12-13-2014, 10:43 AM
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  • Rob W
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  • Central IL, USA
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I received this new handle this week. It is a solid one piece reproduction of the Rubberset 400 brush. I got it from Dr Dulcamara. The fit and finish of this handle is fantastic. The handle is 80mm, 87gm and takes about a 24mm knot. Now I need to decide what knot I am going to put in it. I am thinking about maybe a Shavemac 2-band Silvertip or a synthetic knot. Just need to find a source one them. Here are some pictures of the handle.

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 12-13-2014, 10:52 AM
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  • MaxP
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IMHO its way too nice to put in a synthetic knot. Genuine badger seems more appropriate.

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 12-13-2014, 10:55 AM
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  • Rob W
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(12-13-2014, 10:52 AM)MaxP Wrote: IMHO its way too nice to put in a synthetic knot. Genuine badger seems more appropriate.

Yes I agree, but something like an EJ STF XL might be nice in it.

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 12-13-2014, 11:03 AM
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  • Agravic
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Beautiful handle, Rob.

I vote for an EJ XL STF knot.

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 12-13-2014, 11:06 AM
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  • Giorgio
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(12-13-2014, 11:03 AM)Agravic Wrote: Beautiful handle, Rob.

I vote for an EJ XL STF knot.

I second this! I had one of my EJ XL knots transplanted into a custom handle turned by our very own 55dougie that should be arriving early next week Biggrin. I think this handle is a prime candidate for that knot.

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 12-13-2014, 11:33 AM
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(12-13-2014, 10:52 AM)MaxP Wrote: IMHO its way too nice to put in a synthetic knot. Genuine badger seems more appropriate.

+1 I would go with the one of the Shavemac 2-Bands! Biggrin

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 12-13-2014, 11:45 AM
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I love the looks of this brush. sometimes the oldies just hit it out of the part. art deco and stunning. thank your Doctor

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 12-13-2014, 11:48 AM
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  • jamesrobson5
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(12-13-2014, 11:33 AM)celestino Wrote:
(12-13-2014, 10:52 AM)MaxP Wrote: IMHO its way too nice to put in a synthetic knot. Genuine badger seems more appropriate.

+1 I would go with the one of the Shavemac 2-Bands! Biggrin

+2 A two band would be stunning.

That handle is just awesome!Biggrin

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 12-13-2014, 12:19 PM
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  • mlzettl
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All I can say is,"WOW." That handle is absolutely magnificent. Although there are great synthetics out there, I admit to being a traditionalist (euphemism for old-fashioned I guess), and would put a badger knot in it. Whatever you do, it will be fantastic.

Matt

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 12-13-2014, 12:39 PM
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(12-13-2014, 12:19 PM)mlzettl Wrote: All I can say is,"WOW." That handle is absolutely magnificent. Although there are great synthetics out there, I admit to being a traditionalist (euphemism for old-fashioned I guess), and would put a badger knot in it. Whatever you do, it will be fantastic.

Matt
nice to see you here matt

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 12-13-2014, 01:04 PM
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I desperately want one. I'm debating selling my rubberset 400 to get it.

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 12-13-2014, 01:28 PM
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  • Rob W
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Thank you all for the feed back on what knot. It will be a hard decision.

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 12-13-2014, 02:28 PM
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  • Gordy
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Boar......or maybe boar........or possibly boar. Oh I don't know, maybe you should put a boar knot in it.
The style was always gorgeous and that's no different. Top of my wish list.

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 12-13-2014, 06:02 PM
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  • Lando
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two band badger!

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 12-14-2014, 03:27 AM
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  • BobH
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What a super looking handle. I don't think you could go wrong with either knot you are considering. I would say that if you go with a Muhle STF XL knot to consider a loft setting of around 54mm. Had a custom brush made using that knot/loft setting and liked it much better than the factory setting for face lathering. Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

Bob

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 12-14-2014, 06:59 AM
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  • Rob W
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(12-13-2014, 02:28 PM)Gordy Wrote: Boar......or maybe boar........or possibly boar. Oh I don't know, maybe you should put a boar knot in it.
The style was always gorgeous and that's no different. Top of my wish list.

The boar knot would be the most traditional. I think the Synthetic would have a similar look because they do not bloom as much as the Badger knots do. I so enjoy some of the new Synthetics to change thing up but they have not fully replaced my Badger brushes.


(12-14-2014, 03:27 AM)BobH Wrote: What a super looking handle. I don't think you could go wrong with either knot you are considering. I would say that if you go with a Muhle STF XL knot to consider a loft setting of around 54mm. Had a custom brush made using that knot/loft setting and liked it much better than the factory setting for face lathering. Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

Bob

Thank for the input Bob.

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 12-16-2014, 02:53 PM
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What a stunner. I'd put a 2-band knot in it

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 12-18-2014, 09:11 AM
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Can't go wrong with a finest knot.

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 12-18-2014, 11:21 AM
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  • TheMonk
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The classic choice would be a long lofted boar, but I'm gonna have someone put a special 2-band knot on mine. An EJ STF XL 25mm knot would also be a great fit, but I'm not sure where you could get one, at least not without destroying an EJ brush. Biggrin

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 12-18-2014, 12:14 PM
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Great looking handle.

Whatever you do, I know you'll be happy with it!

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