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Marfin Italian Handmade Silvertip Shaving Brush #305


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Marfin Number 305

Handmade by Marco Finardi, the Italian artisan behind Marfin.
Is Number 305 Marco's pièce de résistance? Possibly. Four different finishes are featured, two sides are black coloured with fine lines carved into the wood, one side is tighly knotted Italian Briarwood, the other has been treated in such a way that it looks like marble, finally there is a small area of exposed bark on one edge.
Each Marfin shaving brush is meticulously carved from specially selected pieces of Italian plateau briarwood before receiving a highly polished wax finish.

To make these brushes extra special each one receives a silvertip badger hair knot, made by a craftsman in Florence, Italy. Silvertip badger hair is the highest grade of hair, it is extremely soft on the face and holds a remarkable amount of heat and water.

Marfin #305 comes with a certificate of authenticity which has been signed by Marco. The certificate also features a Marfin wax seal. Additionally #305 is numbered on the base and marked with the Marfin elephant logo.

Marco made this brush using hand tools only: he is based in Cremona, Italy. Marfin shaving brushes are sold worldwide to buyers who are looking for unusual, handmade and unique shaving brushes.
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Product Code: ESC007915

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To the list of Italian beauties which includes Sophia Loren, a 1960s Alfa Romeo Spider and the Trevi Fountain add Marfin Shaving Brush #305.

Stunning workmanship combined with high grade materials makes this a true Italian beauty.


Knot: 26mm
Loft: 58mm
Handle width (maximum): 42mm
Handle length: 72mm

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.


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


Avoid using HOT water on the brush
Please read our shaving brush care article

Be sure to watch our brush care video:






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