Ebonite Oscar 28 mm AuroraDark Holler Design Works, LLC
The Paladin Oscar™ handle design was derived directly from the Moby (by addition of a ring) without reference to any other handle. Nevertheless, our Oscar bears obvious resemblance to antecedents harking back to the Victorian era. As with the Moby, although we wouldn’t hesitate to face lather with the Oscar, its overall height is probably more suggestive of fitness for 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-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: Aurora Ebonite
Handle height: 61.25 mm ± 1 mm
Handle diameter: 39.8 mm ± 1 mm
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).