01-01-2013, 01:14 PM
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I purchased a synthetic brush from Franks a few months ago, and while the synthetic knot is decent it does not add anything more than I already have with my H.I.S brush- actually the knot on the H.I.S brush is far superior to the Franks synthetic knot IMO. The Franks brush has a 28mm knot and the handle is actually a pretty nice handle so I was thinking about removing the Franks knot and installing a TGN 28mm Silvertip. However, before I did I wanted to get some feed back on the TGN knot to see how other like it. Does it have much backbone? Is it stiff or floppy? Is it dense? etc.

http://thegoldennib.com/index.php?main_p...ucts_id=58

Thanks,

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 01-01-2013, 03:34 PM
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I've found TGN Silver Tip knots a little on the pricky side for me. Their Grade A Silver Tips are excellent, IMO. You'll have decent backbone with either if you set the loft correctly.

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 01-01-2013, 06:33 PM
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I would go with the Grade A as well, its like the older batch of Simpsons Best, but on a budget, the tips do "Hook" though.

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 01-01-2013, 09:22 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions...it looks like the standard silvertip is the only one available in the 28mm size, the do offer a 28mm 2 band that looks quite nice.

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 01-02-2013, 06:09 AM
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    Here's one (24mm) next to their Finest fan.

I find the standard silvertip very soft. I'm used to 2-bands with a lot of backbone and density so I didn't like the silvertip at first. Then, especially with creams, I've come to really appreciate its performance.

I don't think I'd set the loft above 50mm so as to preserve backbone.

Good luck,

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 01-02-2013, 07:06 AM
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TGN's 2 band is a good one, just watch your loft and you'll have a good very brush. You asked specifically about TGN knots but check with Lee at WSP and see if he has any available, they are outstanding,IMO.

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 01-02-2013, 11:47 AM
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(01-02-2013, 07:06 AM)oscar11 Wrote: TGN's 2 band is a good one, just watch your loft and you'll have a good very brush. You asked specifically about TGN knots but check with Lee at WSP and see if he has any available, they are outstanding,IMO.

Thanks...TGN is just the only place I know that sells knots (I'm pretty novice is the reknotting arena) and where I purchased my one and only restore knot previously. Good to know there are other choices out there. Thanks again!

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 01-04-2013, 09:53 AM
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(01-02-2013, 06:09 AM)Grande Wrote: Here's one (24mm) next to their Finest fan.

I find the standard silvertip very soft. I'm used to 2-bands with a lot of backbone and density so I didn't like the silvertip at first. Then, especially with creams, I've come to really appreciate its performance.

I don't think I'd set the loft above 50mm so as to preserve backbone.

Good luck,

I've had this same experience with that same 24mm knot after becoming accustomed to the two-bands. I tried it with a cream the other day and really liked it! I also second the 50mm number for loft.

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