02-19-2016, 04:49 PM
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Well, Mr. Vey did it again! I sent him the first brush that I ever bought and asked him to duplicate it in a bigger version and transplant the TGN Silvertip knot.

I also finally gave in to my Shavemac 2-band dream and Rudy created a Rover style brush in buffalo horn (inspired by a brush from another forum that looked good in a photo and looks even better in person). I used it for the first time this morning, and it did not disappoint. I noticed that it didn't pick up the CRSW soap quite as easily as the older TGN knots, but I imagine that will change as it continues to break in.

A few photos. The old and new handles, two of the replacement and new Rover, and a group shot with a Chubby with a TGN Silvertip that I bought from Rudy around a year ago. Having sold off my other brushes, I'm 100 percent Rudy Vey now (except for a Whipped Dog synthetic that I only use for travel, so that doesn't really count... right?)

Rudy is an artist and a very patient man!

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 02-19-2016, 05:23 PM
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Very nice!  Rudy is the master craftsman.  Have one in the works myself, can't wait!

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 02-19-2016, 05:41 PM
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I'd like to get one by Rudy also.

I like the one with a white handle.

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 02-19-2016, 07:13 PM
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Beautiful brushes! Enjoy!

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 02-19-2016, 07:26 PM
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Beautiful pair of brushes.  Rudy is truly a master on the lathe.

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 02-19-2016, 07:30 PM
  • refles
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Masterful work by Rudy! Very cool design on the brush next to the truly unmistakeable Rover handle..enjoy!

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 02-19-2016, 08:25 PM
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Rudy is the man. Lovely brushes. Enjoy.
BTW, yes the shavemac knot will get better with use. The 5th lather is the one.

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 02-23-2016, 05:34 PM
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Thank you all very much. I am enjoying the two new ones a lot. While very different in shape, all three feel terrific in my hand (just not at the same time Rolleyes ).

@duck creek, that one is a white zebra with a TGN Silvertip knot.

@refles, that one is a faux briar that is a larger version of a handle that I bought from TGN (along with the Silvertip knot that Rudy transplanted) back when I was just starting out on this wet shaving journey.

@lloydrm, I used the Rover for the fourth time this morning and I'm already feeling a difference. One thing I did differently was to not shake as much of the water out of it (as I do with the TGN knots in the other two handles) before going to the CRSW soap. I was rewarded by a great lather. I think I'm in love.

BTW, I think they all look a lot better in person!

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 02-24-2016, 06:21 AM
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Sweet!! Two great brushes!!


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