Poll: Handle or Knot
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Handle
13.64% of votes
Knot
86.36% of votes
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 11-11-2015, 01:03 PM
#1
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I know we are always mesmerized by the beautiful handles we get with our brushes.  But at the end of the day the knot is the ingredient to a good brush.  The knot is the one item that connects your lathery goodness with your face.

So, what's more important to you?  A good looking handle or an awesome feeling knot?  Can't cheat, non of that "well I have both", that's subjective, so it doesnt count Smile

Me?  The knot is more important!

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 11-11-2015, 01:12 PM
#2
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 11-11-2015, 01:19 PM
#3
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For me it's the knot, after all it's the knot that touches our face, especially since I face lather exclusively.

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 11-11-2015, 01:20 PM
#4
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I realize to some, both are important and yes both are, but for the purpose of this thread, you have been placed on the spot, so be a good sport.   Biggrin

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 11-11-2015, 01:33 PM
#5
  • jamesrobson5
  • Chubby Chaser... Big Brush is Best!
  • Sherwood Park AB Canada!
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The knot without question, I have sold brushes with handles I loved because the knot was not to my liking. I just could not have gone to the trouble of getting those handles re-knoted but I have to many bruises as it is. But if I had a brush with a knot I loved and a handle that cracked I would get it re-handled if the knot was salvageable.
Lucky for me my favourite knots come in my favourite handles.  Biggrin

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 11-11-2015, 02:14 PM
#6
  • blzrfn
  • Butterscotch Bandit
  • Vancouver USA
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With mass produced handles the knot is obviously the key to the deciding factor of whether I keep or sell a brush, though when purchasing a new brush both are considered equally important.  When it comes to my vintage brushes, I may keep it just because I like either or both.

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 11-11-2015, 02:38 PM
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feel like a lone wolf here.  I know the knots that I prefer and usually purchase handles that catch my eye.  most of the time the knots with these are exemplary anyway

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 11-11-2015, 03:06 PM
#8
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I've managed to acquire an assortment of brushes with some beautiful handles. Thanks to the great members here, I'm able to pick and choose. Now, I'm drawn by the shape, finish and color of handles, like the Wolf Whiskers I acquired off the BST.

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 11-11-2015, 03:18 PM
#9
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For me the knot is the most important aspect of performance. That said, an uncomfortable handle is uncomfortable.

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 11-11-2015, 03:28 PM
#10
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Noob opinion here and I've only tried 2 brushes so far (Kong is on the way)-  but the knot is what makes the lather, it's what you feel on your face.  The handle might look pretty on the shelf and even be comfortable to use but the knot contributes much more to the quality of the shave.  I don't think I'd care for a poor lathering, uncomfortable knot even in the greatest handle in the world, but you could give me a great knot epoxied into a hockey puck and I'd use that.

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 11-11-2015, 03:41 PM
#11
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(11-11-2015, 03:28 PM)das234 Wrote: Noob opinion here and I've only tried 2 brushes so far (Kong is on the way)-  but the knot is what makes the lather, it's what you feel on your face.  The handle might look pretty on the shelf and even be comfortable to use but the knot contributes much more to the quality of the shave.  I don't think I'd care for a poor lathering, uncomfortable knot even in the greatest handle in the world, but you could give me a great knot epoxied into a hockey puck and I'd use that.

+1

A great handle is nice, but for me it's all about the business end. Similarly I don't go crazy over fancy razor handles either, since the head is the part that makes or breaks the shave.

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 11-11-2015, 05:15 PM
#12
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Voted knot but I look for both. Good knot, good handle.

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 11-11-2015, 05:26 PM
#13
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Knot has to be first but now that I have a Wolf Whiskers handle I use that brush more than any of my others because I love the size and feel of the handle.

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 11-11-2015, 06:14 PM
#14
  • naiyor
  • Active Member
  • Ontario, Canada
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Knot wins...I will need to get some epoxy, a hockey puck and a Chubby I can rip the knot out of   Wink

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 11-11-2015, 06:41 PM
#15
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Knots for me are one of the easiest things to choose. Between Shavemac, TGN, and the various synthetics there are very few great quality knots that can't be replicated to some extent. The hardest part is getting a handle where asthetics and function please me.

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 11-11-2015, 06:49 PM
#16
  • Agravic
  • Emeritus
  • Pennsylvania, USA
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 11-11-2015, 07:02 PM
#17
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I say both but for the purpose of this poll, I voted handle. I've started to narrow down what type of not I prefer and it is the same across most of my brushes. However the handles are all different. Majority of them are enjoyable to hold but one is not. I love the knot in my vie-long Silvertip beehive but I can't stand the way the handle feels when I use it, hence why I've probably only used it 2-3 times since acquiring it.

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 11-11-2015, 07:36 PM
#18
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For me the knot is hands down the most important. The handle doesn't touch my face. The knot does.

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 11-11-2015, 08:22 PM
#19
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Knot, by a mile

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 11-11-2015, 08:31 PM
#20
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Both are important that's like asking me what's important in a woman looks or personality. Hope you're having a good time in Amsterdam.  Just like the woman the handles gonna attract me to it then the knots what is the deciding factor on whether or not I keep her or pass her on to another fellow.

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