Hand Made Luxury Shaving accessories by Rodney Neep

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LUXURY SHAVING
Shaving Brushes - Razors - Shaving Sets 

A range of luxury shaving accessories 
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.

SHAVING SETS ARE NORMALLY MADE TO SPECIAL CUSTOM ORDER ONLY
ALTHOUGH I OCCASIONALLY HAVE SOME IN STOCK FOR SALE


SHAVING SETS

These superb luxury shaving sets come complete with Mach 3 compatible razor or a DE razor, a top quality Badger Hair shaving brush, and a chrome stand. The stand, brush and razor have matching handles in a range of different materials. Wood of various types, real natural stone, or polyester acrylics.

The stand displays your set, keeps the razor upright out of harms way and allows your brush to aerate and therefore prolong its life.

The razor is compatible with standard Gillette Mach 3 blades.

These are a truly gorgeous shaving sets that are beautifully hand made and will give many years of service. A highly treasured gift to yourself or someone special in your life.

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

PRICE GUIDE

With Mach3 type razor and Select Super Silvertip badger brush from 220
With Mach3 type razor and Extra Dense Silvertip badger brush from 250
With traditional double edge razor and Extra Dense Silvertip badger brush from 300
With traditional double edge razor and extra dense silvertip badger brush - in Stone
from 330

Prices may vary depending on special materials used and special designs.

Exotic and rare stones available for shaving sets (subject to availability at the time)
See: http://www.pensoftheforest.co.uk/stones/
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Shaving sets are usually made to special order only. But I may have some in stock for immediate sale. Please email me brushmaker@pensoftheforest.co.uk

 


Kenya Steatite Stone shaving set

Steatite stone shaving set. (sold)




Malachite shaving set

#2306 Shaving set in Banded Malachite stone
Each of the pieces in this set have squared faces and rounded corners. 340 SOLD

What the new owner said about this set:
Hi Rod!
Your shaving set is just flawless...
I was expecting only the best and the pictures you sent made me very eager to try it out once it got here. The packaging was very nice and it was a surprise to receive a packet of blades as well. The weight of the brush and handle of the razor makes it effortless to shave and i really like that heavy duty feeling of quality.

So thank you very much for taking the time crafting such a grace to a gentlemens bathroom. I would definately order another set in the near future, the quartzite in black could look stunning when finished, so i will stay updated.







#2262 - Lignum Vitae Brush, stand & Razor Handle

WATERPROOF WOOD - LIGNUM VITAE

Incredibly hard, heavy and extremely dense. Lignum Vitae sinks in water. In fact, this piece of timber was found at the bottom of a dock in Glasgow where it had lain submerged for over a hundred years! Once the piece was cut, it was as good as it has always been. Some of this wood found its way to my local wood merchant, and of course, I had to have some from which to make shaving brush handles. Waterproof wood!

The wood is obtained chiefly from Guaiacum officinale and Guaiacum sanctum, both small, slow growing trees. All species of the genus Guaiacum are now listed in Appendix II of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) as potentially endangered species.

That means that this wood can not be moved over international borders without special paperwork. I cannot export this shaving brush outside of the UK. (Well, it would be possible, just, but it would mean a lot of paperwork and form filling, which isn't practical). It is perfectly legal for me to sell it within the UK.

"Lignum vitae" is Latin for "tree of life", and derives its name from its medicinal uses. It was the traditional wood used for the British police truncheon until recently, due to its density (and strength), combined with the relative softness of wood compared to metal, thereby tending to bruise or stun rather than simply cut the skin.

The belaying pins and deadeyes aboard USS Constitution and many other sailing ships were made from lignum vitae. Due to its density and natural oils, they rarely require replacement, despite the severity of typical marine weathering conditions. It was once widely used in water-lubricated shaft bearings for ships and hydro-electric power plants, and in the stern-tube bearings of ship propellers.

You get the message
The wood handle of this shaving set is going to last!
I have a just a few pieces sufficient to make just three shaving brushes.
This wood takes on olive greenish tinge after a while being exposed to light.

