03-15-2013, 08:21 PM
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At long last, I think I've settled on a rotation of brushes. Like many of us, I've bought and sold more brushes than I'd care to admit. As I indicated in another post, I like soft, silver tip brushes. I prefer a medium sized brush, say 95 - 120 mm in height. I also, being the bearer of large hands, like a brush I can hang on to.

After using multiple brush stands, I finally came up with a storage/display solution that I had made at a local glass shop. I'm very pleased with the result, with the added benefit that my wife doesn't absolutely, outright hate it.

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L-R Brushes: Muhle Butterscoth Stylo, Vie-Long Butterscotch Beehive, Simpson 57 in Best, Vulfix 2236 Super (EDIT: actually a 2235. Oops.), Kent BK8 silver tip, Shave Mac 25 silver tip, and below, a Merkur Futur silver tip brush.

L-R Razors: Muhle Butterscotch Stylo, Merkur 39c Slant, Merkur "Megress" XL, new-to-me Merkur Futur in chrome, Gillette Fatboy (1961 birthyear), Gillette Slim, Bauman straight, and a Merkur Vision.

Thanks for looking.

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 03-15-2013, 08:31 PM
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  • tgutc
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Very nice set up thanks for sharing!

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 03-15-2013, 09:28 PM
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Very handsome selection.

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 03-15-2013, 09:41 PM
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Very elegant display rack and great Den!

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 03-15-2013, 11:59 PM
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  • Snuff
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Beautiful it is! I would by no means call that meager, some wonderful stuff up there. It's not about who has most, as long as you're happy with it and get great pleasure out of it that's all that matters.

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 03-16-2013, 03:14 AM
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  • ben74
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Wonderful shave den and collection, congratulations!

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 03-16-2013, 03:23 AM
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I wouldn't call that meager by any means. I would say that it is nicely streamlined or tailored to your tastes. Nice looking kit you have there.

No open comb razor?

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 03-16-2013, 03:26 AM
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Very nice display! That's a great functional, space saving idea.

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 03-16-2013, 03:42 AM
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  • Dave
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Very nice. I really like that. I really admire the 6 brushes and 6 razors.

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 03-16-2013, 04:14 AM
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(03-16-2013, 03:42 AM)Dave Wrote: Very nice. I really like that. I really admire the 6 brushes and 6 razors.

Missed one on the lower right...

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 03-16-2013, 04:20 AM
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  • Dave
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I'll be darned I did.

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 03-16-2013, 04:32 AM
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Great set-up, and not meager at all. You have some very fine hardware there. The glass shelving looks beautiful, very classy!

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 03-16-2013, 05:47 AM
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  • jfmii
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Very nice set up. I like your self .

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 03-16-2013, 06:57 AM
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Thanks for all the replies. Owning all this is a bit more fun if you can share it.

(03-16-2013, 03:23 AM)PanChango Wrote: No open comb razor?

No—I'm scared. Blush

Actually I tried both a Fatip and an iKon H20. Both are simply too aggressive for me. I have a tough beard but fairly sensitive skin. I love my slant, which I find aggressive, but doesn't take any skin with it.

I picked up the Futur only yesterday from another shaver. When I put it on the shelf, I realized that I had FIVE adjustable razors. I guess that's where my heart's at. I use the three Merkurs somewhere near the mid-point, 3 or so. The two Gillette I have set on 7, more or less. All provide what is, to me, a close, comfortable shave. Only the Muhle is a bit too mild. . . .

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 03-16-2013, 07:18 AM
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(03-16-2013, 06:57 AM)Piper Down Wrote: Thanks for all the replies. Owning all this is a bit more fun if you can share it.

(03-16-2013, 03:23 AM)PanChango Wrote: No open comb razor?

No—I'm scared. Blush

Actually I tried both a Fatip and an iKon H20. Both are simply too aggressive for me. I have a tough beard but fairly sensitive skin. I love my slant, which I find aggressive, but doesn't take any skin with it.

I picked up the Futur only yesterday from another shaver. When I put it on the shelf, I realized that I had FIVE adjustable razors. I guess that's where my heart's at. I use the three Merkurs somewhere near the mid-point, 3 or so. The two Gillette I have set on 7, more or less. All provide what is, to me, a close, comfortable shave. Only the Muhle is a bit too mild. . . .

Nice. You have a nice kit. It is funny you say that about oc razors, the Futur scares me. I had one for a while and tried it fully open once. It was just a bit much. The Fatip is a little rough. I haven't tried the iKon, but the first generation ones were all over the place. If you stumble across one for a couple bucks, give the Gillette Old Type a try. It is just a touch less aggressive and a bit smoother than the Fatip.

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 03-16-2013, 10:05 AM
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  • Howler
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Excellent looking display of a great selection of products.Thumbup

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 03-16-2013, 12:07 PM
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  • Hanzo
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Love that glass shaving stand, simple idea executed well and that works elegantly.Smile

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 03-16-2013, 12:18 PM
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Beautiful stand! And if you like big, soft brushes, the Vulfix 2236 is great.

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 03-16-2013, 01:17 PM
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Nice! Meager you say... I don't think so. Nice gear.

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 03-16-2013, 03:01 PM
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(03-16-2013, 12:18 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Beautiful stand! And if you like big, soft brushes, the Vulfix 2236 is great.

Whoops! It's a 2235. I have a 2236 in silver tip, and as you rightly point out, it's a big soft brush.

The 2235 is only a large-ish soft brush! Confused

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