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Received a couple of Bethlehem olive wood handles off Jerusalem_Products and 24 and 26mm pur tech knots from Ian of Frank Shaving . Just epoxied the knots in and I think these will become my favorites. I prefer wood handles over the resin/acrylic.
The other brushes are a 28mm FS pur tech, 24mm WD synthetic and 25mm Muhle STF.

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 01-04-2014, 02:24 PM
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Nice stable of synthetics you have there!

Enjoy!

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 01-04-2014, 02:28 PM
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Wow.... You really got bitten by the synth virus!
How do you rate the Pur Tech?


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 01-04-2014, 02:39 PM
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Lovely grain on those Olive handles. I have a couple of synths besides my Mühle classic, one olive and one elm...

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Both FS synth knots, handles made by Gecko of TSR.

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 01-04-2014, 03:59 PM
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(01-04-2014, 02:28 PM)wimbouman Wrote: Wow.... You really got bitten by the synth virus!
How do you rate the Pur Tech?
I bowl lather with creams and the pur techs work really well. The 28mm feels more like a 24-26mm as the loft is only 54mm and from the glue bump it is only about 45mm to the tip of the hairs. I haven't used the 24 and 26mm pur techs as I just glued the knots in, but I had a 24mm awhile back and it worked well.


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(01-04-2014, 02:39 PM)Exapno Wrote: Lovely grain on those Olive handles. I have a couple of synths besides my Mühle classic, one olive and one elm...

[Image: IMG_0936.jpg]

[Image: IMG_0926.jpg]

Both FS synth knots, handles made by Gecko of TSR.

Nice looking brushes. I am partial to wood handles.

(01-04-2014, 02:24 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: Nice stable of synthetics you have there!

Enjoy!

It's been fun trying out the different synthetics. I think I have it narrowed down to STF, Pur Techs and WD synthetics. I still haven't tried the TGN synthetic. The 24mm TGN is probably next on my list.

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 01-04-2014, 08:08 PM
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I just got a Muhle Silvertip Fibre 23mm knot a little while ago and I really love it. It has quickly become my favorite brush.

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 01-04-2014, 09:20 PM
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Nice lineup of synthetics.

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 01-04-2014, 10:51 PM
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Those are some lovely brushes, gentlemen! Smile

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 01-05-2014, 06:13 AM
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Great work and report! My Olive Wood handle was shipped from Israel yesterday! Thanks for the heads up!

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 01-05-2014, 01:55 PM
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I recently ordered the TGN 24mm 3 band nylon so I'll be able to give some feedback on that one soon (TGN were very nice to deal with by the way). Larry from Whipped Dog is a gent, great to deal with. I'm tempted to get a 22mm WD synthetic but it's a bit of an unknown for me so I'm prevaricating just a tad. I've never used a pur tech but hear good things about them. Mühle's Silvertip Fibre is one of the best I've ever used.

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 01-05-2014, 05:00 PM
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(01-05-2014, 01:55 PM)Exapno Wrote: I recently ordered the TGN 24mm 3 band nylon so I'll be able to give some feedback on that one soon (TGN were very nice to deal with by the way). Larry from Whipped Dog is a gent, great to deal with. I'm tempted to get a 22mm WD synthetic but it's a bit of an unknown for me so I'm prevaricating just a tad. I've never used a our tech but hear good things about them. Mühle's Silvertip Fibre is one of the best I've ever used.

I like the pur tech knots. The 28mm chubby style is one of my favorite brushes. I had a 22mm WD and now have a 24mm WD synthetic and for the money they are hard to beat.
I'll hold off on purchasing the TGN 24mm synthetic until I see your review. Thinking of putting the TGN in another olive wood handle or maybe a WD resin handle. Nothing wrong with the 25mm STF either, just a bit more expensive and a tad too much loft for me. But the STF works quite nicely.

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 01-05-2014, 06:53 PM
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Although I haven't succumbed to synths, I must admit they look great! I especially like the Olive wood handles, congratulations.

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 01-07-2014, 11:36 AM
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The pur tech knots I've seen on eBay seem quite expensive, are they cheaper in the US?

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 01-07-2014, 05:17 PM
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(01-07-2014, 11:36 AM)Exapno Wrote: The pur tech knots I've seen on eBay seem quite expensive, are they cheaper in the US?

I don't think you can buy the Pur Tech knots in the US. I believe you have to buy the knots from Frank Shaving and yes they are more expensive than TGN or WD synthetic knots. Although I am not sure but I think both TGN and WD get their knots from China also, but buy in a large quantity so they get a discount. I imagine you or a supplier in the US could do the same thing and get a quantity discount from Frank Shaving. I only needed a 24mm and 26mm knot and paid about $50 shipped from China from a ebay seller, Ian. Recently the Frank Shaving brushes and knot prices have been all over the place and you need to comparison shop to get the best price.

