02-17-2013, 12:47 AM
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  • ben74
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Sam & Son Badger Shaving Brushes

   

Does anyone have any experience with Sam & Son shaving brushes?

They are "made" in Queensland, Australia.

The ones pictured above are described as Burmese Teak handle and filled with Best badger.
The knot is 22mm and an approximate loft of 50mm.

Here is a link to their website

Being a patriotic Australian and wanting to support local industry,
I believe I may have to "take one for the team" and give one of these a try... ?

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 02-17-2013, 01:07 AM
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Hmm, interesting... The brushes look quite nice, but I wonder what the loft is on the 28mm teak?

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 02-17-2013, 01:08 AM
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Never heard of them Ben but think they look lovely ... My Antipodean heartstrings are tugging.

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 02-17-2013, 02:02 AM
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  • Shaun
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Other than the 22mm they seem a bit pricey to me. Too much for an unknown...plus I'm not at all sure about the source of the wood. If it is 'Burmese' and old growth, that's a problem for me, personally, but there's little information available.

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 02-17-2013, 02:23 AM
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Look lovely to me Smile

Nice woody handle, crisp bright badger hair - lets hear your personal opinion, once you test them out, Ben !

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 02-17-2013, 03:56 AM
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Aren't these on eBay? Or am I thinking of another Australian setup?

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 02-17-2013, 04:34 AM
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I just had a quick look on the bay and couldn't locate anyone selling their own brand of shaving brushes in Australia...

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 02-17-2013, 05:24 AM
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Neither the Shave Shack or Mens Room carry the wood handle brushes.

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 02-17-2013, 08:23 AM
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  • Teiste
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Ben , yes , you should take one for the team...Rolleyes

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 02-17-2013, 10:03 AM
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Craig the Barber put that brush in his must have product list so evidently he liked it. But I'd appreciate your opinion if you got one Ben. They are some of the nicest looking wood handles I've seen.

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 02-17-2013, 11:18 AM
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(02-17-2013, 08:23 AM)Teiste Wrote: Ben , yes , you should take one for the team...Rolleyes

+1 Good luck, Ben!

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 02-17-2013, 02:10 PM
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There's only a handful of factories that mass product badger hair knots. Worst case scenario (and it really doesn't seem bad at all to me), you have an Ace Shaving knot set in a nice handle. Plus you could always drill it out.

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 02-17-2013, 03:23 PM
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(02-17-2013, 04:34 AM)ben74 Wrote: I just had a quick look on the bay and couldn't locate anyone selling their own brand of shaving brushes in Australia...

Perhaps it was another outfit, but I recall there was a gentlemen turning wood handles in Australia and he was selling them on the 'bay.

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 02-17-2013, 04:54 PM
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I didn't see any prices on the website. Were thay actually there?

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