12-03-2015, 06:52 PM
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Hi - the brush sheds like crazy. It was one of the recent purchases from Vintage blades.

In any case- what to do with it.

I have the following brushes coming to me
1. Simpson Manchurian M7
2. Simpson Manchurian Chubby 2
3. Simpson Manchurian Polo 10

I have the following in my den
1. Simpson regular Chubby 2
2. Simpson Chubby 2 super
3. Amici from Razorock
4. WD - 30 mm - very short loft (drilled extra 5 mm)
5. boar etc
6. Polo 8 Super

So with above in mind, what knot would you recommend?
Shavemac Silvertip 2 band ?
I ordered the Chubby 2 but I think I may just selling it because I have always thought that the handle was just a little small. I love the polo 8 handle

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 12-03-2015, 07:12 PM
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The Shavemac Silvertip 2-Band knot would be an excellent choice to compliment the others in your den. Thumbsup

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 12-03-2015, 07:26 PM
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(12-03-2015, 07:12 PM)celestino Wrote: The Shavemac Silvertip 2-Band knot would be an excellent choice to compliment the others in your den. Thumbsup

Thanks. Do you think for the handle - Rooney Size 3 Style 3 - it is a good choice?

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 12-03-2015, 07:56 PM
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you're going to love those brushes Biggrin

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 12-03-2015, 08:25 PM
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The style 3 handle is awesome. I'll recommend the TGN silvertip grade A at a lower loft, probably the 24mm fan. If yours was the 2014 batch the hair may be softer and finer than the Rooney hair while having a lot of the same character and a lower loft would give it some nice backbone that it lacks. Don't steam out the knot though, it'll destroy the text on the handle.

I rarely use my 3/1 truthfully though because I know that with the high loft and how fine the hair is that any extended face lathering with hard soaps with make the hairs break. So I only use creams with it.

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 12-03-2015, 09:02 PM
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thanks guys...

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 12-04-2015, 12:05 AM
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(12-03-2015, 07:26 PM)inspectoring Wrote:
(12-03-2015, 07:12 PM)celestino Wrote: The Shavemac Silvertip 2-Band knot would be an excellent choice to compliment the others in your den. Thumbsup

Thanks. Do you think for the handle - Rooney Size 3 Style 3 - it is a good choice?

It really depends on personal preference, but I think they are just fine and you'll enjoy it with a Shavemac Silvertip 2-Band knot. Smile

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 12-04-2015, 01:03 AM
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Shavemac Silvertip 2-band or D01 Silvertip (3-band). The 2-band silvertip is great and getting the most press these days, but don't overlook the D01 3-band. It's a special knot too. I wasn't a fan of the D01 2-band.

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 12-07-2015, 02:11 AM
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Another vote for the shavemack 2 band.
But..it doesn't  end there..bulb or fan?

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 12-07-2015, 04:32 AM
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For ~$33 USD a TGN finest [not finest F2] rocks.  I obtained one in the last few days and put it in a Rudy Vey handle - soft tips, great backbone and density.  Total was $80.

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 12-07-2015, 07:09 AM
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Before you go ahead with a re-knot have you contacted Vintage Blades about the shedding?  You say it was a recent purchase so I think you should go back and express your disappointment and dissatisfaction with the brush.  I've done this twice with two other vendors and in both cases they've replaced the brush with no questions asked.

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 12-07-2015, 09:30 AM
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While I have no problem with my older Rooneys, I decided long ago to go with a 3-band Shavemac if I ever replaced a knot. Never had a Shavemac, but I prefer my Thater 3-band over my 2-bands.

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 12-07-2015, 10:07 AM
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(12-07-2015, 07:09 AM)Rufus Wrote: Before you go ahead with a re-knot have you contacted Vintage Blades about the shedding?  You say it was a recent purchase so I think you should go back and express your disappointment and dissatisfaction with the brush.  I've done this twice with two other vendors and in both cases they've replaced the brush with no questions asked.

I believe it was during the Rooney closeout that Vintage Blades had and it was specified at that time no returns because their relationship with Rooney was coming to an end. I haven't used the two I bought much, but hope they prove to be stable.

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 12-07-2015, 10:31 AM
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(12-07-2015, 10:07 AM)kooshman7 Wrote:
(12-07-2015, 07:09 AM)Rufus Wrote: Before you go ahead with a re-knot have you contacted Vintage Blades about the shedding?  You say it was a recent purchase so I think you should go back and express your disappointment and dissatisfaction with the brush.  I've done this twice with two other vendors and in both cases they've replaced the brush with no questions asked.

I believe it was during the Rooney closeout that Vintage Blades had and it was specified at that time no returns because their relationship with Rooney was coming to an end. I haven't used the two I bought much, but hope they prove to be stable.

I didn't know this.  Thus it's clearly a case of "caveat emptor".  As for re-knotting, I'd recommend the TGN Finest 2-band.  I used this knot to re-knot a horsehair brush I didn't link and it's superb: soft tips, nice backbone and good flow through giving it a luxurious feel.  Another knot to consider, which is the equal of the TGN, is the shavemac Finest.  Both knots are exceptional value to boot.

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 12-07-2015, 08:56 PM
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(12-07-2015, 07:09 AM)Rufus Wrote: Before you go ahead with a re-knot have you contacted Vintage Blades about the shedding?  You say it was a recent purchase so I think you should go back and express your disappointment and dissatisfaction with the brush.  I've done this twice with two other vendors and in both cases they've replaced the brush with no questions asked.

I contacted them and I will restrain myself from going any further.

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 12-08-2015, 12:21 PM
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On the low budget route I would get a TGN finest, for the slightly more expensive I would send it to Shavemac for the knot of your choice.

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 12-13-2015, 11:54 PM
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(12-08-2015, 12:21 PM)blzrfn Wrote: On the low budget route I would get a TGN finest, for the slightly more expensive I would send it to Shavemac for the knot of your choice.

Would one be preferred over the other if I were to use it for face lathering?

What dimensions would be recommended - for a 26 mm knot?

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 12-14-2015, 02:15 PM
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26x50mm in my opinion but no one can tell you what your preferences are you have to determine that by yourself

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 12-14-2015, 02:53 PM
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(12-13-2015, 11:54 PM)inspectoring Wrote:
(12-08-2015, 12:21 PM)blzrfn Wrote: On the low budget route I would get a TGN finest, for the slightly more expensive I would send it to Shavemac for the knot of your choice.

Would one be preferred over the other if I were to use it for face lathering?

What dimensions would be recommended - for a 26 mm knot?

Both would be excellent for face lathering.  If you have the means I would send the whole brush to Shavemac and have them handle the process.  50mm would be my choice for a fan shaped knot, a little taller for a bulb.  If you prefer to DIY, you could probably get away for under $35 and an hour or two of labor.  I have used several TGN knots and they offer superior value, but not always the most consistent quality.  With Shavemac the quality will be dependable, no doubt about it.

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