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 01-07-2014, 05:33 PM
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(01-07-2014, 05:17 PM)houlejames Wrote:
(01-07-2014, 11:36 AM)Exapno Wrote: The pur tech knots I've seen on eBay seem quite expensive, are they cheaper in the US?

I don't think you can buy the Pur Tech knots in the US. I believe you have to buy the knots from Frank Shaving and yes they are more expensive than TGN or WD synthetic knots. Although I am not sure but I think both TGN and WD get their knots from China also, but buy in a large quantity so they get a discount. I imagine you or a supplier in the US could do the same thing and get a quantity discount from Frank Shaving. I only needed a 24mm and 26mm knot and paid about $50 shipped from China from a ebay seller, Ian. Recently the Frank Shaving brushes and knot prices have been all over the place and you need to comparison shop to get the best price.

You can buy from FS via eBay.

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 01-07-2014, 09:09 PM
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(01-05-2014, 05:00 PM)houlejames Wrote:
(01-05-2014, 01:55 PM)Exapno Wrote: I recently ordered the TGN 24mm 3 band nylon so I'll be able to give some feedback on that one soon (TGN were very nice to deal with by the way). Larry from Whipped Dog is a gent, great to deal with. I'm tempted to get a 22mm WD synthetic but it's a bit of an unknown for me so I'm prevaricating just a tad. I've never used a our tech but hear good things about them. Mühle's Silvertip Fibre is one of the best I've ever used.

I like the pur tech knots. The 28mm chubby style is one of my favorite brushes. I had a 22mm WD and now have a 24mm WD synthetic and for the money they are hard to beat.
I'll hold off on purchasing the TGN 24mm synthetic until I see your review. Thinking of putting the TGN in another olive wood handle or maybe a WD resin handle. Nothing wrong with the 25mm STF either, just a bit more expensive and a tad too much loft for me. But the STF works quite nicely.

It's a nice knot. I normally like smaller brushes, but it was the TGN 24mm synth knot that persuaded me to buy a FS 28mm PurTech.

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 01-11-2014, 11:50 AM
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(01-07-2014, 05:17 PM)houlejames Wrote: I don't think you can buy the Pur Tech knots in the US. I believe you have to buy the knots from Frank Shaving and yes they are more expensive than TGN or WD synthetic knots.


Depends on the quality
FS has not expensive knots,his prices are excellent
Except from the Finest badger all the other knot worked fine for me
I high recommend this brand.

Quote:I only needed a 24mm and 26mm knot and paid about $50 shipped from China from a ebay seller, Ian

2 knots plus shipping for 50$ is fine
How many brush stores has show us their badge Breed ?

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 01-13-2014, 08:05 AM
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(01-04-2014, 02:10 PM)houlejames Wrote: [Image: CL0WV61.jpg][Image: zgwb1vE.jpg][Image: suYTgRA.jpg][Image: WHp4EC3.jpg][Image: 1yBdEqB.jpg][Image: 5bL26pP.jpg]

Received a couple of Bethlehem olive wood handles off Jerusalem_Products and 24 and 26mm pur tech knots from Ian of Frank Shaving . Just epoxied the knots in and I think these will become my favorites. I prefer wood handles over the resin/acrylic.
The other brushes are a 28mm FS pur tech, 24mm WD synthetic and 25mm Muhle STF.

You have good collection there.
"Semper Fi"

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 01-13-2014, 05:46 PM
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Nice set of synthetics you have there.

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 01-13-2014, 06:41 PM
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Thanks for all the compliments. I just received the TGN 24mm 3 Band nylon synthetic knot and a WD Ivory resin handle and epoxied it in this afternoon. Will give it a try in the next couple of days. From a close up look with a magnifying glass, the FS pur-techs, Muhle STF, and TGN 3 Band, all the hairs look remarkably the same. I'm thinking that they all get the hair from the same supplier. FS and TGN have the same glue bumps and Muhle just a bit less. JMHO.
I'm betting the TGN performs quite similar to the pur-tech knots. Which won't be a bad thing as I quite like the pur-tech knots.
Anyways I am getting too many brushes again so will probably thin the 6 synthetics down to 2 or 3 in the next couple of weeks. To me they all perform quite similar, which is extremely well. And though there are 4 at 24mm, one at 25mm and one at 28mm, there really doesn't seem to be any difference in the amount of shave cream I use. A little difference in the amount of water, more with the larger knots, and a little less with the WD 24mm. But they all whip up the lather the same and I have excess lather left after a 2 pass head shave and 3 pass face shave. I actually lather my face with the first head pass and also re-lather my face with the second head pass and then re-lather my face for the 3 face passes so it is a lot of applications and the lather just keeps whipping up and going on. Love it. For now I am a synthetic knot exclusively user.

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