09-01-2019, 05:46 PM
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(09-01-2019, 03:43 PM)boilerphan Wrote: The Muhle STF brushes are really fantastic.  I recently acquired the 23mm model and usually use badger brushes but have been duly impressed.

I have a 23 mm and a 25 mm both are really great.

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 09-02-2019, 09:20 AM
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(08-27-2019, 05:20 PM)petropn Wrote: I very much like the silver tip fiber synthetic knot on the Muhle XL, but loft is too high and handle is too small for me.  

Just ordered a Muhle XL STF knot to be put in a custom WW handle. The ones Muhle sells have a 62mm loft, 
so I have asked for the loft to be dropped to 54-55mm....any opinions about that?

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 09-02-2019, 09:57 AM
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(09-02-2019, 09:20 AM)Tester28 Wrote:
(08-27-2019, 05:20 PM)petropn Wrote: I very much like the silver tip fiber synthetic knot on the Muhle XL, but loft is too high and handle is too small for me.  

Just ordered a Muhle XL STF knot to be put in a custom WW handle. The ones Muhle sells have a 62mm loft, 
so I have asked for the loft to be dropped to 54-55mm....any opinions about that?

I prefer the STF XL knot at 62mm. Dropping down 8mm might decrease the splay too much. I'd consider having it set with silicon glue so that it could be removed from the handle. If it's too low, you can add a quarter or two to the hole to increase the loft, then epoxy the knot in place.

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 09-02-2019, 11:17 AM
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(09-02-2019, 09:20 AM)Tester28 Wrote:
(08-27-2019, 05:20 PM)petropn Wrote: I very much like the silver tip fiber synthetic knot on the Muhle XL, but loft is too high and handle is too small for me.  

Just ordered a Muhle XL STF knot to be put in a custom WW handle. The ones Muhle sells have a 62mm loft, 
so I have asked for the loft to be dropped to 54-55mm....any opinions about that?

With a 55mm loft it will be like a Chubby 2 brush. Of course the bristles are very different.

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 09-02-2019, 07:48 PM
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(09-02-2019, 11:17 AM)shave/brush Wrote:
(09-02-2019, 09:20 AM)Tester28 Wrote:
(08-27-2019, 05:20 PM)petropn Wrote: I very much like the silver tip fiber synthetic knot on the Muhle XL, but loft is too high and handle is too small for me.  

Just ordered a Muhle XL STF knot to be put in a custom WW handle. The ones Muhle sells have a 62mm loft, 
so I have asked for the loft to be dropped to 54-55mm....any opinions about that?

With a 55mm loft it will be like a Chubby 2 brush. Of course the bristles are very different.

I don't mind the sound of that...I'll stick with my plan. I do not fancy a brush that splays too much and flops around on a cake
of soap and my face...that said, Muhle must have their reasons for setting the loft at 62mm I guess.

out of curiosity, how are the STF bristles different from the chubby 2 synthetic?

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 09-02-2019, 07:51 PM
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(09-02-2019, 11:17 AM)shave/brush Wrote:
(09-02-2019, 09:20 AM)Tester28 Wrote:
(08-27-2019, 05:20 PM)petropn Wrote: I very much like the silver tip fiber synthetic knot on the Muhle XL, but loft is too high and handle is too small for me.  

Just ordered a Muhle XL STF knot to be put in a custom WW handle. The ones Muhle sells have a 62mm loft, 
so I have asked for the loft to be dropped to 54-55mm....any opinions about that?

With a 55mm loft it will be like a Chubby 2 brush. Of course the bristles are very different.

I actually believe they are the same bristles but different color (and tied differently for the knot).

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 09-02-2019, 08:00 PM
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(09-02-2019, 07:48 PM)Tester28 Wrote:
(09-02-2019, 11:17 AM)shave/brush Wrote:
(09-02-2019, 09:20 AM)Tester28 Wrote: Just ordered a Muhle XL STF knot to be put in a custom WW handle. The ones Muhle sells have a 62mm loft, 
so I have asked for the loft to be dropped to 54-55mm....any opinions about that?

