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Kent Handmade Combs

20130113-092316.jpg Founded in 1777 by William Kent in Great Britain, Kent handmade combs are regarded as some of the world’s finest. We started carrying these fab combs last Autumn, and it has been on my mind to write about them. Today is the day–I thought it fitting to highlight these on Downton Abbey Sunday. G B Kent & Sons Ltd is one of the oldest established companies in England. The handmade combs we carry at Watson Kennedy are saw cut, then hand polished and buffed to create soft rounded teeth that will not damage hair or scalp. They are made from cellulose acetate, a non-petroleum based plastic from plants. Not only are these combs stellar to use, they also look quite spiffy sitting out. We carry a variety of sizes at both shops. I think the coloring on these combs is quite handsome too.