Yes, it's a horsehair. It's one of the Vie-Long Bullgoose collection. I think Bullgoose still has most of the run in stock - they also have a white beehive w/dyed horsehair and I believe a beehive silvertip as well.
I really like it. It is not as stiff as the semogue. And in my limited experience with horsehair they don't seem to hold water as well as boar, badger. But it definitely has a place in my rotation. It is nice and soft. It took a few good cleanings to get out the wet horse smell when it was new - my bathroom smelled like a petting zoo for a few days.
~~~I've yet to acquire one of Rudy's horse hair brushes but it's on my to do list. For now I'll settle for using the <$3 horse hair brush I got from Mirac in Turkey. Great little brush BTW. $3 shave brushes and the economically priced tubes of Derby shave cream build wonderful lathers...yet you guys knew that
Alright guys, I am very proud to present my shave den.
Last edited by raccoonandbrush; 08-19-2012 at 08:24 PM.
http://store01.prostores.com/servlet...le-Wall/Detail. I printed out the pictures, then used double side tape to attach them.
I have a small bathroom and am a bit anal about keeping it clutter free so my den is a drawer in my wardrobe.
Each time I shave I go to the drawer and select whatever I fancy for that particular day. Also I can see exactly what I have which keeps my AD under control. Having said that I am waiting for a Shavemac brush and some Castle Forbes Sandalwood shaving cream, Geo. F. Trumpers Sandalwood Skin Food and Geo. F. Trumpers Violet shaving cream to arrive. I have convinced myself that if it fits into this drawer then I don't have too much.
I don't have any "den" so to speak of and many of you guys are causing a bad outbreak of AD. Here's what I have managed to acquire in my 2 1/2 months of wet shaving.
Left to right:
CO Bigelow Cream
Every Man Jack Cream
Van Der Hagen Badger Brush (new as of today)
1952 Gillette from my grandfather that needs to be cleaned for use. Has been sitting in a desk for several decades
Every Man Jack Sandalwood Cream
Every man Jack A/S Lotion Mint
Williams Mug Soap
Aqua Velva A/S
Van Der Hagen Bowl with Van Der Hagen Deluxe Soap
Old Spice Classic
Merkur 178 Classic
Colonel Conk 775 Stand
Van Der Hagen Boar Brush
Not pictured are my Wilkinson Sword Blades and my Merkur Super Blades
Last edited by lowjax; 08-25-2012 at 05:30 PM.
The only reason there isn't more is that I just found this site a few days ago and didn't really know where to get more and what to get. I've got most of the basic stuf sold at the local box stores around me. Also SWMBO isn't a fan of me buying more than I need right now. Something about paying off some debt before buying more stuff.
Member of the 2013 Gentlemanly Insanity Tour
Stop by my Shave Den and chat for a bit.
Here is my shaving den. The only things that actually stay out is the stand with the razor and brush. Everything else is put away beneath the sink in the cabinet. I live with my parents right now so I have to keep it way too nice and tidy. I can't really show anything off. I have only been wet shaving for a week. I received all of this over the course of about 3 days and jumped head first in. It is not much but it is a start. Anyway here is the porn... I mean pics