These brushes were manufactured with the finest Asian silver tip badger available. Many people don’t understand but the vast majority of badger hair used in name brand shaving brushes is actually Asian badger where they are farmed specifically for this purpose. When we had these brushes made for ShavingShop.com we asked for the absolute best quality silver tip badger they could muster. These brushes have 25mm knots (what the accumulated and bound badger head is called and measured at the base which is inserted into the brush handle). The handles of these brushes are black or white resin with a heavy nickel plated brass base. Compare these brushes to Mühle Nr. 93 K44 Sophist and Heinrich Thater 4125 series brushes - both at more than twice the price.
These brushes have been gamma ray sterilized for your sanitary protection and piece-of-mind. Your brush will arrive in a stylish gift box suitable for any gift giving occasion.
Face feel is *very* nice; a wee bit more backbone would be welcome. I find it unbalanced, though, with too much weight in the base for comfortable face lathering (and stability if placed bulb-down in a shallow bowl).
HHT-0 - shave: The hair can be shaved immediately at the holding point. This is strictly spoken not a true HHT, but it does tell us that the edge is capable of shaving. [all other attempts must be made at least half an inch from the holding point]
HHT-1 - violin : The hair doesn't cut, but it "plays violin" with the edge. This is due to the shingles catching the edge, but it's not sharp enough to penetrate. On a full hollow razor, a faint ringing sound can be heard. On all razors it can be felt with the fingertips that hold the hair.
HHT-2 - split: When it is dragged across the edge, the edge catches the hair and splits it lengthwise.
HHT-3 - catch&pop: When it is dragged across the edge a bit, the edge catches the hair and pops it. The severed part will jump away.
HHT-4 - pop: The hair is popped immediately when it touches the edge. It still jumps away.
HHT-5 - silent slicer: The hair falls silently as soon as it touches the edge.