New Old Stock Vintage PLISSON Shaving Brush - Size 10 - A
Marvellous NOS shaving brush, handle is made of resin with a marble beige color. Here are the specs :
Total height : 10.1cm
Knot diameter : 20mm
Loft height : 53mm
Bristles : boar
These specs correspond to a size 10. This is an unused brush, as it come straight from its shipper. But, during its long sleep, it might have dried a bit, so some of the boar bristles might break, and some minor cracks might appear along the edge of the collar. This particular model in this particular size is available in three versions :
A – Excellent shape (no cracks or very few and tiny)
B – Very Good shape (several minor cracks)
C – Good shape (several minor cracks + a few bigger ones)
This listing is for the : A – Excellent shape.
These brushes come from the old stock of a cutlery in the North of France, the granddaughter of the owner found them while moving boxes out. These brushes are from the 1970s. Concerned about the possibility to use it or not, I sacrificed myself and un-NOSed one for science, and after a good and long soak in hot water (approx 20minutes) I used it and had a good shave ! The one I picked lost 1 hair during lather making (in a bowl), and 3 or 4 during use on the face. Please note yours might lose more (or less ! who knows !). I used a Simpson’s shaving cream for this first test.