The 2XXL Single-Ring shaving brush is a recent re-design of the classic Rooney single-ring 2XL "Stubby." Offered here with a distinctive camouflage Ebonite handle we call "Ranger," this 2XXL Single-Ring shaving brush is filled with our luxurious 2-band 1909 Estate Series badger hair. (Please see our Knot Properties page for a comprehensive description.)
At ~46mm tall, the re-designed single-ring 2XXL is approximately 2mm shorter and 2-3mm wider than the current 2-ring 2XL.
The single-ring re-design came about after a long-time patron asked us to bring back the Rooney-pattern 3XXL shaving brush but in shortened form. With encouragement from Lee Sabini, designer of the original XXL pattern, we developed a prototype that greatly exceeded our expectations--so much so that that prototype has become part of our regular brush rotation. From this prototype we expanded the single-ring concept to include the 2XXL offered here along with 2XL and 3XL versions offered elsewhere on this website.
Although intended as a face lathering brush, we find the 2XXL Single-Ring equally at home in a bowl or scuttle. And, as with all shaving brushes offered on this website, this 2XXL Single-Ring was lathe-turned and hand-finished by master wood turner and brush maker Brad Sears on a 700-lb manually-controlled wood lathe (a Powermatic 3520B) in our Maryland Eastern Shore workshop.
Due to the very limited amount of Ebonite material on hand, we regret that we are unable to accept Ebonite custom brush orders at this time.
- Total height: 96.5mm
- Handle height: 46.5mm
- Handle diameter (max.): 43.8mm
- Bristle loft: 50mm
- Socket diameter: 28.3mm
- Hair: 2-band Estate Series Badger