#241

Elite Razor
Roswell, GA
Just listed - These three brushes are excellent specimens and are now available at www.eliterazor.com.

Bois de Rose (28mm)

Bois de Rose wood is a sought-after and prized hardwood that is only found on the African island of Madagascar.  Bois de Rose is French for “rosewood” and it is in the true rosewood genus Dalbergia.  The heartwood color is a vibrant magenta or reddish purple, sometimes with darker violet-black streaks.  The overall color tend to darken with age to a deep purple to nearly black.  The wood is strong and heavy and is used extensively by luthiers for  the building of  high-end guitars.

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Teak Burl (24mm)

Teak burl grows in Burma, Thailand and India.  Most Teak is a rich, golden brown in color, but also may vary from rich brown to a deep, chocolate brown with dark, almost black, markings. The grain may be either straight or wavy, with conspicuous growth rings.  Teak most often is used in ship building and decking. Since it is acid resistant, it is used in laboratories as bench tops and chemical vats. It is also used in furniture and cabinet making and in garden furniture.

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Desert Ironwood (28mm)

Desert Ironwood only grows in the washes and valleys of the Sonoran Desert below the 2,500 foot elevation.   Desert Ironwood is very hard and dense. It actually sinks in water.  Tradition has it that carvings made from the Desert Ironwood bring good fortune and long life.  Desert Ironwood reaches maturity at 2000 years, more or less.  It was originally used by the Seri Native Americans of Mexico for tool handles.  Today the Seri Indians make carvings of desert plants and animals from the ironwood. Desert Ironwood was the original choice of material for the grips of the Colt .45 handgun.

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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#242

Elite Razor
Roswell, GA
I had time to finish up one more brush this afternoon.  This brush has been listed and is available on my site.

Arizona Jade (26mm)

Arizona Jade, also known as Jadeite is found in areas from the southwest up to Montana.  Jade stone is very hard and was shaped into tools by Neolithic people.  The Aztecs, Mayas and other North American peoples of Mexico and Central America carved Jadeite for use as ornaments, amulets and badges of rank.

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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#243

Elite Razor
Roswell, GA
I finished a couple of new brushes over the weekend and they have been listed and are available on my site.

Wild Horse Jasper (24mm)

Wild Horse Jasper is associated with the birthstone month of January. Wild Horse Jasper is named for the location where it is mined, at the Wild Horse Canyon in Oregon. It belongs to the family of quartz. The name is Greek in origin, meaning “spotted or speckled stone” and Jasper was a favorite gemstone of ancient times and can be traced back to Greek, Hebrew, Persian, Latin, and Assyrian literature. In mythology, Jasper is said to have powers to keep evil and fatal insect or reptile bites at bay. This particularly handsome Wild Horse Jasper stone is prized for its’ crimson and jet black veins.

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Blue and Orange Resin (26mm)

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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