08-12-2015, 07:52 AM
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  • HUF
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I used to have a cheap Muhle boar brush. I bought it in 1991 and used it EXCLUSIVELY til 2012. I shave every third day, do the math. The knot lost probably 35% of its bristles, but still was usable. The plastic very convenient handle had a few scratches and chips, but still looked good. Bought it when I was 32 ....gave it up at 53. I wish I kept it or reknoted it! 

Is it just me getting old, or you see a sentimental value in your shaving gear as well?

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 08-12-2015, 08:07 AM
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  • BobH
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The only brush that has sentimental value to me is one from my father in law who has been gone these many years. Not much of a brush by most standards today but it still gets sparing use.

Bob

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 08-12-2015, 08:23 AM
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Some of my brushes are family heir looms passed down..............

These are a few Roony's, Simpson's & Geo F Trumpers owned by my father, the GFT was kindly re knotted by "Simpson's" for me (thanks Mark) as it was made by Vulfix Progress for GFT. It is quite rare one being it bears the Ref No: I.B.11 for Ivan Bersch once owner of GFT.


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 08-12-2015, 08:35 AM
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I am not very sentimental regarding my brushes as I haven't received any from family, so I can easily let them go if need be, but the ones I have are just wonderful, so they are staying put! Biggrin

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 08-12-2015, 08:58 AM
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They're just material things. No sentimental value to anything material I own shaving Or otherwise.

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 08-12-2015, 09:55 AM
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  • Balj86
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Yes I have one SB which is sentimental. Before I joined forums more than 5 years ago I did wetshave but with a cartridge at the time. I used my fathers VDH Boar that has a blue handle. Now when I think of it, its over 10 years old easily.

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 08-12-2015, 10:06 AM
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(08-12-2015, 07:52 AM)HUF Wrote: I used to have a cheap Muhle boar brush. I bought it in 1991 and used it EXCLUSIVELY til 2012. I shave every third day, do the math. The knot lost probably 35% of its bristles, but still was usable. The plastic very convenient handle had a few scratches and chips, but still looked good. Bought it when I was 32 ....gave it up at 53. I wish I kept it or reknoted it! 

Is it just me getting old, or you see a sentimental value in your shaving gear as well?

I have several brushes given to me by my wife and children.  Even though they may not be my favorites, I would never part with them and I use them each with appreciation.  I don't think it has anything to do with your age- just your character.  You appreciate what you have and that's a wonderful thing!

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 08-12-2015, 10:07 AM
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My wife's grandfather gave me his old LIWA brush and Gem razor he brought back from being stationed in Germany after WWII so those are staying put. My very first brush is staying with me as well even though it very seldom gets any use (Omega 10049). Otherwise it could all come and go.

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 08-12-2015, 10:09 AM
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  • TheMonk
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A lot of my shaving gear has sentimental value to me, not only because some of them were given to me by friends or family, but also because others were bought to commemorate special occasions, like the Simpson's CH3 Manchurian I had custom made for my wedding day.

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 08-12-2015, 10:09 AM
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  • chazt
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+1, shaverjoe

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 08-12-2015, 10:40 AM
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I have bought and sold off many brushes. The only ones that won't go r heirlooms or gifted brushes. I believe they need to b passed down from generation to generation.

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 08-12-2015, 11:23 AM
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I too don't have any brushes that has been handed down so I don't attach any sentimental value to my brushes.  If I don't enjoy using a certain brush then I don't have any second thoughts on letting it go.

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 08-12-2015, 11:32 AM
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My Simpson LE brushes has sentimental value to me . I only sold few but when I do I feel bad. Now I am to the point that I don't want to sell any LE brushes .


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 08-12-2015, 12:17 PM
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None, but I would not sell them either Biggrin

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 08-12-2015, 03:03 PM
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  • Scoti
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I have got a super old brush that used to be my grandpa's. I also have one from my father. None of them ever see use but I keep them around because they are awesome and some great men before me have used them. Smile

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 08-12-2015, 03:42 PM
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i have a couple custom brushes that i will keep forever

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 08-12-2015, 04:36 PM
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My TGN Finest is my best restore by me and a great little brush. Can't see me parting with it.
The only higher end brush I have is a 2014 B&B LE. Sometimes I toy with selling it on, but I'd like to have at least one great brush in my collection.

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 08-12-2015, 04:37 PM
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Can't say I'm really sentimental but I have two I won't part with. One is my Shaverjoe custom. It was my first "real"  shaving brush so to speak. Plus I was part of the design etc. It's an Emillion/tulip hybrid, black with nebulous blue throughout. Gorgeous brush! Some of the blue you don't see until the light hits it. Mines the only one like it that I know of. It's also just a fantastic all around brush. 

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My other is my Rubberset 400. From day one I have wanted one so acquiring it, getting a nice knot installed, etc. is kind of a small accomplishment to me. That and it's also a fantastic brush to use lol. The haze on parts of the handle is condensation. 

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 08-12-2015, 05:35 PM
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  • HUF
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(08-12-2015, 03:03 PM)Scoti Wrote: I have got a super old brush that used to be my grandpa's. I also have one from my father. None of them ever see use but I keep them around because they are awesome and some great men before me have used them. Smile

Use them on some special occasions - the great men will smile at you from the skies! Smile

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 08-12-2015, 05:47 PM
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My TSN LE 2014 Simpsons has my birth year, so I got that going for me... Luck of the draw.

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