10-31-2015, 05:50 AM
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Good Day everyone! I believe I just got on the list to obtain a wolf whiskers brush and was looking for some answers to a couple questions I had before it comes time to order one. First of all I was looking for some input from some people that have these brushes. What do you think about the brush? What kind of knot did you use? I don't know if I should go with something he has or get my own knot and have him install it. I was considering a Shavemac silvertip knot. I like soft brushes with very little "scritchy" to them while still retaining some backbone and not being too floppy. I love how soft my plission and stirling synthetics are. I also love my simpson chubby 2 best, however it is a bit scritchy. Still very soft though. One more question is if anyone has opinions about the nathan clark ubersoft knots Peter uses. I was looking at getting 2 brushes one badger and one synthetic.
Thankk you all for your advice and opinions.
Kind regards,
Paul

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 10-31-2015, 06:01 AM
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The Ubersoft knots are excellent. They are also the same as WD. I have not used the Ubersoft 2 yet. (Have one on order.). Nathan is a super guy to deal with, both in buying products and turning handles.

To be a little more specific about the knot, if you blindfolded me, I don't think I could tell them apart from a Plisson knot. Maybe a bit more backbone, but that is kind of dependent on the set, too. I have them in 24, 28 and 30 mm size.

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 10-31-2015, 06:18 AM
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I own several with Ubersoft and Ubersoft 2 knots.  They are very soft and great performers.  Can't go wrong with either of the two.  To me the difficult part is the choosing a handle.


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 10-31-2015, 07:25 AM
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Hrdfez... How do you like the Uber2s compared to the 1s?


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 10-31-2015, 07:41 AM
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(10-31-2015, 07:25 AM)PickledNorthern Wrote: Hrdfez... How do you like the Uber2s compared to the 1s?


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To tell you the truth, I don't noticed much difference.

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 10-31-2015, 09:57 AM
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(10-31-2015, 06:18 AM)hrfdez Wrote: I own several with Ubersoft and Ubersoft 2 knots.  They are very soft and great performers.  Can't go wrong with either of the two.  To me the difficult part is the choosing a handle.


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Yeah he has a great selection of colors...i want one of each lol

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 10-31-2015, 10:02 AM
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(10-31-2015, 06:18 AM)hrfdez Wrote: I own several with Ubersoft and Ubersoft 2 knots.  They are very soft and great performers.  Can't go wrong with either of the two.  To me the difficult part is the choosing a handle.


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It looks like you have 2 different types of handles...what is the far left and then the next one in? Do you have any badger knots of his? Also what knot size do you have on your largest knot? Thanks sorry for the list.

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 10-31-2015, 10:23 AM
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(10-31-2015, 10:02 AM)acidburn Wrote:
(10-31-2015, 06:18 AM)hrfdez Wrote: I own several with Ubersoft and Ubersoft 2 knots.  They are very soft and great performers.  Can't go wrong with either of the two.  To me the difficult part is the choosing a handle.


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It looks like you have 2 different types of handles...what is the far left and then the next one in?  Do you have any badger knots of his?  Also what knot size do you have on your largest knot?  Thanks sorry for the list.

Bishop and Becky.  They are 24mm Knots.

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 10-31-2015, 03:44 PM
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(10-31-2015, 07:25 AM)PickledNorthern Wrote: Hrdfez... How do you like the Uber2s compared to the 1s?


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I notice the 2 has a bit more scrub and backbone and the #1, but it's a really great knot. My WW with the Ubersoft II is one of my most favorite brushes

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 10-31-2015, 03:45 PM
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Waiting patiently for my II. Have a gorgeous custom handle to put it in.


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 10-31-2015, 04:16 PM
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(10-31-2015, 10:23 AM)hrfdez Wrote:
(10-31-2015, 10:02 AM)acidburn Wrote:
(10-31-2015, 06:18 AM)hrfdez Wrote: I own several with Ubersoft and Ubersoft 2 knots.  They are very soft and great performers.  Can't go wrong with either of the two.  To me the difficult part is the choosing a handle.


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It looks like you have 2 different types of handles...what is the far left and then the next one in?  Do you have any badger knots of his?  Also what knot size do you have on your largest knot?  Thanks sorry for the list.

Bishop and Becky.  They are 24mm Knots.

