Hand Made Luxury Shaving accessories by Rodney Neep

RETRO DELUXE
Barbershop Style
SHAVING BRUSHES

Retro styled shaving brushes - all different - but to a style theme
The deluxe version has a round barrel metal top (Nickel Silver, Brass, Bronze or Copper), a distinctive waistline for better grip, and a bulb ended bottom to the handle.

Some may also have engraving in the metal top part.
Prices vary depending on the type of knot and the material used.

This is a unique design of shaving brush by Rod Neep

 


 


PRICE GUIDE

(Prices may vary depending on the materials)

Short & Medium Size
Resin with synthetic hairs
£100
Resin with Select Super Silvertip or 2 Band Machurian badger £115
Resin with Extra Dense Silvertip Badger £125
Stone & Special Resins with Select Super Silvertip or 2 Band Manchurian Badger £130
Stone 67mm tall & Special Resins with Extra Dense Silvertip Badger £140
65mm max handle height with most stones.  Kenya Steatite up to 80mm. (see Stones)
NEWS: I am now able to obtain some stones in a larger size to make the 77mm tall Retro Deluxe brushes

Stone 77mm handle (Nickel silver, Copper, Bronze collar) with extra dense silvertip
£145
Stone with gold metallic veins 77mm handle (Nickel silver, copper, bronze collar) with extra dense silvertip
£155
Gold plated collar ADD
£25
Hallmarked solid silver 25mm collar ADD
£120
Engraved top collar 25mm nickel silver only (Rose, Celtic Knot, etc.) ADD £15
Wood handles vary in price according to the type of wood

Tall version* ADD £10


* The 95mm tall version of the retro deluxe is not available in the stone materials.


silver shaving brush
Above: A hallmarked solid silver collar waiting to be made into a gorgeous custom 25mm Retro Deluxe shaving brush. You may select any of the exotic stones, woods or resins. Email me at: brushmaker@pensoftheforest.co.uk




Above: A very special Tall Retro Deluxe made from real gold leaf set in a charcoal black resin, and with a gold collar. - Sold

The Retro Deluxe is a new design shaving brush that I started to make in February 2014.

At first glance they may all appear to be identical, but each one has a very slightly different shape, as they are hand turned on the lathe by eye. I take pleasure in blending the compound curves so that they are really pleasing in shape.

In particular, the deep waist flares out to blend perfectly with the beading on the metal collar.

The waistline is about 24mm diameter, thus enabling the brush to hang on a brush stand.



#2076 - A very special Retro Deluxe in Lignum Vitae & solid silver. The wood colour will darken to an olive green when exposed to light. £230 SOLD
See the stages of making this brush

 


#1876 Ivory resin
SOLD

#1816 Smelted Copper with copper collar
SOLD

#1818 Smelted Bronze with bronze collar
SOLD

#1819 Pearl Copper with copper collar
SOLD

#1815 Tall - Ivory resin
SOLD

#1812 - Jade with Celtic Knot
SOLD

#1811 (Short) Forest Flame with copper collar
SOLD

#1918 Afzelia Burl wood & Bronze collar. Extra Dense Silvertip
SOLD

#1915 Amber Resin and Rose engraved nickel silver
SOLD

#1914 Jade with Celtic knot engraved nickel silver collar
SOLD

#1897 Elm Burl and planished & antiqued copper collar
SOLD

#1877 Claret Pearl and plain antiqued planished copper collar
SOLD

#1820 Pearl Copper resin and bronze collar. 2 Band Manchurian badger
SOLD

#1916 Red Coral Resin and nickel silver collar
SOLD

#1817 Smelted Copper with nickel silver collar. SOLD

#1924 Kenya Steatite Stone with antiqued copper collar - SOLD

#1980 - Rosewood & Copper - SOLD



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#1947 Pale lapis Lazuli stone with Celtic engraved nickel silver collar £150 SOLD


#1948 Chromite stone £150 SOLD


#1949 Blue Agate stone Celtic £150 Sold


#1950 Serpentine stone £150 SOLD

 

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The Retro Deluxe

Three handle sizes
67mm tall - 77mm tall - 95mm tall
(approx)
Available in
Select Super Silvertip Badger
2 Band Manchurian Badger
Extra Dense Silvertip Badger







#2351 - Retro Deluxe - London Plane
Boar Bristle or Extra Dense Silvertip

London Plane (Planatus acerifolia) is a beautiful blonde coloured lacewood. (Known by Americans as sycamore).

