Zephyr 28 mm Vintage PortPaladin Shaving
The Paladin Zephyr™ handle-design was derived directly (and very simply) from the Atlas. As simple and obvious as it seemed to be, however, we haven’t seen a closely similar handle design that pre-dates our Zephyr. Ergonomically, it’s a bit more versatile than the Paladin Atlas. We’d expect it to work 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-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: Vintage Port (Acrylic resin)
Socket diameter: 28 mm
Handle height: 59.5 mm ± 1 mm
Handle diameter: 39.7 mm ± 1 mm
Knot measurements: see accompanying front-side (top) photo.