02-10-2013, 07:09 AM
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Thought I would like to share these latest two (2) acquisitions with you all.

In my quest to obtain & revive Old & New "Retro" and my love of shaving brushes (SBAD) I bring you the Harvard H5 & The Hive

They do not get the attention as they so duly deserve. "Mark" at Simpson/Vulfix custom made these for me. The Hive is in Super and the Harvard H5 in Best, but feels more like super.

The dimensions of these are:

Harvard H5
OL=108.5mm HL=56.7mm HD=42.9mm LH=51.8mm K=25.7mm W=95.5g.

The Hive
OL=106.3mm HL=56.2mm HD=40.9mm LH=50.1mm K=22.7mm W=86.2g

Key: OL overall length. HL handle length. HD handle diameter. LH loft height K knot diameter. W weight.

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Hope you enjoy.

Charles U.K

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 02-10-2013, 07:13 AM
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Charles, those are beautiful brushes, and handle shapes we don't see as often.

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 02-10-2013, 07:19 AM
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Beautiful brushes. Absolutely love the Harvard.

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 02-10-2013, 08:03 AM
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(02-10-2013, 07:13 AM)kentclark Wrote: Charles, those are beautiful brushes, and handle shapes we don't see as often.

Hello Tom, thank you for your kind words. They are as you say beautiful brushes, I hope they encourage people/members too try these....

Charles U.K

(02-10-2013, 07:19 AM)Dipesh Wrote: Beautiful brushes. Absolutely love the Harvard.

Hello Dipesh, thank you for your kind words, they are a real pleasure to own.

Why it is, these two are fantastic brushes and should/deserve more attention fashion/trends.... what's in and what's out I guess.

Charles U.K

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 02-10-2013, 08:36 AM
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Nice brushes, Charles ! Enjoy ! thanks for sharing the pics. "what's old is new again" ! Smile

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 02-10-2013, 09:14 AM
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(02-10-2013, 08:36 AM)OldDog23 Wrote: Nice brushes, Charles ! Enjoy ! thanks for sharing the pics. "what's old is new again" ! Smile

Hello Steven, thank you for your kind words. How very true.... next we will see a return to Bell bottom trousers !!!!

These brushes deserve too be recognised and brought back into the fold.

Charles U.K

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 02-10-2013, 09:45 AM
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Great looking brushes, Charles.

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 02-10-2013, 09:48 AM
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+1 Now I need that in 2 Band.... Biggrin
(02-10-2013, 07:19 AM)Dipesh Wrote: Beautiful brushes. Absolutely love the Harvard.

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 02-10-2013, 09:50 AM
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(02-10-2013, 09:45 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Great looking brushes, Charles.

Hello John, yes they are.... The photographs do not do them justice, the Harvard & Hive need too be brought back into circulation.

Charles U.K

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 02-10-2013, 09:59 AM
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  • Teiste
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The H5 looks fantastic !!!BabeandoBabeandoBabeando

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 02-10-2013, 01:58 PM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi Charles

The Harvard really is a stunningly beautiful shaving brush, classic shape with gorgeous curves...

Take care, Mike

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 02-10-2013, 03:10 PM
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  • tgutc
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I love that H5.

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 02-10-2013, 03:17 PM
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The H5 is sweet!

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 02-10-2013, 04:22 PM
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Wow, those are sweet!

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 02-10-2013, 05:43 PM
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I have always wondered about the practice of specifying "The Hive" in inverted commas. I think it would be better to state the name straight out, as in The Hive, in just the same way as The Harvard is done, and not "The Harvard". This is much like the fabled grocers inverted comma, as in the use of "potatoes" on a sign when clearly potatoes will do nicely , unless they are not really potatoes, but just called that... Smile Same for other Simpsons brushes using inverted commas. Why? On the brush itself, I don't think it's necessary. It's not referring to anything other than itself. Yes, it adds to the quirkiness, but I feel the use of inverted commas diminishes the classiness of the brush. I love The Hive handle, though; shame is isn't available in Best...or is it??

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 02-10-2013, 08:25 PM
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Very nice Charles, the Hive is a particularly attractive brush with a handle design that manages to be functional as well as striking.

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 02-11-2013, 01:24 AM
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(02-10-2013, 09:59 AM)Teiste Wrote: The H5 looks fantastic !!!BabeandoBabeandoBabeando

Hello Teiste, thank you for your kind words. They are as you say fantastic brushes,both deserve to be brought back into the mainstream of popular brushes.

Charles U.K

(02-10-2013, 01:58 PM)mikeperry Wrote: Hi Charles

The Harvard really is a stunningly beautiful shaving brush, classic shape with gorgeous curves...

Take care, Mike

Hello Mike, thank you for your kind words. They are stunning.....
but the Harvard is very curvy & quite weighty, and as for the hair although is says Best. This batch of hair feels more like Super.

Charles U.K

(02-10-2013, 03:10 PM)tgutc Wrote: I love that H5.

Hello Travis, thank you for your kind words. And I have too agree the Harvard really is a stunner....... And duly deserves to be on the mainstream of popular brushes.

Charles U.K

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 02-11-2013, 01:32 AM
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Those are both great brushes, enjoy them!

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 02-11-2013, 01:34 AM
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(02-10-2013, 03:17 PM)Sodapopjones Wrote: The H5 is sweet!

Hello Aaron, thank you for your kind words. They are both absolutely fabulous brushes. More attention of these two is called for !!!

Charles U.K

(02-10-2013, 04:22 PM)celestino Wrote: Wow, those are sweet!

Hello Celestino, thank you for your kind words. I am trying as part of my modest collection, too have some forgotten designs in my collection.

Charles U.K

(02-10-2013, 05:43 PM)Shaun Wrote: I have always wondered about the practice of specifying "The Hive" in inverted commas. I think it would be better to state the name straight out, as in The Hive, in just the same way as The Harvard is done, and not "The Harvard". This is much like the fabled grocers inverted comma, as in the use of "potatoes" on a sign when clearly potatoes will do nicely , unless they are not really potatoes, but just called that... Smile Same for other Simpsons brushes using inverted commas. Why? On the brush itself, I don't think it's necessary. It's not referring to anything other than itself. Yes, it adds to the quirkiness, but I feel the use of inverted commas diminishes the classiness of the brush. I love The Hive handle, though; shame is isn't available in Best...or is it??

I'am sure (Mark) @ Progress/Vulfix can make you a Hive in Best.....

Charles U.K

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 02-11-2013, 02:01 AM
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Very nice. I really like the look of that Harvard. Smile

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