The ΑΛΦΑ [Alpha} T-400 - My Prototype Rubberset Tribute

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Vlasta, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I never made that connection - I am not American so pound means something else.

    The knot - a silver tip @ 24mm. They are super dense and soft!!
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  2. Rhody

    Rhody Well-Known Member

    Shipping. Tracking. Tick tock.......want my alpha 400!
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  3. MntnMan62

    MntnMan62 Well-Known Member

    I would go for it if I could afford it. Has anyone tried the Razorock aluminum version of their 400 Plissoft brush? I'm less interested in the knot than I am the handle. Just curious to hear from people who are familiar with both. $20 is more my speed at the moment, even though I think the Alpha looks amazing based on the pictures.
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  4. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    Hit me up with your tracking number I will make sure you get a minute by minute countdown.

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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    will be purchasing one soon..
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  6. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    Please do, but use my entry in "Vendors Corner" or PM me. TSD members will get special treatment!!
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  7. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Wednesday morning August 22

    PAL Adjustable on "L" / Schick Super Chromium (2)
    Vlasta's prototype Rubberset 400 copy T-400 with 24mm silvertip badger knot
    Jason's wooden Dry Dock shave bowl
    TOBS Mr. Taylor's shaving cream
    Alum and Thayers Witch Hazel Rose Petal and Lucky Tiger

    I have used Vlasta's aluminum Rubberset copy brush for about a week now with a variety of soaps and creams. I have found the weight to be comfortable -- the solid handle is not excessively heavy. The size and shape, of course, handle superbly just like the originals did. The finish is excellent with a ferrule that fits snugly but screws on and off easily. The silvertip knot he included with the brush seems good quality -- it hasn't shed a single hair, it's soft on the face and spreads to provide good coverage, but still has decent backbone. It has loaded and lathered well with everything from TOBS cream to MWF and a quite hard-milled soap. I'm giving this one a Thumbs Up.
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  8. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Nor did it smell. I say two thumbs up.
    It's perfect
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  9. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Good point! You're right, it didn't smell at all funky.
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  10. Heljestrand23

    Heljestrand23 Well-Known Member

    I’m excited for my brush to show up! I’m glad to see others are enjoying them.

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  11. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    yes I noticed it had very little funk. Some but not stinky!!

    @Screwtape thanks for the kind words I have also been following in the 30 day focus thread and not the great posts for your daily shaves . All good. Just a few interesting points about the T-400:

    The neck is a little fatter than the original Rubberset
    The overall height is about the same
    The flutes are deeper for a better grip and longer
    The thread is a metric M26x1 and not an imperial thread. It is finer and in my opinion better
    The ferrule is internally threaded to allow the glue to get a better grip - same goes for the 26mm ferrules
    There is a lift setting aid on the 24mm ferrule (patent pending) and it will son be available on the 26mm ferrule
    Overall weight is a smidgen over 100g (4oz.) with the ferrule and the knot. Nice, but not heavy
    The material is 6063 corrosion resistant aluminium and the finish is anodised to avoid the corrosion problems that the Rubberset 400 has

    So all in all LIKE a Rubberset 400 but better. Subtly improved
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  12. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    I am now a vendor!!
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  13. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Is the pass-around still on??
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  14. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    Yes once I clear the backlog of mailing. Not long buddy.
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