11-13-2015, 03:38 PM
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  • penn
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How much does a Manchurian knot, similar to Simpson's quality go for?

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 11-13-2015, 03:53 PM
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Shavemac 2 band knots go for $100-$200 depending on the size you select. That's really the only point of reference I have for high end knots.

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 11-13-2015, 03:56 PM
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  • chamm
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Hard to judge - part of what makes a Simpson's Manchurian special is the actual tying of the knot. You can get knots from vendors like TGN, which are very high quality, but they're pre-tied. Some people will contend that makes a huge difference.

http://www.thegoldennib.com/wet-shaving/...knots.html

For what it's worth, the High Mountain White knots at TGN are highly regarded, and between $50 - $70 depending on size.

Good luck, and keep preachin' the love, brother! Wink

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 11-13-2015, 03:57 PM
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Yeah, I would highly recommend Shavemac knots. Probably superior to TGN, and closer to the hand-tied quality of the best knots.

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 11-13-2015, 04:07 PM
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  • e-dub
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d01 is hand tied, and if you get the width/loft right, it could get damned close to a manchurian.

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 11-13-2015, 05:21 PM
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I'll take a Shavemac Two Band Silvertip over a Simpson Manchurian any day of the week and twice on Sundays.  I have a few Simpson Manchus, but, TO ME,  Shavemac feels much better.  Even the D01 has come a long way.

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 11-13-2015, 07:55 PM
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I highly doubt you'll find any knot being offered that is comparable to Simpsons' Manchurian.
However, the Shavemac offers some wonderful and much more affordable knots choices that you may enjoy as much.

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 11-13-2015, 09:33 PM
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  • penn
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I am new to wet shaving, (I just recently started doing any type of shaving) I am from China, and I have relatives that are in the traping industry. They are in a province called "heilongjiang" this place is in an area known as "Manchuria". So I am able to source the highest quality hairs. So basically I am trying to make some very high quality, yet affordable brushes for friends and my self.

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 11-14-2015, 04:59 AM
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I don't believe the actual cost of the loose hair to be that expensive. I imagine a fair amount of the cost is realized in the time spent sorting and hand tying the hair.

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 11-14-2015, 06:10 AM
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(11-13-2015, 05:21 PM)hrfdez Wrote: I'll take a Shavemac Two Band Silvertip over a Simpson Manchurian any day of the week and twice on Sundays.  I have a few Simpson Manchus, but, TO ME,  Shavemac feels much better.  Even the D01 has come a long way.

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