03-10-2014, 07:57 AM
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I've been looking through the many threads on synthetic brushes on the Nook, and it's been interesting, but a little overwhelming to keep track of the various 'generations' of synthetic fibre knots - especially as the 'generations' are a system that's not accepted by the makers themselves (being devised by a member here).

Anyway, I keep having to go back to the threads to see if I can figure out which generation a knot or brush of my interest belongs to.

I thought it would be nice to have a table of the various generations for reference. It could have the characteristics of the fibres and some of the brushes that use them noted.

It would also be a great thing to have as a sticky.

Does anyone else agree that this would be nice?

If people agree that it's something that would be nice to have, I can offer my services in putting a list together.

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 03-10-2014, 09:22 AM
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I think this would be very useful, Yohann. I'm assuming that Gary or Jim (Codfish) may have something like it prepared already.

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 03-10-2014, 09:29 AM
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I agree that it would be useful to have a table with the currently available synthetics and a designation of a generation for each one.

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 03-10-2014, 09:46 AM
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I don't need the table, Yohann, but I also think it would be a great aid for other folks, especially, any new chaps to the forum and to wet shaving. Great of you to do this, my friend! Biggrin

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 03-10-2014, 10:24 AM
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If a table is to be made I will have to go back through other data stored offline for information not displayed in the threads to create an accurate one. That will take some review. I will put that on the "to do list" but keep in mind the data is not all in one place.
in my archives so it will not be immediate.

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In addtion not all brushes have or will be tested so all brushes will not be on that list.



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 03-10-2014, 10:45 AM
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Re: above post

That makes perfect sense, and you don't have to do all by yourself. I volunteer to help in any way I can. I'll comb through the posts here and see if I can get a list started. It will be very incomplete.

I don't think there's any way that one person can try out every brand/model of synthetic hair knot there is, so we don't expect it to be comprehensive.

I just think that a reference of 'what to expect' would be useful.

For example, I know that the Plisson Synth I received today is supposed to be very soft and with less spring and backbone than the Muhle V2 STF (which I tried), but off the top of my head I cannot state which is newer.

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 03-10-2014, 11:05 AM
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(03-10-2014, 11:05 AM)GDCarrington Wrote: As to fiber types from visual comparison it looks like late gen 3. Fibers are only one element. I was planning on writing an article this weekend discussing some of the misconceptions of the generations and how other elements of brush making can make or break the quality of a brush regardless of fibers used.




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I was also interested in seeing the results from the first wave of Simpson 48 mm brushes to see what happens to that gen 4 fiber in that short of a loft. May make or keep Muhle and Plisson as the better deal. Yes a gen 3 fiber in a well made or correctly lofted knot could for many users out perform a brush with gen 4 fibers.

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