05-21-2017, 09:45 AM
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Shown below is a brush in the Takamine shape that I have just completed and listed on my site at http://www.eliterazor.com.  It is a deep Crimson red that is semi-transparent.  It is shown with a 26mm Manchurian White Fan knot.[Image: aO5bVsF.jpg]


As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 05-24-2017, 10:16 AM
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A couple of new brushes have been added to my site at http://www.eliterazor.com, as shown below:


Ancient Kauri - This brush can be fitted with either a 24(shown), 26 or 28mm knot.  Ancient Kauri is the World's oldest workable wood.  New Zealand native Kauri trees that fell thousands of years ago are known simply as Ancient Kauri. The trees have been buried and preserved underground in swamps for more than 45,000 years.  Numerous independent radio carbon dating by world experts confirm that at more than 45,000 years old, the buried Ancient Kauri recovered in the far north of New Zealand is among the oldest of all Ancient Kauri found and certainly the oldest workable wood in the world… by a long, long way.  Ancient Kauri pre-dates the migration of Neanderthal man into North America, the hunt for mammoths and cave paintings in Europe. The Kauri forest was already buried some 25,000 years before the on-set of the last Ice Age giving scientists an important insight into Earths climatic past.  
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Desert Ironwood Burl - 24mm  Desert Ironwood only grows in the washes and valleys of the Sonoran Desert below 2,500 foot elevation.   Desert Ironwood is very hard and dense. It actually sinks in water.  Tradition has it that carvings made from the Desert Ironwood bring good fortune and long life.  Desert Ironwood reaches maturity at 2000 years, more or less.  It was originally used by the Seri Native Americans of Mexico for tool handles.  Today the Seri Indians make carvings of desert plants and animals from the ironwood. Desert Ironwood was the original choice of material for the grips of the Colt .45 handgun.[Image: dGTgW9H.jpg]

Below is a Honduran Rosewood Burl handle with a 26mm Manchurian White knot that was built for a custom order.  This was one of those pleasant surprises where the block really didn't look like much when I mounted it on the lathe, but literally "turned" into an exceptional piece as the interior was exposed.
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As always, thank for looking,

Bob

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 06-02-2017, 01:22 PM
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I've gotten back into shaving brush mode and have added quite a few new pieces to my site at http://www.eliterazor.com.

The brushes shown below were listed this afternoon and are all available.

As an FYI - I will be out of the country from June 8 - 18, so any order placed after Tuesday, June 6th, will be shipped on the 19th.

Stone brushes - all the handles are shown with a 24mm knot, but can be adjusted to accept a 26mm knot
From left to right:  Larimar, Wild Horse Jasper, Malachite, Azurite with Malachite and Arizona Jade
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Alternate Briar Burl - 24 or 24mm
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Alternate Briar Burl with Ivory - 26mm
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Amboyna Burl - This is an exceptional piece of Amboyna and can also accept either a 24 or 26mm knot.
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Desert Ironwood Burl - 24mm
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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 06-03-2017, 12:04 PM
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Bob, I don't recall seeing your alternate briar before.  Very nice rod stock.

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 06-03-2017, 12:09 PM
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(06-03-2017, 12:04 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Bob, I don't recall seeing your alternate briar before.  Very nice rod stock.

Thanks, Ricardo.  I just got it in a couple of weeks ago and these are the first pieces.

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 06-04-2017, 10:36 AM
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I have just added a few additional stone brushes to my site at http://www.eliterazor.com.  They are all shown with 24mm knot, but can be adjusted to accept a 26mm knot.


Just a reminder, I will be out of town from June 8th - 18th.  Any orders received after Tuesday, June 6th will be shipped when I return on June 19th.


Bloody Basin Jasper
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Blue Lapis
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Copper Laced Onyx
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Gold Laced Quartz
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Gold Laced Onyx
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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 07-22-2017, 05:50 AM
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I have completed a couple of new brushes added to my site at http://www.eliterazor.com.  There are several others that are within a couple of days of completing the finishing process that will be added in the next few days.


