Wild West Brushworks

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Sara-s, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. ajc347

    ajc347 Well-Known Member

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    These brushes have arrived from Derek over the course of the last week and I have to say that they are amazingly well made brushes for an extremely reasonable price.

    The 24mm Cashmere knot works very well in each brush and the short 50mm loft coupled with either the absence of a glue bump or a very small one gives a very solid backbone.

    The tips are as soft as any high end badger brush I’ve used and the brushes are easily on a par with the best Shavemacs, Rooneys, Simpsons and M&F brushes I used to own.


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  2. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    And downright beautiful.
     
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  3. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very nice brushes...
     
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  4. Nicked

    Nicked Well-Known Member

    Bit of a gear junkie...I have more Derek's/WWBW in my collection than other makers, he turns out some cool stuff for sure.
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  5. Linuxguile

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    This one should be here Friday:
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  6. ajc347

    ajc347 Well-Known Member

    My newest brush from Derek. :)

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  7. Linuxguile

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    Just ordered another one from Wild West Brushworks
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  8. Linuxguile

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    SOTD NOvember 23rd
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    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Rex Ambassador
    Derby Premium (3)
    Wild West Brushworks "Talleyrand" (24mm, Frigate Class)
    Catie's Bubbles '95 Liquid Labels
    Barbasol Pacific Rush ASB

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  9. Linuxguile

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    The Invasion has arrived. Looks even better in person!
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  10. Linuxguile

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    SOTD NOvember 28th
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    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    PAL Adjustable
    Vintage Schick Super Stainless
    Wild West Brushworks "Invasion" (24mm, Frigate Class)
    Stirling Iced Pineapple soap and AS
     
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  11. Nicked

    Nicked Well-Known Member

    SOTC WWBW, Mail call today and with 4th tie broken for best represented in my collection.
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  12. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    One of these days I'll have to get a handle with the new medallion.
     
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  13. Somnos

    Somnos Active Member

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    I am lucky enough to own two of his brushes...24 mm Boss - Kingston and 26mm Tuxedo - Elway...great brushes and great guy!!
     
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  14. Nicked

    Nicked Well-Known Member

    Well...Had an idea in the back of my mind, discussed with Derek and decided the project warranted doing to be a crowning piece to my WWBW collection, the first upside down block party handle with a TDR Knot, and my only with the Cactus coin.
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  15. Linuxguile

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    Got this beautiful Jungle Ebonite handle coming from Wild West Brushworks. Going to put a Maggard 26mm mixed 70:30 Badger/Boar knot in it. Went with the cactus coin.
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  16. ajc347

    ajc347 Well-Known Member

    I’ve tried to capture the contrast of the colours in one of the Wild West brushes I own in the two pictures below.

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    Derek has masterfully combined a pearlescent purple with a pearlescent White which has a blue tinge when turned towards the light.

    It’s very subtle but completely pops when the light is right and is very difficult to easily capture in a photo.

    It’s another example of the great work Derek produces.


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  17. KUSTOM

    KUSTOM Active Member

    This one is speaking to me. Really cool!
     
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  18. Linuxguile

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    My Wild West Brushworks Jungle Ebonite handle arrived and I wasted no time setting the 26mm Maggard mixed knot in it.

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    It's really hard to capture the grain of the stone in the photo but it's amazing!

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  19. Linuxguile

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    I also pulled the 24mm Timberwolf knot from my Talleyrand handle and replaced it with a 26mm. I also figured out why the 24mm knots feel so small. Derek really drills the socket deep in his handles. Both measured 20mm deep. I added two quarters as spacers in the handle to get the loft that I wanted.

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