12-02-2016, 04:17 PM
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  • MaxP
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My favorite vintage handle is the Klenzo B895 B985.  I was able to acquire one recently.  Now I'm looking for knot recommendations or suggestions. I have a strong preference for two band knots.

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 12-02-2016, 04:33 PM
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If it could take a 24mm knot I'd recommend Declaration Brushworks knotting or reknotting service.

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 12-02-2016, 04:45 PM
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I'd get the knot out and take a measurement before ordering anything. But you have a ton of choices. Depends on your budget.

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 12-02-2016, 05:05 PM
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(12-02-2016, 04:45 PM)NickMach007 Wrote: I'd get the knot out and take a measurement before ordering anything. But you have a ton of choices. Depends on your budget.

I expect the hole will get enlarged to a 22, maybe a 24.  And budget?  Really? This is my favorite handle.  I'm avoiding a budget.  LOL

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 12-02-2016, 06:21 PM
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These are my favorite handles, too.  Ive owned three of them, two reknotted by someone else, and one I did myself.  Each of them had a TGN two-band fan knot in them.  The two I bought already reknotted had 20mm knots.  The one I reknotted was 22mm.  I ended up having to very carefully widen the hole with a Dremel (well our dog's nail clipper which is essentially a Dremel).  I would think a 24mm knot might be a little too wide and (in my opinion at least) a little too tall.  They were all uniformly excellent, among the best brushes I've used.  

I know you can use just about any knot, but there really is something about a two-band with a butterscotch.  And its really not that hard to do yourself.  The steaming method worked out just great for me (just be prepared to steam longer than you probably think and to use some elbow grease to chip out the glue residue from the hole).  I just used some marine expoxy (that stuff that comes in two tubes that you have to mix together) from Home Depot and never had an issue.

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 12-02-2016, 07:26 PM
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(12-02-2016, 05:05 PM)MaxP Wrote:
(12-02-2016, 04:45 PM)NickMach007 Wrote: I'd get the knot out and take a measurement before ordering anything. But you have a ton of choices. Depends on your budget.

I expect the hole will get enlarged to a 22, maybe a 24.  And budget?  Really? This is my favorite handle.  I'm avoiding a budget.  LOL

Lol!!! That's the spirit. You don't need a stinking budget (just don't tell my wife that).

I'm really enjoying my Rudy Vey with an Envy White knot. They have soft tips with a slight gentle scrub. It reminds me of Ken's Select knots.

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 12-02-2016, 08:44 PM
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The batches vary. I had one that was unbearably scritchy.

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 12-03-2016, 11:35 AM
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Well, if really no budget...could consider a shavemac 2-band knot. that would be a very nice restore indeed. But lots of other good suggestions as well.

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 12-03-2016, 11:37 AM
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(12-02-2016, 08:44 PM)OnaBlueCloud Wrote: The batches vary. I had one that was unbearably scritchy.

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Envy White?

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 12-03-2016, 11:42 AM
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(12-03-2016, 11:37 AM)Gabe Wrote:
(12-02-2016, 08:44 PM)OnaBlueCloud Wrote: The batches vary. I had one that was unbearably scritchy.

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Envy White?
Yes. I used it once and sent it to Rudy Vey for a Shavemac 2 band lol.

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