08-23-2016, 04:26 AM
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In fielding intelligence what is your favorite material for having a custom brush made from?  I know some folks like the old favorite of wood; some like the unusual and out there acrylics; some like the hybrid mixes of resins and wood; and some like horn material in the exotic realm.

So what is your favorite medium to be used?  I am curious to what most folks like on a average.

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 08-23-2016, 04:29 AM
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  • evnpar
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Acrylics.

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 08-23-2016, 05:28 AM
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I like resins the best

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 08-23-2016, 05:30 AM
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Resins/Acrylics.  Wood is beautiful, but not practical for a shaving brush now that we have resins and acrylics.

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 08-23-2016, 07:12 AM
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all the above with fancy resins at the fore

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 08-23-2016, 07:36 AM
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The material is important, but design and finish are the drivers. 
For example, I've seen Lotus style-ish handles in various materials. That is a handle design that saw the light here on this forum less than a year ago and people (the lucky ones) were able to have it on their hands less than 6 months ago. I wouldn't be surprised if there were more "versions" than originals out there. 
In other words: the material is important as long as it helps you turn it into a beautiful-ergonomic design, with a flawless finish. Eye-catching colors are "a thing" now, not so much for me. 
Good luck.

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 08-23-2016, 08:41 AM
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Dymondwwod, Faux Ivory, Ivory Stripe

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 08-24-2016, 03:41 AM
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Thank you for the feedback.  We are trying to assess what folks like best and predict what stock to buy to maybe have some on hand for immediate turn out.  It is hard to pin point what people want but to have an idea at least points us at ATBT to certain sources to purchase stock from.

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 08-24-2016, 07:25 AM
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  • Rufus
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Resin, principally in faux ivory, but also in butterscotch and faux horn for a change.  Most of the fancy dancy coloured resins on the market do nothing for me and, in fact, destroy the beauty of a brush; they seem more appropriate for a sweet shop.

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