With a 55mm loft it will be like a Chubby 2 brush. Of course the bristles are very different.

I don't mind the sound of that...I'll stick with my plan. I do not fancy a brush that splays too much and flops around on a cake
of soap and my face...that said, Muhle must have their reasons for setting the loft at 62mm I guess.

out of curiosity, how are the STF bristles different from the chubby 2 synthetic?

The Muhle has more backbone. Both are nice just different.

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 09-02-2019, 11:54 PM
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(09-01-2019, 05:46 PM)shave/brush Wrote:
(09-01-2019, 03:43 PM)boilerphan Wrote: The Muhle STF brushes are really fantastic.  I recently acquired the 23mm model and usually use badger brushes but have been duly impressed.

I have a 23 mm and a 25 mm both are really great.

Be aware that Mühle have stopped manufacturing the 25mm STF knot. I posted a thread about that. So for those who want one, current stocks are all there is.

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 09-03-2019, 12:19 AM
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(09-02-2019, 07:48 PM)Tester28 Wrote:
(09-02-2019, 11:17 AM)shave/brush Wrote:
(09-02-2019, 09:20 AM)Tester28 Wrote: Just ordered a Muhle XL STF knot to be put in a custom WW handle. The ones Muhle sells have a 62mm loft, 
so I have asked for the loft to be dropped to 54-55mm....any opinions about that?

With a 55mm loft it will be like a Chubby 2 brush. Of course the bristles are very different.

I don't mind the sound of that...I'll stick with my plan. I do not fancy a brush that splays too much and flops around on a cake
of soap and my face
...that said, Muhle must have their reasons for setting the loft at 62mm I guess.

Have you actually used a Mühle 25mm STF knot? Because I don't find it "flopping around" at all. In fact, for my money the backbone is just right, YMMV or course.
When I compare the old Plisson knot (LMDB), Vie-long 24mm synthetic and the Mühle XL I find them to have backbone in that order (least for LMDB, most for the Mühle and Vie-long in between). This in spite of the Vie-long having a significantly lower loft than the Mühle.

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 09-06-2019, 10:02 AM
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IMHO, the Muhle 25mm STF feels like and preforms more closely  to a badger knot  than any other synthetic I have tried so far.  Very interesting thought about reducing the loft some.

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 09-06-2019, 02:15 PM
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I saw something on another forum today about a new synthetic from Omega, the silversynth EVO. 
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 09-07-2019, 12:54 AM
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(09-06-2019, 02:15 PM)Puma Wrote: I saw something on another forum today about a new synthetic from Omega, the silversynth EVO. 
[Image: yDMRX0f.jpg]

These are really handsome handles.

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 09-10-2019, 10:06 PM
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My first synth on the way....the handle is a WW TSE in boring old ivory cos I couldn't be bothered
thinking up an interesting  colour scheme...my lack of creativity has certainly worked in my favour this time.
The knot is a Muhle STF XL 25mm set at 54mm. 

[Image: 7Oxgckk.jpg]

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 09-11-2019, 02:37 AM
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(09-10-2019, 10:06 PM)Tester28 Wrote: My first synth on the way....the handle is a WW TSE in boring old ivory cos I couldn't be bothered
thinking up an interesting  colour scheme...my lack of creativity has certainly worked in my favour this time.
The knot is a Muhle STF XL 25mm set at 54mm. 

[Image: 7Oxgckk.jpg]

Very nice. I like the handle shape.

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 09-11-2019, 04:14 AM
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(09-10-2019, 10:06 PM)Tester28 Wrote: My first synth on the way....the handle is a WW TSE in boring old ivory cos I couldn't be bothered
thinking up an interesting  colour scheme...my lack of creativity has certainly worked in my favour this time.
The knot is a Muhle STF XL 25mm set at 54mm. 

[Image: 7Oxgckk.jpg]

Beautiful! May I ask where did you get the knot from?

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