...how your knot will look at a certain loft? I often get requests for brushes with the knot set to a certain loft. To have an idea how this will eventually look and if this brush that will work, I came up with a couple of gauges to determine the (best) loft and to see how it will look. I use this information to make recommendations to my customers.
I drilled a through-hole in the size I normally would use for this specific knot and took pictures of the knot set at certain lofts.
I have done this so far for the Finest in 20 mm and 22 mm in both the fan and standard (bulb) shape. As one can see, the bulb shape becomes more and more pointed and would not be a good brush for face lathering.
Part one shows the 20 mm Fan shape
Part two will show the 20 mm Bulb shape