05-13-2014, 07:43 PM
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Continuing the thinning, here is a custom Rudy Vey Tulip 3, made with a handle of rare, ancient kauri wood and the wonderful Shavemac D01 2-band knot.

According to Wikipedia:
"Swamp kauri, sometimes marketed as 'ancient kauri,' are prehistoric kauri trees (Agathis australis), buried and preserved in peat up to 50,000 years ago in New Zealand's North Island. Buried under a peat swamp by an unexplained act of nature at the end of the last Ice Age, the trees have survived the centuries underground, sealed in a chemically balanced environment that has preserved the timber in perfect condition.

The trees grew for nearly 2000 years before they were buried. Some have a girth of around 40 feet, and a total height of nearly 200 feet.

A trademark of swamp kauri is deep, shimmering streaks of iridescence, called white bait, found in some of the wilder grain patterns. This particular grain is named after schools of New Zealand whitebait fish that emit a similar pattern when swimming in one direction."

This beautiful brush handle definitely has the swirling white bait pattern, as can be seen in the first picture. It is gorgeous. The brush displays Rudy's typical extraordinary workmanship. And the knot has wonderful backbone and flowthrough, yet it has been broken in adequately by the 20 or so times I have used it so that the hair tips now are soft.

The handle is 55mm tall, and the knot is 25mm/57mm. It can be yours for $205 $195 $185 shipped CONUS. SOLD
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 05-13-2014, 07:47 PM
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  • grantmm
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Wow, this clearance is getting even more serious! I have to heavily consider unsubscribing from the BST to avoid draining the bank account further.

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 05-13-2014, 07:55 PM
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  • Rudy
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Holy ____ that's a nice piece of lumber! Showpiece. Not in, but GLWTS.

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 05-13-2014, 07:59 PM
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Wow! That is a stunning brush, and an impressive knot!

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 05-13-2014, 08:15 PM
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  • tgutc
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Fantastic.

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 05-13-2014, 08:18 PM
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VERY NICE! Who knew??

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 05-15-2014, 08:50 AM
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Price reduced to $195 shipped.

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 05-17-2014, 07:53 PM
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Final price reduction to $185.

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 05-22-2014, 09:21 AM
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Sold. Thanks to TSN and to the buyer.

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