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I bought this one out of curiosity as I had a Tuxedo "quarter moon" and loved it. Well, this one is better IMO. As a matter of fact it's the best synthetic knot extant IMO and I have tried a boatload of various generations. I was using a "mew brown" or SynBad knot brush, but it will now be relegated to 2nd tier behind this one.

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I will preface this by stating up front that if you are a face latherer then you need this one. If a bowl latherer then perhaps not so much. It is extremely soft, slightly softer than the Synbad "mew brown" knot IMO. It splays extremely easy, easier than a Tuxedo & SynBad for sure. I honestly think you could face lather for an hour with this one w/o brush "burn". What is does better IMO is quite simply distributes lather better to the face than other synthetics. I needed far less "paintbrush" style face lathering than with my "mew brown" brush or other earlier gen. synthetics I have used and since sold/traded/mothballed.

Is it Earth shattering? No, but these few things it does better are exactly what I was wanting a synthetic brush to do in that it splays so easily, is so damn soft and is such a perfect face latherer. I don't have a Cashmere to compare, but perhaps this is the "missing link" between softness & latherability(?).

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I have a similar looking knot from EverShave (now TurnNShave). I've been sitting on it for about a year, now, and I've recently been considering picking up an APShaveCo uBrush handle for it.

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Interesting, I've always been intrigued by flattop brushes. Maybe this will be one to try out

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I’ve got a couple of AP Shave Co Flat Top brushes and find the 28mm brush to be one of the nicest synthetic brushes I’ve ever used.

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It is very easy to splay and feels as good as the top end badger brushes I used to own.

I have a 24mm Flat Top coming from DS Cosmetics as the knots look as though they could potentially be identical to those used by AP Shave Co.


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(This post was last modified: 11-11-2018, 02:52 AM by BPman.)
(11-11-2018, 12:49 AM)ajc347 Wrote: I have a 24mm Flat Top coming from DS Cosmetics as the knots look as though they could potentially be identical to those used by AP Shave Co. ...


Yes, I believe it is their knot.

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