Monday, June 30, 2014

WELCOME

This is the website of New Forest Brushes, established by Fido, a shaving enthusiast and blogger, publisher of Fido's Shaving Blog and Fido's Shaving Brush Blog.

Brush heads are made by hand to our specification in China, handles are shaped individually by hand tools on a lathe in the New Forest using high quality polyester resin rods supplied in Hampshire, decal logos made in Lymington are added and the brushes are sold directly to customers. Very low overheads enable prices to be set well below those of brushes of comparable quality.

The brushes currently available are described below.



General enquiries - email:    nfbrushes@yahoo.com





OUR SHAVING BRUSH HANDLES

We make our handles the traditional way - each one is shaped by hand tools on a lathe and polished by hand. Any small irregularity, unevenness or minimal marks are not a manufacturing defect but an assurance that this is a genuine handmade product. Any brush handles that we are not happy with are treated as seconds and will appear as special offers from time to time at a substantial discount.

All our handles are made from high quality and durable cast polyester resin rods. The alternative ivory we use has a very natural looking grain.








OUR BADGER HAIR

Our brush heads are made by hand to our specification. We now use only the very high end badger grades which come mostly from a rare species of badger found only in remote high altitude areas in China most often described as high mountain or manchurian badger after one of the areas the badgers are found.  

High Mountain White

This is long finest silvertip hair that has had shorter and twisted hairs removed. It comes from the neck of the badger. The hair has a luxurious feel most often favoured by shavers who like to prepare lather from creams in a bowl and paint the lather on. Our lofts are set to ensure adequate backbone for lathering from soaps and for face lathering.

High Mountain Two Band

This hair comes from the same rare species of badger. It is long hair with a firm shaft that provides strong backbone but also has very soft tips making it ideal for face lathering. The length of the dark hair means that only the dark band and lighter tips can generally be seen above the handle.

Finest Silvertip


This hair is more widely available and comes from badgers found in many areas of China. The silvertip hair has had short and twisted hairs removed to ensure extra softness and water retention. The hair is set at a loft which ensures a good backbone for use with soaps and creams and for either bowl or face lathering.

BRUSH NUMBERS

Apart from our two Tubby brushes we give brushes a number.

The first two numbers denote the diameter of the knot across its base. We use 20mm, 22mm, 24m and 26mm knots.

The third number denotes the grade of badger hair.

0 for High Mountain Two Band
1 for Finest Silvertip
2 for High Mountain White

The fourth number denotes the number ascribed to the brush in the series.

So the 2213 is the third Finest Silvertip brush with a 22mm knot we have produced since the business started.


HOW TO ORDER

To order a brush (except special offers) send payment by paypal using the link provided.

Before ordering a brush on special offer, email nfbrushes@yahoo.com to confirm availability.

New Forest High Mountain Two Band 2001



These brushes are individually turned on a lathe and shaped by hand in the New Forest in high quality alternative ivory. The brush has good backbone and soft tips. It has a 20mm knot with a loft of 48mm and a handle height of 45mm and 31mm diameter.

Price £28 including worldwide delivery.To order, use the link below:

New Forest Finest Silvertip 2213




This brush has a 22 mm Finest Silvertip knot with a loft of 50 mm in an ivory alternative handle 50 mm high and a 34 mm diameter.  Finest Silvertip  has had short and twisted hairs removed and makes a superb all rounder suitable for use with soaps and creams.

The price is £37 including free worldwide shipping. To order, use the link below:

New Forest High Mountain Two Band 2204




Successor to the highly acclaimed New Forest 2201, this brush has a firm backbone and soft tips much favoured by shavers who like to face lather with soaps. The soft tips make it very comfortable on the face when used with circular scrubby motions. It's also fine with creams for face or bowl lathering.

The knot is 22mm, with a loft of 50mm and a handle height of 50mm and diameter of 34mm.

Price is £37 including worldwide delivery. To order, use the link below:

New Forest High Mountain Two Band 2205


 This brush has a firm backbone and soft tips much favoured by shavers who like to face lather with soaps. The soft tips make it very comfortable on the face when used with circular scrubby motions. It's also fine with creams for face or bowl lathering.

 The knot is 22mm, with a loft of 50mm. The alpolina handle height is 45mm with a diameter of 39mm.

The price is £39 including worldwide delivery. To order, use the link below.

Monday, April 28, 2014

New Forest High Mountain White 2224




This brush has exceptionally soft hair from a species of badger found only in remote areas of China at high altitude. It is a long finest silvertip that has had shorter and twisted hairs removed. This will appeal to shavers who like to lather creams in a bowl and paint their lather on in gentle too and from motions - pure luxury. And with a loft of 52mm it can also be used for face lathering. The alternative ivory handle has been shaped by hand tools on a lathe. The height is 45mm and diameter is 35mm. The bulb shaped knot is 22mm at the base.

The price of this brush is £48 - including worldwide delivery.

To order, use the link below:

New Forest High Mountain Two Band 2401 Briar

Another great all rounder for use with soaps and creams and for face or bowl lathering. The brush has a firm backbone and soft tips. The polyester resin handles are shaped by hand tools on a lathe. The 24mm knot has a loft of 52mm and the handle is 45mm high.



The price of these brushes is £45 including worldwide shipping.

To order use the link below.

New Forest High Mountain Two Band 2402

Another great all rounder for use with soaps and creams and for face or bowl lathering. The brush has a firm backbone and soft tips. The polyester resin handles are shaped by hand tools on a lathe. The 24mm knot has a loft of 52mm and the alternative ivory handle is 50mm high.




The price of this brush is £46 including worldwide shipping.

To order use the link below:

New Forest High Mountain Two Band 2403

For the shaver who likes a taller handle.

Another great all rounder for use with soaps and creams and for face or bowl lathering. The brush has a firm backbone and soft tips. The polyester resin handles are shaped by hand tools on a lathe. The 24mm knot has a loft of 52mm and the alternative ivory handle is 60mm high.



The price of this brush is £47 including worldwide shipping.

To order use the link below:

New Forest Tubby 1 High Mountain Two Band

                                             



 The handles are individually shaped by hand on a lathe in the New Forest.The brush has a 24mm knot with a firm backbone with soft tips which makes it a superb all rounder for use with hard soaps and creams. The loft is 52mm and the height of the alternative ivory handle is 42mm and the diameter is 39mm

The price of these brushes is £43 and this includes free worldwide shipping.

New Forest Tubby 2 High Mountain Two Band




 The handles are individually shaped by hand on a lathe in the New Forest. The 26mm knot has a firm backbone with soft tips which makes this a superb all round brush for use with hard soaps and creams. The loft is 51mm and the height and diameter of the alternative ivory handle is 45mm.

The price of these brushes is £49.95 and this now includes free worldwide shipping.

To order, use the link below: