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The Stray Whisker 452 Synthetic Brush - 28mm


The Stray Whisker is proud to present our very first Synthetic 452 Shave Brush, 452/28

This shave brush has been made using a high quality cruelty-free synthetic fibre. The brush exhibits excellent flow-through and luxuriously soft tips.

The brush is ideal for travel and every day use and dries very quickly.

Each brush is engraved with "452/28" on the base of the handle and ships in a sturdy cardboard tube.


Weight: 100g

Handle Height: 61.5mm

Loft: 63mm

Knot: 28mm (however technically these knots are more in the 28mm to 29.2mm range)

Overall Height: 125mm (approx.)

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Beau P. (Australia)
Nice brush, works very well.

Very happy with my purchase of the 452 brush. It’s my first wet shave brush and I’m currently using it with Arko shave soap. Brush lathers well and is easy to clean.

Thanks for sharing your feedback, Beau! We're thrilled to hear that you're enjoying our 452/28 Shaving Brush it and that it's working well for you.

We hope it continues to provide you with a great shaving experience. Happy shaving!

Con | The Stray Whisker

Roslyn J. (Australia)
Made Father's Day

I bought the Stray Whisker synthetic shaving brush for my husband as a Father's Day present and he loves it. He says that it lathers exceptionally well.

Hello Roslyn, great to hear that our 452/28 Synthetic Shave brush has hit the mark! Thank you for your feedback. Con | The Stray Whisker

Great brush

This brush is a lather monster, soft but with some backbone, very useful for head shaving.

Ticks all the boxes for a great synthetic brush

I bought this brush a little while back and left it sit for a while. This morning I decided to give it a go. I grabbed my bowl of Tabac, a "Chrome Series Rockwell 6S setup with an R3 plate loaded with a Gillette "Silver Blue" and set to work. I soaked the the 452/28 in some warm water for 10 seconds, shook it vertically three times and started to load the unbloomed puck. This brush easily picks up lather and stores it nicely in the bulb of the brush without losing much to the knot base at all. The face lather told the whole story though. This 28mm knot is brilliant. it has decent backbone without being as obnoxiously stiff as a 24mm "Plissoft" and has the splayability without the floppiness of my Stirling "Kong" - for me this is shave brush nirvana right off the bat. This combination is supremely comfortable. The brush feels crazy soft and generates absolutely ridiculous amounts of perfectly hydrated lather without having to think about it. It willsplay a little or a lot with linearly applied pressure as required. No resistance point whatsoever. Con, whoever produced this setup for you got it totally right! (on my face anyway). I own all sorts of synthetics - Plison style, Ubersoft knots (I & II) , Edwin Jagger, Omega, an a few others and I have to say all of them must now prostrate themselves before the "452/28" . even my Savile Row 3326 feels like a little less comfortable after using this brush. (and that thing is my pillowy soft badger brush of choice Well done Con mate! This brush is a winner. I'll be ordering another for travel, no worries there! A great investment for fans of synthetics.

My new favourite brush.

The 28mm is big. It is really BIG. So not many people will find it comfortable. In this case stick to 24mm instead. However I like the size. It is very soft and holds lots of soap - enough for six or even more passes. Excellent value for money.

Excellent brush

This is quite a big brush, and it does a fantastic job. Very good face feel, good backbone, holds an absolute ton of lather. Fantastic value for the price.