Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - 24mm Nexus Hybrid Synth Brush - The Solar Flare
Description from PAA:
Meet The Solar Flare, our latest, retro, shave-tech, reboot & re-tweak release...and finally, one in classic butterscotch too!
The Erskine K-250
Yet another classic, vintage shave product with a history thinner than a whisker. Aside from a few 75 year old ads, there's not much out there in regards to the Erskine Company.
Erskine brushes bear the name of the company founder James Lowe Erskine (b. 1861, d. 1937). The James Lowe Erskine Company was located in Brooklyn, NY and made brushes from 1888 to at least 1957. [Old School Shaving Brushes]
I have also seen some dates on a certain shave forum, but no real history, no real story. It's so sad how much history we have lost...but i'm sure some folks out there can put some pieces into place for us!
So once more, this time, in an attempt to build some awareness around Erskine brushes, I decided to reboot the Model K-250. I have always liked the shape of this handle but more than that, the color! Nothing screams "old-tyme" like the color butterscotch. It's smooth, masculine and just so darn classy looking.
The Nexus Knot
You'd be amazed at how fast synthetic fibers are evolving. With the market and demand for synthetic knots growing, the competition in quality & development will send your head spinning! This is also due to the fact that a lot of big shave giants, like Art of Shaving, are also making the switch to offering only synthetics...this is huge and forcing manufacturers to out do each other every other month!
Fans (pun intended), of our recent synthetic knots are going to love our latest Fan/Bulb Hybrid, Albino Knot! Not only is The Nexus visually stunning mounted in that creamy, dreamy butterscotch handle, but the performance is exceptional.
There is something so natural & ergonomic about the gentle octagon shaped base of the handle. It really feels good and secure in the hand; substantial & comfortable.
The Solar Flare features super soft tips and a killer fiber density, providing you with some great backbone and more wispy than scritchy lathers. The Nexus Knot is sure to impress. Seriously, The Solar Flare is a beautiful brush my friends and man can she take on some of the best brushes out there! It might look like your grandpappy's shaving brush but trust me, this is on a whole other level!
Before any of our brushes are released they must pass a simple test aside from quality control and performance, it needs to move me. It has to appeal to something deep inside me that I really can't describe in words, that I should not need to describe in words. It must evoke this same feeling in our customers too...or what's the point? Quality, Value and Style!
It's A Shave New World!
Complete Length: 4.65 (118 mm)
Width at Widest point: 40 mm
Width and Shortest point: 29mm
Weight: 3.30 Oz (94 grams)
Loft Ht: 55mm
Handle Material: Acrylic