11-05-2017, 12:38 AM
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so i know that the "official" geltips were the rooneys and m&fs from a certain time period.  i have an m&f 2xl from this period, and the lathering is soft like no other on my sensitive skin, even after 3 passes. 

but, the handle is a bit small for me. 

can anyone point me to models that might be my holy grail? 

thanks gentleman,

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 11-05-2017, 02:53 AM
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You're likely to find gel tips in 2 band or finest brushes but also in 3 bands and/or "silvertip" that has been sterilized and chemically treated for visual or softening effect. I don't think you will have to get anything too hard to find. How much can you afford to spend?

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 11-05-2017, 10:51 AM
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You could look for a 3xl. TGN also has two band finest knots occasionally displaying the hooked tips. If you find a knot from TGN have an artisan make a handle that is right for you. You might have better luck going for a 3xl as you know what your looking for and TGN might be luck of the draw.

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 11-05-2017, 02:01 PM
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For budget try Maseto finest (eBay).  For a lot more money try Saponificio Varesino.  Both the brushes I have from these two companies have developed gel-tips.

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 11-05-2017, 03:35 PM
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Agreed, the 3XL is a much better handle size.

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 11-06-2017, 08:35 AM
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I have/had a few brushes from Brad Sears with the knots that he procures separately from his collaboration with Lee Sabini. Brad's knots have all had nice moderate to strong backbone and gel-like tips.

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 11-06-2017, 04:33 PM
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I’d recommend finding an older Lee M&F with Emillion handle. I find the handle to be very substantial, beautiful, and - unlike most larger handles - very ergonomic. 

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 11-06-2017, 07:17 PM
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Declaration has some solid tips! Id also look into Paladin. They have been working hard to keep some items in stock over the last few months which has been nice. Probably my next pick up...

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 11-08-2017, 09:32 PM
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thank you all for the info.

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 11-09-2017, 06:25 PM
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Try the Maseto for a budget gel tip.

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