Poll: Knot size preference
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 08-07-2017, 11:03 PM
#1
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Knot size preference

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 08-08-2017, 02:23 AM
#2
  • Rufus
  • Senior Member
  • Greater Toronto Area
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No bigger than 26mm, but ideally 22mm.

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 08-08-2017, 03:10 AM
#3
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I find knot size pretty much irrelevant to the extent that I don't even much bother or even remember what a given knot size is in any of my brushes. Some of the brushes I enjoy the most are tiny little things while a few with really big knots and handles also are equally enjoyable.

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 08-08-2017, 03:43 AM
#4
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My preference is 26-28mm.  I voted for 26mm because that's the most common size in my collection.   I do have an XXL Shavemac Americana with a 30mm knot which I like a lot, and perhaps my preference will evolve to larger knots.

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 08-08-2017, 06:14 AM
#5
  • SCOV
  • Active Member
  • Minnesota
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My brushes are mainly 26mm badger and 24-25mm synthetic.  Cost and fear of "too big" keeps me in those ranges.

Current trend is "larger".  Three years ago everyone had a Simpson Wee Scot.   Today, Paladins's start at 26mm, Brad Sears only has a few models with a 24mm option, etc.

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 08-08-2017, 06:17 AM
#6
  • doc47
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  • Northern Arizona
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26mm is ideal; 28mm works well but I only have a couple. I voted 26mm.

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 08-08-2017, 06:18 AM
#7
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This is a tough question for me to answer; I'll say this...Presently, the brush I reach for most is approximately 24MM x 54MM and I once owned a 24MM x 48MM brush that saw little to no use because the loft hampered how much lather it could contain. Ideally, I believe my size preference(s) with specified details are as follows:

24MM x 54MM (total loft; fan knot premium badger)

26MM x 54MM (same as above, but with bulb/hybrid 2 or 3 band premium badger)

28MM x 55MM (2-band bulb)

*If I average these dimensions out/select a median reference size(s), I suppose it all depends on the combination of knot & handle / handle material; so...I believe a 26MM x 53.5 MM 2-band bulb or bulb-hybrid knot is my ideal, copesthetic knot. Furthermore, I can't deny how much I enjoy a shave with a broken-in 28MM 2-band bulb, big ol' loftious beauty.


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 08-08-2017, 10:01 PM
#8
  • chazt
  • Senior Member
  • Bayside, NY
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I voted 28 even though I probably have a few more 26s than 28s. Both sizes are enjoyable but I do seem to like using the 28mm knots just a wee bit more.

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 08-09-2017, 10:12 AM
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Just for fun I pulled out my calipers and checked the knot size of the Baton badger shaving brush I used this morning.

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It is just under 16mm.

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 08-09-2017, 12:40 PM
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I voted 24mm because almost all of mine are that but I think my next will be 26mm just to try out.

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 08-09-2017, 12:48 PM
#11
  • JRRIII
  • Blossoming Addict
  • East Coast
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I voted 24 because I have a 22mm (and smaller) and a 26mm but I don't own a 24 yet (holding out for a paladin) and it seems like the perfect size for me.

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 08-09-2017, 01:16 PM
#12
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Got me everywhere between 20mm and 30mm and I like the bigger ones better.  I also find myself liking taller lofts in relation to density.  Short lofts in a dense knot seem unable to splay to hold the copious amounts of lather I like for a three pass shave.  They are nice to have around when I'm going to do a quick two pass though as they don't use so much soap (and you know we have to be very careful with our soap consumption).  See what I did right there.......    I voted 28 mm because I have a lot of real estate to cover and I have way too much soap.

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 08-09-2017, 03:36 PM
#13
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Bulb: 26-28 mm
Fan: 24-26 mm

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 08-09-2017, 04:12 PM
#14
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Just got a 28mm fan Thater two band from Bullgoose. I was a bit leery but I wanted good backbone to go with the soft tips. I was not disappointed. Great brush ! I voted 26 and have them from 23-30 and all good.

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 08-15-2017, 01:53 PM
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(08-09-2017, 04:12 PM)JimmyH Wrote: Just got a 28mm fan Thater two band from Bullgoose. I was a bit leery but I wanted good backbone to go with the soft tips. I was not disappointed. Great brush ! I voted 26 and have them from 23-30 and all good.

Thater's 4125 two bands are excellent. Mine is a 24mm fan and it is in my top two or three easily and I have about seven or eight brushes right now that I really like.

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 08-15-2017, 02:05 PM
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Mike, I want to vote, but my favorite brushes are 24, 26, 28, 27, 26, 24. I would say 26-28, but one of those twenty-fours is a Thater 4125 two band that could be my favorite (but it seems bigger). I guess for me, as long as it is at least 24mm it really doesn't matter that much.

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 08-15-2017, 02:28 PM
#17
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i voted 22mm or less, i really like small brushes, my favorite is a saville row pure badger with around a 19mm or 20mm knot, brian (kbh2o)

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 08-16-2017, 01:00 PM
#18
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Bulb - 24 - 26
Fan  - 22 - 24

All Thater 4125 2 band

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 08-20-2017, 08:46 AM
#19
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I currently own 14 brushes and the 15th on the way.  All except 2 are silver tip, 2 band fan shape.  I do have 2 23mm and one 25mm.  All the rest are 26mm and 28mm.  They are my preference.  As you can see I like larger knots.

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 08-20-2017, 09:05 AM
#20
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I am in the 26mm to 28 mm range.  I started out in the 22mm range but have gravitated to the larger knots.

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