03-04-2017, 06:11 PM
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I had two of the 27/50mm Epsilon 2-band brushes.  Great knot in a mediocre handle.  Last year I sent one of them to Doug Korn, who transplanted the knot into one of his D7 handles.  I wrote about that brush here:


I've been using my Epsilon D7, and it turned out so well that I decided to have my other Epsilon upgraded to a custom handle from Doug.  This time I asked for a tall, slender, barbershop style handle in Doug's grain ivory.  I asked Doug to set the loft at 50-52mm, and it came in at 51mm.  As expected, Doug delivered a beauty.  The first two pictures are from Doug, because they show the grain ivory well.

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This handle is 75mm tall, making it my tallest handle.  I face lather exclusively.  Despite the length of this handle, it fits nicely in the hand with a high grip and works quite well for face lathering.  I've always felt that while a stubby handle is not ideal for bowl lathering, a tall handle can be used for both bowl and face lathering by changing the grip.  In order to give you a perspective on the height of the brush, here it is next to a Chubby 2 and a Paladin Chief.

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I've used both of my Epsilon transplanted knots on numerous occasions, and neither has shed a single hair.  Any concerns I had about the integrity of the knot being damaged in the transplant process have been satisfied.  My two Epsilon knots now have the quality handle they deserve thanks to Doug.

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 03-04-2017, 07:49 PM
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Very nice.


I love the way he dished out the bottom of the handle. Nice detail. The ivory grain looks fantastic too!

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 03-04-2017, 08:05 PM
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Congratulations on the new beautiful handle, Ricardo! It looks spectacular! Thumbsup

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 03-04-2017, 08:43 PM
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Outstanding. Great brush!

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 03-05-2017, 10:39 AM
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Thank you for your very kind words Ricardo.... Enjoy all your shaves.

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 03-06-2017, 08:03 AM
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Congrats!! Well done Doug!!

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 03-06-2017, 10:50 AM
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One day I will have to get one of these...   Biggrin

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