11-15-2015, 04:22 PM
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I am currently on the wait list for two WW handles. I plan to get one synthetic -- I like the Ubersoft 2 knots very much but I'll have several. So I thought I'd get a badger knot on the other  WW. I believe he uses TGN knots and I'm wondering who has experiences with those knots and what you'd recommend for a face-lathering, soap user who likes backbone but not scritch.

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 11-15-2015, 07:45 PM
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I have two TGN 28mm Finest and really like them. Very good backbone, with very soft tips no scritch and may be a tad of scrub but nothing significant at all. 
I have a 30mm one on the way too.

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 11-15-2015, 10:02 PM
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As Stefan has stated, TGN Finest is the way to go. However, they don't have great backbone, so you may have to reduce the loft compared to the brushes you have, Matt. 


Personally, to complement those lovely handles, I would go with Shavemac knots. Shy

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 11-16-2015, 06:58 AM
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(11-15-2015, 10:02 PM)celestino Wrote: As Stefan has stated, TGN Finest is the way to go. However, they don't have great backbone, so you may have to reduce the loft compared to the brushes you have, Matt. 


Personally, to complement those lovely handles, I would go with Shavemac knots. Shy

I do not know what the consistency of TGN knots is but my two set at 1:2 have more backbone than my Shavemacs set at 1:2, and better backbone than my Thater 4125/4.
It is all subjective though, and as you said Celestino, one has to try them to know what they like.

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 11-16-2015, 07:18 AM
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(11-16-2015, 06:58 AM)mainaman Wrote: I do not know what the consistency of TGN knots is but my two set at 1:2 have more backbone than my Shavemacs set at 1:2, and better backbone than my Thater 4125/4.
It is all subjective though, and as you said Celestino, one has to try them to know what they like.

Stefan, that is the key; consistency. I found some TGN Rinest knots lacking in backbone compared to my 2-Bands I have. Like they always say, YMMV!

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 11-17-2015, 02:46 PM
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I have 2 TGN silvertip fans (both 24mm, if I remember) set at 1:2 in a couple of handles. They are really good for face lathering - plenty of backbone and good splay, but no scritch.

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 11-20-2015, 09:45 PM
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I have a Wolf Whiskers 24mm HMW (I think this is a TGN knot) set to 52mm loft. Incredibly soft, no scritch. Not quite as much backbone as my Shavemac. The knot is also incredibly dense (well packed/stuffed).

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