01-27-2015, 03:14 PM
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Back in the early part of December 2014, i participated in a PIF, held by one of our artisans, KLovgren. It was such an honor to be apart of and actually win! I never win anything, so this was a blessing for me. I had been wanting a really good brush for sometime, and was quite excited to get one here on TSN.

Well, the brush finally arrived this past weekend, and i was in awe! I immediately was taken aback by the quality of the handle, my requested engraving and the feel of the knot. The knot is 22mm and 65mm in loft/height, of complete high mountain white badger hair. The handle is a mahagony wood of simply gorgeous crafting.

I was able to have it engraved as well, so i came up with something that would be great to be reminded of daily, and also have a meaning of something that could be passed down to my son one day. It reads, "vagantem numquam a proposito" in latin, which is translated to "never stray from your purpose".

The pictures, still don't do this brush justice, but i hope you all can get the just of it.

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And yesterday's SOTD:
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Thank you to Kristin for this wonderful gift and to the creators of TSN for the great ways to obtain such quality items.

- Bryan

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 01-27-2015, 04:00 PM
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That is an awesome brush Bryan! Congrats again on that one!

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 01-27-2015, 04:14 PM
  • Giorgio
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  • Pennsylvania, US
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That's a gorgeous brush Bryan! Congrats  Biggrin

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 01-27-2015, 04:20 PM
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 Thats a beautiful brush. Congrats Bryan, enjoy it and use it in good health.

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 01-27-2015, 04:41 PM
  • refles
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What a great PIF, love the inscription,  may it give you great lather all the time!

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 01-27-2015, 06:26 PM
  • Lover of the Wet Shaving way of Life
  • Westchester, NY
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I love the large engraving too, it really pops...Nice unique looking brush...I bet that knot is lovely! sweet Pif Cool

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 01-28-2015, 06:48 AM
  • GatorFL
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  • Wellington, FL
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Nice brush and a really nice background on the photos!

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 01-29-2015, 05:30 AM
  • okok
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  • Indianapolis
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Great looking brush, Bryan.  That handle shape looks especially good to me, in terms of being able to hold it easily, and the material and engraving is beautiful.  I'll bet it will give a lot of satisfaction to you and your lucky son.

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 01-29-2015, 08:06 AM
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Thanks for checking it out guys! I certainly appreciate it. It is the most soft, most perfectly made product that has graced this dome of mine. Makes shaving my head even more perfect. I'll post the "bloom" pics later on! I must say, is even more better than i could imagine.

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