The production of the original shavemac shaving brush head requires manual skills, abundant experience , high quality materials and the right tools . This includes a high-quality badger hair, a tie cord, a bit precious resin, a precision balance and a forming block for contouring. The Production takes place in the following steps:
Step 1: Measurement of the badger hair
The diameter and the weight of the materials for the brush head required are initially determined through the borehole of the brush handle. For example, approximately 14 grams of badger hair are needed for a 21 mm diameter. The badger hair required is weighed using precision scales with weights upwards of 0.1 g. Incidentally, one gram of badger hair is made up of approximately 1000 hairs.
Step 2: Shaving brush hair shaping
The “forming block” has an internal contour that gives the brush head its shape. For this purpose the badger hair bundle is placed tip-first into the “forming block” and carefully “tapped” until the desired profile is accomplished.
Step 3: "Plucking" the shaving brush
The artisan handwork of the brush maker shows in the “plucking”. The unevenness is then corrected by hand in the course of the surrounding dark design. In the brush makers lingo this is called the “plucking”. This is how the finished shaving brush head gets its symmetrical profile with the design running consistently in parallel.
Step 4: Gluing the brush head
The hair is bound with a thread, is glued and has to dry for some time.
Step 5: Insert shaving brush head in handle
The finished shaving brush head is checked again for quality and can then be inserted into the brush handle.
Step 6: Brushing out the shaving brush head
The last step is to brush out the shaving brush to remove excess brush hairs.