08-25-2015, 02:18 PM
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I'm sure many members here can relate to my story so I thought I would share.  After my grandfather passed, I was gifted his old ever ready shaving brush.  The brush handle was in rough shape and the hair was destroyed and falling to pieces from years of neglect. 

I had spent a long time thinking of ways to utilize this brush once again.  I did a ton of research and finally entrusted the restoration of my brush to Bernd Blos of Shavemac.  This was a big step for me but I was totally confident in their abilities.  

The brush arrived today!  To my expectation, the brush was flawlessly revamped with D01 two band badger.  Better yet, the handle was cleaned up and polished.  

I just wanted to post this to give credit where credit was due.  Many of us have brushes hat mean a lot to us.  Some more than others.  I think that Shavemac did the most amazing job with this brush. I could have never imagined the brush revamped to such a level.  It's safe to say that their craftsmanship is top notch. 

Here are some photos. The last is a before and after.  Pictures do not do this justice.  Smile


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 08-25-2015, 02:22 PM
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Wow that's amazing looking! This is the first "restore" I have seen Bernd do. Man I'd b proud if I were u! Beautiful brush! The handle looks brand new.

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 08-25-2015, 02:24 PM
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Sweet Michael!  It looks great!  Enjoy it!

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 08-25-2015, 02:32 PM
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Bernd is a great brush maker and apparently restorer too.

Enjoy that beauty.



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 08-25-2015, 02:46 PM
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  • Johnny
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Very special and beautiful.

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 08-25-2015, 03:07 PM
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  • kwsher
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Heirloom quality- fantastic job and a great piece with a ton of history. Enjoy!

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 08-25-2015, 03:18 PM
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  • BobH
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  • Thunder Bay Canada
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Very, very nice heirloom restore to cherish, congrats. Kudos to Shavemac/Bernd Blos for doing it.

Bob

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 08-25-2015, 03:56 PM
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WoW, what a classic example of a well done restored brush. Bernd really has proven why he is Número Uno badger brush manufacturer currently in the world

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 08-25-2015, 05:54 PM
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Amazing restoration Michael.

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 08-25-2015, 05:56 PM
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Michael, are you going to use it or more of a keepsake?

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 08-25-2015, 07:28 PM
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  • chazt
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Michael, it must be a real treat for you have your grandfather's brush in your den. Enjoy your shaves with it Smile

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 08-25-2015, 07:54 PM
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  • sch1989
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I just had a brush of mine repaired by Bernd he is fantastic.

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 08-26-2015, 12:33 AM
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(08-25-2015, 05:56 PM)hrfdez Wrote: Michael, are you going to use it or more of a keepsake?
Use it for sure!

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 08-26-2015, 02:44 AM
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An outstanding job done by Bernd. Enjoy that brush to the full, Michael.

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 08-26-2015, 03:06 AM
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Excellent restore and looks to be a family heirloom congrats!

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 08-26-2015, 03:15 AM
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What a great job and fantastic looker!

I've had a few resto type jobs from Bernd and everyone has been 10/10.

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 08-26-2015, 04:26 AM
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Wonderful restoration job, it's a lovely handle, enjoy it Smile

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 08-26-2015, 05:33 AM
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  • Coyote
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Congrats to all........also ready for the next generation.

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 08-28-2015, 03:16 AM
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  • Gordy
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I have the same brush coming to me. The knot is in rough shape but the handle is immaculate. I'd been wondering about putting a badger knot in it but this has totally convinced me. A beautiful brush and I hope mine comes out even half as well as yours.

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 08-28-2015, 12:42 PM
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  • MarkW
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  • Isle of Man
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Bernd & Shavemac are superb in the way they conduct their business.

Responsive & good quality product at reasonable pricing.

Good to hear that the service you received went beyond expectation.

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