05-14-2012, 07:24 AM
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  • ben74
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My French Horn...

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Horn is a beautiful material.

The material is keratin based, so it polishes well.
It's glossy finish plays with the light and creates a greater range of colours already present in the material.
It's been used for thousands of years across all parts of the world and is most commonly sourced from ram, buffalo and cow or oxen.

Plisson are famous for their use of horn, here a few pics of mine:

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 05-14-2012, 07:27 AM
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  • Johnny
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Okay, set up a table outside, get a wide angled lens on that camera, and lets see all of your brushes.

We addicts need to see all of your brushes.Rolleyes

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 05-14-2012, 07:35 AM
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  • ben74
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(05-14-2012, 07:27 AM)Johnny Wrote: Okay, set up a table outside, get a wide angled lens on that camera, and lets see all of your brushes.

We addicts need to see all of your brushes.Rolleyes

I tried it once, looked like an aerial shot of a colony of Badgers migrating...

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 05-14-2012, 07:45 AM
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  • wlmcad
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(05-14-2012, 07:35 AM)ben74 Wrote:
(05-14-2012, 07:27 AM)Johnny Wrote: Okay, set up a table outside, get a wide angled lens on that camera, and lets see all of your brushes.

We addicts need to see all of your brushes.Rolleyes


I tried it once, looked like an aerial shot of a colony of Badgers migrating...


Oh come on a colony of Badger warriors would be an awesome & awe inspiring site.

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 05-14-2012, 07:46 AM
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I'd like a ball park estimate on the investment you've made into your brush collection. They are absolutely stunning and you certainly seem to have some of the more exquisite examples. Thanks for continuing to share them with us.

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 05-14-2012, 07:49 AM
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  • Johnny
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And to think my wife gives me a hard time about my inexpensive collection of 8 Semogue brushes. If she only knew.

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 05-14-2012, 07:49 AM
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  • ben74
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(05-14-2012, 07:45 AM)wlmcad Wrote:
(05-14-2012, 07:35 AM)ben74 Wrote:
(05-14-2012, 07:27 AM)Johnny Wrote: Okay, set up a table outside, get a wide angled lens on that camera, and lets see all of your brushes.

We addicts need to see all of your brushes.Rolleyes


I tried it once, looked like an aerial shot of a colony of Badgers migrating...


Oh come on a colony of Badger warriors would be an awesome & awe inspiring site.

Mustered a small regiment of M&F brushes...

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 05-14-2012, 07:52 AM
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  • TexBilly
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(05-14-2012, 07:27 AM)Johnny Wrote: Okay, set up a table outside, get a wide angled lens on that camera, and lets see all of your brushes.

We addicts need to see all of your brushes.Rolleyes

(05-14-2012, 07:35 AM)ben74 Wrote:
(05-14-2012, 07:27 AM)Johnny Wrote: Okay, set up a table outside, get a wide angled lens on that camera, and lets see all of your brushes.

We addicts need to see all of your brushes.Rolleyes

I tried it once, looked like an aerial shot of a colony of Badgers migrating...

Try harder!! Biggrin

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 05-14-2012, 08:15 AM
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  • Songwind
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One of the brushes that's definitely on my list of possibilities for next purpose is a Muhle silvertip fiber brush in imitation horn.

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 05-14-2012, 08:26 AM
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(05-14-2012, 08:15 AM)Songwind Wrote: One of the brushes that's definitely on my list of possibilities for next purpose is a Muhle silvertip fiber brush in imitation horn.

That one does look nice Eric. Have you seen it in the Kosmo handle?

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 05-14-2012, 08:33 AM
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  • Teiste
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Ben : is there any brush out there that you havent tried or own?
Man,what a fantastic Plisson collection! How would you compare HWM hair with other special badger hair grades like the Manchurian one,for example?

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 05-14-2012, 08:58 AM
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(05-14-2012, 08:26 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: That one does look nice Eric. Have you seen it in the Kosmo handle?

The one I'm borrowing has the Classic handle. The Kosmo is a very nice looking brush as well.

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 05-14-2012, 09:37 AM
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Oh. My. God.

A47

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 05-14-2012, 09:40 AM
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  • Johnny
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(05-14-2012, 09:37 AM)oversaturn Wrote: Oh. My. God.

A47

Emanuel, after I invade your home, I'm buying a plane ticket for Australia.

You guys are killing me.Tongue

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 05-14-2012, 10:09 AM
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  • TexBilly
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Ben, after some serious organizing of my gear this past weekend, I was a bit shocked to discover I own about 35 brushes after some pretty consistent growth over the past few months. Now I don't feel too bad!! Biggrin Thanks for sharing your impressive collection!

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 05-14-2012, 10:16 AM
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  • Howler
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Outstanding collection of brushes.Thumbup

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 05-14-2012, 10:39 AM
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  • Brent
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(05-14-2012, 08:15 AM)Songwind Wrote: One of the brushes that's definitely on my list of possibilities for next purpose is a Muhle silvertip fiber brush in imitation horn.

Me too. I have one best badger, pure badger, silvertip badger and boar. A imitation brush is all I really need to complete the variety I'm looking for... though now that I think about it I do need a horse hair brush...

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 05-14-2012, 11:07 AM
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(05-14-2012, 09:40 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(05-14-2012, 09:37 AM)oversaturn Wrote: Oh. My. God.

A47

Emanuel, after I invade your home, I'm buying a plane ticket for Australia.

You guys are killing me.Tongue

I think you're right Johnny. Even all that airfare would be cheap compared to buying all those brushes individually. We could hit the Fort Knox of Semogue brushes at Emanuel's, then the World Bank of Brushes from Ben. Amazing collections. Not sure I'd still be married with that many brushes.

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 05-14-2012, 01:49 PM
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  • Brent
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I have a genuine horn brush that I got from QED that is a real looker. Reminds me a bit of the Plissons above. I like to use it every once in while as it just feels reall great in the hand. Unfortunately the knot is a bit big for me (25mm maybe?), though from what I've seen from that other thread it's tiny compared to some brushes.

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 05-14-2012, 02:11 PM
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(05-14-2012, 01:49 PM)Brent Wrote: I have a genuine horn brush that I got from QED that is a real looker. Reminds me a bit of the Plissons above. I like to use it every once in while as it just feels reall great in the hand. Unfortunately the knot is a bit big for me (25mm maybe?), though from what I've seen from that other thread it's tiny compared to some brushes.

LOL, yeah! Aren't there some monster brushes over in the big brush thread? 24 is the biggest knot I have and I don't see myself wanting anything larger. 21-23 seems to be my preferred window.

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