why this product

As opposed to the typical plastic combs that easily break and are quickly discarded, this handcrafted American walnut wax comb is finished with a marine grade teak oil to protect it from the elements, and can be sanded, sharpened and polished to be made like new even after many years of use. The comb features teeth on one side to create grooves in surf wax for added traction, while a straight edge on the other side removes buildup. A crescent-shaped groove creates traction and leverage during handling. When not in use, it may even be displayed in the home as a design object. The comb is paired with a handmade, hand-poured surf wax that blends a proprietary beeswax-base with natural tree resin to create a soft, ultra sticky formula. There is no paraffin (a petroleum derived wax typical in mass-produced surf waxes), which results in a softer formula and good beading. Inspired by the craftsmanship of surfboard shaping, the wax is designed with an ergonomic grip for easy handling and application. To determine which wax is best for your surfing conditions, see the guide below: Cold: 58° - 66° F  | 14° - 19° C Warm: 64° - 74° F  | 18° - 24° C Tropical: 75°/24° C  + ABOVE

use & care

Keep wax in a cool environment to prevent from melting. Run teeth along the board once wax has been applied to create grooves in the wax for added traction or to expose the bottom layer of previously applied wax. The straight edge is used to remove the wax from any buildup on your board. Leave your board in the sun to allow exiting wax to soften and melt. Take straight edge and run it down the board, section by section, to eliminate buildup wax. To maintain your Wax Comb: With extensive use, the straight edge and teeth will dull just like any wax comb or scraper. The beauty of wood, as opposed to plastic or other materials, is that you can sharpen it to maintain its functional integrity. Simply take a piece of sandpaper (preferably 180 grit) and gently sand both the straight edge and teeth until each side becomes sharp again. Using a sanding block is extremely helpful for control and precision. When exposed to the elements, the Wax Comb will weather slightly. To keep the wood healthy and preserved, we recommend reapplying a thin layer of marine grade teak oil. This can be found at your local hardware store. Using a rag, and coat just enough to revive color back in the wood and to let it sit over night. Sanding, sharpening and polishing every month or two will ensure maximum performance for the Wax Comb.

production & design

Wanting to offer something different than the automated, mass-produced surf wax available on the market, husband-wife team Matt and Joanna set out to create a product that was more personal and more connected to surf culture. Their hand-poured surf wax was developed through several years of research and development with various formulas and many surf sessions. They work out of their Red Hook studio to design and create all their waxes and packaging. 

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Hand-Poured Surf Wax and Walnut Comb

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Handmade walnut wood wax comb with teeth and straight edge for applying and removing wax. Crescent-shaped groove for steadfast handling. Comes with choice of Cold, Warm or Tropical hand-poured surf wax.

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    4 inches long x 3 inches wide x 1 inch thick 
    (10 cm x 7.6 cm x 2 ½  cm)

    Surfwax: 2.7 inches wide (6.8 cm)
    (holds 75 grams)

    Pair your comb with one of three varities: Cold, Warm or Tropical

    American walnut wood
    Beeswax base
    Natural tree resin

    Made in

  • Product Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000283296

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  • This item ships directly from Kaufmann Mercantile in Raleigh, NC
  • Item is ready to ship in 2 Business Day(s). Delivery date will vary depending on your shipping address.
  • International orders may experience possible delays and take longer to arrive.
  • We accept complimentary returns within 14 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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