06-26-2020, 10:37 AM
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I will be out of town until the 4th of July.  Any sales during this time will be shipped on Monday, July 6th.  I have quite a good selection of razor and brush handles, so please stop by my site at www.eliterazor.com and take a look.

I hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July.

Below are just a few of the pieces available at Elite Razor.

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 07-04-2020, 01:55 PM
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I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July.

I'm back in the shop again and have just listed a number of brushes that I had in progress and completed today.  These are some real beauties.

Ivory over Blue, Black and Copper Resin (26mm)
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Ivory over Green and Gold Resin (24mm)
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White over Copper and Brown Resin (26mm)
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Black over Red and Silver Resin (24mm)
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Irish Bog Oak (24mm)
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Ivory over Desert Ironwood (24mm)
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Black over Pecan (24-26mm)
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Ivory over Curly Koa (26mm)
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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 07-05-2020, 01:49 PM
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I only finished one brush today, but it's a great one.  The top is an Ivory color and the bottom is a Caribbean Blue and Silver swirl that shows wonderful movement as you turn the brush.  The accent ring around the base is Brass and this handle is set for a 26mm knot.


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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 07-07-2020, 08:36 AM
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I love turning brush handles, probably to the point of an addiction (my wife would agree with this).  As a result, I find that I have a shelf full of completed handles and am running out of space.  To help alleviate the situation, I have just reduced the price of over 20 handles and placed them in the Sale section of my site at www.eliterazor.com at very attractive pricing.  

Please stop by and take a look to see if there is something there that would look great on your counter.


As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 07-10-2020, 12:14 PM
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This handle has been in the works for a while and just came out of the shop today.  It is a beautiful specimen of Maple burl, topped with an Ivory knot cup.  The black accent band is bracketed by Copper rings.  I have just listed this brush on my site.

Maple Burl (26mm)
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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 07-12-2020, 07:41 AM
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Just finished this striking multi-color mixture of Copper, Gold and Silver resin.  The movement is this handle is crazy.

This 26mm handle has just been listed on my site.

Also, please remember to check out the pieces that are listed on my Sale page.  There are some real gems.

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 07-13-2020, 01:11 PM
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These are some special brushes.  Just listed at www.eliterazor.com.

Kingman Turquoise (24mm)
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Mokume-Gane Silver and Copper (30mm)
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Arizona Jade (26mm)
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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 07-17-2020, 09:57 AM
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I've been working on getting a few new stone handles completed, but it's slow going.  I just listed the 26mm brush shown below.

Azurite and Malachite (26mm)
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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 07-20-2020, 12:03 PM
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I had just enough of the Speckled Amber to squeeze out another Chubby handle.  It has just been listed on my site at www.eliterazor.com.

Speckled Amber (24mm)
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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 07-26-2020, 09:34 AM
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This brush has just been listed at www.eliterazor.com.  It is a 26mm resin handle shown with a Silvertip knot.  The top is an Ivory colored resin and the base is Chestnut Brown with Copper and Silver highlights, accented by a single Copper ring around the base.


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I also just finished this very special brush for a customer.  The wood is certified Tulip Poplar from the home of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello.  This tree succumbed to old age and was felled in 2008. This tree was designated as a “Millennium Landmark Tree" in 2000 by the White House Millennium Council.  The tree was noted in Jefferson’s Weather Memorandum Book as having been planted in the Spring of 1807, making it just over 200 years old.  It turned out great, but it's very nerve-wracking working on an irreplaceable piece of wood.

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 07-30-2020, 09:23 AM
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For those of you who like a long, tall, classic looking brush, this one might be for you.  The handle measures 89mm in height and it is cut to accept a 26mm knot.  The top is an Ivory colored resin over a base of a beautiful Cocobolo specimen.  The base also features a Brass accent ring.  This brush has just been listed on my site at www.eliterazor.com.


