05-02-2018, 03:20 AM
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I'm back with another brush question. I must be missing something,  in this day and wet shaving age I find it hard to believe a manufacturer wouldn't post this info on their site but I can't  find anything about what hair type their brushes are available in. Does anyone here know?

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 05-02-2018, 03:26 AM
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(05-02-2018, 03:23 AM)OnaBlueCloud Wrote:
(05-02-2018, 03:20 AM)Mouser Wrote: I'm back with another brush question. I must be missing something,  in this day and wet shaving age I find it hard to believe a manufacturer wouldn't post this info on their site but I can't  find anything about what hair type their brushes are available in. Does anyone here know?
It's two band hair. There's natural variation from batch to batch. He usually posts something when he has a write up ready for the new batch of hair. Other than that, it's two band badger packed with extreme density and care.

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Thank you sir. I guess I would be wise to check the site often as it seems they don't last long.

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 05-02-2018, 06:31 AM
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I have trued every version of hair that Scott has released.

B1 knot had great backbone and a bit of scritch to it.

B2 was softer and had a bit more splay owing to the higher lofts and a little less density

B3 was soft at the the tip, moderate backbone and very dense...a cloud on your face...

B4 was near perfect in density and softness, for me this was the best release.

B5 is soft with moderate backbone. The brush I used had a bit of scrub. I likened it to Original Simpson Manchurian, but with softer tips.

Scott keeps refining his technique and every knot release is different than the last. The quality of hair is getting better with each release and the knot quality is increasing.

Scott is very easy to talk to and can be reached on Facebook at Scott Stewart.

I hope my synopsis helps, but as with all things YMMV and these observation are solely my own.

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 05-02-2018, 12:14 PM
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WW Blue B 1. WW Green B 2

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 05-02-2018, 01:03 PM
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Great information Matt.
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 05-02-2018, 04:37 PM
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Thanks Matt! I have a B3, B4 & B5 and would agree with your description. Maybe someday I will get a chance to get the B1 & 2

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 05-02-2018, 04:49 PM
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(05-02-2018, 04:37 PM)Shavemd Wrote: Thanks Matt! I have a B3, B4 & B5 and would agree with your description. Maybe someday I will get a chance to get the B1 & 2
We have to be quick! I love the game though...keeps me on my toes.

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 05-08-2018, 04:37 PM
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Are all the Declaration knots fan knots?

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 05-08-2018, 05:45 PM
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(05-08-2018, 04:37 PM)discerningbev Wrote: Are all the Declaration knots fan knots?
Yes

 Declaration knots             (L) Elite Amboyna Burl Lotus Style 25 B4        ® Elite Amboyna Burl 2 tone 26 B5
[Image: Fxc1FP4.jpg] Photo: Vivian Maier

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 05-08-2018, 05:49 PM
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(05-08-2018, 04:37 PM)discerningbev Wrote: Are all the Declaration knots fan knots?
Sorry about this 2nd replay was trying to post a pic through my phone, didn't work

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 05-09-2018, 03:01 AM
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(05-08-2018, 05:45 PM)bijou Wrote:
(05-08-2018, 04:37 PM)discerningbev Wrote: Are all the Declaration knots fan knots?
Yes

 Declaration knots             (L) Elite Amboyna Burl Lotus Style 25 B4        ® Elite Amboyna Burl 2 tone 26 B5
[Image: Fxc1FP4.jpg] Photo: Vivian Maier

Just beautiful! How do they perform?

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 05-09-2018, 10:39 AM
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These are some of the top knots available in the world imo. I have 3,4, and 5 with a 2 on the way. I would start with a 24mm brush from him, as they’re closer to 26mm from most vendors.

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Batch 5 26mm

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I loved batch 4 so much I bought a few lol. All 24mm

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Finally this is my only remaining B3 brush. A rubberset 400-4 restoration. I would be totally fine with only having declaration brushes in my den. I have another couple brands, but I reach for one of these 8 out of 10 days.

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 05-09-2018, 11:16 AM
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(05-09-2018, 03:01 AM)discerningbev Wrote:
(05-08-2018, 05:45 PM)bijou Wrote:
(05-08-2018, 04:37 PM)discerningbev Wrote: Are all the Declaration knots fan knots?
Yes

 Declaration knots             (L) Elite Amboyna Burl Lotus Style 25 B4        ® Elite Amboyna Burl 2 tone 26 B5
[Image: Fxc1FP4.jpg] Photo: Vivian Maier

Just beautiful! How do they perform?
The B4 backbone slightly firmer than the B2 with soft tips. The B5 has medium backbone with very soft tip presence, both have a nice density that provides a nice spread/bloom lofts are 49-51. Others have stated that the B2 and B4 have some noticeable tip presence, not the knots I have. If you look at my B1 (WW Blue) you will notice almost no bloom that knot (the one that I have) is firm with lovely soft tips. I did not get the B3 based on reviews and Scott telling me that there was some scitch to that batch of hair.


I hope this helps.

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 05-27-2018, 01:00 AM
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I have had a different experience than you. My B1 and B2 both have gel tips both great backbone and feels like a pillow on the face. My B3 had a lot of scritch to it and sold it. my B4 was not as soft as my B1 and B2 and the B5 is also very soft as well but not gel tip.
(05-02-2018, 06:31 AM)Crag Wrote: I have trued every version of hair that Scott has released.

B1 knot had great backbone and a bit of scritch to it.

B2 was softer and had a bit more splay owing to the higher lofts and a little less density

B3 was soft at the the tip, moderate backbone and very dense...a cloud on your face...

B4 was near perfect in density and softness, for me this was the best release.

B5 is soft with moderate backbone. The brush I used had a bit of scrub. I likened it to Original Simpson Manchurian, but with softer tips.

Scott keeps refining his technique and every knot release is different than the last. The quality of hair is getting better with each release and the knot quality is increasing.

Scott is very easy to talk to and can be reached on Facebook at Scott Stewart.

I hope my synopsis helps, but as with all things YMMV and these observation are solely my own.

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 05-27-2018, 04:34 AM
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My ONE issue with my DG B5 re-knot. (hard to see from this photo) The knot is slightly twisted in the hole. I have noticed this issue with other postings as well. Doesn't please me.
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 05-27-2018, 04:52 AM
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Twisted.. you mean the axis of the handle and knot don't coincide with each other?

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 05-27-2018, 05:13 AM
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I see what he means by twisted. Like the knot was a very tight fit for the socket and then was moved once inside. Look how the hair at the base of the k not looks like it's in a funnel cloud

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 05-27-2018, 05:24 AM
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(05-27-2018, 04:34 AM)primotenore Wrote: My ONE issue with my DG B5 re-knot. (hard to see from this photo) The knot is slightly twisted in the hole. I have noticed this issue with other postings as well. Doesn't please me.
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How is the feel and performance of the knot?

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 05-27-2018, 06:57 AM
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Here is a comparison shot. See how the Simpson hairs descend straight into the hole? Whereas the DG knot appears like it was slightly screwed in. The result is that the surface of the knot is uneven, because a portion of the hairs don't reach the same level. The quality of the hair is excellent, I just wish that Scott had paid more attention to the setting.
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Even the $40 Stirling in the background has a better install. 

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 05-27-2018, 09:57 AM
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Ah. Possible caused by a hole that was a little too tight for the knot. And once seen, it can't be unseen.

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