This is it. Gel tips taken to the next, consistent level. This specially treated 2 Band Finest Badger, in Super High Density (SHD) knot is designed to hook at the tips, consistently creating the perfect and highly sought after hooked, gel tips. There simply isn't anything else comparable to this true style of consistent hooked gel tips on the market right now. This knot will be sure to make all your other badger brushes "Gelous"!
Some Notes during trials:
1. This knot retains a lot of water at the tips, I would recommend using slightly more water than you're used to when lathering with this knot.
2. This knot takes a while to dry, and it should be dried naturally. Please DO NOT rub the tips heavily against a towel, or any other surface to expedite drying. All the tips need is to be have any excess lather and water squeeze out of the tips, and then be left to air dry for a few hours (ideally overnight, or during the day).
3. The tips feel crunchy when they are dried after a shave. This is because the tips hook together. Run the knot over your hand and it will return back to normal.
4. When dry the tips sort of feel like velcro. This is normal due to the hooked tips. When wet, thats when the magic happens.
**The knot is set 12mm deep in this handle. If this does not work for you, I can also send the knot and handle unattached so you can drill the handle deeper and set the knot to the depth of your liking. Please message me for this special request**
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING:
Canada - Tracked
USA - Not Tracked (Upgrade to Tracked available)
International - Not Tracked (PLEASE DO NOT PICK "Tracking" UPGRADE, YOU WILL BE REFUNDED)
The tips are so soft and the handle is great, but the loft is so tall that the brush is kind of like a mop. I have to pinch the base of the knot to get a reasonable backbone to generate lather. I feel like if it were set 4 or 5mm shorter it'd be about perfect. But as I said, the face feel of knot itself is very very nice.