So after seeing all these wonderful custom Shavemacs I decided I need one!
I've been talking with Bernd at Shavemac about a custom brush. We've decided to create a custom badger brush with the following specs:
- 24mm knot D01 hair (most of my existing brushes are 22-23mm knots, so I'd like to try something a hair bigger)
- 50mm loft (I want a dense thick backbone'y brush..what do you think about this loft?)
- handle shape 173 (like Ambrose's custom)
- extreme fan shaped flat top hair (most of my brushes are bulbs or fan'ish bulbs, so I really wanted to try the extreme flat top like Ambrose had)
- genuine horn handle
Handle 173 for reference:
What do you all think? I will use this brush mostly for face lathering soaps, but would also like it be able to be used with Creams and to be bowl lathered.
Any comments or suggestions? I haven't pulled the trigger yet as we are waiting for the photo of the 173 shaped handles in genuine horn to be emailed so I can pick which handle I want (Bernd said probably Tuesday they will arrive). I'm totally stoked! Can't wait!
In the mean time, here's some of the genuine horn handles he has in stock at the moment...mine will be similar in appearance, but shaped in the 173 shape handle (ambrose's handle). The 173 handle looks so ergonomic and distinct, I really dig it!