07-02-2015, 09:59 AM
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Gents,
I am having a custom handle made by Rudy Vey, and I want to put a Shavemac knot in it. I like some backbone and soft tips in my knots.
I understand there is Silvertip D01 knot - lots of back bone and can be scratchy?
And then there is Silvertip D01 2- band knot, backbone with soft tips. Is this the newest knot that Schavemac offers, and which many like, or is there a different knot? Rudy Vey said that the softest knot is ST 2-band.
I want to make sure I am going to get the correct knot.
Thanks for your input.

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 07-02-2015, 10:08 AM
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  • garyg
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I've had a couple Shavemac's, and neither could be described as scratchy at all. The thing is with the badger hair being organic and the knots hand-made what I bought last year (which may have been sourced 2 years ago) may not be what is available on the market today.  

I also have a couple brushes from Rudy - I'd make sure you fully describe your expectations and let Rudy pick the nearest knot.

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 07-02-2015, 10:17 AM
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(07-02-2015, 10:08 AM)garyg Wrote: I've had a couple Shavemac's, and neither could be described as scratchy at all. The thing is with the badger hair being organic and the knots hand-made what I bought last year (which may have been sourced 2 years ago) may not be what is available on the market today.  

I also have a couple brushes from Rudy - I'd make sure you fully describe your expectations and let Rudy pick the nearest knot.

I understand that, but lots of people are talking about a Shavemac knot that is very soft on the tips and with some backbone , so I wanted to confirm which knot is it according to the designation on the website.

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 07-02-2015, 10:26 AM
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You need the fourth one along that reads Silvertip 2-Band. Smile Thumbup

http://shavemac.com/products/Experts/Sha...ELECT.html

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 07-02-2015, 10:32 AM
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You might be looking for the new Shavemac Silvetip 2-Band knots which have strong backbone and the 'softest' tips that Shavemac offers, in my opinion. These are NOT the D-01 variants. The D-01 3-Band is also very soft, but it won't have as much backbone as this new hair grade if the knots are the same size and loft.
Good luck and Rudy can offer you his suggestions, also.

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 07-02-2015, 10:33 AM
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(07-02-2015, 10:26 AM)Optometrist Wrote: You need the fourth one along that reads Silvertip 2-Band. Smile

http://shavemac.com/products/Experts/Sha...ELECT.html
+1

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 07-02-2015, 10:43 AM
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Thanks guys.

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 07-02-2015, 11:01 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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I've only had 2 shavemac knots, both D01 silvertip and they couldn't be more different.  One was VERY scratchy (I sold it) while the other is velvety soft.
I need to have my 30mm Redwood burl brush reknotted (it's a heavy shedder) and I'm torn between the knot choice.  It must have soft tips, medium backbone with zero scratch.

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 07-02-2015, 11:17 AM
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The shavemac knot that really surprised me is the Finest.  It has lovely soft tips and a good amount of backbone.  Moreover, it is very well priced.

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 07-02-2015, 11:25 AM
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(07-02-2015, 11:01 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: I've only had 2 shavemac knots, both D01 silvertip and they couldn't be more different.  One was VERY scratchy (I sold it) while the other is velvety soft.
I need to have my 30mm Redwood burl brush reknotted (it's a heavy shedder) and I'm torn between the knot choice.  It must have soft tips, medium backbone with zero scratch.
You want the 2 band silvertip Erik, on experts selection you can request zero scritch/scratch and good backbone (this is what I did) and it will be fulfilled. Mine is on par with my Paladin and its a fan knot (24/46) outstanding IMO. Perhaps with a bulb shape you may experience gel tips.

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 07-02-2015, 12:27 PM
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+1 - the 2-band Silvertip knots are what I'd describe as "gel-like" with absolutely no scritch (can't stand scritch). 

If anything the tips on this knot are too soft for my taste as I like a little bit of scrub.  

(07-02-2015, 11:25 AM)Nishy Wrote:
(07-02-2015, 11:01 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: I've only had 2 shavemac knots, both D01 silvertip and they couldn't be more different.  One was VERY scratchy (I sold it) while the other is velvety soft.
I need to have my 30mm Redwood burl brush reknotted (it's a heavy shedder) and I'm torn between the knot choice.  It must have soft tips, medium backbone with zero scratch.
You want the 2 band silvertip Erik, on experts selection you can request zero scritch/scratch and good backbone (this is what I did) and it will be fulfilled. Mine is on par with my Paladin and its a fan knot (24/46) outstanding IMO. Perhaps with a bulb shape you may experience gel tips.