These are beautiful brushes. ..what is the difference between the middle 2 knots from the ones on the ends?

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 10-31-2015, 04:40 PM
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(10-31-2015, 04:16 PM)acidburn Wrote:
(10-31-2015, 10:23 AM)hrfdez Wrote:
(10-31-2015, 10:02 AM)acidburn Wrote: It looks like you have 2 different types of handles...what is the far left and then the next one in?  Do you have any badger knots of his?  Also what knot size do you have on your largest knot?  Thanks sorry for the list.

Bishop and Becky.  They are 24mm Knots.

These are beautiful brushes. ..what is the difference between the middle 2 knots from the ones on the ends?

Thanks!  Those were my last two.  I believe they are the UB2 knots.  I guess I should have marked them, lol.....

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 11-03-2015, 04:03 AM
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Waiting patiently for my 2 WW brushes!
I can't choose the color! Smile

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 11-03-2015, 10:26 AM
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I just sent two knots to Peter for handles.
I sent a 30/58 Shavemac Silvertip two band and a 30/55 Romera manchurian Finest. 
We talked a lot about handles materials and shapes and I can tell youPeter is very easy to talk with and get what you want.
The hardest part is to get the color schemes you want for the handles, keep in mind all casts he does are unique and non-reproducible. 

Th e Ubersoft synthetic knot is very nice I have enjoyed mine for a while now. I think it is not the same as the WD synthetic, but the ones  I have are 28 and 30mm respectively and the lofts are not the same.

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 11-04-2015, 08:54 AM
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I too am on the waiting list for 2 WW brushes.  I have no idea what to ask for, so I'll probably just leave it up to him.  If Peter's up for it, I may send him photos of my current stable of brushes and just ask that he just do something different from what I already have.  I just did that with a Gillette Aristocrat I sent to Jay at Delta Echo.

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 11-04-2015, 08:59 AM
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(11-03-2015, 10:26 AM)mainaman Wrote: I just sent two knots to Peter for handles.
I sent a 30/58 Shavemac Silvertip two band and a 30/55 Romera manchurian Finest. 
We talked a lot about handles materials and shapes and I can tell youPeter is very easy to talk with and get what you want.
The hardest part is to get the color schemes you want for the handles, keep in mind all casts he does are unique and non-reproducible. 

Th e Ubersoft synthetic knot is very nice I have enjoyed mine for a while now. I think it is not the same as the WD synthetic, but the ones  I have are 28 and 30mm respectively and the lofts are not the same.

Peter told me the Ubersoft is the same exact fiber as Whipped Dog. I got the Ubersoft II since I have two WDs, which is supposed to have slightly different characteristics on the side of the fibers for retaining heat more, but other than that which I don't even notice it appears and performs the same as my WD and thus I believe the original Ubersoft is the same like Peter said. Excellent fiber knots and probably my favorite even over Plisson but it's close. I have a 24mm WW, 24mm WD, and 30mm WD. The 30mm is quickly becoming a favorite of mine, just needs to break in a little more like my 24mm did, which was a pleasant surprise that I didn't expect.

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 11-07-2015, 02:51 AM
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(11-04-2015, 08:54 AM)Downing Wrote: I too am on the waiting list for 2 WW brushes.  I have no idea what to ask for, so I'll probably just leave it up to him.  If Peter's up for it, I may send him photos of my current stable of brushes and just ask that he just do something different from what I already have.  I just did that with a Gillette Aristocrat I sent to Jay at Delta Echo.

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Those are some beautiful brushes. I really like them all. What is the black and white marble looking one? That kent is crazy! Lol.

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 11-08-2015, 05:31 PM
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Thanks.  I love them all.

The Kent is a BLK8.  Crazy big but not as big as the Kent BLK12.  It's a wonderful brush but too soft for soaps, which is ok because I'm a cream man.  It tends to swallow cream right out of the bowl but gives it back easily when I lather my face.

The white and black one is from Bob Quinn of Elite Razor, an artisan listed on Shave Nook.  He makes some fantastic stuff out of wood, resin and stone.  This particular brush is Wild Horse Jasper, mined out of Wild Horse Canyon in central Oregon.  Beautiful black veins.

I really like the weight and feel of stone handle brushes, so I'm sure I'll add a few more to my collection.

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