I'm thinking about making my own shaving brush over the Xmas break and wanted to get some member feedback on knot size.
I have some experience on a lathe (made a few pens, bowls etc.) so I'm not worried about the woodworking side of things. My thoughts for the wood handle are maybe to use some black walnut or maple.
My current brush is a Tweezerman which has treated me very well. I'll probably still use it for travel because I don't want to damage the one I'm planning to make.
I'm trying to decide between a few different knots on TGN and wanted to get some feedback.
22mm Super Silvertip
24mm Silvertiptip Grade A
26mm Silvertiptip Grade A
The 22mm is supposed to be their most luxurious knot, but i'm a little concerned about the overall size. I guess the question is whether to go for a wider knot lower grade badger hair or the smaller knot with the premium hair.
Regarding usage, I have a variety of soaps and creams that I use so it won't be exclusively for either.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.