I've been using this knot for a year now and have zero complaints. It's my first shaving brush, so I don't have anything to compare it to except my expectations, but it fulfilled those completely: it's soft but with what seems like a perfect balance of backbone and splay, plus it looks great. I use the Stirling collapsible silicone shaving bowl (which is just a slow-feeding dog bowl that you can find for 3$) and it lathers up nicely in 15 seconds.
I would absolutely recommend this knot!
I had Andrew install the 28mm bulb version of this knot in an Ivory & Green handle with the loft set to 58mm and it’s a great all-around performer! I was basically trying to make something similar to my PAA Atomic Rocket and it is! It’s very soft, yet still has enough backbone to load the hard soaps that I make. It whips soap into creamy shaving lather with aplomb without flinging soap all over your bathroom!
Several years ago, I got a couple of SynBad brushes, both in the faux white marble. Fantastic brushes. Since then, every brush is measured against the SynBad. Lately, for the last 8 months or so, I have wanted a 28mm version. I tried 2, and both had more backbone and less splay than I liked. On the site, I read about fan-type knots, and decided to get one. I am so glad I did, as this is the knot I have been looking for! Fantastic, soft as a cloud while it paints and swirls lather on my face!
Great service as always and high quality knots. Andrew always helpful with product selection
Excellent , from Greece