Identify this Snauwaert

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  1. Rorsach

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    Right, found something cool and Belgian (an oxymoron if there ever was one ;))

    As far as i can see, it's a Snauwaert Mikael Pernfors (judging from the mold), but i've never seen that paintjob.

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    Anyone have some extra info?
     
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  2. plasma

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    haha, too funny, yes, looks indeed to be the same mold as the Pernfors, do you have a snauwy perfors to double check? Please keep and trace that stencil, its amazing...seen the small one that usually appears at the top of the hoop but not this chunky one!!! thanks!
     
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  3. ericsson

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    That's the Snauwaert Anniversary.
     
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  4. Virginia

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    Good to see you here, ericsson - this forum wouldn't be complete without you! I remember a long time ago, you gave me some advice on the Donnay Academy Pro, which I was thinking of buying. That was right when I first starting serious collecting. What was then half a dozen frames has grown to over 300!

    Some time ago, I started a thread asking if anyone knew anything about the Snauwaert Meso Superlight, but had no takers.

    Since then, I've bought a Brian Gottfried Graphite Mid and the molds are identical. The graphics are identical too, except for the colorways.

    They're both wood composites, but whereas the Meso is a fibre wood composite, the Gottfried is a graphite wood composite. I wonder if there are any other Snauwaerts with the same mold.

    These Snauwaerts are really beautiful, but then, ALL wood composites are - they have to be my favourite frames.
     
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  5. ericsson

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    Thanks for the nice words Virginia! and yes both Donnay and Snauwaert were amazing companies with outstanding quality control, especially those early woods which some of them were "top" handmade, real craftmanship, where is the time...
     
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