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Turn n Shave Shoat Knot

@Adjustingtolife Tough call. TnS has a full gel, no gel, and half. I got the half. With my prep as described, it was ready to use and lather after 4 uses and dry downs. I think anyone can do that.

The great thing about this knot is you can put in a custom handle, which is what I was wanting. Is a Zenith better? I don't know right now. The Z is certainly easier in that you can just buy it off 'the shelf'. Zenith boars are known for being soft and ready to use out of the box compared to other boars. Also a tiny bit pricier I think than other boars.

Part of my opinion, however, is my Zenith is now about a year old. I don't want to compare a more broken in boar with one only lightly broken in. Both are soft and enjoyable. Now, if I had to recommend a first boar brush, I would recommend the Zenith, but that's just because it's a known name brand and there's a history of excellent performance.

Is the TnS knot at that level (was the TnS Shoat in one month similar to the Zenith after one month)? I honestly cannot say. I want to say yes, but I can't be objective (as much as talking about liking something can ever be objective). Compared to my Zenith now, do I think the TnS can be this soft and enjoyable? Absolutely. In all fairness, the one-year-ish Z is better than the one-month-ish TnS. But that's the apple and oranges thing.

Do I think a person who wants a boar brush would like and enjoy the TnS? Absolutely. I would definitely buy this knot again at this point and not hesitate to do so. Same for a Zenith though. I think I might be saying that neither is better than the other.
 
@Adjustingtolife Tough call. TnS has a full gel, no gel, and half. I got the half. With my prep as described, it was ready to use and lather after 4 uses and dry downs. I think anyone can do that.

The great thing about this knot is you can put in a custom handle, which is what I was wanting. Is a Zenith better? I don't know right now. The Z is certainly easier in that you can just buy it off 'the shelf'. Zenith boars are known for being soft and ready to use out of the box compared to other boars. Also a tiny bit pricier I think than other boars.

Part of my opinion, however, is my Zenith is now about a year old. I don't want to compare a more broken in boar with one only lightly broken in. Both are soft and enjoyable. Now, if I had to recommend a first boar brush, I would recommend the Zenith, but that's just because it's a known name brand and there's a history of excellent performance.

Is the TnS knot at that level (was the TnS Shoat in one month similar to the Zenith after one month)? I honestly cannot say. I want to say yes, but I can't be objective (as much as talking about liking something can ever be objective). Compared to my Zenith now, do I think the TnS can be this soft and enjoyable? Absolutely. In all fairness, the one-year-ish Z is better than the one-month-ish TnS. But that's the apple and oranges thing.

Do I think a person who wants a boar brush would like and enjoy the TnS? Absolutely. I would definitely buy this knot again at this point and not hesitate to do so. Same for a Zenith though. I think I might be saying that neither is better than the other.
I just ordered a tns one :) thank you

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Rhody

I'm a Lumberjack.
First pic is after curing and second is lathering up a soap i use to break in knots. The first time this was put on my face it felt very soft and luxurious relative to the omega 10049 boar I have. It did need more product but it lathered up very nicely.


- Fayiz D.
Looks amazing!
Also has the original vintage look
I should that! Do you mind sharing how you set the knot how did you measure and did you use silicone?😁
 
Looks amazing!
Also has the original vintage look
I should that! Do you mind sharing how you set the knot how did you measure and did you use silicone?
I used a blank/empty PAA ferrule and I basically just used a jb weld epoxy with the supplied ez mixer and set the knot at 15mm deep as Milton from Turn n shave recommended. I measured using my digital calipers


- Fayiz D.
 
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