Note: Due to CITES regulations Lignum Vitae my not cross international borders.

Price 240 plus shipping

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Lignum Vitae shaving set


The brush is of my "Retro Deluxe" style (my own design), with a 25mm extra dense silvertip knot, and with a nickel silver collar engraved with a rose on two sides. The "base" of the brush handle is rounded.

The stand is my deluxe higher quality heavy stand with a sold metal base.

Although the razor is complete with a DE open comb head the razor handle will take any head from a three piece double edged razor such as Merkur, Feather, etc.

Lignum Vitae

Pink Ivory shaving set

#2322 - Shaving Set - Pink Ivory

A special exotic rare wood from South Africa. Pink Ivory is very dense and tight grained. It is known as Pink Ivory because the local tribesmen used to consider this to be better than elephant ivory for making artifacts.

Razor: Traditional double edge with open combs
Brush: Retro Deluxe 27mm extra dense silvertip badger.

240 plus shipping

SOLD


Pink Ivory shaving brush

#2297 - SHAVING SET QUARTZITE & GOLD STONE

Probably the most beautiful shaving set that I have ever made. White quartzite stone with gold veins for the brush and razor handle and the column, and gold plated metalwork.

This set features both a traditional open comb double edge razor *and* a Mach3 type razor head which are interchangeable on the razor handle. The razor head not in use locates on a small collar on the base of the stand.

The shaving brush, to my own "Retro Deluxe" design, has a gold plated collar and has the holy grail 27mm extra dense silvertip badger knot set at 50mm loft.

All in all, a work of art which will grace any gentleman's bathroom.


Above, with the Mach3 razor head fitted

Price 340
shipping free

SOLD

Quartzite & gold shaving set










The spare razor head locates in a small lug on the base of the stand




quartzite & gold shaving brush

The exquisite shaving brush with the holy grail 27mm extra dense silvertip badger hair knot. The gold collar complements the gold veins in the quartzite stone.





Black & Gold deluxe shaving set
#2298 - Shaving Set - Black Chromite Stone & Gold

A beautiful shaving set tin black crhomite stone with gold veins for the brush and razor handle and the column, and gold plated metalwork.

This set features both a traditional open comb double edge razor *and* a Mach3 type razor head which are interchangeable on the razor handle. The razor head not in use locates on a small collar on the base of the stand.

The shaving brush, to my own "Retro Deluxe" design, has a gold plated collar and has the holy grail 27mm extra dense silvertip badger knot set at 50mm loft.

All in all, a work of art which will grace any gentleman's bathroom.

Price 340

SOLD








Two razor heads fit into the opposite ends of the razor handle. A traditional open comb double edge razor, and a Mach3 tyope razor. The spare razor head fits onto a small lug on the base of the stand.







Shaving set in Lapis Lazuli

#2243 - Luxury Shaving Set in Lapis Lazuli Stone

  • Shaving Stand with heavy base
  • DE Razor (with Merkur head)
  • Special design brush with nickel silver collar and extra dense silvertip badger knot

Shaving set in lapis lazuli stone

shaving set in lapis lazuli stone

lapis lazuli

Dark blue Lapis Lazuli stone with very fine gold veins. (Actually, the gold in this stone is Pyrite - Fools Gold)
A Merkur DE razor head is included, but you may use your own favourite head from any three piece razor.

  • Razor Handle length (excluding head): 100mm
  • Shaving brush handle height: 66mm
  • Diameter max: 36mm
  • Diameter min: 28mm (below collar)
  • Nickel silver collar diameter: 28.5mm
  • Knot: 26mm Extra Dense Silvertip badger (the ultimate!)
  • Knot loft: 52mm
A beautiful and functional work of art to grace a gentleman's bathroom.
Once sold, I will never make another set like this.


SOLD









SETS BELOW HAVE BEEN SOLD




#1878 - SHAVING SET - MALACHITE STONE

SOLD

One of the most stunningly beautiful and complex shaving sets that I have ever made. A stand, traditional DE razor and a brush in banded malachite stone (a copper ore mineral). I have never made anything like this before, and I never will again. (Actually I made two almost identical sets, and one of them is to treasure and keep myself).

