01-30-2017, 09:07 AM
  • blzrfn
  • Butterscotch Bandit
  • Vancouver USA
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Another beauty from the Sears household!  This brush will be my only one in use this week as I have packed up most of the den for a light remodel.  The handle and knot are both fantastic on this brush, even if it doesn't match the historical size and shape of the Alibaba, Brad's version is no slouch!  I do have some more vintage brushes on the way that I will be sharing probably next week.  Until then, happy shaves!

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 02-20-2017, 08:23 AM
  • blzrfn
  • Butterscotch Bandit
  • Vancouver USA
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I am in full reduction mode, but somehow this brush caught my eye.  An original Rooney Alibaba doesn't present itself very often and even though it has a little character flaw (chipped base) the knot is pure magic!  The knot has some discoloration that appears to be the early onset of butterscotch patina, but it appears the brush was stored next to a window as it is more apparent on one side more than the other.

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 02-20-2017, 09:12 AM
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ok, now i know we are soul brothers  When i ordered my alibaba jade brad sears i mistakenly ordered two.  i cancelled the second one and I wonder if yours is that.  One of the prettiest brushes I own.  only have 3 shaves on it but it performs great.  Also the brooks brothers are unique and the benwell is especially gorgeous.  Well done David of the south vancouver clan

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 02-20-2017, 09:39 AM
  • doc47
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  • Northern Arizona
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I never knew brushes could be so addicting! Great collection and thanks for the inspiration Aaaaa

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 03-04-2017, 12:09 AM
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Absolutely Gobsmacked, stunning collection. Impressive. Thanks for sharing.

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 03-16-2017, 04:55 AM
  • thw
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Uh oh. I already have RAD. Whatever came over me to look at this thread?

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 03-16-2017, 05:48 AM
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RAD can be cured incrementally thru SBAD then SSAD then...

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 03-17-2017, 10:53 AM
  • German
  • Simpson 2 Band Aficionado
  • USA
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(02-20-2017, 08:23 AM)blzrfn Wrote: I am in full reduction mode, but somehow this brush caught my eye.  An original Rooney Alibaba doesn't present itself very often and even though it has a little character flaw (chipped base) the knot is pure magic!  The knot has some discoloration that appears to be the early onset of butterscotch patina, but it appears the brush was stored next to a window as it is more apparent on one side more than the other.

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Alibabas - I truly enjoy them as well. The design/shape of the heritage Rooney Alibaba (below in both Heritage 3 Band and 2 Band) is just beautiful. I have the modern version from Lee/Brad on order and looking forward to try it.

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 03-18-2017, 11:35 AM
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I got one of Brad's Size 3 Alibaba handles from a BST awhile back that I need to decide what knot to put in it. Just found out about his no longer selling handles only, so that makes this extra special to have the decision. I have a feeling I might just send it back to Brad, though. Lovely additions blzrfn!

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