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vferdman

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Now back to my beloved two band finest badger. This brush is made with resin material called Golden Black and I think it is absolutely stunning in person. As always, the photos just don't do it justice.

Brush Dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 96mm
Handle: 47mm
Loft: 49mm
Knot: 25mm Bulb shape

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I think that black Boss knot is a great match for the MM blank. It's also the only synthetic knot I like to use, great backbone, especially for a synth, and cloud soft on the face.
 

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I have completed two shaving brushes for a custom order.

First one is made with cocobolo wood and finished in 9-12 coats of CA, sanded and polished to high gloss. TGN three band premium silvertip knot.

Dimensions:

Total height: 126mm
Handle height: 76mm
Loft height: 50mm
Knot diameter: 26mm

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Second brush is made with Faux Tortoise Shell resin and TGN synthetic knot.

Dimensions:

Total height: 128mm
Handle height: 78mm
Loft height: 50mm
Knot diameter: 26mm

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I have completed two custom brushes.

First one is a boar brush made with a knot from Omega 49 Pro brush (harvested from a brand-new brush). The resin is Blue and Gold.

Dimensions:

Total height: 115mm
Handle height: 56mm
Loft height: 59mm
Knot diameter: 28mm

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Second brush is a two band badger in Faux Ivory with a Butterscotch Pearl center ring.

Dimensions:

Total height: 106mm
Handle height: 55mm
Loft height: 51mm
Knot diameter: 30mm

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I have finished another custom brush. This one has a Faux Tortoise Shell on top and Grey Box Burl on the bottom part. The knot was provided by the customer and is a 30mm two band finest badger unit.

Dimensions of the brush:
Total height: 106mm
Handle height: 54mm
Loft height: 52mm
Knot diameter: 32mm

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I have completed two more customs.

First is in Butterscotch Pearl and Faux Tortoise Shell (ring) resin and two band finest badger.

Dimensions:

Total height: 118mm
Handle height: 68mm
Loft height: 50mm
Knot diameter: 30mm

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Second one is in Faux Ivory with Butterscotch Pearl (ring) and Omega boar knot.

Dimensions:

Total height: 118mm
Handle height: 59mm
Loft height: 59mm
Knot diameter: 27mm

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Just completed two more customs.

First one is from Black Olive resin and sports a knot harvested from a Satin Tip the Purest brush.

Dimensions:

Total height: 95mm
Handle height: 47mm
Loft height: 48mm
Knot diameter: 22mm

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Is there a source for the BOSS knots? Google isn't helping me...

Oh, and these brushes are incredible!
 

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Is there a source for the BOSS knots? Google isn't helping me...

Oh, and these brushes are incredible!

A few of my fellow brush makers and I got together and made a bulk purchase from a manufacturer in China for these knots. They are also known as "Game Changer" knots by a different brush maker who used to sell them separately on Etsy. I have no idea if he still sells them this way or not, but if you want a few, PM me and I can sell you some. I ended up with one of the smaller portions of our group buy, so I can not sell them as a product, but I can let go of one or two here and there.

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Those are the only synths I like. They have the backbone all other synths wish they had, comparable to a two band finest badger, and are amazingly soft on the face.

They beehive is very nice, and not an easy one to make, but the second one is beautiful, and an excellent version of a Lotus. Great work!
 
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vferdman

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Those are the only synths I like. They have the backbone all other synths wish they had, comparable to a two band finest badger, and are amazingly soft on the face.

They beehive is very nice, and not an easy one to make, but the second one is beautiful, and an excellent version of a Lotus. Great work!

Yes, this synthetic is the only one worth considering for me so far. I have tried most of them out there and they all are lacking in one way or another. This one really does provide an experience of a two band badger at a fraction of the cost. Also, since these are all man-made they are very consistent from unit to unit as far as shape, density and size. Which is more than can be siad for natural hair products.

Thanks for the kind words about the handles. This is my first ever beehive. It's definitely one of more challenging shapes.
 

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I have made some new brushes for my Etsy shop. Here are some pictures, links and descriptions of them. Feel free to browse my shop and ask questions.

This one is is made with "Elegance" resin handle and two band finest badger knot.

Brush Dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 104mm
Handle: 56mm
Loft: 48mm
Knot: 25mm

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This one is has a handle made with "Amethyst" resin and sports the Black Onyx Soft Synthetic (BOSS) knot

Brush Dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 105mm
Handle height: 56mm
Loft height: 49mm
Knot: 26mm

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Next is a brush in "Ocean Mist" resin and a BOSS knot.

Brush Dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 111mm
Handle height: 60mm
Loft height: 51mm
Knot: 26mm

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This one is made with "White Pearl" and "Golden Black" resins and a BOSS knot.

Brush Dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 106mm
Handle height: 56mm
Loft height: 50mm
Knot: 26mm

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I have completed two brushes with the BOSS (Black Onyx Soft Synthetic) knot. This has become a favorite of mine lately. It is super good, absolutely consistent unit to unit and is really beautiful looking.

First brush is by custom order and is in "Jungle Moss" resin.

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Second one is in one-off "Vampire Red" resin, which is not likely to be available again. This one is for my Etsy store.

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Nice work once again. I really like the second one, both for the shape and the resin, it almost looks like it's made from some kind of stone or gem (emerald) and I normally don't care for green anything.
 

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I have completed a few new brushes for my Etsy shop.

This one is made of "Marble" resin and BOSS knot.

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This one is made with Black and Gold resin and BOSS knot

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This one is from Purple and Gold resin and BOSS knot.

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And last, but not least, a huge badger brush. This one has a 32mm two band badger knot and a really large handle. The handle measures 49mm in diameter at the widest point at the bottom. The resin is Black Blue and Purple.

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vferdman

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Three new brushes in my Etsy store.

First one is in Black and Blue custom resin with a BOSS knot.

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Second one is in Black and White resin (marble) with a Tuxedo synthetic knot. This is the first brush I made with this excellent knot. It is very similar to BOSS, but slightly different in shape and obviously coloring.

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Last, but not least, one of my favorite boar knots, one harvested from Omega 49 Pro. This one is in a Black and Gold resin.

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