Named for our ever-faithful Labradoodle, Gus is a new interpretation of a classic design. In early 2018, we were approached by a patron who asked if we would be willing to create a slightly enlarged bi-colour variant of the Somerset-era Eagle, a brush we've long admired. But after getting our hands on one, we felt there was room for improvement. After a few tries, we were able to create a brush that felt good in our admittedly large hands and, more importantly, delighted the patron.
Still believing there was room for improvement, we continued to experiment off and on with the Gus design, eventually giving the handle a slightly shorter, more defined collar, lowering the base, slightly lengthening the handle, adding a small grove just above the base, and adjusting the width of the collar band. The end result is a crisper, more balanced design with what we believe to be a near-perfect grip.
Intended primarily as a face lathering brush, we find Gus equally at home in a bowl or scuttle.
Gus is fully hand-crafted in three sizes on a manually-controlled wood lathe. All you need do is select your preferred knot (2-band Select or 3-band Super Badger) and choose your favorite colours from our Resin Inventory, and we will be delighted to create a bespoke Gus just for you.
Your Gus will come to you with a signed Certificate of Authenticity, complete usage & care instructions, and our written one-year limited warranty.