02-08-2017, 03:29 AM
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  • Rufus
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My shavemac Beehive in faux Ivory with a finest knot and my Simpson Colonel with a best knot.  I shouldn't forget my Thater 3-band silvertip and my Semogue 3-band silvertip.

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 02-08-2017, 03:47 AM
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Style 1 Size 2 Rooney Finest.


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 02-08-2017, 04:38 AM
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Wiborg Sturdy


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 02-08-2017, 05:01 AM
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I only face lather and enjoying the Duke 3 Silvertip and Chubby 1 Manchurian, can't decide which is my favorite as I enjoy both.

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 02-08-2017, 05:12 AM
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It's a toss up. My two favorite brushes are my Wiborg white badger in a barber handle and a Paladin select knot in a black lotus handle (the first of its kind I believe). The Wiborg is pillow soft with just the right amount of back bone, the Paladin is slightly stiffer with a bit more face feel. Depends on mood I guess but both are divine knots and perfect for face lathering.

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 02-08-2017, 12:44 PM
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  • ARGH
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Here she comes - perhaps the densest knot I have ever tried. Ultimate gel-like tips


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 02-08-2017, 12:50 PM
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(02-08-2017, 12:44 PM)ARGH Wrote: Here she comes - perhaps the densest knot I have ever tried. Ultimate gel-like tips


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Nice, what knot is that?

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 02-08-2017, 01:04 PM
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(02-07-2017, 07:01 PM)SweetReason Wrote: I'm surprised by not seeing any synthetic brushes being mentioned.

If we're talking face lathering with a synthetic, my view is that the Chubby 2 has no equal. 

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 02-08-2017, 01:31 PM
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Simpson M7 Buffalo horn
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 02-08-2017, 02:03 PM
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Easy.... simpson chubby 2 or 3 manchurian  Biggrin

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 02-08-2017, 02:40 PM
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  • celar36
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Thater 4125/1 2 band silvertip bulb. Great knot and hooked tips 

I like it so much this brush I ordered second one in white handle Wink

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 02-08-2017, 07:55 PM
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Thater 4125/2 two band silvertip bulb.

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 02-08-2017, 09:55 PM
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(02-08-2017, 12:50 PM)1Geralt Wrote:
(02-08-2017, 12:44 PM)ARGH Wrote: Here she comes - perhaps the densest knot I have ever tried. Ultimate gel-like tips


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Nice, what knot is that?

Brad Sears 28mm Manchurian

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 02-08-2017, 10:14 PM
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(02-08-2017, 09:55 PM)ARGH Wrote:
(02-08-2017, 12:50 PM)1Geralt Wrote:
(02-08-2017, 12:44 PM)ARGH Wrote: Here she comes - perhaps the densest knot I have ever tried. Ultimate gel-like tips


[Image: LCmUTHM.jpg]

Nice, what knot is that?

Brad Sears 28mm Manchurian

Nice.

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 02-09-2017, 08:16 AM
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(02-08-2017, 07:55 PM)Agravic Wrote: Thater 4125/2 two band silvertip bulb.

Bulb?
I thought that for face lathering preferable Fan. But I could be wrong.

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 02-09-2017, 08:41 AM
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(02-09-2017, 08:16 AM)Navarrsky Wrote:
(02-08-2017, 07:55 PM)Agravic Wrote: Thater 4125/2 two band silvertip bulb.

Bulb?
I thought that for face lathering preferable Fan. But I could be wrong.

I have 3 Thater bulbs (2 and 3 band). All are fine for face lathering. When ordering my last, I thought about fan, but it was suggested by the vendor to go bulb over fan for face lathering. While I don't have a Thater fan to compare, I have 3 Rooneys that are hybrid fan/bulb knots and they also work fine for face lathering. I think it's just a matter of personal preference.

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 02-09-2017, 10:40 AM
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(02-09-2017, 08:41 AM)njpaddy Wrote:
(02-09-2017, 08:16 AM)Navarrsky Wrote:
(02-08-2017, 07:55 PM)Agravic Wrote: Thater 4125/2 two band silvertip bulb.

Bulb?
I thought that for face lathering preferable Fan. But I could be wrong.

I have 3 Thater bulbs (2 and 3 band). All are fine for face lathering. When ordering my last, I thought about fan, but it was suggested by the vendor to go bulb over fan for face lathering. While I don't have a Thater fan to compare, I have 3 Rooneys that are hybrid fan/bulb knots and they also work fine for face lathering. I think it's just a matter of personal preference.

I also prefer bulb over fan for facelathering..
More precision for lathering in the desired area vs the fan shapes strength for large painting strokes (IMO more of a strength in regards to aplying lather after bowl lathering..)
But as always YMMV.. I have both fan and bulb brushes, and I do use both.. ( I always facelather

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 02-09-2017, 12:03 PM
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The Muhle STF XL was my favorite for face-lathering but because of the springiness that Celestino mentioned I have now changed to a RazoRock Big Bruce synthetic. It is not so springy so I give it a slight edge over the Muhle.

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 02-09-2017, 12:17 PM
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(02-09-2017, 08:16 AM)Navarrsky Wrote:
(02-08-2017, 07:55 PM)Agravic Wrote: Thater 4125/2 two band silvertip bulb.

Bulb?
I thought that for face lathering preferable Fan. But I could be wrong.


I facelather 100%, bowl lather once in a blue moon.
60% of my badgers are bulb, 40% are fans.

Especially with soft badgers like Thäter, many prefer bulb over fan, because fan versions for some feel too floppy/big on the face.

Where did you get the opinion, that face latherers prefer and should use fan shaped badgers ?

I only prefer fans in quite rough and dense brushes.

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 02-09-2017, 12:23 PM
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(02-09-2017, 12:17 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(02-09-2017, 08:16 AM)Navarrsky Wrote:
(02-08-2017, 07:55 PM)Agravic Wrote: Thater 4125/2 two band silvertip bulb.

Bulb?
I thought that for face lathering preferable Fan. But I could be wrong.


I facelather 100%, bowl lather once in a blue moon.
60% of my badgers are bulb, 40% are fans.

Especially with soft badgers like Thäter, many prefer bulb over fan, because fan versions for some feel too floppy/big on the face.

Where did you get the opinion, that face latherers prefer and should use fan shaped badgers ?

I only prefer fans in quite rough and dense brushes.
For example from Wiborg website:
Bulb shaped shaving brush
"A bulb shaped shaving brush has a round knot head, which results from the shorter hair around the knot. Because of the round binding of the shaving brush head, less hair is in direct contact with the skin. With bulb shaped shaving brushes you have more control over the shaving brush and you can accurately apply the lather on the face. This type of binding is useful, if you prefer to lather the shaving cream or soap in a shaving bowl, before applying it on the face."

Fan shaped shaving brush
A fan shaped shaving brush has flat loft, also called fan shaped loft. The outer hairs are similar long as the inner hairs of the knot. This results in a larger surface area of hair, which is in direct contact with the skin. Fan shaped shaving brushes are often used for face lathering. With fan shaped lofts more soap can be absorbed, which is benefiting for face lathering. Fan shaped shaving brushes with a large loft sometimes tend to be floppy, because they have less backbone.

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