Japanese Horse Chestnut Shaving Brush

I received a piece of this magnificent wood from a client who requested a similar brush. Lucky for me, there was enough wood for two brushes. Beautiful flame figure throughout the piece and a large knot--what's not to love? As always, the brush head is made from the best silver-tipped badger hair. The handle is sanded to a sheen with 1500 grit sandpaper (ultra fine) and finished with multiple coats of spar varnish. After curing, the handle is buffed through two successively finer grits and then polished with wax.

Brush head is 2 1/2" diameter x 2 1/2" tall. Handle is 2 3/4" long x 1 5/8" diameter; overall length about 5 1/4".