I purchased this blue ceramic Avon brush & mug on the big auction site for $5 last year. I've been using the mug, but the brush has been sitting on a shelf unused and unloved. They arrived as new in the original Avon gift box that was most likely sold in the 70's or 80's. I really didn't need another boar brush when I already had three Omegas, one Semogue and one Ever-Ready which I restored with a TGN English Boar knot.
As a matter of fact, I really didn't need another Badger brush either, but I had a 24mm TGN Finest sitting in a drawer for the past eight months and I figured what the heck. I took my calipers and measured the opening in the ceramic handle and low and behold it was perfect!
I used the steam method for removing the old knot and it was too easy. I set the new knot in place (55mm loft) using marine epoxy. The photos below show my completed project.
I did not use the lather shown in the photo for shaving since it was too runny for my liking. This brush holds a ton of water and I needed to add more product in order to get the lather right. Once I did, the velvety soft tips applied copious amounts of lather to my face. It was a beautiful shave and a great brush to add to my rotation. At first, I thought that it may be too floppy since most of my other badgers are set at 45-50mm, but that is not the case.