Grade: Silver tip Badger
Overall brush height: 105mm
Knot diameter: 22mm
Brush Loft: 56mm
Handle Mateiral: Resin
This style in faux Ivory
a handmade brush with a lathe turned, hand polished handle. It is made of 100% "Super" Silvertip Badger.
Found only in the neck area of the badger, silvertip is the rarest and highest grade of hair. There is often a bit of confusion regarding the difference between super and true silvertip badger hair. The silvertip hair is sorted and graded based on very specific characteristics of softness and coloring. Like super badger hair, the silvertip has a very distinct color banding, yet it has the softest and most luxurious natural tips and usually the most defined contrast in color between the black and white color bands. It is also very delicate and caring for the brush properly is very important to prevent the hair from breaking or becoming damaged.
The tips of the hair are never color treated and are left in their natural white to off-white color. The hair is fine gauge and has the most superior water absorbency of any of the badger hair grades. Although the hair is more exquisite in color and feel than super, they do create a very similar quality of lathering from soaps or creams. Both are capable of producing a rich and dense lather because of their ability to absorb water easily and infuse it with the product, but the silvertip has a distinctive quality in the feel against your skin.
On the face, silvertip hair is gentle and luxurious, like a soft cushion that massages the lather on to the face. The value for the increased price difference of silvertip over super is often debatable; however, many recognize silvertip brushes as the finest available in the world. Because of their scarcity, silvertip shaving brushes are the most expensive grade available.
How To Care For Your Brush 1.
Shampoo the brush in warm water before the first use. Use the same shampoo that you use to wash you hair. Some also like to use a conditioner. * 2.
NEVER boil your brush. 3.
Never press the brush into your skin. This will break the badger hair. Instead, stroke it sideways, like a painter\'s brush. 4.
Wash the brush well with warm (not hot) water after each use. 5.
Flick the brush to remove as much water as possible after each use. You can also gently stroke it on a dry towel. 6.
Never store the brush on its base (yes, we know they are flat). Instead, use a brush stand so the remaining water can move away from the base of the hairs. 7.
To avoid mildew, do not store the brush in the medicine chest between uses. Instead, place the stand on vanity top to allow proper air circulation. 8.
If you use a brush in a travel kit, be sure to take it out to dry thoroughly upon your return.