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.
I prefer smaller knots with lower loft, and the 22mm SynBad I recently bought with a Tortoise AP handle which I set to full depth works perfectly. I wish there were more smaller knots available from AP Shave Co.
The knot and the handle are outstanding. The knot has just the right backbone, for me, flow-through is great and the tips and face feel are divine. The handle is aesthetically very pleasing, the finish is top notch and feels well balanced in the hand. Overall, in terms of price, quality and performance the brush can’t be beat. I recommend both unreservedly.
The 20 mm Gelousy is a perfect face latherer while the 22 mm SynBad is ideal for both face and bowl lathering. Both knots have extremely soft tips with decent backbone. Thanks Andrew for your great service.
This knot is a little large for a 20mm Knot. It is more like a 24mm. It is the perfect size to be a daily driver, and it is very soft and holds water like a sponge.