The purpose of this thread is to serve as a place for friends of Dark Holler Design Works and Paladin Shaving to drop in and shoot the breeze about anything and everything within bounds of the Badger & Blade Terms of Usage. It doesn't matter whether you own a Paladin shaving brush or intend ever to own one, as long as you're not here to 2) disparage us, our products, or how we go about making and offering them, 2) disparage anyone else, or 3) promote someone else's products. I wouldn't trade what I'm doing right now for anything, but I miss the sense of engagement and camaraderie I had on B&B before pinning on a Vendor badge. The fact is, I've never been comfortable being labeled as a "vendor". In my mind, there's a significant distinction between product vendors and a makers. But I respect and appreciate the rules that apply to vendors and makers alike on B&B. They exist for good reasons. That said, those rules unavoidably inhibit free-wheeling, even if good-natured, discussion between vendors and other members of the B&B community. It's my hope that maybe we can have some of that here. We'll see!