The theme of this brush ties in with our 'African Black' range in a new way in that the bulk part of resin is replaced with coarse salt, and not just any type of salt either, one of the purest forms of salt on the planet!
We obtain the salt from www.Oryxsdesertsalt.co.za, who harvests it from the Kalahari region where the salt is a ever-replenishing, renewable source. This source was discovered beneath a 50 km2 salt pan where three underground streams converge and replenish an ancient underground salt lake of 55 million tons from which the salt water is deposited into pans under the hot Kalahari sun and sun-dried.
This salty feature makes this brush even more charged up on the eco-friendly side as we only use about a third of the resin we'd normally use. Although you lose some visual attributes of the resin, you gain exceptional grip as the salt on the exposed surface of the brush is dissolved in water and leaves these pockets that feels will enhance grip dramatically, especially around the curves of the brush and your fingers. This salty used less than half the resin we'd use for a full resin brush.
This brush was made with black resin, black salt and African wild Olive wood, it is fitted with a 24 mm Bodger knot (50/50 Boar/Silvetip bristle. The knot has been lathered and cleaned and is ready for its first use right out of the starting blocks.
The brush stands 143 mm tall, with the loft at 55 mm. It has a waist of 21 mm and a belly of 40 mm. The brush weighs 85 grams.