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 01-09-2019, 02:18 AM
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mr_Smartepants
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  • Cambridgeshire, UK (CONUS post address)
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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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