Premium Teak Shave Bowl and Teak Shave Brush 100% Pure Silver Tip Badger by ARTTURI™ Gift Set
The ARTTURI™ Teak Haskel Bowl:
There is a reason United States Battleships
used teak on their decks. The wood repels water like a salty sailor at a
ballroom event. Virtually impenetrable by water, and 100% termite
unfriendly, this will be your last shave bowl. Multiple layers of Danish Oil are applied to this protecting and enhancing the wood for generations. Just reapply once or twice a year for decades of worry free use. Or you can send it back to us for a free polish, and treatment. We never stop providing customer service to our customers and their handcrafted ARTTURI™ products.
The Teak Silver Tip Badger Brush
yourself, enjoy supreme quality, lather in glory while you shave. We use nothing but an optimum 27mm with a 67mm loft Silver Tip Badger knot to produce a luxurious lather, every time. This is 40% larger than most competitors. These
beautiful solid teak shave soap bowls are destined to last a life time, holding you bar soap or as a lathering vessel for canned gels or foam.
Haskell is an Old Norse name, derived from the Old Norse personal name 'Asketill', itself derived from two words - 'oss' or 'ass', which means 'God', and 'ketill', which meant 'sacrificial cauldron'. Ketill is a common element in most Old Norse names. The cauldron of God.
Circumference 12 1/4" * Height w/ lid 2 5/16" - w/o 1 15/16" * Depth 1 3/4" * Diameter 3 1/4" * Base 4"
Teak Silvertip Badger Brush by ARTTURI™
After turning, polishing, and hand sanding the wood, five coats of Danish Oil are applied to this stem, and a marine grade bonding agent is used to secure the premium shave knot (see below), to the stem. We laser engraved our namesake and logo and reapplied 3 additional coats of Danish oil into that area and another 2 across the entire piece.. This is by far the best entry level set you can buy. Most companies sell the brush alone for $175 or more. ARTTURI™ urges you to get into the wet shaving experience. We want you to make shaving fun again, using premium products that make you look your best. ARTTURI™ uses either Silvertip or Super Badger at the time of handcrafting. Both are the best shave knot you can own, giving you superior lathering capability, years of use, with minimal care. ARTTURI™ includes a 'Use and Care' card with your purchase, in case you forget.
The ARTTURI™ Premium Silvertip Badger Knot
Found only around the neck area of the badger,
Silvertip is the rarest and highest grade of
badger hair. There is often a bit of confusion regarding the many
authentic grades of badger hair. Some companies come up with their own
name, or disguise lower grade badger hair, with prefixes such as; High,
Purest, or Mixed or Super Pure. Silvertip hair is almost always sorted
and graded by hand. This is based on very
specific characteristics of softness and coloring. Unlike other grades,
Silvertip has the most distinctive black and white banding, along with
the softest most luxurious natural tip.
At ARTTURI™, our tips are never color treated, but
left in their distinctive natural white to
off-white color. All badger knots in
general, will create
the best quality lathering characteristic, apart from horse, boar and
other animals. Badger has the capability to produce a
rich and dense lather, primarily due to the water absorbent capability,
balance of air, water and soap infusion between the hairs. The Silvertip
knot has a very
distinctive feel against your skin, some describe as velvety, with the
best control, allowing lather to carry evenly throughout the entire
application, quickly. There may be other "grades", self designating as
better quality, such as “High Manchurian” or Super Silvertip etc…don’t
get confused. Silvertip is the highest grade on the animal itself, and
the industry recognized king of shave knots.
The value for the dramatic increase in price for
often debatable. Silvertip is remarkably more 'velvety' over the face,
vice Pure Badger, which is firmer and a bit more coarse.
Best Badger tends to shed water more than Silvertip, which allows a faster dry time, for our
travel brush. That characteristic is a factor when designing travel
brush. The exfoliating properties actually derive from the different
animals, rather than
different grades. You will see a slight difference between a Pure and Silvertip knot. Lower qualities have less flexibility that leads to hair breakage and fall off.
ARTTURI™ will always guarantee the authenticity and quality of our products, especially the shave knot. Our brushes are recognized as the finest
shave knot available in the world.
Use and Care
Our knots are handmade, with
more hair density, in comparison to our high end competitors.
The additional hair creates greater brush fullness, and lather
retention. We recommend rinsing and drying properly so the hairs don't become susceptible
to additional damage and drop. ARTTURI™ recommends caring for the
Silvertip knot just like you would all your fine shaving supplies. Allow
the brush to air dry, hair down, allowing water to drip off, thus realign
naturally, and fluff back up. This hang and dry technique prevents the
brush from typical bathroom damage such as sitting in a pool of water which creates rot. A
good rule of thumb: About one
bristle will be lost each shave. So, the larger the base, the longer it
lasts. ARTTURI™knots are a meaty 27mm, with a 67mm loft, the ideal size for premium
performance. ARTTURI™ will warranty your brush for the life of the
knot; usually 12-20
years, although some have lasted 40 or more.