04-05-2017, 10:46 AM
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Sharing the lasted addition to my brush collection: Declaration Brushworks knot in Elite Razor handle.

Knot: 27/51mm
Handle: Thuya Burl 60mm

Great brush!

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 04-05-2017, 10:50 AM
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Great brush Georg!  That style of handle has become my favorite from Bob.

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 04-05-2017, 11:01 AM
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(04-05-2017, 10:50 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Great brush Georg!  That style of handle has become my favorite from Bob.

Thanks. I have a few of his handles... all of them are great!

I am also very impressed of the "Jefferson" knot. Looking forward to try her out tomorrow.

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 04-05-2017, 03:51 PM
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  • chazt
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I was eyeballing that handle for a while. It looks like a mighty nice brush. Enjoy your shaves, Georg Smile

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 04-05-2017, 03:54 PM
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Very nice. Lovely handle. Enjoy.

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 04-05-2017, 04:41 PM
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  • MaxP
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Two Band brushes are the best. Congrats.

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 04-05-2017, 06:43 PM
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Georg, the handle looks like little bear tracks.  declaration knots are excellent.  enjoy your beauty

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 04-06-2017, 03:23 AM
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  • YomD
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Congrats Georg!
Scott's knots are outstanding!
I put it on a BSSW handle and it's probably my favorite brush now!

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 04-06-2017, 06:18 AM
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How would you compare the declaration brushworks knot to elite razors current 2 band Manchurian offering?

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 04-06-2017, 08:44 AM
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(04-06-2017, 06:18 AM)Safelysimpson Wrote: How would you compare the declaration brushworks knot to elite razors current 2 band Manchurian offering?

Good question. I have two Elite Manchurian (EM) fans (26/52mm) and the shown declaration brushworks (DB) fan (27/51mm).

My initial impressions (face lathered with the DB this morning) are as follows:
  • Both feature soft tips with zero scritch. The DB 2 band has a softer feel when dry, when wet both are very soft tipped (silky feel of the DB).
  • The DB is the denser brush, but with good flow through. The EM has even better flow through.
  • The DB splays quite a bit, i.e. I would not recommend a higher loft than the 51mm (really is 50.5mm)
  • Backbone is similar, maybe a bit more of the EM
  • Both make lather with ease.
  • Both are softer tipped than e.g. Simpson Manchurian grade, but with less resilient hair.
Both excellent knots. No regrets.

Photos: DB on the left, EM on the right.

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