09-19-2019, 11:25 PM
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Hi ty for reading- I am looking for a densest available knots available for purchase - can you please recommend one?

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 09-20-2019, 12:11 PM
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 09-20-2019, 12:23 PM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Are you just looking for a knot or a complete brush?

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 09-20-2019, 05:51 PM
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I am looking for a knot - I have ch2 and ch3 and polo 10 all in Manchurian and in super also have have M&F and Maseto...I also have some Rooney brushes

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 09-20-2019, 06:21 PM
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While I understand why we’ll [probably] never find out, I’d love know where Saponificio Varesino gets their knots so I could put one into a different handle. They are dense, high-lofted knots that perform brilliantly.

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 09-20-2019, 06:52 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(09-20-2019, 05:51 PM)inspectoring Wrote: I am looking for a knot - I have ch2 and ch3 and polo 10 all in Manchurian and in super also have have M&F and Maseto...I also have some Rooney brushes

I will soon have Thater two band badger knots in 24, 26 and 28mm. They are really nice knots.

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 09-20-2019, 07:33 PM
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(09-20-2019, 06:52 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(09-20-2019, 05:51 PM)inspectoring Wrote: I am looking for a knot - I have ch2 and ch3 and polo 10 all in Manchurian and in super also have have M&F and Maseto...I also have some Rooney brushes

I will soon have Thater two band badger knots in 24, 26 and 28mm. They are really nice knots.
Oh wow! will be interesting! I have always shy’d away because I like short lofts. Hrm =)

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 09-20-2019, 07:44 PM
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  • pbrmhl
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I've found Declaration knots to be very dense. I have B4, B6 and B8, all in 24mm, and find them to be my most dense knots (except for my Simpson Chubby 2).

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 09-20-2019, 10:48 PM
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(09-20-2019, 07:44 PM)pbrmhl Wrote: I've found Declaration knots to be very dense.


Ditto. My B3 knot is the densest of the lot in my possession, denser than Shavemac D01.

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 09-20-2019, 11:21 PM
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That sounds very intriguing...

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 09-21-2019, 03:40 AM
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(09-20-2019, 07:44 PM)pbrmhl Wrote: I've found Declaration knots to be very dense. I have B4, B6 and B8, all in 24mm, and find them to be my most dense knots (except for my Simpson Chubby 2).
+1
My B5 was like lathering with a tennis ball. That's not necessarily a good thing, BTW. I sold mine.

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 09-21-2019, 07:23 AM
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I doubt you'll find a knot as dense as the Chubby series, especially, the Chubby 3 Super 3-Band. 
It seems as though you have tried most of the densest knots available, except for Shavemac's D01 3-Band and 2-Band varieties, with the former being similar in density to Simpsons' 3-Band Super knots, whereas the 2-Band ones will have very strong backbone and scrub/scritch (depending on the user's interpretation), and the Shavemac's can be purchased as stand-alone knots. 
Good luck.

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 09-22-2019, 12:58 PM
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Shavemac D01 two-band

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 09-24-2019, 04:09 PM
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I love dense brushes with great backbone and I have a few:
Simpson CH3 Manchurian
Simpson CH3 Super
Shavemac D01 2 band (fan)
Shavemac D01 3 band (bulb)
Declaration B7

As far as which one is densest, it's hard to tell but I'd say probably the D01 brushes followed by CH Super, Declaration then CH manchurian.

Backbone: Definitely D01 2 band followed by Declaration B7, D01 3 band, CH Manchurian, CH Super (from most to least)

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 09-25-2019, 02:17 AM
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Funny how most of you recommend complete brushes while the OP is looking for knots only.

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 09-25-2019, 04:05 AM
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  • bijou
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Oumo knots from APshave 24, 26, 28 extremely dense set at a low loft still has soft tips, TurnNShave 28 knot set at 50 excellent density with soft tip presence.

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 09-25-2019, 05:06 AM
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(09-25-2019, 02:17 AM)Navitimer Wrote: Funny how most of you recommend complete brushes while the OP is looking for knots only.

Ah my mistake , then D01 Shavemac 2 band

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 09-25-2019, 09:57 AM
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+2 on Declaration Grooming.  Each batch has unique characteristics, but Scott does a great job of packing a handle with tons of badger goodness.  His knots almost run a size larger since they are so full.  And the knots are mounted a little lower to maximize backbone.

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 09-25-2019, 01:05 PM
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Densest knot would have to go to Shavemac 2-band D01 Unique for what you can get now. Out of everything out there Rooney Heritage 3-band or Finest.

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 09-25-2019, 02:42 PM
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  • bijou
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Shavemac DO-1 2 band 28 knot is dense and very scritchy as well as pricey ($185.00), I had 3 of these knots. The Shavemack Unique is also pricey and is not as dense as the Oumo price $60. (the 28 bulb set at 50 is a wall of badger with soft tips). The declaration B8 28 knot set in your handle cost $184. Maggard has a nice knot (28 at $60.) but it has to be set really low to get good density and backbone. Now you have a little more info, hope this helps.

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