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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 08-03-2020, 06:46 AM
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This 26mm Imperial Jade brush has just been listed at www.eliterazor.com.  It's been a long time since I have worked with this material and it is a pleasure to have some back in my shop again.


Imperial Jade (pronounced "Yu" in Chinese - meaning "the most beautiful stone") has been considered a royal gem in China from the earliest dynasties up until present times, and is inextricably woven into ancient and modern Chinese culture. The use of Jade in China dates back some 8,000 to 12,000 years, and was an integral part of commercial, religious and ceremonial life. In ancient China, Jade was held in higher esteem than materials such as gold or silver. There is an ancient Chinese proverb that says: "Gold is estimable, but Jade is priceless.”

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 08-05-2020, 12:34 PM
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I have gotten back to turning some stone brushes and have just listed these five beauties on my site at www.eliterazor.com.  


Larimar (26mm)

Larimar, a distinctive gem is found exclusively within a small inaccessible mountainous region of the Dominican Republic. It is a variety of Pectolite, an acid silicate hydrate of calcium and sodium, not a very uncommon mineral in all parts of the world. However, Larimar demands attention by gemologists because of its brilliant volcanic blue coloration.

The discovery of Larimar, also known as the Dolphin or Atlantis stone, is quite phenomenal. The blue coloration that is rarely found in gems, combined with its occurrence only in a small inaccessible island makes it rarer.  Today, Larimar is regarded as a treasure to possess and this is solely attributed to the wonderful brilliance of the stone and its effect on humans.
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Tourmaline Laced Quartz (26mm)

Tourmaline Laced Quartz is found in mountainous areas throughout the United States, but predominately in the northern Sierra Nevada area.   Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust, after Feldspar.  Quartz can appear in many colors from bright purple to milky white to absolutely clear.  Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder, believed Quartz to be water ice, permanently frozen after great lengths of time. (The word "crystal" comes from the Greek word for purity.)  He supported this idea by saying that Quartz is found near glaciers in the Alps, but not on volcanic mountains.
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Bloody Basin Jasper (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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Wild Horse Jasper (26mm)

Wild Horse Jasper, which is associated with the birthstone month of January.  Wild Horse Jasper is named for the location where it is mined, at the Wild Horse Canyon in Oregon. It belongs to the family of quartz. The name is Greek in origin, meaning “spotted or speckled stone” and Jasper was a favorite gemstone of ancient times and can be traced back to Greek, Hebrew, Persian, Latin, and Assyrian literature.  In mythology, Jasper is said to have powers to keep evil and fatal insect or reptile bites at bay.  This particularly handsome Wild Horse Jasper stone is prized for its' crimson and jet-black veins.
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Chrysocolla (26mm)

Chrysocolla, which is an alluring, vivid blue-green color and is often mistaken for turquoise.  The rich, vibrant blue and green colors of Chrysocolla are reminiscent of looking down upon the earth's surface from space.  The name Chrysocolla was first used to describe the stone by Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher and botanist, in 315 B.C. The word was derived from the Greek words chrysos, meaning gold, and kola, meaning glue, referencing the fact that Chrysocolla was employed from the earliest times by goldsmiths as an ingredient for solder to weld gold pieces together.   In ancient Egypt, it was called the "wise stone" because it shielded and encouraged the mind during negotiations, which is why, as an ambassador, Cleopatra wore Chrysocolla jewelry everywhere she went.
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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 08-09-2020, 11:45 AM
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Due to the CITES Treaty, Honduran Rosewood has become very scarce, with high quality wood scarcer still.  I was fortunate to acquire some CITES certified Gallery Grade Plus figured Honduran Rosewood burl in dimensions I can use for 24 and 26mm brush handles.  This the best quality Rosewood burl I've seen in 15 years.  The brush shown below is the first I've completed from this wonderful wood and it has just been listed on my site.

Honduran Rosewood Burl (26mm)
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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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 08-09-2020, 12:04 PM
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Bob, it’s a beauty!

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