09-22-2012, 09:06 AM
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As I have become a 2 band lover I finally decided it is time to check out the TGN Finest knot vs. my preferred Thäter, Simpson and Rooney (T/S/R) 2 band brushes. I talked with Rudy Vey and asked him for a "R7" handle in Jade with the TGN Finest knot that turned out to be 25/52mm. Rudy - as always - was great to work with and the brush turned out great. I had asked him to pick me a nice and soft knot as I cannot handle any scritch.

I gave it a ride this morning and it is indeed a nice face lathering brush. After one use a final judgment it not yet possible. But the brush compares fairly well vs. its more pricey competitors. Just a hint of scritch when building lather with a circular motion on the face. That is the only shortfall vs. my T/S/R 2 bands But this may subside with more use. The knot is well made, density is medium with good lather release.

Face feel is soft but not as soft as T/S/R competition. So I like the brush (and the handle is gorgeous) - but the knot has me not yet convinced compared to T/S/R...

Below some pictures...

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 09-22-2012, 09:39 AM
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  • beartrap
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Oh baby Blush

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 09-22-2012, 10:03 AM
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Rudy picked you out a very nice knot!

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 09-22-2012, 10:05 AM
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  • Teiste
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The handle is very beautiful!Yes, very beautiful indeed.

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 09-22-2012, 03:15 PM
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  • oscar11
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Very nice.

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 09-22-2012, 03:19 PM
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Great handle, but i doubt the bristles will compare to your Rooney XLs and the others. Good luck.

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 09-22-2012, 03:23 PM
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Great looking jade. Congratulations.

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 09-22-2012, 06:11 PM
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  • mikeperry
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Beautiful looking brush and that handle has stunning curves Thumbsup

If you have the time, could you please post a post-bloom photo...

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 09-23-2012, 05:52 AM
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Here you go...

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(09-22-2012, 06:11 PM)mikeperry Wrote: Beautiful looking brush and that handle has stunning curves Thumbsup

If you have the time, could you please post a post-bloom photo...

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 09-23-2012, 06:46 AM
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  • mikeperry
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(09-23-2012, 05:52 AM)German Wrote: Here you go...

Thank you Thumbsup

That handle shape gets better and better looking each time I look at it Babeando

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 09-23-2012, 09:19 AM
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  • Johnny
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Rudy really does nice work.

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