Since the creation of Badger and Blade, the team members have strived to bring a wide range of special items to offer the membership. The two main rules of bringing an item out have always been to bring quality at a great price. Below is a list of all items Badger and Blade has made.
Shave ProductsBadger and Blade almost from its beginning has strived to bring its members many great Limited Edition items, as well as Essentials to its members. Limited Edition products would offer an amazing limited release at a great value, while the Essentials would allow everyone who wanted a great product at a great price available for an open period of time. The products have proven to be very successful and popular with the membership, and continue to be offered year after year.
BrushesBadger and Blade over the years has released numerous brushes as Limited Editions and Essentials.
2008 B&B Limited Edition BrushMade by Kent of London.
As Joel put it in the launch thread: "This is to brushes, what Rolls Royce Phantom is to cars." A custom kent brush with similar knot diameter to the Kent BK4, but utilizing better hair at triple the density. The Brush sold for $140.00 USD, plus shipping, which, due to Kent's low prices, had to be handled directly by Joel and Nick. The order period was closed on August 20, 2008.
2007/2008 First Essential BrushCrabtree & Evelyn best badger brush, a brush that's highly recommended as a good brush at a reasonable price. Unlike the 2006 and 2008 limited edition brushes, the Essential was planned to be available indefinitely through the B&B webshop.
2009 B&B Limited Edition BrushMade By Kent.loft seated on top of a super comfortable 60mm handle. The handle will be in your choice of butterscotch or ebony color and will bear the same markings as last year - the Kent logo, as well as the Badger & Blade Limited Edition 2009 on the back."
The Brush sold for $135.00 USD, less expensive than the previous year.
2011 B&B Limited Edition BrushRudy Vey. Launched by Bigfoot on March 31, 2011. A butterscotch brush, with a TGN finest knot, the brush sold quickly and was a great success, selling out in less then a week's time. The Launch thread was so popular it actually went on to begin to tease the follow up LE brush for the next year. This was the first brush to be made in partnership with Rudy Vey. The collaboration proved to work so well the B&B team and Rudy continued to work together on follow up brushes in subsequent years. 75 numbered, instead of the originally planned 50 were made.
2012 B&B Limited Edition Brushshavemac D01 knot. The brush was made to look like a vintage design in both shape and the choice of the aged Ivory resin handle. The brush was officially sold out on February 15, 2012.
A numbered edition Brush with special engravings on the bottom of the handle to reflect B&B as well as each number in the series, 100 Brushes in total were produced, 50 with each knot type.
2012-Present B&B Essential BrushOmega, this time with a boar knot. The Colour launched in blue and has switched to other colours including Smoke, Red, Green, Orange, Yellow, and a Special "Remembering Sue" Edition among others. The Remembering Sue Brush had its own special launch, and was sold at an additional cost so proceeds could be added to the B&B Auction Donation Fund.
Initial Release Date
Pink Sue Moore 10/21/2013
Frosted Blue 4/29/2014
Clear with Gold Leaf 6/28/2014
Grey Glitter 7/27/2014
Frosted Seafoam 9/21/2014
Red Glitter 3/25/2015
10th Anniversary, Black and Gold Flake 11/6/2015
Average time between batch releases: 87 days
2014 B&B Limited Edition Brush
- Launch Thread - Requires Contributor Forum Access
RazorsThe team at Badger and Blade has also worked with great artists to bring some of the most beautiful razors to its members.
2007 B&B Limitied Edition Tim Zowada Straight Razor
2008 B&B Limited Edition Thiers-Issard Le Grelot Straight RazorFrance, The company was out of business but their blades were well regarded and still sought after. They were limited to 80 blades and came with a pink ivory Handle, the blade sold for $200.00 dollars and was quickly sold out.
2014 B&B Limited Edition Brian Brown Straight RazorStrop September 01, 2013, This razor was the first LE since 2008. The razor was custom made in Tennessee by Brian Brown, from laminated Japanese white steel. The scales were made from ram's horn, making each blade slightly different from one another. The blades sold for $495.00 USD, and were limited to 25 blades. The launch thread also served to keep track of not only the progress in the making of the blades, but was the place for those receiving their new razors to show them off. The razor was so successful it would give hope to the future of LE razors.
Soaps and CreamsThere have been a few special edition Badger and Blade soap offerings over the years.
