Brush of the day.

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My Zenith Euro X, difficult to show in the picture but when it's wet the shape of the knot is a flattish fan. It's really scrubby, using the brush is like a little massage for my face!
Zenith Euro X.jpg
 
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Halifax, Republic of Yorkshire
I've only had maybe three or four shaves in the last month, but it's been lathered up with this blonde haired fop:



I call him Boris.

The handle is from Haryali and is usually found with a synthetic knot, which I pulled and put into a vintage handle. Left with what is a rather nice wooden handle, I dropped in a pretty bog-standard boar knot from China (I got 10 in a box for peanuts, literally). The knot is actually very good - it softens with little more than maybe a minute in water and lathers up lovely without eating it all for itself.
 
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2,121
Location
London
I've only had maybe three or four shaves in the last month, but it's been lathered up with this blonde haired fop:



I call him Boris.

The handle is from Haryali and is usually found with a synthetic knot, which I pulled and put into a vintage handle. Left with what is a rather nice wooden handle, I dropped in a pretty bog-standard boar knot from China (I got 10 in a box for peanuts, literally). The knot is actually very good - it softens with little more than maybe a minute in water and lathers up lovely without eating it all for itself.
A very nice looking brush there.

How did you take the knot out of the brush? I have a Yaqi synth with a very high glue bump which has been sent to the back of my cupboard of shame, any recommendations for how best to take the knot out with the least trouble?
 
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TobyC
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I've only had maybe three or four shaves in the last month, but it's been lathered up with this blonde haired fop:



I call him Boris.

The handle is from Haryali and is usually found with a synthetic knot, which I pulled and put into a vintage handle. Left with what is a rather nice wooden handle, I dropped in a pretty bog-standard boar knot from China (I got 10 in a box for peanuts, literally). The knot is actually very good - it softens with little more than maybe a minute in water and lathers up lovely without eating it all for itself.
Nice looking piece of walnut, looks like a softy boar knot, but that's cool, you're a softy kind of guy. :p
 
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9,628
Location
Halifax, Republic of Yorkshire
A very nice looking brush there.

How did you take the knot out of the brush? I have a Yaqi synth with a very high glue bump which has been sent to the back of my cupboard of shame, any recommendations for how best to take the knot out with the least trouble?
Grip, tug! I got lucky.

My plan B was to hacksaw the top off and crack the remaining wooden ring away from the knot. Basically, I was able to get the full brush delivered cheaper than buying just a knot so my intention to destroy the handle was not a problem.
 
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