03-08-2017, 07:35 PM
  • bijou
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That's very cool

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 03-09-2017, 07:31 AM
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Wow!  Looking at that handle upside down's making me dizzy!  Tongue  But that said:  we do expect some new resin colors--in addition to the much-awaited Lime and Lemondrop(!)--to arrive over the next few days.

Have a great day, Gentlemen!

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 03-09-2017, 08:07 AM
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(03-08-2017, 11:03 AM)bakerbarber Wrote: I mean this with all respect, but seeing it without a knot set makes me want to see it flipped over. It kind of looks like it would be great turned upside down too.

The curves are very nice. Good balance and proportions!

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 03-13-2017, 09:45 AM
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Just read that BSSW will now only sell complete brushes. I think this is an excellent decision for QA reasons, and so that when you see an M&F branded brush from this generation, you'll know it's one of Brad's handles and Lee's knots.

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 03-13-2017, 02:44 PM
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Good afternoon, All.


I see that Michael beat me to the punch Smile .  And that's OK.  Following is the full policy announcement.  As always, your thoughts are welcome.


We've recently seen an increase in requests to either purchase our brush handles without a knot--or for us to set knots from other makers into our handles. Although we have usually honored these requests in the past, our business has grown to the point where the wet shaving community has come to expect certain aesthetic and performance characteristics from our brushes. 


We believe that maintaining these unique characteristics is vital to retaining the distinctiveness of the Morris & Forndran and BSSW brands.  For that reason, we have changed our policy to sell only complete shaving brushes under the Morris & Forndran and BSSW names. 


We are honored by the enthusiastic response our shaving brushes have received from the wet shaving community. Know also that we will continually strive to maintain the artistic quality and performance standards you have come to expect of us.

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 03-13-2017, 05:49 PM
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i believe this is a fine move.  my latest brad sears and m&f's have been exemplary and this will help it continue.

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 03-13-2017, 05:50 PM
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Either way, you still make a great brush that's hard to beat!

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 03-13-2017, 07:25 PM
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I completely understand this move (as well as the previous migration towards deposits). The brushes coming out of BSSW & M&F are very special indeed. 

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 03-14-2017, 10:30 AM
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Indeed!
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 03-14-2017, 11:51 AM
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Both outstanding looking brushes. .

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 03-14-2017, 11:53 AM
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Anyone have the blonde badger? 
If so, what are your thoughts? ?

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 03-14-2017, 11:56 AM
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(03-14-2017, 10:30 AM)ARGH Wrote: Indeed!
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That's a beauty Alex.  Is that briar?

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 03-14-2017, 12:43 PM
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Thank you, Ricardo! It is my lucky 3XL finest in briar. This iteration of briar is my most favorite. I used to have a couple of Simpson's Chubbies in briar, but their handles were not even half as beautiful as this one.

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 03-14-2017, 07:44 PM
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(03-14-2017, 12:43 PM)ARGH Wrote: Thank you, Ricardo! It is my lucky 3XL finest in briar. This iteration of briar is my most favorite. I used to have a couple of Simpson's Chubbies in briar, but their handles were not even half as beautiful as this one.

 You got lucky on the rod stock used for your brush!   There can be a wide variation in briar, and yours is particularly nice.

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 03-15-2017, 04:45 AM
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(03-14-2017, 10:30 AM)ARGH Wrote: Indeed!
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Wow Alex, that's a beauty.


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 03-15-2017, 05:39 AM
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Thank you gentlemen! I do consider myself lucky getting this brush.

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 03-21-2017, 09:17 AM
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Good Afternoon, Gentlemen!  I wanted to let you know that we've made two updates to our shaving brush offerings:


First, we've just added five new resins to our Resin Inventory. These include Purple Haze, Zebra, Caramel Stripe, Leopard, and some really wild orange and black Tiger stripe--all of which can be seen at http://bit.ly/Rod_Inventory


Secondly, we now offer the 30mm "Stubby" shaving brush. Sometimes called the "3-ring 3XL," The Stubby" is actually a slightly elongated 3XL (by 2mm.) What makes this handle interesting is that it borrows the elevated concave curve from the Emillion. These two seemingly minor variations make the Stubby a bit easier to hold for those of us with larger hands. Although shown with one of our new 2-band Silvertips for photography purposes, the Stubby is available in both Morris & Forndran and BSSW variants. http://bit.ly/The_Stubby


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Thanks again for everyone's support!

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 03-31-2017, 06:24 AM
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Good morning, Everyone! 

 
Nancy and I are delighted to announce two pieces of good news! 
 
The first is that, over the next several weeks, we’ll be offering a number of new brushes in our website’s ReadyMade section. 
 
Where will these brushes come from? 
 
Some of you might remember that last fall we had a large number of brush handles “go walkabout.” That event set us back several months while we completely re-made those handles, dealt with resulting material shortages, and other bits of consequential “entertainment. (Naturally, the originals showed up just after we’d shipped the last of the replacement handles to Lee.)  Fortunately,  we’ve been able to use many of the returned handles to fill new orders, but still have a fair number remaining; so we’ve decided to fill some with our new 2-band Silvertip knots and, as it makes sense, to ask Lee to fill the rest. 
 
We’re planning to do this gradually simply because we don’t want to interfere with normal brush orders; so we’ll be listing and advertising the new ReadyMade brushes as they become available.
 
In further news, our supplier just offered us a batch of “short cut rods”—first quality cast polyester rods in different sizes, lengths and colors—that they’re clearing out to make room for new stock.  Included in this shipment are several colors/patterns we’ve not offered before, and may not again.
 
As with the ReadyMade brushes, we’ll be announcing what’s available as soon as we can without interfering with normal production.
 
Know that we greatly appreciate your support, and wish everyone a great day!

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 04-23-2017, 09:54 AM
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Good afternoon, Gentlemen.  We wanted to share a couple photos of special order brushes before they go out to their new homes.  

First, three CHS's bookended by two Arley's. All 30mm

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And an Emillion, two Alibaba's, and a Gonzo, all 26mm.

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Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!

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 04-23-2017, 01:20 PM
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WOW, amazing lineup!!  I especially love the Gonzo!   Badger

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