12-11-2018, 03:56 PM
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(12-11-2018, 03:40 PM)zipper Wrote: You got a good one...... Cheers

Yes, he did and he was quick about it.  But the good news is that I can make more.

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 12-11-2018, 04:11 PM
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(12-11-2018, 11:22 AM)El Gringo Wrote:
(12-11-2018, 08:56 AM)Eskimo Wrote: This one is a real beauty.  Just listed - 28mm Blue Lapis brush with veins of Pyrite running through it.


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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

I just purchased this and can't wait to try it out. I know the knot in the picture is not set permanently but what loft is that one at? I also sent you an email about this. No need to reply here if you answer the email. Thank you.

Brandon

Brandon, you've acquired a great brush.   I find Bob's knots to be comparable in quality to knots from any of the big names.  We'll look forward to your thoughts and photos once you use the brush.

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 12-11-2018, 04:40 PM
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 12-11-2018, 05:54 PM
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(12-11-2018, 04:11 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(12-11-2018, 11:22 AM)El Gringo Wrote:
(12-11-2018, 08:56 AM)Eskimo Wrote: This one is a real beauty.  Just listed - 28mm Blue Lapis brush with veins of Pyrite running through it.


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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

I just purchased this and can't wait to try it out. I know the knot in the picture is not set permanently but what loft is that one at? I also sent you an email about this. No need to reply here if you answer the email. Thank you.

Brandon

Brandon, you've acquired a great brush.   I find Bob's knots to be comparable in quality to knots from any of the big names.  We'll look forward to your thoughts and photos once you use the brush.

That's good to hear! Everyone raves about Bob's knots so I can't wait to try it. I currently own (14) Paladins, (5) Morris & Forndrans, (1) Declaration Grooming & (4) Simpsons that I can compare it to. I keep asking myself why I need to buy any more brushes. I've come to the conclusion that I enjoy the beauty of them and I enjoy the hobby of collecting/using the different gear. My brush addiction is nothing compared to my soap problem. With over 120 full size soaps from all the big names & some smaller companies, I need to sell some of them lol. I have enough "trial size" soaps from a ton of places that could probably last me a couple of years. It's fun though lol and I enjoy the different scents. I will post an update on the brush.

Brandon

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 12-13-2018, 04:22 PM
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Remember hot rods?  This might be the razor handle for you.  It is made of separate pieces of dyed Maple that were laser cut to depict a flame design.  I have just listed 2 of these handles on my site at www.eliterazor.com.


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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 12-16-2018, 08:17 AM
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This brush just came out of the shop this morning.  It is made of Irish Bog Oak and is shown with a 24mm knot, but can be adjusted to accept a 26mm knot.


The boglands of Ireland are a vast living treasure trove for precious and unique material.  Bog wood, more ancient than the pyramids of Egypt, has been naturally preserved, and has lain hidden for over 5,000 years.  Radiocarbon dating at Queen’s University, Belfast confirms: “In providing dates along with sculptured wood, you can safely say, in the case of bog oak, the date of growth of the wood is between 3300 and 3600 BC”.  There are many folk legends surrounding the old bog sites of Ireland, especially during the hours of darkness: it was, and perhaps still is, a commonly held belief that when the mist enveloped the bog and the blue flame (from static electricity), danced across the surface at dusk, it was a sure indication that “the little” people were cooking their supper.

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 12-20-2018, 10:44 AM
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The brushes shown below have just been listed on my site at www.eliterazor.com.


From left to right, they are:

26mm Buckeye burl, 26mm Blue Lapis with Pyrite over Black Ash burl and a 24mm two-tone Amboyna burl.

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 12-23-2018, 09:21 AM
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First and foremost, I wish you all a very happy holiday season.  This brush has just been listed on my site at www.eliterazor.com.


28mm Fire and Ice   

The movement of the coloring in this brush handle is amazing.
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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 12-28-2018, 01:12 PM
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I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year.


I have just launched my newly updated website this morning and I invite you all to visit.  It is still found at www.eliterazor.com.

The three brushes shown below have been listed and are available on my site.

Bloody Basin Jasper (24 - 26mm)

Bloody Basin Jasper is associated with the Zodiac sign of Taurus. Red Jasper was a much sought after gem in the very ancient times and today it is used for aesthetic as well as industrial purposes. It belongs to the family of quartz. The name is Greek in origin, meaning “spotted or speckled stone”. The color of Jasper ranges from red to shades of brown due to the presence of ferric oxide. But with the combination of other minerals it gets a colorful, banded appearance. In mythology, Jasper is said to have powers to keep evil and fatal insect or reptile bites at bay.  This particularly handsome Bloody Basin Jasper stone is named for the mine in which it is found.  It is native to Arizona and is prized for its' deep crimson tone with jet black veins.

