Buck Rogers 28 mm TortoisePaladin Shaving
A very good friend in San Francisco (whom we met on the wet-shaving boards) suggested making a handle based on an old Made-Rite shape that appeared in several variants around mid-last-century. He loaned us two examples, which weblue-printed. Those drawings were very useful as references, but the project ultimately required making a fresh start from scratch on a clean page. The design that ultimately resulted clearly reflects its Made-Rite antecedents, yet it also turned out to be substantially original. The shape is solidly functional and ergonomic. The Buck takes a bit of extra work to finish, but is well worth the effort. The Paladin® Buck Rogers™ shaving brush is a blast from the past that should serve bowl and face lathering just about equally well.
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: Tortoise (polyester resin)
Socket diameter: 28 mm
Handle height: 54.6 mm ± 1 mm
Handle diameter: 40.7 mm ± 1 mm
Knot measurements: see accompanying front-side (top) photo.