Acquisitions thread

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by Dr Dulcamara » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:23 pm

Thank you for your help, so that this project delayed over a year, finally could go ahead. And also for your blind confidence in the good results. Without your support, would not be possible, David.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:59 pm

Dr Dulcamara wrote:Thank you for your help, so that this project delayed over a year, finally could go ahead. And also for your blind confidence in the good results. Without your support, would not be possible, David.
You're more then welcome, my friend. It was my pleasure.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by Dr Dulcamara » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:07 pm

Well, my gloves.
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Now you know for what purpose they were bought.

To touch delicately these cute little things. This is a long awaited project, which began in November 2013 and has seen the light in November 2014, with the help of five friends. One of them, David, in Portugal.

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by brothers » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:10 pm

Congrats Juan! They're obviously worth the wait. The workmanship is remarkable. Definitely a prized possession for the 6 fortunate friends.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:10 pm

Arrived late last week:

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The BK8 is definitely SMF's fault... I was never too curious about the Kent's until I started browsing around here. Shame on all of you! :mrgreen:
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by Dr Dulcamara » Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:47 am

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by jww » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:00 am

Oh my giddy aunt, that is gorgeous to look at ...... :shock:
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by brothers » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:58 am

Juan, it's a beauty. After you've had a while to get used to it please jump to the Safety Razor forum and let us know what you think of it.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:08 am

I don't buy a lot of safety razors, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity given by a member of the Portuguese forum, to acquire a NOS Mulcuto Schrägschnitt:

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I used it today for the first time, and it proved itself a very effective yet reasonably mild slant. I generally enjoy slants, due to the higher blade rigidity and improved effectiveness, and this one was still a very pleasant surprise.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:12 am

I recently acquired a Plisson Horn HMW 2-Band Size 20, but only started using it last week.
This brush was a special request to Mr. Viart, and I believe the last pic in particular speaks volumes about the badger hair quality on this particular knot.

Here it is alongside a Plisson synthetic:
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by Dr Dulcamara » Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:54 am

David, amazing brush!

Here my things

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:13 am

The Goose has landed in Portugal, just in the nick of time for 2014! :D

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by brothers » Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:26 am

David, what a beauty. I really like the simplicity of the design.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:21 pm

brothers wrote:David, what a beauty. I really like the simplicity of the design.
Thanks, Gary. I actually find it more beautiful live then in the pictures I'd seen - mine do it no justice either. :roll:
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:35 pm

Just arrived:

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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:04 pm

The Dark Holler Design Works Paladin PK-47 Butterscotch Marble has arrived:

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Knots made by Lee Sabini.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:00 pm

My Artesania Romera Briar Rustic Barber Manchurian Finest Fan 30mm with customs specs has arrived:
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by ShadowsDad » Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:42 pm

That is one gorgeous brush!

I wanted a Plisson pearl grey synthetic, but the website wouldn't take my $. I recently acquired one on a b/s/t.

Review will follow somewhere. Maybe just in passing since it's not exactly fresh out of the gate.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by brothers » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:32 pm

Both the Butterscotch Marble and the Romero are super gorgeous brushes.
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Re: Acquisitions thread

Post by TheMonk » Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:20 am

Thank you, Brian and Gary! This has been a very strong brush week, even for someone who suffers from SBAD like me. There were 2 other additions that also arrived this week, that I'll have to post later on.
David

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