The 2XL Single-Ring shaving brush is a recent re-design of the classic Rooney single-ring 2XL "Stubby." Offered here in rich Golden Orange acrylic resin, this 2XL Single-Ring 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 2XL is approximately 2mm shorter than the current 2-ring 2XL while retaining the same basic diameters as the 2-ring version.
The single-ring XL re-design came about after a long-time patron asked us to bring back the Rooney-pattern 3XXL shaving brush in a 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 2XL offered here along with 2XXL and 3XL versions offered elsewhere on this website.
Although intended as a face lathering brush, we find the 2XL Single-Ring equally at home in a bowl or scuttle. And, as with all shaving brushes offered on this website, this 2XL Single-Ring brush 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.
- Total height: 96.3mm
- Handle height: 45.6mm
- Handle diameter (max.): 42.3mm
- Bristle loft: 50.7mm
- Socket diameter: 28.6mm
- Hair: 2-band Estate Series Badger