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(01-09-2017, 07:23 PM)handjam Wrote: On deck for tomorrow's shave....

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I'm starting to come around to this handle design. Keyhole, I know in some country's that term takes on a whole different meaning. One thing for sure that's a beautiful looking knot. Congratulations!


~Royce

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 01-10-2017, 09:06 AM
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(01-05-2017, 06:36 PM)surfshaver Wrote:
(01-05-2017, 06:23 PM)LoungeLizard Wrote: Aha, you're the one who grabbed the Tigris from me  Tongue.  Oh, I'll be ok, I "settled" for a cobalt.  I love the look.  My first Paladin, very excited.

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Sweet brush, Larry!  Would love to hear a report on the Paladin Fan Knot.

Well, I now know what all the fuss is about regarding Paladin brushes.  What a treat!  The knot is dense yet soft, without any hint of scritch, and it is the very definition of a lather hog.  One use and it is already showing it's bloom.  This is my first fan knot and I like it.  It's difficult to describe how it feels.  Perhaps a couple more uses and I'll find the words to describe it.  Suffice to say I think the fan may add to the feel of the combination of density, backbone and softness.  There is definitely another Paladin in my future.  

Ken, wonderful brush!

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 01-10-2017, 09:17 AM
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(01-10-2017, 07:28 AM)DudeAbides Wrote:
(01-09-2017, 07:23 PM)handjam Wrote: On deck for tomorrow's shave....

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I'm starting to come around to this handle design. Keyhole, I know in some country's that term takes on a whole different meaning. One thing for sure that's a beautiful looking knot. Congratulations!


~Royce


After one use I can tell that this brush will be one of my favorites. The Sherlock handle shape is really ergonomic for my hands. It's a bit thinner than a PK47 and feels a bit shorter than a chief. This knot is excellent right out of the box. I appreciate being able to see the knot specs for the individual brush before purchase. As a consequence I'm honing in on my ideal knot one brush at a time.

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 01-10-2017, 09:58 AM
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(01-10-2017, 07:28 AM)DudeAbides Wrote:
(01-09-2017, 07:23 PM)handjam Wrote: On deck for tomorrow's shave....

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I'm starting to come around to this handle design. Keyhole, I know in some country's that term takes on a whole different meaning. One thing for sure that's a beautiful looking knot. Congratulations!


~Royce

I can relate to that Royce.  When Paladin first released the Sherlock I wasn't particularly interested in it.  Now, after seeing various pictures taken by members, I like the shape.  I'll be looking for one in ivory, butterscotch or briar in future Paladin releases.

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 01-10-2017, 10:04 AM
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I think they have the finest looking Jade stock going. That's a beautiful brush Royce!

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 01-12-2017, 07:16 PM
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My 28mm butterscotch Falstaff was shipped on Friday and arrived Monday.  Here is the brush right out of its mailing tube.

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It will get used tomorrow morning with my new CRSW Cypress soap.

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 01-12-2017, 08:12 PM
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Ricardo, that Falstaff is a beauty! Hope you enjoy the shave tomorrow, post some pics (if you don't mind) of the brush post-bloom.

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 01-13-2017, 06:22 AM
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(01-12-2017, 08:12 PM)chiefthunder Wrote: Ricardo, that Falstaff is a beauty! Hope you enjoy the shave tomorrow, post some pics (if you don't mind) of the brush post-bloom.

Jorge, as expected the Falstaff is a great performer.  Medium density, backbone and scrub.  Soft tips with no scritch.  Pictures of the first lather and the damp, bloomed knot.  

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 01-13-2017, 06:28 AM
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I do like their take on the butterscotch color, quite a bit different from everybody else.

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 01-13-2017, 09:12 AM
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(01-13-2017, 06:22 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: . . . Medium density, backbone and scrub.  Soft tips with no scritch. . .

I see these working Paladins and wonder why search for anything else. Congrats, Ricardo.

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 01-13-2017, 10:07 AM
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Congrats, Ricardo! I own a Falstaff 28mm Select (bulb/hybrid) in disco and the knot feels luxurious. Honestly, it might be my favorite knot (although 26mm is my sweet spot).

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 01-13-2017, 12:33 PM
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(01-13-2017, 06:22 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(01-12-2017, 08:12 PM)chiefthunder Wrote: Ricardo, that Falstaff is a beauty! Hope you enjoy the shave tomorrow, post some pics (if you don't mind) of the brush post-bloom.

Jorge, as expected the Falstaff is a great performer.  Medium density, backbone and scrub.  Soft tips with no scritch.  Pictures of the first lather and the damp, bloomed knot.  

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Beautiful brush Ricardo!

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 01-13-2017, 03:01 PM
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Jorge, Ron, and Tom, thank you for your comments.  There is something else I want to add which is not apparent from my cell phone pictures.  The polish on this butterscotch handle is simply amazing.

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 01-13-2017, 03:40 PM
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I concur. The finish and richness of mine is off the charts.

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 01-14-2017, 11:20 PM
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These brushes are beautiful . I would love to get my hands on one . I've been on the hunt but no one really ever gets rid of them .

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 01-15-2017, 07:32 AM
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(01-13-2017, 03:01 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Jorge, Ron, and Tom, thank you for your comments.  There is something else I want to add which is not apparent from my cell phone pictures.  The polish on this butterscotch handle is simply amazing.

Ricardo, the polish on a Paladin brush really is amazing. It makes the color(s) of the handle look even better.

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 01-15-2017, 08:12 AM
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A wonderful way to begin the day.

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 01-15-2017, 08:25 AM
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^^ great lotus!

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 01-15-2017, 08:28 AM
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My humble collection.
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 01-15-2017, 08:48 AM
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(01-15-2017, 08:25 AM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: ^^ great lotus!

Thank you and I thank Ken.

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