Red Maple Shaving Brush & Mug. A beautiful matched shaving set in red maple. The wood is from a tree I salvaged in Virginia with the help of my father and a friend. There is a cluster of burl grain in the mug, and swirls of black, red, brown, and cream colored wood.
The brush has a 24 mm knot, the medium size, and the handle and mug are sanded to a sheen with 1500 grit sandpaper (ultra fine) and finished with multiple coats of tung oil. As always, the brush head is made from the best silver-tipped badger hair.
Brush head is 2 1/2" diameter x 2 1/2" tall. Handle is 2 1/2" long x 1 1/2" diameter; overall length about 5".
Mug is 1 15/16" tall, 5 5/16" diameter. Opening in the mug is 1 3/8" deep, 3 3/8" diameter. The mug is designed to accommodate the larger luxury soaps (like Caswell-Massey), but any commonly available shaving soap will work fine.