12-10-2015, 01:55 PM
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I have several synthetic brushes but none compares to the Plisson Cade's knot. I see that Fine and Stirling both offer brushes with knots of the same fibers. Anybody have experience either of these and/or recommendations for another brush with same type knot? Thanks!


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 12-10-2015, 02:31 PM
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I have the Stirling and just sold my Plisson the other day. I like the larger knot of the stirling and I see no difference in the fibers. If I were buying one now I would get the RazoRock 24mm which is the same fiber. Note that I said same fiber and not loft or density. Also don't forget about Plisson from Plisson which it seems a lot of people don't realize is an option. L'Occitan brushes were made by Plisson. Those are only 22mm though.

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 12-10-2015, 02:35 PM
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I had the Kong by Stirling and for me, it didn't work out. It was a bit too big for me since all I shave is my neck to trim my beard. If I could suggest trying out the 24mm Sunrise knot from Amack. It could be found on Etsy for I think $10 free shipping. I wish he still had the Lights knot, but the Sunrise is a fantastic knot.

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 12-10-2015, 03:32 PM
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I have the Fine "Stout" which I really love. The Fine has a 24mm knot with a 50mm loft. It works really great and looks good too. Some found the other Fine brush too small but the Stout is really nice.  This brush is only $25.00.

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 12-10-2015, 03:44 PM
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(12-10-2015, 02:35 PM)MHWood Wrote: I had the Kong by Stirling and for me, it didn't work out. It was a bit too big for me since all I shave is my neck to trim my beard. If I could suggest trying out the 24mm Sunrise knot from Amack. It could be found on Etsy for I think $10 free shipping. I wish he still had the Lights knot, but the Sunrise is a fantastic knot.

Sunrise would be good choice too but Italian Barber razorock brush is a steal at $9.99.

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 12-10-2015, 04:04 PM
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(12-10-2015, 03:44 PM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(12-10-2015, 02:35 PM)MHWood Wrote: I had the Kong by Stirling and for me, it didn't work out. It was a bit too big for me since all I shave is my neck to trim my beard. If I could suggest trying out the 24mm Sunrise knot from Amack. It could be found on Etsy for I think $10 free shipping. I wish he still had the Lights knot, but the Sunrise is a fantastic knot.

Sunrise would be good choice too but Italian Barber razorock brush is a steal at $9.99.

I've never looked into them, but for that price, it's well worth a shot!

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 12-10-2015, 05:20 PM
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(12-10-2015, 04:04 PM)MHWood Wrote:
(12-10-2015, 03:44 PM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(12-10-2015, 02:35 PM)MHWood Wrote: I had the Kong by Stirling and for me, it didn't work out. It was a bit too big for me since all I shave is my neck to trim my beard. If I could suggest trying out the 24mm Sunrise knot from Amack. It could be found on Etsy for I think $10 free shipping. I wish he still had the Lights knot, but the Sunrise is a fantastic knot.

Sunrise would be good choice too but Italian Barber razorock brush is a steal at $9.99.

I've never looked into them, but for that price, it's well worth a shot!

They won't be that price for long I bet. It's a steal for a 24mm Plisson type knot and the handle looks nice imo. There are two versions, the taller handle is $12.99 and I believe it is 60mm, and the shorter one is $9.99 and 53mm.

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 12-10-2015, 05:23 PM
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(12-10-2015, 03:32 PM)shave/brush Wrote: I have the Fine "Stout" which I really love. The Fine has a 24mm knot with a 50mm loft. It works really great and looks good too. Some found the other Fine brush too small but the Stout is really nice.  This brush is only $25.00.

[Image: v50is4u.jpg]

That is a great looking brush. I always liked the looks of the Fine synthetics but never offered a larger size. I guess they figured out that a lot of people like 24mm knots. Thanks for posting.

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 12-10-2015, 05:25 PM
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I really like the knots shaver evolution is selling. They do have them in a nice looking black handle.