This brush is offered with the choice of eithe an Extra Dense Silvertip knot (the ultimate quality), or a really nice blond boar knot. The boar knot unusually has relatively soft tips, and I have only been able to obtain just five of these.

Handle Height: 73mm
Max diameter: 39mm
Diameter at waist: 21mm
Finish: Marine varnish high gloss
Nickel silver sleeve: 25mm dia. 25mm tall
Knot A: 22mm Blond Boar at 49mm loft
or
Knot B: 22mm Extra Dense Silvertip badger at 49mm loft

Price:
With Boar Knot £70
With Extra Dense Silvertip Knot £130



With Extra Dense Silvertip Knot (#2351XST) £130

Plus shipping

SOLD

Pine cones in copper




Rod Neep shaving brush
#2370 - Pine Cones & Copper

One of the specially designed new resins made for me. Real pine cones set into an iridescent copper flame resin. A polished copper sleeve holds the ultimate quality extra dense silvertip badger knot.

Handle Height: 70mm
Max diameter: 38mm
Diameter at waist: 24mm
Knot: 26mm Extra Dense Silvertip Badger set at 51mm loft

Price £130
plus shipping
If UK or USA delivery using DHL please let me know your contact phone number in the comments on the Paypal checkout page.

SOLD




Buffalo horn shaving brush
buffalo horn shaving brush
#2372 - Retro Deluxe Genuine Buffalo Horn

A very dark brown, almost black, with a few lighter streaks and spots which are entirely natural in the layers of the horn.

A polished nickel silver sleeve holds the ultimate quality extra dense silvertip badger knot.

Handle Height: 66mm
Max diameter: 37mm
Diameter at waist: 25mm
Knot: 27mm Extra Dense Silvertip Badger set at 52mm loft

Price £130
plus shipping
If UK or USA delivery using DHL please let me know your contact phone number in the comments on the Paypal checkout page.

SOLD






The handle is mainly black with flowing shiny copper. Very subtle and extremely beautiful. Topped with a polished copper collar.
#2344 - Molten Copper & Black Retro Deluxe
Choice of 3 different knots
  • 2 Band Manchurian Badger 51mm loft
  • Extra Dense Silvertip Badger 50mm loft
  • Extra Dense Silvertip Badger 55mm loft
    (The 55mm will bloom more and feel softer, although it still has a good backbone for face lathering. It will also release the lather more readily).
This brush handle is slightly larger in the bulb than normal Retro Deluxe brushes, and as it is only 66mm tall the end result is a "ball" end which fits into the palm of your hand. (The brush does have a flat on its base so that it stands up on your bathroom shelf).

  • Handle height: 66mm
  • Diameter: 42mm
  • Diameter at waist: 24.5mm
  • Knot A: 2 Band Manchurian Badger at 51mm loft (as illustrated above)
  • Knot B: Extra Dense Silvertip Badger at 55mm loft
  • Knot C: Extra Dense Silvertip Badger at 50mm loft (as illustrated left)
Price: £120
plus shipping
If UK or USA delivery using DHL please let me know your contact phone number in the comments on the Paypal checkout page.

SOLD


Koa shaving brush
Rod Neep shaving brush
#2345 Retro Deluxe Rose Koa Wood

Simply spectacular AAA grade koa wood, with a polished nickel silver sleeve engraved with a rose on each side.
The wood has a holographic effect when turned against the light. Dark bands become light, and the light bands become dark. Finished in high gloss marine varnish.

