Muhle Edition No.2 Chinese Lacquer Silvertip Shaving Brush 493ED2 – Groom Manifest™
Badger Brush - Mühle Edition No.2 Chinese Lacquer Silvertip Shaving Brush 493ED2
£280.00 GBP

Muhle Edition No.2 Chinese Lacquer Silvertip Shaving Brush 493ED2

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With exemplary in-house production and great designs, Mühle have developed into one of the world's leading providers of high-quality accessories for wet shaving enthusiasts. This sensational shaving brush is the ultimate example of Mühle's craftsmanship, combining a chinese lacquer handle with the highest quality of Silvertip Badger Hair.

FEATURES:

    • Mühle Silvertip Shaving Brush
    • Handle made from Chinese Lacquer
    • Chrome-plated metal highlights
    • Knot diameter: 22 mm, Bristle loft: 60 mm, Handle height: 61 mm, Overall height: 121 mm
    • Weight 120g
    • Model: 493ED2
    • Made in Germany.

The Material - Chinese lacquer

Made from the finest natural lacquer, MÜHLE EDITION No. 2 is precious and incomparably beautiful. Applied manually in wafer-thin layers, lacquer has long been a symbol of perfection and aestheticism. The first evidence of lacquer art dates back to the year 300 B.C. The craft of processing the resin of the Asian lacquer tree has been perfected continuously over the millennia.

In the ancient world, red and black – and later more colours – were applied in several layers. After curing, the work pieces are once again treated, polished, painted or engraved. Urushi is the name given to this artistic craft in Japan, and the expressions Japanese or Chinese lacquer are frequently used.

Our Edition series is created under the same conditions: the total absence of dust, the manual application of numerous layers and several polishing procedures. The less material used, the finer and deeper the shine.

Without chrome the world would forfeit a lot of its lustre. In the finish used for our wet shaving accessories it demonstrates its best qualities: The material is corrosion-resistant, very long-lasting and has a luxurious, alluring lustre. When contrasted with this, the colours and shapes of other premium materials are shown to their very best advantage.

The Brushhead - Silvertip badger

Among connoisseurs, silvertip badger is regarded as the pièce de résistance: Only the best, carefully selected badger hair is used for these purely handcrafted shaving brushes. The precious natural material is particularly soft and flexible.

The fine, conically tapering hairs possess the ability to retain a large amount of water and produce a dense, creamy lather. Another sign of quality is the even black band running horizontally through the predominantly silvery gleaming hair.

This premium product is manufactured using historical tools in an artisan procedure mastered by only a few specialists worldwide. The semi-circular shape of the brush head is created by hand when binding the brush. The fine tips therefore do not require trimming and the natural softness of the hair is retained.

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