05-15-2014, 12:29 PM
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My Vie-Long Lord Randal handle is in the mail on it's way to see Larry at Whipped Dog! I couldn't take the horse knot that was in there, so after some steaming the knot easily came out. I loved the handle too much to get rid of this brush.

I was going to order a knot and do it myself, but I really don't want to ruin this handle since I've never done a re-knot or restore before. I'll have to get some older handles to practice on.

Larry is going to put a 24mm Silvertip and drill the handle so the loft will be around 48mm. Should be an awesome brush since the handle is "bigger" and has some heft to it along with the scrubby (loft)/soft (silvertip).

The old girl:
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All naked and on her way to Larry:
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Depending on when he gets his knots in, I might have her back as early as late next week.

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 05-15-2014, 02:56 PM
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Pictures when you get the new brush back from WD!

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 05-15-2014, 06:34 PM
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I just got one so what was it you could not take?

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 05-15-2014, 06:41 PM
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Turns out rubbing horse hair on my face makes me want to claw out my eyes! I grew up around horses, but never rubbed my face on them Blush Boar and badger don't do this, but that horse hair did?

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 05-15-2014, 09:05 PM
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(05-15-2014, 02:56 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Pictures when you get the new brush back from WD!

+1

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 05-16-2014, 05:48 AM
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  • refles
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  • New York
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Not to discredit the Vie-Long hair... but the naked handle alone looks really nice!!

can't wait to see pictures of the reknoted handle!

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 05-16-2014, 07:15 AM
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  • vferdman
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If the horse knot came out undamaged and you want to recycle it, PM me. I can probably give it new lease on life.

Great looking handle, BTW. I am sure you will enjoy Larry's work. He is a top notch guy to deal with.

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Vladimir

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 05-16-2014, 07:20 AM
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  • Coyote
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  • Hondo, TX USA
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That is a great looking handle. I look forward to seeing the final version. Larry is great to work with.

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 05-16-2014, 07:43 AM
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The knot is dead, buried somewhere in the land fill.

It came out in multiple pieces. I guess the glue couldn't take the steam? Above when I say the knot came out easily, I'm talking about how easy it was to remove the knot not caring about what happened to it (knot). I was only worried about the handle.

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 05-16-2014, 07:48 AM
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  • vferdman
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(05-16-2014, 07:43 AM)BriDroid Wrote: The knot is dead, buried somewhere in the land fill.

It came out in multiple pieces. I guess the glue couldn't take the steam? Above when I say the knot came out easily, I'm talking about how easy it was to remove the knot not caring about what happened to it (knot). I was only worried about the handle.

I understand. Too bad, I wanted to try a V-L horse knot...

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 05-16-2014, 09:15 AM
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(05-16-2014, 07:48 AM)vferdman Wrote: I understand. Too bad, I wanted to try a V-L horse knot...

It was quite soft. I was really impressed. Out of the box, somewhere between a boar and a nice soft badger. I was using it everyday for a couple weeks, and my eyes itched so bad. I moved it to every other day, and the itching was only on the horse days. I stopped using it and the itching is gone.

It is a shame, that knot would make lather like crazy! If you're interested in them, I would definitely recommend trying one. Very nice, just not for me...

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 05-16-2014, 09:37 AM
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I can see why you'd want to keep the handle. Its Grosvenor heritage will match up well with lots of knot styles.

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 05-21-2014, 11:25 AM
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I got it back from Whipped Dog today. I'm very happy! Larry got everything just how I wanted it. The knot is 24/48 VERY soft and dense.

I did a shampoo and a test lather and it seems like it's going to be a very nice brush!

Fresh from the package:
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After cleaning and test lather - It's still wet in the pics:
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 05-21-2014, 12:06 PM
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  • Balj86
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Nice, enjoy that shaving brush!

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 05-21-2014, 12:49 PM
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Seems like I have been seeing that brush around a bit lately or it just sticks in my head.The handle is a beauty and really stands out from other brushes. Enjoy your new brush with the WD knot. May it last a lifetime of shaves for you !

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 05-21-2014, 02:12 PM
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Very nice result Brian. And 24/48 seems ideal for that knot.

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 05-21-2014, 04:13 PM
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  • Johnny
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That really looks nice Brian and the knot/loft is just right.

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 05-21-2014, 05:50 PM
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  • Giorgio
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Wow, very nice results... Congrats Biggrin!

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 05-22-2014, 10:49 AM
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  • vferdman
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Looks great, enjoy!

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 05-27-2014, 07:04 AM
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As the brush continues to "break in", I've noticed at least half of the bristles are getting that hooked end that is so coveted! It has the "crunch" feel when dry, but is oh so soft when wet!

I'm very happy with this one!

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