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 07-02-2015, 02:15 PM
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i got a brush recently from him with a shavemac 2 band silvertip knot. i was skeptical at first (not the density or backbone i'm used to these days), but it's not only a performer, but a winner. great knot.

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 07-02-2015, 03:16 PM
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+ 100 for what everyone is saying about the 2 band silver tip. It really is a champ. I have mine in a bulb shape. Smallest knot is 25/52. Measures a tad bigger on diameter tho. I also have a finest and do1 2 band. If I had to keep one knot style it would b the 2 band silvertip. It's a pleasure to use!


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 07-02-2015, 11:47 PM
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(07-02-2015, 12:27 PM)david1201 Wrote: +1 - the 2-band Silvertip knots are what I'd describe as "gel-like" with absolutely no scritch (can't stand scritch). 

If anything the tips on this knot are too soft for my taste as I like a little bit of scrub.  

(07-02-2015, 11:25 AM)Nishy Wrote:
(07-02-2015, 11:01 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: I've only had 2 shavemac knots, both D01 silvertip and they couldn't be more different.  One was VERY scratchy (I sold it) while the other is velvety soft.
I need to have my 30mm Redwood burl brush reknotted (it's a heavy shedder) and I'm torn between the knot choice.  It must have soft tips, medium backbone with zero scratch.
You want the 2 band silvertip Erik, on experts selection you can request zero scritch/scratch and good backbone (this is what I did) and it will be fulfilled. Mine is on par with my Paladin and its a fan knot (24/46) outstanding IMO. Perhaps with a bulb shape you may experience gel tips.
David have you tried the fan shaped knott set at a low loft? I have it in 24/46 and it provides good scrub whilst exhibiting zero scritch.

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 07-03-2015, 02:02 AM
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Nishy, I have not tried the fan, usually not a fan of the big-face feel from fans.  I could see this new 2-band as being a great knot in fan shape as well.

(07-02-2015, 11:47 PM)Nishy Wrote:
(07-02-2015, 12:27 PM)david1201 Wrote: +1 - the 2-band Silvertip knots are what I'd describe as "gel-like" with absolutely no scritch (can't stand scritch). 

If anything the tips on this knot are too soft for my taste as I like a little bit of scrub.  


(07-02-2015, 11:25 AM)Nishy Wrote: You want the 2 band silvertip Erik, on experts selection you can request zero scritch/scratch and good backbone (this is what I did) and it will be fulfilled. Mine is on par with my Paladin and its a fan knot (24/46) outstanding IMO. Perhaps with a bulb shape you may experience gel tips.
David have you tried the fan shaped knott set at a low loft? I have it in 24/46 and it provides good scrub whilst exhibiting zero scritch.

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 07-03-2015, 02:25 AM
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Hi David, I understand your apprehension, I have to say and apologies if i'm incorrect but this fan shaped knott certainly doesnt splay largely. I have only used it a handful of the times but so far it hasnt bloomed to a full oyster mushroom shape (if that makes sense) the tips are felt on the face but the softness makes it a great experience. Everyone to their own and ymmv obviosuly.

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 07-03-2015, 03:16 AM
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Nishy, thanks, I have a 2nd one of these incoming in bulb shape, if I get a 3rd will definitely consider the fan shape.

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 07-03-2015, 03:34 AM
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No probs, hope you enjoy your new brush

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 07-03-2015, 04:20 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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OK, I just mailed my two brushes to Bernd.  
My Hawaiian Koa brush is getting a 23mm Silvertip D01 and my monster Redwood burl is getting a 30mm 2-band silvertip (on your recommendation Avnish!) Biggrin

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 07-03-2015, 05:00 AM
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(07-03-2015, 04:20 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: OK, I just mailed my two brushes to Bernd.  
My Hawaiian Koa brush is getting a 23mm Silvertip D01 and my monster Redwood burl is getting a 30mm 2-band silvertip (on your recommendation Avnish!) Biggrin
They say opinions are like nipples. Some hard and firm, others barely visible through multiple layers and lastly those that have to seen and heard at every opportunity. Giving that my opinions/nipples are inadequate I would happily buy the brush off you Smile

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