$500 to a great brush for $14 bucks, why, enlighten me, just can't justify large dollars for a brush

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by pundi64, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. Robyflexx

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  2. entropy1049

    entropy1049 Well-Known Member

    :transport022:Thread Derailment!

    I once owned two Martin D-18 Authentic 1937's in Sunburst. Who the heck needs two D-18A37's?!? In sunburst?!? These babies are pricey.

    Maybe you can tell them apart. Ignore the dates on the photos, that thing was never set...

    Spoiler Alert: One was a dud. The other was a cannon.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015
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  3. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    maybe the dud was a 14 dollar replica of the genuine article?

    edited in the 14, I thought it was eighteen at first.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015
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  4. entropy1049

    entropy1049 Well-Known Member

    If it was, someone made one heck of a profit :D
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  5. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    What really drives the boat, what if someone picked up the so called dud, and claimed it perfection?
    the point being there are different strokes for different folks.
    it ain't right to look into your neighbor's freezer.
    never rub another man's rhubarb.
    one of them fits.
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  6. entropy1049

    entropy1049 Well-Known Member

    Then I would have been happy to sell it to them at the purchase price :)
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  7. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    This thread certainly has had an interesting ebb and flow. My view is that folks can spend what they want to spend on any shaving product on the market.

    With this said, a personal note. The biggest disappointment in purchasing a brush is when I picked up a The Shave Nook 3rd Anniversary Paladin PK-47. It has a hand packed Blonde Badger knot which I have not been able to care for after using many times. It is the most expensive brush purchased but the least liked. I simply do not like the knot. I have not used this brush in several months. On the positive side, the handle is beautiful to say the least. It looks like Butterscotch you could eat. There are folks that love this brush and there are folks who do not care for this brush. I fall on the do not care for side

    The brush cost $180.00. However, I have a less than $20.00 Semogue 1305 that I like better than this brush. As the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I reckon it may be said liking a brush is in the eye of the purchaser.

    I guess that what I am trying to say is that price does not necessairly equal satisfaction in all cases. One man's trash is another man's treasure. So what do you do? Get as much info as you can on the product, make the decision, and make the purchase. We all have situations where we wish we could do a "do over". Some are more expensive than others. :o

  8. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I wish I had a spare chunk of change to throw your way. I've always loved the look of that brush. :)
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  9. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    this thread appears to have backfired on me.
    guess I should have kept my mouth closed.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2015
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  10. youngunn

    youngunn Where's my TSD aftershave balm???

    Hear hear.
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  11. Drygulch

    Drygulch Snowballs

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    Counting the one in the way, I will have three vintage brushes, two hand turned wood brushes, and a hand turned and monogrammed aluminium brush. As the handles have gotten larger, the knots have gotten more expensive as well, but I don't mind paying for craftsmanship. My first brush was a hand turned tulip wood brush with a matching soap bowl. I paid for the craftsmanship and knew nothing of the knot. What I am willing to pay for isn't the same as other people. It's my experience when I shave, so it's different than what other people like.
  12. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    I'll take the vintage Martin D-18 over any brush every day of the week, and twice on Tuesdays….:D
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  13. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I like my collection of brushes mostly made by my friends here on this forum. it provides me with a connection that I like. sometimes I pray for the makers and think fondly if the time I've spent chatting here.
    @Drygulch for making my strop.
    same as razors I've bought or traded with or from. thank you all.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2015
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  14. Robyflexx

    Robyflexx Broke the Like button

    I share this same sentiment with my @Jayaruh #12 and Jim is one heck of a good guy. :happy088:

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