04-12-2017, 02:15 PM
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Soon I'll be looking for a new brush and believe it's down to these two, if you had to pick between a Thater or Paladin what would you go with? If you have both let me know your preferred one.

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 04-12-2017, 02:17 PM
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The fan shaped LE brush is fantastic. I like both Biggrin

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 04-12-2017, 02:41 PM
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What do you have? 
What do you like? 
In case of doubt, get both.

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 04-12-2017, 03:22 PM
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Two very different brushes IMO do you like a lot of backbone and springy action or do you like a easier to splay knot.

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 04-12-2017, 04:41 PM
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when in doubt: Doug Korn, Brad Sears right here on TSN

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 04-12-2017, 05:19 PM
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I have a cheap badger that I got in a starter pack with a 34c but my go to lately is a Wolf Whiskers with the ubersoft ll.

Wouldn't say I prefer plush or more backbone, maybe more plush if I had to pick, I bowl lather.

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 04-12-2017, 05:23 PM
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(04-12-2017, 05:19 PM)iShave Wrote: I have a cheap badger that I got in a starter pack with a 34c but my go to lately is a Wolf Whiskers with the ubersoft ll.

Wouldn't say I prefer plush or more backbone, maybe more plush if I had to pick, I bowl lather.

We are on TSN also, but unfortunately we do not ship outside the US.

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 04-12-2017, 05:28 PM
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(04-12-2017, 05:23 PM)Paladin Shaving Wrote:
(04-12-2017, 05:19 PM)iShave Wrote: I have a cheap badger that I got in a starter pack with a 34c but my go to lately is a Wolf Whiskers with the ubersoft ll.

Wouldn't say I prefer plush or more backbone, maybe more plush if I had to pick, I bowl lather.

We are on TSN also, but unfortunately we do not ship outside the US.

Ouch that's sucks, Thater it is lol

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 04-12-2017, 05:32 PM
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(04-12-2017, 05:28 PM)iShave Wrote:
(04-12-2017, 05:23 PM)Paladin Shaving Wrote:
(04-12-2017, 05:19 PM)iShave Wrote: I have a cheap badger that I got in a starter pack with a 34c but my go to lately is a Wolf Whiskers with the ubersoft ll.

Wouldn't say I prefer plush or more backbone, maybe more plush if I had to pick, I bowl lather.

We are on TSN also, but unfortunately we do not ship outside the US.

Ouch that's sucks, Thater it is lol

Yes it does suck.

But Thaters are great brushes.

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 04-12-2017, 05:33 PM
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I would recommend paladins. I have 4 and want more. If you live somewhere where paladin doesn't ship then would recommend thater shavemac or Simpson.

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 04-13-2017, 01:23 AM
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I'd also highly recommend Paladins - I have 3 and want more - BTW what about those 26mm Sumos Ken Biggrin 

I know this is shooting myself in the foot, but if any one deserves help to spread the brand, it is Paladin. You can use a mail forwarding service (like shipito). I also do not live in the US and this is how I get my Paladins...the service is very reasonably priced and reliable.

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 04-13-2017, 04:52 AM
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That would be easy enough to get around, have the brush shipped to a member here on the nook , then we would ship to you in Canada. 

I'd be willing to do this for you if needed. No expenses for doing it, just cover the costs.Id be happy to support a company like paladin and assist a member in getting a brush.

With that said, the thater le fan looks to be getting very high praise as well

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 04-13-2017, 06:41 AM
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I'd choose a Paladin, for sure. Fantastic handles, fantastic knots- the polish and detail of a Paladin brush really is amazing.

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 04-13-2017, 07:31 AM
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I will get a Thater someday so I can't really compare the two, but as an admitted Paladin fanboy from (almost) the beginning, I can say without question that you will not be disappointed.  What separates Ken and Co.'s approach is attention to detail.  It's not just the subtle design/ergonomics of the handles, or the deep level of polish, or the thoughtfulness of the knot choice and placement, it's how all of the above come together.  This results in a tool that is not just aesthetically pleasing, but has great balance and seems to disappear in your hand.

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 04-13-2017, 11:53 AM
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Paladin, without hesitation. I have some Thäters and they are a very fine brush, but there is nothing on the market today that is better in fit and finish than a Paladin. The attention to detail is remarkable and the designs have even improved traditional concepts.

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 04-13-2017, 12:12 PM
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Agreed.

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 04-13-2017, 04:44 PM
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Thäter makes some very soft, uniform bulbs - but I don't get much backbone with them. Paladin offers some very good choices in terms of handle shape and material, and solid knots with good backbone. While I like both, I prefer more backbone & density - and therefore would recommend a paladin.

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 04-13-2017, 06:04 PM
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(04-13-2017, 04:52 AM)Safelysimpson Wrote: With that said, the thater le fan looks to be getting very high praise as well

Has a thread been started on this brush?

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 04-13-2017, 06:20 PM
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Paladin every day of the week and twice on Sunday

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 04-13-2017, 06:38 PM
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I was really impressed with the latest Paladin brushes I have tried. So much so that I have a third on the way.

I have to say though, the Thater LE Fan really is a great brush. It surprised me.

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