07-13-2015, 11:18 AM
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Since the knot in this brush seems to be different from other Paladin offerings, it would be great to read impressions, reviews, comments.

Thanks everyone. I hope you're all enjoying your new Paladins!

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 07-13-2015, 12:50 PM
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used once.  very soft, no scritch, held lather well, NO shedders!  looks very nice and well made.
excellent work by all involved.

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 07-13-2015, 01:50 PM
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(07-13-2015, 11:18 AM)number six Wrote: Since the knot in this brush seems to be different from other Paladin offerings, it would be great to read impressions, reviews, comments.


What makes you say the knot is different than other Paladins?  I mean, badger hair is natural so there will be variance typical with different batches, but AFAIK there is no intentional variance is there?

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 07-13-2015, 02:17 PM
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(07-13-2015, 01:50 PM)repete66219 Wrote:
(07-13-2015, 11:18 AM)number six Wrote: Since the knot in this brush seems to be different from other Paladin offerings, it would be great to read impressions, reviews, comments.


What makes you say the knot is different than other Paladins?  I mean, badger hair is natural so there will be variance typical with different batches, but AFAIK there is no intentional variance is there?
In the TSN LE thread Ken covered in detail the difference.  Lee made this knot specifically for the TSN LE brush.

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 07-13-2015, 03:11 PM
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I want to read some good honest reviews, not cheesy ones.  Good thread.....

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 07-13-2015, 03:45 PM
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Yes, no cheese please.

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 07-13-2015, 03:47 PM
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Lol....

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 07-13-2015, 03:53 PM
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  • grantmm
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Welp, there goes my planned test lather with E-Z Cheeze

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 07-13-2015, 04:09 PM
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 07-13-2015, 04:11 PM
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  • jtmke
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  • milwaukee
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Very nice higher loft than expected but I did not measure. Very soft and looks great.

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 07-13-2015, 04:23 PM
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Thanks jt!

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 07-13-2015, 04:24 PM
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Hard to see the loft with all that dreamy lather...

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 07-13-2015, 04:48 PM
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  • jtmke
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  • milwaukee
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Yes I know. I was a bit worried when Ken mentioned it had a level of scritch. I am very happy with the brush. Soft with backbone and not super dense.

Edit because "not" was magically spell checked out

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 07-13-2015, 04:51 PM
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(07-13-2015, 02:17 PM)Nevada Red Wrote:
(07-13-2015, 01:50 PM)repete66219 Wrote:
(07-13-2015, 11:18 AM)number six Wrote: Since the knot in this brush seems to be different from other Paladin offerings, it would be great to read impressions, reviews, comments.


What makes you say the knot is different than other Paladins?  I mean, badger hair is natural so there will be variance typical with different batches, but AFAIK there is no intentional variance is there?
In the TSN LE thread Ken covered in detail the difference.  Lee made this knot specifically for the TSN LE brush.
I read the thread. Must have missed that bit.

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 07-13-2015, 05:27 PM
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(07-13-2015, 04:48 PM)jtmke Wrote: Yes I know. I was a bit worried when Ken mentioned it had a level of scritch. I am very happy with the brush. Soft with backbone and super dense.

I certainly don't get much backbone out of mine, nothing like the other two Lee Sabini knots I've had. I'm ok with that, love my Plisson too, but some others might not. The tips on this LE are quite possibly the best I've ever had. The handle is absolutely the best I've ever had. Happy dude overall.

Edit: Plisson synthetic that is.

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 07-13-2015, 06:51 PM
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Used it again just now and it's honestly so good. Tonight was a stick SdBon Berger applied directly to my face and lathered up with a wet LE. It went great, whipped up a great lather in less than a minute. #90 is officially my #1.

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 07-13-2015, 06:52 PM
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This sounds like an epic brush to own! How's the fan shape? Does it splay less/more when loading?

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 07-13-2015, 07:54 PM
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Incredibly well made brush. That's the most striking aspect of the brush, IMHO. Not that much backbone (which I think is due to the high loft -- probably one of the many reasons), and the splay is impressive. I do find the knot to be pretty scritchy, but hopefully that goes away with more use. Overall though, I'm very happy. And although it may be a little scritchy for me, it whips up lather quite easily and well.

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 07-13-2015, 08:44 PM
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  • kwsher
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As others mentioned, the most striking detail is the handle and associated finish quality. Hands down, best I have seen. The butterscotch, as seen in pictures, is very unique as well with a more caramel color. Looks antique/aged in person.

Setting aside cosmetics, I get little backbone for a brush with an effective knot size of 26mm and loft of 50-53mm, contributed to by the fan shape. No scritch on mine and the tips are very soft. Knot is marginally dense with good flow through and release. Have only lost 4 hairs to date.

I thought the lack of backbone may be an issue for me personally as I do like more backbone as a general rule, but the brush is actually a pleasure to use- it lathers "small" for its specs so I think those that enjoy a smaller spec'd brush would enjoy as well.

Very good brush and #71 won't find the BST.

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 07-14-2015, 04:53 AM
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I have good time ready your review.  I will have mine soon  Biggrin

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