Poll: Poll: Decision Time for a Reknot
 09-28-2012, 06:29 PM
#1
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I have a handle from a Van Der Hagen luxury badger brush. I removed the knot because I didn't particularly care for it, but I really like hand feel of the handle.

So I'm conflicted on what type of knot to try. I already have another brush that I set with a 22mm TGN Finest XH, and I love it.

I was thinking of putting the same knot in this handle, but I was wondering if I should try some variety.

I'm kind of curious of trying a Synthetic. But I don't know if I should go ahead and get two Finest brushes, or try Synthetic out, or if I should just go for a Silvertip from either Whipped Dog or TGN.

I'd like some opinions, purty please.

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 09-28-2012, 06:34 PM
#2
  • Tonality
  • Attempted Soap Sabbatical
  • Boston
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I say add some variety. Maybe Super Badger or a higher grade Silvertip as an option too!

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 09-28-2012, 06:37 PM
#3
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You should try some variety.

TGN 23 mm Synthetic will be an easy replacement with very little expansion of the hole. That will create an excellent travel brush.

TGN 22 mm Silvertip Badger if you set a low loft makes a nice face latherer.

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 09-28-2012, 06:43 PM
#4
  • Arcadies
  • Senior Member
  • Greeneville, TN
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I voted synthetic..I use them as much if not more than my badgers and boars anymore. They're a little awkward to get used to lathering with but they produce unbelievably creamy, rich and slick lather in half the time and with half the soap/cream of natural brushes...good to use for those times you pull out the SMN, AdP or MdC.

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 09-28-2012, 06:53 PM
#5
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I didn't vote, because I know nothing of the knots other than the Finest. But I suggest variety as well.

Whatever you use, please let us know how you like it.

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 09-28-2012, 06:56 PM
#6
  • oscar11
  • Senior Member
  • North Dakota
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I'd consider a Grade A Silver Tip, it's a very nice knot, IMO.

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 09-28-2012, 07:34 PM
#7
  • wlmcad
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  • Memphis, TN
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I would vote for variety!

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 09-28-2012, 07:35 PM
#8
  • Teiste
  • Moderator Emeritus
  • Salt Lake City,UT
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WD silvertip was my vote.

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 09-28-2012, 08:20 PM
#9
  • beartrap
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  • Southern California
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(09-28-2012, 07:35 PM)Teiste Wrote: WD silvertip was my vote.

This ^

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 09-28-2012, 09:23 PM
#10
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A good synthetic is very practical and sure lathers incredibly for the money, in my opinion. Good luck.

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 09-29-2012, 04:40 AM
#11
  • Rod_Neep
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  • Gloucestershire,U.K.
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My opinion is that if you really like the handle, but are not sure of synthetics, then get a cheap handled synthetic first, and in the meantime, put a loved knot into your loved handle.

Rod

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 09-29-2012, 07:48 AM
#12
  • Eskimo
  • Artisan & Custom Shaving Equipment
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(09-29-2012, 04:40 AM)Rod_Neep Wrote: My opinion is that if you really like the handle, but are not sure of synthetics, then get a cheap handled synthetic first, and in the meantime, put a loved knot into your loved handle.

Rod

I agree

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 09-29-2012, 10:40 AM
#13
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I couldn't find the synthetic knots listed on TGN. I see a description, but can't find the actual item.

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 09-29-2012, 01:05 PM
#14
  • GreekGuy
  • Not saving money yet....
  • La Jolla, CA
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I voted for the Finest. I think they are a tremendous value for the money. Nearly all my brushes are 2-band/Finest, however, so I openly admit I am biased in that regard

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 09-29-2012, 01:12 PM
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