10-13-2016, 09:04 AM
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I currently prefer big, bulb shaped brushes.  They must have backbone and soft tips.  I enjoy my Polo 10 Super, Polo 12 Best, Thater 4125/4.  I already have a Kent BK 8 and 12.  I like them both, but a bit floppy.  I also have a Plisson HMW #20, as well as a #12.  These are just a few from my collection.  I am thinking about a Manchurian Chubby 3, or a Thater 4125/6.  Would welcome suggestions.  Thanks in advance.

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 10-13-2016, 09:52 AM
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I would recommend the Thater 4125/6.

Reason being I covet that brush!

Best off the shelf knots in the business.

True luxury!

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 10-13-2016, 09:52 AM
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  • ARGH
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Brad Sears might have something that you might like. And with gel-like tips Smile

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 10-13-2016, 09:56 AM
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Ditto Argh. Brad Sears 30 mm Manchurian.

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 10-13-2016, 10:20 AM
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I would recommend a custom shavemac as there are a lot of customizing options.

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 10-13-2016, 01:24 PM
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the suggestions thus far.  Is the Thater available, if so, where?

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 10-13-2016, 02:11 PM
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Thater 4125/6 is a unicorn. They only made a few and none are currently available for purchase. They have the 4292/6 available.

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 10-13-2016, 02:40 PM
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(10-13-2016, 02:11 PM)Steelman Wrote: Thater 4125/6 is a unicorn. They only made a few and none are currently available for purchase. They have the 4292/6 available.

I appreciate the help.  The 4296/6 looks a little small for what I want.  Now that you've explained that the 4125/6 is a difficult get, I will have to find it.  Some people have real issues in their lives, not me.

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 10-13-2016, 05:13 PM
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  • Chaddy
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What knot of Brad Sears has gel tips?

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 10-13-2016, 05:52 PM
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(10-13-2016, 10:20 AM)ultra~nova Wrote: I would recommend a custom shavemac as there are a lot of customizing options.

Contact Bernd about getting a 30mm 'unique' Bulb knot. This should be something you'll like. It is a denser version of the regular Silvertip 2-Band offerings he has, so you'll have very good backbone with extremely soft tips.

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 10-13-2016, 07:30 PM
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(10-13-2016, 05:52 PM)celestino Wrote:
(10-13-2016, 10:20 AM)ultra~nova Wrote: I would recommend a custom shavemac as there are a lot of customizing options.

Contact Bernd about getting a 30mm 'unique' Bulb knot. This should be something you'll like. It is a denser version of the regular Silvertip 2-Band offerings he has, so you'll have very good backbone with extremely soft tips.

That sounds delicious!

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 10-13-2016, 07:36 PM
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(10-13-2016, 07:30 PM)chazt Wrote:
(10-13-2016, 05:52 PM)celestino Wrote:
(10-13-2016, 10:20 AM)ultra~nova Wrote: I would recommend a custom shavemac as there are a lot of customizing options.

Contact Bernd about getting a 30mm 'unique' Bulb knot. This should be something you'll like. It is a denser version of the regular Silvertip 2-Band offerings he has, so you'll have very good backbone with extremely soft tips.

That sounds delicious!

Yes it does! Bernd is one of the best in the business.

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 10-14-2016, 06:32 PM
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  • ARGH
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(10-13-2016, 05:13 PM)Chaddy Wrote: What knot of Brad Sears has gel tips?

[Image: WCJlzE4.jpg]

These two Smile Both of them are 28mm two band Manchurian knots. Here is the bulb knot in wet condition

[Image: sjveTMN.jpg]

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 10-15-2016, 06:18 AM
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(10-14-2016, 06:32 PM)ARGH Wrote:
(10-13-2016, 05:13 PM)Chaddy Wrote: What knot of Brad Sears has gel tips?

[Image: WCJlzE4.jpg]

These two Smile Both of them are 28mm two band Manchurian knots. Here is the bulb knot in wet condition

[Image: sjveTMN.jpg]


A lot of brushes clump like that when wet. That does not necessarily indicate gel tips. I bet it's the water creating adhesion and cohesion with the hair. When I think of gel tips, I think of extremely hooked tips. The brushes pictured above may have those qualities, hard to tell from the far away shots but that last pic is not a good representation of gel tips.

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 10-15-2016, 01:55 PM
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Shavemac would be a good choice.   You can pick between the silvertip 2-band or the D01 2-band, choose your handle, and set the loft to whatever height you prefer.   The silvertip 2-band is superb, and I find the D01 2-band to be quite similar to Simpson Manchurian.  However, the largest knot on the Shavemac website is 30mm.  If you want something larger, contact Bernd and he may be able to accommodate you.

My biggest brush is a Bob Quinn custom with a knot measuring 32mm+ at the top of the handle.  It has one of Bob's premium Manchurian White knots.  The brush is actually slightly larger than a Chubby 3.  I did a thread about this brush here:

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=41837

Here is a picture of the brush today.

[Image: PblYC94.jpg]

I normally prefer brushes in the 26-28mm range, but this giant is such a great performer that it's staying in my den.

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 10-15-2016, 02:31 PM
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Medieval Shaving Company
[Image: YotFt4b.jpg]

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 10-15-2016, 05:40 PM
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You can get the Thater 4125/6 or any other available Thater from this German site:

http://shop.nassrasur.com/index.php

They have it listed as 3-band (290 EUR) and 2-band (333 EUR) with both the black and the white handle...

If you need help with the translation, just shoot me a message

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 10-15-2016, 09:39 PM
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I appreciate all of the advice and offers to assist me in my latest quest.

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