  • Handle Height: 75mm
  • Max diameter: 41mm
  • Diameter at waist: 23mm
  • Nickel silver sleeve: 27mm dia. 25mm tall Rose engraved on two sides
  • Knot: 25mm Extra Dense Silvertip badger set at 52mm loft (The ultimate in badger hair knots)

Price £150
Plus shipping
If UK or USA delivery using DHL please let me know your contact phone number in the comments on the Paypal checkout page.

SOLD






Rod Neep shaving brush
burl wood shaving brush
#2346 Retro Deluxe Burl Wood & Forest Green Resin

Natural burl wood bonded to an iridescent forest green resin. The resin fills the voids and spaces in the burl wood

  • Handle Height: 78mm
  • Max diameter: 33mm
  • Diameter at waist: 23mm
  • Nickel silver sleeve: 27mm dia. 25mm tall
  • Knot: 25mm High Quality Silvertip badger set at 52mm loft

Price £130
Plus shipping

SOLD

If UK or USA delivery using DHL please let me know your contact phone number in the comments on the Paypal checkout page.




Shaving brush Rod Neep
Rod Neep shaving brush
#2347 Retro Deluxe Jasper Conglomerate Stone

Jasper stone pebbles set into a dark matrix. Each pebble of the conglomerate has a rust coloured edge.  Fascinatingly beautiful. Polished bronze sleeve holding the knot.

  • Handle Height: 67mm
  • Max diameter: 37mm
  • Diameter at waist: 24.5mm
  • Bronze sleeve: 28mm dia. 25mm tall
  • Knot: 27mm High Quality Silvertip badger set at 52mm loft

Price £130
Plus shipping

SOLD







Amber Resin shaving brush
Celtic knot shaving brush
#2348 Retro Deluxe Amber Resin

Beautiful semi transparent amber resin topped with a Celtic knot engraved nickel silver sleeve to hold the knot.

  • Handle Height: 70mm
  • Max diameter: 36mm
  • Diameter at waist: 24mm
  • Nickel silver sleeve: 27mm dia. 25mm tall with Celtic knot engraving
  • Knot: 25mm High Quality Silvertip badger set at 53mm loft

Price £130
Plus shipping

SOLD




mammoth ivory shaving brush

#2349 Retro Deluxe Mammoth Ivory Resin

An ivory coloured resin with impurities of subtle darker colours representing mammoth ivory.  Topped with a polished nickel silver sleeve to hold the knot.

  • Handle Height: 84mm
  • Max diameter: 36mm
  • Diameter at waist: 22.5mm
  • Nickel silver sleeve: 25mm dia. 25mm tall
  • Knot: 26mm High Quality Silvertip badger set at 53mm loft

Price £115
Plus shipping
If UK or USA delivery using DHL please let me know your contact phone number in the comments on the Paypal checkout page.

SOLD








Stone shaving brush
quartz with gold veins
quartz with gold veins

#2350 Retro Quartz Stone with Gold Veins

Beautiful white quartz stone with an infill of bright shiny gold veins. Topped with a polished gold coloured bronze sleeve to hold the knot.

  • Handle Height: 68mm
  • Max diameter: 35mm
  • Diameter at waist: 24.5mm
  • Bronze sleeve: 28mm dia. 25mm tall
  • Knot: 27mm High Quality Silvertip badger set at 53mm loft

Price £135
Plus shipping
If UK or USA delivery using DHL please let me know your contact phone number in the comments on the Paypal checkout page.

SOLD



                                                           





A varied batch of Retro Deluxe shaving brush handles
Each shaving brush is individually hand turned on the lathe using traditional tools. Each one is different.



More brushes for sale below...




Honey Jasper stone shaving brush

#2267 - Retro Deluxe - Honey Jasper Stone - Synthetic Hairs

One of my very highest quality stone Retro Deluxe style handles. Stunningly gorgeous. Honey Jasper stone with some really nice subtle marble effects, and a polished nickel silver beaded top section. A lifetime lasting shaving brush. No pretension to be a “badger” looking synthetic - Beautiful blonde hairs. Soft as gossamer at the tips, but with a surprisingly good backbone against the face.

