Why do some (vintage?) shave brushes have a screwed cap on the bottom?

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by BlueShaver, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer

  2. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Going by the picture, this one is specifically made to keep a piece of styptic for those occasional cuts. Good for a travel brush for those who use styptic pencils.
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  3. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Just a wild guess, possibly a "Styptic"?? Not sure, just a strange hunch. :D

  4. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Incidentally, styptic pronounced backwards is kitpits which is Yiddish for something I'll make up once I've had more coffee.
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  5. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer

    I did wonder if the rhetorical nature of the question was a bit too subliminal?

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