The G5C features the following:
- Hair Fibers imported from Japan
- Great backbone. The stiffer Japanese hair gives you backbone more similar to natural hair than nearly any synthetic.
- Ultra soft tips, even softer than the G5A.
- First FAN shape knot in the G5 lineup. This allows for the most splay of the G5 lineup too.
- Fan shape allows for minimal glue bump
- Retains water in a more efficient manner than traditional synthetics (consistent throughout the G5 lineup)
NOTE: These knots contain and inherently shorter height (approx. 65mm) compared to other synthetics (68mm). Keep this in mind when setting the knot, you'll need a slightly more shallow hole!
Base Diameter: 24mm (± 0.5 - 1mm)
I've used several synthetic knots and this is the most equilibrated knot I've ever tested. It's very dense and it has a good amount of backbone and very soft tips. Although I prefer natural hair brushes, I've to said that in terms of softness its behavoir is close to a silvertip and in terms of backbone close to a 2 bands.
Besides, I'd like to thank the advice given by Andrew.
Después de haber usado diferentes nudos sintéticos considero que es el más equilibrado de los que he probado. Es superdenso y con una elevada rigidez pero con una suavidad extrema en las puntas. Altamente recomendable
I have quite a few synthetic knots from Simpsons et. al., as well as APshaveCo. The G5A has the perfect balance of soft tips with enough backbone for a bowl lathering (if you have sensitive skin like me).
I was looking to get the G5A in 26mm which was out of stock but the 24mm proved to be more dense than many 26mm knots I have.
I am very satisfied with the 24mm, however I would have preferred the 26mm. Unfortunately, it was out of stock. Not expecting it to be back in stock for another couple months. So it was my second choice.
I'm not much of a synthetic user..but this is a very good knot. Extremely soft, but with ample backbone and creates lather very effectively. It also dries very quickly compared to natural hair. At 24mm it's plenty big enough as well.
Great price for this knot with a handle and excellent service from Andrew at APshave co. Highley recommended!
This is my first synthetic knot. When I first used it, I was surprised at how soft it was. It is extremely comfortable to use. I would like to use it for a long time.