Muhle Kosmo Fine Badger Shaving Brush with Bog Oak Handle
This unique shaving brush from Muhle is a piece of history. The handle is made from wood that sank into a bog centuries ago and is incredibly rare due to the scarcity of the tree trunks that have been preserved in this way. Some trunks used are up to 3,000 years old. Each piece has been carefully polished over multiple stages using fine oils to seal it and leave a silky, matte finish. Due to the unique nature of this product, each handle varies slightly in colour ranging from brown, dark-brown to black-brown. Finished with a chrome-plated ring at the top, this is a truly beautiful shaving brush that would look good in any collection.
Badger hair is considered the best type of hair for a shaving brush due to its soft feel and water retaining properties that create a rich lather. Usually split up into 3 separate grades depending on which area of the badger the hairs have been taken from: pure/best badger is the lowest-grade, fine badger is the middle-grade and silvertip badger is the top.
This brush uses fine badger hair which is known to be softer than pure badger, but somewhat firmer than silvertip badger making it easier to create a lather from. The hairs are light grey in colour and feature the dark stripe or band typical of high badger hair qualities.
The brush is stylishly presented in its own padded display case. The brush head can be unscrewed and replaced with ease.