Ebonite Tut 26 mm Cumberland HoneyDark Holler Design Works, LLC
The Paladin™ Tut™ handle-design was originally conceived to be a quick and easy derivative of the El Dorado. It turned out to be anything but quick and easy. Eliminating the bead created aesthetic and ergonomic challenges we hadn’t anticipated, and the groove above the base required several iterative prototypes to get the tool paths right. All-in-all we, programmed and turned nine different versions of the Tut before settling on the final one. Although there are obvious differences, some features of the Tut bear resemblance to the ubiquitous Persian Jar handle-shape. While we were musing over possible names, somebody suggested that the new handle looked like one of the canoptic jars in The Mummy. And so, we dubbed it the Tut (short for Tutankhamun). Like the El Dorado, 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 Honey Ebonite
Handle height: 58 mm ± 1 mm
Handle diameter: 39 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).