03-25-2017, 08:32 AM
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I'm very pleased with the performance of this Tuxedo knot from Andrew of APShaveCo & the Lotus shape from Bob Quinn of Elite Razor is not only lovely but it feels great in hand.

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 03-25-2017, 11:34 AM
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  • RSP1
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  • Western NY
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Very nice! Tell us more about that knot. I have a really nice Elite handle from Bob.


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 03-25-2017, 12:37 PM
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(03-25-2017, 11:34 AM)RSP1 Wrote: Very nice! Tell us more about that knot. I have a really nice Elite handle from Bob.


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Bob makes terrific looking handles, but don't sell his knots short either.  I think there as good as anyone's.  My most recent acquisition:


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I love it.

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 03-25-2017, 12:58 PM
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  • chazt
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Nice brush. The Tuxedo Tulip is sharp. A real looker! I'm developing an appreciation for the two-tone look. Enjoy you shaves Smile

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 03-25-2017, 01:29 PM
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Great looking brushes Brian and Joucas.  I'd like to hear more about the black Tuxedo knot.  It's one of the few synthetic knots I have not tried.

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 03-25-2017, 01:29 PM
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Beautiful Brush!

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 03-25-2017, 02:11 PM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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Beautiful brush, Brian. That handle shape is my favorite from Bob Quinn. I've been wanting to try a Tuxedo knot. Congratulations.

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 03-25-2017, 02:51 PM
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Awsome brush..the tuxedo knot has become my favourite synthetic brush.

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 03-25-2017, 04:24 PM
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Brian, your brush looks really fine. The Tuxedo knot is very soft and a great lather-maker.

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 03-25-2017, 06:45 PM
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  • eengler
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Great looking brush Brian, Enjoy!

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 03-27-2017, 12:00 PM
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Ok so I find myself coming back to this thread just to look at the brush again, just love Lotus/Takamine Handles and the black synthetic knot really is perfect for this handle.

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 03-27-2017, 04:54 PM
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Thanks Dave. I love contrast and this knot basically screams for this type of color scheme.

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 03-27-2017, 05:07 PM
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Brian, does the knot have a large glue bump?  I'm just asking, and not commenting on whether that's a bad quality.  All the Plisson type knots seem to have a large glue bump for backbone, and I'm curious if the Tuxedo does also.

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 03-27-2017, 06:15 PM
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There is a glue bump. I have noticed how many of the synthetics don't splay well because of this. I specifically asked Andrew of APShaveCo if the Tuxedo could splay easily like the Plisson synths do. He told me exactly what depth to have the knot set and I must say that he was right on. This is the first brush with a glue bump that I couldn't feel the bump while in use.

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 03-27-2017, 06:37 PM
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(03-27-2017, 06:15 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: There is a glue bump. I have noticed how many of the synthetics don't splay well because of this. I specifically asked Andrew of APShaveCo if the Tuxedo could splay easily like the Plisson synths do. He told me exactly what depth to have the knot set and I must say that he was right on. This is the first brush with a glue bump that I couldn't feel the bump while in use.

Precisely.  The Plisson type knots gain backbone from the large glue bump, but the result is a brush which may not splay optimally.  The original Plisson synthetics have the opposite problem.  They have no glue bump and thus splay well, but lack backbone 

What loft is yours set at?

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 03-27-2017, 06:45 PM
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(03-27-2017, 06:37 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(03-27-2017, 06:15 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: There is a glue bump. I have noticed how many of the synthetics don't splay well because of this. I specifically asked Andrew of APShaveCo if the Tuxedo could splay easily like the Plisson synths do. He told me exactly what depth to have the knot set and I must say that he was right on. This is the first brush with a glue bump that I couldn't feel the bump while in use.

Precisely.  The Plisson type knots gain backbone from the large glue bump, but the result is a brush which may not splay optimally.  The original Plisson synthetics have the opposite problem.  They have no glue bump and thus splay well, but lack backbone 

What loft is yours set at?

Andrew recommended setting it 10mm deep in the socket. Bob said the loft was 57mm.

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