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.
We are pleased to offer a Plisson type Paragon brush in a 28mm. Ask any experienced, or even novice, traditional shaver and they will know these fibers. They were the rage in 2015, and there are already plenty of fantastic offerings from other vendors' brushes out there with these same fibers. Plisson duplicates, very closely, the common badger hair that is used in shaving brushes- but it is a synthetic fiber.
Paragon decided to set themselves apart by offering it only in a densely packed, 28mm diameter knot. This is the "Chubby" version of these synthetic knots. Its performance is unique- and they are very proud of its performance.
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