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    Default Custom Shave Brush Vendors??

    I have recently gotten into wet-shaving over the last two years, and slowly my girlfriend has begun stealing my brush and soaps to shave her legs. I would like to have a custom brush made for her. I was curious if anyone out there is capable of turning a blank into the dimensions I have in mind with my scrounging around for the raw materials? I wish I had the equipment to attempt this, but sadly I do not; and would love to make this a great Christmas present.

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    Welcome,,,there are many members here who can make a brush for you; look in the Vendors section, the Classified section & also the Brushmaker's Alcove.

    You can PM a member that has a style that interests you.

    Enjoy the journey.
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    Rudy Vey (Ultimate Pen Designs - Home) and Bob Quinn (Elite Razor) are highly regarded custom brush makers. Either one can make an outstanding brush to your specifications.

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    There are some beautiful, albeit pricey brushes here.

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    Thumbs up Kim Son Craft

    Can not forget to be mentioned the vietnamer artisan Kim Son.
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    This place can truly turn out some beautiful horn in all types. Also their 1911 grips are the best horn I've ever seen.

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    Ok lads and ladettes been looking to purchase my second and most likely last brush ( no BAD issues here )
    Wanting it to be all natural materials, Bill was my number 1 choice but most unfortunately that is now an impossibility,
    With issues of getting horn brush with Ivory, I am going with a shell and horn item,
    so now I am seriously looking at getting one of the Kim Son premium black horn brushes with the abalone strip and base inlays as below,
    Now my real question is has anyone actually bought one of these?
    If so would you recommend them,
    is the quality the handle up to it
    Also are the silver tip knots supplied any good?

    Tossing up between trying the silver tip that comes with it or getting a handle then adding a 26mm TGN high mountain white to the handle.
    As I really like the black horn with the shell inlays very much.
    My other option is to either get a similar made elsewhere by one of the locals on her or just making my own the hard way.

    Any help appreciated.

    Abalone Lines on Round Black Genuine Cow Horn Shaving Brush (21, 24, 28 mm badger hair) [Custom-Shaving-Brush-001] - $80.00 : Handmade product made of : Buffalo Horn - Bone - Mother Of Pearl, KIMSON Handicraft - Handmade natural product : Handgun gri

    http://www.handicraft-vn.com/shop/bm...ge.640x480.jpg
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    I have never used a Kim Son. The handles are obviously beautiful but my issue would be the knot. The materials and time needed to make the handle would be great, all for $80. And they would need to make a profit. This leads me to believe the knots would be inferior, could be wrong of course....
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    My thinking leans this way also Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Substance View Post
    Ok lads and ladettes been looking to purchase my second and most likely last brush ( no BAD issues here )
    Wanting it to be all natural materials, Bill was my number 1 choice but most unfortunately that is now an impossibility,
    With issues of getting horn brush with Ivory, I am going with a shell and horn item,
    so now I am seriously looking at getting one of the Kim Son premium black horn brushes with the abalone strip and base inlays as below,
    Now my real question is has anyone actually bought one of these?
    If so would you recommend them,
    is the quality the handle up to it
    Also are the silver tip knots supplied any good?

    Tossing up between trying the silver tip that comes with it or getting a handle then adding a 26mm TGN high mountain white to the handle.
    As I really like the black horn with the shell inlays very much.
    My other option is to either get a similar made elsewhere by one of the locals on her or just making my own the hard way.

    Any help appreciated.

    Abalone Lines on Round Black Genuine Cow Horn Shaving Brush (21, 24, 28 mm badger hair) [Custom-Shaving-Brush-001] - $80.00 : Handmade product made of : Buffalo Horn - Bone - Mother Of Pearl, KIMSON Handicraft - Handmade natural product : Handgun gri

    http://www.handicraft-vn.com/shop/bm...ge.640x480.jpg
    JimR has a review on his blog, seems like he had a positive experience

    Review: Kimson Brush Callback | Eastern Smooth: The Blog
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