When I contacted Andrew about what I’m looking for, he went above and beyond to make sure I got exactly what I wanted. I recommend AP Shave Co to anyone if your looking for a new brush or your first brush.
This knot is the best I’ve tried for whipping up any lather. I haven’t had a single problem with it. I also want to take this opportunity to mention that Andrew went above and beyond as a business owner and made sure I was satisfied with my purchase. Highly recommend.
This is what a synthetic should feel like. Soft but serious backbone and lathers wonderfully. Great knot.
Love the gold flake and the way it is sitting inside of the handle is gorgeous. Also the way the gold clashes with the black is beautiful.
So happy with this knot. Soft but still backbone to whip up a lather.
Great synthetic: soft tips, fibres have better backbone than regular synthetics, fibre loss is minimal/non-existent, dries quickly. And of course, no animal aroma.
When tested against a Japanese knot, this knot held more water within the fibres, rather than between them. As a result, it picked up less water in total, but as a proportion of it's weight, retained a greater percentage. It created a far better lather.
In fact, I was looking for a synthetic that would lather well with soaps (rather than creams). This one does it quite well. No need to look any further.
Well done AP Shave.
I let Andrew know what I was looking for, went with his recommended loft, and it came out great. Thanks, Andrew, I couldn't be happier!
I only use synthetics, so I can't compare this to a badger, but this is among the best of synthetics and is my favorite of the few I've tried. A couple others I've used are slightly, SLIGHTLY softer (STF and another which I think is equivalent to silksmoke), so if maximum softness is the only thing you're after, this isn't quite it. But this is a very soft, very dense knot, and with more backbone than any other synth I've used, yet it still splays nicely. On Andrew's advice, I had him set it at 52mm loft in one of his cool handcrafted handles and I couldn't be happier. This is now the brush I use every day, and I'm no longer shopping around for brushes.
Great knot . Very soft and makes great lather . It has become my go to knot.
Great solid handle. Very comfortable in the hand. No issues.
My 5th APShave brush & 4 are with the 24mm & 26mm knots. Really a wonderful knot in all aspects. It is a bit surprising to me that with my collection of so many great badger hair shaving brushes, the G5A’s are the brushes I select for use 6 out of 7 days a week. But maybe not really so crazy - the G5A’s don’t require pre-shave soaking, they build a faster lather, very comfortable on my face & rinse dry quickly! There ya go. I must also add Andrew is just a super guy to work with & his advise & guidance always very appreciated. Thank you for the opportunity to offer my review.
Excellent value fast shipping quality product
I love my blue bronze brush handle with a G5C synthetic 26mm knot the weight of the bronze really gives it a nice feel in hand like your holding quality
The G5B has great scrubbing action yet not scratchy, the soft tips are quite comfortable on the face. It has excellent backbone and picks up soap quickly from the puck and makes great lather either on the face or in the bowl.
With just a couple of swirls on the face the lather starts exploding and I enjoy scrubbing in.
I feel that this knot is an excellent balance of all aspects for a shaving brush.
Quickly moving to the top of my list, actually, no other brush is this much fun for me.
This is one of the Best Syntetic knots I have tried yet..I highly Reccomend G5A or even G5C great are Excelent Choice..
Great Customer Service Happy to Support ApShaveCo..
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