10-14-2016, 06:02 PM
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i have one with a good knot... but i just can't get on with the handle. let's have a look!

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 10-14-2016, 06:26 PM
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This will be a good thread.

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 10-14-2016, 07:03 PM
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Eric, I had the same issue as you are experiencing, so here are the results. Biggrin 

[Image: 3m8w7F.jpg]  [Image: 7FUGv4.jpg]



Doug Korn Faux Briarwood C7   &    Doug Korn Rootbeer Translucent Taca

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 10-14-2016, 07:20 PM
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nice, thank you, celestino! i'm certainly leaning towards a barber style handle, they fit my clumsy hands better...

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 10-14-2016, 07:24 PM
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Three band silvertip in Lapis and 2-band in tortoise. Both 50mm lofted and Rudy Vey did the extracting and turning off the replacement handles. Pk 47 / M7 hybrid with a picture of the inspirations.[Image: zv6cscq.jpg][Image: gQPdrE7.jpg][Image: 89G0hvO.jpg]

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 10-14-2016, 07:31 PM
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Thinking of doing this with my Thater one day...

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 10-14-2016, 08:36 PM
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(10-14-2016, 07:03 PM)celestino Wrote: Eric, I had the same issue as you are experiencing, so here are the results. Biggrin 

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Doug Korn Faux Briarwood C7   &    Doug Korn Rootbeer Translucent Taca

Those are beautiful. That faux briarwood in particular is just plain awesome. But, alas, I heard he can't source that material anymore Sad

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 10-15-2016, 12:48 AM
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(10-14-2016, 07:03 PM)celestino Wrote: Eric, I had the same issue as you are experiencing, so here are the results. Biggrin 

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Doug Korn Faux Briarwood C7   &    Doug Korn Rootbeer Translucent Taca

Beautiful!

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 10-15-2016, 04:00 AM
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I'm watching this thread for the same reasons.  Fantastic knots, sub-par handles.

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 10-15-2016, 05:50 AM
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Great replies and pix. Keep em coming gents.

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 10-15-2016, 01:26 PM
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(10-14-2016, 08:36 PM)NickMach007 Wrote:
(10-14-2016, 07:03 PM)celestino Wrote: Eric, I had the same issue as you are experiencing, so here are the results. Biggrin 
Doug Korn Faux Briarwood C7   &    Doug Korn Rootbeer Translucent Taca

Those are beautiful. That faux briarwood in particular is just plain awesome. But, alas, I heard he can't source that material anymore Sad

That is very unfortunate as these material is one of the most beautiful resins I have ever seen.


(10-15-2016, 12:48 AM)The Gentleman Wrote:
(10-14-2016, 07:03 PM)celestino Wrote: Eric, I had the same issue as you are experiencing, so here are the results. Biggrin 
Doug Korn Faux Briarwood C7   &    Doug Korn Rootbeer Translucent Taca

Beautiful!

Thank you. Shy

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 10-15-2016, 01:30 PM
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In my view the Epsilon has an outstanding knot, with a handle which doesn't match the quality of the knot.  I like the 27mm 2 band knot so much that I had two of the brushes, in ivory and butterscotch.  Both brushes had the 50mm loft.  After trying the brushes I decided the knots were so nice that I could justify a transplant.  I originally wanted a Doug Korn D7 in faux briarwood, like Celestino's.  Unfortunately, Doug can no longer source that material, so I chose his grain ivory instead.  I wrote a thread about this brush here:

 http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=44355

I transplanted the brush from the butterscotch Epsilon, and kept the original 50mm loft.  Here is a picture of the brush taken today.  

[Image: Koigxes.jpg] 

I will transplant the knot from the ivory Epsilon when I decide about a handle style and material.  The good news is that Doug, who casts his own resin, is working on creating his own version of briarwood.

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 10-15-2016, 01:48 PM
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(10-14-2016, 07:03 PM)celestino Wrote: Eric, I had the same issue as you are experiencing, so here are the results. Biggrin 

[Image: 3m8w7F.jpg]  [Image: 7FUGv4.jpg]



Doug Korn Faux Briarwood C7   &    Doug Korn Rootbeer Translucent Taca

That root beer translucent is beautiful!

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 10-15-2016, 05:55 PM
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Love my Doug Korn re-handle Thumbup 

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 10-15-2016, 09:57 PM
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Paul, thank you for your kind words, but Doug did all of the work and I just photo the brush(es). Shy 

Ricardo, good luck with the second transplant and I look forward to seeing what you decide. Also, you must really enjoy backbone because those 50mm Epsilon knots sure has it! Biggrin

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 10-16-2016, 08:21 AM
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(10-15-2016, 01:30 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: In my view the Epsilon has an outstanding knot, with a handle which doesn't match the quality of the knot.  I like the 27mm 2 band knot so much that I had two of the brushes, in ivory and butterscotch.  Both brushes had the 50mm loft.  After trying the brushes I decided the knots were so nice that I could justify a transplant.  I originally wanted a Doug Korn D7 in faux briarwood, like Celestino's.  Unfortunately, Doug can no longer source that material, so I chose his grain ivory instead.  I wrote a thread about this brush here:

 http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=44355

I transplanted the brush from the butterscotch Epsilon, and kept the original 50mm loft.  Here is a picture of the brush taken today.  

[Image: Koigxes.jpg] 

I will transplant the knot from the ivory Epsilon when I decide about a handle style and material.  The good news is that Doug, who casts his own resin, is working on creating his own version of briarwood.

I'd like to get this done at some point, too. I'd likely maintain the same lofts at which they're presently set; 2 band at 55, 3 band at 50. These knots work really well at those lofts.

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 10-16-2016, 08:28 AM
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(10-15-2016, 05:55 PM)alfredus Wrote: Love my Doug Korn re-handle Thumbup 

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 10-16-2016, 01:48 PM
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I've been thinking about re-handling my Epsilon for a while and this thread has me ready to pull the trigger.  The knot itself is wonderful.  I have wanted to try the 3 band knots from the premium brushmakers -- Thater and Simpson -- but I can't imagine a nicer 3 band knot than this.

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 10-16-2016, 08:47 PM
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(10-16-2016, 08:28 AM)Joucas Wrote: Why do you keep your stuff in a tree?

That is for his SOTD photos. Shy

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 10-16-2016, 09:10 PM
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(10-16-2016, 08:28 AM)Joucas Wrote:
(10-15-2016, 05:55 PM)alfredus Wrote: Love my Doug Korn re-handle Thumbup 

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[Image: 20161001_SOTDS_zpsxpxhgowo.jpg]

[Image: 20160728_SOTDSVig_zps6bus5rmx.jpg]

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I don't keep them there - they grow on this tree - it is my lucky cure all ADs tree Biggrin Biggrin Biggrin

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