Thursday, October 28, 2010

New Forest Brushes - High quality, low prices.

The idea of establishing New Forest Brushes emerged from the research I did for Fido's Shaving Brush Blog. I knew from the wide variety of shaving brushes  I tried what worked for me. I thought it would be fun to specify my own brand of brushes, to have them made by an established manufacturer and to sell direct to enthusiasts without involving retailers. As a one man business with no significant overheads or the need to add a sales tax because of low turnover I knew I could sell at an attractive price. And make a fair profit for the effort involved.

I plan to use only the three highest quality badger hair grades in the making of New Forest shaving brushes

Super Badger two band

This hair is redressed and resorted long best badger hair. Short or twisted hairs are removed, leaving the hair softer and giving the brush a lighter appearance, almost white at the tips. The brushes are firm at the base, yet incredibly soft at the tips. Nearly half the hair is wasted in the production process.

Finest Silvertip

This is redressed and resorted silvertip. Short or twisted hairs are removed, leaving the brush feeling softer and given a lighter appearance. It also gives the brush better lathering and water retention capability.

High Mountain

This is long finest silvertip hair from the back of a rare breed of long haired badgers found only in remote high mountain areas. The hair is in limited supply and therefore the most expensive. The hair is redressed and resorted and nearly half the hair is wasted in the production process.

My first brush, the New Forest 2201 was a Superior Badger two band.

My latest brush, the New Forest Finest Silvertip 2211 is described below.

My next brush, the New Forest High Mountain 2221 is being tested and will be released in the new year.

Thanks for visiting.



  1. I love Mine! I am new just started in July and own the New Forest 2201 and 2211 my knowledge in brushes are next to none but if what I have been reading about them is true I am very happy with my purchases. To me they both are awesome and perform superbly. I love the prices of the New Forest line and am a Big Fan of them and am also looking forward to the release of the 2221 due to come out in 2011.

    Thanks Peter/Fido for your line of New Forest brushes.

    Please put on the list for the New Forest High Mountain 2221.


    Are you seeking any testers at the moment? ;D

  2. Many thanks. Just a few people understand what I'm up to. My brushes are my own specification based on assessing what I think an enthusiast will enjoy. I'd used over 70 brushes from all the well known brands to help.

    And my prices are low - less than half the price of comparable brushes - because I deal direct with manufacturer and customers.

    Thanks for the offer of testing. But I do it myself.