Maggard Razors Black Resin Handle Timberwolf Synthetic Travel Shaving Brush, 18mm

4.78 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)


Made in China

592 in stock

Product Description

Maggard Synthetic Travel Brush

The Maggard line of Synthetic Shaving brushes are sure to be a favorite among beginners and veterans alike.

With high quality resin handles, and super soft Black and Gray Timberwolf synthetic fibers (similar to the famous Plisson synthetic fibers), we feel as though these brushes are some of the best values on the market.

Knot: 18mm

Loft: 41mm

Handle Height: 37mm

Overall:  78mm

Handle Waist (narrowest): 21mm



9 reviews for Maggard Razors Black Resin Handle Timberwolf Synthetic Travel Shaving Brush, 18mm

  1. 3 out of 5


    Perfect for travel but I would not use it everyday. The tips are very soft and it has good backbone enough to have a very soft scrub but it doesn’t splay well and is obviously to small to comfortably hold.

  2. 5 out of 5


    I had been looking for a travel brush with certain characteristics (18-19mm synthetic knot, 35-40mm handle, and a 75-80mm overall height) for a few years, but was apparently looking in the wrong places. I was resigned to either having a custom brush made by an artisan or possibly even buying an Omega Mixed Midget, steaming out the knot, and setting my own synthetic knot. But, luckily, someone on a wet shaving forum pointed me to the “Maggard Razors 18mm Black Handle Timberwolf Synthetic Shaving Brush, Travel Size”. Hallelujah! This exactly fit my needs! I took it on a recent overnight trip and it worked like a charm. It has plenty of backbone for such a small knot (probably due to the short loft), splays easily, has luxuriously soft tips. Water retention was excellent. Heat retention was surprisingly good for a synthetic. And, perhaps the most pleasing aspect of this brush is that it lathers like crazy. I normally do three passes and was thinking that such a small brush might need to be loaded repeatedly. I needn’t have worried; lather explodes out of this thing like a geyser. I can’t adequately express how happy I am with the performance of this little brush. If one is looking for a compact travel brush with a synthetic knot, then this could be the perfect fit.

  3. 5 out of 5


    Maggard Razors is to be applauded for offering such a small synth brush. I have searched for a long time and not come up with anything equivalent to it apart from the Simpson Classic 1 synth. For me, this is not a travel brush; I palm-lather, and as result tend to look for smaller knots to keep the lather on the palm during development. The knot, as measured from the top of the handle to the tips in my example, measured 20mm x 40mm. This is pretty much analogous to the Simpson Beaufort B1 with a scritchy pure badger knot. After a couple of test lathers, it would seem that this small Maggard synth can do all that the Beaufort can do, with softer tips, one caveat being that the respective knots as loaded (or not loaded) with water from the start behave quite differently.

    Both this Maggard synth and the Beaufort B1 being a little on the small side, I would encourage Maggard razors to introduce a slightly larger synth model along the lines of the Beaufort B2 pure badger, which has a 20mm x 46mm knot as measured from the top of the handle to the tips. This would involve a 20mm knot as measured from the base rather than the handle, so as to put in between the current brush being reviewed and the next Maggard synth brush size up, the 22mm black-and-white synth with black handle, by my reckoning.

  4. 5 out of 5


    Great travel brush, nice and compact but dense and with enough backbone to get a good lather. The knot is more dense than other Maggard synthetic knots. I really like it and recommend for all. It also fits the small Simpsons travel brush tube very well. Just buy.

  5. 5 out of 5


    Since the Plissoft brush craze took off, I was a fairly early adopter, and I love their softness. I have owned Maggard and other brands of that style of brush. I had settled on the 24mm size, but I had dabbled with the 22mm and 26mm variants as well. I took a bearded shaving hiatus for almost a year and decided to return to my shaving toys a couple of months ago. My first realization was that I had forgotten, on my not large face, was just how much soap got in my ears with my 24mm brush, especially since I keep a moustache and chin hair for whatever you call that hair layout.. Thus, I began to wonder what a smaller brush would do. It had been years since I owned a mixed midget – but I remembered liking the size and I knew I did not want to have to go back to brush soaking.Cue my discovery of the TIMBERWOLF! I love it! Yes, it is a bit more firm than my 24mm plissoft brushes, but not in a bad way at all. Yeah, it takes a tad of encouragement (romance?) to splay itself before you, but not overly so. I face lather with Arko sticks, and though I am not a traditional 3 pass guy, preferring 2, I always rinse away plenty for a third pass – barely less lather volume than my 24mm brushes, and far less soapy ears, with a touch more exfoliation/backbone. I really appreciate this brush and Maggard’s for bringing it to the market. Thanks for reading, and hope you enjoy this brush as much as I do.

  6. 5 out of 5


    The “Timberwolf” is a great small brush. I bring it while traveling and it performs well for “face lathering” and “shower shaving”. Shake off the water and it packs up easily in your kit. Additionally, I’m not too worried losing it: the price is nice. I’m a big fan of Maggard’s synthetic line of brushes, they feel great and lather great: what more could one want?

  7. 5 out of 5


    I got this brush to maximize the space in my tiny dopp bag. And while it’s size is perfect for traveling, I find myself reaching for it when I’m home as well. I have 2 other synthetics (24mm and 26mm), but I’ve really been enjoying the smaller 18mm. I am mostly a face latherer, but I suspect it would do a nice job bowl lathering given the quality of the knot. If you’re looking for a right-sized, synthetic travel brush, this is an excellent choice; and if you’re looking for a high-quality small-knot synthetic brush, this is a great choice. I also have to say this is was my first ever purchase from Maggard, and although it was far from a high-ticket item, it arrived quickly and professionally-packed….I’ll be back for more items soon!

  8. 5 out of 5


    I had the pleasure of visiting Maggard Razors this week and this little brush caught my eye. It is the perfect travel brush. It has soft tips, splays easily, holds enough lather for 2 passes and fits perfectly in a small Simpsons brush case. Doesn’t take up a ton of space and performs great. Can’t ask for anything else from a travel brush.

  9. 5 out of 5


    I’ve been looking for a smaller synthetic brush that still maintained the properties of a nice synthetic in regards to face feel, it seems like when the knot size gets smaller and loft shortens it dramatically changes the feel of the brush. . The loft length and knot size work great with the fibers on this brush. . This brush feels great, has nice splay, and is about as small as I would want to go for a travel shave brush. I think this is a top 5 brush for me. Perfect for travel and for someone who doesn’t want a big brush. 10/10

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