QEDMan B&B Shaving Soap and StickThreads not located, Help needed to find these from the very early days of Badger and Blade
There is limited information about it here
2007 Saint Charles Shave B&B Bay Rum with A Twist CreamSue to match the Bay rum with a Twist EDT, It was a very limited offer to the first 20 members on B&B to purchase the BRWAT EDT. The scent has been described as a bay rum scent with the twist being added lime scent. Joel states in the announcement thread "Basically - I tried Sue's Shea Butter and Avocado Oil shaving cream - was SO incredibly impressed, I immediately contacted her to get us a special offer on this stuff for our forum!".
2011 Mama Bear's B&B Special Edition SoapJoshmpdx on March 29 of 2011. The soap was made by Sue of Mama Bears in a lavender and Oakmoss scent. There was two versions of the soap offered in either mentholated and a regular version. The soap was extremely popular and quickly sold out. The fresh scent gave a spring time experience further heightened by the transparent bright green appearance of the soap itself. The lid of the soap was adorned with a sticker bearing the Badger and Blade name.
Cologne/AftershaveSome of the earliest products on Badger and Blade were custom made colognes.
2005 QEDMan B&B CologneShave stick made by QED. Joel is quoted as saying," It is without question the best cologne I have ever smelled/worn in my life, hands down, no even remote second.""This stuff is tear jerkingly magical - very stout pure sandalwood oil smell, with a touch of chocolate, neroli, anise, "green" notes, fruit - a true symphany of smell.... this is something you can truly "hear" it is so incredible. The scent is so different, so robust, so classy, descriptions and words fail me."
2006 Saint Charles Shave Bay Rum With A TwistSue. This EDT was the first collaboration between B&B and Sue Moore. Bay rum with a twist was a traditional bay rum scent with a lime twist added to the notes. Noted by many for great staying power on most, the Scent was a popular choice for some, and still shows up from time to time on the BST to much fanfare. This would be the second cologne made by Badger and blade for its members.
A Limited Edition cream was also made for the first 20 members who purchased the cologne.
2006 Mama Bear B&B Aftershave Milk
B&B Aftershave Milk was made available late in 2006 through a collaboration between Joel and Mama Bear. The Summer/Oily Skin version is an alcohol-free, low oil aftershave milk designed to improve upon the popular but reformulated D.R. Harris Aftershave Milk. Although Mama Bear has followed up with other aftershave versions, no other has carried the B&B name.
Shave SetsBadger and Blade has made a few full shave sets as well.
2006 B&B Shave Set
In late 2006, B&B announced in collaboration with Edwin Jagger they would be releasing a limited edition brush and razor set. The brush featured the purchaser's choice of standard silvertip, or a previously unreleased grade of "Finest Silvertip" badger hair. Handles were available in either faux horn or ebony. Each brush featured a chrome base bearing the circular inscription "Badger and Blade Limited Edition 2006". Gold-based brushes were also produced for some members of the B&B staff. Edwin Jagger also offered matching versions of their "Georgian" razor in either handle style bearing the Badger and Blade inscription.
2012 Christmas Horn Setlather bowl, Brush, and Razor handle that would fit many popular new and vintage SE and DE heads. The bowl was sourced to complete the razor handle and brush set made by Rudy Vey. The brush was available with either a UK Boar, Shavemac D01-2 band, or TGN 2-band Finest knot. The sets sold for either $143, $218, or $153 depending on knot selection. This was offered as a Christmas release with only 10 sets available, and was only the second time a full shave set has been available as a Badger and Blade release.
AccessoriesReleases of a few accessories have been made over the years with the Badger and Blade name.
2011 B&B WCS Leather razor Case
West Coast Shaving B&B Shaving MugMerkur Cristo on August 05, 2014, The WCS B&B Mug was a hand thrown shaving mug offered to B&B's members through the westcoastshaving.com website. The mug was designed to replicate a vintage Old Spice shaving mug and adorned with the Badger and Blade "B&B BadgerHead" logo. This was a Limited Edition release that sold out quickly, it was made with a rustic regal blue glaze. Having a wide shape made the mug more suited over a regular drinking mug to the service of lather building.
