You can immediately feel the difference between a Kent homemade comb and a molded comb. Inferior molded combs have razor-sharp teeth which can damage hair an cause split ends. Finely polished Kent Combs will prevent split ends and glide smoothly through your hair. Every comb undergoes the traditional craft of shaping and cutting from solid blank of tortoiseshell. Each tooth is cut by circular saws, profiled, beveled and hand polished on pumice wheels to ensure perfect hair penetration without scratching the scalp.
Another unique feature is the inside edge of each tooth is left with the rough saw-cut impression. This is important when the hair is drawn through the teeth, it cleans the hair of dust and encourages the release id natural hair oils.
Kent Brushes (as they are now more commonly known) was founded in 1777 by William Kent in the reign of George III. Kent holds a pre-eminent place in the history of brush making, with an unbroken record of excellence in the quality of its production which has been recognized by the granting of Royal Warrants for nine reigns.
The Kent family continued to run the company for six generations until 1932 when the last of the three Kent brothers passed away. This is when Mr Eric L.H Cosby, owner of Cosby Brushes Ltd, entered into an association with G.B Kent & Sons. A new chapter was then opened in Kent's long history, and since that time the company has been under the creative and dynamic direction of the Cosby family.
Today, Mr Alan H.L Cosby, grandson to Eric Cosby is the Managing Director and Chairman, with his wife, son and one of his three daughters working for the business. The company headquarters moved from London to their existing factory in Apsley, Hertfordshire on the 6th February 1984, and remains there to this day.