10-18-2016, 10:41 AM
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  • beamon
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I would like to see more info printed/etched on the handle. How about, in addition to the makers' description of hair (best, super, two band, Manchurian etc.) the size and loft of the knot be shown? Though my collection is small, I've already forgotten a couple of mine. Even if your memory is great, it would be nice for another owner 'down the road'. True, you couldn't as easily redo a handle with another knot, but is there that much re-knoting [sic] going on?

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 10-18-2016, 10:50 AM
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I have always considered Simpson and M&F/Rooney to do the best job with dressing up the handle.

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 10-18-2016, 01:02 PM
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If it was on the bottom maybe....


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 10-18-2016, 01:26 PM
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  • chazt
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(10-18-2016, 10:50 AM)ultra~nova Wrote: I have always considered Simpson and M&F/Rooney to do the best job with dressing up the handle.
The other end of the spectrum are folks like Elite Razor, who don't put any identifying marks on the handle.
(10-18-2016, 01:02 PM)PickledNorthern Wrote: If it was on the bottom maybe....
This is a very good idea.

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 10-18-2016, 01:29 PM
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Personally, I don't like anything to be on my brush handles. I much prefer a 'clean' look to them. I consider any wording on them to detract from their beauty. Shy

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 10-18-2016, 01:47 PM
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Less is more.

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 10-18-2016, 01:56 PM
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First world problems.

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 10-18-2016, 02:52 PM
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  • beamon
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(10-18-2016, 01:02 PM)PickledNorthern Wrote: If it was on the bottom maybe....
That would work for me.

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 10-18-2016, 02:55 PM
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  • beamon
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(10-18-2016, 01:29 PM)celestino Wrote: Personally, I don't like anything to be on my brush handles. I much prefer a 'clean' look to them. I consider any wording on them to detract from their beauty. Shy
A purist approach is always a valid other point of view.

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 10-23-2016, 08:19 AM
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Always wanted it on the rim...meaning if it was standing straight up on the handle, it would be the surface facing up (adjacent to the hairs).  It would be more discrete but also offer some information.

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 10-23-2016, 08:28 AM
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(10-23-2016, 08:19 AM)Billium Wrote: Always wanted it on the rim...meaning if it was standing straight up on the handle, it would be the surface facing up (adjacent to the hairs).  It would be more discrete but also offer some information.


Depending on the brush, and how it was done, that could be really cool.


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 10-23-2016, 09:18 AM
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  • SCOV
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I do keep the box with the order details/receipt inside.  Den is too small for a database.

I am a "multi-color handle" kind of guy.  Picking a lettering color is not easy.  Also a "keep it simple" guy.  The logo on the handle bottom is nice touch.

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 10-23-2016, 09:57 AM
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I'm not sure I would like a plethora of information on the brush handle. I don't think I would want manufacturers name, hair grade, knot size, etc. on my handle. Although I do like what Wiborg does on their handles.

That said, of the 3 major ways of placing logos/information on the handle, decals, paint and engraving, I dislike decals the most. It's probably why I don't consider purchasing another Plisson at this time. I am also not a fan of the gold and black decals on Simpson brushes. That's just my preference.

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 10-23-2016, 10:40 AM
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  • Rufus
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I don't mind a bit of writing on a handle provided it's tasteful, simple and in keeping with the style of the brush.  I think Simpson/Vulfix and Rooney do a good job, but the Wiborg script is not to my liking at all.

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