Atlas 28 mm NeptunePaladin Shaving
The Paladin™ Atlas™ handle-design is based very closely on a Kent V10 in our collection of vintage shaving brushes. We didn’t undertake to explore modifications for the sake of enhancement; our objective was simply to resurrect an abandoned style that we’ve long admired. The only minor changes we purposely made were to 1) extend the top and bottom sections each by about 0.5 mm in height (i.e., 1.0 mm total) and 2) add a slight chamfer to the bottom edge. Otherwise, the 28 mm Paladin Atlas is basically scaled 1:1 with our example of the V10. The Atlas is probably a little better suited to face lathering than use with a bowl.
At present, we only offer knots containing what is commonly referred to as 2-band badger hair, the characteristics of which combine resilient (springy) shafts with soft tips. High quality knots of this type are prized for their overall performance. The resilience of 2-band hair confers optimal backbone without excessive density. As a result, 2-band knots typically deliver superior lather production and flow-through without sacrificing comfort in use. We offer these knots first and foremost because they are what we prefer to use ourselves. Please take care to note additional details regarding the various knots installed in listed brushes here.
Material: Neptune (Acrylic resin)
Socket diameter: 28 mm
Handle height: 53 mm ± 1 mm
Handle diameter: 39.3 mm ± 1 mm
Knot measurements: see accompanying front-side (top) photo.