Yep, Tim's the one who got me using the scharff over a year ago. you can grab em at www.artbrush.com series 3000. I use a 3, Tim uses a 2. 2 is about the size of a W&N #3. They run a bit big.
Yep, Loston is 100% correct. Though I would add that some inkers who ink in a "slick" style (Story, Townsend, Snyder) are switching to the Scharff 3000, a brush that is shaped differently than the traditional brush.
I just ordered $120 of supplies (including $13 shipping) from Dick Blick:
2 pads (30 sheets) of 14x17 Strathmore 400 Series
WN Series 7 #2
Raphael 8404 #1
Raphael 8408 (shaped like Scharff 3000) #0
FW white ink
3 ellipse templates
Alvin Bow Compass
Badger Frisket Film (12" x 14 ft.)
Spin-o-tray supply holder
Ten years huh? Wow, that is pretty good. I'll check em out next time I'm at the art store, thanks!