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    Arrived in the mailbox today: my Rubberset 400-3 that has been fully restored and re-knotted by @clint64 over on TSD that did an absolutely amazing job!


    I couldn't he happier with the result...it is...breathtakingly beautiful - far better looking in person that these photos can convey. Clint spent an incredibly attention to detail for everything from polishing up that dull, scratched handle I sent him - to removing and replacing the knot with this silvertip.


    Note on the knot:
    This is the "Grade A" Silvertip knot from TGN.
    It is being sold as 'a silvertip in all ways but with more backbone' - and I must say that it truly does seem to combine extremely soft tips but with a very, very nice backbone.


    Over to the brush itself....:


    What I sent out:



    What I got back:



    It is already getting comfy with my Tradere:

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    Had it's first use today - a bit funky badger smelling - but man, loved that handle and knot!

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    very nice! as a bit of a brush collector myself, i pick up the ones that i like the shape/or color of. this one would surely fit the bill. is the handle aluminum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tintin View Post
    very nice! as a bit of a brush collector myself, i pick up the ones that i like the shape/or color of. this one would surely fit the bill. is the handle aluminum?
    I actually don't know but I would think so based on the weight.
    There is also a modern 'homage version' made of it: BSB SHAVING BRUSHES

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    What size knot do you have in the handle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    What size knot do you have in the handle?

    It's this knot - 24/65 - but a bulb instead of a fan shape (I'm partial to bulbs for some reason)
    It was set at 50mm.

    I gotta say, not sure if it's because of this "Grade A" stuff but I am loving the combination of silvertip softness and some decent backbone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tintin View Post
    very nice! as a bit of a brush collector myself, i pick up the ones that i like the shape/or color of. this one would surely fit the bill. is the handle aluminum?
    you might want to think again...
    What the heck !?!?!!

    but it does look like it is an aluminium handle though.
    Bread and water can so easily become tea and toast

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    Quote Originally Posted by edhewitt View Post
    you might want to think again...
    What the heck !?!?!!

    but it does look like it is an aluminium handle though.
    $560?! That's insane... I bought mine for $80 last year and I thought that was much.
    Nowadays the do seem to go for north of $150 if in decent condition.

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    Bump, these brushes are amazing, I must have one!

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