12-14-2013, 12:59 PM
#1
User Info
I believe Gary started one of his restoration threads this way... So I borrowed the headliner... Biggrin

I have a few WSP brushes and I am generally very happy with them. One of them is a Stubby 2 Band. This was a prototype before the first production run came out. 26/53mm knot. Nice and dense with very soft tips. It came in a faux horn handle.

[Image: nFMLLxU.jpg]

After a few months of use I realized that the knot was coming loose and one day it happened...

[Image: Knu80os.jpg]

[Image: YYn8rPa.jpg]

In the pictures you can see that the epoxy was not equally distributed and hence eventually the knot separated form the handle. I could ave contacted Lee and I am sure he would have reset it for me or I could have done it myself -maybe Cool

But I realized that I really did not like that handle that much and I could now use the opportunity to get a different one. I am very fond of the SEVEN handles (M7, E7, R7,L7...) and have quite a few. Since I had sold my previous R7 in Jade I asked Rudy to make me another one in "Dark Knight" material...

And here it is ... still with Rudy for engraving.

[Image: DQobyWu.jpg]

31 1,554
Reply
 12-14-2013, 01:03 PM
#2
User Info
(12-14-2013, 12:59 PM)German Wrote: I believe Gary started one of his restoration threads this way... So I borrowed the headliner... Biggrin

I have a few WSP brushes and I am generally very happy with them. One of them is a Stubby 2 Band. This was a prototype before the first production run came out. 26/53mm knot. Nice and dense with very soft tips. It came in a faux horn handle.

[Image: nFMLLxU.jpg]

After a few months of use I realized that the knot was coming loose and one day it happened...

[Image: Knu80os.jpg]

[Image: YYn8rPa.jpg]

In the pictures you can see that the epoxy was not equally distributed and hence eventually the knot separated form the handle. I could ave contacted Lee and I am sure he would have reset it for me or I could have done it myself -maybe Cool

But I realized that I really did not like that handle that much and I could now use the opportunity to get a different one. I am very fond of the SEVEN handles (M7, E7, R7,L7...) and have quite a few. Since I had sold my previous R7 in Jade I asked Rudy to make me another one in "Dark Knight" material...

And here it is ... still with Rudy for engraving.

[Image: DQobyWu.jpg]

Enhanced indeed! I like the looks of that one!

Well done by Rudy!

1 2,827
Reply
 12-14-2013, 02:24 PM
#3
  • Johnny
  • Super Moderator
  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
User Info
That looks very nice. Quite the improvement if you ask me.

173 23,486
Reply
 12-14-2013, 04:12 PM
#4
User Info
Great looking brush and those are indeed fantastic knots! Smile

75 20,883
Reply
 12-14-2013, 06:32 PM
#5
  • ben74
  • Administrator
  • Perth, Australia
User Info
Beautiful brush, enjoy!

91 17,795
Reply
 12-14-2013, 07:50 PM
#6
User Info
The most UNDER RATED knot in the business! Excellent handle choice my friend!

64 796
Reply
 12-20-2013, 08:07 AM
#7
User Info
The Dark Knight in its full beauty!
Clearly a much more suitable handle choice than the original and great work by Rudy Vey!

[Image: e6xdPjh.jpg]

[Image: wcQ7wd8.jpg]

31 1,554
Reply
 12-20-2013, 08:13 AM
#8
User Info
(12-20-2013, 08:07 AM)German Wrote: The Dark Knight in its full beauty!
Clearly a much more suitable handle choice than the original and great work by Rudy Vey!

[Image: e6xdPjh.jpg]

[Image: wcQ7wd8.jpg]

Excellent!

1 2,827
Reply
 12-20-2013, 09:07 AM
#9
  • Johnny
  • Super Moderator
  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
User Info
That looks very nice.

173 23,486
Reply
 01-25-2014, 02:26 PM
#10
  • Sully
  • Moderator Emeritus
  • Cedar Park, Texas
User Info
Great looking brush. It almost looks like wood grain in some of the pictures.

7 1,016
Reply
 01-29-2014, 06:37 AM
#11
User Info
Nice job by Rudy. Do you have a shot of the engraving on the handle?

0 759
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)