A substantial brush made with the quality and aesthetics one expects from QED. Apart from the comfort and secure grip offered by the lathe-turned ergonomic handle, a truly striking feature of the high quality resin is the coppery swirls produced by mica minerals under the handle surface, somewhat reminiscent of antique red garnet.
Pure Badger (in general) is the most common badger hair and varies greatly in softness, pliability and color. Pure badger hair is usually dark in color, but fluctuates from near-black to a light tan. The hair is coarser than finer grade 'Best' or 'Silvertip' badger hair due to its thicker shaft. Brushes made exclusively with pure badger hair cost significantly less than “Best” or “Silvertip” brushes. Most often, pure badger hair is machine cut to shape, resulting in somewhat stiff, rough tips.
QED Select Pure Badger shaving brushes contain the highest quality hand-packed, uncut, unbleached, unmixed pure badger hair, retaining the hairs suppleness, softness and natural color. Unlike near-black hair, which is the stiffest pure badger with the least water retention capacity, the Select contains the highest quality light tan hair with its natural tapering tips. Its surprising water retention capacity generates a thick lather. For the gentleman seeking a somewhat stiffer tactile lathering experience, the thicker hair shafts and the densely packed 24mm knot of a QED Select Pure Badger shaving brush is the ideal choice. $42.00
Brush measurements (approximate):
• Faux Red Garnet Handle height = 52mm (2.05")
• Pure Badger Hair height = 51mm (2.01")
• Total height = 103mm (4.06")
• Knot size [hair diameter at base] = 24mm (0.94")