From Mühle, The Hexagon is a handsome Graphite Shaving Brush with Silvertip Fibre®, designed by Mark Braun, with an anodized aluminum and graphite handle. Designed to fit perfectly in any hand, large or small, this pencil-shaped graphite (get it?) handle feels weighty and reassuring, has a good grip, and lets gravity lend a hand while whipping up a lather.
Mühle Hexagon Shaving Brush
Highlights: Handle feels weighty and reassuring, has a good grip, and let’s gravity lend a hand while whipping up a lather. Designed to fit perfectly in any hand, large or small. Less expensive than most badger bristle brushes.
Mühle Hexagon Shaving Brush at a glance:
|Country of Origin:||Germany|
|Materials:||Anodized aluminum and graphite, synthetic fibers|
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The knot measures 21 mm in diameter and is made of the same high-quality fibers as the knot used for the 31M89. The brush weighs in at 127 g and the handle measures 55 mm in length, which makes it a little shorter and stubbier than some other brushes.
The 31MHXG costs a pretty penny at $90.50, but it may well be the last shaving brush you ever buy and is easily less expensive than most badger bristle brushes. If you’re looking for a great gift, this one might well do the job. Especially if you’re looking for a gift for a designer who likes Myriad Pro font, which Mühle take pains to point out is the font used for the handle engraving. You can also get this brush in Forest and Bronze.
As a company, Mühle are well-regarded for their craftsmanship and German quality design and performance. They have been making grooming products for many decades and have really pushed the industry forward in terms of synthetic brush fiber quality.
Mühle Hexagon vs. Mühle 31M89 Silvertip Synthetic vs. Mühle Thermo Wood
If you’re looking for a great gift, The Hexagon might well do the job, especially if you’re looking for a gift for a designer who likes Myriad Pro font, which Mühle take pains to point out is the font used for the handle engraving. In terms of cost, the Hexagon costs just $90.50 compared to the Mühle 31M89 at $132. The Hexagon also has a more contemporary look and feel. With that said, the Mühle 31M89 is still my top pick for an eco-friendly, non-toxic, cruelty-free shaving brush, largely because of the quality of the knot and the quality of construction. The Hexagon, 31M89, and Thermo Wood from Mühle all have knots with a 21 mm diameter, which is quite a bit less than the RazoRock’s 24 mm. The RazoRock is also quite a lot heavier than the Thermo Wood (187 g vs 28 g), but costs just $27 and has a softer knot.
While the knots on the Mühle’s are all the same size, the Black Fibre Thermo Wood brush seems to be a little softer than the knot on the 31M89 and the Hexagon, and may have more backbone too, making it a better choice for those who like a bit more scrub to their brush.
The Thermo Wood brush is heat treated pine that holds up well to water exposure, but it likely won’t last you as long as a quality metal handle. As such, if you want a beautiful shaving brush that will very likely last you decades, if not the rest of your shaving life, and is an absolute pleasure to look at and use, I’d go for the Mühle 31M89 or the Hexagon. In the long run, both will likely save you many hours of annoyance and plenty of good money thrown after bad brushes.