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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