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Amboyna Burl (26mm)

Amboyna burl is found in Indonesia, especially on the Andaman group of islands.  Amboyna burl is one of the rarest & most expensive woods in the world.  The burly part of the log is often very small, yielding only wood in small dimensions.  The color ranges from deep yellow orange to deep red and after finishing Amboyna burl reveals a depth & liveliness in color like found in no other.  Amboyna burl was a popular, frequently used wood in the Jugendstil epoch in the twenties. It was also the first burl wood to be used by Rolls Royce for dashboards.

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Azurite with Malachite (24 - 26mm)

Azurite is an intense deep blue color and often occurs with Malachite. Different sources claim the name is derived from the Persian word lazhward or from the Arabic word azul, both of which mean blue.  Azurite is found in Australia, Chile, France, Mexico, Morocco, Nambia, the southwestern USA, and Zaire.  For thousands of years this stone has been used in jewelry and ornamental objects. During the Middle Ages and Renaissance it was ground into pigment for use in paint and eye shadow.  It is not known widely as a birthstone, but several references indicate it may have been used as a birthstone for the sign of Taurus.  Azurite was sacred to the Egyptians who believed it was an aid to spiritual communication.  Many believe that this stone helps to reduce anger and to increase psychic awareness. It is also thought to reduce abnormal cell growth, promote wisdom, and is used as an aid to relieve the pain of rheumatism.

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 12-31-2018, 06:44 AM
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beautiful just beautiful

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 12-31-2018, 10:06 AM
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(12-31-2018, 06:44 AM)daveinsweethome Wrote: beautiful just beautiful

Thanks.  Those are all very nice ones.

Happy New Year,

Bob

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 12-31-2018, 11:06 AM
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Good looking website!

The new look is snappy and modern.

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 12-31-2018, 11:11 AM
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(12-31-2018, 11:06 AM)bakerbarber Wrote: Good looking website!

The new look is snappy and modern.

Thanks, I appreciate it.

Bob

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 12-31-2018, 11:19 AM
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These are the last 2 brushes for 2018.  Happy New Year to all.


Purple and Black (24 - 26mm)
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Kingman Turquoise (24 - 26mm)

Kingman Turquoise is the one of the official birth stones for the month of December as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912.  For centuries, the most valuable turquoise came from Iran (Persia) but today some specimens mined in the southwestern United States, specifically turquoise from the famous Kingman mines, compete with it. The Aztecs mined turquoise in an area now known as New Mexico and a significant amount of turquoise comes from Arizona, California and Nevada. Turquoise is sacred to many Native American’s and was carved in the shape of animals and birds. These carvings were placed in the Indians tombs to attract beneficial spirits and to guard the dead. Turquoise was also used by medicine men for healing and by warriors who fixed turquoise to the end of their bows to insure accurate shots.

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 01-01-2019, 03:41 PM
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I think the first brush of 2019 is a winner, reminds me of clouds in a blue sky. This brush has just been listed on my site atwww.eliterazor.com.


Blue and White (24 - 26mm)

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 01-13-2019, 11:45 AM
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It's been a busy time filling some custom orders, but I did have the opportunity to finish up a couple of new brushes that have been listed and are available on my site.


Desert Ironwood (24 - 26mm)

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.

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Black and Silver Resin (24 - 26mm)

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 01-16-2019, 06:29 PM
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Just ordered this one.

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 01-16-2019, 06:33 PM
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Well done zipper.  It's a beautiful handle, and Bob's knots are among the best.  We'll look forward to pictures.

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 01-17-2019, 01:07 PM
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I just listed the two brushes shown below on my site at www.eliterazor.com.


Thuya Burl  (26mm)

The Thuya tree is a short scrub-like conifer indigenous to Morocco. The exceptional natural patterns in the grain are only found in the root of the tree. The color is golden brown to red, highly figured with small eye clusters of tight burls. It is relatively rare. This wood has been coveted since Roman times for woodworking and furniture and in modern times extracts from the tree are used in both homeopathy and aromatherapy.

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Copper over Blue Resin  (24 - 26mm)

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 01-21-2019, 04:18 PM
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I just added a couple of really nice brushes to my site at www.eliterazor.com.


Malachite (26mm)

Malachite, the famous and popular semi-precious stone.  It is named for the Greek word for “mallow”, a green herb. Its banded light and dark green designs are one-of-a-kind, and give it a unique ornamental quality unlike that of any other stone. The light and dark green bands are so distinctive that Malachite may be one of the most easily recognized minerals by the general public.

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Green Pearl over transparent Blue Resin (26mm)

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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