Although it does get cold up here in the mountains of British Columbia, we just can't bring ourselves to burn these. What's wrong with them? Nothing really. They're simply combs with slight esthetic flaws such as, seams, knots, slight twists, etc. These are all common and natural occurrences in wood, and though some may consider these flaws, we consider them beauty marks that don't affect the function of the comb in any way. What does this mean? Simple savings. If you don't see the comb you want, check back often, every once in a while some combs end up on the Chopping Block.
The Big Red No.99W has been designed as our first hair comb, but can easily cross over to groomed medium-long. This new comb is an exploration into producing a comb with a superb balance between overall strength and flexibility. To accomplish this we’ve chosen a new hybrid method of construction. We started by using our classic 5 ply laminated material for the core. We then attached thicker solid Walnut scales to add rigidity to the body of the comb. How we attach these is a little bit of a secret but I can tell you that they’re not just glued onto the surface of the comb. We've attached them in such a way, that they lock into one another and form a mechanical bond that is extremely resistant to bending. It’s ,of course, a little more of a time consuming procedure and it does require a little bit of specialized machinery but it makes for a mighty fine comb and in the end that’s the main objective.