Cocobolo - 26mm
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Honduran Rosewood Burl - 24mm
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I also have the Green and Black resin brush shown below that was built for a custom order that was not completed.  It has a 26mm Manchurian White Bulb knot set at a 53mm loft. 
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As always, thanks for looking,

Bob

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 07-24-2017, 01:17 PM
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As promised, shown below are some of the most recent brushes to come out of the shop.  These pieces are listed and available on my site at http://www.eliterazor.com.


Blue/Black Resin (24 - 26mm)  The light really plays beautifully off this handle as it turns in the hand.  It is shown with a 24mm knot, but can be adjusted to accept a 26mm knot.
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Black Walnut - 28mm  This is a reprise of a handle shape I built about 5 years ago, an inverted Persian Jar.
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Teak - 26mm
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Tulip wood (24 - 26mm)  The grain on this wood is exceptional.  It is shown with a 24mm knot, but can be adjusted to accept a 26mm knot.
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Amboyna Burl (24 - 26mm)  One of the most regal woods available.  It was chosen for the dashboard wood of the original Rolls Royce.  It is shown with a 24mm knot, but can be adjusted to accept a 26mm knot.
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As always, thanks for looking,

Bob

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 07-27-2017, 09:15 AM
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Several new razor handles have just been added to my site at http://www.eliterazor.com.  All these handles are available as 3-piece razor handles only, as a complete 3-piece razor with either an Edwin Jagger, Muhle or Merkur head or fitted to a 2-part Merkur razor.


Gold Laced Onyx
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Wild Horse Jasper
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Golden Pheasant Feathers
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Acrylic Barber Pole
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Tingneck Pheasant Feathers
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As always, thanks for looking,

Bob

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 07-31-2017, 01:22 PM
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I recently received a shipment of some exceptional Desert Ironwood, which is one of my favorite woods to work.

 Shown below are the first three brushes made from this delivery, as well as an Acacia wood brush.  They can all accommodate either a 24 or 26mm knot.  These brushes are listed and available at my site at http://www.eliterazor.com.

Desert Ironwood grows in the washes and valleys of the Sonoran Desert below 2,500 foot elevation.   Desert Ironwood is very hard and dense. It actually sinks in water.  Tradition has it that carvings made from the Desert Ironwood bring good fortune and long life.  Desert Ironwood reaches maturity at 2000 years, more or less.  It was originally used by the Seri Native Americans of Mexico for tool handles.  Today the Seri Indians make carvings of desert plants and animals from the ironwood. Desert Ironwood was the original choice of material for the grips of the Colt .45 handgun.

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Acacia Wood is a durable hard wood from fast growing trees from the Far East and South America.  It has long been valued as a timber tree in the United States.  In Virginia and New England, Acacia was used for treenails in shipbuilding, being hard, strong, inelastic, and durable.  Acacia wood is often mentioned in reference to objects used in the construction of the tabernacle in the book of Exodus. Of greatest importance is its use in the construction of the Ark of the Covenant.

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As always, thanks for looking,

Bob

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 08-11-2017, 03:07 PM
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I have just completed a new 26mm Prism brush and it is listed and available on my site at http://www.eliterazor.com.

 It is shown below with a Manchurian White 2-band knot set at a 52mm loft.  The overall height of the brush is 116mm.  The second picture was taken after a 1/4 turn of the handle and you can see how the presentation changes as the handle turns in your hand.

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Desert Ironwood Burl is one of my favorite woods to turn.  It is very hard and stable and turns and finishes beautifully.  I just received 5 pieces (shown below) that have the most extraordinarily figured grain patterns I have seen in many years.  These pieces will each yield 2 brush handles that can accommodate either a 24 or 26mm knot, depending upon the handle shape.  If you are interested in having a brush or a handle built from one of these rare pieces, please PM me.

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 08-18-2017, 11:36 AM
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Just listed are a couple of new brushes, as well as a very special razor handle.  These are now available on my site athttp://www.eliterazor.com.


