03-28-2018, 05:54 PM
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  • vferdman
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Well, I have been using only the brush with this knot in it for over a month. The boar is breaking in great and I am just loving this brush. I am not reaching for anything else so far. I really love the feel of boar, so this may be why. This has the feel of boar and fullness and water capacity of a badger along with some of badger's very nice qualities you would expect in a two band. This is a little gem! I absolutely love it!

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 03-29-2018, 04:15 AM
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I am (im)patiently waiting for mine to arrive....

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 03-29-2018, 05:43 AM
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I ordered a 24mm & a 26mm knot. I have more than a few handles I'd like to restore, and these look like it would be a nice change-up. I am curious, how long did it take to defunk these? What has been the average break-in cycle for these knots?

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 03-29-2018, 06:45 AM
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Vulfix Grosvenor Restored 24/52mm Maggard Mixed .

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 03-29-2018, 07:21 AM
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That's a great idea! Fantastic looking Grosvenor.

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 04-02-2018, 11:46 AM
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I'm looking at a 54mm for my 26. I can imagine any deeper

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 04-02-2018, 03:36 PM
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Great thread.  Never tried a badger/boar mix but I found a Peerless handle this winter on a trip to Texas and I've got it ready to plug a 24mm knot into it.  It'll be a mixed and I'm looking forward to it.  Bakerbarber, that brush looks amazing.  I do like that stYle of handle.

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 03-31-2019, 06:26 PM
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(03-28-2018, 05:54 PM)vferdman Wrote: Well, I have been using only the brush with this knot in it for over a month. The boar is breaking in great and I am just loving this brush. I am not reaching for anything else so far. I really love the feel of boar, so this may be why. This has the feel of boar and fullness and water capacity of a badger along with some of badger's very nice qualities you would expect in a two band. This is a little gem! I absolutely love it!

Any followup on this brush? I have the Semogue SOC in Taj resin and love it, although the glue bump is annoying at times. It's my favorite brush at the moment, but I've been eyeing the Maggard version for use in a new handle (yet to be selected). How does it compare to the SOC? How much prickly scritch is there? Scrub from boar bristles or very stiff badger is different, IMO, than scritch. I don't like pokey brushes but do enjoy stiff and well-backboned knots.

On a related note, I'm eyeing the APShave "Luxury" mixed knot, too, which I assume is from the same manufacturer since it calls out the same 70/30 badger/boar ratio. I'd love any info from guys who have used that one, too.

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 03-31-2019, 06:43 PM
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(03-31-2019, 06:26 PM)TRBECK Wrote:
(03-28-2018, 05:54 PM)vferdman Wrote: Well, I have been using only the brush with this knot in it for over a month. The boar is breaking in great and I am just loving this brush. I am not reaching for anything else so far. I really love the feel of boar, so this may be why. This has the feel of boar and fullness and water capacity of a badger along with some of badger's very nice qualities you would expect in a two band. This is a little gem! I absolutely love it!

Any followup on this brush? I have the Semogue SOC in Taj resin and love it, although the glue bump is annoying at times. It's my favorite brush at the moment, but I've been eyeing the Maggard version for use in a new handle (yet to be selected). How does it compare to the SOC? How much prickly scritch is there? Scrub from boar bristles or very stiff badger is different, IMO, than scritch. I don't like pokey brushes but do enjoy stiff and well-backboned knots.

On a related note, I'm eyeing the APShave "Luxury" mixed knot, too, which I assume is from the same manufacturer since it calls out the same 70/30 badger/boar ratio. I'd love any info from guys who have used that one, too.

It’s a solid knot. Using 26/70, I set the loft at 55. The Hess Barber’s Favorite Deluxe 5 handle has a 28mm opening.

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 04-01-2019, 04:32 AM
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I'll report back too that not only did I go ahead and plug a 24mm knot into the Peerless vintage handle but I also put Another 24mm and 26mm knots into a couple of custom handles from Teton Shaves.  I lofted the first one higher than I would have a straight two band and I love it.  Someone asked about defunking and I don't know if I'm the right fella to ask about that because I enjoy the scent of new badgers and boars but to my nose none of these knots had much scent but man did I was some dirt out!  There is a slight bit of scritch but that has faded with time.  These knots hang with anything else I have.

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 04-01-2019, 08:12 AM
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Great feedback, guys. It sounds like I might really enjoy both the 24 and 26. I will probably wind up with both. I just realized, though, that the AP Shave version is a fan, which is usually my preference. Man, may have to get all 3.  Smile

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 04-01-2019, 11:52 AM
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(03-29-2018, 06:45 AM)melyus Wrote: Vulfix Grosvenor Restored 24/52mm Maggard Mixed .

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That is a thing of beauty  Cool

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 04-01-2019, 02:36 PM
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Mine was repurposed as a car detailing brush.

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 04-02-2019, 06:55 AM
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Ouch! Too much scritch? Shedding?

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 04-02-2019, 09:25 AM
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Car detailing?  What happened?  I own three and all of them perform wonderfully.  In fact used a 26mm this morning.  Sorry your experience wasn't good.

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 04-02-2019, 04:28 PM
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I was surprised as well. It sheeds quite a bit, particularly the boar hairs, most of which are upside down. It looked great though Smile 
Maybe bad luck or something. Reading your posts I have considered giving it another shot. Besides, I really enjoy boar knots and I've read great comments about magg's badgers so ...

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 04-02-2019, 07:07 PM
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I appreciate this data point, as shedding brushes are an all-time pet peeve of mine. I give up on shedders, too; just don't enjoy the shave when I'm picking hairs out of my beard and lather.

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 04-30-2019, 06:38 PM
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I picked up a Maggard 24mm and an APShaveCo mixed fan. I'm planning to get a couple of handles for these, probably something simple but maybe a custom handle. I'll look around. Looks like a 25-26mm socket is a good idea for the Maggard, and the APShaveCo is similarly sized. I actually dropped it into a Whipped Dog 30mm socket drilled 10mm extra, and it filled the socket opening at that depth (a little short for my preferences loftwise). If these work out, they and the Semogue Mistura will likely be the only brushes I keep. The mixed Semogue really is pretty much perfect for my tastes.

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