The Kudu is one of the most popular antelopes of South Africa, it is a graceful buck and well known for its ability to breach a 2.4 meter fence from a standing position, but also much higher obstacles with a bit of forward momentum. It is also renowned for causing accidents at night as it travels over fences next to the roadside, and with a colour much resembling a tar road they are damn near impossible to spot in time when travelling fast enough. This brush is made from a section of those beautiful curled horns, it was left in a more natural state with lots of texture for grip and visual effect. The base was profiled on the one end where your ring finger would support it, doing away with what would otherwise be an uncomfortable grip.
We particularly like the raised 'seam' that one gets on kudu horn, it serves as a guide for your fingers to find the perfect position. The bottom also shows the thickness of the horn and allows a glimpse of the translucent nature of this horn.
Just look at the amount of moisture this kudu cow 'barks' out! No face mask and just don't care... what an inconsiderate beast!
Atop this horndle is a 24 mm Silvertip badger knot, one of the most popular natural hair knots used today. The brush weighs 126 grams, stands 126 mm tall, and has dimensions of 40 mm to 44 mm around its bulk, with the loft set at 55 mm.
This brush likes to stand up straight on a solid surface, and due to the shape, size and orientation of the handle won't be tamed to sit and be still on a stand.