09-26-2012, 02:04 PM
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  • Teiste
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I have a shavemac handle that it was looking for a new badger hair knot and I decided to go for a silvertip Whipped Dog one : I couldnt have done it better !

This is what I understand silvertip hair should be : extra soft tips with an excellent flow and quiet a good amount of hair (medium).

This knot comes with a loft of 65 mm and I would recommend you to , at least , set it under 7 mm , to increase its backbone.

The tips are quiet white ,like The Golden Nib silvertip grade A and you can see the distinctive dark band crossing the hair.

This is how it looked like dry :

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and this is how it looks like after several test making lather on a scuttle and the palm of my hand :

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I set the knot at 54 mm , so it doesnt blooms that much.

As I said , the tips are extra soft , a feeling I truly enjoy , specially know that Im using more shaving creams than soaps and Im not looking for a scrubby massage at all.

Its hair density is medium ,like a Muhle or Edwin Jagger super badger/silvertip brush :

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Only lost like 7 hairs on the first lather test , and two on the second , and only one on the third lather test , and after that , none.I will say thats quiet nice.

Its quality is superior to the regular silvertip from TGN (actually, thats more a best badger to me than a silvertip) and basically the same than the silvertip grade A, but less natural backbone , something that it has an easy fix , setting the knot under 10 mm.

So, this brush,with that shavemac handle , is gonna become one of my favorites when I use shaving creams , I know that.Its what I enjoy using these days : ultra soft tips with flow.Perfect!

Have I mention that is only 18 dollars with shipping ? Yes , 18 dollars for a very nice silvertip knot.

Well done for Larry and Whipped Dog! Excellent service and even better price!

Whipped Dog website.

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 09-26-2012, 02:12 PM
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looks great, Teiste.

when are you going to reknot my vulfix handle? Biggrin

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 09-26-2012, 02:16 PM
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Nice to see Whipped Dog getting some well deserved credit. I agree with your review, he makes or brings in, great knots and unbelievable prices. Great review Teiste.

I have. WD in an ever-ready restore and it's an amazing knot. Some have had issues with shedding etc, but mine seems ok. It still looses the odd hair and if it continues, it's no worry as Larry is a top notch vendor and stands behind all his products.

Not to hijack your thread, but here is a shot of my 24mm Silvertip. Not sure if they are different from batch to batch, but mine was from a few months ago before he ran out and there was a little wait.

Anyone looking to do a restore on a budget but wants a great knot, look no further then Whipped Dog.

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 09-26-2012, 02:20 PM
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  • Teiste
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It is normal for brushes to loose a hair once every often , so Im not concern about it.
The WD silvertips are very good and better priced than the TGN regular silvertip or the grade A ones.
Also , Larry service is top notch.

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 09-26-2012, 02:29 PM
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I have to join you in praising Larry! Great service, great prices, great product. Not to highjack your thread again Biggrin, but here is 24mm silvertip set in custom handle.
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 09-26-2012, 02:47 PM
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Heres another one its a 22 mm
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 09-26-2012, 03:05 PM
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  • Teiste
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The more I see the pics , the more Im conveinced that WD knots are better priced than the TGN ones...

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 09-26-2012, 03:14 PM
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Larry probably takes a smaller cut.

I know he does with the handles.

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 09-26-2012, 08:33 PM
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Thanks for sharing, Teiste.

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 09-27-2012, 03:59 AM
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I have a Whipped Dog Silvertip brush 20 mm knot set at 50 mm. What a wonderful brush it is. I use it often and marvel at how good it is and how little it cost. Think I have to get another.

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 09-27-2012, 08:57 AM
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  • Teiste
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(09-27-2012, 03:59 AM)MichaelD Wrote: I have a Whipped Dog Silvertip brush 20 mm knot set at 50 mm. What a wonderful brush it is. I use it often and marvel at how good it is and how little it cost. Think I have to get another.

Im very surprised about it cost , my friend : 18 bucks is a steal for this kind of knot.
TGN offer a 18 mm regular silvertip for that price (plus shipping ,which is 4,95 per one item...) and its not nearly as good as this one.

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 11-20-2012, 01:41 PM
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(09-26-2012, 02:47 PM)Triad Wrote: Heres another one its a 22 mm
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What's the loft on this one? It looks good. I'm about to order my first brush from WD. 22mm silver tip, but can't decide between 45mm or 47mm loft. I don't face lather much, just bowl. I'm new to all this. Sorry for the thread jack.

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 11-20-2012, 01:43 PM
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  • Dave
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Far too floppy but nothing a few O Rings won't fix.

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 11-20-2012, 02:08 PM
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I have my 24mm WD set at 45mm.
Might be a bit too low for some people, but what I got is very dense, soft tips with no flop at all.

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 11-20-2012, 04:36 PM
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Larry recommended 45mm loft for the 22mm, but most people (from various forums/threads that I've read) seem to prefer 45-50mm loft depending on if they do more 'face lathering' or 'bowl lathering'. I guess I just don't want to order a brush that's too small or a brush that's too weak for soaps, so I figured 47mm is safe. But if the maker recommended 45mm then I might just go with that. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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 11-20-2012, 04:40 PM
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I would recommend sinking it 17mm into the handle. Which equates to about 48mm. Add or subtract depending on how much bloom you want.

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 11-20-2012, 05:39 PM
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(11-20-2012, 01:43 PM)Dave Wrote: Far too floppy but nothing a few O Rings won't fix.

What is? Is that brush yours? If so, what's the loft and what do you recommend? Thanks.

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 11-21-2012, 05:09 PM
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Teiste, excellent review.

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 11-21-2012, 07:33 PM
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  • oscar11
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I've used my 30mm Whipped Dog just about exclusively since I purchased it. It's a great knot.
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 11-22-2012, 03:46 AM
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Guys,
I don't see the WD knots on Larry's site. Is there not a section for them or am I missing something?

edit: oops. never mind. clicked on the link in Teiste's post and it took me right there.

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