Travel Shaving Brushes
All of these brushes are ideal for travel. They'll all dry very quickly, and
either have a built-in protective case or otherwise are so small as to fit into a
normal medication container.
Smaller brushes are simpler to use and consume less cream/soap, but
provide what most would argue to be a less luxurious experience.
Such are the joys of travel when practicality rears its ugly head.
Dovo 918096 Silvertip Travel Brush (All Stainless Steel)
The Dovo 918096 is a silvertip brush much in the style of the 'turnback' models below down the page, but with a push-fit assemblage instead of screw threads for the brush head and base. It shares identical satin-finished steel w/ the fine Dovo 499806 razor/brush stand; there's no doubt it is a looker, though you pay a weight and price penalty for that sturdier, highly-refined metal...every sample we've seen is a perfect, fairly bulby knot of silvertip badger hair. The bottom line as I see it; if the knot's quality's your #1 criteria in a traveller, only the Simpsons "The Major" in Super Badger is close, and I'd still give it to this one.
The head doesn't screw in or affix to the handle when you're travelling, so if the equivalent silence of the Simpsons "Major" is required, a single spongy packing peanut in there seems to do the trick.
- Weight: 135 grams
- Handle Diameter: 29mm
- Knot Diameter: ~19.5mm
- Overall Height: 145mm in use (81mm
- Bristle Loft: 50mm
Dovo 918096 Silvertip Travel Brush
$97 IN-STOCK FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE
The IL Ceppo PB5177 has a distinct advantage over every other model on the page; it is the only one that's made of brass,
and brass threads are the best of all - even superior to stainless steel. You'll wear out before those threads will bind,
though were it I owning I wouldn't be against giving them a one-time light application of lithium grease.
Brass does bear a little weight penalty, though.
The pure badger ~19x47mm handmade knot's quality more comfy than most boars, and definitely
softer than the Mühle faux-fiber model, but not at the comfort level of the Dovo 918096, Simpsons "Major", or Vulfix 2273 or Turnback Super also found on this page.
Everything's relative; I used the pure versoin a few times and, with a Valobra shaving stick rubbed right on my face, I could certainly be happy with it.
For +$42, the silvertip version offers comfort equal to the Dovo 918096 in my opinion, and a superior knot to everything except the Simpsons Super Badger version of their "Major";
and even then, I can't say I really think the Major knot's clearly better, just clearly arguably so...
It all comes down to your preferences for price and return; I doubt it can be debated that, weight aside, this body's cooler than anything else we've got to offer you.
Ruthenium plating on this unit's the best plating I've ever seen; cold, shiny, super cool looking!
All parts made in Florence, Italy.
Il Ceppo PB5177 Brush (PURE)|
(Prices Below Include All Shipping)
$53 (US & >$200 Non-US Orders Price)
$61 (<$200 Non-US Orders Price)
The Simpsons "Case"
The Simpsons The Case is
a cool travel brush that's also a popular choice as a daily brush. It fits
inside its own special case. The
brush itself is quite small, with a
short and rather dense knot that will
still dry very quickly and be
protected in transit. We stock it in
- Weight: 43 grams (71g w/case)
- Handle Diameter: 32mm
- Overall Height: 84mm
Knot Diameter: 18mm
- Bristle Loft: 40mm
Simpsons 'Case' Brush w/ Case
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|Simpsons 'Case' Brush w/ Case|
(<$200 Non-US Orders ONLY Price)
The Simpsons "Wee Scot"
At the end of the Simpsons alphabet lies the Simpsons Wee Scot,
a best badger brush with a lathe-turned resin handle. This teensy
little brush, really not much bigger than an average human's pinkie finger,
is a great travel brush, collectors brush, or a brush for those who prefer its
easy ability to modulate the amount of water/soap within. Pity the handle's so tiny that
it feels like you're writing on your face with a lather pencil, but the knot is, despite this
great tragic flaw, special for what it is.
Embossed with Alexander Simpson's signature.
- Weight: ~18 grams
- Handle Diameter: ~24mm
- Overall Height: ~66mm
- Knot Diameter: ~14mm
- Bristle Loft: ~36mm
Simpsons Wee Scot|
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$41 (All US, & >$200 Non-US Orders)
$48 (<$200 Non-US Orders Only)
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