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  • Started 5 years ago by chiefbroom
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    I'm a member of an online community (badgerandblade.com) primarily focused on traditional wet shaving.
    A little over a year ago a friend there put me on to an eBay listing for a shaving brush with a Sterling silver handle fashioned in the image of a Plains Indian Chief. A few weeks back I accidentally came across the tobacco jar shown in the photos below. I paid way too much for it, but even my wife agreed I didn't have a choice. The two were destined to be together.

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    I really like that! Exceptional find! Thanks for sharing it.

    RLTW!
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    I agree with your wife.

    You just absolutely had to buy it.

    Nearly perfect match.

    Congrats.

    Allan
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    Holy crap......awesomeness!!!

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    Would've been wrong not to buy it. Nice!

    Enjoying my days on earth.

    Tim
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    Thanks. The brush has horse-hair knot. Never crossed my mind to use it. I did give a little thought to possibly restoring it, but it would have to be opened up by a silversmith, and the knot-size it would take (about 16mm) is quite a bit smaller than I generally prefer (24-25mm). So I more or less regard myself as a trustee.

    But the jar I will definitely use!

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    Very cool pair. You did well, sir.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    Very cool, congrats.

    - Jason
    "Lost in thought and lost in time... While the seeds of life and the seeds of change were planted... Outside the rain fell dark and slow... While I pondered on this dangerous but irresistible pastime..."
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    Is it sterling or pewter?

    Larry

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    Is it sterling or pewter?

    Brush handle is solid Sterling silver; the jar lid is silver plated.

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    Both are very cool. Great find.

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    Very good find! Or Possibly Eriee! Either way they are really cool.

    John
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    Very cool

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    That is a great purchase. Nice !!!

    Blessings, Rob "Hotshot" Gardner
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    Native Americans and tobacco -- can't have a better match than that!

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    Wow, those are beautiful!

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    Way cool one lucky guy and chalk one for your wife. I agree with her. They are awesome together

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    Wow what amazing luck. Personally I find them hideous but I'd still love to have them on my desk!

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