03-05-2012, 12:39 PM
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  • Eskimo
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Shown below are some of my newer custom EJ pieces.

The first features a handle made of Bloody Basin Jasper. Please note that the name refers to the mine where the stone originated and not a particular shaving style.

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This razor has a handle made of Malachite.

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The handle on this razor is made of certified Bethlehem Olive wood and comes with a Certificate of Authentication.

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I have a number of other razor styles, custom brushes and sets that can be seen at http://www.eliterazor.com or you can PM me if you have an interest in a particular wood or stone.

Thanks, Bob
In addition to the razors, below are several of my custom brushes.

This 24mm Silvertip brush has a handle made from Bloodwood.

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The 24mm Silvertip brush shown below is made of Tourmaline laced Quartz

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This 24mm Silvertip handle is made of Blue Lapis.

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Thank for looking,

Bob

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 03-05-2012, 02:11 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Very nice Bob! I particularly like the Bloody Basin Jasper.

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 03-05-2012, 02:58 PM
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  • Harvey
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The workmanship is outstanding I have the EJ Olive wood and a custom Merkur progress made out of Gold veined Quartz....really nice I have a Low Jack security system in my shave cave plus my trusty H @ K P7M8 and a few other S @ W .357 magnums which I patrol the cave with...more like an art museum but we got to do what we got to do !!!!

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 03-08-2012, 02:28 PM
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Pictured below are a couple of sets of brushes and razors with matched handles made from the same block of wood. All my wood pieces are finished with multiple coats of a marine sealant originally designed for use on sailboat decks that yields a beautiful, clear finish and a remarkable grip when wet.

This 22mm Silvertip brush and Markur 34C have handles made of West Indian Satinwood. The depth of the grain in this wood is amazing and both pieces show a beautiful curly grain figure.
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This set shows a Merkur 38C with a handle matching the 24mm Bloodwood brush shown in my previous post.
[Image: Bloodwood-set-full.jpg]

As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 03-08-2012, 02:37 PM
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  • skeptik
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I have one of Bob's brushes, other brush makers may equal him (Thater, Plisson, Shavemac and Vey are the only ones who come to mind), none exceed, his craftsmanship is just unbelievable, just hold one of his brushes, then lather up ...heavenly!

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 03-08-2012, 07:30 PM
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  • Johnny
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Beautiful work. Have you ever tried to make a custom handle for a Schick Injector?

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 03-08-2012, 08:39 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(03-08-2012, 07:30 PM)Johnny Wrote: Beautiful work. Have you ever tried to make a custom handle for a Schick Injector?

That would be interesting!


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 03-09-2012, 04:43 AM
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(03-08-2012, 07:30 PM)Johnny Wrote: Beautiful work. Have you ever tried to make a custom handle for a Schick Injector?

I've never had the opportunity to work on a Schick Injector. Perhaps one will make it onto my workbench in the future. I'll keep you posted.

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 03-11-2012, 07:37 AM
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  • slantman
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Thank you Bob for showing your amazing razors and brushes. You truly have great skills.

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 03-15-2012, 03:29 AM
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Lovely offerings, each one seems a unique work of art.

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 03-15-2012, 05:18 AM
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  • ben74
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Wow! Beautiful work!

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 03-15-2012, 06:15 AM
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Excellent Custom equipments, im usually prefer loft size lower than 50mm with slivertip and finest two band and your brushes looks perfect to me.. Amazing wood work.

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 03-15-2012, 01:08 PM
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Thank you all for your kind comments.

Below are a few of my "skin" razors. Each is a piece of real skin that has been encased in a crystal-clear acrylic making it completely waterproof and perfect for a razor handle.

This Merkur 38C has a handle made of Cobra skin.
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The skin on this razor handle is from a Python.
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This 24mm Silvertip brush has a handle made of Cocobolo wood with a Mother of Pearl "collar".
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Thanks for looking,

Bob

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 03-15-2012, 01:43 PM
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  • freddy
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Oh, that brush, that brush! Love

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 03-25-2012, 06:42 PM
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WOW, I must say, while all the pieces are quite stunning, the python skin handle caught my eyes! I've never seen one done like that and it's very cool. Python razor with a matching brush would make an amazing set.

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 03-27-2012, 11:59 AM
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I just finished the brush shown below for a special order. It is modeled after the Simpson Polo 14 and is a BIG brush.

The total height is 146 mm, the knot is a 30mm Silvertip and the loft is just over 60mm.

The handle is made of Mother of Pearl

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 03-28-2012, 09:02 AM
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(03-27-2012, 11:59 AM)Eskimo Wrote: The handle is made of Mother of Pearl

Is that a Lucite or acrylic that is colored like mother of pearl? Just in the interest of accuracy...

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 04-02-2012, 04:33 AM
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(03-28-2012, 09:02 AM)Dirty Texan Wrote:
(03-27-2012, 11:59 AM)Eskimo Wrote: The handle is made of Mother of Pearl

Is that a Lucite or acrylic that is colored like mother of pearl? Just in the interest of accuracy...

The handle material is the result of a unique process that begins with genuine Mother of Pearl, pulverizes it and then adds approximately 5% resin. This provides a material that is 95% genuine Mother of Pearl, yet is workable on a lathe and can be available in the size required for a brush such as this.

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 04-09-2012, 02:32 PM
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I have been fortunate enough to come across a piece of beautifully figured Olive wood that I could cut into different presentations to show off the pattern of the grain.

The Merkur 38C below has the grain running along the length of the handle.
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The handle on this 38C was cut from the same block of wood as the razor above, but is cross-cut so the grain wraps around the handle.
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This 24mm brush has the grain oriented vertically and really shows off the variation in the pattern.
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Once it dries a bit more, I have a cross-cut piece that I will be using to build a brush handle and I will be sure a post pictures when it is completed.

As always, thanks for looking and if any of these pieces might be of interest to you, please let me know.

Bob

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 04-11-2012, 01:26 PM
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Beautiful work!!

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