06-29-2019, 12:58 AM
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As per title, would appreciate input on a synthetic brush that is well suited for travelling. Would like a brush with a diameter of 19-21mm, and a suitable lift as I like my brushes to splay a little. Also like for the synthetic to be silky soft! ?

Have currently narrowed in on the muhle, but a traditional brush would also be fine.

Thanks!

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 06-29-2019, 02:42 AM
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Check out a Yaqi. They make really affordable brushes that are very soft with good face feel.

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 06-29-2019, 03:41 AM
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  • RyznRio
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any omega S type.

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 06-29-2019, 04:13 AM
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  • chazt
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If you would consider something a bit larger, say, 24mm, the silkiest, softest synthetic knot I’ve ever felt is the Mother Lode from Elite Razor. Last time I looked it was out of stock, but the recommendation stands.

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 06-29-2019, 05:32 AM
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The Muhle or Asylum would be a good choice.   For a less expensive option, consider a Yaqi.

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 06-29-2019, 12:55 PM
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  • Rufus
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For travel I alternate between an AP Shave Co. 24 mm Synbad and a medium Muhle STF. I keep them in a plastic pill bottle with holes punched in the lid to allow the knot to breathe. Both work equally well, but will not replace my silver tip badgers. The one advantage of a synthetic brush is that it dries very quickly, which makes it ideal for travelling.

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 06-29-2019, 01:48 PM
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  • Puma
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I would go to the Wolf Whiskers website and get a Rick Montalvo with a Black Wolf knot. Montalvo is Peter Wolf's father-in-law. The handles are turned by Rick using resin that is poured by Peter. The resin is the same quality as the stuff that he uses for his own brushes, they are less expensive, just as unique, and there is no waitlist. The store is closed through July 4th, but if you want to take a look go to the website on July 5th or after and click on the "store" link at the top of the page.

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 07-03-2019, 04:31 AM
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Thanks all for chiming in. Looks like most of the recommendations seem to fall into the 24mm diameter range. 


The yaqis do come in at a good price point! 

Might have to give the wolf whiskers a go too, perhaps even for a brush that I might not use for travelling as the handles do look awesome!

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 07-03-2019, 05:47 AM
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Muehle makes the best synthetic brushes! My personal travel brush has a Muehle STF 19 mm knot, greatest lil brush!!

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 07-03-2019, 06:09 AM
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The Simpsons Duke 3 synthetic is a great choice too.

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 07-03-2019, 07:04 AM
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A Muhle knot in a Rudy Vey handle of your own design :-)

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 07-03-2019, 07:34 AM
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Look at the Plissoft brushes by Razorock.  I use the regular Plissoft.  I like that handle and it fits perfectly in a large Simpson Travel Tube.  It's nice and soft, has decent backbone for a synthetic and is darn cheap so if it goes missing,  you won't care so much.  And I think that brush has a 22 mm knot.

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