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 beech wood and engraved by the expert hands of MRed, a professional turner from Clermont-Ferrand.
- The knot was carefully selected and glued by MRed as well. His top-notch selection doesn’t need introduction.
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. This MRed knot is a bit different from the other Mr Darcys, it is denser, and a tad less soft (when dry, it is another story when wet !).
Wood type: heated and stabilized beech wood.
Shape of the loft: bulb
Total height: 112 mm
Knot height: 55 mm
Base diameter of the knot: 27 mm
Maximum handle diameter: 39 mm
Min. handle diameter: 30 mm
Weight : 99 g
Notable marks : two old and stable dents in the ceramic.
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.