SOPHIST - Shaving Brushes

SOPHIST
Cultivated, cosmopolitan and sophisticated in the best sense of the word: SOPHISTicated is MÜHLE’s design classic. This classic, archetypal form is our personal tribute to the origins of shaving culture. Precious materials complete its elegant appearance, which, thanks to its design, is at once timeless and contemporary. Each handcrafted model bears the manufactory’s engraved logo on the chromed base. SOPHIST also stands out with its extra-large brush head. The best shaving brushes Silvertip Fibre® and silvertip badger are the icing on the cake of this mature product with character.

 The Material:

  • High-Grade Resin
    High-grade resin is a high-quality synthetic material, the surface of which is processed and refined separately. The material is ideal for exclusive accessories and writing implements because it facilitates a broad spectrum of modern and classical designs in many attractive colours.

    To begin with, the aesthetic basic shapes for brush and razor handles are turned out of solid rods. Then each individual work piece is polished in several passes to give the surface its special gleam. This processing method lends the models a pleasant feel and secures their beauty for many years to come.
  • Ironwood
    Its name speaks for itself: ironwood is one of the hardest woods in the world. Its extremely high density makes it incredibly resistant. Its dark brown colour in combination with the fine grain guarantees its silky and shiny appearance.
    Please take into consideration that this is a natural product and that there may be colour variations and different grains. You can see a selection in the further pictures.
  • Porcelain
    Its manufactures dates back to ancient China; in Europe, 'white gold' was first produced in 1708. An elegant, delicate material which must be worked with extreme care, from the manufacture of the blank shapes to the completed individual piece. Each body is shaped, glazed and fired by hand.

  • Genuine Horn
    Genuine horn has been used to make useful or decorative objects since ancient times. The natural material must be selected and processed with great care: Only solid horn tips are used for the handles of shaving brushes and razors. If the hand-picked tips are sufficiently thick, they are formed meticulously by a turner. Then they are very finely ground several times and finally polished to a high-gloss finish.

    The gentle light to dark colouring makes the surface of the horn appear very warm. The graining of the work pieces shimmers from white to brown and dark brown, lending each product its own individual character.

The Brushhead:

  • Silvertip Fibre®
    This premium quality, durable synthetic fibre is a worldwide innovation and proof from us that art is capable of surpassing nature. The synthetically produced hair, which is also suitable for vegans, is very easy to look after and dries faster than any natural material. The fibres are made by hand and are particularly soft at the tip. At the same time, the lower part of the brush is firmer and provides sufficient backbone for a pleasant massage effect even when wet. In addition, Silvertip Fibre® guarantees a luxurious lather even when using the smallest amounts of shaving soap or cream.
  • Silvertip Badger
    A tried and trusted classic and the undisputed leader of the natural hair range: silvertip badger is particularly soft and flexible and is exclusively handmade at MÜHLE. Its silver sheen and a black band around each individual hair, which connoisseurs call a mirror, are noble distinguishing features. Its fine, conically shaped hair absorbs a lot of water and guarantees a dense, creamy lather.
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