  • Handle height: 64.5mm
  • Diameter at bulb: 36mm
  • Diameter at waist: 22.5mm
  • Nickel silver collar: 25.4mm high
  • Knot: 25mm Blond Synthetic
  • Knot loft: 50mm
£110
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

synthetic shaving brush
#2270 - Retro Deluxe Snow Leopard Synthetic

A stunningly beautiful shaving brush in a resin representing a snow leopard, and featuring a synthetic knot.


  • Handle height: 69mm
  • Diameter at bulb: 38mm
  • Diameter at waist: 23mm
  • Nickel silver collar: 24.5mm high
  • Knot: 21.5mm Synthetic
  • Knot loft: 50mm
£100
Plus shipping


SOLD


synthetic shaving brush

stone handle shaving brush
azurite & malachite

azurite shaving brush
#2329 - Retro Deluxe - Azurite & Malachite Stone

An unusual stone which is a mixture of banded azurite (blue) and malachite (green). Both of these minerals are ores of copper, and therefore I have paired the stone with a polished copper collarn to complete the brush handle.

It was just fortunate that this piece of stone came out that way, and I doubt that it can ever be repeated.
  • Handle height: 80mm
  • Diameter at bulb: 37mm
  • Diameter at waist: 24mm
  • Copper collar: 24.5mm high
  • Knot: 26mm Silvertip Badger
  • Knot loft: 50mm
£135
Plus shipping

SOLD

Quartzite & copper shaving brush

shaving brush

stone shaving brush
#2324 - Retro Deluxe Brush - Quartzite with Copper

 A beautiful material. White Quartzite mineral stone with shiny coipper veins throughout. This is the first time I have been able to obtain this unusual stone in a size for a larger Retro Deluxe, and I have been able to buy just two pieces, this being one of them. Stones like this with metallic veins are very expensive, and therefore this one has to be higher in price than the standard Retro Deluxe brushes.

I have made this brush with a polished copper collar to match the stone.
  • Height overall: 126mm
  • Handle height: 76mm
  • Diameter at widest: 37mm
  • Diameter at waist: 23.25mm
  • Copper collar: 27.3mm dia. x 24.5mm high
  • Knot: 26mm Super Silvertip Badger
  • Knot loft above handle: 50mm
The extremely high quality super silvertip badger knot has super soft tips to the hairs.

What a fabulous shaving brush!

Price: £150

SOLD









BRUSHES SHOWN BELOW ARE NOW ALL SOLD


Lapis Lazuli Retro shaving brush
Lapis lazuli stone shaving brush
#2223 - Pale Lapis Lazuli Stone Brush

An unusual pale variant of lapis lazuli stone. Combined with nickel silver and a 25mm Manchurian badger (2 Band) knot preferred by many who face lather.

Made to my standard Retro Deluxe style but with added circular "flats" on four sides of the bulb.

  • Handle height: 65mm
  • Diameter at bulb: 41mm
  • Diameter at waist: 25mm
  • Diameter of nickel silver: 26.3mm (plus beading)
  • Knot: 25mm 2 Band Manchurian Badger
  • Knot loft: 50mm
£130

SOLD






#1951 Retro Deluxe - Kenya Steatite Stone

25mm Super Silvertip Badger (Optional 2 Band badger on request).

The stone has subtle shades of pale red and grey marble pattern with a pale background. Have no worries about this stone scratching or breaking - it is hard! A shaving brush that will last for many years.

  • Handle Height: 80mm
  • Diameter at bulb: 39mm
  • Diameter at waist: 22.5mm
  • Diameter of nickel silver sleeve: 27mm
  • Knot: 25mm Super Silvertip Badger set at 51mm loft. (Optional 2 Band Manchurian badger on request at the same price)

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)

Price: £130 plus shipping

SOLD


quartz shaving brush

#2205 Retro Deluxe Celtic Special - White Quartzite with Black Veins

A gorgeous Retro Deluxe with Celtic knot engraved nickel silver collar in ice white quartzite with black veins. There are oval shaped flat facets to four sides, plus a 1/8" beading turned into the widest part. Unlike most of my brushes, this one has a satin finish. (As the knot is not yet glued in, I can do a highly polished finish if requested at the time of ordering).

