01-11-2013, 01:31 AM
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Hi all,
just liked to share this brush that oscar11 prepared for me. It came all the way to Greece and is now being test lathered before it enters my rotation.

An excellent and stunning brush in my opinion.
It's set at 50mm with a TGN Grade A 26mm.
Here it is pre/post bloom:
[Image: pre-post-bloom.jpg]

Although I am a boar fan, I have to say this is an excellent brush for face lathering.
Thanks Steve for preparing the handle and setting the knot!

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 01-11-2013, 01:52 AM
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That is a good looking brush, enjoy it!

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 01-11-2013, 04:35 AM
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Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

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 01-11-2013, 04:38 AM
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Well done. Beautiful brush! Cool

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 01-11-2013, 05:02 AM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Beautiful brush! What is the handle turned from? The pattern to that material is amazing!

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 01-11-2013, 06:02 AM
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Very nice brush!


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 01-11-2013, 06:32 AM
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(01-11-2013, 05:02 AM)ben74 Wrote: Beautiful brush! What is the handle turned from? The pattern to that material is amazing!

I believe it's a gold/black acrylic, but Steve should be able to provide more input. It's a great brush indeed!

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 01-11-2013, 07:35 AM
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  • Kavik79
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  • Albany, NY - USA
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that handle is gorgeous! It looks identical to some acrylic I had bought to make some straight razor scales a while back, but never got around to finishing Blush

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 01-11-2013, 08:48 AM
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  • Teiste
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Steve is the artisan ! Another of his gorgeous creations !

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 01-11-2013, 09:08 AM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi

That's a beautiful custom piece Thumbsup

Take care, Mike

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 01-11-2013, 01:42 PM
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  • Songwind
  • Soap Slinger & Scuttle Pusher
  • Burnsville, MN
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I love that handle shape. Must have one.

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 01-11-2013, 02:01 PM
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I have a question to the experts there about this brush. What's the best way to use it for face lathering?
It's a dense brush and relatively stiff due to the short loft and I have very little experience with silvertip hair.
Any suggestions?

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 01-11-2013, 02:27 PM
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(01-11-2013, 02:01 PM)dimitris Wrote: I have a question to the experts there about this brush. What's the best way to use it for face lathering?
It's a dense brush and relatively stiff due to the short loft and I have very little experience with silvertip hair.
Any suggestions?

Unsure what you mean. There's no reason to treat it differently.

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 01-11-2013, 02:58 PM
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Very beautiful brush Dimitris. You open the appetite In some people in Greece.(names are not saying)WinkBiggrin

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 01-11-2013, 03:03 PM
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(01-11-2013, 02:01 PM)dimitris Wrote: I have a question to the experts there about this brush. What's the best way to use it for face lathering?
It's a dense brush and relatively stiff due to the short loft and I have very little experience with silvertip hair.
Any suggestions?

like lee said above, you use it like a brush Wink

1. get soap/cream on brush or apply shave stick to face
2. use wet brush on face to lather

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 01-12-2013, 03:36 AM
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Thanks to all for the replies. I have some questions which may be basic for experienced badger users:
1) Does it require break-in?
2) Should I remove excess water before loading with hard soaps?
3) Are paintbrush motions best for these sort of brushes?

For example, I used this with MWF yesterday and I tried the Italian loading method (i.e. lots of water). First pass was ok, but second was non-existing. Perhaps MWF is a tough one, but I am just wondering as the SOC Boar and the mixed hair brushes didn't have any problems.

Thanks!
Dimitris.

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 01-12-2013, 07:29 AM
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Trial & error. Learn your equipment & how to get the most out of them. This requires painstaking hours making lather at all hours of the day.

Just do some test lathers & find what you like best. I can tell you my way & it may work but it might not be best or easiest for you. OJT man; On the Job Training.

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 01-12-2013, 10:49 AM
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Thanks Brian, I have been seen in the bathroom making lather at silly o'clock!
I will do as you say, obviously the behaviour of this knot is quite different to my boars!

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