06-09-2018, 02:26 PM
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@TATUUED1 I totally feel the same way that you do - since starting in the DE wet shaving at the end of February.  But I already regret that because I think I have purchased way too many "cheaper" items when I could have bought fine pieces like a Paladin brush for what I have spent in a couple of others.  But I certainly understand your hesitation.

The biggest obstacle for me is that the wet shaving game is mainly an online shopping venture nowadays.  I think I would benefit by being able to look at and interact with the product lines in a brick and mortar store.  I know that's not possible, but would have helped me make smarter buying decisions.

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 06-09-2018, 03:41 PM
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  • Niro884
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My Paladin army.

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 06-09-2018, 04:58 PM
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(06-09-2018, 03:41 PM)Niro884 Wrote: My Paladin army.

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As I stated in another Paladin thread, absolutely stunning collection

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 06-09-2018, 05:00 PM
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(06-09-2018, 03:41 PM)Niro884 Wrote: My Paladin army.

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Superb Paladin collection Carmine!

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 06-09-2018, 05:08 PM
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(06-09-2018, 02:26 PM)boilerphan Wrote: @TATUUED1 I totally feel the same way that you do - since starting in the DE wet shaving at the end of February.  But I already regret that because I think I have purchased way too many "cheaper" items when I could have bought fine pieces like a Paladin brush for what I have spent in a couple of others.  But I certainly understand your hesitation.

The biggest obstacle for me is that the wet shaving game is mainly an online shopping venture nowadays.  I think I would benefit by being able to look at and interact with the product lines in a brick and mortar store.  I know that's not possible, but would have helped me make smarter buying decisions.
I would like to make a suggestion. Since you do not have the convenience of a brick and mortar, the next best thing is here on these threads (which in my opinion is better). Keep reading, ask questions in the threads, communicate with the artisans and take your time before your first few big purchase's. Your odds in getting what your looking will greatly increase. Other then that Happy Hunting.

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 06-21-2018, 12:24 AM
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Seems like the inventory disappeared off the site.

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 06-21-2018, 01:28 AM
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He is on vacation I think he's almost back

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 06-23-2018, 11:18 AM
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Please Officer can you give me another chance, I didn't mean to leave the house like this. You don't know what happens to me when I miss my morning shave, I get so discombobulated.

[Image: kc3cXi1.jpg]Paladin Tut 26 Lapis 51 x 51.5  2CSLD4                                                                                                  Photo: Vivian Maier

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 06-24-2018, 06:27 PM
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Nice collection.  Mine is not nearly as big... but hoping to add another soon when they become available.  I agree they are wonderful brushes at the price point

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 06-24-2018, 07:12 PM
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(06-24-2018, 06:27 PM)Nelenea Wrote: Nice collection.  Mine is not nearly as big... but hoping to add another soon when they become available.  I agree they are wonderful brushes at the price point

There are some available on their website right now.  When you're in the Brushes section, you can refine your search for what's In Stock.

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 07-12-2018, 01:26 PM
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We gals have our ways that's why you guys are such putty in our hands. Now, this may seem a little naughty to you boys, but for a girl to look her best in a swimsuit, a little cleanup is the right touch in the right places. Isn't that right boys.

[Image: UEgwCfS.jpg]El Darodo 28  55.5 x 50 Krakatou  2CLSD5                                                                                                                                    Photo: Vivian Maier

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 07-12-2018, 08:25 PM
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I beg to differ on "Paladin offers an incredible variety of brushes."   My Paladin Sherlock just met his Disco brothers El and PK.  Family resemblence !!!
Not shown is my Jimi Hendrix and Moe in stripes,
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 07-13-2018, 03:29 AM
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(07-12-2018, 08:25 PM)SCOV Wrote: I beg to differ on "Paladin offers an incredible variety of brushes."   My Paladin Sherlock just met his Disco brothers El and PK.  Family resemblence !!!
Not shown is my Jimi Hendrix and Moe in stripes,
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Those one of a kind disco,s are beautiful

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 07-18-2018, 09:05 AM
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Paladin disco is exquisite!

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 07-22-2018, 09:55 AM
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A little story on buying a Peacock Disco

In this post, I took the liberty of having a little fun with a brush I purchased from Paladin. If you were following one of Paladin's recent release's it was a one of a kind special offering of just Strawberry Amber and Disco handles. Personally, I don't like Disco's so I've never considered buying a one, until now. To me, these weren't disco's but an impressionistic interpretation of a Peacock's Feathers (I have a Hyacinth Macaw that I named Renoir that I have been taking care for the last 20 years). There were 3 particular handles that I liked, so now it was the knot that would make or break a purchase. The 2 knot's I wanted were (first choice) the LD4, the (second) SD5, but the Peacock Feather designs on the two LD4's weren't to my liking. 

The Peacock design combined with the knot that I liked were on 2 of the Chiefs. Now that doesn't mean that I made a purchase immediately, I spent time looking at the front and back because of the designed pattern change (front, sides, and back) around the handle. It wasn't until the next day that I decided to purchase and as it turned out the handle and knot I wanted were still available, I made the purchase. 

A few days later I spoke with Ken about the shipping and the designs of the Discos came up in-which he referred to them as Matisse paintings, I saw the handles I liked as an abstract image of Peacocks Feathers (each to there own imagination and reference's).

So below I've posted a number of backgrounds displaying this magnificent brush. I hope that this doesn't bore you.

The Magnificent Peacock meets the Exquisite Flamingo
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A Peacock that just might have inspired Matisse
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 07-22-2018, 10:00 AM
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That thing is a beauty, Steven. Very well done!

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 07-22-2018, 10:05 AM
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Great brush and photo spread Steven.

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 07-22-2018, 10:33 AM
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Thank you Gentlemen

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 07-22-2018, 03:07 PM
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Steven - welcome to the "Disco Owners Club or DOC.  welcome to the "Feathers Owners Club or FOC".  

In terms of pure artistry,  that 28mm Chief was my favorite.

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 07-22-2018, 06:28 PM
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(07-22-2018, 03:07 PM)SCOV Wrote: Steven - welcome to the "Disco Owners Club or DOC.  welcome to the "Feathers Owners Club or FOC".  

In terms of pure artistry,  that 28mm Chief was my favorite.

Thank you so very very much sir, i,m honored. 

All the best to ya

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