Ebonite PK-47 26 mm PonceauDark Holler Design Works, LLC
The Paladin™ PK-47™ handle embodies an original design, although it appreciatively reflects traditional influences. The concave section below the ring (or bead) is slightly more open than that of the Chief™, and the PK-47 has just a bit more girth. We were honored by a request to make 100 PK-47s for The Shave Nook’s third anniversary (2015), limited-edition brush. It was enthusiastically received; that offering sold out in 97 seconds. This is a nicely balanced brush. At about mid-size in height, the PK-47 serves bowl and face-lathering equally well, at least in our use.
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: Ponceau Ebonite
Socket diameter: 26 mm
Handle height: 53.25 mm ± 1 mm
Handle diameter: 37.85 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).