12-21-2017, 02:27 PM
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  • NJDJ
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I thought I would share this new brush with everyone because I thought it turned out very well. I had been admiring some brushes by Bob Quinn that were made out of a material called Bloody Basin Jasper. It is a TruStone product, so it is real Stone. You have to love that name for a shaving brush.  Anyway, I have had a Shavemac 3 band Silvertip in my collection and I liked the knot very much, but did not like the handle. I found it difficult to grip. I asked Rudy Vey if he could transplant the old knot into a new handle. I also asked him to acquire the Bloody Basin Jasper material for me. He did so and made me a beautiful beehive. I think it's an awesome looking brush and he did a really nice job.  Thanks Rudy!

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 12-21-2017, 06:27 PM
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yes that is a looker.  I have a handle in bloody jasper.  well done

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 12-21-2017, 06:56 PM
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Rudy did a great job on that beehive.  Bloody Basin Jasper is a beautiful material for a brush.  In the picture below, the brush on the right is a Bob Quinn made from Bloody Basin Jasper.

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 12-21-2017, 07:43 PM
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It really is a nice material.  It has a little heft to it and feels solid.  It polishes up nicely.  I really like it.  The only downside is that I better not drop it.  It think it might break easily...or break the sink.

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 12-21-2017, 08:09 PM
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I face lather.  If I bowl lathered,  I'd be concerned about banging the brush against the sides of the bowl.

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 12-22-2017, 03:19 AM
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I face lather too.

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 12-22-2017, 04:13 AM
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  • Rufus
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Terrific looking brush and a great knot choice.

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 12-22-2017, 08:29 AM
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Great looking brush! Enjoy!

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 12-22-2017, 10:34 AM
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That's very nice looking stuff.

Congratulations.

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 12-24-2017, 06:44 AM
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  • chazt
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Those are some beautiful brushes you have there, guys.

Clever. Bloody Basin Jasper. Great name for a shave related product.

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 12-24-2017, 07:13 AM
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(12-24-2017, 06:44 AM)chazt Wrote: Those are some beautiful brushes you have there, guys.

Clever. Bloody Basin Jasper. Great name for a shave related product.

Interestingly, the name actually comes from the area in Arizona where the stone is mined.  Pretty funny for a brush handle material...like the shave didn't go well!

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 12-24-2017, 07:14 AM
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super nice brush!

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 12-24-2017, 08:29 AM
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When I acquired my Bloody Basin Jasper brush from Bob Quinn, I did some research into the name.  Bloody Basin is the name of the area in Arizona where Jasper stone is mined.  The history of the name is interesting.  In 1873, in what was then the territory which would eventually become Arizona, a band of Apache Indians murdered three settlers.  A U.S. Army regiment went after the Apaches, tracked them down to their camp, and launched a surprise attack at dawn.  In the ensuing battle, 26 Apaches were killed and the Army suffered no casualties.  The area where the battle was fought is now Bloody Basin, Arizona.   

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 12-24-2017, 08:32 AM
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Thanks for the history lesson, Ricardo!

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