  • Handle Height: 66mm
  • Diameter at bulb: 41mm
  • Diameter at waist: 25.5mm
  • Diameter of nickel silver sleeve: 27mm
  • Knot: 25.5mm Extra Dense Silvertip Badger set at 53mm loft.
  • Finish: Matt

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)

Price: £140 plus shipping

SOLD



Larimar Stone shaving brush

#2166 Retro Deluxe Larimar Stone 30mm Extra Dense Silvertip

An ultra special Retro Deluxe shaving brush.


The brush handle is round, but with four flat oval facets on the sides.

 

 

Larimar is a type of pectolite, or a rock composed largely of pectolite, an acid silicate hydrate of calcium and sodium. Although pectolite is found in many locations, none have the unique volcanic blue coloration of larimar. This blue color, distinct from that of other pectolites, is the result of cobalt substitution for calcium.

Larimar, or blue pectolite is an extremely rare gemstone. It has been found only in one location: a mountainous, relatively inaccessible area in the province of Barahona in the Dominican Republic. The first mention of the stone is in a request to mine Larimar in 1916, however it wasn’t until 1974 that the stone really made an appearance.

In 1974, Norman Rilling, a member of the U.S. Peace Corps, and Miguel Méndez, a Dominican found pieces of Larimar on the seashore. The word Larimar was created by Mendez, who combined his daughter’s name Larissa with the Spanish world for sea, Mar.

The stone is formed when hot gases push crystallized minerals up though volcanic tubes. In order to mine and excavate the stone miners must identify these tubes and dig deeper and deeper into old volcanoes. Larimar is used most often to make jewelry but has also been used to make beads and decorative objects.

 

#2166 Retro Deluxe Larimar Stone

An ultra special Retro Deluxe shaving brush made from the rare Larimar Stone, carefully hand crafted on the lathe using tungsten carbide tipped hand tools. I have managed to obtain just one piece of this superb stone in a size suitable for a shaving brush.

This is a large shaving brush. The handle is topped with a polished nickel silver beaded collar, and featuring a superb 30mm extra dense silvertip badger hair knot. The Ultimate.

Not only a work of art, but a superb shaving brush that will grace your bathroom. 

  • Handle Height: 74mm
  • Diameter at bulb: 44mm (38mm over the flat facets)
  • Diameter at waist: 29mm
  • Diameter of nickel silver sleeve: 32.25mm
  • Knot: 30mm Extra Dense Silvertip Badger set at 50mm loft.

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)

Price: £180 plus shipping

SOLD


 

#2188 - Retro Deluxe Black Palm

30mm Extra Dense Silvertip Badger - That's the ultmate!

A stunningly beautiful wood. Actually Black Palm isn't really a wood at all, it is a species of grass! Having said that, it is very dense, compact and hard. Strands of black with beige, in a pale brown. Note the end ends of the strands in the grain at the base of the brush handle.

This is a large shaving brush!

  • 30mm Extra Dense Silvertip badger set at 55mm loft
  • Handle height 85mm
  • Handle Diameter 37mm
  • Diameter at waist 25.5mm
  • Nickel silver collar 31.5mm diameter and 25mm tall

£140

SOLD



#2146 Retro Deluxe 30mm - Kenya Steatite Stone

30mm Extra Dense Silvertip badger

A large and weighty shaving brush with a huge luxurious ultimate quality badger hair knot set into a polished nickel silver collar. It is simply gorgeous! The stone has subtle shades of pale red and grey marble pattern with a pale background. Have no worries about this stone scratching or breaking - it is hard! A shaving brush that will last for many years.

  • Handle Height: 77mm
  • Diameter at bulb: 37mm
  • Diameter at waist: 24mm
  • Diameter of nickel silver sleeve: 32mm
  • Knot: 30mm Extra Dense Silvertip Badger set at 53mm loft.

