11-18-2013, 07:17 AM
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Was on Larry's site, Whipped Dog Straight Razor, and noticed that he is now offering a 24mm synthetic in addition to the 22mm he offers. Same price for the 24mm set in a handle as the 22mm or $1 more for just the knot. I have the 22mm and really like it, so naturally I had to try the 24mm. I use to use 20mm badger knots and 22mm seemed too big. I am finding in the synthetics the larger knots work better for me. I really like the 24mm knot. It seems just right for what I do, bowl lather with creams, head shave wtg and atg, and face shave 3 passes every other day. The 24mm whips up the lather faster and doesn't use any more product, Proraso Green, than the 22mm. I have a 28mm FS, chubby 2 type, on the way to see how big I want a synthetic brush. The synthetics seem to have more control and not as floppy when you get into the bigger knots. I think you need a bigger knot with the synthetics to get the maximum performance. I just don't know yet how big is too big. So far 24mm is the biggest I have gone. Anyways this is fun. The last few years I have been using the same brushes, badgers and this is kind of like when I experimented with the boars prior to that. Like the boars it isn't that expensive to check out the new synthetics.

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 11-18-2013, 08:00 AM
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Nice! Going to give one a try.

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 11-18-2013, 11:45 AM
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I wouldn't go for anything over 26-27mm in synthetics.
I actually have a few of the older Frank Shaving synthetics in 24mm with a loft of 48mm and they are great brushes, but I prefer the Gen 4 hair set at 55mm.
Good luck with the brush! Smile

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 11-18-2013, 11:53 AM
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(11-18-2013, 11:45 AM)celestino Wrote: I wouldn't go for anything over 26-27mm in synthetics.
I actually have a few of the older Frank Shaving synthetics in 24mm with a loft of 48mm and they are great brushes, but I prefer the Gen 4 hair set at 55mm.
Good luck with the brush! Smile

This one is a 28mm pur-tech knot with 54mm loft with a chubby 2 style handle according to the ad. I haven't gotten the brush yet, but I have heard that the FS lofts are all over the place. I thought I would try it and if it works out well I may buy the Simpson Chubby 2 synthetic when it comes out.

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 11-18-2013, 05:08 PM
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(11-18-2013, 11:53 AM)houlejames Wrote:
(11-18-2013, 11:45 AM)celestino Wrote: I wouldn't go for anything over 26-27mm in synthetics.
I actually have a few of the older Frank Shaving synthetics in 24mm with a loft of 48mm and they are great brushes, but I prefer the Gen 4 hair set at 55mm.
Good luck with the brush! Smile

This one is a 28mm pur-tech knot with 54mm loft with a chubby 2 style handle according to the ad. I haven't gotten the brush yet, but I have heard that the FS lofts are all over the place. I thought I would try it and if it works out well I may buy the Simpson Chubby 2 synthetic when it comes out.

This is one of the earliest reviews of the Pur-Tech and remember that there can be a glue bump that reduces effective loft. The effective loft on mine is 47 mm.

http://shavenook.com/thread-a-new-genera...g-pur-tech

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 11-19-2013, 02:59 PM
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I find the same thing... That synth' lofts can be higher and still work for me. Before synth' I liked a range of 40-45mm, but in synth' I can go higher and wider.

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 11-22-2013, 05:13 AM
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Compare WD to Chubby ?

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 11-23-2013, 05:34 AM
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(11-22-2013, 05:13 AM)numerouno Wrote: Compare WD to Chubby ?

No. Only the size and loft of the knot. I realize the quality should be quite different. It is more to see if I like a large knot.

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 11-29-2013, 06:48 PM
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ok so I received my WD 24mm synth with a black and silver handle I was surprised how soft but yet how much spine it has I feel very satisfied with the brush and its performance..

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 11-30-2013, 04:25 AM
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(11-29-2013, 06:48 PM)Sanch Wrote: ok so I received my WD 24mm synth with a black and silver handle I was surprised how soft but yet how much spine it has I feel very satisfied with the brush and its performance..

Nice huh? For me the 24mm WD is just the right feel and performance. And the price helps also.

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 12-02-2013, 06:07 AM
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Can anyone who received one of these 24mm tell me if their knot was well over 24? The one I received was 24mm at the plug but beginning of the knot was around 27mm and there is no way that is going into a 24mm hole.

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 12-02-2013, 07:08 AM
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Cannot speak for not size as I have a complete brush. Sorry.

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 12-02-2013, 04:13 PM
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Mine was set in a WD Resin handle also. The handle hole looks to be about 27 to 28mm, I don't have micrometers just a tape measure, but the hole definitely looks much larger than 24mm. Larry set the loft at 54mm and it works really well. The bloom looks to be about 60-62mm. Hope this helps.

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 12-02-2013, 07:07 PM
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(11-18-2013, 07:17 AM)houlejames Wrote: Was on Larry's site, Whipped Dog Straight Razor, and noticed that he is now offering a 24mm synthetic in addition to the 22mm he offers. Same price for the 24mm set in a handle as the 22mm or $1 more for just the knot. I have the 22mm and really like it, so naturally I had to try the 24mm. I use to use 20mm badger knots and 22mm seemed too big. I am finding in the synthetics the larger knots work better for me. I really like the 24mm knot. It seems just right for what I do, bowl lather with creams, head shave wtg and atg, and face shave 3 passes every other day. The 24mm whips up the lather faster and doesn't use any more product, Proraso Green, than the 22mm. I have a 28mm FS, chubby 2 type, on the way to see how big I want a synthetic brush. The synthetics seem to have more control and not as floppy when you get into the bigger knots. I think you need a bigger knot with the synthetics to get the maximum performance. I just don't know yet how big is too big. So far 24mm is the biggest I have gone. Anyways this is fun. The last few years I have been using the same brushes, badgers and this is kind of like when I experimented with the boars prior to that. Like the boars it isn't that expensive to check out the new synthetics.
I just looked the WD site and found the 22 mm knot brush, but not the 24 mm knot in a handle. How'd you order yours?

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 12-03-2013, 04:06 AM
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Went on WD site and it is under the Face Prep Gear - then Synthetic Knots. The price for a synthetic knot 22 or 24 w/handle is $22. Great Deal.

"Synthetic Knots
•22/65 - $17
•24/65 - $18
Buy a 22mm or 24mm synthetic knot in a resin handle for $22."

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 12-03-2013, 06:53 AM
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(12-03-2013, 04:06 AM)houlejames Wrote: Went on WD site and it is under the Face Prep Gear - then Synthetic Knots. The price for a synthetic knot 22 or 24 w/handle is $22. Great Deal.

"Synthetic Knots
•22/65 - $17
•24/65 - $18
Buy a 22mm or 24mm synthetic knot in a resin handle for $22."

Thanks. I found it now. You have to click on the knot and then the green block has further info about the brush with handle.

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