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    Hi guys. After a lengthy hospital stay a while back I decided to get involved in some projects with local Wounded Warriors to try to bring a little extra joy to their lives. I found a few of them to be beginner wet shavers, or wet shavers using very basic gear due to lack of funds, so I thought I would put together some packages for a few of them.

    Doing most of this out of my own pocket, I decided it would be better to restore vintage brushes with TGN knots than it would to try and buy several new Rooneys. After having a few of these outstanding young men and their families over for dinner a few times, and letting them look at all of my shave gear, they all seemed to really like the vintage "Barber's Handle" style brushes. So, I set out to find a few to restore.

    The one pictured in this thread is a brush I found in really bad shape at an antique store, and spent a very long time first fixing, and then restoring the handle itself, and then setting the knot. It is an AnchOrset made in Hardright, USA that I chose to set a TGN 24mm Finest XH two band in at a loft height of 50mm. I am a terrible photographer, so you probably can't tell in the pictures, but this brush turned out fantastic, and it's new owner is really enjoying it as we speak.

    I would also like to take this opportunity to thank B&B's very own hig789 for donating a brush handle to this cause out of the kindness of his own heart. These "Barber's Handle" style brushes/handles have proven difficult for me to come by in decent shape, and when I contacted him to ask if he knew of anybody who might have some for sale, he pulled a very nice Century #4 brush handle off of an eBay auction and insisted on donating it. Look for a write up on that brush soon!

    I will be putting together more brushes and some restored straights, and DE razors as well as entire shave kits including soaps, creams, balms, etc.., as I get them together, and if y'all are interested I will post pics of the completed kits. Also, I would like to say thanks to B&B for all of it's members and vendors for all of the help, knowledge, and generosity provided here. It makes doing things like this a lot easier when you need a question answered. Now for the good part.....Pics!!!!


    Pre-Bloom



    Pre-Bloom



    Post-Bloom shot after I test lathered it the first time....

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    Fantastic idea, I wish you the best of luck. Might it be an idea to ask if TGN will do a discount as these brushes are going to a good cause?
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    Great idea!

    Do you have any "before" pics of this brush?
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    That brush looks amazing. Nice job on the restore. I can't wait to see what you do with the Century.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willwhatyoudo View Post
    Great idea!

    Do you have any "before" pics of this brush?
    I will look and see if I have some before pics that I can post up.

    Thanks for the compliments guys. Look for more restores in the future.
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    Thank-you for helping our wounded!
    God loves you so much, that he made you read this, just to let you know.

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    Fantastic restore, great cause too.

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