YaQi 24mm 'Tuxedo' Synthetic

There seem to be a number of new Yaqi brushes, here's their new High Mountain Badger



Here are the synths, with different knots to the ones they have offered before.








I'm intrigued whether the new synth knots are the same fibre as the Plissoft/Tuxedo or are new fibres all together.
I have on order the Chianti's synthetic (purple swirly handle with greyIsh colour knot).
If you zoom in on the fibres they look different to those of the Tuxedo or a RazoRock 400.
When it arrives I will compare performance to my YaqI 24mm Tuxedo and report back.
 
I have on order the Chianti's synthetic (purple swirly handle with greyIsh colour knot).
If you zoom in on the fibres they look different to those of the Tuxedo or a RazoRock 400.
When it arrives I will compare performance to my YaqI 24mm Tuxedo and report back.
Yes, please do report your observations of your new Chianti brush. It's one of my favourite handles they've made for sure, I'd have definitely bought one if I didn't already have 3 of their synths already!
 
I asked Yaqi about it: all the fibres (supposedly from BASF) are the same but the black ones. Moreover, the glue bump can significantly modify the backbone/stiffness.
I agree. I have 3 Yaqi's all with the same fibre - 1 Plissoft, 2 Tuxedos and I'd say the loft height and glue bump is what makes the greatest difference but they are all superb brushes but with different feels.
 
How many different knots are there in the Yaqi range? As far as I can see they are
- black
- timber wolf
- mew brown
- tuxedo

Anyone know which knots correspond to the other names used by manufacturers? Like Cashmere, Plissoft etc? I read that Yaqi supply the basic knots to almost all resellers.
 
Well, this is indeed a great brush for a face latherer with a tad more "backbone" than the FlatTop. It is to my handsome face like the SynBad, but with the soft tips of the FlatTop and to me that is just extra gravy. ;) I was afraid to buy a 24mm Cashmere as many said it was too floppy. Well, maybe I got lucky with the perfect amount of glue "bump" as mine has less than my SynBad/Mew Brown knot and is perfect for my technique.

I really like this one. :)
 
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