**$3 OFF, white part of the resin now showing a black dot or two, there may also be some specks in the clear resin**
The cashmere knot is described below:
The Cashmere - one of THE softest knots I've ever felt to date.The hair in this knot is super thin, providing you with one of the softest knots you'll ever feel on your face. However, the extra density of the knot provides you with that backbone needed to provide a creamy lather. The thin hair and extra density pair perfectly in this knot to give you a fantastic shaving experience!The top of the knot is hard to capture - the picture really does not do the density of this knot justice. This knot is NOT like the Omega Boar synthetics.
The "Winter" handle - the first addition in a seasonal brush collection. This handle is comprised of a two tone ivory top and clear base. The clear base shines beautifully in natural light, as you can see in the pictures taken outside, it adapts a slight blueish (icy) tint when exposed to the winter conditions.
**This handle can be subject to very minor cosmetic imperfections. The clear may resin may (or may not) have some very small specs/imperfections in it, and where the ivory meets the clear resin may (or may not) have some incredibly small air bubbles. Most people won't notice it at all, but it's worth mentioning to those that may be expecting perfection**
I have just unboxed and shaved with my new winter handle cashmere brush which I have ordered from Andrew. What can I say? I have found the brush I was looking for. I mainly use soft soaps and shaving sticks. Particularly with the latter, I have always found something unsatisfying with other brushes (e.g. boar needs to re-lather; badger hair loss drives me mental; tuxedo (not from apshaveco) too stiff, though best latherer of the three). This one, imho, fits all the problems I have had with the other types of brushes. It is super soft (almost like my silvertip) and the face feel when lathering up, even with the brush only damp (basically when I use the stick) is wonderful. It lathers up as good as my tuxedo brush so no need for re-lather for subsequent passes but just re-applying. KUDOS to Andrew.
After hearing many positive reviews I wanted to try APShaveCo since I was in the market for a new synthetic brush. I was looking for soft brush, borderline floppy. The cashmere fits the bill. It has just enough backbone not to be floppy, but is not a stiff brush. The tips are delightfully soft and I love the design of the winter handle. If (when?) I want any other synthetic brushes it's highly likely I'll try some of their other synth knots. (Got my eye on SilkSmoke or SynBad). Don't hesitate to pull the trigger on this one!