04-18-2013, 01:41 PM
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Gentlemen:

I'm about to order a 28mm SuperFine 2 band knot from WSP. I'm sending it to Rudy Vey to have set in an ivory Chubby type handle. I'm debating whether to set the loft at 48 or 50mm.

I only use creams, and no soaps. I bowl or face lather, and figure that set at either 48 or 50mm this brush will likely be best for face lathering.

Thoughts on which loft may be preferable and why?

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 04-18-2013, 02:00 PM
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28mm, i'd go even higher then 48 or 50, which you will likely not be able to tell apart. 5mm differences yes, 2mm i'd say most can't tell the difference in use.

best to tell Rudy what you want it for (creams, bowl & face) and what you expect out of it.

he'll know how to set it at, and i'm going to guess with that diameter it's going to be closer to 55mm

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 04-18-2013, 02:14 PM
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Ricardo, the regular high density SuperFine is a pretty soft brush. SuperFine hairs are some of the longest and thus highest quality available. I would practically treat it like a 3-band regarding loft setting. For a face lathering brush with a 28mm knot then I would look at a loft between 48 & 50 like you were thinking.

I have Bob @ Elite Razor working on my next custom utilizing a 26mm Finest XD WSP knot. I'm requesting a knot of 47-48 on this one to give me a good contrast from my Stubby SuperFine which is 26/52.

I look forward to hearing what you choose along with pictures and how it works out for you.

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 04-18-2013, 02:17 PM
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(04-18-2013, 02:00 PM)Bruce Wrote: 28mm, i'd go even higher then 48 or 50, which you will likely not be able to tell apart. 5mm differences yes, 2mm i'd say most can't tell the difference in use.

best to tell Rudy what you want it for (creams, bowl & face) and what you expect out of it.

he'll know how to set it at, and i'm going to guess with that diameter it's going to be closer to 55mm

+3 to this, Bruce is right on the money. Rudy will know what to suggest to you based on your needs if you tell him. It's what I did and my 26mm is set at 53 for primarily bowl and a bit of face lathering. It's perfect!

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 04-18-2013, 08:49 PM
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Are you sure you want a Chubby style handle for bowl lathering? I'd recommend an Emillion style handle. Out of all my brushes, that's my favorite.

You can never go wrong with having a slightly longer handle (60mm or so), but you may regret getting one that's too short.

(04-18-2013, 02:17 PM)Attila Wrote:
(04-18-2013, 02:00 PM)Bruce Wrote: 28mm, i'd go even higher then 48 or 50, which you will likely not be able to tell apart. 5mm differences yes, 2mm i'd say most can't tell the difference in use.

best to tell Rudy what you want it for (creams, bowl & face) and what you expect out of it.

he'll know how to set it at, and i'm going to guess with that diameter it's going to be closer to 55mm

+3 to this, Bruce is right on the money. Rudy will know what to suggest to you based on your needs if you tell him. It's what I did and my 26mm is set at 53 for primarily bowl and a bit of face lathering. It's perfect!

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 04-18-2013, 09:04 PM
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My Rudy Vey R7 was custom made to 70mm especially for bowl lathering. I'm really glad I did have it made to that length. YellaFella makes a good point.

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 04-19-2013, 05:02 AM
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agreed with yellafella.

i overlooked the handle style and was concentrating on the loft.

a chubby style handle would not be one i'd recommend for bowl lathering either. they are too short and clang around from my experience.

longer handle for bowl lathering
shorter handle for face lathering

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