Shave of the Day Thread - 2021

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the loft (according to the description) is 54mm

Hair: G4 Synthetic fiber
Width of knot at base: 23mm
Brush loft: 54mm
Length of handle: 48mm
Height of brush: 102mm
Handle: Polyester
That's weird :unsure: looks like you may have a glue bump problem or too much synthetic fiber that doesn't splay very well.
 

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to be honest with you, I much prefer any of the yaqi's i have. This G4 knot is very similair to my RR BC Silvertip plissoft knot.

The hairs themselves are quite soft but what i dont like about it is its stiffness, this may not be an indication of the knot itself as it might be like that due to the glue bump. I still get a nice lather from it but def like using the yaqi's more as they splay a lot nicer.

I also prefer a bigger handle as it sits more ergonomically in my hand.
I agree 100% mate as the 24mm G4 knot I have is way too dense for my liking and it was a pain trying to set it due to the large glue bump! (n)
I'm keen to try one in 28mm but already set at a decent loft that allows for some splay otherwise it struggles to build a decent lather.
 

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I agree 100% mate as the 24mm G4 knot I have is way too dense for my liking and it was a pain trying to set it due to the large glue bump! (n)
I'm keen to try one in 28mm but already set at a decent loft that allows for some splay otherwise it struggles to build a decent lather.
Good luck with that!

My experience trying various G4 knots for the last LE: the larger the knot the exponetinally larger the glue bump. My best guess would be, that they don't get long enough fibers, so they make the knot with a ton of glue to make up for it...
 
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I agree 100% mate as the 24mm G4 knot I have is way too dense for my liking and it was a pain trying to set it due to the large glue bump! (n)
I'm keen to try one in 28mm but already set at a decent loft that allows for some splay otherwise it struggles to build a decent lather.
when I use my g4 I apply a lot more pressure forcing the splay so still get excellent lather but just don’t feel as nice as the yaqis, will still keep it for something different
 

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Good luck with that!

My experience trying various G4 knots for the last LE: the larger the knot the exponetinally larger the glue bump. My best guess would be, that they don't get long enough fibers, so they make the knot with a ton of glue to make up for it...
Thanks for the confirmation @alfredus as way too many reviews saying the same. :banghead:
 

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when I use my g4 I apply a lot more pressure forcing the splay so still get excellent lather but just don’t feel as nice as the yaqis, will still keep it for something different
I wish I could do that with mine as the T-400 brush didn't allow for a loft higher than 51mm as the glue bump was too big. I shouldn't complain as I wanted a dense knot but much prefer my Tuxedo and the Faux Horse/Pony as equally soft fibres but better splay... :unsure:
 

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the pony is my favourite, but tuxedo and mew brown are very close behind
I really like the Pony too. My big Snow Leopard has a very similar feel, just lots more of it. Like being assaulted by a gentle nymphomaniac with velvet boxing gloves. Or something like that... :p

If you need someone to lower the tone, that's what I'm here for. ;)
 
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My experience trying various G4 knots for the last LE: the larger the knot the exponetinally larger the glue bump.
The glue bump on my 28mm Oumo TH is relatively small for the size of the knot. It's not exactly a G4, but it is Oumo's response to other Gen4 synths. I don't have a problem with the splay on mine and the loft is 56mm.

FS G4 knot is on my to buy list - but there's a couple of other brushes I want to buy first...
 

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OT:- There's a new synthetic fibre on the market called the G5 Antibacterial
Not sure I'm convinced that the G5 will be any better as it looks like a revamped Boss not and the quality of the one I saw on the aliexpress site looked poorly set?
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/100...a2g0o.store_home.smartJustForYou_116741652.12

I've since seen some on the Amazon page and it reminds me of a Boss/Pony hybrid. I'll wait to see what the reviews say prior to trying on out... :unsure:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L3BGBNC
 

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I really like the Pony too. My big Snow Leopard has a very similar feel, just lots more of it. Like being assaulted by a gentle nymphomaniac with velvet boxing gloves. Or something like that... :p

If you need someone to lower the tone, that's what I'm here for. ;)
Yeah I'm keen to try a Snow Leopard, Timber Wolf and my AP Shave Co. Silk Smoke once I find the right handle.
Amazing how far synthetic knots have come in such a short period of time and find myself grabbing one each shave as they're such lather machines. :)
 

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Have a great (Long) Weekend!
 

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Have a great (Long) Weekend!
nice to see a slant on SOTD! I picked up a German 37 for about 30 bucks plus postage of ebay, will give it a run on the weekend.
 
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