04-01-2016, 02:01 PM
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I was fortunate to be able to get one of the brushes I wanted from the recent launch of the Paladin website.  This one has a 26mm Select knot set to a 50mm loft.  Ken indicated that it has a 47mm effective loft, meaning it has a 3mm glue bump.  I can't detect the glue bump by squeezing the knot from the sides at the top of the handle.  Apparently the glue bump is in the middle of the knot and it takes putting a measuring gauge down the middle to detect it. 

This is Ken's picture of my brush:

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This is my brush immediately after it came out of its shipping tube:

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And this is my brush after one use:

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The quality of the craftmanship and engraving on this handle are indeed superb.  It's been my experience that sometimes artisan handles have areas where the polishing or finishing are not optimal.  I went over this handle very carefully, even using a magnifier, and there are no areas where I could find any issues.

I will post my views on the Select knot separately.  However, initial impressions are quite favorable.

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 04-01-2016, 02:15 PM
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A pan cultural belief holds that only 'God' is capable of perfection and therefore even the finest craftsmen will often deliberately include some small flaw in their work. this is a myth in oriental carpets; most are knotted by two women working from patterns and they just make the same 'typos' we all do. My mother has a lace tablecloth from Brittany and finally discovered the flaw after searching for 11 years when I spilled some wine on the very spot.
I don't want to subject anything to a magnifying glass for fear of encountering a mirror. But it is good to know Paladin's quick ascendance to such high regard is based not on mere enthusiasm for the new, or conversely awe for the old when so many are coasting on reputations inherited.
Puts another handful of change in the Mason jar.

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 04-01-2016, 02:33 PM
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Thats a beautiful brush. I love that butterscotch colour in a brush. 
I looked at the site but it was usa delivery only, but also a paladin, with tax and shipping to my area will be above my pay limit for a brush.
Have good shaves friend.

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 04-01-2016, 02:43 PM
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  • EricM
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This is the one that got away from me!!  It looks great!

Eric

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 04-01-2016, 03:06 PM
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(04-01-2016, 02:15 PM)kav Wrote: I don't want to subject anything to a magnifying glass for fear of encountering a mirror. 

This is golden.

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 04-01-2016, 03:16 PM
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(04-01-2016, 03:06 PM)Paladin Shaving Wrote:
(04-01-2016, 02:15 PM)kav Wrote: I don't want to subject anything to a magnifying glass for fear of encountering a mirror. 

This is golden.

This man kav is linguistically gifted.

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 04-01-2016, 03:28 PM
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Beautiful brush !!




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 04-01-2016, 03:31 PM
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It compensates in part my many shortcomings. Facepalm

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 04-01-2016, 04:04 PM
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(04-01-2016, 03:16 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: This man kav is linguistically gifted.

He is quite obviously some kind of mad genius.

I just haven't figured out what kind yet.

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 04-01-2016, 04:33 PM
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Ricardo, congratulations on the beautiful brush! Thumbsup

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 04-01-2016, 04:41 PM
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One with the only sure moral compass for humanity-having fun

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 04-01-2016, 04:57 PM
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Beautiful brush. Enjoy ! Congrats !




Lorenzo.

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 04-01-2016, 05:34 PM
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  • chazt
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You have a beautiful brush there, Ricardo. Enjoy Smile

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