Sherlock 26 mm SomersetPaladin Shaving
The Paladin™ Sherlock™ handle-design will be recognized by many as resembling Simpson’s Keyhole; however, the general shape has also been used by other venerable shaving brush companies, including Kent, Rooney, and Rubberset (from at least as early as 1910). Although clearly derivative, the Sherlock is purposefully unique. First, we carried out a few rounds of iterative prototyping to settle on dimensional balance between the top and bottom sections; then we decided to slim the waist a bit for the sake of both eye appeal and grip comfort; finally, we beveled the bottom edge to further enhance ergonomics in use. Like the Sumo™, the Sherlock combines very simple geometric shapes that yield a surprisingly well adapted handle. This brush should serve bowl and face latherers 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: Somerset (polyester resin)
Socket diameter: 26 mm
Handle height: 53.4 mm ± 1 mm
Handle diameter: 38.55 mm ± 1 mm
Knot measurements: see accompanying front-side (top) photo.