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)

Price: £135 plus shipping

SOLD

 


#2151 Retro Deluxe Special Quartz & Hornblende

Probably one of the most stunning shaving brushes that I have ever made!

This brush is more than my usual Retro Deluxe style brush, as although it has the same generic shape to the handle, there are four flat oval facets on the sides. So from one angle it appears round, and from another angle it appears to be square sided. White quartz with inclusions and veins of black hornblende mineral. A polished nickel silver collar engraved with a Celtic knot pattern holds the ultimate quality 25mm Extra Dense Badger hair knot.

  • Handle height 65.5mm
  • Max diameter 42mm (38mm over the flats)
  • Min diameter 26mm at the waist
  • Nickel silver collar 27mm diameter (Celtic knot engraving)
  • Knot : 25mm Extra Dense Silvertip badger set at 50mm loft

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)

Price: £150 plus shipping

SOLD

 


More photos of this beautiful shaving brush below.

Note: If you would prefer this brush with a 25mm Manchurian 2 Band badger knot instead of the extra dense silvertip then contact me. Price will be £120 plus shipping.


#2153 - Retro Deluxe Special - Turquoise and Gold

Turquoise is a semi precious stone. This particular piece has metallic gold coloured veins resulting in a stunning appearance.

This brush is more than my usual Retro Deluxe style brush, as although it has the same generic shape to the handle, there are four flat oval facets on the sides. So from one angle it appears round, and from another angle it appears to be square sided. In addition, I have turned a 3mm half round beading into the bulb sectionas an added decorative feature.

  • Handle height 66mm
  • Max diameter 43mm (38mm over the flats)
  • Min diameter 23.5mm at the waist
  • Nickel silver collar 27mm diameter
  • Knot : 25mm Extra Dense Silvertip badger set at 52mm loft

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)

Price: £140 plus shipping

SOLD

 


Above: The handle before the knot is glued in place into the polished nickel silver collar.

Below: Close up detail showing how the 3mm half round beading intersects with the flat facets.


 

 

#1923 - Retro Deluxe Steatite Stone with Antiqued Copper Collar

This piece of stone has gorgeous colours including dark and light mottled greys on one side, deep rust reds and purples on the other side. Banded and mottled. It even has a few small grains of gold showing in the base.

The copper collar has been antiqued and oxidised to display deep rich reds through purples. (Polishing with metal polish would reveal bright copper, but that would tarnish again).

  • Handle height 75mm
  • Max diameter 38mm
  • Min diameter 23mm at the waist
  • Knot : 25mm Super Silvertip set at 51mm loft
    (Optional 2 Band Manchurian badger knot on request)

£130

SOLD


Faux Mammoth Ivory

 


#1977 - Retro Deluxe Faux Mammoth Ivory & Nickel Silver

 

A new resin material specially made for me to represent mammoth ivory. Off white with some darker "impurities". Nickel silver collar.

  • Handle height 79mm
  • Max diameter 37.5mm
  • Min diameter 22.5mm at the waist
  • Knot 25mm Select Super Silvertip
    Loft 53mm (Option of 2 Band Manchurian badger at same price on request)

110 plus shipping

SOLD


 

 


#1920 - Short Retro Deluxe - Ivory Resin

Short size (60mm tall handle).
PolishedNickel silver collar.

Fitted with the superb extra dense silvertip badger knot, set at 52mm loft, or a boar bristle knot.

 


£100 Extra Dense Silvertip Badger (23mm x 52mm loft)

SOLD


 

 

#2119 - Retro Deluxe Celtic Malaysian Blackwood

A gorgeous Retro Deluxe with a slightly different shaped handle in superbly grained Malaysian Blackwood. Nickel silver collar with a celtic knot engraving.

