The BSSW Chichester is one of our classic-patterned shaving brushes that traces its roots back to the venerable Rubberset designs of the early-to-mid twentieth century. In creating Chichester, we allowed ourselves some artistic freedom rather than attempting to make a direct copy. The most readily distinguishable difference is, of course, Chichester's size. While many of the original Rubberset brushes were made for 20-22mm knots, we designed Chichester to accommodate the larger 26-30mm knots preferred by today's wet shaver. The 30mm Chichester offered here is the largest example we currently offer.
A massive brush, this Chichester is hand-crafted, as with all our brushes, on a manually-controlled wood lathe from water-clear cast polyester resin and given a lacquered socket that not only has the appearance of hammered silver but also gives the imprinting with an attractive 3-dimensional quality.
The 2-band Select Badger knot is from our latest batch of knots. Testing random samples, these knots have slightly higher density and stronger backbone than our earlier Selects. Yet at the same time, several of the samples tested exhibited a nice tendency to "gel" as they break-in.
As with all BSSW brushes, this Chichester comes to you gift-boxed with complete usage and care instructions together with a written one-year limited warranty.
Total height: 126mm
Bristle loft: 53.5mm
Handle height: 72.5mm
Handle diameter (max.): 42mm
Socket diameter: 30mm
Hair: 2-band Select Badger