The shaving stand has a very heavy thick metal base for stability. The column of the stand. like the razor and brush handle is round with four flat facets. Just to add an extra feature of interest, I made it with a thin ring of polished nickel silver between two pices of the malachite stone.

A stunningly beautiful piece of practical art to grace a gentleman's bathroom.


Malachite - a naturally occuring copper ore mineral.

The shaving brush:

Made to my "Retro Deluxe" design, a style which I designed myself.

But there's a difference. Instead of being round, the stone part of the handle is both round and square! It has four flat facets.

The upper section of the handle is made from nickel silver, with round beading at its top and bottom.

  • Height overall: 125mm
  • Height of handle: 67mm
  • Diameter of bulb: 45mm
  • Size accross the flats: 38mm
  • Waist diameter: 26mm
  • Diameter of nckel silver: 29mm
  • Knot: The ultimate Extra Dense Silvertip badger. 27.5mm diameter at the base, with a 57mm loft.

This is a large heavy brush with a very large knot. Despite the high loft, the density of the badger hairs gives a strong backbone, so that it is equally suitable for both face and bowl lathering. 

 



The brush handle is round, but with four flat facets.

The DE razor has similar features to match the brush handle and the stand column. Round with flat facets.

The chromium plated razor head is modelled after a Gillette open comb style of razor that was produced in the 1920s. It was a great razor back then, and still is today.

Below: An old Gillette Razor from the 1920s.

The squared section at the base of the razor handle.

The razor is hefty, which allows you to apply zero pressure to the face when shaving. Let the tool do the work! Used in this way you will have comfortable shaves without irritation of the skin.

 

 

 

#1878 - SHAVING SET - MALACHITE STONE

A beautiful and functional work of art to grace a gentleman's bathroom. Once sold, I will never make another set like this.

340
Shipping free anywhere in the world.
By carrier, fully tracked and insured. UK next day, USA 2 to 3 days delivery).

SOLD

 


 

SHAVING SETS BELOW ARE ALL SOLD

Above: a special set in Kenya Soapstone

Coin set into the base with a memorable date, or alternatively you can have a custom engraved name disc in the brush base.


Above: An Elite brush (Extra Dense Silvertip), stand and DE razor in ivory resin.
(One similar to this 300)

 


Above: A very special custom set in ivory resin and elm burl wood

 



 



 


#950 Shaving Set with matching Pen & Keyring - Coral Resin

A matching stand, Mach3 compatible razor and the highest quality silvertip badger shaving brush with a luxurious 24mm knot. All in the stunning dark coral resin.

Add to that, you have a key ring, and an excellent rollerball pen in the same dark coral material. Each of the pieces has the same styling and shape.

And to get you started, I am including a stick of Turkish Arko shaving soap which produces a rich creamy lather.

What a superb gift!

SOLD



 


 

Shaving Set #925 Kenya Soapstone 300

 

SOLD

#925 Shaving Set
Kenya Soapstone

  • Brush with Black Badger Hair
    24mm at the base
  • Mach 3 Compatible Razor
  • Stand with chrome base

The ultimate in luxury shaving.

A wonderful gift for that very special man.

Each piece has been turned on the lathe using only hand tools, from specially selected Kenya Soapstone, chosen for its stunning colours and patterns. The pieces have a totally natural surface that has been polished. Unlike most soapstone, this is much harder, and will not scratch easily. The stone is totally impervious to water.

Each piece follows a "cone" theme with rounded beadings.

The brush of Black Badger hair is far from being soft and floppy. It has strong stiff hairs making it especially good for exfoliating the face and softening the beard before shaving. It builds up a superb thick creamy lather on the face which then results in an irritation free shave.

An engraved "NEEP" disc is set into the base of the brush.  Note also the flat facet on one side of the brush, truncating the half round beading. A groove in the handle locates the brush securely on the stand.

 

 

 

 

If you would like me to make a set like one of these (in any handle material) then email me: brushmaker@pensoftheforest.co.uk

 

 

 



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