Paragon Shaving Brush- FB3- Finest Badger- Rav- 25mm
Several months ago I learned about Paragon Shaving from the man himself, Rodrigo Zedan. Rodrigo sells these beautiful brushes from Surrey, BC., but I'm getting ahead of myself.
Badger hair can be found in the widest of quality spectrum out there. You either get a really expensive knot, or a terribly cheap knot.
Paragon Shaving's goal was to find a Badger hair that delivered in Performance and Luxurious feel. They focused on a high density knot (lots of hairs well packed) and a finest hair that with time it will develop an infamous "gel tips" feel and perform with the softness of a silvertip but at the same time providing sufficient backbone for those of us who prefer face lathering and proper splay.
Paragon loves their wood handles! They tried many local and regional types and ultimately fell in love with Mahogany and Cedar from the Central American Region. These trees come from the area stretching from Honduras, El Salvador and all the way up to some places in Guatemala and Mexico.
They are not only strong woods, but they carry inherent properties to behave favorably in an environment where they will be exposed to water. Perfect qualities to have in a shaving brush.
Now back to Rodrigo's story. Not only do they make these brushes, but they also give back! Paragon Shaving directs a portion of the revenue from these products towards a place they know is in need.
Located in El Salvador, Central America, HOPAC is a non profit organization that aids children and adults with cerebral palsy, and other disabilities, that come from poverty and have very limited resources.
Designed, assembled and finished in White Rock, British Columbia
Mahogany harvested and turned in El Salvador.
Photo Credit- Paragon Shaving