11-04-2012, 06:09 PM
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I contacted Rudy earlier this week about having a brush made, but he had no internet access due to the storm (he lives in NJ). His service was restored on Friday and he replied to my email on Friday. Yesterday (Sat) we finalized what I want, this morning he made the brush and sent me a pic and he is shipping it to me tomorrow. Now THAT's what I call great service!

As you can see, it's a Chubby-type design, with a 30mm x 50 - 52mm 3-band silvertip knot. The 3-band design should give it very soft tips and the short loft should give it a more solid backbone than most 3-bands have. I can't wait to try it out....
   

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 11-04-2012, 06:47 PM
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  • Arcadies
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Very nice! Rudy is a class act, he works very fast and produces top quality product. I have 2 of his brushes, a custom and a B&B 2012 LE and I also have one of his old "overstock" Chubby handles that is now home for a Muhle 23mm ST Fibre.

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 11-04-2012, 06:53 PM
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I really do need to get one of his brushes. He is strictly "commissioned customs" right? I mean, he has non sittin around, he makes what you want?

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 11-04-2012, 06:57 PM
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It's really is beautiful, Rudy is a gentleman!

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 11-04-2012, 07:05 PM
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(11-04-2012, 06:53 PM)J_fro Wrote: I really do need to get one of his brushes. He is strictly "commissioned customs" right? I mean, he has non sittin around, he makes what you want?

Correct, he will occasionally have some overstock handles like I mentioned I used for my Muhle synthetic. These are basically handles he cut for a customer and they changed their mind, he usually sells these for a discount and will also pop a knot in if you want, additional cost of of course. Otherwise he will work very patiently with you and bounce ideas back and forth and send you pics of rod stocks he has depending on descriptions you give about desired colors/etc. He can cut any size/style you want, the limit is pretty much your imagination and wallet.

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 11-04-2012, 07:29 PM
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What is the average price for one of his custom brushes?

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 11-04-2012, 07:48 PM
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(11-04-2012, 07:29 PM)HiFromAfghanist Wrote: What is the average price for one of his custom brushes?

Well the B&B 2012 LE with the TGN knot was $85 and my custom was $80..so if you go resin with a TGN knot 70-90 bucks most likely. Exotic woods and Shavemac knots (yes he will get those if you want) will be much more.

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 11-04-2012, 09:06 PM
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Bob, what a beauty! Boy, is it stocky! What a great face-latherer that is going to make. Enjoy it.

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 11-05-2012, 02:34 AM
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Beautiful brush. Rudy does a very nice job with his brushes.

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 11-05-2012, 08:31 AM
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I have a few Rudy Vey brushes in my rotation and have always enjoyed working with him. Someone should invite him to join the Nook. Cool

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 11-05-2012, 08:57 AM
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Rudy not only does fine work, but he is a true gentleman and easy to work with. I have a couple real ivory handled Shavemac D01 brushes that he made for me, which I treasure.

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 11-05-2012, 09:01 AM
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(11-05-2012, 08:31 AM)bullgoose Wrote: I have a few Rudy Vey brushes in my rotation and have always enjoyed working with him. Someone should invite him to join the Nook. Cool

I have invited him.

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 11-05-2012, 11:35 AM
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I have just ordered a Rudy Vey faux ivory BeeHive D01 3-Band 24mm/48mm Fan brush for Christmas (I persuaded my GF to buy it for me Biggrin - I told her that my brush collection was almost non existing compared to some of the guys in here and that I felt inferior and insecure - and taht I need just ONE BRUSH MORE to complete my collection, which will be complete once I have one brush for each day of the year - 365 brushes Tongue

Rudy Vey here I come Cool

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 11-05-2012, 11:49 AM
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(11-05-2012, 11:35 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: I have just ordered a Rudy Vey faux ivory BeeHive D01 3-Band 24mm/48mm Fan brush for Christmas (I persuaded my GF to buy it for me Biggrin - I told her that my brush collection was almost non existing compared to some of the guys in here and that I felt inferior and insecure - and taht I need just ONE BRUSH MORE to complete my collection, which will be complete once I have one brush for each day of the year - 365 brushes Tongue

Rudy Vey here I come Cool

Oh really? Huh And whose collection is bigger than yours? BiggrinTongue

I think your collection is starting to look like this:
[Image: ?saduie=AG9B_P_lsvL8anKTzvmxZR4PvQx7&att...c7bad6062f]

400 brushes. Tongue

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 11-05-2012, 11:58 AM
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(11-05-2012, 11:49 AM)asharperrazor Wrote:
(11-05-2012, 11:35 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: I have just ordered a Rudy Vey faux ivory BeeHive D01 3-Band 24mm/48mm Fan brush for Christmas (I persuaded my GF to buy it for me Biggrin - I told her that my brush collection was almost non existing compared to some of the guys in here and that I felt inferior and insecure - and taht I need just ONE BRUSH MORE to complete my collection, which will be complete once I have one brush for each day of the year - 365 brushes Tongue

Rudy Vey here I come Cool

Oh really? Huh And whose collection is bigger than yours? BiggrinTongue

I think your collection is starting to look like this:
[Image: ?saduie=AG9B_P_lsvL8anKTzvmxZR4PvQx7&att...c7bad6062f]

400 brushes. Tongue

Well there is Ercan from Turkey, whom I think has over 60 brushes. Then there is Ben, who has a crazy collection - 80-100 brushes I think.
Then a couple of guys from B&B - Vlad, Bruce and Ben also have huge collections - but I'm getting there......slowly but steadily Tongue

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 11-06-2012, 08:58 AM
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If anyone is interested, there is a Rudy Vey CH3 clone in 2-band badger on the Bay right now.

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 11-06-2012, 11:02 AM
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I got dibs on that eBay brush!

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