12-03-2012, 04:58 AM
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Wow, this is a nice knot. I couldn't wait any longer so I stuck the knot in a unfinished handle to give it a try. The loft is at 50mm (temporary) but as it turned out I'm sure it will be within a couple of mm one way or the other for the finished brush. This is a nice dense brush that is soft with just a slight presence of scrub to it. Being a face latherer, it's near perfection for me. Sorry for the poor quality photo but I'm out the door to work.
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 12-03-2012, 05:32 AM
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Steve, that looks great, & huge! I don't see how you face lather with that. But I'm looking to do the same thing soon, just with the 26mm version. I look forward to hearing what loft you settle on for it.

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 12-03-2012, 07:29 AM
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(12-03-2012, 04:58 AM)oscar11 Wrote: Wow, this is a nice knot. I couldn't wait any longer so I stuck the knot in a unfinished handle to give it a try. The loft is at 50mm (temporary) but as it turned out I'm sure it will be within a couple of mm one way or the other for the finished brush. This is a nice dense brush that is soft with just a slight presence of scrub to it. Being a face latherer, it's near perfection for me. Sorry for the poor quality photo but I'm out the door to work.
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I think it is a good photo. Almost your favorite size for face lathering (which has been 30 mm). I agree that it should be an excellent with some Wilkinson Stick or something special. That knot looks tempting.

Enjoy!

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 12-03-2012, 08:09 AM
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Quote:I don't see how you face lather with that.
Having a head as big as a watermelon helps. I'll post a couple of pics to compare this to some of my other bigger knots. I have another different type of knot from Lee also. This one I'll start at 55mm. I'll get pics of that one this evening.

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 12-03-2012, 09:42 AM
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What kind of badger hair is that , Steve? I knew WSP (Lee) was selling knots , but I didnt know that the 28 mm knot size was available...FacepalmFacepalm

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 12-03-2012, 09:54 AM
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28mm is a good size!

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 12-03-2012, 05:37 PM
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Here's some comparison shots with a couple of my other bigger brushes. L-R 30mm Whipped Dog, WSP 28mm, TGN Grade A.
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 12-03-2012, 05:56 PM
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Teiste, I'm guessing that's a Super Silvertip knot. I'm looking to do a 26mm custom. I think 28mm might be too big for me.

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 12-03-2012, 06:00 PM
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Quote:What kind of badger hair is that , Steve? I knew WSP (Lee) was selling knots , but I didnt know that the 28 mm knot size was available...FacepalmFacepalm
Honestly, I never asked. I will say one thing, it's softer and less prickly than the Simpson best I had (Chubby 2) but of course less dense. I haven't been really impressed with the big name brushes I've had or tried so far but Shavemac came pretty close. If it would have been a couple of mm shorter, I think it would have been drool worthy. I'd do it in a 28mm ST, it'd be sweet. Unfortunately I'm not very sophisticated when it comes to the finer things in life but I know what I like. This is a pretty darn good knot.

Here's the other knot on the right. This one looks interesting. I think I'll try this one at 55mm for starters. No bloom.
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 12-03-2012, 11:12 PM
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Sweet brush and that should be the HMW in 28mm. I am a bit envious sir! Sleepy

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 12-04-2012, 09:26 AM
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Wow, that is a great looking brush!

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 03-28-2014, 08:10 AM
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(12-03-2012, 05:37 PM)oscar11 Wrote: Here's some comparison shots with a couple of my other bigger brushes. L-R 30mm Whipped Dog, WSP 28mm, TGN Grade A.
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Hey man,
Great pic !
Which one is the softest of the three ?

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