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(05-12-2018, 10:42 PM)ESBrushmaker Wrote: Hah! That's one skill I've yet to master. Blush
Hi Brad when do you think the brushes will be ready for sale

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#22
How and when will these be available for sale
(05-02-2018, 11:22 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: Hi all,

We've been working with Brad from Brad Sears ShaveWorks over the past few months to design a 2018 DFS LE shaving brush for us. We're very pleased with the brush and hope to have them ready to ship sometime in June, if all goes well. At the bottom of this post are 2 photos of the brush without the imprinting as the imprinting plate is not in yet...1 with a bulb knot, 1 with a fan knot.

The following thoughts were shared by Brad since he knows way more about the brush/design than me:


The DFS handle design by Brad Sears ShaveWorks borrows heavily from the Morris & Forndran/Rooney Style 1 with the addition of the rounded collar borrowed from the M&F/Rooney Alibaba. The design is proprietary to Brad Sears ShaveWorks with license to DFS to use for publicity purposes. This handle design will only be available to DFS members. It will not be offered to the general public.

The DFS 2018 Limited Edition brush will be hand-crafted in col.849/TM Alternative Ivory, a cast polyester resin that exhibits the characteristics of real elephant ivory. This material has been accepted by the Victoria and Albert Museum, The National Trust, and is recommended by Gerrard of Mayfair, Crown Jewelers to the English Royal Family for repairs and replacements of real ivory pieces. The 2018 DFS Edition will be limited to 51 brushes. The first 50 are expected to be offered within the next month. (The 51st will be reserved for the DFS Movember Project—and will likely feature a different handle material.) Stay tuned for more information—including “how to order” instructions!

Each brush will be imprinted with a special DFS 2018 Logo on one side, with the BSSW logo on the other (the imprinting plate is being made as this announcement goes to press.)

All 2018 DFS L.E. brushes will be filled with BSSW’s 2-Band Select Badger hair, which has been hand-tied to Brad’s specifications by a small company in China. Preliminary testing suggests that the Fans work best at 52mm of bristle loft, while the bulbs do better at 54mm. Both are dense knots with white, very soft, “no scritch” tips, good backbone, scrub, and lather release. All knots will be disinfected and shampoo’d before being set.

Each brush will come gift boxed with a special Certificate of Authenticity, complete usage & care instructions, and a written one-year warranty.

The DFS 2018 Limited Edition brushes will be priced at $173.00, which includes USPS Priority Mail shipping with tracking and insurance. (Due to U.S. Fish & Wildlife regulations, these brushes can only be shipped to U.S. and APO/FPO addresses. We regret this inconvenience.)


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Philadelphia, PA
We don't have a firm date yet. Sometime in June, hopefully.

You'll be able to buy the brushes through a link on DFS that'll take you to Brad's site.

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#24
Is there an official number on the handle height? The design is beautiful!
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Philadelphia, PA
(05-13-2018, 03:57 PM)explodyii Wrote: Is there an official number on the handle height?  The design is beautiful!

if I recall correctly, the handle height is 52mm. I'll confirm with Brad as I sent the prototypes back to him.

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#26

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Canada
Being I am from Canada is there a kind soul who could help me with a purchase? PM please if so.

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Edmonton
(05-13-2018, 08:15 PM)Monchoon Wrote: Being I am from Canada is there a kind soul who could help me with a purchase? PM please if so.


I feel the same way, or is there anyone who has experience with using a re-shipper


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Canada
(05-13-2018, 08:15 PM)Monchoon Wrote: Being I am from Canada is there a kind soul who could help me with a purchase? PM please if so.

Where are you located? I could help you out.

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Brushes. I can't stop buying brushes.

BTW have any brushes???
#29
Do we order on this site or go to Brads site?
#30

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Philadelphia, PA
(05-14-2018, 02:54 AM)Shavemd Wrote: Do we order on this site or go to Brads site?

https://damnfineshave.com/thread-2018-df...#pid207195
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