New Brother's Bristles Brush

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by clint64, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    After admiring David's @david of central florida and Paul"s @Tdmsu SOTD phots featuring their Brother's Bristle Brushes, I reached out to David asking where he got his brush. David pointed me toward Paul. After exchanging several messages with Paul, I went forward with getting 2 brush handles. One is for me and one will be a gift to a good friend. Paul sent a photo before shipping the handles out.


    I received the brush handles and was amazed at the heft and feel of the handles. The workmanship was first rate. Since I really love polished metal handles, I took the time to polish my handle up. Now to decide on the knot to use. I thought about the usual suspects from TGN and Whipped Dog. I already have a Whipped Dog High Mountain brush that I really enjoy using. Since I have never been in love with the Whipped Dog handle I decided to take some measurements confirming that this knot would work. I decided to sacrifice the WD handle and salvage the knot. Turned out to be more work than I thought but it worked out in the end.

    I think the finished product turned out great. The knot specs in the finished handle are 24mm with a 52 mm loft. I'm looking forward to using this brush.

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  2. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

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  3. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thanks for helping me out on this. I'm going to really enjoy this one for sure.
  4. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Excellent! Enjoy!
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  5. ChiefShaver

    ChiefShaver Well-Known Member

    Out of this World!!! Fantastic!!!
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  6. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

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  7. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Wow Clint! That polish really makes the handle into something special. Thanks for the shout out!
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  8. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Wonderful looking brush!
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  9. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Clint, this is a great looking brush!
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  10. VedderLG

    VedderLG Well-Known Member

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  11. JR Reyes

    JR Reyes I scream for....chicken wings??

    I'm also a proud owner of one these new brushes. I fitted my handle with a 22mm 2-band finest fan knot. The loft is pretty high, but the splay and softness make for a nice lathering experience. This brush handle is head and shoulders above the rest of my collection, but I find myself reaching for it more than the others. Great job gents, and best of luck on future designs.

    Here are some pics...

  12. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

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  13. Misphit

    Misphit Rest In Peace

    That is a massive handle. Whats the weight of that thing?
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  14. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Less than it looks. It's aluminum.
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    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  16. JR Reyes

    JR Reyes I scream for....chicken wings??

    I just weighted "Goliath" and it came in at 239 g or just over 8 oz. It has some good weight, but isn't out of control heavy. It provides a totally different feel and lather experience from the other brushes in my collection.
  17. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Relishing his obsession

    Where can you buy these great brushes?

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  18. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

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  19. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    The newer ones look like this and come with a tuxedo synthetic knot - perhaps the best synth yet. Both soft and has plenty of backbone. These are also lighter - made of solid aluminum.

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