26mm G5A SHD Premium Synthetic Knot

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The G5A features the following:

- Natural-looking synthetic fibers imported from Germany

- The hair on the G5A is very similar to that of other big name high end synthetic knots. For reference, it’s most similar to the Omega EVO.

- This knot has been packed with SHD density to make it the densest possible knot for it’s size (20% more hair).

- Excellent backbone. This German hair uses a wavy style hair to clump the tips and gives it more backbone while still retaining that amazing synthetic softness. It’s a truly luxurious experience with this knot.

- Very soft tips (approx. very soft to above average softness compared to other synthetics)

- A common problem with the G4 knots you’ve seen on the market is that they tend to tangle in the center after use. This problem does not occur in the G5A hair!

-It retains water in a more efficient manner than traditional synthetics.

NOTE: These knots contain and inherently shorter height (approx. 65mm) compared to other synthetics (68-70mm). Keep this in mind when setting the knot, you'll need a slightly more shallow hole!

Base Diameter: 26mm (

± 0.5 - 1mm)

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Alan Henjakovic
Excellent Choice of Syntetic Knot

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..

Thank You

Alan H

Daniel Thomas
Great knot

This knot really holds water and soap. It feels like soft badger only better.

Excellent knot & brilliant service

This is a really luxurious knot. It's got really good backbone & the tips feel really soft. Andrew's level of service is second to none. Buy all your handles & knots here.

Brandon Hill
G5A SHD Premo Synth

My favorite of my favorite brushes. Embodies all of the best of the best design characteristics of quality synthetic knots, that many have rightfully raved about. Truly a superlative knot. I feel very fortunate to have discovered this knot, APShave & certainly the dedicated craftsmanship of Andrew. Thank you very much!

Lightyears Beyond Expectations

TLDR: Holds water well, holds heat well, builds a great lather on face or in a bowl. Buy this knot, you won't be disappointed.

Let me just start by saying I have extremely discerning tastes and am not easily impressed. I've been wet-shaving for ~15 years and while I've owned many brushes, I have only kept 4 brushes in my stable: Simpson Duke 3, Simpson Chubby 2, and Kent's BK4 & BK8...all in Silvertip and/or Manchurian Badger. I've tried a couple of synthetics over the years, but was always disappointed with the feel, lather, or some other facet of their performance. While skimming through the B&B forums, I noticed a few posts calling out Andrew and AP Shave for high-quality synthetics. I figured I'd give it another go since it's been several years since my last synthetic trial so I ordered a beautiful ebonite handle and 26mm G5A knot from Andrew.

When my brush arrived, I was extremely impressed by the look and finish of the handle, but the know was exceptionally similar to the badger I've grown accustomed to. When I used it for the first shave, I was blown away by the quality of the lather, the heat retention, feel of the bristles, and overall shave quality. I've since used it a few more times, and each shave has been just as luxurious and enjoyable. I can't speak to the longevity as I've only owned the brush for a little over a week and shaved with it ~3 times, but I can say this brush and knot have earned a permanent place in my brush stable...and that's not easy to accomplish!