09-05-2017, 05:24 PM
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Shortly after being turned...

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 09-05-2017, 05:28 PM
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Knots are incredible!

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 09-05-2017, 05:29 PM
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Superb.

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 09-05-2017, 05:34 PM
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Ravi, I thought your knots were too pointy, but they've bloomed into very nice bulbs.

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 09-05-2017, 05:44 PM
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(09-05-2017, 05:34 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Ravi, I thought your knots were too pointy, but they've bloomed into very nice bulbs.

These D01 knots are fantastic.
I truly recommend Shavemac .. Bernd is amazing in terms of helping to create top quality brushes.
He's very efficient too in terms of timeframe.

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 09-05-2017, 07:55 PM
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Stunning brushes gentlemen, very nice! May I ask what the texture feels like, presuming these brushes are made from ebonite?

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 09-05-2017, 10:44 PM
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The black ebonite is especially fetching!

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 09-06-2017, 01:42 AM
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Very nice indeed. Gratz all!

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 09-06-2017, 04:30 AM
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Just wow

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 09-06-2017, 04:38 AM
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(09-05-2017, 07:55 PM)cessnabird Wrote: Stunning brushes gentlemen, very nice! May I ask what the texture feels like, presuming these brushes are made from ebonite?

Why would one presume?

The texture is comparable to regular resin brushes.

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 09-06-2017, 05:59 AM
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Congrats gentlemen, I particularly like the black ebonite brushes. 

Many fountain pens especially from Japan are turned from ebonite, they're then usually coated with Urushi for added strength and aesthetics.

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 09-06-2017, 06:01 AM
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(09-05-2017, 01:08 PM)Skinny Rogers Wrote: [Image: 6d56a807a55698cf9b9aa34bc9b36000.jpg]



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My, oh my!

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 09-06-2017, 06:08 AM
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(09-05-2017, 01:27 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Shavemac & Bernd always delivers.

Great handles, great knots - but D01 2-band is a stiff one, only for the faint hearted, and some of them takes 20-30 shaves to break in, some will never break in, some are quite soft from the get go.

Claus, I was skeptical at first too. I have heard horror stories about these knots.  Bernd must have sourced some very special hair as of late.  These knots are amazing.  Yes they have PLENTY of backbone but are very soft.  Great massage feel on the face.  If anyone wants to visit this knot I would say now is a great time to do so.  Animal hair is never the same year to year but for now Bernd has some great stuff.

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 09-06-2017, 06:08 AM
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Beautiful! I've always liked Ebonite. I wish that there were more of it around.

Cheers, Steve

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 09-06-2017, 07:25 AM
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(09-06-2017, 04:38 AM)Agravic Wrote:
(09-05-2017, 07:55 PM)cessnabird Wrote: Stunning brushes gentlemen, very nice! May I ask what the texture feels like, presuming these brushes are made from ebonite?

Why would one presume?

The texture is comparable to regular resin brushes.

Thanks for the response, Ravi.

Maybe my comment came off the wrong way... I wasn't questioning whether the material was genuine or not, only that I had never hard of ebonite and had to look it up. I figured they were made from Ebonite, hence the name, but was unsure. Forgive my ignorance regarding that material. Being a hard rubber, I thought perhaps the tactile feel of the handle would be different from resin handles. Maybe a bit softer.

Thanks again.

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 09-06-2017, 07:31 AM
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(09-06-2017, 07:25 AM)cessnabird Wrote:
(09-06-2017, 04:38 AM)Agravic Wrote:
(09-05-2017, 07:55 PM)cessnabird Wrote: Stunning brushes gentlemen, very nice! May I ask what the texture feels like, presuming these brushes are made from ebonite?

Why would one presume?

The texture is comparable to regular resin brushes.

Thanks for the response, Ravi.

Maybe my comment came off the wrong way... I wasn't questioning whether the material was genuine or not, only that I had never hard of ebonite and had to look it up. I figured they were made from Ebonite, hence the name, but was unsure. Forgive my ignorance regarding that material. Being a hard rubber, I thought perhaps the tactile feel of the handle would be different from resin handles. Maybe a bit softer.

Thanks again.

Ah ok.
Yes, Ebonite is the brand name for vulcanized rubber product developed by Goodyear.

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 09-06-2017, 08:20 AM
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Thanks for the info.

Congrats again, and enjoy those unique brushes!

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 09-06-2017, 11:04 AM
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If Ebonite feels like resin what's the benefit to it?  Is it unbreakable, particular aesthetics, hard to source and therefore desirable?

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 09-06-2017, 11:39 AM
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(09-06-2017, 11:04 AM)P.B Wrote: If Ebonite feels like resin what's the benefit to it?  Is it unbreakable, particular aesthetics, hard to source and therefore desirable?

Aesthetics and limited availability .. 'cool factor'.

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 09-06-2017, 01:15 PM
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(09-06-2017, 11:39 AM)Agravic Wrote:
(09-06-2017, 11:04 AM)P.B Wrote: If Ebonite feels like resin what's the benefit to it?  Is it unbreakable, particular aesthetics, hard to source and therefore desirable?

Aesthetics and limited availability .. 'cool factor'.

Biggrin

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