08-02-2013, 06:57 AM
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Hi everyone -


I just recently had these two brushes custom made. I wanted a "Chubby" style and an "Eagle" style and this hobbyist made some great handles. He had TGN silvertips and finests in stock to make a complete brush, but I wanted to try the TGN Finest fan knots.


They are both 24mm knots, set at a 48-50mm loft. I set them myself last night and tried out the Eagle this morning (check my SOTD for today to see the Eagle post-bloom).


They are great looking and very well polished. The yellow in the Chubby handle has a great pearlescent shininess to it that's pretty striking. He had a range of stocks and was willing to tackle any handle style I was interested in (I specifically wanted the Eagle style so I sent him some pictures from various vendors to compare).


I would highly recommend him for a custom handle. The catch is that he is only available through Badger & Blade. I know that some members here might prefer to go through a Shave Nook-endorsed hobbyist, but my feeling (as it always is) is that great work is great work. I am very happy with these.

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 08-02-2013, 07:05 AM
  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Nice brushes ... the finish on the handles appears to be very nice! Smile

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 08-02-2013, 07:06 AM
  • TonyN
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  • Lawrenceville, GA US
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Really nice Josh! Enjoy them.

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 08-02-2013, 07:08 AM
  • Grumpy
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  • DisneyLand
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Really Nice Brushes.

Badger and What?

I really like Bangers and Mash.

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 08-02-2013, 01:27 PM
  • pc4406
  • Vintage Shearer
  • San Francisco
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I think that those are really nice. I've looked at some of the other handles that he has turned and think I may have to add them. Nice score. I especially like the Eagle.

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 08-02-2013, 07:01 PM
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Josh, those are some very nice brushes! Biggrin

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 08-02-2013, 07:11 PM
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Those are great looking brushes indeed.

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 08-02-2013, 08:51 PM
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I love the "eagle" it is beautiful!

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 08-02-2013, 11:57 PM
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Nice brushes! I don't need to see the post bloom of the TGN Finest Fan because I know it well. It's one of my favorite knots. It's simply superb.

From the material of the handle with the golden irredescence I would have though you meant Oscar11. Obviously someone has discovered what he's using since he's a member here.

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