Star Wisp 26mm Stygian Synth Hybrid Knot Shave Brush | Retro Shave Tech!
Meet The Star Wisp!
Ahh the history and mystery of our latest homage, The Star Wisp! This bad boy is based on a very rare, lucite brush called the BAJA 300. A real honest to goodness ghost to history! I find it both ironic and fitting that it is clear! This tribute is more in look than feel and material being that our handle is acrylic and our knot synthetic rather than boar like the original. Oh and as you can see in the photo, we took a little artistic license with the color too! (who doesn't like a nice purple?)
Aside from describing/showing to you what the one in my collection looks like, I really have no more info than that. That said, if you know anything at all about this past, elusive company please reach out and help me fill in this gap...it's driving me nuts!
"The new PAA Stygian & Roswell synth fibers are *Amazing*. And I say this as someone who was previously a badger hair snob." ~ Mantic 59, The Sharpologist
With the HUGE popularity of our Stygian Synth Hybrid knot and it's Sci-Fi aesthetic, it seemed a 26mm version was in order. If this is your first time hearing about The Stygian, know that fans of our knots, especially the Roswell Grey (Peregrino/Starcraft Knot), will immediately recognize the similarity in feel and performance. In fact, the only real difference is really the color!
"...it has a very similar feel to a 2 band badger knot. What makes that special is since it is still a synth, you don't have to bother with soaking the brush prior to shaving. I have multiple 2 band badger brushes that I enjoy using. While it is not exactly the same feel, it is pretty close. There is a gel type feeling to the tips when wet, just like with a good badger brush. I find myself reaching for it more than my badgers because I just wet it and go." ~ David Ansley, Customer
If It Ain't Broke
I mean, why stray away from a knot design that really seemed to check off all the boxes when it came to a high quality knot that made soooo many rethink their first take on synthetics?
The Stygian Synth Hybrid 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 a 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 modern synthetic knots are going to love our latest Fan/Bulb Hybrid, Stygian Hybrid Knot! Not only is The Stygian visually stunning mounted on that moody, amber resin-type handle, but the performance is exceptional.
There is something so naturally ergonomic about the octagon shaped base of the handle. It really feels good and secure in the hand; substantial & comfortable. Traits we are always looking for in our designs.
The Stygian features super soft tips, almost gel like when wet and a killer fiber density, providing you with some great backbone and more wispy than scritchy face lathers. The Stygian Knot is sure to impress even the hardiest traditionalist out there still clinging to their badger, boar and horse hair counterparts. Again, if you love our Peregrino, you are pretty much guaranteed to LOVE the Stygian!
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! (That's really what it's all about!)
So with that my friends, it gives me GREAT PLEASURE to introduce you all to our latest, EPIC, Retro (& then some), The Star Wisp Shave Brush!!!!
Complete Length: 13cm
Width at widest point: 3.9cm
Width at narrowest point: 2.3cm
Loft Ht: 56 mm
Handle Material: Acrylic
BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free and lead-free