Named after the black sand beach on the Big Island of Hawaii that was destroyed by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano in 1990, this black shaving soap looks like the lava in the wrapping, but lathers up white. Kaimū means “Gathering at the sea” in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, and was a popular beach famous for its black sand and abundant coconut trees. Our vegan black soap is also rich with coconut oil, and activated charcoal made from coconut husks.
Hawaiian Shaving Company handmade Koa Shave Brush. All of our brushes are shaped by hand from a single piece of Hawaiian Koa, named
and individually numbered. The wood is hand-sanded with Kukui Nut Oil in the ancient tradition for shaping and waterproofing canoe hulls and surfboards. Finally, the brush handle is sealed with cyanoacrylate, wet sanded, and polished to a high gloss for lifelong protection and beauty. This brush is equally at home in your shave den for daily use, or displayed as a piece of handcrafted Hawaiian art.
By law, Hawaiian Koa Wood must be farmed or harvested from deadfall. Hawaiian Koa Wood grows naturally here on The Big Island of Hawai'i, and all of our wood is sustainably harvested from deadfall and naturally dried for five years.
Hawaiian Koa Wood has spiritual and practical significance to Hawaiian culture. It was used for building wa'a (canoes), 'umeke (bowls), and alaia (surfboards). The word "koa" also means brave, fearless, and warrior in ‘ōlelo Hawai'i (Hawaiian language).
Each brush is named to give it mana, which is a spiritual connection to the tree it came from and this island where that tree grew.
The shapes of the handles are guided by the strength of the grain of the Hawaiian Koa. Most pieces of wood also have some beautiful curly grain.
Brushes are sold as they are made and a waitlist has been set up for those who are interested in purchasing one of our one of a kind brushes. You can join the waitlist below.