Ebonite Lotus 28 mm CumberlandDark Holler Design Works, LLC
The Paladin™ Lotus™ handle-design was developed from scratch. It reflects no prior influence (at least not any that we recognize) with the exception of the curve below the double beads, which was adapted from our PK-47™. Fourteen successive prototypes were turned before the final version was selected. The Lotus has the distinction of having been copied (from a pre-release photo posted on The Shave Nook) before we offered any for sale. This brush should work just about equally well for either bowl or face lathering.
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-throughwithout 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: Cumberland Ebonite
Knot measurements: see accompanying front-side (top) photo.
Please note that exposure of Ebonite to scalding hot water should be avoided and that storing Ebonite in the dark will slow natural surface oxidation. Occasional polishing may be required to restore sheen. This is generally true for all products made from Ebonite (e.g., pipe stems, pen barrels, mouthpieces for fine woodwind instruments, and bowling balls).