03-09-2014, 10:14 AM
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Here is on of my tricks as i wrote it to another co-shaver

Step one: test the knot as it comes from the parcel, dry ,don't wash him
Keep the base of the knot with your right hand and make some whirl movements in the palm of your left hand
Also try to push the knot some times in the palm to test the backbone.
If the knot is not good or it's backbone isn't adequate the bristles will "break" and you will see a "gap" in the centre like this:

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If you doubt go to the second step:
Straighten the knot and go to your washbasin
Open the water,medium momentum no need a full flow
Keep the knot in the bottom of the washbasin and make some "washing" movements
The water will "hit" the knot most in the centre
If the knot "breaks" again and you see the same "gap" in the centre in my opinion DON'T glue him in a handle.
I am not a "brush-expert" but after of dozens of new knots that they weren't good after those tests in the end this trick saved me from money and effort.
Many times a pass this test and i glue the knot,i said "no it's an expensive knot,he will work while shaving" but 100% i saw that was my mistake
Waist of money and time to remove the knot and agony to don't destroy the handle.

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 03-11-2014, 02:38 PM
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Looks like that knot is made from a goat hair mixture.

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 03-14-2014, 02:25 AM
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Before i invent this test, take a look another 2 examples
I glued the handles and look what i got while shaving:

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(03-11-2014, 02:38 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Looks like that knot is made from a goat hair mixture.

It's a a Black Badger knot
I never had a Goat hair knot.

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 03-14-2014, 04:49 AM
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Doryferon, perhaps you are putting too much force on the knot when lathering? That's why you get so much splay perhaps.

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 03-14-2014, 06:03 AM
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  • Fab
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I'm under the impression that you can actually permanently damage a knot if you apply to much pressure.

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 03-14-2014, 06:06 AM
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(03-14-2014, 06:03 AM)Fab Wrote: I'm under the impression that you can actually permanently damage a knot if you apply to much pressure.

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Especially when the brush is dry.

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 03-15-2014, 02:11 AM
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Simple swirling moves and a little pressure
Few seconds test, it's not a torture.
In this test (as for Black badgers) only one from VS and WD failed,all the others succeeded and still give me pleasure in shaving.
Another example: i bought a25mm Silvertip knot from VS,i made the test and i wasn't so happy
Unfortunately i glued the knot and voila !
No happy while shaving.

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