12-02-2013, 04:23 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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El Druida (Javier) is a custom brush maker who joined The Shave Nook earlier this year, and is now one of our Artisans. I had been impressed with various examples of his custom work, pictured here on the Nook and on the Spanish forums. I recently placed a custom order with him, and received an impeccably wrapped package today ... I'm very pleased.
The workmanship and finishing is outstanding. The knot is dense, with decent backbone, and very soft tips.

Javier was very easy to work with, and provided prompt responses to my various questions prior to order placement and payment. Once finalized, Javier kept me informed with updates regarding progress, as well as giving me the particulars regarding shipping date, etc.
I plan to order more brushes from him in the future, and recommend his services without hesitation.

Macassar Ebony
Synthetic knot (V 3.0)
24mm X 50mm
Stand & Box

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 12-02-2013, 04:35 PM
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Gorgeous brush Ravi, congratulations! Javier does some amazing work, here is a blue dymonwood brush that he made for me a couple of weeks ago (the knot is high mountain white silvertip):

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 12-02-2013, 05:03 PM
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  • Teiste
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Brilliant brush !

I have said a couple times that one of the most beautiful brushes I have is El Druida Michelle with Olive wood handle with the synthetic knot.Yours is truly another beauty !!

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 12-02-2013, 05:05 PM
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Although I am not a fan of synthetics, that is truly a beautiful brush, Ravi.

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 12-02-2013, 05:10 PM
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  • Agravic
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Thank you, gentlemen.

Teiste, your brush (Michelle in Olivewood) was one of the inspirations that led me to contact Javier. El Druida brushes are truly works of art.

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 12-02-2013, 05:58 PM
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Beautiful brush. It's great to see the custom brushmakers using synthetic knots. Is it a Muhle knot?

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 12-02-2013, 06:17 PM
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  • Andrew
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  • Austin, TX
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Gorgeous brush, Ravi. I would want the most spectacular knot for one of these handles. Does Javier source the knots?


Andrew

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 12-02-2013, 06:20 PM
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  • Agravic
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Thank you, Ricardo and Andrew.

I'm not certain where Javier sourced this particular knot ... I'll have to ask him to elaborate further. I do know he obtains knots from several major manufacturers, depending on the material.

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 12-02-2013, 06:37 PM
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  • beartrap
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  • Southern California
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Not a fan of wood OR synthetic but this brush takes a breath away, gorgeous!

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 12-02-2013, 08:21 PM
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Ravi that brush is fantastic!

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 12-02-2013, 08:42 PM
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Beautiful brush, Ravi! Biggrin

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 12-03-2013, 12:44 AM
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  • Doc
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Very nice brush Ravi.

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 12-03-2013, 04:18 AM
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  • Deuce
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Exceptional presentation

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 12-03-2013, 05:30 AM
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  • Coyote
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  • Hondo, TX USA
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That is one beautiful brush!! Conmgrats!!

Well done Javier!

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 12-03-2013, 12:53 PM
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Thank you all for your comments and compliments.

For me it is a pleasure to submit my brushes across the ocean.

@Reyrascon, you have one of the brush after use and flowered hair?

A big hug, and you enjoy it Ravi.

Greetings.

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 12-03-2013, 01:44 PM
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Javier is not only a master at his craft, but a great person as well. A real pleasure to work with!

I apologize in advance for these terrible pics:
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Here's one with the flash so you can better appreciate the awesome lines:
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 12-04-2013, 01:40 AM
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  • mjemec
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Absolutely beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing it in your SOTD pics, Ravi. Biggrin

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 12-07-2013, 01:24 PM
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Ravi, very very nice!

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 12-07-2013, 01:34 PM
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  • Lando
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This thread inspired me to order a tulip style from Javier in macassar ebony. The brush above is simply beautiful

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