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    i happen to find these 3 antique shaving brushes.. they are incredibly huge !!!!
    i am posting the pic along with a $5 bill to show its magnificent size..
    now I don’t know much about their history, so I took them to my local library, where I know one historian. She states these brushes dates back to the times before the Victorian era.
    The brush is heavy, the bristles are very very soft (I used it for shaving !!!!! ) used Trufitt & hill 1805 and lather was fantastic… the handle is all marble… Felt kind of weird to use and navigate as I face lather, but was fun…
    Any more information on these brushes will be greatly appreciated…
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    Is that horse hair?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wimbouman View Post
    Is that horse hair?
    yep

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    For a minute there I thought you had one of the mythical unicorn horn handled brushes.

    Seems quite impractical for actual usage. Anyone know why the handles are so long?

    Are we absolutely sure they are shaving brushes? Might they be paint brushes or something else?
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    wow, did i just shave with a paint brush ???? u r right it did seem impractical when face lathering
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    I think those might be fly swatters bud.
    Guessed time is right, most knots were horse but I've seen some cow, and who they belonged to was well off. Only ones I've ever seen were wood handles.
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    This may sound like a complete novice question and to kinda reiterate what TheVez asked ..how do you know they are actually SHAVING brushes and not for something else?
    They do seem very unpractical to use unless your bowl is somewhere along the lines of a tennis ball can.

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    Looks cool!

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    camel whips?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdrross View Post
    They do seem very unpractical to use unless your bowl is somewhere along the lines of a tennis ball can.
    Nice, I really laughed when I read that.
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    Interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo71665 View Post
    I think those might be fly swatters bud.
    +1
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    I think those are calligraphy brushes. Take a look here.

    http://www.jamiesinz.com/2009/06/sha...tique-streets/

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTJR99 View Post
    I think those are calligraphy brushes.
    I see the pic, but what the heck, man. Is that for writing calligraphy on the side of buildings?

    *Edit*
    That made me think of this:
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    I think those are for those big Japanese calligraphy posters/ framed art, like this:

    http://youtu.be/0HrDvgd71-o

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    OK, that makes a bit more sense, thanks!
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    .....they might be turkish neck brushes....... the brushes that barbers use to clean off your neck after a haircut....
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    wow, so many suggestions !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo71665 View Post
    I think those might be fly swatters bud.
    Another +1 here.

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    Scholars maintain that uses for those brushes were lost hundreds of year ago.
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