03-21-2014, 01:30 AM
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I'm considering to buy a synthetic knot 20 mm from
Virginia Sheng - see http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-arrival-Synt...ain_0&hash=
Anyone have experience with this knot ? Is it any good ?

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 03-21-2014, 07:52 AM
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I have not tried that particular knot, but I imagine it is a standard Generation 3 knot that should work fine for you.
Good luck.

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 03-21-2014, 08:21 AM
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Her boars and badger silvertips (especially the extra dense silvertips) are very good and an excellent value. He synthetics have not been received well by my customers. The much prefer the Whipped Dog and the TGN synthetics. Water and lather retention are the main complaint. I had 2 customers that actually sent their brushes back and request I reknot with a different synthetic knot. The WD synthetic seems to be a gen 3 synthetic and the TGN seem to be a Gen 4 similar to the FS Pure Tech knots. Hope that helps.

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 03-21-2014, 10:34 PM
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Thank you, gentlemen - your responses certainly help.
Cheers, Jan.

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 04-12-2014, 09:13 AM
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I don't know the Victoria from where it comes
The ebay name is Virginiasheng,not even Virginia Sheng
Of course i don't know if the owner is relative with the State of Virginia in America.
As i said to another thread in B&B:

Quote:I know the store
The Silvertips are Ok but STAY AWAY from the black badger knots

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No backbone at all,don't buy them !

I have tested also 4-5 of Silvertips (sorry No Synthetics)
Very nice looking,steady shape,smooth,no shedding
I am happy with them,here is an example:

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 04-12-2014, 10:05 AM
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Sorry for the confusion - should have been virginiasheng Angel

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 04-12-2014, 11:04 AM
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(03-21-2014, 08:21 AM)W.S.O. Wrote: He synthetics have not been received well by my customers.
Water and lather retention are the main complaint.

A Synthetic hasn't the water retention of a badger or a boar
His material is different,can not and mustn't compare them to that.
The Synthetic can not soak the lather as my TGN pure bristle did
A "nylon" bristle can not absorb water or lather.

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 04-12-2014, 12:05 PM
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(03-21-2014, 01:30 AM)Jan Zoethout Wrote: I'm considering to buy a synthetic knot 20 mm from
Virginia Sheng - see http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-arrival-Synt...ain_0&hash=
Anyone have experience with this knot ? Is it any good ?

Generation 3 knot. A good all around performer.

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 04-12-2014, 11:56 PM
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(04-12-2014, 12:05 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: Generation 3 knot. A good all around performer.

Thank you sir, this is the answer I was waiting for.

The info from the other gentlemen was also of great value Biggrin

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 05-16-2014, 01:50 AM
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Ordered this week pur tech knots from virginiasheng - one 22 mm (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pur-tech-Synthet...233a1b5fdc) and one 23.5 mm (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pur-tech-Synthet...233a1c0bb5).
Said to be pur tech - so gen. 4 - so good stuff, I suppose.
Wonder if there's a connection to Frank Shaving - VS and FS using the same supplier ?
Or even VS and FS are the same supplier ? Biggrin

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 05-16-2014, 03:25 AM
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Thats a good question. Im looking into making a custom brush with a synthetic knot, so im interested in reading your review. Im 50/50 between going with a pur tech or TGN. Does anyone have feedback on the larger synthetic knots? Im talking about 28mm or greater? thanks.

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 05-16-2014, 05:48 AM
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(05-16-2014, 03:25 AM)JrReyes Wrote: Thats a good question. Im looking into making a custom brush with a synthetic knot, so im interested in reading your review. Im 50/50 between going with a pur tech or TGN. Does anyone have feedback on the larger synthetic knots? Im talking about 28mm or greater? thanks.

I had a FS 28mm and it was a very nice brush/knot. It was just simply not getting used enough to keep it. I also have a 26mm FS knot in an olivewood handle and it is perfect. Thats why I got rid of the 28mm. As I said it was a great performing synthetic. Very good in every area, Stiffness (Backbone), Softness, everything, just found I was using the 26mm more. I will say this, the nice thing when you venture into the larger synthetics is the water retention improves. Thats why i think 25-26 are my fav sizes in synthetic. I have a 25mm Omega and the 26mm FS knot in olivewood handle and I like them both very much. In fact before I had really gotten into horsehair brushes if I had to pick just one brush to use forever it would have been one of those 2 I just mentioned.
I also just picked up a new synthetic that is on the larger side but have only used it a couple times but was impressed to date.
I am thrilled VS is carrying Gen4 synthetics. She offers excellent pricing and service and great value in her knots, my customers just did not like her previous synthetic knot offering. I ecstatic i have another VS option to offer. Its nice to see the pute-tech not available at such reasonable pricing now as well. Im really glad you posted this follow up Jan!

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 05-16-2014, 07:29 AM
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Yes, thank you for posting that info. I just placed an order for a 24mm Pur Tech knot.

I've been wanting to try one for a while, and for that price I couldn't resist. I have a 22mm Whipped Dog syn and a 20mm Muhle Black Fibre and I love them both.

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 05-16-2014, 07:38 AM
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At the moment virginiasheng only carries 22 mm and 23.5 mm pur tech knots.
For other sizes (smaller as well as bigger) you need to contact Frank Shaving and explicitly ask for pur tech.

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 05-16-2014, 01:26 PM
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Interesting!

Please keep us informed after you try your knots.

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 05-16-2014, 01:57 PM
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Brian, I have no idea how long it's going to take to get a knot from China? I'm going to try and do this one myself. I've already told Larry to add a 24mm butterscotch handle when he ships back my Vie-Long Lord Randal re-knot.

If I had to guess, I would think I'm looking at at least a month or longer?????

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 05-16-2014, 11:07 PM
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(05-16-2014, 01:57 PM)BriDroid Wrote: snip>>If I had to guess, I would think I'm looking at at least a month or longer?????
Shippings from China to the Netherlands usually take about 3 weeks.

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 05-17-2014, 05:00 PM
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My shipments from Virginia Sheng to here in California average around six days after she ships. Quicker than some shipments I get from the East coast.

(05-16-2014, 01:57 PM)BriDroid Wrote: Brian, I have no idea how long it's going to take to get a knot from China?.....I would think I'm looking at at least a month or longer?????

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 05-18-2014, 08:06 AM
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(05-16-2014, 01:50 AM)Jan Zoethout Wrote: Wonder if there's a connection to Frank Shaving - VS and FS using the same supplier ?
Or even VS and FS are the same supplier ? Biggrin

Very difficult from a customer via pc to know but:
different email for communication,different paypal mail,different name,different address,different style on writing.
Even between FS and other sellers as IanTang don't much.
As for the main source many brands buy from China
Some said it straight but some they hide it.

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 05-30-2014, 06:00 AM
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(05-16-2014, 11:07 PM)Jan Zoethout Wrote:
(05-16-2014, 01:57 PM)BriDroid Wrote: snip>>If I had to guess, I would think I'm looking at at least a month or longer?????
Shippings from China to the Netherlands usually take about 3 weeks.
Ordered my knots May, 15th and received them today May, 30.
So it took about 11 working-days.

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