01-13-2017, 06:03 PM
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I have a new M&F marked Blonde from Brad Sears.

It's not at all like my Paladin brushes knots. 

The Select knots are soft and scratch free out of the package. Less dense with better flow through and almost no perceivable glue bump even with the ones that do have a slight one. 

I don't know what the Paladin brushes with M&F knots are like as I have never had one, but the one I have now is very different than the Select knots in my Paladins. 

Personal preference for me would be one of each.

Biggrin

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 01-13-2017, 06:18 PM
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(01-13-2017, 06:03 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: I have a new M&F marked Blonde from Brad Sears.

It's not at all like my Paladin brushes knots. 

The Select knots are soft and scratch free out of the package. Less dense with better flow through and almost no perceivable glue bump even with the ones that do have a slight one. 

I don't know what the Paladin brushes with M&F knots are like as I have never had one, but the one I have now is very different than the Select knots in my Paladins. 

Personal preference for me would be one of each.

Biggrin

In my experience, the M&F knots in the Paladins have a more substantial glue bump than the Select knots.

How about a picture of that new Brad Sears M&F Todd?

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 01-13-2017, 06:27 PM
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It's in the acquisition thread and the M&F thread, but since you asked-

[Image: VFmwZ0v.jpg]

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Here's my Paladin brushes-

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 01-13-2017, 06:32 PM
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Todd, that's a beautiful collection of Paladins. The Sears/M&F is also a stunner.

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 01-13-2017, 06:38 PM
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Thanks.

I appreciate it. 

The new handles Ken has in the works are very enticing too. I am picturing the barber handle one in my head in the strawberry amber. 

It's an exciting year! 

I hope to see more of the bulb shape knots and extreme fan shapes. The hybrids are nice but the further defined ones seem to appeal to me more.

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 01-14-2017, 01:23 AM
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Todd, that's an impressive M&F, and your trio of ivory Paladins is lovely.  I particularly like your Sherlock.

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 01-14-2017, 06:51 AM
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Thanks Ricardo.

Only the one Sumo is Ivory though.

The one Lotus and the Sherlock, (my first Paladin), are Somerset rod stock.

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 01-14-2017, 10:57 AM
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(01-13-2017, 10:26 AM)chiefthunder Wrote: I wanted to share an updated Paladin family picture, so here it goes. Although my den contains a fair amount of brushes (at this point, I only keep brushes that I really enjoy), I feel extremely fortunate as most of my collection consists of Paladins. 

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Unbelievable collection!


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 01-17-2017, 06:15 PM
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(01-13-2017, 06:27 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: It's in the acquisition thread and the M&F thread, but since you asked-

[Image: VFmwZ0v.jpg]

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Here's my Paladin brushes-

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That Lemon Drop Lotus is beautiful . 

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 01-17-2017, 06:59 PM
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 01-18-2017, 10:25 AM
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(01-17-2017, 06:59 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: [Image: NCIZrMI.jpg]

I would love to get my hands on the Lemon Drop Lotus . If you ever want to find it a new home please let me know . I will definitely take it off your hands . I know it's a long shot but one can dream .

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 01-18-2017, 04:22 PM
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The Lemon Drop rod is really beautiful, especially the Lotus version:

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 01-18-2017, 04:41 PM
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You guys are killing me with these beautiful brushes . My goal is to have a Lemon Drop and a Jade Lotus . Those two brushes to me are about as classy as a brush can get .

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 01-18-2017, 05:09 PM
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Scrambled eggs.

Hambre

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 01-18-2017, 05:41 PM
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[Image: Vqo9xj1.jpg]

Now that's impressive.

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 01-18-2017, 07:12 PM
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(01-18-2017, 04:22 PM)chiefthunder Wrote: The Lemon Drop rod is really beautiful, especially the Lotus version:

[Image: KG12JhY.jpg]

Jorge, each of your Lotus brushes has a nice bulb knot.  That briar handle is exquisite, and I know you also have a briar Falstaff.

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 01-19-2017, 09:07 AM
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(01-18-2017, 05:41 PM)rsp1202 Wrote: Now that's impressive.

Thanks, Ron. I sure do enjoy using my Paladin brushes.

(01-18-2017, 07:12 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(01-18-2017, 04:22 PM)chiefthunder Wrote: The Lemon Drop rod is really beautiful, especially the Lotus version:

Jorge, each of your Lotus brushes has a nice bulb knot.  That briar handle is exquisite, and I know you also have a briar Falstaff.

Ricardo, I really enjoy the knot shape on these brushes. I wasn't much of a briar guy until I saw the Paladin version, glad I was able to pick up a couple. How's the butterscotch Falstaff treating you?

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 01-20-2017, 05:27 PM
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Here are my two Paladin Lotus . One in Faux Ivory and the other is Strawberry Amber . Maybe I will get lucky in the future and get a Lemon Drop and Jade to add to the collection . If I don't I still consider myself lucky to own these two .

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 03-07-2017, 07:06 AM
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Received the Moonjava Falstaff yesterday, that material is simply awesome. I really like the weight of the 28mm Falstaff and I'm quite fond of colorful brushes. Here are a few pictures of the Falstaff group:

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 03-07-2017, 08:02 AM
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Jorge, those are four beautiful Falstaffs.  I particularly like the disco and briar.  I do think the Falstaff handle is just a natural fit for the larger, 28mm knot.

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