09-30-2013, 05:07 PM
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I recently inquired Bob at Elite Razors to make me a handle, as well as furnish it with a 24mm WSP 'Superfine' knot.
After a couple of days Bob provided me with this picture:
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To say that I was excited was an understatement! This coloboration was a first for me, both with WSP and Elite Razors. I received the brush Friday and gave it a go! The handle right at home in my hands and the knot was plenty soft! After a few test lathers, the badger 'funk' was still there. I felt that it was a bit more apparent with this knot than my others (Wiborg, Kent, TGN, and Whipped Dog). I let it soak in some Dawn with OxyClean, and it did help. With reading that the WSP 'Superfine' knot had more backbone and softer tips than the competition, I thought it was a must! I feel that it's a bit softer with less backbone than my TGN Super 2 band, but that's not a bad thing. The brush fels great on the face and makes great lather! I am VERY happy!
Unfortunately I traded brushes for a couple of weeks with a fellow forum member, grantmm. Maybe he can get some current pictures!

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 09-30-2013, 06:37 PM
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Congratulations on the new brush!

I have the same set-up in two handles from Bob in Blue/Brown Mallee and Desert Ironwood with the WSP Stubby Superfine 2-band knots and find them to be fantastic brushes! Biggrin

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 09-30-2013, 06:46 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Very nice brush!

This sort of enabling helps to keep me 'acquisition happy'! Biggrin

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 09-30-2013, 07:31 PM
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I've borrowed grantmm's Thater, M&F Chief, and a Truefitt & Hill silvertip that is one of the Rooney builds. Having trades with locals really helps curb the 'acquisition disorder', so I can try different things to see if I actually like them.
However, I'm sad that I slept on picking up the Rooney 2XL that was up for sale later last week. I really should have picked it up. Undecided

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 09-30-2013, 08:02 PM
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Beautiful brush all around. Congrats & enjoy!

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 10-01-2013, 05:17 AM
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Beautiful brush. Bob's E7 design is superb. I have three of his E7's, with 26mm WSP Superfine, TGN Finest, and TGN Finest F2 knots, all set at 50mm.

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 10-01-2013, 05:34 AM
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NICE brush!!!!

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 10-01-2013, 11:40 AM
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  • Coyote
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  • Hondo, TX USA
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Very nice!! I'm glad it works as good as it looks!!

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 10-05-2013, 12:04 AM
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  • grantmm
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  • Draper, Utah
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This brush certainly is fantastic all around. The later it built thick, foamy and enough for 3-4 passes. It took longer to load than the Wiborg and Chief, but not as long as I've seen some videos load for with soap pucks. The M7-esque handle is very comfortable and easy to use (great choice, Cam). I was also pleasantly surprised by the soft and supple knot after you said it wouldn't have a great backbone. No shedding (not a single hair!), I was concerned about that after reading about a few other WSP knots that were shedders recently on forums. The all around performance was wonderful, and I'm glad I picked this to be the first of your bunch to try out.

You're lucky to have this in your den Smile

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 10-05-2013, 04:00 AM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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Beautiful brush. Both vendors are fantastic.

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 10-05-2013, 03:07 PM
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I can't recall many hairs shedding. Maybe 3, and that's on the high side. The one whole day I had this, it became one of my favorite brushes.

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 10-05-2013, 03:11 PM
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Congrats!!! Really a beautiful brush. I enjoy the WSP knots as well.

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 10-05-2013, 07:12 PM
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  • grantmm
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  • Draper, Utah
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Rumor has it you just landed a heritage 2xl full of gel tipped badger from a few years ago. Is there any end to your badger filled path of self discovery?

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 10-06-2013, 02:47 AM
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  • 55dougie
  • Doug Korn's Workshop - Artisan
  • NY USA
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Great looking brush!

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 10-06-2013, 07:57 PM
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(10-05-2013, 07:12 PM)grantmm Wrote: Rumor has it you just landed a heritage 2xl full of gel tipped badger from a few years ago. Is there any end to your badger filled path of self discovery?

I did! I'm going to use it a bit this week!

After stopping by Patrick's (Sunflake), I now have another badger to buy.

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 10-07-2013, 03:09 PM
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Very classy brush, tailoredfamcam! Hope Bob is doing well with his surgery/recovery...

My 28mm Superfine knot arrived earlier this week. It is a monster with a nice, tall loft. I have not used it but it does strike me as similar to the Wiborg Manchurian.

I am definitely going to go with a taller loft for this brush project since I realized lately that virtually all of my 2 band/Manchurian brushes are at about 52 give or take an mm or two.

How do Shavenookers feel about a 56 - 60 mm loft with the 28mm Superfine?

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 10-07-2013, 07:15 PM
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(10-07-2013, 03:09 PM)ntr(nwu) Wrote: Very classy brush, tailoredfamcam! Hope Bob is doing well with his surgery/recovery...

My 28mm Superfine knot arrived earlier this week. It is a monster with a nice, tall loft. I have not used it but it does strike me as similar to the Wiborg Manchurian.

I am definitely going to go with a taller loft for this brush project since I realized lately that virtually all of my 2 band/Manchurian brushes are at about 52 give or take an mm or two.

How do Shavenookers feel about a 56 - 60 mm loft with the 28mm Superfine?

* I think I may have the same knot set at 50mm. However, I wouldn't go over 54mm with this knot, but you may find it works well for you. To clarify, I have the WSP XD Superfine 2-band knot.

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 10-07-2013, 07:35 PM
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I think anything over 50mm and it may be a little on the floppy side.

Side note, I think the Rooney 2XL I picked up doesn't have the gel-tips. Especially after trying out Patrick's Vintage Blades brush and actually feeling the gel. Ridiculous.

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 10-07-2013, 10:29 PM
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(10-07-2013, 07:35 PM)tailoredfamcam Wrote: Especially after trying out Patrick's Vintage Blades brush and actually feeling the gel. Ridiculous.

I'm glad you stopped by and got to smell and test some goodies! It's always nice to be able to take some of the guess work out of the equation. Now you can buy some stuff and know if you like it! Let me know how the tech worked after you use it. That Vintage Blade brush is freakishly good! When you factor how affordable their 2-band badger is you just cant go wrong. I've heard from people who bought one were amazed how great a brush it is. They were a little upset that they paid for high end brushes and this one blew some right out of the water. PS enjoy the MdC chunk. Hope it doesn't irritate your skin. It's always nice to give expensive soap a whirl before you go to the expense of buying a tub.

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