  • Handle Height: 77mm
  • Diameter at bulb: 39mm
  • Diameter at waist: 23mm
  • Diameter of sleeve: 27.5mm
  • Knot: 25mm Extra Dense Silvertip Badger set at 50mm loft. (Can be set lower on request)

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)

Price: £150 plus shipping

SOLD


BRUSHES SHOWN BELOW ARE ALL NOW SOLD


#2089 - Retro Deluxe - Briar Burl

Made from very expensive Briar Burl wood. That's the stuff that the very best high quality pipes are made from. Topped with a nickel silver collar. Large 27mm extra dense silvertip badger knot.

Very classy indeed!

  • Handle Height: 74mm
  • Diameter at bulb: 37mm
  • Diameter at waist: 25mm
  • Diameter of sleeve: 29.25mm
  • Knot: 27mm Extra Dense Silvertip Badger set at 50mm loft. The very highest quality badger knot that there is!

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)

Price: £140 plus shipping

SOLD



#2092 - Retro Deluxe - Tortoise Resin & Bronze

A huge 30mm extra dense silvertip knot which will bloom out into a monster shaving brush. As it has extra dense packed hairs it still has a stong enough backbone for face lathering, but will also work superbly at whipping up a lather in a bowl.

Tortoise resin with a plain bronze top sleeve. Two materials that go well together really nicely.

  • Handle height: 71mm
  • Diameter at bulb: 35mm
  • Diameter at waist: 24.5mm
  • Diameter of bronze sleeve: 31.5mm
  • Knot: 30mm extra dense silvertip badger set at 51mm loft

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)

Price: £125 plus shipping

SOLD

 


 


 

#2077 - Retro Deluxe Lignum Vitae & Gold

An extra special Retro Deluxe in the superb Lignum Vitae wood. Lignum Vitae is a very heavy and dense wood which is naturally waterproof!

Featuring the ultimate 30mm Extra Dense Silvertip Badger knot set at 50mm loft, set into a gold plated metal collar.

The handle has some hand cut spiral grooves in the waist as an extra special feature. There is also a gold plated "NEEP" disc inset into the base of the handle.

  • Handle height 80mm
  • Diameter: a generous 44mm
  • Diameter at waistline: 28mm

Lignum Vitae darkens with exposure to light and takes on an olive green tint, and this brush handle is already darkening nicely. 

I originally made this brush thinking that I would keep it for my own use. It is that special. But I decided to offer it for sale. (If it doesn't sell quickly then I still may be tempted to keep it and use it!).

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)

Price: £150 plus shipping

SOLD

 

 


 

A new batch of collars made for Retro Deluxe brushes

I thought I would try some larger ones than just the standard 25mm collars that I have been using to date.

From left to right:

  • 3 x 25mm beaded nickel silver
  • 3 x 26.5mm beaded nickel silver
  • 3 x 29mm plain nickel silver
  • 2 x 25mm plain nickel silver
  • 3 x 29mm beaded gold bronze
  • 3 x 29mm plain gold bronze
  • 1 x 25mm beaded copper.

Do contact me for special custom made Retro Deluxe Brushes.
Email: brushmaker@pensoftheforest.co.uk



#1978 - Retro Deluxe Black & Metallic Silver & Nickel Silver

An interesting and spectacular resin material . Black with streaks of metallic silver. Nickel silver collar.

  • Handle height 77mm
  • Max diameter 37.5mm
  • Min diameter 22mm at the waist
  • Knot 25mm Select Super Silvertip
    Loft 52mm (Option of 2 Band Manchurian badger at same price on request)

£115 plus shipping

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

SOLD


Cocobolo burl retro shaving brush


#1979 - Retro Deluxe Cocobolo Burl & Copper

Rare and unusual cocobolo burl wood. Danish Oil satin finish, and a polished copper collar. The copper will develop an antique patina in use. (But you may polish it with metal polish if you wish).

  • Handle height 83mm
  • Max diameter 40mm
  • Min diameter 23mm at the waist
  • Knot 25mm Select Super Silvertip
    Loft 53mm

£120 plus shipping

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

SOLD


 

#1987 - Retro Deluxe Leopard

A one-off unique shaving brush with a gorgeous leopard resin handle and a polished nickel silver collar. Totally unique! I won't be making another brush like this one.

