02-08-2014, 06:00 AM
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  • Obie
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  • Glendale, Wisconsin
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Gentlemen,

My good friend Ray (Walleyman on Straight Razor Place and on Razor and Stone) made a brush recently that grabbed my eye. I asked him to make one for me, and he did, and here are my thoughts on it.

The knot is a 24 mm premium silvertip from The Golden Nib with medium backbone, good flow-through and angel sweet tips. Since I face lather, Ray set the loft low, about 52 mm. The handle's shape somewhat resembles that on Simpson's Persian Jar.

Because the handle is made of metal, brass I believe, it is also heavy. That takes getting used to even though the shape compensates for some of the weight. I have lathered with it three or four times and am already getting comfortable with the weight.

The workmanship on the brush is superb, especially in combining the different colored metals, for mine gold framing a deep burgundy, and that tells a lot about Ray's craftsmanship. The only drawback to this brush for now is the handle's weight, but I'm sure in time I will hardly notice it.

My friend is an artist, and it shows in his brushes.

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 02-08-2014, 06:10 AM
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Obie that is one beautiful brush. I really like the handle shape. Use it well.

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 02-08-2014, 07:15 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Very unusual and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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 02-08-2014, 05:39 PM
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  • ben74
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I beautiful brush and a workout for your biceps each time you lift it to your face! Congratulations on a very fine acquisition!

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 02-08-2014, 06:43 PM
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Beautiful and unique, Obie. Thanks for sharing!

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 02-08-2014, 06:44 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Quite a unique and distinctive brush, Obie ... I'm sure you will enjoy it!

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 02-08-2014, 06:52 PM
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  • warhawk
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Very nice, enjoy.

WARHAWK

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 02-08-2014, 07:16 PM
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Obie, lovely brush! Smile

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 02-08-2014, 07:16 PM
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  • beartrap
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Very nice, this one, me like Smile

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 02-08-2014, 08:39 PM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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That's one impressive looking brush. I'm sure that you will enjoy it for years to come.

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 02-08-2014, 10:13 PM
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  • Sanch
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  • Tennessee
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That is gorgeous! I have a solid brass handled custom and it is a heck of a weight to get used to!! what is the center section of the handle?

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 02-09-2014, 03:00 AM
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  • Obie
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  • Glendale, Wisconsin
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(02-08-2014, 10:13 PM)Sanch Wrote: That is gorgeous! I have a solid brass handled custom and it is a heck of a weight to get used to!! what is the center section of the handle?
Thanks for the kind words. The center section is metal, too, but I am not sure what kind. What's amazing about the handle is how perfectly tucks in the hand.

Gentlemen,

Thank you for the kind words.

Yes, it's a handsome brush, and unusual. The handle's hour glass shape, as noted earlier, compensates for the weight. Also, since the bottom is flat, it rests perfectly in the palm, further reducing the weight. It's a well engineered shaving brush.

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 02-09-2014, 10:15 AM
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  • PAPPY
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Nice Brush, but nicer straights and DEs!!

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