2005 B&B Instructional DVDJapan. The disc featured different instructional videos done by Joel and was well received by many new members who could learn new techniques. Both safety razor and straight razor techniques as well as other helpful hints to enjoy your shave were shown on the disc, The disc helped a few members make their first successful straight shave possible.
Non-Shave ProductsWith the growth of B&B so did grow the interests of its members. Badger and Blade has made special items for the Nib, Haberdashery, Mess Hall, Speakeasy as well as The Brown Leaf. These items you can find below.
The NibSince its inception the Nib quickly began to launch great B&B Products for its members. Great value at all price points and very popular with the membership.
2011 Noodlers B&B 5 O'Clock Shadow Ink
2011 Edison B&B LE Glenmont
2011 Noodlers B&B Benevolent Badger Bluewater resistant ink that proved very popular with members and has since sold completely out. A teaser thread was posted by Brianw just before launch offering members a chance to guess the name of the ink through a game similar to hangman, a member had to Donate to the Susan G. Komen page in order to pick a letter. The ink was sold through the westcoastshaving.com website.
2012 Edison B&B LE Pen
2012 Franklin Christoph B&B Essential Pen 1system to allow fountain pen ink to be used with the rollerball. The Fountain pen was offered in many different tip sizes as well as having an option for a custom ground nib by Michael Masuyama at no extra charge. Added to the four diamond laser etching on the clip, this pen also had the Badger and Blade "Badger Head" engraved upon its jewel and the words Badger and Blade engraved around the bottom cap ring. The fountain pen was offered for $69.50, traditional rollerball was $59.50, CRS rollerball $59.50, and the and either rollerball option could be purchased for $20.00 each as an addition to the Fountain pen option for a complete set, all prices included global shipping to all our members.
2013 Franklin Christoph Essential II
2013 Franklin Christoph Essential Notebook
The Brown LeafThe Team behind The Brown Leaf has worked hard to bring some great items to those who love to sit and take a moment with a pipe, Below is a list of the great items released thus far:
2012 Tinsky B&B LE Pipebulldog pipes, that were not otherwise offered on his website. The Pipe is 5 7/8" long, has a chamber just over 3/4" wide and 1 1/4" deep, and sold for $186.00 USD plus shipping. 25 Pipes were sold in total.
2013 Tinsky B&B LE Pipe
2014 Zippo B&B Essential Lighter
2014 Tinsky B&B LE Pipe
2015 Tinsky B&B LE PipesLaunched on July 2, 2015 by Senshi, the 2015 LE pipe was made by Mark Tinsky and came in 3 different options of straight billiards. The 1st pipe was a dark stained sandblast billiard with a white acrylic insert to contrast the stain and black acrylic mouthpiece. Mark's blasts are deep and craggy revealing the beautiful underlying grain. The rim of the pipe had been left smooth for an added aesthetic. The pipe sold for $180 USD plus shipping. The 2nd pipe was a smooth billiard in Mark's Bengal finish. The insert material wass a wood so unique, so rare, so sexy, that Mark forgot what it wass! It hails from "Asia or Africa, but I can't remember the name " recalled Mark. Given the popularity of the amber acrylic stem from the 2014 LE Pipe, it was decided to use that same amber acrylic on this beautiful pipe. The pipe sold for $225 USD plus shipping. The 3rd pipe was a smooth morta billiard with a pre-ban ivory insert and black acrylic stem. Mark had been saving the ivory for a special occasion and graciously granted us that honor. The pipe sold for $325 USD plus shipping. A total of 28 2015 B&B LE pipes were sold.
Bernhardt B&B LE Watch
The Mess Hall
Knifeboard B&B LE Cutting Board
Glencairn B&B Whisky Glass
The CafeThe original sales thread has not been found yet. The mugs are still available at the westcoastshaving.com website, and are available in black and Badger Blue.
The B&B Zazzle StoreLaunched August 25 2010 by Brianw, the Badger and Blade Zazze store opened to offer buyers B&B swag. Zazzle works to take products they offer such as t-shirts and coffee mugs and print custom designs on them, the B&B store at Zazzle offered many "Badger" branded items for sale such as mouse pads, coffee mugs and key chains for the members to purchase. The store was closed due to low sales eventually, although it is still accessible and still has as of this date stickers for purchase. Upon launch a design a t-shirt contest was also done to allow members a chance at making their own designs