11-30-2013, 11:14 PM
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Does anyone know where Thater gets their super-soft, nearly gel-tipped hair?

I want to have a custom brush made, but with the softest hair I can find, and so far Thater hair is the best in my opinion.

Or, any other suggestions on where to look?

Thanks much, gents.

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 11-30-2013, 11:33 PM
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  • beartrap
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It's big secret... Buy a brush and get rid of the handle Wink

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 11-30-2013, 11:49 PM
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Thäter brushes definitely have the most cotton ball like knots out there. I do believe they are hand tied and not sold individually. Where they source the hair, I am not sure. It is treated heavily though, bleaching causes those gorgeous soft curly tips.

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 12-01-2013, 09:37 AM
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When you order enough hair, you can tell the dresser to make it however you want. And, yes, they're still called hair dressers since the process is called dressing the hair. In English anyway.

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 12-01-2013, 12:57 PM
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(11-30-2013, 11:33 PM)beartrap Wrote: It's big secret... Buy a brush and get rid of the handle Wink

Rudy Vey has moved knots from less desired handles to ones of the owners choosing.

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 12-02-2013, 04:45 AM
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(12-01-2013, 12:57 PM)MaxP Wrote:
(11-30-2013, 11:33 PM)beartrap Wrote: It's big secret... Buy a brush and get rid of the handle Wink

Rudy Vey has moved knots from less desired handles to ones of the owners choosing.
I've wondered what percentage of the brushes that show up in the b/s/t of the various websites are actually "name brand" handles with tgn or wsp knots?

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 12-02-2013, 01:40 PM
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(12-01-2013, 12:57 PM)MaxP Wrote:
(11-30-2013, 11:33 PM)beartrap Wrote: It's big secret... Buy a brush and get rid of the handle Wink

Rudy Vey has moved knots from less desired handles to ones of the owners choosing.

I wish that were a realistic option for me. I was hoping to find the hair in a size not offered by Thater.

Are there any TGN or WSP knots that are comparable?

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 12-03-2013, 10:05 AM
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Well, quite a few of the TGN Finest 2-bands are almost 'gel-like', in my opinion, but they lack the backbone compared to the Shavemac.
The WSP Stubby 2-band Superfine 26mm brushes might be a very good option for you as they have fantastic backbone with incredible soft tips.
Good luck.

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 12-03-2013, 11:11 AM
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(12-02-2013, 04:45 AM)Macko Wrote: I've wondered what percentage of the brushes that show up in the b/s/t of the various websites are actually "name brand" handles with tgn or wsp knots?

I think very little, if any at all. Each component of the "restoration" or switch (i.e. the handle, the restoration services, and the knot) has its own cost. If you were to take out the knot of a finest shavemac and replace with a TGN and claim its its D01 two-band, it'd cost the amount of the finest purchase (around $80 for an 18mm), pay for restoration services (indeterminate but probably around $20-$30) and then the TGN knot ($20 for 18mm). That means it'd cost $120-$130. A two-band D01 goes for about that much, so the fraudulent seller would not gain any much and would probably lose a little due to the fees and shipping costs. Unless he's just doing it to be a jerk.

The other alternative would be just random luck, i.e. having a "name brand" handle with no knot in it. But that seems so unlikely to be inconsequential.

Or are you asking whether "name brand" makers like Simpson's, shavemac, Rooney's, etc. actually only use TGN knots?

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 12-03-2013, 01:58 PM
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(12-03-2013, 11:11 AM)jpakstis Wrote: Or are you asking whether "name brand" makers like Simpson's, shavemac, Rooney's, etc. actually only use TGN knots?

If he is, I can emphatically answer that question with no. Even if they're from the same factory, they're made to different specs.

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