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    Raised as a Navy brat I thought I’d make a shave brush for my dad. He’s long retired and spend 22 years in the Navy but he wasn’t willing to change his shave habit. My brother is also a vet (Captain, Ret. USN ), so I made one for him. I liked how it turned out so I decided to make a series of brushes for all branches of the military.
    I’ll post up the Air Force and Coast Guard as soon as those one are complete.
    Thanks for viewing. And to the vets: Thank you for your service!


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    African Blackwood, Yellow Heart, Brass with Acrylic inlay

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    The base on all of these is a American Holly inlay that provides a white background for the decal. Finished in several coats of CA

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    USMC: Bloodwood, African Blackwood, Aluminum and Yellow Heart Inlay.

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    This one is a banded boars hair knot


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    US Army: Ziricote, Yellow Heart, Brass and Yellow Heart inlay.

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    I went with Ziricote for this one; it looks like camouflage

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    Nice!


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    Very , very nice indeed. These will tug at all that served or that have family members that have.
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    Having Fun Shaving

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    Wow, very nice brushes and a great tribute!

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    Well done. Great gifts for active or retired service guys.
    If you don't care where you are, you are not lost.

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    Those are SWEET. Great job.
    Keep it safe and Cheers,
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    USAF and the Coast Guard:

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    Bloodwood, Dyed American Holly, Yellow Heart w Brass and Acrylic inlay

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    Ash, Yellow Heart and Bloodwood w Brass and Acrylic inlay
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    Added some heft by gluing BBs under inlay at the base.
    Thanks for viewing
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    Very nice work!

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    Absolutely stunning! I have been toying with the same idea but one for our Gideon's and our local camp! You just gave me the incentive to do it!
    German blade snob!

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