Wet Shaving gear makes for a great gift because firstly it's something that'll get used a lot. Secondly it's one of those products that grows on you the longer you use it. Now that is the mark of a great gift! To top it all off, it's a great way to shave and certainly will bring some pleasure to the user.
My go to brush for these luxury shaves is the OUMO LotusTip 2Band Badger. I treated myself to the DIAMO handle as this suited my grip for bowl lathering. The LotusTip Knot is something else, fantastic at whipping up a lather and it holds the lather really well making loading the brush a joy.
Synthetic fibres were already an exceptional alternative to Badger Hair, they offered back bone and held a lather really well. They are relatively maintenance free and they are super affordable. So how could it get even better?
Traditional wet shaving is a routine, a discipline. It is a moment that calls for you to be present and relaxed. These simple disciplines become all the more important in times like these.
Ebonite Shaving Brushes are a relatively new. The first time it was used was likely in 2015 by the Paladin Brush Manufacturer and shortly after that by some other bespoke artisan brush makers. Though the material itself was first created back in the 1850's by Nelson Goodyear its initial common uses were for fountain pens, woodwind mouthpieces, tobacco pipes & hockey pucks!