I decided a while back that I needed a new shave brush to go along with my product reviews to keep things fresh and new. I’ll admit it, I’m a newbie when it comes to shave brushes and what to look for when acquiring a new shave brush. There is not one perfect brush for every shaving routine and experience. A hard bristled brush works well with a hard bodied shave soap to create a rich thick lather. A soft bristled brush works well with shaving cream because shaving cream is soft and takes less work to create a good lather. There are a multitude of choices when it comes to attaining a new shave brush. I found a great website called the gentleman’s gazette that has a guide to everything you need to know about shave brushes from the type of hair to the quality of the handle, the gentleman’s gazette can answer all your questions when it comes to shave brushes. I found Don McIvor from McIvor Woodworks on Etsy.com while running a search for shave brushes. After viewing his site and his fantastic looking shave brushes and other wood working products I knew that I wanted one of Don McIvor’s shave brush’s for my shaving routine and a permanent place in my cupboard full of great shaving products.
Don McIvor from McIvor Woodworks is a one man operation with client satisfaction guaranteed. Don McIvor hand crafts all his pieces with satisfaction and pleasure of shaving in mind. Don McIvor’s shaving brushes are handcrafted out of several different kinds of wood. Birch and maple are just two example of the type of wood that Don McIvor from McIvor Woodworks uses to create his masterpieces. You don’t have to have experience with shave brushes to know a quality shave brush when you see one. This shave brush from Don McIvor of McIvor Woodworks is a 24mm brush with a handle made out of Tasmanian rose myrtle that originates in Australia. The brush handle is finished with cyanoacrylate. The knot is made out of silvertip badger hair, I didn’t specify what size knot I wanted so the knot is along the larger size covering more of my dome. The handle is curvy with a small neck in diameter. The bottom has a large pear shaped handle that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. With a small in diameter neck and large pear-shaped weighted handle that fits tightly in the palm of your hand. It’s just the right size to allow a tight grip around the handle making maneuverability around your face and dome fast and easy. The soft bristles on this Don McIvor brush from McIvor Woodworks spread out like a blooming flower the more I use it. The opened bristled silvertip badger hair shave brush loads up the lather keeping it nestled within the soft bristles of this pear handle shaped shave brush from Don McIvor at McIvor WoodWorks. With a swirling circular motion the long soft bristles will not only transfer a thick rich lather but exfoliate the skin on your face and dome as well making this Don McIvor shave brush from McIvor Woodworks a pleasurable experience.
So what are my final thoughts on this shave brush from Don McIvor at McIvor Woodworks? A true piece of craftsmanship. This shave brush from Don McIvor at McIvor Woodworks has a weighted pear-shaped handle that fits tightly in the palm of your hand making maneuverability around your face and dome pleasurable and easy. With the long soft silvertip badger hair bristles blooming like a flower the more it’s used. it soaks up the lather leaving the loaded brush ready to transfer the deep rich lather to your dome and face with a circular motion exfoliating your skin as well as lathering all that precious real estate you have.
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