Exotic burl

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Does anyone know what's up with Rod Neep? I gather he was sick but his website work orders hasn't been updated in a couple years and he never responded to my emails.

I had my hopes pinned on Thater but what he showed me (left) didn't compare with the burled handle on his website I'm obsessed with (right)


I'm beginning to lose hope of finding a swirly burled handle and should possibly just settle for an imitation tortoise from Shavemac.

Any suggestions?
 
#7
Not two wood handles look alike so ordering custom can be a challege for both parts
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Worth a look http://www.eliterazor.com/product-category/shaving-brushes/wood-brushes/
I absolutely appreciate that and have made that clear in all my communications. That's why Thater had me waiting for several months and took the time to send me pictures which was very cool of them.

I'm pretty excited Elite Razors might be able to help me out. They have black walnut burl and ironwood so there's hope yet.
 
#10
No update on Rod. Never heard back from him. :(



However I did reach out to Bob at Elite Razors who has the dark walnut burl I'm after. Thank you @Nisse for the suggestion!

I've commissioned a 26mm manchurian like the right-hand handle along with a shave stand and pen from the same wood blank. It is currently in progress and I'll keep you posted.
Re: Rod Neep. He seems to have dropped off the radar completely, which is not a good sign. I see from his website that he was moving house in November 2016 to Lydney in Gloucestershire, and he gives an address and a landline phone number. I suppose that if anyone wanted to, they could either write to him (by post) or try the phone number, to see if there is a response.

I have had some superb brushes and handles from him over the years, and they are of exceptional quality. I have one of the 9 Ursa Major LE brushes, along with a matching bespoke handle, and I haven't yet brought myself to use the brush.

Nice burl brushes, by the way.
 
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