11-10-2015, 02:54 PM
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With veterans days being tomorrow here in the US, Im happily giving away a "secrete" brush as a thank you to our military. Ive had family & friends who served and take our freedoms and 2A very seriously. Who knows where our country would be without the bravery of the men and women of the service. 

There are many great military's our there who have fought and died next to our own, and Im am very grateful to them. But with respect to the US Military im going to hold the contest just for the vets and active duty members of the United States.

Brush has never been used and it comes from a very well respected maker. I'm going to let you speculate for the next day or so and tomorrow night Ill reveal it. From the outside, it should be easy. 

Rules:

-must be retired or active duty US military. 

-must have US mailing address

-Must post a pic of your (two) favorite brushes and the reason why their your favorite.

Pretty much an honor system here, and no way for me to verify who is active or retired or some joe schmo. My son will pic numbers out of a hat 1-3. 1 being single number ex:1-9, 2 being two numbers#10-99, 3 being three numbers #100-999. Than after that he'll pic the ammount of numbers from the first draw. 

With some military out on assignments and not always active on the forums, ill leave this open for one week from today. 6pm Nov 17 contest will close. 

Teaser pic.
Hint: its in the clear cylinder and knot size is 26x50


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If ok with mods, would like to bump if inactive for 24 hours so other vets and see thread.

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 11-10-2015, 03:06 PM
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  • Steelman
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I'm not in....but thank you for an awesome PIF.

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 11-10-2015, 03:11 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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You may bump all you want to, but I am moving this to the PIF and Contest Section.

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 11-10-2015, 03:53 PM
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I'm a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (6 deployments), did not retire but did receive an honorably discharge. Does that count or  only retired meaning 20 year + career?

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 11-10-2015, 04:10 PM
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I'm a disabled vet from Just Cause and Desert Shield/Storm.  I was in the Army from 1987-1992.  Honorably discharged.  Airborne Combat Engineer/EOD/Comm Tech.  I served in combat as an interpreter/Comm Tech during Just Cause with the 5th ID and as an EOD during Desert Storm with the 1st ID, Big Red One. Thumbup

Im on the move, will post pics later on.  Thanks for the contest....

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 11-10-2015, 04:11 PM
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(11-10-2015, 03:53 PM)Hobbyist Wrote: I'm a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (6 deployments), did not retire but did receive an honorably discharge. Does that count or  only retired meaning 20 year + career?

That's good to me Thumbsup

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 11-10-2015, 04:17 PM
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^ of course guys! Maybe I should clearify. Any (man/woman) who has served or still does serve, this contest is for you. Im grateful for the freedoms I have because of you.

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 11-10-2015, 04:20 PM
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I'm in!  Thanks for doing this!

Marine Corps enlisted.  1982 - 1986.

Reposting with photos -

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Epsilon White Horse Hair Shaving Brush - just like the feel, size, and how it creates lather.

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Stirling Soap Company Synthetic - Big, soft brush that generates volumes of lather.

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 11-10-2015, 04:24 PM
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  • Johnny
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Don't forget to read the rules, guys/gals.  Must post pictures of your two favorite brushes and tell why.

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 11-10-2015, 04:55 PM
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  • SRNewb
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  • No. Va, USA
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I served one term in the USAF, in peace time. I AM a veteran, but I don't consider myself in the same league as men and women who risked their lives in combat, so I am not in.
But I thank you for offering this, and wish the rest of you good luck, and thanks.

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 11-10-2015, 05:18 PM
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  • Barrylu
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  • Portland OR
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I served during the transition from Brown Boot to Black Boot Army. When I went in the Army was still segregated and Jimj Crow ruled in Fayeteville NC. During my time in the Army everything finally changed for the better. My 2 favorite brushes are Plisson 16 HMW with horn handle and Plisson Brass 12 EW. Count me in. Oh I am also have 10% service conected injuries.
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 11-10-2015, 06:09 PM
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First I want to say thank you to all the veterans on here, whether they served during a war or in peace time it's the fact that they served that counts, so thank you to all. I was active duty Air Force A-10 Crew Chief and Predator UAV mechanic and avionics. I have been out for 10 years but have continued to work for the military as a field service engineer, and now have a new job which I still support the military but in a different manner. Sometimes I feel like I never got out..lol, and I've worked every single Veterans Day since..lol, go figure. 

My two favorite brushes are the 24mm Ubersoft II in a Wolf Whiskers handle and 30mm Whipped Dog synthetic. My favorite badger is my Colonel X2L but it is only a 22mm and I prefer 24 and larger knots. I am actually shopping for a new badger brush but will now wait until this contest is over. Those specs are perfect by the way.

Thank you for offering this extremely generous giveaway.

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 11-10-2015, 06:33 PM
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  • Johnny
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(11-10-2015, 04:55 PM)SRNewb Wrote: I served one term in the USAF, in peace time. I AM a veteran, but I don't consider myself in the same league as men and women who risked their lives in combat, so I am not in.
But I thank you for offering this, and wish the rest of you good luck, and thanks.

You took the oath, wore the uniform, and served.  You more than qualify.  Enter if you want to.

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 11-10-2015, 06:36 PM
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  • SRNewb
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(11-10-2015, 06:33 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(11-10-2015, 04:55 PM)SRNewb Wrote: I served one term in the USAF, in peace time. I AM a veteran, but I don't consider myself in the same league as men and women who risked their lives in combat, so I am not in.
But I thank you for offering this, and wish the rest of you good luck, and thanks.

You took the oath, wore the uniform, and served.  You more than qualify.  Enter if you want to.


Thank you.

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 11-10-2015, 06:49 PM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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I served two tours in Vietnam and have a total active duty and reserve time of 26 years. Thanks for your generous offer in recognition of veterans. I have more brushes than I know what to do with, and will pass in the hope that a veteran who could use a new brush will be the winner.

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 11-11-2015, 01:26 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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I'm in!
21+ years, USAF retired.  I'm still working (as a civilian) for the same active unit I retired from, so cumulative 'military' service is 24+ years.
Here's my two favorite brushes, both Shavemac reknots.  Left is California Redwood burl (30mm x 60mm finest), right is Hawaiian Curly Koa (23mm x 52mm D01 silvertip).
The right is my ideal handle shape and fits my hand perfectly.  The left is the opposite (yin/yang) but the wood is from my home and it's a lather monster.
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My 'office' shave den... Wink
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 11-11-2015, 02:45 AM
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I'm in, I'm currently active in VA and these two are my favorite brushes because they are the only ones that I have Wink

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 11-11-2015, 03:37 AM
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I'm in! Served 7 years as a HositalCorpsman in the worlds finest Navy.
I'm going with the Paladin Chief in Ebonite as my number one because it's my "goal brush" though a bit out of my price range at the moment. And second, the next brush I'm likely to purchase is the Gustafson Navy Badger. Mark does great work, and it just seems appropriate today.
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 11-11-2015, 04:08 AM
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Thanks for posting and thanks for your service everyone. With gaps inberween post going change how I pick a winner. Any post with a picture and that member has served or does serve will be in. I start with first post and number that 1 and so on. Each post will have a number and my son will just pic the number from a hat or bowl. Keep them coming guys/gals

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 11-11-2015, 07:40 AM
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Looks like a Rudy Vey buterscoth in finest

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