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by jar
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: That's not a big brush, THIS is a big brush.
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: That's not a big brush, THIS is a big brush.

Two brothers from different mothers:

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by jar
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: That's not a big brush, THIS is a big brush.
Replies: 13
Views: 262

That's not a big brush, THIS is a big brush.

From the left; a Truefitt & Hill Simpson Chubby 3, a Kent H 12, what I am pretty sure is an old Rooney Persian Jar, an old Simpson #58

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by jar
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Some Simpsons and Rooneys.
Replies: 8
Views: 855

Re: Some Simpsons and Rooneys.

fallingwickets wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:19 am
polo gets my vote for the best brush on display!! :D :D :D

nice collection!

clive

p.s. Put a polo on a tulip handle and what you have is shavinggods gift to mankind :lol: :lol: :lol:
What, may I ask, is a polo other than the name of a handle style?
by jar
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Some Simpsons and Rooneys.
Replies: 8
Views: 855

Re: Some Simpsons and Rooneys.

Found the two wanderers. The experienced Duke 2 is the fourth from the left on the top shelf and the Abraham Strauss AS-2 is the second from the left on the bottom shelf. It's neat because it's so different, kinda the Emporer's Tulip.

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by jar
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Some Simpsons and Rooneys.
Replies: 8
Views: 855

Some Simpsons and Rooneys.

Here are some Simpson and Rooney shaving brushes but I see a few have gone walkabout. There a keyhole off getting a new knot and another experienced Duke 2 as well as an Abraham Strauss AS-2 following Dreamtime. Top shelf left to right: Chubby 3, 2, 1; 50 Series 59,57, 56; two Classics; two Dukes Se...
by jar
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Tulip etc
Replies: 26
Views: 3568

Re: Tulip etc

I confess I'm very content with just the one. A simple and expeditious one early in the day and that's it for me. If I live to be 80 I'll call it a day and get an electric. Getting too close but really hope to avoid that outcome. Oh, being 80 would be fun but I'm not sure about the electric part.
by jar
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Muhle failure
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: Muhle failure

Do you have a metric tap & die set? IIRC an M5 x 0.8mm should fix that right up.
by jar
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do you recognize this logo? Trying to pin down a Kent date
Replies: 1
Views: 649

Do you recognize this logo? Trying to pin down a Kent date

I've been trying to estimate a date for a Kent V-8 size brush but not having much luck. I think I remember seeing Kent V-series brushes when I was living in Phoenix which would put it in the late sixties and when I contacted Kent one of the people said he remembered that the V-series was being made ...
by jar
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Tulip etc
Replies: 26
Views: 3568

Re: Tulip etc

Some of my brushes are ones over a half century old now. Taken care of a brush will last a long, long time.
by jar
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The “Razor and Blades” Business Model
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Re: The “Razor and Blades” Business Model

Before Gillette the model was created by a couple other people; Captain Emerson who was an early adopter of the world wide marketing through the general media for his product (BromoSeltzer) and William Painter who invented the single use bottle cap (Crown Cork & Seal) that allowed automated bottle c...
by jar
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 15
Views: 1309

Re: Introduction

Welcome home. Pull up a stump and set a spell.
by jar
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Baume. Be black horse hair shaving brush
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: Baume. Be black horse hair shaving brush

I don't know of any companies on this side of the pond that carry the Baume.be shaving brushes. I do love my Zenith 506 handle black horsehair brush that is similar and available. The Zenith 506 handle is available in white or black or kinda wood. Brush on far left is the black horsehair. http://www...
by jar
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Synthetic Brushes and Optimal Size
Replies: 10
Views: 1374

Re: Synthetic Brushes and Optimal Size

Almost all of my synthetics are more experienced ones made a half century or so ago. Most are fan shaped or straights. I also have a new RR Plissoft which is more bulb shaped but I don't notice much difference when it comes to using them. My older nylon brushes tend to perform very much like my boar...
by jar
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Is SMF losing its vigour?
Replies: 128
Views: 17783

Re: Is SMF losing its vigour?

brothers wrote: I have not lost my vigor. :D

At lunch, there'll be one topic that probably won't come up --- shaving.
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6bFTVi0hHs[/youtube]
by jar
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Some Fountain Pens:
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Some Fountain Pens:

What a stunning array of fountain pens! Fountain pens were still in use when I was a boy (I turn 66 this month), but they were already rapidly losing ground to ball point pens. I always liked them and I had a couple of them handed down to me. Today, I have a number of nice fountain pens from Mont B...
by jar
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Some Fountain Pens:
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Some Fountain Pens:

Green pen in middle is filled now. It is an Eboya Houju in Kunpu (薫風) http://www.fototime.com/E5C55BBB4D02DDB/large.jpg from Left, Eboya large Yatate, Sailor King of Pen, Eboya medium Houju, Sailror KOP Pro Gear, Eboya small Natsume. Some Nakayas http://www.fototime.com/405D64928CED22C/medium800.jpg...
by jar
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Blooming Boars
Replies: 2
Views: 1220

Blooming Boars

Just as with Badger or Horse Hair brushes, the knot shape, the design, the bristles themselves and how the brush is treated will determine whether it blooms or not. Generally thicker bristles or straight shape knots will bloom less than fan or bulb shape knots. All Boar knots soften with use as the ...
by jar
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Single edge razors
Replies: 32
Views: 3727

Re: Single edge razors Colonial aluminum Black

My one criticism is when you loosen the head it becomes exstreamly loose. After I shave I loosen the head for cleaning but you cannot loosen the head just a little. Just loosen the head a quarter turn and the water from the faucet starters spinning the head, I do not have this problem with any othe...
by jar
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: How do I remove the stickers, from my Semogue Brushes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Re: How do I remove the stickers, from my Semogue Brushes?

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by jar
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: OCtober 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

OCtober 2017

The Month in Review: This month was a series of comparison pairings with Open Comb razors that was broken into two parts. In the first Phase five Gillette OCs were paired with five newer OCs. Surprisingly, the newer razors actually came out on top in three of the five pairings. http://www.fototime.c...