08-08-2017, 05:35 PM
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Which do you recommend for 28 mm knot 2 band knot?

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 08-08-2017, 05:38 PM
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Are you asking about the Shavemac Silvertip 2-Band v Bob Quinn's Manchurian White?

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 08-08-2017, 05:39 PM
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(08-08-2017, 05:38 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Are you asking about the Shavemac Silvertip 2-Band v Bob Quinn's Manchurian White?

Yes

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 08-08-2017, 05:40 PM
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(08-08-2017, 05:38 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Are you asking about the Shavemac Silvertip 2-Band v Bob Quinn's Manchurian White?

It's funny you replied - I was just going through some of your old posts

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 08-08-2017, 05:51 PM
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I own both knot and they're close in terms of backbone, density and softness.  The one factor that stands out for me with the 28mm Manchurian White is how stuffed the knots are.  They measure 32mm at the top of the handle.  If you have a strong, personal, subjective preference for Shavemac knots and price is not an issue, that may be the way to go.  I find that the 28mm Manchurian White presents comparable quality at a substantially lower price, and thus represents a better value.  My experience is, however, limited to bulb knots from both.

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 08-09-2017, 11:37 AM
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I agree with Ricardo. They are comparable knots and the Manchurian White is a far better value. Plus, Bob is a joy to work with.

-Mark

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 08-09-2017, 02:54 PM
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I don't have exactly the two that you all are discussing, but close. My ER is a Manchurian White fan knot that is 26mm. My Shavemac knot is a D01 Silvertip, not the 2 band, and it is a 28mm bulb. Its characteristics might be influenced a bit by the handle, which is not a Shavemac. The knot is set a little deep resulting in a loft that is lower than is usual for a 28mm D01. I normally prefer fans or the fan-like Simpson shape, so that is the reason I would put the ER a little bit over the Shavemac. I also have to say that I love Bob's long, tall handle. Now for the knots: The D01 ST is very dense, firm, and robust. The ER Manchurian is a tiny bit less dense, but close. It is a very tiny bit softer and it has better flow through. I can't speak on the value aspect, because I got both second-hand from sellers who had hardly used them and they cost me about the same amount of cash.

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 08-09-2017, 05:00 PM
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  • evnpar
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I have both knots and although the Manchurian White is a nice knot, I think the Shavemac 2-Band Silvertip is way ahead in terms of quality. It's denser, softer, and just seems to perform better for me. If cost is an issue, the Manchurian White is an excellent value.

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 08-09-2017, 07:57 PM
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I can compare a 25/50 Shavemac fan to a 26/52 ER fan. They feel similar to me but not identical. The ER has more natural splay - obviously those 2mm create a fannier fan. As a result the Shavemac seems to have more backbone. Not denser, but more backbone. I enjoy both. Neither is better. Just different.

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 08-10-2017, 11:00 AM
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Both knots are great. Best is to get both.  Biggrin

Teaser below (first shavemac, then Manchurian White knots in Bob's handle).

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 08-10-2017, 11:59 AM
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They're both great.

I prefer the Elite Manchurian. 

Shavemac two band is too soft for me.

If you want softer then Shavemac will be. If you prefer more spring then Elite Manchurian is it.

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 08-10-2017, 12:31 PM
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(08-10-2017, 11:59 AM)bakerbarber Wrote: They're both great.

I prefer the Elite Manchurian. 

Shavemac two band is too soft for me.

If you want softer then Shavemac will be. If you prefer more spring then Elite Manchurian is it.
I agree

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 08-10-2017, 05:42 PM
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so bob it is ! Smile
now the darn wait....to be honest that is one of the reasons why I avoided shavemac...

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