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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby Sam » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:08 pm

Wow. Just as I thought. Anyway, sent you a PM
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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby Sam » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:24 am

Guys, I am getting a black peacock with the new tuxedo knot. I am pumped. Maybe Vladmir can post a pic before he ships it
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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:28 am

Sam wrote:Guys, I am getting a black peacock with the new tuxedo knot. I am pumped. Maybe Vladmir can post a pic before he ships it


I'll post a picture when it's ready next week.
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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby brothers » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:38 am

Thanks for the information about these new synthetic knots. Your description of the performance vis-a-vis badger brushes has caught my attention!
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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:51 pm

brothers wrote:Thanks for the information about these new synthetic knots. Your description of the performance vis-a-vis badger brushes has caught my attention!


Gary, if you haven't tried any new synthetics in a while, give one or both of these a try. You will be amazed. They are very good. At this point I like the Tuxedo a little better, though I think BOSS looks better and the difference is very small. Both are amazing knots for very low price. I am going to be stocking both of these for a while. Best alternative to badger yet! You would need to spend a bunch of money to get an equivalent brush in badger!
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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby brothers » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:45 pm

I've got a handful of synthetics that I think they call Plissoft. Are these new ones a step beyond that?
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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:33 am

brothers wrote:I've got a handful of synthetics that I think they call Plissoft. Are these new ones a step beyond that?


I never met a synthetic I liked until these new Chinese knots. These actually deliver similar performance to badger. Plissoft and other fancy brand named synthetics never did it for me. I still like a good badger, but these new synthetics really create a money saving option. I could be happy owning just one of these brushes (though I'd miss boar and badger feel, I'd never miss the actual good quality shave).
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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:41 am

Here is a brush I made as "second" for a forum member. Black Peacock resin handle and Tuxedo synthetic knot.

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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby Sam » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:45 am

Yup, that is my brush and it is so stunning in person. Can't wait to use this new "tuxedo" knot. It feels denser and has more backbone than my Edwin Jagger. Maybe Vladmir will get the small 22 knot and I might get a travel brush. These resins he has have some great variation There is a little pop of blue in it. He has some other blue resins I have had my eye on.
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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:57 am

Sam wrote:Yup, that is my brush and it is so stunning in person. Can't wait to use this new "tuxedo" knot. It feels denser and has more backbone than my Edwin Jagger. Maybe Vladmir will get the small 22 knot and I might get a travel brush. These resins he has have some great variation There is a little pop of blue in it. He has some other blue resins I have had my eye on.


Sam, glad you like the brush! As for 22mm synthetics, I haven't seen them and I think this knot is kind of in a sweet spot of size. Smaller may not deliver the same performance. I make really nice small badger brushes for traveling. I think badgers work better in a small size than synthetics. I may be mistaken, though. I never saw or tried a 22mm synthetic in these fibers. It may work...

Enjoy your brush!
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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby brothers » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:04 pm

I've been thinking about using a new pure white Omega brush handle I've had for about 5 years (but haven't used it) that currently carries some kind of boring boar from the factory, and I really don't anticipate ever using it as-is. I think I should get either a Cashmere (all white synthetic) or Tuxedo (black with white tips) and either one would really go well with the nice handle. The thing that sets this Omega brush apart from the run of the mill boar brushes is that the handle is solid, not hollow. The extra weight makes a difference. I could end up with a new custom synthetic that looks as good as it feels when in use. Once I make up my mind and get a new synthetic knot I can make the transition in an hour or less. That's all I need now, another new one-off synthetic brush!
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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:16 pm

Just finished a brush by custom order. Tie-Die resin with Elite Manchurian White two band badger fan knot.

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Total height: 120mm
Handle: 70mm
Loft: 50mm
Knot: 30mm

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