03-16-2014, 03:24 PM
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Does anyone know how the knot in this brush compares to the knot in the Barbear Classico Texugo? I have the Texugo and the knot is wonderful...nice backbone with buttery soft tips. Hard to imagine a knot better than the Texugo.

Thanks for any info......

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 03-16-2014, 03:56 PM
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  • Giorgio
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I'm interested in this as well... Same story, love the Texugo and the new SE has me intrigued.

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 03-16-2014, 04:21 PM
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I have the texugo and the Select Silvertip hair knot (It should be the same exact knot as is in the 2013 SE) and they are both fairly different but amazing in different ways.

For the texugo knot it has more backbone, and while the tips are soft, i believe that the select silvertip are a bit softer. Due to the increased amount of backbone in the texugo there is less splaying and some people feel there is more controlability with it, but to me the Select silvertip brush has enough backbone due to the density of the knot.

The Texugo knot has a 22mm knot, and the 2013 has a 24mm, which will give a greater face coverage area due to both the larger knot, and the increased splay. Though to me it's not an excessive amount of area.

The Select SIlvertip quickly jumped to my favorite brush once I picked it up, surpassing my rover, Tulip-2-2band, SOC boar, and Phyl 8. Nothing fits in my hand as well as the rover or the phyl 8, but we're talking about knots right?

If you can afford it the Select silvertip knot is amazing. I would recommend picking one up, and alternating between two amazing brushes. they're both great, and i don't think you'll regret it. The only thing i would recommend is use the select silvertip for a week or two because it takes a little while for the knot to open up which greatly increases flow through. one of the benefits of such a dense knot. Smile

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 03-17-2014, 01:57 AM
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  • tgutc
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I have both and I think the SE 2013 knot is better. Don't get me wrong the Texugo is a great brush. You mentioned the Texugo has soft tips. I think you will find the 2013 has much softer tips but with good backbone and flow through. The handle on the 2013 is stunning.

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 03-17-2014, 02:50 AM
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  • TheMonk
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They're different types of hair.

The BC Texugo is a 2-band hair, the same that the recent Semogue Horn 2-band brushes (in 3 sizes) had.
The 2013 SE is a Selected Silvertip hair, the same that the ForoAfeitado Horn brush had.

I have the two brushes I mention above, as well as the BC Texugo, and to me both hair types are excellent, however different.
If you want extremely soft tips, the Selected Silvertip hair is the choice for you. You will, however, have less backbone, quite a lot of splay and none of that scrubby sensation so many people love.
The 2-Band hair present on the BC Texugo is not quite as soft, but still very soft, with only a hint of scritch, and has more backbone and less splay than the Selected Silvertip.

Here's you can see the splay on the Selected Silvertip knot:
[Image: Semogue_Corno_Antes_2.jpg] [Image: Semogue_Corno_Depois_1.jpg]


In conclusion, the all-around better hair for me would be the 2-Band, but the luxurious feeling of the Selected Silvertip's is something I don't think I could live without. Wink

I hope this helped.

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 03-17-2014, 03:05 AM
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  • ajc347
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Great pictures - the ForoAfeitado Horn brush really does look to be a very nice brush indeed.

I can't wait to try the Selected Silvertip knot out in my 2013 LE when it arrives.

It will be interesting to see how it compares to the standard Silvertip hair used in the 2015HD.

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 03-17-2014, 03:21 AM
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Looking forward to receiving it and compare the knot to Thäter or shavemac silvertip knots... the softest that I am aware of...

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 03-17-2014, 04:00 AM
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  • TheMonk
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(03-17-2014, 03:05 AM)ajc347 Wrote: Great pictures - the ForoAfeitado Horn brush really does look to be a very nice brush indeed.

I can't wait to try the Selected Silvertip knot out in my 2013 LE when it arrives.

It will be interesting to see how it compares to the standard Silvertip hair used in the 2015HD.

Thank you. IMO the Selected Silvertip hair is superior in every way to the normal Silvertip hair, so I believe you will be very pleasantly surprised.
If I didn't already have the Horn with Selected Silvertip, I'd have bought the 2013 SE (in fact, don't tell the SWMBO but I'm still considering it Biggrin).

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 03-17-2014, 01:38 PM
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(03-17-2014, 04:00 AM)TheMonk Wrote: Thank you. IMO the Selected Silvertip hair is superior in every way to the normal Silvertip hair, so I believe you will be very pleasantly surprised.
If I didn't already have the Horn with Selected Silvertip, I'd have bought the 2013 SE (in fact, don't tell the SWMBO but I'm still considering it Biggrin).

