We’re very excited to show off this incredibly unique, vintage leather travel case and we’ve filled it with everything you need for the perfect shave!
We’ve kept this in our vintage collection for many years because it’s just so cool, but it’s finally time for this beauty to find it’s forever home! Some might call it a dopp kit, others a toiletry case, but when it comes down to it, it’s a secure and organized space to carry all of your travel toiletries.
We wanted this kit to be ready to go for its new owner, so we’ve outfitted it with an assortment of one-of-a-kind shaving supplies, including a handcrafted Cedar shaving brush.
The rigid leather case measures 20cm x 8cm x 3.5cm and has a sturdy zipper that runs around 3 edges, allowing the case to open like a binder. Inside you’ll find the original aluminum tins that hold each shaving item. The case also contains its original mirror, fine toothed comb, and nail brush (the comb and nailbrush are original, so whether you use them is up to you).
Included inside the travel kit is:
• Handcrafted Cedar wood shaving brush with synthetic bristles, made by Brad specifically to fit in this case
• 1950 vintage Gillette Tech double edge safety razor, made in England
• Bar of our all-natural shave soap in your scent of choice
• Pack of 5 razor blades
• Slide top aluminum blade storage tin
• Complete wet shaving instructions
Brad, the founder and co-owner of The Copper Hat, crafted this shaving brush from salvaged and dried Cedar tree wood from Vancouver Island. To ensure this shaving brush stands up to years of everyday use in the water, Brad has stabilized it with a clear resin that highlights its beautiful natural colour.
We set this brush with extremely soft “Tuxedo” synthetic nylon bristles which makes it softer than any natural bristle type. After 10 years of manufacturing and setting people up with shaving brushes, we’ve learned that Synthetic bristles outlast natural bristles and are easier to care for. They are lovely and soft, making them excellent for those with sensitive skin. Synthetic bristles are also vegan.
Brad has been making shaving brushes on his wood lathe since the beginning of The Copper Hat in 2009 and loves creating something that the recipient will enjoy for many years to come!
The double edge razor was invented in 1903, and unlike drugstore cartridge razors that are most commonly used today, the double edge razor blade fits all double edge razors (with a some rare exceptions). Many folks love shaving with and collecting vintage razors because they were extremely well built and are a unique piece of history. This razor was manufactured in England in 1950 and is a version of the Gillette “Tech”. It uses a standard double edge razor blade (like all of the other razors we sell) and provides a fantastic, close shave. The Tech is similar to most vintage razors in that it is shorter than modern safety razors, ensuring you grip it only with your fingertips so the razor can pivot and glide without pressure over your skin. If you appreciate antiques and quality manufacturing, this razor is for you!
We make our soap with all natural ingredients and essential oils that respect both the planet and our skin. Our soap is moisturizing, clean rinsing, and beneficial for all skin types. We’ve formulated this shave soap to lather exceptionally well, protect your skin and last longer than aerosol cans of shave gel. Choose from:
- Shaved Ice: Peppermint and Eucalyptus – refreshing and cool
- Twisted Lime: Lime and Tea Tree – citrusy and fresh
- Bay Rum: Clove, Pine and Orange – sweet and spicy
- Coastal Fair: Lavender and Benzoin – calming and relaxing
- Island Hopper: Benzoin and Frankincense – herbal and sweet
- Lumberjack: Cedarwood and Sage – woodsy and slightly smokey
- Unscented: No Essential Oils – plain and simple, no scent
The Leather Travel Kit
This case is vintage, so please keep in mind that there are some markings and flaws in the leather. We think it adds character and history to the case, but if you’d prefer something brand new, you can take a look at these.
If you have any questions about this set or how to use it, please contact us – we’re more than happy to help! Thank you for supporting small, local businesses and craftspeople like us! Happy shaving!