Teak - 24 - 26mm   The brush shown below features a blue pearl accent piece inset into the base.  It is shown with a 24mm knot, but can be opened up to accept a 26mm knot.
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Zebrawood - 24-26mm
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Pre-ban Brazilian Rosewood - This wood was imported into the US in the mid-1960's and was originally intended to be used to build cue sticks.  I have just a few pieces left that have not yet been turned.  I was very fortunate to come across this wood and this is the first piece of true Brazilian Rosewood I have seen in quite a few years and do not expect to find it available again.
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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 08-20-2017, 10:15 AM
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I was able to get some good shop time last night and this morning and have completed a couple fo new brushes that have just been listed in the Specialty Brushes section on my site at http://www.eliterazor.com.


The first 2 are made of Mokume-Gane.  Mokume-Gane (pronounced Moe-koo-may Gah-nay) is the ancient Japanese metal working technique where layers of contrasting color metals such as copper, brass, nickel silver, gold, and silver are fusion welded with very high heat and pressure into one solid block of metal.  Traditional Mokume-Gane is extremely rare and sells for hundreds if not thousands of dollars for a very small quantity.  The name “Mokume Gane” refers to the visual appearance of a pattern in metal approximating that of wood. “Mokume” literally means “wood eye”, which would be used to describe a highly figured wood grain. “Gane” translates as metal. So, in English, “wood grain metal” is a near-literal translation.

Cobalt and Gold - 24 - 26mm
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Carbon and Copper
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I also completed a new Prism brush with a 26mm knot
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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 09-01-2017, 12:53 PM
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I hope everyone has a safe and happy Labor day weekend.  I stumbled across this piece of imported European resin in my shop last week while cleaning  (a task I don't undertake as often as I should).  It's a beautiful Cobalt blue with black running through it.  It is shown with a 24mm knot, but can be adjusted to accept a 26mm knot.


It is listed an available on my site at http://www.eliterazor.com

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 09-03-2017, 08:00 AM
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A couple of weeks ago, I posted a picture of some exceptional blocks of Gallery Grade Plus Desert Ironwood burl.

 The two brushes shown below are from one of the blocks.   The figure in this wood is some of the best I've seen in a very long time.

Both brushes have just been listed and are available on my site at http://www.eliterazor.com.  They are shown below wiht a 24mm knot, but can be adjusted to accept a 26mm knot.

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 09-08-2017, 10:49 AM
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If you prefer a larger knot, submitted for your approval (I must be channeling Rod Serling today) is the Alternate Jade brush shown below.  

Jade is found in many colors ranging from a dark green to almost white.  Jade often has veins or streaks running through it from various mineral deposits.  In natural Jade, some of these patterns are considered particularly valuable.   This Alternate Jade is made of a polyester resin imported from Europe.

The knot is a 30mm Manchurian White Fan, which measures about 33mm as it exits the handle.  The loft is 55mm.

This brush is listed and available on my site at http://www.eliterazor.com

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As always, thanks for looking,

Bob

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 09-08-2017, 12:23 PM
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That's a good looking jade handle Bob. Were it not for a few unfortunate and unforeseen household expenses, it'd be on its way to me already.

Hope all's well...

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 09-08-2017, 06:21 PM
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  • Talk about timing, Bob!  I was about to send you an email about a Jade Manchurian, and here it is in a perfect size and gorgeous coloring and shape.  This brush completes my Seven Samurai set of brushes (all Jade or partially Jade).  Because I own half dozen of your beautiful brushes, there was never any doubt an Elite would be number seven.  I'll be posting pictures after I receive this one.  Can't wait to see it!    Star-wars-smiley-023  (close enough to a Samurai)

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 09-08-2017, 06:40 PM
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(09-08-2017, 06:21 PM)Sentry Wrote:
  • Talk about timing, Bob!  I was about to send you an email about a Jade Manchurian, and here it is in a perfect size and gorgeous coloring and shape.  This brush completes my Seven Samurai set of brushes (all Jade or partially Jade).  Because I own half dozen of your beautiful brushes, there was never any doubt an Elite would be number seven.  I'll be posting pictures after I receive this one.  Can't wait to see it!    Star-wars-smiley-023  (close enough to a Samurai)

Congratulations David.  It's a beautiful handle and that 30mm Manchurian White knot will be great.  We'll look forward to pictures of the new brush and your 7-day set.

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 09-08-2017, 09:12 PM
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That's great, David. Glad to know that it's going to someone who'll appreciate it. Looking forward to the pics Smile

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