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On the left there you see my daily brush and bowl kit.  Life is good!


Here's what my customers are saying about my silvertip badger hair shaving brushes:

Dan, I got them yesterday and used mine this morning (the other is a gift for my Dad).  First, absolutely gorgeous!  Second, great shave!  Much appreciated,

I recently bought an ebony badger brush from you and just wanted to thank you for your beautiful craftsmanship!! I've never owned something so luxurious and functional! ...Your work is beautiful!

Good news! It has been a long time coming, but I have finally been able to get back out into my shop to make some brushes. You can see what I have on hand here .  If you don't see something you like, and want to order a custom brush, send me an email: email me.


I will occasionally post about my work on my blog.

Finally, I will leave the rest of the site up, but won't leave any of the "buy" links live.  One of these days I will reactivate things.  Thanks for your interest.


Best regards,




I turn these silvertip badger hair shaving brushes in my small woodworking shop.  Since every shave brush I make is hand-turned, you wonít find another one like it anywhere.  While I have several brushes for sale here, my core business is producing custom brushes for my customers.  In most cases, the cost for a custom brush will be the same as the cost you see for these brushes, so if you don't see what you are looking for, please contact me.  I am happy to build you just the brush you are looking for.


One of the advantages of ordering a custom brush is that you can order the brush that you want instead of just accepting the brush as designed by me or any other manufacturer.  The list of possible variations includes:

  • Wood choice

  • Knot size (22mm, 25mm, 28mm, 30mm).  My 30mm knots have a slightly lower density than my normal high-density knots.  They make excellent cream brushes.

  • Bristle characteristics (firm or flexible)  Click here to see a photo comparison of knot sizes and lofts.

  • Handle shape and size.  More brushes I have made can be seen here.

At this point, the two variables that affect the brush cost are the knot size and the wood choice.  Most wood choices do not include an additional charge, but some rare woods like burl woods, black ebony, and black and white ebony are very expensive and often difficult to work with.  For these woods, I charge a little bit extra (typically $15/brush), but they produce truly amazing wood handles. 


My knots are produced in China to my specifications and imported by me.  I only use super badger (silvertip) brush knots.  I inspect each knot before assembling the brushes to ensure that it meets my requirements for the highest quality wooden handled brushes available. 


Brushes are priced as follows:


Brush Knot Size Price ($US)
22mm $74
25mm $84
28mm $94
30mm $104



I guarantee you will be satisfied with your new shave brush.  If you are not satisfied, please return the brush to me in new condition within seven days and I will refund your purchase price.  Please contact me if you have any problems with your brush.  The bottom line is, I want you to be happy with the brush.