01-10-2016, 02:46 PM
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Hi all, I am getting ready to restore these two beautiful brushes

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A Rubberset and a Nevershed.

I am thinking a boar for the Never Shed but not sure yet.

What knots would you recommend ?

I know the TGN finest gets some love, how about the grade a Silvertip?

Any other manufacturers?

Thanks

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 01-10-2016, 03:11 PM
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If you like boar reknot it to original glory or like you said throw in a tgn but id say the finest will have better odds then the grade a

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 01-10-2016, 03:13 PM
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(01-10-2016, 03:11 PM)SimpsonLover Wrote: If you like boar reknot it to original glory or like you said throw in a tgn but id say the finest will have better odds then the grade a
Thank you. Is there a specific reason the finest is better than the grade a Silvertip? By the sounds of TGN website it should be better, but I definitely see more finest about.

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 01-10-2016, 06:33 PM
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TGN Finest is generally well regarded by many members and custom brush makers.  That would be my choice.

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 01-10-2016, 06:46 PM
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I would go with TGN Finest as well, it's a great knot at a really good price.

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 01-10-2016, 08:13 PM
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Very cool looking handles. 
Any idea on what type of paint or finish you are going to use?

If you are going for boar on one of them it may be cost effective to get an Omega with the correct sized knot and salvage one from it. 

Good luck on the project.

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 01-10-2016, 08:20 PM
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(01-10-2016, 06:33 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: TGN Finest is generally well regarded by many members and custom brush makers.  That would be my choice.

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 01-10-2016, 08:21 PM
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I was going to do a dark walnut color probably on the one and maybe cherry on the other. Not sure yet

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 01-10-2016, 08:22 PM
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  • ben74
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Great handles, definitely worth restoring!

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 01-10-2016, 08:50 PM
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(01-10-2016, 08:21 PM)youngunn2008 Wrote: I was going to do a dark walnut color probably on the one and maybe cherry on the other. Not sure yet
Can't wait to see the "after" pics

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 01-11-2016, 07:52 AM
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is there something about the handles that you can't get in current offers?  I restore some stuff for the fun of it when it is easier to just buy a new one.  I was wondering if you were doing this for a fun project or to use something you can't get nowadays.

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 01-13-2016, 11:53 AM
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  • Wrathen
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I'll also +1 then TGN Finest knot. Ok'ish backbone, soft tips, great flow through and holds good about of lather.

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 01-13-2016, 12:06 PM
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I've just used my new 24mm TGN Silvertip Grade A.

While I can't directly compare it to the Finest yet, I don't have any reason to say it's a poor choice. Based on my initial impression it's very nice.

As far as the Grade A Silvertip I just got. It was yellowish when new. Made for some slightly muddy lather on the first test lather. It was funky too when rinsed and took about 6 cycles of lather, rinse, and dry to no longer be offensive to my sensitive nose. I've only set two new knots before and felt they too were funky. Nothing serious. Unless it was in my face right under my nose I wouldn't have noticed it.  

It bloomed really nicely and only lost about 6 loose individual hairs. All during the test lathers. I rinsed it pretty thoroughly the last two times and only got a single hair then. Have used it twice since then without a single stray hair shed.

Before and after first test lather.
It is even brighter now.

Excuse the cellphone pictures. They're from my bathroom in the basement.

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 01-14-2016, 12:00 PM
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The the grade a is a super soft knot! Too little backbone for my likings, if you have the funds I'd get the shavemac 2 band silvertip, hard knot to beat!

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 01-14-2016, 12:01 PM
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Agree with Deuce, hard to beat a Shavemac 2 band silvertip for the money.

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