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 12-10-2015, 05:34 PM
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(12-10-2015, 05:25 PM)Triad Wrote: I really like the knots shaver evolution is selling. They do have them in a nice looking black handle.

Those are nice too but I have that one and the RazoRock up right now zoomed in and they appear identical. At $29.99 vs $12.99 I would go for the RazoRock. The RazoRock is 1mm shorter loft.

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 12-10-2015, 05:36 PM
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(12-10-2015, 05:34 PM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(12-10-2015, 05:25 PM)Triad Wrote: I really like the knots shaver evolution is selling. They do have them in a nice looking black handle.

Those are nice too but I have that one and the RazoRock up right now zoomed in and they appear identical. At $29.99 vs $12.99 I would go for the RazoRock. The RazoRock is 1mm shorter loft.

Update to my post, I just realized the Shave Revolution brush comes with a storage tube and free shaving soap.

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 12-10-2015, 05:38 PM
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(12-10-2015, 05:23 PM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(12-10-2015, 03:32 PM)shave/brush Wrote: I have the Fine "Stout" which I really love. The Fine has a 24mm knot with a 50mm loft. It works really great and looks good too. Some found the other Fine brush too small but the Stout is really nice.  This brush is only $25.00.

[Image: v50is4u.jpg]

That is a great looking brush. I always liked the looks of the Fine synthetics but never offered a larger size. I guess they figured out that a lot of people like 24mm knots. Thanks for posting.

 This one called the "Stout" has a 50mm loft so it's has the appearance of that like a Chubby. Very nice for face-lathering.

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 12-10-2015, 06:10 PM
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(12-10-2015, 05:38 PM)shave/brush Wrote:
(12-10-2015, 05:23 PM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(12-10-2015, 03:32 PM)shave/brush Wrote: I have the Fine "Stout" which I really love. The Fine has a 24mm knot with a 50mm loft. It works really great and looks good too. Some found the other Fine brush too small but the Stout is really nice.  This brush is only $25.00.

[Image: v50is4u.jpg]

That is a great looking brush. I always liked the looks of the Fine synthetics but never offered a larger size. I guess they figured out that a lot of people like 24mm knots. Thanks for posting.

 This one called the "Stout" has a 50mm loft so it's has the appearance of that like a Chubby. Very nice for face-lathering.

Does it splay much when face lathering? Is it hard to splay if so?

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 12-10-2015, 08:40 PM
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(12-10-2015, 06:10 PM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(12-10-2015, 05:38 PM)shave/brush Wrote:
(12-10-2015, 05:23 PM)Hobbyist Wrote: That is a great looking brush. I always liked the looks of the Fine synthetics but never offered a larger size. I guess they figured out that a lot of people like 24mm knots. Thanks for posting.

 This one called the "Stout" has a 50mm loft so it's has the appearance of that like a Chubby. Very nice for face-lathering.

Does it splay much when face lathering? Is it hard to splay if so?


It splays very nicely. The Plisson use to be my favorite brush for face-lathering but now the Fine Stout is.

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 12-21-2015, 06:41 AM
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Well I have to say that Fine is quickly becoming my favorite synthetic brush. Like most shaving products, all of it is personal preference. With that being said, if you are a face latherer you will love this brush. First off, the brush is well constructed, the loft fiber is truly soft. I currently have the original 20mm knot (black and clear handle) and the splay on this brush is amazing. The fibers are soft enough that the brush splays easily and naturally with little to no effort. The amazing thing is that it is not floppy at all, as you release pressure the fibers spring back into place. The handle is solid with some heft and looks classy. And just to think I almost didn't get this brush due to the "small" knot but really turned out to be a great brush. I just placed an order for my "stout" 24mm brush which should arrive any day now...

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 12-21-2015, 07:57 AM
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Glad to hear you like your Fine brush. You will really love the Stout when you get it. It has become my favorite brush for face lathering.

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