I use this for a client. After it was installed into the handle, I washed it out then made a lather with it 3 times. And continued to rinse it and lather it until it was no longer shedding. The My client is very happy with it. He says it feels just like his handed down brush from his dad. Worth the price all day long!
I like tall handles and this Zen handle does the trick! I paired it with a 26 mm MiG Premium Synthetic (Hybrid) set at 55mm. Amazing combination and the handle is perfect for bowl lathering in my scuttle. Thanks as always to Andrew for his advice and exemplary service. AP Shave Co is the go to place for the best knots and handles!
These titanium UHD knots are nuts. They've got so much backbone it's like trying to use a really dense, scrubby boar knot at half-broken-in. It's just soft enough that it's got good feedback on the face, but not so soft that you'd think you're using a synthetic.
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Gorgeous brush handle and very ergonomic. Thanks AP Shave Co.
Beautiful brush handle to which I had a 26mm Synbad knot inserted. Awesome!
Love the weight and grip of the handle. The G5B knot has the backbone I like.
Quality is evident when you use the brush.
Always a pleasure dealing with AP Shaveco
I chose this handle because I have a Yaqi Barber Pole brush with a long handle and the extra weight seems to whip up a lather faster and keep it off my hands.
Making lather is my least favorite part of the shave, so, I went to the extreme with this brush to see how much of a lather beast I could order, and holy cow is it ever!
I chose the 28mm Synthetic Boar knot with a 50mm loft and wham! This brush, of every one I own (I have 25 currently), is hands-down, the fastest-loading and lathering brush I have, period. It’s insane! It loads in 15 seconds and makes a shaving lather in 30! I’m completely blown away! I made the right choice, but Andrew literally made it, so, thanks a ton Andrew! Absolutely killer brush!
Long time ingrown hair sufferer here. I tried every razor you can imagine (de, safety, cartridge) to no avail. This razor was exactly what I was looking for. A single razor with a pivot that wasnt ultra expensive. Shaves have been smooth and more importantly NO INGROWNS!! You have a customer for life!!
Thought I was “settling” when I went with the emerald handle because nothing else really jumped out at me. It’s actually way better looking in person! For me, the backbone is right on. Previously had the tuxedo not, I believe, and thought it had too much backbone for face lathering, which is the way I always lather. Had no issues with semi-hard soap. Confident that hard soap will not be an issue. For comparison, has slightly less backbone than my Razorock chrome, more than the Razorock keyhole, tips are as soft as the keyhole (extremely soft!). My new favorite!
Very good and beautiful and cheap. Good quality. The Shop is serious
Fitted in the Ally AP400 slim makes a perfect face scrubber. Picks up soaps easily and can also be used for bowl lathering.
I found this knot too soft without backbone when fitted in the AP400 slim brass version. The handle is perfect for 22mm knots. Once removed I fitted the knot to a 20mm handle - the whole experience changed to a positive one. A great little face painter.
The slim aluminium version fitted with a 22mm synbad knot is simply perfect for me. Fantastic quality and
The slim Brass handle is wonderful to look at and use. I would suggest that it only takes the 22mm knots. I originally had it fitted with the 20mm Gelousy knot which was too soft for me. I refitted it with a 22mm synth and that works perfectly.
Excellent service and communication.
Not knowing what to expect, I decided to purchase the 26mm cashmere brush and I must say I was very impressed with the softnesss of the brush and for me the backbone was perfect. I have other synthetic brushes in my den which are soft but in my opinion this brush moves to my top shelf. I love the red and clear handle and it feels good in my hands. This shaving brush was well worth the cost and to tell you the truth, having used it, I would have paid more. Good job AP shave. 😀
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