11-18-2016, 12:32 PM
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After reading a nice review of the 26 mm synthetic, I picked one up, and like it very much. Unlike my Plisson, it actually has some backbone due to the glue bump, and I find it to be a wonderful lather machine.
I am not quite as enamored of the 24 mm handle, but can anyone comment on the characteristics of the brush? Is it similar to the 26 mm, only smaller? Nothing worse than a floppy synthetic Wink
Thanks in advance for your input.

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 11-18-2016, 02:27 PM
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I don't have their 26mm, but I did notice that Maggards synthetics have better splay and RR synthetics have better backbone.

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 11-23-2016, 05:21 PM
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Wish I could answer. I just received a 24mm that's missing a large chunk of fiber from one side, the first such mis-fire I've encountered with any synthetic. To Maggard's credit, they offered an immediate refund.

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 11-23-2016, 05:45 PM
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I own the tortoise and the purple 24 mm maggards, and love them both.

Still compared to my PRIME badgers, they lack feel, to say the least. But they are very nice for what they are: Cheap, effective & great synthetics.

I face lather - if I bowl lathered, I would sell all my badgers and go 299% synthetics.

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 11-24-2016, 07:47 PM
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I have the 26mm Maggard synthetic brush with the "Granite" handle.   I don't have a Maggard 24mm synthetic brush.  However, I have a Maggard 24mm synthetic knot set to a 55mm loft in a Bob Quinn custom handle.  I reviewed this brush here:

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=45371

This knot is indeed comparable to the 26mm, but just smaller.  It is not floppy at all.  Like all the Plisson type synthetic knots, it has a noticeable glue bump, which provides backbone.  Here are the two brushes next to each other.

[Image: C6ViZ4W.jpg]

I'm extremely happy with this knot/handle combination.  Great synthetic performance in a top tier handle.

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 11-24-2016, 10:33 PM
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(11-23-2016, 05:45 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: I own the tortoise and the purple 24 mm maggards, and love them both.

Still compared to my PRIME badgers, they lack feel, to say the least. But they are very nice for what they are: Cheap, effective & great synthetics.

I face lather - if I bowl lathered, I would sell all my badgers and go 299% synthetics.

I face lather 100% of the time as well. The Maggard 26mm is an amazing latherer, but I don't like the feel of it either. My Simpson Chubby 2 Synthetic, I love the feel of it, and it lathers incredibly well too. Only possible negative to me is that it has a little too much backbone. Just curious if you have tried this brush?

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 11-24-2016, 11:06 PM
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Thanks for the input, guys.
Ricardo, that 24 transplant into the Bob Quinn handle is awesome! My 26 is a bit large sometimes, and that looks like it would be perfect.

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 11-24-2016, 11:20 PM
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(11-24-2016, 10:33 PM)Spudnut Wrote:
(11-23-2016, 05:45 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: I own the tortoise and the purple 24 mm maggards, and love them both.

Still compared to my PRIME badgers, they lack feel, to say the least. But they are very nice for what they are: Cheap, effective & great synthetics.

I face lather - if I bowl lathered, I would sell all my badgers and go 299% synthetics.

I face lather 100% of the time as well. The Maggard 26mm is an amazing latherer, but I don't like the feel of it either. My Simpson Chubby 2 Synthetic, I love the feel of it, and it lathers incredibly well too. Only possible negative to me is that it has a little too much backbone. Just curious if you have tried this brush?

I also own the Chubby 2 synthetic, and as you I feel it has too much backbone.

Perhaps the backbone will lessen over time, but I rotate my brushes, and own 50, so this might take a couple of years for my Chubby 2 synthetic to break in  Biggrin

Or I should just hand lather it each day for a month......but I really don't want to spend my time breaking in brushes, when I have so many that works so well already.......

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 11-25-2016, 04:12 AM
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(11-24-2016, 11:06 PM)greyhawk Wrote: Thanks for the input, guys.
Ricardo, that 24 transplant into the Bob Quinn handle is awesome! My 26 is a bit large sometimes, and that looks like it would be perfect.

Actually, it's not a transplant .   Maggard sells the 24mm Plisson type knots by themselves.  Excellent choice for a custom synhetic.

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 11-25-2016, 09:30 AM
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Good info. Maggard's had the 24mm brush in their Black Friday sale, so I picked one up--and a knot to boot.

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 11-25-2016, 11:07 AM
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(11-24-2016, 11:20 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(11-24-2016, 10:33 PM)Spudnut Wrote:
(11-23-2016, 05:45 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: I own the tortoise and the purple 24 mm maggards, and love them both.

Still compared to my PRIME badgers, they lack feel, to say the least. But they are very nice for what they are: Cheap, effective & great synthetics.

I face lather - if I bowl lathered, I would sell all my badgers and go 299% synthetics.

I face lather 100% of the time as well. The Maggard 26mm is an amazing latherer, but I don't like the feel of it either. My Simpson Chubby 2 Synthetic, I love the feel of it, and it lathers incredibly well too. Only possible negative to me is that it has a little too much backbone. Just curious if you have tried this brush?

I also own the Chubby 2 synthetic, and as you I feel it has too much backbone.

Perhaps the backbone will lessen over time, but I rotate my brushes, and own 50, so this might take a couple of years for my Chubby 2 synthetic to break in  Biggrin

Or I should just hand lather it each day for a month......but I really don't want to spend my time breaking in brushes, when I have so many that works so well already.......

If you are rotating 50 brushes, it might be more like 10 years! No joke, it probably took me 100 uses to get it to the point it is now, which is incredible. I still wish they would add 2-4mm in the loft.

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 11-25-2016, 02:54 PM
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Plissoft + Doug Korn:

[Image: mkgN7tG.jpg]

It's a good knot deserving of a good handle.

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 11-25-2016, 04:19 PM
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(11-25-2016, 02:54 PM)rsp1202 Wrote: Plissoft + Doug Korn:

[Image: mkgN7tG.jpg]

It's a good knot deserving of a good handle.

Beautiful brush Ron.  I have the same handle with a transplanted Epsilon two band knot.  I agree that this knot, although inexpensive, deserves a quality custom handle.

Is that a Maggard knot?

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 11-25-2016, 04:41 PM
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Thanks, Ricardo, it's a Plissoft from Italian Barber/RazoRock. My biggest complaint about these Plisson-style knots is that they can sometimes look pretty ragged depending on how they've been glued and then set into the handle, so I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered this one's conformation/symmetry was nearly perfect. Doug didn't disturb that, he just made it all better.

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 11-25-2016, 06:57 PM
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Two beautiful handles, guys! I will have to follow your lead.

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 11-26-2016, 06:02 AM
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(11-25-2016, 06:57 PM)greyhawk Wrote: Two beautiful handles, guys! I will have to follow your lead.

Please post pictures when you get your new 24mm Plisson type knot set into a handle.

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 11-26-2016, 12:04 PM
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(11-25-2016, 09:30 AM)greyhawk Wrote: Good info. Maggard's had the 24mm brush in their Black Friday sale, so I picked one up--and a knot to boot.

I did the same and picked up 4 knots last night. Hard to pass up on the price.  Thumbsup

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 12-01-2016, 05:40 PM
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My bad luck with Maggard hardware continues. First, their 24mm with handle showed up with a chunk of fiber missing from one side. Now a standalone knot arrives squished beyond recognition and I haven't been able to coax it back to form. Soft hair, though.

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