06-29-2016, 06:12 PM
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I have continued to acquire more brushes in the last year and without realizing it, I have tried more bulb or bulb hybrid shaped knots. I really fell in love with my TGN 2 band finest 24mm/48mm loft once I got it a couple years ago. It is probably up there in a tie for the best fan shaped knot with a Morris and Forndran Blonde Badger 24mm/49mm. Both were both very soft, gel tipped ends and more importantly, they are both very painterly with the flow through and release while still having a pleasurable and usable amount of backbone.

Another really nice fan shaped brush I had was a 3 band Super (Heritage) Rooney Emillion 2. This was the most dense but tolerable badger I had ever owned that was accurately a wall of badger. Although not stiff, this brush picked up soap easily and when face lathering, it was so soft from the tips but also gave a lot of surface to touch the face with.

Any stand out fan brushes that you care to share your excitement for gentlemen?

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 06-29-2016, 07:06 PM
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M&F 3XL Heritage  Shy

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 06-29-2016, 07:39 PM
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(06-29-2016, 07:06 PM)celestino Wrote: M&F 3XL Heritage  Shy

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Is this a 3 band super or blonde 2 band? I had never tried any 3 band M&Fs. The hair looks pretty phenomenal at the tips.

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 06-29-2016, 08:03 PM
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What a beautiful tortie!

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 06-29-2016, 08:54 PM
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(06-29-2016, 07:39 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: Is this a 3 band super or blonde 2 band? I had never tried any 3 band M&Fs. The hair looks pretty phenomenal at the tips.

* Zac, this is the 2-Band variant with the 'gel-tips'.
I used to have an M&F 2XL Heritage 3-Band Cobalt Blue and the hair was very nice, but very similar to Shavemac's D-01 3-Band. Shy

* Mike, thank you for the kind words and it truly is a beauty!

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 06-30-2016, 01:26 AM
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Wow you just gave me an idea for the knot to use for my custom wolf whisker, Zac. I wonder if Peter has that TGN knot.

On topic: Hmm my best fan right now is a Rudy Vey Shavemac 2-band fan knot.

And wow Celestino... That is a dream brush... @_@

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 06-30-2016, 01:42 AM
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My current favourite shave brush with a fan shape knot is a custom made Shavemac with a 26mm knot set to 50mm. Love the soft tip, good backbone and flow through. The handle is a scaled up version of a vintage Canadian Simms handle I reknotted myself. It is a pretty beefy handle being 40mm at max diameter and 70mm tall.

Bob

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 06-30-2016, 01:45 AM
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Shavemac 2 band silvertip 26/48 (from memory)

Excellent backbone, flow through and exhibits gel tips. A pure joy to use and currently amongst my top 3 brushes. You have a controlled lather placement with splay, but it doesn't just spread on the face, superb balance of backbone and density.

Also in my top three is my Paladin Chief:
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Somewhat a fan bulb hybrid IMO. Again superb knot similar to the Shavemac but more backbone being a hybrid of sorts. Same gel tipped feel but finer hairs.

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 06-30-2016, 06:07 AM
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(06-30-2016, 01:26 AM)1Geralt Wrote: And wow Celestino... That is a dream brush... @_@

Thank you. Shy

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 06-30-2016, 12:01 PM
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(06-29-2016, 07:06 PM)celestino Wrote: M&F 3XL Heritage  Shy

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That is one of the most beautiful brushes there is. That handle shape is so classic and it whispers quite gentlemanly for an Ivory, Ebony, Horn or Tortoise colored handle and a fan shaped knot. It is so far up my alley it has reached the wall of perfection.........in my opinion.

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 06-30-2016, 02:47 PM
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(06-30-2016, 12:01 PM)Mouser Wrote:
(06-29-2016, 07:06 PM)celestino Wrote: M&F 3XL Heritage  Shy

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That is one of the most beautiful brushes there is. That handle shape is so classic and it whispers quite gentlemanly for an Ivory, Ebony, Horn or Tortoise colored handle and a fan shaped knot. It is so far up my alley it has reached the wall of perfection.........in my opinion.

Have to say I agree.

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 06-30-2016, 05:25 PM
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Thank you kindly, gentlemen and it is a very lovely brush and it, also, photographs, quite well! Shy

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 06-30-2016, 07:25 PM
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My best (and only) fan knot is a Shavemac 2-band silvertip on an Americana handle.  All my other brushes are bulbs or hybrids.
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 06-30-2016, 07:47 PM
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The 4125\5 is a great big, soft, fan...
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 06-30-2016, 09:24 PM
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(06-29-2016, 07:06 PM)celestino Wrote: M&F 3XL Heritage  Shy

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I don't get hardware envy too often, especially over a handle, but I'm salivating here. I have always loved the classic tortoise finishes. Wow is right!
All the shapes and proportions make this a true gem.

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 07-01-2016, 08:10 AM
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Eight out of ten of my brushes are fan shape.  I have two more Wiborgs on order in fan as well and a M&F that I did not take a picture of.

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 07-01-2016, 01:33 PM
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I own pretty much equal amount fans, hybrids and bulb.

I prefer the rougher badger hairs in fan and the softer badger hairs in bulb.

In general, I prefer a bulb - both look wise and feel wise.
Performance wise, a fan is probably the superior shape, or hybrid (hybrid is bulb and fan mixed into one shape)

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 07-01-2016, 03:35 PM
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(06-30-2016, 09:24 PM)Nero Wrote: I don't get hardware envy too often, especially over a handle, but I'm salivating here. I have always loved the classic tortoise finishes. Wow is right!
All the shapes and proportions make this a true gem.

Thanks, Matt and I am extremely honoured to have this brush as it has such a lovely knot.  Shy

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 07-01-2016, 03:38 PM
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(07-01-2016, 01:33 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: I own pretty much equal amount fans, hybrids and bulb.

I prefer the rougher badger hairs in fan and the softer badger hairs in bulb.


In general, I prefer a bulb - both look wise and feel wise.
Performance wise, a fan is probably the superior shape, or hybrid (hybrid is bulb and fan mixed into one shape)

I forgot to mention this but I had the same realization. Many of the great 2 bands I have tried are fan shaped and the nice 3 band (most silver tips or hmw) are more bulby but they are both exceptions.

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 07-01-2016, 05:36 PM
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(07-01-2016, 03:35 PM)celestino Wrote:
(06-30-2016, 09:24 PM)Nero Wrote: I don't get hardware envy too often, especially over a handle, but I'm salivating here. I have always loved the classic tortoise finishes. Wow is right!
All the shapes and proportions make this a true gem.

Thanks, Matt and I am extremely honoured to have this brush as it has such a lovely knotShy

Yeah that too!!! Lol

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