04-23-2013, 04:46 PM
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My photography skills are lacking, but I just felt like sharing my small collection of custom brushes:
[Image: sy8r.jpg]
The brushes on the ends were made by Steve (oscar11), harvesting Muhle v1 knots from existing 23mm and 25mm brushes. The middle brush is by Rudy Vey using a 21mm v2 knot that I ordered direct from Muhle.

What is interesting to me is how different these knots feel. As is well documented, the v2 brush is the softest. The densest brush is actually the 25mm (on the right), and I find this one is closest in feel to badger do to the density and because it has a bit more scrub than the v2 fibers. The stock Muhle 25mm knot has a loft at 62mm, but I had Steve shorten it quite a bit to around 56mm, and the brush is much improved. The 23mm (on the left) is more like "best" than "silvertip". It is the scrubbiest of the three and the fibers feel the coarsest (even though they are theoretically the same as the 25mm). The loft is a bit shorter than the stock Muhle loft.

Eventually I'll probably have to round out the collection with another v2 knot, but I'm satisfied for now. I think I first tried a Muhle synthetic around a year ago and have been very impressed with these brushes, and now they look as good as they perform. My expensive badger brushes have been getting very little use of late.

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 04-23-2013, 04:58 PM
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Excellent set of brushes. Looks great and performs great. What more can you ask. Well ... Biggrin

Enjoy the brushes!

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 04-23-2013, 05:01 PM
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  • beartrap
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I like that 2 toned one from Steve, I think I will start thinking of special knot I'd want in it Wink

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 04-23-2013, 06:41 PM
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Excellent ! all 3 very nice ! enjoy ! Smile

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 04-23-2013, 07:20 PM
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Gorgeous customs, very cool that they are synthetics as well!

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 04-23-2013, 07:20 PM
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Is it possible to purchase V2 Synthetic Fibre knots?

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 04-23-2013, 07:41 PM
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(04-23-2013, 07:20 PM)targa88 Wrote: Is it possible to purchase V2 Synthetic Fibre knots?

Yes, if you email Muhle directly. I believe Rudy Vey also stocks them now as well.

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 04-23-2013, 07:44 PM
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Great looking brushes!

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 04-25-2013, 10:38 AM
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Nice set of brushes enjoy!

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 04-26-2013, 04:30 PM
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Love the middle one. Reminds me of beloved Vie Long. Great Handle.

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 11-10-2013, 03:59 PM
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Received a new Rudy Vey brush, so I thought I'd update this thread.
[Image: 5if3.jpg]
The handle is mainly faux ivory with a base of faux briar, and the knot is a 25mm Muhle v2 set at around 53-54mm.

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 11-10-2013, 04:29 PM
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That is lovely Aaron. Rudy is doing some fine work utilizing these Mühle synthetic knots. I believe that he will be working on my second one next weekend. Great idea to utilize a combination of materials. Thumbup

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 11-10-2013, 04:37 PM
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(11-10-2013, 03:59 PM)Aaron622 Wrote: Received a new Rudy Vey brush, so I thought I'd update this thread.
[Image: 5if3.jpg]
The handle is mainly faux ivory with a base of faux briar, and the knot is a 25mm Muhle v2 set at around 53-54mm.

Excellent! Enjoy your new RV brush!

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 11-10-2013, 04:44 PM
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The one on the right by oscar11 is beautiful.

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 11-10-2013, 08:52 PM
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Congratulations on the new brush, Aaron! Smile

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 11-19-2013, 03:48 PM
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Nice to see that the synthetics knots are being built/used by the custom brush makers. Should make a lot more choice for people.

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 11-19-2013, 05:07 PM
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(04-23-2013, 04:46 PM)Aaron622 Wrote: [Image: sy8r.jpg]
The brushes on the ends were made by Steve (oscar11), harvesting Muhle v1 knots from existing 23mm and 25mm brushes. The middle brush is by Rudy Vey using a 21mm v2 knot that I ordered direct from Muhle.

Wonderful custom trio of Synth brushes, congratulations!

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