These shave brushes are made locally in Winnipeg from Ancient Kauri.
These are also one of a kind!
The handles are turned by Herman De Vries.
What is Ancient Kauri?
Ancient Kauri is a very unique material with an amazing beauty and intriguing history. It is commonly regarded as the oldest wood available in the world. Ancient Kauri has been buried underground in New Zealand for approximately 50,000 years, yet it is as workable as newly-harvested wood.
The Ancient Kauri has a powerful beauty. The grain and tones of the wood are lovely, and it has a powerful shimmering iridescence. The glow of Ancient Kauri adds to its beauty and illustrates that this is no ordinary timber, but something quite special. It makes anything built from Ancient Kauri more like a jewel. It is perfect for projects that require an extraordinary material.
It is rare to find an exotic material that is made available through environmentally friendly methods. Ancient Kauri is the most exotic wood in the world, it’s an extremely old growth timber, but not one tree was cut down to harvest it. All the trees fell thousands of years ago by natural forces, and one certainty is that there is a very limited amount of Ancient Kauri on the planet.