• Guest
    As per our long standing policy of not permitting medical advice on the forum - all threads concerning the Coronavirus will be locked.
    For more info on the coronavirus please see the link below:
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html

Recent content by hig789

  1. hig789

    Vintage Horn Simpson

    Thanks everyone. After a good soak in neatsfoot oil and a little 3k wet sanding. Shampooed the knot and this sucker is dense. Pretty much identical to the chubby I had before.
  2. hig789

    Vintage Horn Simpson

    I might possibly have some flax seed oil, I'll have to look around. I'll def research it though. Thank you for the suggestion.
  3. hig789

    Vintage Horn Simpson

    No prob man. It did sound like that as I wrote it. It's what I've always seen recommended for preserving horn.
  4. hig789

    Vintage Horn Simpson

    I've always used neatsfoot oil on horn scales, conditioning and preserving and have always had excellent results. It is rendered from cow bones so I don't see how it could hurt another product that came from the same animal. I don't have any of the other products you mentioned, which in sure...
  5. hig789

    Vintage Horn Simpson

    It won't get submerged in oil. Wipe it on thick and wipe more on as it absorbs.
  6. hig789

    Vintage Horn Simpson

    Thanks for the replies. The knot seems to be in good condition. But I am going to soak it later on. Either way, whether it gets sanded or not, the handle needs a good soak in neatsfoot oil to rehydrate it before it starts cracking. It was pretty dried out, that was just a quick wipe and it...
  7. hig789

    Vintage Horn Simpson

    Got this in the mail today. From what I can make out after a quick wipe with neatsfoot oil is that it's a vintage horn handled Simpson 10 Best Badger. The horn was really dried out so its hard to make out the writing. But if you hold it in the right light you can see it. There's only one corner...
  8. hig789

    Escher/Thuringian love. show of your rocks

    Been a while since I posted here but I figured I'd share this. Bought this 5 x 2.5 "Escher" the other day and just got around to lapping it. The box is in terrible condition but you can see where the Escher label I assume was at at one time. The stone looks like it was used very little if it...
  9. hig789

    How many shave brushes do you own?

    Far too many.
  10. hig789

    Calling all VINTAGE SIMPSONS - Hear Ye Hear Ye

    Got this X2L the other day. Sadly someone marked up the bottom of the grip pretty good but I think it adds to the character.
  11. hig789

    Your Rooney collection

    Vintage Pewter Rooney. Excellent condition best badger knot. Only shed one hair during cleaning. Love the weight of it. The light box lights don't do this handle justice. They just make the black staining stand out more. Much less obvious in person.
  12. hig789

    Victorian urn-shaped restore, 12mm knot

    Please post the response from them. I might go this route too if it works out.
  13. hig789

    Vintage French Horn Brush? Plisson Made?

    Thanks everyone. Going to try and use it tonight. Yeah I agree. I didn't really need it and don't really even use it for anything but I couldn't resist buying it.
  14. hig789

    Escher/Thuringian love. show of your rocks

    New ones. A 5" x 1" x 1" and a 8.25" x 1.75" x 3/4"
  15. hig789

    Vintage French Horn Brush? Plisson Made?

    Got this in the mail today. The top portion is horn and the bottoms is some sort of plastic. It is marked Isinis Pur Blaireau. Didn't know if this was a independent manufacturer or if it was relabeled for resale. I haven't used it yet, just lathered it a few times. It was unused when I got it...
Top