This is a beautiful handcrafted Irish Bog Oak shaving set. Comprising of either a Mach 3 Gillette razor handle or double edged razor, a silvertip badger hair shave brush and matching stand. The wood used in these sets is sourced locally in Donegal and is a perfect example of the quality of the woods in my local area.
Leave a note with your purchase stating which type of razor you would like.
You have the option of having a name or short message engraved onto the razor handle add that personal touch.
The set will come packaged in a box filled with wood wool for maximum presentation. Included will be a small card giving information on the wood used and care instructions to help your new set last for years to come.
This set will be made to order and you can have a say on any particular shape you prefer something different to what is shown
How a set is created:
A piece is of wood selected from seasoned stock for its grain and colour.
Each piece is carefully cut to show the best grain .
The wood is turned to size then sanded through 5 different grits of sand paper.
It is then rubbed with a bees wax mix before rounding off with a friction polish to provide a water resilient and durable finish.
After the pieces have been completed they are then assembled using premium fittings.
I do strongly recommend drying the handles after use. With proper care the finish should provide many years of use.
Irish Bog Oak shaving set
About the wood:
Variations in the water level, floods, marshes formation promote the growth of oak trees. Because of a continuous change of the direction of the river flow on a greater or lesser degree, the mainstreams weave through the vallies constantly forming live meanders.
In its meandering course, the river undermines the banks covered with trees, which fall into the river and are swept away in the water. When the trunk gets trapped by its branches and roots in the river bed, over time layers of mud, sand and gravel cover it.
Deprived of oxygen the wood undergoes the process of fossilization and a long process of morta formation.During hundreds and thousands of years, under the influence of the minerals and iron from the water, the decomposition of oak timber is considerably slower.
A special role is played by the currents of the underground waters in the creation of morta, binding its ingredients with larger quantities of the tannin in the wood and in this way darkening the wood.
This centuries-long process, often termed "maturation", turns the wood from golden-brown to completely black, while increasing its hardness to such a level that it can only be carved with the use of specially grind and exceptionally firm tools.The time necessary for the oak to transform from the end of its biological growth to abonos varies. The "maturation" commonly lasts thousands of years. Due to the ecological reasons mentioned above no two trunks can be found of the same colour.