The Doppler | 26mm Perihelion Hybrid Synth Brush | New/Retro Shave Tech!
Quality ~ Value ~ Style...a lifestyle.
Meet The Doppler(!) our latest, retro, shave-tech, reboot & re-tweak release...and yeah, kinda had to go with Butterscotch again! There really is something about this color and Erskine that really go sooo well together!
The Erskine A-500
I frig'n love the look and shape of this classic design! Though inanimate as it sits beside my sink, I can swear I see energy coming off of it! Visually appealing, steadfast, sleek and just sexy. Can I even call a shave brush sexy? You half expect the handle to be telescopic in its teasing shape! I feel like we really got it right with the size of this model in relation to its vintage counterpart! It possesses such a simple, yet sophisticated harmony.
Might You Hold A Piece Of The Puzzle?
Erskine, another classic vintage shave company 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, in an attempt to build more awareness around vintage Erskine brushes, I decided to reboot the Model A-500 this time. Much like in the case of the Solar Flare, I have also always been a fan of the shape of this handle! And again, nothing screams "Vintage" like the color butterscotch. This may or may not have a lot to do with my grandpappy's pocket full of Werther's. (I'll keep you posted on what comes out of therapy)
The 26mm Perihelion Hybrid Synth 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, Perihelion Knot! Not only is it as visually stunning as our other knots, but mounted in that creamy, dreamy butterscotch handle, the performance too is exceptional.
Like all our handle options, The Doppler feels real natural and secure in the hand; substantial, durable & comfortable. (just like you, no?)
The Doppler features super soft tips and a killer fiber density, providing you with some great backbone and more wispy than scritchy lathers. I bet the performance takes you by surprise! It might look like your grandpappy's shaving brush but trust me, this is on a whole other level! If you enjoyed the 24mm Solar Flare, you will love it's 26mm cousin!
Phoenix Brush Aesthetics
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: 5 inches (127 mm)
Width at widest point: 40 mm
Width at narrowest point: 32.25 mm
Weight: 3.70oz (105 grams)
Loft Ht: 55mm
Handle Material: Acrylic
BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free and lead-free