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    Ummmm......nope.

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    You should have bought it if it had a reasonable price

    That corkscrew looks nice and i'm sure it could have been fixed.

    The brush on the oterhand either filled the hole with some fancy acrilic or make 2 shorter handles from it...that ivory isnt something you come across everyday....

    I imagine the guy who did this had a fine taste for shaving gear and wine....He drank a lot of wine hence the broken handle that needed urgent fixing....had little imagination....and the IQ of a neanderthall...and no apreciation for art.

    ...or we could be witnesing the invention of the first Swiss Army cork-screw brush...shurely a prototype...

    That poor brush....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimab View Post
    Guys, guys, take it easy I certainly can understand the holy rage on somebody's desecrating a shaving brush, and with an ivory handle atop of it. Such atrocity should be criminally punishable
    But... this is not such a case as this is not a shaving brush! It's cork-cleaning brush, designed to remove cork crumbles from the bottle opening before pouring the fist glass. You can see a fine example of such a brush here.
    Must be a vintage thing cause they don't use those anymore for wine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    Must be a vintage thing cause they don't use those anymore for wine.
    I suppose modern corks are much sturdier and don't crumble easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimab View Post
    I suppose modern corks are much sturdier and don't crumble easily.
    At the time wine was often not filtered/screened when going from fermentation to aging or from aging to bottling. Stored flat or cork down the bottom of the cork would have a nice crust of sediment (grape skin fragments, yeast sediment etc.)
    For the cork to be re-used as a stopper the sediment (crud) would need to be removed.

    These would be in the realm of high end wedding gifts or tools of a wine steward (Sommelier) - no doubt stored with his Saber...

    But that is one prime chunk of Ivory...
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