04-15-2013, 08:14 AM
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Hi all,

Below is an offering for a truly one of a kind brush. I picked this brush up from Ben, and he has graciously allowed me to use his description as he is the one who commissioned this brush from Lee at M&F. Ben paid over ~300 for the brush and was asking $220. We agreed to a trade instead and I sent him items totaling over $300 as well.

Now, unlike Ben, I have used this brush. Once. It's awesome, has oodles of backbone and soft tips ..... but once again I just can't stand large knots. The knot diameter is the ONLY reason I am offering this item up to someone else. If this were a 23mm knot, I'd never let it go.

I am asking the original $220. Additional pictures available upon request.

From Ben:
This is a one of a kind Morris and Forndran Brush...

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The handle is made from fossilised rock that is over a million years old.

It took Lee 5 attempts with this material before he had success.
Being rock, the handle is heavy and that's the reason I haven't used it.
I now try to use all my brushes and have been selling off the ones that are simply collecting dust.
This is too unique not to be enjoyed regularly.

The hair from memory is Rooney Heritage (I purchased it in June 2011).
I know it doesn't exactly appear to be completely 2 band, but I believe it is otherwise the black band would be much thinner.
Also the knot is hybrid or fan, so the hairs are not set as short on the outside as with a bulb shape (by way of further explanation).

Knot: 26 x 53mm

Edit: Including two pics of my own, one to show the overall size compared to other brushes so you don't think this is an unwieldily beast.

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Left to right, Simpson Jubliee, SOC 2 band, This brush, Semogue 1305 LE, TSN 2012 LE

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 04-15-2013, 08:54 AM
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OMG this brush is insane

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 04-15-2013, 09:01 AM
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That truly is a great one-of-a-kind brush. If I didn't already have a fossil (Kauri wood) brush, I'd certainly be very interested.

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 04-15-2013, 09:32 AM
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That is a beauty of a Brush, Just outstanding craftsmanship. This beauty wont last long at all.

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 04-15-2013, 10:20 AM
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BTW, I don't find the handle all that heavy at all. Yes, it's heavier than a wooden handle it is rock after all, but even with carpal tunnel I don't find it difficult to use at all.

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 04-15-2013, 11:12 AM
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My jaw dropped when I saw Ben put this up.
Talk about a unique brush...

Best of luck with the sale.

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 04-15-2013, 11:42 AM
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Brush is SOLD pending payment.

Thanks TSN!

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