Recently recommended by a long-time patron, Nancy and I have been experimenting with an acrylic resin made here in the USA. Unlike acrylics we've tested off and on over the past three years, this acrylic possesses outstanding color depth combined with excellent machining and finishing properties. As such, this could be a near-ideal shaving brush handle material.
Acrylic resin is a thermoplastic, which means it is one of a group of plastics that can be heated and manipulated repeatedly, whereas polyester resin commonly used in shaving brushes is a thermosetting plastic that uses a catalyst to solidify into a solid mass that won’t melt down (source Juxtamorph.com.) Acrylic resin is considered extremely weatherproof. In solid form, acrylic resin can stand up to decades of exterior use. It does not yellow when exposed to sunlight, even after many years (source Wikipedia.)
Since this is still a new material to us, Nancy suggested we offer the first five production handles "finished but incomplete." That way you can choose whether you want your brush finished as a BSSW or Morris & Forndran.
Because Shopify limits the way we can specify quantities, we need to offer these handles as a numbered group.
To order your brush, use our Contact Form to tell us which numbered handle and brand/knot you want. We will send a PayPal invoice and finish the brush to your specifications once we receive payment. Full payment will be due on BSSW brushes and a $50.00 deposit for M&F's. (Please allow 2 - 3 days for us to complete BSSW brushes and (averaging) 2 months for M&F brushes.)
We will honor orders in the order received.
BSSW knots, including Priority Mail shipping with tracking & Insurance are:
- 2-band Select Badger Fan or Bulb: $153.00
- 3-band Super Badger Hybrid or Bulb: $158.00
Morris & Forndran knots, with Priority Mail shipping with tracking & Insurance are:
- 2-Band Finest Badger Fan, Hybrid, or Bulb: $208.00
- 3-band Super Badger: Fan or Hybrid: $213.00