Hand Made Luxury Shaving accessories by Rodney Neep

 

LUXURY SHAVING
Antler Shaving Brushes

Individually hand made by Rodney Neep
Each piece is unique!

Each piece has an individual serial number,
and comes with a certificate signed by Rodney Neep.

It is actually quite difficult to get antler the right diameter for shaving brush handles. I often have to buy a whole antler and can get only two brush handles from it! When I can get hold of the right pieces, then they make stunning brushes! I don't make many of these.

Please note that I don't take special orders for these to be made. Antler is so unpredictable in its size and shape that I have to make what each piece will allow!


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Almost all of the finest badger hair comes from China. Badger is a protected species in most of Europe. In rural Northern China, badgers multiply to the point of becoming a crop nuisance, and village cooperatives are licensed by the national government to hunt badgers and sell the hair to processors.


Each shaving brush  has an individual serial number, and comes with a certificate signed by Rodney Neep.


#804 22mm silvertip  Sold


#805 22mm silvertip -  Sold


#806 22mm silvertip Sold


#807 22mm silvertip  Sold

 

 

I make the handles in a range of different materials. Wood of various types, real natural stone, or polyester acrylics, including a superb ivory substitute with grain like real ivory..

The greatest benefit from shaving brush use is the tendency to soften and lift facial hair before a shave. Applying shaving cream by hand mats hair or raises it unevenly. Aerosol foams don't soften and lift facial hair as much as real shaving soap foam applied with a brush, instead the aerosol foam is relatively dry with lots of large air bubbles. Real shaving soap produces a creamy lather.

Shaving brush use requires agitation of the soap or cream (usually in a cup or the wooden shaving soap holder) to form a lather suitable for a shave. Apply the lather to the face in a gentle circular motion, and leave for about a minute before shaving for the best results. With a good foamy cream produced by a brush a razor does not need to be pressed to the skin in order to provide a close shave.


Stag Antler shaving brush

#2096 - Stag Antler
26mm 2 Band Manchurian Badger

  • Handle height: 77mm
  • Handle diameter: 41mm
  • Knot: 26mm 2 band Manchurian Badger set at 53mm loft

Beautifully figured stag antler, with the inner "ivory" revealed on one side.

Price 110 plus shipping

Brushes are sent by carrier. UK next day delivery, USA 2-3 days.
(For Europe and Australia select the UK option, and I will use Royal Mail instead)

SOLD

 


 

Stag Antler Shaving Brush

#2095 - Stag Antler & Ivory Resin
26mm 2 Band Manchurian Badger

  • Handle height: 58mm
  • Handle diameter: 37.5mm
  • Knot: 26mm 2 band Manchurian Badger set at 53mm loft

Beautifully figured and particularly "gnarly" stag antler, with the inner "ivory" revealed on one side, and a base section of ivory resin.

Price 110 plus shipping

Brushes are sent by carrier. UK next day delivery, USA 2-3 days.
(For Europe and Australia select the UK option, and I will use Royal Mail instead)

 


 


#1927 - Charolais Horn Shaving Brush

The solid tip of a charolais horn, polished, and fitted with a 30mm extra dense silvertip badger knot. The surface of the horn is a mixture of ivory colours with some parts of the blonde internal layer showing through.

A very unusual and unique shaving brush.

  • Handle height 113mm
  • Diameter at handle top 46mm
  • Knot: 30mm Extra dense silvertip badger (loft 55mm)

140
Plus shipping by carrier. (UK next day delivery. USA 2-3 days)

SOLD

 

 



#1483 - Red Deer Stag Antler Brush

A simply stunning example!

  • Handle height: 58mm
  • Handle diameter: 40mm max
  • Knot: Extra Dense Silvertip Badger (the ultimate knot!) 28mm diameter at the base x 52mm loft

Shaving brush only 135 plus postage

SOLD

Shown here with the the brush is a Roe Deer stag antler handle for DE Razors with a 5mm thread in the hexagonal stainless steel head coupler. To fit most three part razor heads such as Merkur 15C or 33C (as shown in the photo), etc. Although the thread is actually different, this handle can also be used with an old Gillette 3 part razor.

If you would also like the razor as shown (complete with the new Merkur 33C head), or just the razor handle, then email me brushmaker@pensoftheforest.co.uk

Complete Razor 62
Razor handle only 40

 


 

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Good quality red deer antler like this is very expensive, and despite being large, there are only a few pieces in it of the right size to make shaving brush handles. Most of it is too large!.


#890 Red Deer Stag Antler

23mm Silvertip Badger Hair

Stunning stag antler handle. I have made this one so that the tops of the grippy part are smooth and cream coloured, and yet retaining the natural texture and the grip. Part of one side has been turned on the lathe and sanded and polished to reveal the cream and pale brown inner layers.

Handle
65mm tall
30mm at the top
29mm at the base

Knot: specially selected silvertip badger with beautifully soft hairs. 23mm at its base, 59mm loft.

 

SOLD



#982 - Red Deer Antler & Ivory

28mm EXTRA SILVERTIP BADGER
The holy grail of badger knots - Rare!

The Extra Silvertip Badger knot is extremely dense, and wonderful for making that ultra creamy thick lather.

The handle has a stag antler upper section bonded to an Ivory substitute base. Turned on the lathe to reveal the inner part of the antler which has been polished, and leaving a large patch of natural surface on two sides. Two small grooves turned in the antler section.

  • Handle height: 53mm
  • Diameter: 41mm
  • Knot: 28mm EXTRA Silvertip Badger
  • Loft: 55mm

 

SOLD


 


#904 Red Deer Stag Antler

24.5mm Silvertip Badger Hair

Stunning stag antler handle. I have made this one so that the tops of the grippy part are smooth and cream coloured, and yet retaining the natural texture and the grip. The porous end grain has been filled and sealed with acrylic resin.

Handle
50mm tall
40mm diameter

Knot: Silvertip badger
24.5mm at its base, 49mm loft

SOLD


 


#905 Red Deer Stag Antler

24.5mm Silvertip Badger Hair

Stunning stag antler handle. I have made this one so that the tops of the grippy part are smooth and cream coloured, and yet retaining the natural texture and the grip. The porous end grain has been filled and sealed with acrylic resin.

Handle
48mm tall
42mm diameter

Knot: Silvertip badger
24.5mm at its base, 54mm loft

SOLD

 


#906 Red Deer Stag Antler

24mm Silvertip Badger Hair

Stunning stag antler handle. Unsanded and completely natural surface texture with a very good grip. The porous end grain has been filled and sealed with acrylic resin.

Handle
49mm tall
41mm diameter

Knot: Silvertip badger
24mm at its base, 54mm loft

SOLD

 


 

#1239 Red Deer Stag Antler Crown
26mm Extra Silvertip Badger

Stag Antler crown with one point.


You can see here the part of the antler where it came from


The bottom of the crown has has been smoothed

A large handle which is used at right angles to the face. This position works surprisingly well and comfortably on both sides of the face and under the chin.

The white raised parts have the antler and the point have been sanded ultra smooth.

  • Overall length: 175mm
  • Crown 60mm x 50mm
  • Total Height base of crown to top of hairs: 90mm
  • Knot: 26mm Extra SIlvertip with 54mm loft

 

SOLD



#1083 - SOLD - An unusual design made to custom order using the crown of a fallow deer antler.


 

 


 

 

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