Review APShaveCo SynBad 24mm Synthetic

Discussion in 'Shaving Brushes' started by SeanC, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. SeanC

    SeanC Legendary Member

    Location:
    SE London
    The latest synthetic knot to hit the streets...

    https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/594769816/24mm-synbad-w-elegant-emerald-handle?ref=shop_home_active_12

    I will repeat the site description as based on my initial use it's very accurate:


    It cost me c£21 including postage. The value declared on the package was $20CDN, so no RM / HMRC ransom to pay

    Initial thoughts are it's a very sound brush indeed. Dimensions are:

    • Handle Height: 64mm
    • Handle Diameter (base): 30mm
    • Knot Diameter: 24mm
    • Effective Loft: 58mm
    The handle is made out of a predominantly dark green resin with coloured swirls. Although it is cast in a mould, rather than turned, the finish is flawless

    The knot has a new colour scheme of white over brown. As mentioned earlier, the maker states it's as soft as a Cashmere, but with more backbone, but not on a level with the Tuxedo. To add another dimension of my own, the tips are marginally softer than a Plissoft, but with more backbone. Apart from being a little softer, I see this knot as being similar to Muhle / EJ. For those using YaQi brushes note the higher loft and absence of any glue bump which gives this brush different attributes. In use the brush as well as being very comfortable, is a real lather machine, both in bowl and on face. Definitely a keeper for me
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  2. Mr Bigmem

    Mr Bigmem Guru

    Location:
    North London
    I should be getting one of these knotts soon. Will be interesting to see how it fairs against the SilkSmoke from AP that I already own
     
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  3. Mr Bigmem

    Mr Bigmem Guru

    Location:
    North London
    Ok my 30mm synbad has been used once so far and in short its amazing. Its defo more similar to the cashmere and angel hair knots. To my mind its updated version of the cashmere fiber. Its more densely packed and has more back bone that to be comes from being so dense. Tips are so so soft. And pass through is astounding. It does gobble some lather further down the knot so kinda reminds me of a banger. I have my new knot to take top spot
     
  4. p.b

    p.b Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Brentwood
    Good to know - you'd convinced me to order one ;-)
     
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  5. I love the 30mm SynBad on the right. It really is an improvement on the Cashmere on the left. Amazing lather and as good as any high end badger in my den.

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  6. Mr Bigmem

    Mr Bigmem Guru

    Location:
    North London
    I don't own any badgers or non synthetics currently but I can see how that would happen.
     
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  7. Mr Bigmem

    Mr Bigmem Guru

    Location:
    North London
    Is the orange brush a turn n shave brush?
     
  8. Turn N Shave Cashmere/Angel
     
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