G B Kent & Sons Ltd have been manufacturers of brushes since the eighteenth century, and are one of the oldest established companies in Great Britain.
The Kent BLK8 is a smaller version of the BLK12 shaving brush, regarded by many as the Rolls Royce of shaving brushes. Filled with silver tip badger hair, this large size pure silver tip badger shaving brush features a black handle, branded with the Kent logo and The Royal Warrant and a ‘pure badger’ insignia.
Overall height 110mm
Handle height 55mm
Handle base diameter 35mm
Knot size 23mm.
- A fine brush but not as soft as expected
I just HAD to try this classic brush for myself and price/delivery from TESC were both excellent as I've come to expect.
The Kent BLK8 quality of both the handle and knot are excellent, and the brush was easily conditioned, descented and ready for use in short order.
Kent brushes are known to have relatively soft backbone - which I was seeking as a contrast to my other, mostly two-band badger, brushes - so for me that is a feature not a bug. IMO the BLK8 is quite flexible but not "floppy". The knot holds water and warmth well and I have been able to lather effectively with both soaps and creams.
Kent has a reputation for extremely soft to the touch "silvertip" hair ends. However my expereince with both this BLK8 and a prior BLK4 purchase is the Kent tips are not quite as soft as the "super badger" grade hair on another English maker's knots (and that make offers a presumably "silvertip" grade as well).
Overall I'm satisfied with my Kent brushes and intend to use them often.
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