01-07-2019, 12:53 PM
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 01-09-2019, 02:18 AM
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  • ischiapp
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  • Forio d'Ischia, Naples, Italy
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Both as beauty and efficiency, my fav is a custom shaving brush.
Made by a friend of mine, an italian pro carpenter (Enzo aka Bat71@ilRasoio).
I call it Cashmere, both for the colors and for the sweetness.

These are the main features:
• ergonomics of the shapes for a comfortable grip
• personalized craftsmanship on the lathe
• local olive wood handle, with a cream-colored glossy finish
• real abalone shell inserts
• 24mm soft synthetic knot, Yaqi SK07 formally Maggard Beige
• medium size and relatively low setting (24x50x115mm)

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More pics in SOTD, see here.

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 01-09-2019, 12:32 PM
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  • u2u
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Mostly for the cause, a fundraiser by Mark @ Simpsons, for Craig's Heartstrong Foundation. 
A flawless Simpson Balmoral, knot 32X63 mm, handle 119 mm. Second to None.
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 01-20-2019, 07:52 PM
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I have to admit when I got this customed I didn’t think I’d love it so much but this has to be my nicest or most favored piece in the den[Image: cdb7ef126b76342b9a39436f8d29039a.jpg]


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 01-21-2019, 12:41 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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For me, it's a tie between these two brushes.
The one on the left has a handle made from California Sequoia redwood burl and the one on the right is made from Hawaiian Curly Koa burl.
California is my home state, so the redwood tree is a way to anchor my memories of home while I am abroad.  The Hawaiian Koa wood has a shimmering, almost holographic, luster and no photo can capture its beauty.  The handle shapes are like Yin/Yang when side by side.
Both handles were lovingly restored and reknoted by Bernd at Shavemac.
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 01-21-2019, 02:02 AM
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A custom made brush from Turn-n-Shave with picture of my two kids set in the handle.

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 01-23-2019, 09:46 AM
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My custom Wolfman Razor

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 01-23-2019, 02:23 PM
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For me, probably this straight razor.

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 04-10-2019, 05:59 AM
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(11-26-2018, 06:59 PM)LOOT Wrote:
(11-23-2018, 07:48 PM)mixershave Wrote:
(11-18-2018, 04:20 AM)ColdRiverSoap Wrote: [Image: rLaYV9i.jpg]


There needs to be a like button. That is damn pretty  Cool
An order button would be better.

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I agree, wish there was a "like" AND an "Order" button!!
 That is really beautiful.

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 04-10-2019, 06:00 AM
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(01-21-2019, 02:02 AM)LithiumDawn Wrote: [Image: G0mpxac.jpg]
A custom made brush from Turn-n-Shave with picture of my two kids set in the handle.

Wow!  Super cool!

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 04-10-2019, 09:11 AM
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This new arrival, a vintage Plisson Plexi HMW brush, is probably the most beautiful object in my den.
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 04-10-2019, 09:23 AM
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Probably the 1912 Sunray  Cool

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 04-11-2019, 10:36 AM
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My wife. 
She's put up with my growing collection of soaps, brushes(10 out) another 9 Paladin brushes in a shoebox in our clothes closet. 
And before anyone makes any comments, she doesn't read my forum posts.

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 04-11-2019, 12:41 PM
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(04-11-2019, 10:36 AM)bkatbamna Wrote: My wife. 
She's put up with my growing collection of soaps, brushes(10 out) another 9 Paladin brushes in a shoebox in our clothes closet. 
And before anyone makes any comments, she doesn't read my forum posts.

Not that you’re aware of anyway.

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 04-13-2019, 11:08 AM
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  • Mouser
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Lord!, if I  had John's collection of Rooney's Finest! or even just a couple...

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 04-13-2019, 11:40 AM
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(04-13-2019, 11:08 AM)Mouser Wrote: Lord!, if I  had John's collection of Rooney's Finest! or even just a couple...

Well, although all of the Finests are fantastic, I would call only a few of them really beautiful.

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 04-13-2019, 11:51 AM
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(04-11-2019, 12:41 PM)MntnMan62 Wrote:
(04-11-2019, 10:36 AM)bkatbamna Wrote: My wife. 
She's put up with my growing collection of soaps, brushes(10 out) another 9 Paladin brushes in a shoebox in our clothes closet. 
And before anyone makes any comments, she doesn't read my forum posts.

Not that you’re aware of anyway.


This is scary.

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 04-16-2019, 04:31 AM
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(04-13-2019, 11:40 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(04-13-2019, 11:08 AM)Mouser Wrote: Lord!, if I  had John's collection of Rooney's Finest! or even just a couple...

Well, although all of the Finests are fantastic, I would call only a few of them really beautiful.

I actually agree with you although we may differ on which ones fit that. To be honest I would love any of them but the ones I consider really beautiful are the styles 1, 2, and 3 and in regards to proportions, again for me,  it's the size one for both style 2 and 3. as they get larger the proportion of knot loft to handle length is a little less perfect, but still beautiful. I'm a traditionalist when it comes to handle colors also. I don't know if they were offered in the more, funky?, options but  Ivory, Ebony, Tortoise, Butterscotch and Horn would be my only choices.

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 04-16-2019, 12:14 PM
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What a great question to ask - and so difficult to answer. I have a special fondness for my first M&F / Sears brush - one of only two 2-color L7's Brad made in the Butterscotch/Tortoiseshell combination.

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 04-17-2019, 08:45 AM
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  • TheMonk
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(04-10-2019, 09:11 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: This new arrival, a vintage Plisson Plexi HMW brush, is probably the most beautiful object in my den.

I'm with you, John - my vintage Plisson Plexi HMW is just on another level from anything else. That reddish middle band with long snowy white tips is something I've never seen in any other brush, including vintage Plisson HMW brushes.

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