Extra Soft Horse Shave Brush by Zenith. Olive Wood handled. Made In Italy E1
Extra soft horse hair shaving brush by Zenith with a beautiful olive wood handle.
Being a boar lover, I'm only now importing the softer horse brushes from Zenith. I believe that they use a higher ratio of mane to tail hairs to get the softness.
No harm is caused to the horse, the hairs are cut while grooming. Because they are cut, they take longer to break in than a boar brush. Unless you like the horsey smell, let it soak and shampoo several times before use.
One criticism for the Zenith Horse brushes is that they tend to be floppy. These are specially ordered with a slightly lower loft to reduce floppiness. One can always use the traditional Italian Barber pinch, by holding the knot rather than the handle for more control.
This has a large 27mm knot in it. The loft is set at 54mm with an effective loft of 45-48mm from glue bump. Total weight is 55 grams. The knot is the extra soft version that Zenith makes with more mane than tail hairs. I've been unable to get the exact ratio.
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