I was hoping to have these completed by Memorial Day, but the curing took a bit longer than expected. Both handles are made of separate pieces of dyed and natural Maple and fitted together by hand. The US Flag has 59 individual pieces.
I've just listed 2 new brushes on my site at www.eliterazor.com. The Ocean Storm brush has amazing movement in the figure throughout. The Ivory over Bubinga is a classic shape made with classic materials.
I've just received 4 pieces of Desert Ironwood burl that has some of the best figure I've seen in a very long time. I can get 16 brush handle out of this lot that can be cut to accept either a 24 or 26mm knot (the sockets will be 26 or 28mm in diameter). If you are interest in have a brush handle built from one of these pieces, let me know.
This Barber Pole brush had a few small air bubbles during the casting process that cause the lines to be less precise on one side (see the 3rd picture), otherwise it is perfect. As a result, I am offering this handle at a significant discount.
A couple of weeks ago, I was out to dinner and the gentleman at the next table was sporting a pair of Argyle socks. I've never seen the pattern replicated in a shaving brush and couldn't get the idea out of my head. After a couple of false starts, below is the result of my "Argyle fascination".