06-21-2014, 10:03 AM
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For face lathering and bowl lathering?
And what would be the dimensions of that brush? i.e., knot size and loft...

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 06-21-2014, 10:41 AM
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Up until recently, a Savile Row SR3122. Spec'd at 22/52, in reality 24/51. It might very well make a comeback someday.

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 06-21-2014, 10:56 AM
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I don't bowl-lather, but my WSP Manchurian knots 26 X 53mm in my Oscar11 All-Amber brushes are superb. Smile

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 06-21-2014, 10:58 AM
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  • Giorgio
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  • Pennsylvania, US
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My favorite all around brushes right now are the Vie-Long Lord Randal SE in Silvertip, which has about 24x51 knot, and an RV tulip with a super finest knot measuring 25x52.

Both are incredibly comfortable, and the knots are "just right" for everything Smile

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 06-21-2014, 11:33 AM
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My new D.R. Harris H2 is perfect for bowl and face lathering, 24mm knot with a 50mm loft.

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 06-21-2014, 11:35 AM
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  • tgutc
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Semogue 1800

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 06-21-2014, 01:54 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions...
Lots of good ideas to noodle around.
Does anyone feel the love for Synthetic Brushes?
If so...which ones do you like?

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 06-21-2014, 02:03 PM
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  • cmh8890
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  • Atlanta, GA
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I usually use certain brushes for bowl lathering, and certain ones for face lathering - but the one that I can use equally well, and use often, is my Whipped Dog silvertip (24/48) - I really dig that brush. I also have one at 22/45 that I use as my travel brush (it bumped the Berkley to the shelf).

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 06-21-2014, 02:44 PM
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If I had to pick just one brush for everything. It would have to be my poor old lowly Semogue 620 . No brush I own produces lather swifter than this utilitarian tool.

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 06-21-2014, 02:59 PM
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(06-21-2014, 02:44 PM)Nickadermis Wrote: If I had to pick just one brush for everything. It would have to be my poor old lowly Semogue 620 . No brush I own produces lather swifter than this utilitarian tool.

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Nothing lowly about the Semogue 620 Nick. A great brush!

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 06-21-2014, 03:29 PM
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  • dcc
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Muhle STF 21mm

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 06-21-2014, 03:51 PM
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Semogue SOC 2-band would be my choice. Smile

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 06-21-2014, 05:25 PM
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  • TheMonk
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Seeing as I mainly bowl lather, my currently manufactured favourite brushes would be the M&F Chief Heritage 2-Band and the Semogue Horn size 3 2-Band, but my absolute favourite is my Rooney Finest 3/2 (which has a 3/3 knot).

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 06-21-2014, 06:38 PM
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(06-21-2014, 01:54 PM)digitaldome Wrote: Does anyone feel the love for Synthetic Brushes?
If so...which ones do you like?

* The Plisson synthetic is the best one I have tried.

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 06-21-2014, 06:44 PM
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It would be a hard call for me. I really like my Muhle STF V2, but my Jack Black is also a great performer. And I recently got a Plisson synthetic that I am starting to really like and may become my #1 choice.

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 06-21-2014, 06:44 PM
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My top favorite for both bowl and face lathering is a Rooney 3/2 Ebony in Finest Badger with a 24mm/54mm knot. I love the contrasting black handle and snow-white hair tips, and in action it provides for me a nearly perfect experience of feel in the hand, ability to lather, backbone, flowthrough, and softness on my skin.
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 06-21-2014, 06:46 PM
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I like how comfortable the Plisson is and how easy it is to work. But if the Muhle STF knot was just a bit less springy, I would change my vote since the handle fits my hand better, the tips are also nice and soft, and to me comes across as a classier package.

And John, what a beautiful brush.

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 06-21-2014, 06:48 PM
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Plisson Synthetic for whatever you want to throw at it.

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 06-21-2014, 07:10 PM
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(06-21-2014, 06:44 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: My top favorite for both bowl and face lathering is a Rooney 3/2 Ebony in Finest Badger with a 24mm/54mm knot. I love the contrasting black handle and snow-white hair tips, and in action it provides for me a nearly perfect experience of feel in the hand, ability to lather, backbone, flowthrough, and softness on my skin.
[Image: mmjhBuc.jpg]

That is one beautiful brush.

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 06-21-2014, 07:47 PM
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HL Thater 4125 size 5!

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