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(04-17-2018, 12:31 PM)pbrmhl Wrote:
(04-17-2018, 11:34 AM)Paladin Shaving Wrote:
(04-17-2018, 09:46 AM)hush Wrote: Could a Chief with the ebonite material in that post be commissioned for purchase? Thank you.

We might consider doing that at some point, but not in the near-term. The present plan is to make brushes and then offer them for sale, although we'll probably go about offering Ebonite-handled brushes a little differently than what we're doing with standard, resin-handled brushes.

A lottery, perhaps? If so, I’m in!

Not a bad idea.

(04-17-2018, 04:27 PM)hush Wrote:
(04-17-2018, 11:34 AM)Paladin Shaving Wrote:
(04-17-2018, 09:46 AM)hush Wrote: Could a Chief with the ebonite material in that post be commissioned for purchase? Thank you.

We might consider doing that at some point, but not in the near-term. The present plan is to make brushes and then offer them for sale, although we'll probably go about offering Ebonite-handled brushes a little differently than what we're doing with standard, resin-handled brushes.


When that time comes, I’m in for a ebonite Chief. Beautiful work Paladin.

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 04-17-2018, 07:19 PM
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Beautiful handles!

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 04-18-2018, 05:48 AM
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Wonderful work (as always) Ken...I would also love to have one of your beautiful Ebonite brushes...one day Thumbup

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 04-18-2018, 09:56 AM
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A lottery would certainly be a fair way of obtaining one these beautiful brushes. Paladin continues to improve and innovate their products. Best in the business imho. Well done Ken


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 04-18-2018, 09:19 PM
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They are quite lovely/striking. Pair those handles with a knot with backbone, density and soft lush tips and it will be like a slice of heaven.

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 04-19-2018, 09:50 AM
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(04-16-2018, 01:48 PM)Paladin Shaving Wrote: [Image: P3251617ac1200_zpsszdkjd35.jpg]
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Wow...those handles are awesome! Nailed it!

That CLEO! OMG

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 04-19-2018, 09:51 AM
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That CLEO!!!

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 04-19-2018, 10:23 AM
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Man Ken, these Ebonite handles look absolutely stunning! Excellent work!!


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 04-19-2018, 01:58 PM
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(04-17-2018, 06:40 AM)Paladin Shaving Wrote:
(04-17-2018, 05:52 AM)barbe-rouge Wrote: The visual difference between the raw turned handle and the polished final result is amazing and, for me, hard to visualize. I'd really be curious to see the polished version of the handle on the bottom right (of the group of 5).

Dave

Look here and scroll down through all the images: https://www.paladinshaving.com/blogs/bro...nite-redux.

Thanks! It is amazing!

Dave

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 04-22-2018, 11:36 AM
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I recently traded for a couple of the Shavemac Ebonite-handled brushes that were commissioned for a small group-buy showcased here TSN last year. One is a Paladin Lotus-copy (there were two), which makes for some interesting comparison.

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 04-22-2018, 09:00 PM
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(04-22-2018, 11:36 AM)Paladin Shaving Wrote: I recently traded for a couple of the Shavemac Ebonite-handled brushes that were commissioned for a small group-buy showcased here TSN last year. One is a Paladin Lotus-copy (there were two), which makes for some interesting comparison.

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Your Lotus has a mirror shine and is free of tool marks, Ken. Very nice.

The Sumo (my favorite Paladin handle shape with Sherlock a close second) upthread is drool-worthy.

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 04-24-2018, 12:41 AM
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Simply marvelous, eye-popping work, Dark Holler :-)

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 04-24-2018, 02:00 PM
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The finishing looks more thorough on the Paladin. I can see the appeal of a matte finish though, and I like some of the more “tool-like” Shavemac handles for a different kind of experience. Bernd did a solid job on the handle dimensions, but I wouldn’t enjoy the pointy shape to that bulb knot.

Shavemac is a great brushmaker, and they are remarkably consistent. That said, I’d prefer the Paladin out of these two.


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 04-24-2018, 03:49 PM
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(04-24-2018, 02:00 PM)Watson15 Wrote: The finishing looks more thorough on the Paladin. I can see the appeal of a matte finish though, and I like some of the more “tool-like” Shavemac handles for a different kind of experience. Bernd did a solid job on the handle dimensions, but I wouldn’t enjoy the pointy shape to that bulb knot.

Shavemac is a great brushmaker, and they are remarkably consistent. That said, I’d prefer the Paladin out of these two.

It isn't just a matter of finishing. Ebonite reacts to heat. Heat (e.g., from cutting with dulled tools and/or suboptimal surface speed) can alter surface texture and make a well-sealed, mirror finish virtually impossible to achieve. I'm not sure whether the texture between the beads is from tool chatter or heat.

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 04-24-2018, 06:02 PM
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(04-24-2018, 03:49 PM)Paladin Shaving Wrote:
(04-24-2018, 02:00 PM)Watson15 Wrote: The finishing looks more thorough on the Paladin. I can see the appeal of a matte finish though, and I like some of the more “tool-like” Shavemac handles for a different kind of experience. Bernd did a solid job on the handle dimensions, but I wouldn’t enjoy the pointy shape to that bulb knot.

Shavemac is a great brushmaker, and they are remarkably consistent. That said, I’d prefer the Paladin out of these two.

It isn't just a matter of finishing. Ebonite reacts to heat. Heat (e.g., from cutting with dulled tools and/or suboptimal surface speed) can alter surface texture and make a well-sealed, mirror finish virtually impossible to achieve. I'm not sure whether the texture between the beads is from tool chatter or heat.

That’s really interesting, and it’s all the more impressive that you were able to achieve that result. I was mostly trying to be diplomatic with regard to how it compares. That Paladin brush is just incredible.


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