No, but what I am saying is all other things relatively equal, a larger knot of super badger is better than a lesser knot of super badger. Austin's observation is also very important. Given the choice of Super Badger grade versus Super Badger grade, I would probably go with the super badger grade!Jon_M said:Hi Ron,
So what you are telling me is that knot size is the single most important determining factor when faced with 2 or more brushes in the same price range?
Say Cheese Hal,halwilson said:Greetings to All,
My apologies for placing this post in this thread. I didn't mean to highjack it. I had just meant to offer a "toss up" question in keeping with what I had mistakenly thought to be the theme of this thread. Regarding Ron's comments, am I being too sensitive here, or is there some reason for choosing to refer to me in the third person, as a "would-be purchaser of a travel brush," instead of by my name?
"would-be purchaser of a travel brush"
guenron said:Say Cheese Hal,
It is an overhead.. I could have just as easily typed anyone contemplating, or Hal and everyone else contemplating just as well. But as it seemed you are already tuned into a turnback, it is for the 150+ million others who might still be open to the LESS EXPENSIVE SUBSTITUTE.
Hal,halwilson said:Cheese Ron,
Just as you didn't know how we got " from #2234 and SR208's to turnbacks," I guess I didn't know how we got from my toss up question about the Simpsons Major and the Vulfix turnback to another question intended, as you say, "for the 150+ million others who might still be open to the LESS EXPENSIVE SUBSTITUTE". I didn't realize that you were not addressing my preceding post. I had been attending conferences all day and was very tired. Hence, my poor judgement about placing the above post in this thread and the misinformation I originally wrote, prompting you to send me a PM. Excuse me.
Returning to my post concerning a toss-up between the two turnbacks. As you may know, I do have a pretty decent quality Vulfix travel brush in the tube. It is only slightly less expensive than the Vulfix turnback. Unlike yourself, I travel for over a third of the year, mostly in Southeast Asia and the subcontinent. First, a badger brush when used in a very humid climate dries very slowly; furthermore, the enclosed instructions that come with the Vulfix warn you to be sure it is dry before putting it in the container, making it inconvenient to use, particularly during the monsoon. Joel's post about the T&H turnback, as well as his helpful replies to my questions made it clear that the turnback is the most convenient way to travel when packing a brush in the tropics. Secondly, the rugged construction of a turnback is very suitable for someone like myself who travels with a backpack. Finally, I also enjoy trekking in the Himalayas, so the Simpsons turnback has the added novelty of having been specifically "designed for the intrepid Himalayan explorer Major Victor Beeching.....[the]... open ended tube allowing the brush to breathe within a wetpack or washbag whilst travelling." In addition, brushmeister, Dr.P tells us it is a work of art. Since, I will be using it for over a third of each year, it is very tempting to splurge on the Simpsons Major. But I do know, from my experience using Vulfix brushes, that the Vulfix turnback would also make a fine travelling companion. Hence, the toss-up.
You will really enjoy the Frankincense and Myrrh. I used it this morning for the first time. Wonderful!Jon_M said:Thank you all forthe advise. I went withthe SR-208 from QED Also got a stick of Mocha Java, Frankincense and Myrrh, Davinci Water, Baxter After Shave Balm. Haven't gotten a chance to try it I don't know which soap to try first though.