11-12-2017, 12:43 PM
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Hello ladies and gentlemen-

I know I’m in the wrong section if I’m looking NOT to buy another brush, but I am intrigued by the Paladin brushes. While the handle materials are beautiful, I’m more concerned with the business end of the brush and where it would fit in given my current collection of brushes, which is small compared to many of you. I’m hoping the Paladin will fill a particular niche so I can justify the purchase Smile

Currently, I own the following brushes-

Elite Razor high mountain white
Savile Row silvertip
Semogue Boar
Shavemac Finest
Shavemac 2 band silvertip
Simpson Best
TGN 2 band Finest
Thater 2 band
Whipped Dog synthetic

Would the Paladin knot offer something unique when one considers my current brushes? My only real reservation is the knot size. My sweet spot is 24mm, however, in the handle choices that interest me, 26mm seems to be the smallest knot size offered.

Thanks in advance for any reply.

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 11-13-2017, 12:28 PM
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I really wish Paladin offered more of their handles with a 24mm knot

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 11-13-2017, 04:01 PM
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(11-13-2017, 12:28 PM)JRRIII Wrote: I really wish Paladin offered more of their handles with a 24mm knot

FWIW, our handle sizes are stated with reference to socket (i.e., knot hole) diameter, not the base diameter of the knot. So a 26 mm Paladin brush will typically have a 24-25 mm knot installed.

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 11-13-2017, 04:36 PM
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I have only used a few Paladins, all with the 2CSLD4 knot, I believe.  My experience has been that they are somewhat similar to some of my Rooney Finests, with less backbone than a vintage Simpson Manchurian but a little more firmness and tip texture than the typical Shavemac 2-Band.

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 11-13-2017, 05:20 PM
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I wish I could help more. I have 4, but have only used 1, and that's the TSN LE brush.

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 11-13-2017, 05:58 PM
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Paladin knots will fall into a similar category regarding facefeel as your current Elite Manchurian, shavemac 2 Band Silvertip and Thäter 2 Band. More firm than the Thäter and the shavemac probably. They are definitely worth a try. Depending on the batch softness will vary.

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 11-13-2017, 06:36 PM
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(11-13-2017, 04:01 PM)Paladin Shaving Wrote:
(11-13-2017, 12:28 PM)JRRIII Wrote: I really wish Paladin offered more of their handles with a 24mm knot

FWIW, our handle sizes are stated with reference to socket (i.e., knot hole) diameter, not the base diameter of the knot. So a 26 mm Paladin brush will typically have a 24-25 mm knot installed.


Thank you for this clarification. Very helpful.

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 11-13-2017, 06:38 PM
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Thanks everyone for your replies. If the face feel is similar to a 2 band Thater with additional backbone, that is indeed a temptation!!

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 11-14-2017, 05:24 AM
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(11-13-2017, 04:01 PM)Paladin Shaving Wrote:
(11-13-2017, 12:28 PM)JRRIII Wrote: I really wish Paladin offered more of their handles with a 24mm knot

FWIW, our handle sizes are stated with reference to socket (i.e., knot hole) diameter, not the base diameter of the knot. So a 26 mm Paladin brush will typically have a 24-25 mm knot installed.

Very interesting. Thanks for the clarification, I appreciate it!

I was referring to the 24mm handle size you offer.

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 11-16-2017, 03:15 AM
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I think the Paladin would be an excellent edition, it had good backbone with very very soft face feel. I would say similar to my Shavemac 2 band unique but with more backbone. It has more backbone than a Savile Row and Simpson Best (in my opinion) with less scritch. I think the Paladin may be my favorite brush.

My Paladin is a 26mm and measures exactly 26mm at the base of the knot. Most other brushes tend to be larger, for example, my Shavemacs are 26mm and both measure in at 27.5mm.

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