08-10-2018, 05:57 PM
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Hello folks-

I am close to pulling the trigger on my first Paladin brush. I was curious about the 2CLSB5 knots offered.

I have read the descriptions on the Paladin site but was looking further descriptions in regards to softness, scritch, scrub, flow through, etc.

Thanks in advance.

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 08-11-2018, 06:57 AM
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  • SCOV
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Pull the trigger !!

My Purple Haze brush has the SB5 knot and a favorite.  I tend to like soft tips, no scritch, medium backbone.  I recall smiling and being impressed with the first shave.  I have no problem with B/S/T on brushes not meeting my criteria. 

I also like some of the newer knots - just purchased 2 from the Specail Disco release in July.  I can literally feel "weight gain" when soaking the brush - really soaks up the water.  The SB5 is also good in that respect.

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 08-12-2018, 04:58 AM
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The knot in my Paladin round table SE has incredible hooked tips , with a gel type soft face feel. Medium density with the best flow through I have experienced in a badger knot. The bulb shape provides a medium backbone so there is a scrub sensation while lathering circular and cloud like while painting.

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 08-12-2018, 05:12 AM
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(08-12-2018, 04:58 AM)ultra~nova Wrote: The knot in my Paladin round table SE has incredible hooked tips , with a gel type soft face feel. Medium density with the best flow through I have experienced in a badger knot. The bulb shape provides a medium backbone so there is a scrub sensation while lathering circular and cloud like while painting.

Totally agree with the above- probably my favorite knot/hair ever.

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 08-12-2018, 06:42 AM
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  • Garb
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I've just discovered these brushes. They look fantastic. Will have to search the web now to learn more about the Paladin story.

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 08-12-2018, 11:15 AM
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(08-12-2018, 04:58 AM)ultra~nova Wrote: The knot in my Paladin round table SE has incredible hooked tips , with a gel type soft face feel. Medium density with the best flow through I have experienced in a badger knot. The bulb shape provides a medium backbone so there is a scrub sensation while lathering circular and cloud like while painting.

What knot code is in the Paladin round table SE?

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 08-12-2018, 11:39 AM
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(08-12-2018, 11:15 AM)discerningbev Wrote:
(08-12-2018, 04:58 AM)ultra~nova Wrote: The knot in my Paladin round table SE has incredible hooked tips , with a gel type soft face feel. Medium density with the best flow through I have experienced in a badger knot. The bulb shape provides a medium backbone so there is a scrub sensation while lathering circular and cloud like while painting.

What knot code is in the Paladin round table SE?


It’s an SE5 but was mentioned to be similar to the D5 I believe I read somewhere. They are very special and Ken has done a tremendous job with getting these knots to where they are.


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 08-21-2018, 10:12 AM
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  • Niro884
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Agreed. Ken has done a great job about being meticulous with his knot selection and it is showing in the final product; stellar quality!

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 08-21-2018, 02:55 PM
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Absolutely wonderful knots

[Image: PBJUWSd.jpg]

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 08-21-2018, 08:45 PM
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(08-21-2018, 02:55 PM)chiefthunder Wrote: Absolutely wonderful knots

[Image: PBJUWSd.jpg]

That’s beautiful!

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 08-21-2018, 10:30 PM
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I currently have 3 Paladin brushes, two with 2CLSB5 knots and one with the 2CLSE5 knot. Right now as they are still fairly new brushes, I can't tell much if any difference between the B5 and E5 knots as far as performance. The knots are dense, with good backbone and soft tips when wet. The E5 knot supposedly exhibits gel like tips when wet. I have not noticed any hooking of the tips of knot when wet, which I thought was supposed to happen with gel tips?

Anyway, I don't think you will be disappointed no matter which brush knot you choose.

The Cleo on the left and the Sherlock on the right have the 2CLSB5 knots; the Buck Rogers in the middle has the 2CLSD5 knot.
[Image: 5rc5Bsd.jpg]

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