11-06-2012, 10:37 AM
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I've never tried a Whipped Dog knot before so I thought I'd give one a shot. It's a 30mm Silver Tip and I'm in love. Absolutely no scritch, just a wonderfully soft knot with enough backbone to do the job. I think I'll set the loft around 52/53mm and will expect pure luxury for face lathering. It's still shedding a fair amount and is the stinkiest knot I've ever encountered but a couple of lathers with C&S Oxford and Cambridge took care of that. My initial impression is nothing but positive. We'll see how it turns out.
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 11-06-2012, 10:59 AM
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Wow, that is a massive brush! What a gorgeous handle!

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 11-06-2012, 11:29 AM
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(11-06-2012, 10:37 AM)oscar11 Wrote: I've never tried a Whipped Dog knot before so I thought I'd give one a shot. It's a 30mm Silver Tip and I'm in love. Absolutely no scritch, just a wonderfully soft knot with enough backbone to do the job...

Hi Steve

That's a nice looking knot, where would you put it in the grades of silvertip used by TGN?

Plus very! nice job on the handle, looks classy and comfortable Thumbsup

Take care, Mike

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 11-07-2012, 05:37 PM
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Wow, the wood, turning work and finish on that handle look absolutely gorgeous.

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 11-07-2012, 05:51 PM
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Be patient with the shedding on the Whipped Dog knots. I have a 22mm that lost a few hairs the first 10-12 times I used it, but it eventually calmed down and has been a solid brush ever since.

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 11-07-2012, 10:42 PM
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Yeah, they start out as shedders.

I had one (24mm I think) and for me it was TOO soft, but I like my brushes with a bit of scrub.

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 11-08-2012, 05:49 AM
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(11-06-2012, 11:29 AM)mikeperry Wrote:
(11-06-2012, 10:37 AM)oscar11 Wrote: I've never tried a Whipped Dog knot before so I thought I'd give one a shot. It's a 30mm Silver Tip and I'm in love. Absolutely no scritch, just a wonderfully soft knot with enough backbone to do the job...

Hi Steve

That's a nice looking knot, where would you put it in the grades of silvertip used by TGN?

Plus very! nice job on the handle, looks classy and comfortable Thumbsup

Take care, Mike

And Steve, while you're comparing it to the TGN's, can you also put it into perspective in comparison to the Shavemac 220 and BK4? On your rec, I'll give one a try, but will try and match it up with the appropriate handle.

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 11-09-2012, 11:54 AM
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Is there a break in period for those in terms of lather?

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 11-09-2012, 12:28 PM
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Believe me, I'm no connoisseur of the finer things in life but I'll do my best. First we'll cover the TGN knots. I feel the WD is superior to the TGN silver tip and super badger. It has much better backbone than the Super Badger and is less scritchy than the silver tip. It's less dense than the Grade A with a little less backbone. I would compare it's density to the recent finest knots I've used from TGN but of course with less backbone. The WD is very soft, zero scritch with adequate backbone to make face lathering a very luxurious endeavor. It's hard to fault the shavemac 220 but personally I'd like to see the loft a little shorter on it. I will own a shavemace silver tip knot. Believe it or not, I consider the WD pretty comparable to the BK4 a little less dense with better backbone, softness, very similar. I would even give a slight edge to the WD. I guess the bottom line is, I know what I like and I really like this knot. Perhaps I'd feel entirely different about the knot if it was a 22mm or a 24mm but I'm going to order one or the other to check it out. So there is my dime store analysis,YMMV.

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 11-09-2012, 01:00 PM
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(11-06-2012, 10:37 AM)oscar11 Wrote: I've never tried a Whipped Dog knot before so I thought I'd give one a shot. It's a 30mm Silver Tip and I'm in love. Absolutely no scritch, just a wonderfully soft knot with enough backbone to do the job. I think I'll set the loft around 52/53mm and will expect pure luxury for face lathering. It's still shedding a fair amount and is the stinkiest knot I've ever encountered but a couple of lathers with C&S Oxford and Cambridge took care of that. My initial impression is nothing but positive. We'll see how it turns out.
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Beautiful brush my friend. Enjoy!

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 11-09-2012, 01:36 PM
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My Whipped Dog is a shedder too, but even so, I think it is absolutely the best value out there. If it sheds too much, it costs next to nothing to have it re-knotted.

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 11-09-2012, 03:26 PM
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BTW, the shedding has slowed way down, 2 hairs this morning. Hopefully it's stabilized.

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 11-09-2012, 07:13 PM
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You have got to tell us what kind of wood you used for that handle, it's gorgeous.

And I know I mentioned it a few posts up, but I have to say it again: Fantastic job with the turning, the cleanliness and detail of the bands is amazing.

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 11-09-2012, 07:18 PM
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(11-09-2012, 07:13 PM)Malacoda Wrote: You have got to tell us what kind of wood you used for that handle, it's gorgeous.

And I know I mentioned it a few posts up, but I have to say it again: Fantastic job with the turning, the cleanliness and detail of the bands is amazing.

I'm fairly certain its that firey orange acrylic he's used in the past. I have an example in front of me awaiting a knot.

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 11-09-2012, 08:26 PM
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(11-09-2012, 07:18 PM)asharperrazor Wrote:
(11-09-2012, 07:13 PM)Malacoda Wrote: You have got to tell us what kind of wood you used for that handle, it's gorgeous.

And I know I mentioned it a few posts up, but I have to say it again: Fantastic job with the turning, the cleanliness and detail of the bands is amazing.

I'm fairly certain its that firey orange acrylic he's used in the past. I have an example in front of me awaiting a knot.

Wow, if it is, it's one of the nicest acrylics I've seen. Even with the image zoomed out on my monitor I thought it was some type of burl wood...

Sounds like you've got yourself one heck a handle there Lee, please post some pics once you've got the knot in it.

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 11-10-2012, 06:09 AM
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Actually, it is acrylic (bronze). Lee, I think you have the red russet and gold. I like wood but can't convince myself to use it for brush handles. It's just one of my quirks. You just don't see many old wooden handled brushes in good shape in the antique stores.

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 11-10-2012, 07:52 AM
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(11-10-2012, 06:09 AM)oscar11 Wrote: Actually, it is acrylic (bronze). Lee, I think you have the red russet and gold. I like wood but can't convince myself to use it for brush handles. It's just one of my quirks. You just don't see many old wooden handled brushes in good shape in the antique stores.

But they didn't have cyano acrylic back then!

Alright admittedly not a cure all, but maybe it'll make them last....

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 11-10-2012, 08:41 AM
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(11-09-2012, 12:28 PM)oscar11 Wrote: Believe me, I'm no connoisseur of the finer things in life but I'll do my best....

Hi Steve

Thank you, your rating of the WD Silvertip against TGN Silvertips pretty much aligns with bits and pieces I've read previously ie WD Silvertip is near enough equal to TGN Silvertip Grade A.

When I finally get round to purchasing one of your handles, I think I will fit it with a WD Silvertip (they get good reviews, plus I need to try one,).

Take care, Mike

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 11-10-2012, 03:33 PM
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(11-09-2012, 11:54 AM)CB1 Wrote: Is there a break in period for those in terms of lather?
Not really. As I mentioned earlier, mine lost a few hairs the first 10-12 times I used it, but it was soft and whipped up a good lather right off the bat.

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 11-12-2012, 05:18 AM
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Very nice looking handle, Oscar.

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