As luck would have it, the 2013 LE was waiting on the doorstep for me when I got home this evening. Smile

What an awesomely nice brush - you are 100% right in your analysis of the knot. It feels very much like a D01 3-band knot in my favourite Semogue handle (i.e. the style used in the 2000), and the olive wood is gorgeous.

All-in-all I am one happy man. Smile

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 03-17-2014, 02:30 PM
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(03-17-2014, 01:38 PM)ajc347 Wrote:
(03-17-2014, 04:00 AM)TheMonk Wrote: Thank you. IMO the Selected Silvertip hair is superior in every way to the normal Silvertip hair, so I believe you will be very pleasantly surprised.
If I didn't already have the Horn with Selected Silvertip, I'd have bought the 2013 SE (in fact, don't tell the SWMBO but I'm still considering it Biggrin).

As luck would have it, the 2013 LE was waiting on the doorstep for me when I got home this evening. Smile

What an awesomely nice brush - you are 100% right in your analysis of the knot. It feels very much like a D01 3-band knot in my favourite Semogue handle (i.e. the style used in the 2000), and the olive wood is gorgeous.

All-in-all I am one happy man. Smile

I knew it. Wink
Please share some pics with us, if and when you can.

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 03-17-2014, 03:01 PM
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  • Giorgio
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(03-17-2014, 01:38 PM)ajc347 Wrote: As luck would have it, the 2013 LE was waiting on the doorstep for me when I got home this evening. Smile

What an awesomely nice brush - you are 100% right in your analysis of the knot. It feels very much like a D01 3-band knot in my favourite Semogue handle (i.e. the style used in the 2000), and the olive wood is gorgeous.

All-in-all I am one happy man. Smile

Wow...I LOVE the D01 3 Band hair! That's impressive...and congrats! Now I'll echo the notion: Pictures Please Biggrin!

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 03-17-2014, 03:43 PM
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  • ajc347
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I'm a tad busy with work over the next few days but have a day off on Friday and will be happy to do a mini-review on the brush.

I'll do a side-by-side comparison with a Semogue 2015HD, a couple of D01 3-band and a couple of Simpsons brushes.

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 03-17-2014, 08:38 PM
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I have the ForoAfeitado Horn brush as well. The knot is amazing. The tips are super soft but the the density gives it amazing backbone. It is the best of both worlds. I will be ordering one of the 2013 SE shortly.

If I had to compare the BC Texugo to another brush, it is a smaller version of the SOC 2 band badger. Both are great brushes. They are also densely packed like the FA brush. The tips on the select silvertip are just softer.

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 03-18-2014, 03:22 AM
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I managed to take a quick couple of pictures of the 2013 LE brush after my first go with it this morning:


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The knot is interesting - it feels very much like a D01 3-band in terms of softness at the tips but does lack a slight bit of backbone compared to the D01 brushes I have.

The tips feel very soft and there is very good flow through.

It reminds me somewhat of the knot in my Duke 3 in Best, my 57, my two 58's and my PJ2 in Super but with zero scritch.

So far this knot is looking as though it's going to be a great bowl latherer, and I just love the bloom on it.

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 03-18-2014, 03:34 AM
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  • TheMonk
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(03-18-2014, 03:22 AM)ajc347 Wrote: I managed to take a quick couple of pictures of the 2013 LE brush after my first go with it this morning:

The knot is interesting - it feels very much like a D01 3-band in terms of softness at the tips but does lack a slight bit of backbone compared to the D01 brushes I have.

The tips feel very soft and there is very good flow through.

It reminds me somewhat of the knot in my Duke 3 in Best, my 57, my two 58's and my PJ2 in Super but with zero scritch.

So far this knot is looking as though it's going to be a great bowl latherer, and I just love the bloom on it.

That knot looks absolutely superb! I hope you continue enjoying that great brush. Wink

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 03-18-2014, 04:13 AM
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A beautiful handle....the best I have seen!!!!!

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 03-18-2014, 06:23 AM
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  • Giorgio
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Wow thanks for posting the pics! That is one impressive looking brush... Beautiful handle and excellent looking knot Biggrin!

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 03-18-2014, 09:18 AM
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(03-18-2014, 06:23 AM)Giorgio Wrote: Wow thanks for posting the pics! That is one impressive looking brush... Beautiful handle and excellent looking knot Biggrin!

+1

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 03-18-2014, 09:45 AM
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  • Balj86
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That handle is very pretty and looks ergonomic.

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 03-18-2014, 10:20 AM
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Well mine arrived today and just took it for a test drive. What a fantastic brush. Very ergonomic handle and the hairs are super soft. Great flowthrough and just enough backbone.
I'd rate it just below my M+F heritage and Simpson Manchurian's.

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