The 400 club

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Darkbulb, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    It must be Monday. Congratulations on your first lathering. I used the High Mountain White for the first time today, and it was kinda stinky, too. HA! All natural. Enjoy.
     
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  2. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Are you trying to enable me Douglas??? (As if I need the assistance) :happy097:
     
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  3. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    All natural Boar BO. Badgers can get pretty funky too. My Stirling Finest oozed this brown gunk for a LONG time.
     
  4. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Just trying to help. :)
     
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  5. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  6. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Tuesday, May 29
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    The Rubberset is also a terrific bowl-lathering brush.
    As I noted in my SOTD photo, the Omega 49 knot is already softer than the Thäter Premium Boar.
    $10 vs. $85
     
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  7. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    Look at MY 400 tribute:-

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  8. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    $85 for a boar knot? I hope you got the whole pig for that much!!!
     
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  9. jar

    jar Well-Known Member

    Not quite but it is a really, really nice yellow beehive boar brush.

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  10. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    Oh you mean the whole brush is $85 with handle. That's acceptable!!!
     
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  11. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    First of all, it wasn't $85 for JUST a knot. It was for a Thäter Beehive Handle as well. But, what I really got with the Thäter Premium Boar was.......TAKEN. :angry019:
     
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  12. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Beautiful brushes so I had to jump in...
    Found this one:
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    No numbers anywhere I can find. Was going boar but this High Mountain White Badger just looked so good... so operation started:
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    And
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    Then operation completed:
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    Plan to give it a spin Saturday.
    Tom
     
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  13. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    are these allowed? 20180615_213321.jpg
     
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  14. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    When Darkbulb started this thread nearly four years ago, if you wanted a R-400, that's what you looked for. Now the choices are original, vintage, and still limited by that production run, or two other options. With several companies making reproductions, and the artisan / craftsmen producing respectful repros it's opened the door for anyone to enjoy the style of the R-400.

    I got in with an unnumbered original, but traded it off after I received a B-400. Old School is cool, New Wave is rave!
    (Welcome to the Club @brit )

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  15. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers


    I stopped looking for a Rubberset 400, when @twhite made me a B400, with a Natural Boar(very soft). I've since acquired a re-knotted RazoRock 400, with a High Mountain Badger knot.
    No more thoughts of Rubberset 400's, when I can grab a RazoRock 400 for $20, and put any knot I want in it.


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  16. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    Generally, in life, you get what you pay for. A $20 dollar brush is just that, a $20 dollar brush. Anyway YSYW.


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  17. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers


    $20 RazoRock 400 handle. I put a Whipped Dog Knot inside. Solid Aluminum handle. Darn well built. Holds the knot in well. Looks great, and feels great, in the hand. The High Mountain Badger feels great. So, $20(handle) + $27(HM Badger knot) = $47 of darn good deal. But, I guess it must not be that good, because the whole thing didn't cost an arm and a leg.
     
  18. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    Not saying you’re wrong. Make your own choices. Both of them do the same thing in the end. Make lather.


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  19. Hannibal

    Hannibal Member

    I have close to 35 rubbersets ( originals ) and about 6 /7 new recreation from razorock to crown king ... theres no difference except the fact that one is about 100 yrs old and it outlasted its previous users , I think that's where the fascination comes in for me ... the history implied
     
  20. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Tuesday SOTD
    June 19, 2018


    Blackland Sabre L2
    GEM PTFE
    Alpha T-400 by @Vlasta with Envy White Two Band
    ADP Colonia
    Fine Italian Citrus
    ADP Colonia Essenza

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