The 2XL Single-Ring shaving brush is a recent re-design of the classic Rooney single-ring 2XL "Stubby." Offered here in lustrous "Oyster" Kirinite acrylic, this 2XL 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 Single-Ring 2XL is approximately 2mm shorter than the current 2-Ring 2XL while retaining the basic diameters found in 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 but 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 the 3XXL prototype, we expanded the Single-Ring concept to include the Single-Ring 2XL offered here along with 2XXL and 3XL versions offered elsewhere in this website.
Although intended as a face lathering brush, we find the single-ring 2XL equally at home in a bowl or scuttle. And, as with all shaving brushes offered on this website, this Single-Ring 2XL 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 Oyster kirinite on hand, we regret that we are unable to accept custom orders at this time.
- Total height: 96.5mm
- Handle height: 46.5mm
- Handle diameter (max.): 41.3mm
- Bristle loft: 50mm
- Socket diameter: 29.3mm
- Hair: 2-band Estate Series Badger