Featuring a larger 27mm Extra Dense Silvertip badger knot (the ultimate knot) which will handle both bowl and face lathering with ease.

  • Handle height 75mm
  • Max diameter 37mm
  • Min diameter 24mm at the waist
  • Knot 27mm Extra Dense Silvertip Badger
    Loft 52.5mm

£125 plus shipping

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

SOLD





Three Retro Deluxe Brushes in 100% natural Steatite stone. I import this stone from a village in the Rift Valley in Kenya where it is mined in a small pit in the ground by the locals that I have met. I pay them good money for the stone, each piece equivalent to a week's worth of food for a family.

Unlike normal steatite, the stone from this location is full of impurities, which make it much harder. Most of the stone is a pale salmon colour with a mottled and banded marble appearance. Occasionally the red iron oxides result in a deep red or deep purple.

This stone makes a stunningly beautiful (and hefty) shaving brush. It is hard and won't be easily scratched, and as it has a homogeonous structure it won't break easily. I am so confident that if you do break it, then I will replace the handle for you. No hassle.

Brushes like these are priced from £130 (Super silvertip or 2 Band Manchurian) and £140 with an extra dense silvertip knot.

Almost all of the stone that I have remaining is the lighter colour similar to brush #1924 above. Some of it with more pronounced banding in the grain of the stone.


#1922 - Retro Deluxe Steatite Stone with Nickel Silver Collar

This piece of stone has gorgeous colours including egg yolk yellow, rust reds and purples. Banded and mottled.

  • Handle height 76mm
  • Max diameter 38mm
  • Min diameter 22mm at the waist

Available with a choice of three knots:





25mm Extra Dense Silvertip (55mm loft) £120

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

SOLD


 


Special Stone Materials

In addition to the various standard resins I can make the brushes in various stones.


See: Exotic Stones (opens in a new window)




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Four extra special Retro Deluxe brushes with stone handles, and engraved Celtic knot collars.
All 4 sold.



Pictured here alongside #1793 which is now sold

#1809 - Short Retro Deluxe - Quartzite & Gold with Celtic Knot

Another very special and very classy "Retro" shaving brush - A handle of Quartzite stone with gold metal veins (this stuff is hard!), and a nickel silver collar with a Celtic Knot engraving.

25mm extra dense silvertip knot... they don't come better than this!

  • Handle height: 69mm
  • Diameter: 37mm
  • Diameter at waist: 23.5mm
  • Nickel silver section 27mm diameter (24mm tall)
  • Knot: 25mm diameter Extra dense silvertip badger set at 49mm loft.

£150
Shipping by carrier (UK next day, USA 2-3 days, fully tracked and insured)

SOLD

 


£140
Shipping by carrier (UK next day, USA 2-3 days, fully tracked and insured)

SOLD

 

#1793 - Short Retro Deluxe Claret Pearl Rose

Probably one of the most stunning and classy looking shaving brushes that I have ever made.

Deep rich pearlised claret resin with a beaded polished nickel silver collar with a rose engraved on each side. Topped with the ultimate extra dense silvertip badger knot.

  • Handle height: 69mm
  • Diameter: 37mm
  • Diameter at waist: 23.5mm
  • Nickel silver section 27mm diameter (24mm tall)
  • Knot: 25mm diameter Extra dense silvertip badger set at 50mm loft.

 

 




#1810 - Short Retro Deluxe - Briar Burl Resin & Dragon

Here be Dragons!

Well... a dragon engraved into the brass metal collar of this Retro styled shaving brush. Handsome he looks too!

  • Handle height: 69mm
  • Diameter: 37mm
  • Diameter at waist: 23.5mm
  • Brass section 27mm diameter (24mm tall)
  • Knot: 25mm diameter 2 Band Manchurian badger set at 49mm loft.

£130
Shipping by carrier (UK next day, USA 2-3 days, fully tracked and insured)

SOLD


 





 

 

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