10-21-2018, 08:38 AM
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Im looking to buy a new brush....torn between the above three....heart is set on the Funf fan in yellow but hoping to hear
opinions on whether I should be considering the others too.

I love a brush that feels soft on the face but at the same time Im looking for a slightly firmer backbone as I use a lot of SV hard soaps to lather.

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 10-21-2018, 09:38 AM
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(10-21-2018, 08:38 AM)Tester28 Wrote: Im looking to buy a new brush....torn between the above three....heart is set on the Funf fan in yellow but hoping to hear
opinions on whether I should be considering the others too.

I love a brush that feels soft on the face but at the same time Im looking for a slightly firmer backbone as I use a lot of SV hard soaps to lather.

Sorry, what three ? Correction, I see it now.... Blush
Have you looked at Elite Razor? His handles are superb, his knots fantastic, his Manchurian is the best I've seen, plus it would be a "one of a kind". Beats my Thater 6 ways to Sunday.... Thumbup

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 10-21-2018, 03:21 PM
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All three are excellent brushes and have sufficient backbone to deal with hard soaps.  The 4670 SE has substantially more backbone than the other two, due to its density, low loft, and bulb shape.  Thus, it will definitely feel less soft to you than the other two.  Based on what you've described as your preferences, the Thater Funf sounds ideal.

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 10-22-2018, 05:13 AM
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I prefer quite a bit of backbone and soft tips (26X48 most of the times) and I concur on the Elite Manchurian characteristics mentioned above and, since'd be custom made, I would set it nice and low. Also, Rudy Vey has a very similar knot you can have him instal in one of his handles.

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 10-22-2018, 06:46 AM
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If go with the Funf...it has the perfect combination of soft tips, good backbone and an ergonomic handle. The knots are hand tied in Germany from carefully sorted two band super badger and the brush oozes quality. It punches way beyond its weight class.

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 10-22-2018, 08:04 AM
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Thanks....Ive eliminated the '82 ....the funf is definitely in consideration....just trying to understand what additional 20 dollars on the 4670 gets me over the Funf?

Knot sizes seems almost same, height differs by 1cm....the loft on the 4670 is shorter for firmer backbone and it has an intriguing hybrid knot shape.

I am coming from a rapidly dying 4125 and it splays a lot when used with hard soaps...I'd like to avoid this as it seems to shorten the lifespan of the brush.

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 10-22-2018, 08:44 AM
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I currently have and use a Funf in the bulb shape and regularly use it with hard soaps (including homemade soaps that are quite hard.)  I have had zero problems with building a lather and the tips just keep getting better with every use.  The splay is almost identical to when it arrived brand new.

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 10-22-2018, 08:52 AM
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(10-22-2018, 08:04 AM)Tester28 Wrote: Thanks....Ive eliminated the '82 ....the funf is definitely in consideration....just trying to understand what additional 20 dollars on the 4670 gets me over the Funf?

Knot sizes seems almost same, height differs by 1cm....the loft on the 4670 is shorter for firmer backbone and it has an intriguing hybrid knot shape.

I am coming from a rapidly dying 4125 and it splays a lot when used with hard soaps...I'd like to avoid this as it seems to shorten the lifespan of the brush.

The Special Edition has a denser knot.

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 10-22-2018, 09:36 AM
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(10-22-2018, 08:52 AM)bullgoose Wrote: The Special Edition has a denser knot.


cool....that's worth considering too....I take denser to mean more hair packed into the same space?

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 10-22-2018, 10:19 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(10-22-2018, 09:36 AM)Tester28 Wrote:
(10-22-2018, 08:52 AM)bullgoose Wrote: The Special Edition has a denser knot.


cool....that's worth considering too....I take denser to mean more hair packed into the same space?

Correct

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 10-23-2018, 12:37 AM
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Thanks....4670 knot, density and loft height certainly sound very similar to the Wiborg white badger series.  Smile

I see a number of these 4670 brushes on your site and elsewhere....labelled 467/8, 4670/5, 4670/6......etc.......what is the significance of the numbers
like 5, 6, 8....and so on....is it a code for the handle colour?

Thanks.

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 10-26-2018, 02:29 PM
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Tester, I bought the 4670 and the funf from BullGoose.  Can't go wrong with either, both are great. I did buy another funf (bulb and fan).  I like all three, but the funf bulb is my favorite.

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 10-29-2018, 06:35 AM
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I eventually bought the Funf fan, and the 4670 with olive wood handle.

There was another brush called the Thater 4650 SE that I found for sale elsewhere...lovely shorter handles (onyx), same spec and knot shape....but way too expensive for me at 260 bucks.  Confused

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 11-01-2018, 08:33 PM
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(10-29-2018, 06:35 AM)Tester28 Wrote: I eventually bought the Funf fan, and the 4670 with olive wood handle.

There was another brush called the Thater 4650 SE that I found for sale elsewhere...lovely shorter handles (onyx), same spec and knot shape....but way too expensive for me at 260 bucks.  Confused

Tester,  I saw those also.  For some reason they are charging an extra hundred dollars, for a nicer color handle than you get with the Thater 4125.

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