Further details: More about the QED Select Manchurian silvertip badger
For the traditionalist a classic handle shape lathe-turned in high quality resin reminiscent of antique ivory. The ergonomic design offers comfort and a secure grip. A substantial brush made with the quality and aesthetics one expects from QED.
The Select’s 26mm hair bundle contains a generous amount of Manchurian silvertip badger hair, sterilized, sorted, weighed and tied by hand. Contrary to popular marketing, Manchurian silvertip is not a grade of hair as much as it is a location. Sourced from the coldest region of Northeast China (historically known as Manchuria) this uncut unbleached silvertip is noted for its softness. Unbleached silvertip badger hair varies naturally in color from off-white to gray. (See Further Details link below)
Bulb shaped, this brush will offer the ideal balance between backbone and soft tips. Due to its water retention capacity the QED Select Manchurian silvertip badger hair generates a luxurious lather that provides ample lubrication for the razor to smoothly glide over the skin. The Select is truly a delight to use. $86.00
Brush measurements (approximate):
• Faux Ivory Handle height = 52mm (2.05")
• Manchurian Silvertip Hair height = 52mm (2.05")
• Total height = 104mm (4.10")
• Knot size [hair diameter at base] = 26mm (1.02")
NOTE: It was not uncommon for antique shaving brush handles to be made of ivory, gold, silver, tortoiseshell, crystal, or porcelain. A shave brush became a status symbol, and an expensive or eccentric brush was a way of asserting one's personality or even affluence.