09-03-2012, 01:20 PM
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what i so often forget, in obsession over semogue, simpson, morris & forndran, vulfix and all the other great brushes; is those are what the industry is today. we discuss variations of badger grade, or boar versus horse or even synthetic. yet we are at the end of what was once a great industry, with many more companies and many more variations of shape, construction, fibre - before reaching what was the agreed upon best materials and aesthetics.

this was brought to my observation upon leafing through pages of my grandfather's journals. marshall the elder served in various african campaigns with the iron service, both in exploration and various minor wars of the 1870s - 1905. this was an era of truly the golden dawn of brush design. i was able to scan a few pages of his journal. i may be able to find more if anyone is interested.

   

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 09-03-2012, 03:31 PM
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Wow, that is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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 09-03-2012, 03:37 PM
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Interesting. I hope you can find and post some more.

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 09-03-2012, 03:39 PM
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Thanks for sharing, very interesting!

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 09-03-2012, 04:03 PM
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Very interesting.

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 09-03-2012, 04:10 PM
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Interesting, but I don't understand exactly what I'm seeing. Especially #2. #3 too.

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 09-03-2012, 05:15 PM
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(09-03-2012, 04:10 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Interesting, but I don't understand exactly what I'm seeing. Especially #2. #3 too.

The same here Huh I dont even say what I thought when I saw number 3...

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 09-03-2012, 05:17 PM
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(09-03-2012, 05:15 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(09-03-2012, 04:10 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Interesting, but I don't understand exactly what I'm seeing. Especially #2. #3 too.

The same here Huh I dont even say what I thought when I saw number 3...

I wonder if that is a horn like the rhinoceros or a large ox?

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 09-03-2012, 05:19 PM
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(09-03-2012, 05:17 PM)GDCarrington Wrote:
(09-03-2012, 05:15 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(09-03-2012, 04:10 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Interesting, but I don't understand exactly what I'm seeing. Especially #2. #3 too.

The same here Huh I dont even say what I thought when I saw number 3...

I wonder if that is a horn like the rhinoceros or a large ox?

And the hair is... ? Huh

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 09-03-2012, 05:23 PM
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(09-03-2012, 05:19 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(09-03-2012, 05:17 PM)GDCarrington Wrote:
(09-03-2012, 05:15 PM)Teiste Wrote: The same here Huh I dont even say what I thought when I saw number 3...

I wonder if that is a horn like the rhinoceros or a large ox?

And the hair is... ? Huh

I'd tell you what I think it looks like, but it's not appropriate. 24

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 09-03-2012, 05:25 PM
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(09-03-2012, 05:23 PM)asharperrazor Wrote:
(09-03-2012, 05:19 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(09-03-2012, 05:17 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: I wonder if that is a horn like the rhinoceros or a large ox?

And the hair is... ? Huh

I'd tell you what I think it looks like, but it's not appropriate. 24

I dont want to hickjack this thread,but trust me,I thought the same...

Now ,waiting to see more pics.

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 09-03-2012, 05:41 PM
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Interesting and I hope you'll post more.

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 09-13-2012, 02:05 AM
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produced on board long voyage
from what i am led to understand; as you must understand these journals or perhaps logbooks as he would refer; are incomplete while also somewhat voluminous, that upon or during the somewhat lengthy journeys, which really is most of what adventuring is, the exploring being on the more interesting part which survives, while the drudgery mostly forgotten.

where perhaps we might imagine whittling, or carving ivory on sea journeys. this was a boat journey over the sea, in a way. for he, marshall the elder served aboard the Norge, a disputed first voyage to the North Pole on an airship. although from what i read, he might have this wrong, and was instead on early steam/sailing ship.

of course landings were in order, and unfortunately with todays viewpoint, there was hunting of endangered animals, although they put all parts to use; and of course in that era, where not endangered.

brush marked with handle Monodon monoceros, and of course the hairs Ursus maritimus.

straight razor fashioned from some mechanical parts.

   

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