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Marfin Italian Handmade Silvertip Shaving Brush #161

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Marfin Number 161
If you're looking for the ultimate shaving brush, look no further than this Marfin Silvertip badger hair and briarwood work of art. Unique, exclusive, the only brush like it in the world.

Handmade by the Italian artisan brush maker Marco Finardi, # 161 is stunning. It benefits from a highly polished, entirely handmade Italian plateau briarwood handle while the knot of luxury silvertip badger hair was made in Florence, Italy by a craftsman. Silvertip hair is soft yet very durable with distinctive colouring.
The grain on the handle features swirls, sweeps and a mottled marble effect, it's so utterly beautiful.
Stamped on the base of the pebble shaped brush is the Marfin elephant logo and 'Hand Made in Italy' along with the number 161.

Brush number 161 will come to you in a branded Marfin box and a signed certificate of authenticity, signed by Marco himself. This is your guarantee of quality.

If you though Ferrari was the pinnacle of Italian design and craftsmanship, think again, this brush beats Ferrari - it's also cheaper than a Ferrari.


Knot: 26mm
Loft: 56mm
Handle diameter (maximum) 57mm
Handle length: 60mm

Marco tells us:
Once I see an interesting piece of Italian Plateau Briarwood, I study its shape closely and imagine how the brush may look with a knot of hair. The ergonomics have to be correct as the brush has to be convenient and comfortable to use.
The root is then cut and trimmed with rasps and files before being sanded with increasingly finer sandpapers. The hole for the knot is then drilled and then the handle is coloured using natural pigments.
The handle is then sealed to make it watertight by dipping it in Tung Oil. This procedure is done in a room with a controlled temperature for a few days before it is dried over two weeks in an airy room.
The brush is then ready for polishing. No less than 4 stages of polishing is required, each stage uses an increasingly fine abrasive powder. The handle is then polished with Carnauba Wax and the knot of hair is cemented into the handle. Finally, the brush is numbered and marked with the Marfin logo. The entire process takes around 3 weeks.

Read our shaving brush care article

Don't expose this brush to HOT water

Italian plateau briarwood and high grade silvertip badger hair
Branded Marfin presentation box

The Executive Shaving Company treats the delivery of all our customers’ orders as a priority.
We want you to receive your order as quickly as possible, so you can start enjoying it.

Order Dispatch
Orders will be dispatched on the same day as the order is placed, providing we receive the order before 13:00 GMT.

For all Express and Next Working Day delivery service orders, we will dispatch those orders out up until 15:00 GMT.

Delivery Services
United Kingdom
We offer Standard, Express 24 hour and Next Day before 1pm, delivery services to customers in the UK.
You will be advised of all the delivery services you can select for your order when you go to checkout.

We dispatch orders to international addresses too. You will be able to select the delivery service for international orders when you checkout.

You can see the full details of our Delivery Policy here.

If you have any queries about our delivery policy please contact us on 0141 880 3040, or email us at

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