10-09-2018, 07:21 AM
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Hey Everyone,
Just wondering if there is any specific advice for knot break-in, specifically Declaration?  Have a B6 coming and looking to know the best way to do so.  Also, should I do any washing before first use.

Thanks,
Kevin

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 10-09-2018, 07:40 AM
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B6 took me 5 shaves to break in. I think Scott said it takes 15 shaves. But after my 3rd lather with the b6 it was very soft. As always YMMV

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 10-09-2018, 07:44 AM
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  • Garb
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I think a huge part of breaking in a new brush is the anticipation. I have no need to rush the process and rather enjoy training the knot like a new puppy. Each day will improve the knot. enjoy the new brush.

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 10-09-2018, 08:18 AM
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Light pressure initially? Or normal?


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 10-09-2018, 08:18 AM
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I gave mine a hand lather, rinsed and let dry for the next day.  I think by the 3rd shave it it opened up and started releasing lather much better.  Excellent soft tips, great backbone and pretty crispy when dried.  I've owned 2, 3, 4, 5 and now 6.  Number 6 without questions is my favorite!

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 10-09-2018, 08:22 PM
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I did 2 washes with PAA Brush Soap.  Then it took my brush 5 shaves to break in.  Normal usage.  Not too excessive with pressure and scrub, but I didn't baby it either.  It has great backbone and just a touch of scritch when new that has vanished with very little use.

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 10-09-2018, 09:42 PM
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Just use it. Seriously though, use it like you normally would.

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 10-09-2018, 11:27 PM
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I cleaned a couple I bought for a good handful, about 15 to 20 times I would guess at the time. It was a dense enough knot to feel it would be okay to get washed thoroughly before making a judgement on whether I would keep it. It was a nice set of brushes (one was 25mm and another 27mm). Enjoy using your new brushes. Cheers

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 10-10-2018, 04:24 AM
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This isn't rocket science. Use your brush and enjoy it.

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 10-10-2018, 04:30 AM
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Appreciate the responses from everyone! Still in my first year of wetshaving so wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something. Can’t wait till it arrives

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 10-10-2018, 10:44 AM
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As everyone says, just use it! The only suggestion I have is make sure you let it dry thoroughly between uses. You don’t want any funk growing in the knot from constant moisture!

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