05-01-2015, 08:22 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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I have/had this Plisson Pure Black Badger brush (pictured on the far right in this picture) that was way to scritchy for me.  I could not afford a new Plisson so I turned to one of our Artisans, VFerdman to do a re-knot using the badger of his choice.  I believe he calls this TGN Manchurian if I'm not mistaken.  Whatever it is called I don't care, the brush turned out great.  It went from a 20mm knot, 52mm loft, to a 23mm knot with a 50mm loft.  If you need a brush freshened up, contact Vladimir.

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 05-01-2015, 09:07 AM
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Congratulations, Johnny, and I don't know how you used that Pure Badger knot for so long! Biggrin

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 05-01-2015, 09:07 AM
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Looks great Johnny, I've always liked that plisson handle


Eric

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 05-01-2015, 09:31 AM
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Vladimir did a great job for you Johnny.

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 05-01-2015, 09:40 AM
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Glad to see Vladimir is still busy giving gentleman his great work. I have quite a few of his brushes and fortunately, he is my go to for wood turned handles. Johnny, I love the Plisson handle color. Let us know how you like the knot please! Congrats

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 05-01-2015, 09:55 AM
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  • Rufus
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How timely; I've a VL horsehair brush which just doesn't do it for me, but I love the handle so I was thinking of having it re-knotted with badger.  Johnny, your brush looks outstanding especially now that the metal ring is gone; I particularly like the colour.  I'll be in touch with Vladmir.

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 05-01-2015, 10:23 AM
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  • Thug
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Looks very nice.

Did Vladimir remove the Plisson branding or is it just the way he's photographed the brush?

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 05-01-2015, 10:40 AM
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  • jamesrobson5
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Great looking brush Johnny!  Vladimir dose great work. Enjoy!

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 05-01-2015, 02:21 PM
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+1,    I love that knot, by the looks of it!

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 05-01-2015, 08:25 PM
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  • Johnny
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(05-01-2015, 10:23 AM)Thug Wrote: Looks very nice.

Did Vladimir remove the Plisson branding or is it just the way he's photographed the brush?

The branding was removed.

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 05-01-2015, 09:20 PM
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  • Entasis
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Thumbup  Your brush came out quite well. Congratulations to both you and Vladimir (I have one of his artisan brushes that I thoroughly enjoy).

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 05-02-2015, 12:40 AM
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  • ben74
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Well done Vladimir! Congratulations Johnny!

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 05-02-2015, 01:43 AM
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Very nice! ! Great looks now!

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 05-04-2015, 05:32 AM
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  • Balj86
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That looks amazing! Enjoy it, I actually get in touch with him soon. I have a brush myself which needs to be updated. 

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 05-04-2015, 05:54 AM
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Way to turn a sow's ear into a silk purse! Bravo.  Thumbsup

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 05-04-2015, 06:14 AM
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  • vferdman
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  • Western Massachusetts
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Just saw this thread and am very happy that Johnny likes his re-knotted brush. Let me clear up some questions.

The knot is TGN's High Mountain White (HMW) and is a pricey knot. Way pricier than the two band. It is a much higher quality knot and has a unique feel to it. It is also very dense.

The Plisson branding (decals) came off in an unfortunate accident. They just did not stand up to the masking tape Smile I have contacted Plisson't customer support and they have responded by asking for my mailing address. I hope that means they are sending decals to me to re-apply to the brush. If they do I will be sure to forward those to Johnny. In all honesty, this is no longer a Plisson brush. The knot and the brass ring are gone, the handle has been filled withe some ballast and the whole brush feels different than the original. So as unfortunate and unintentional as the decal loss was, I feel it's somewhat appropriate. If I get the new decals I will be sure to send them to Johnny and if he feels the brush needs to bear the Plisson brand he will apply them.

Thank you all for the kind words about my work. I really enjoy making and restoring brushes. It is a labor of love for me. I am very happy to create things that provide pleasure and happiness for the community members.

Cheers!

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Vladimir

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 05-04-2015, 06:16 AM
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Excellent work Vladimir.  Biggrin

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 05-08-2015, 09:15 AM
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  • Rufus
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Thanks to Johnny (supreme enabler) my Vie-Long horsehair brush is now winging its way to Vladimir for a badger re-knot.  I'll post again when it's all over and done.

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 05-08-2015, 10:18 AM
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Vladimir installed a TGN Finest knot in my Grosvenor handle, so if you're sending him the Vie-Long version, expect something really nice in return.

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 05-08-2015, 12:52 PM
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  • Rufus
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(05-08-2015, 10:18 AM)rsp1202 Wrote: QVladimir installed a TGN Finest knot in my Grosvenor handle, so if you're sending him the Vie-Long version, expect something really nice in return.

Ron, how do you find the TGN finest in terms of density, backbone, flow through and scrub?  I'm debating whether to use the finest or the same knot he installed in Johnny's Plisson. I still have time to decide since my VL won't be in Vladimir's hands until late next week.

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