‘Narrow Roof Type’ + Flagship 2-Band Silvertip Hair
VP Leonhardy’s an old German brushmaker in continous business with one familial ownership for over 120 years.
These 6800 series brushes use 2-band silvertip hair that VP feels is the same level of quality as their terrific 3-band silvertip hair you’ll find littered all over our main VP page from the 7000*0s, etc…of course, being “2-band”, the base diameter of each strand is about half again as thick as the “3-band” stuff, so when you give the same weight of hair to a knot between the two you will have more strands in a 3-band. But 2-band hair’s remarkably springy, and takes in and gives back the water much better than the 3-band (due to the space which will always exist between each strand’s tops). These 2-band ‘narrow’ knots have great scrub and backbone without any hint of scratch.
I’d always thought VP’s ~humble 630030, festooned with the dreaded “pure” badger hair (even if in their German brains it does not mean what you likely think it means), was their most comfortable handle among a dozen models taken home. Use the ‘waist’ on this handle by the fingertips or the fattest part near the top with the handle stuffed deep in your hand, it is great either way. The 6300’s knot is a study in practicality, specialized to give to one what is created without struggle, and that spirit’s been carried on here but with much higher quality hair. There is also no ringcap atop the knot, which – I don’t understand the reason, but know all the Germans agree – adds to labor.