05-30-2015, 07:45 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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This is a beautiful butterscotch boar brush of unknown make, purchased very recently in the town of Katoomba located in the Blue Mountains, NSW.

I can't really guess who the manufacturer is. I cleaned it, and it lost a little of the patina. The 21 size knot is intact and incredibly soft following a soak.

Handle is 47mm tall, 33mm wide at base, quite chunky, wonderful ergonomics.

Any guesses as to make and age?? Anyone? There is no label ghosting, stamping, nothing like that. Benwell? Rooney, even?? It has a similar shape to the Simpson Special.

The lines you see are not cracks, but lathing marks which showed up only after I had cleaned it up.

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 05-31-2015, 03:36 AM
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  • mark1966
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  • Canberra [the capital city of] Australia
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Nice mate!

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 05-31-2015, 04:24 AM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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True, it is nice. The more brushes I acquire, the more I find myself gravitating to the unique beauty of a well-made ergonomic, butterscotch no-name, and such-like. They stand alone, all the more admirably. We should not be afraid of the non-stars. These have a historical, scarred beauty, and for that I appreciate them all the more.

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 05-31-2015, 02:24 PM
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Great looking brush. I must start looking in some antique shops for shaving gear.

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 06-03-2015, 06:39 PM
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  • SRNewb
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  • No. Va, USA
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That's beautiful!

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