slcsteve said:Two brushes arrived this week.
Simpsons PL14 Manchurian. Outrageous 145mm. Shown with my Wee Scot, 65mm, for an extreme size comparison.
Vintage Simpsons Keyhole KH1. This one mystifies me. The brush is marked 'best badger'. The knot has a dark, soft, not floppy hair. It's not scrubby either and holds water well. The coloring of the hair is more of a very dark auburn color rather than black.
AJS said:Do you use the vintage shaving brushes or are they just collectables? How does the badger hair stand up to the ravages of time?