed in reviewing this item, but now having used it what a lovely razor it is. One of the smoothest and most comfortable open comb razors I have used. In good condition, more or less pristine.
Superb service and quick delivery from France to the UK, took around a week all in all. Would happily buy again and hope I do, whether it be a razor or brush or soaps from the affiliated Darwin company.
Trenton Howell –
As Thomas mentioned, this Leresche is more on the "lower end." (paraphrasing). It is still a good razor and will last a long time. Thomas at OSSbrocante provides excellent customer service. I highly recommend his store!
Myah Emmerich –
Bonne senteur, bonne protection, contenant magnifique !
Myrtie Grant –
Fantastic lather and I love the fresh citrus scent!
Yvonne Swift –
Parfait, envoi rapide et sécurisé. Odeur très "Cologne agrumes".
Frais et agréable. Savon et as de qualité.
Alda Schultz –
Des produits de très bonne qualité et un vendeur au top !