01-29-2013, 01:16 PM
  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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If you remember this thread , from a while ago : shavemac finest badger "hybrid" shaped brush. , you know that I did order a finest badger with a fan shaped knot , and that was the brush I got.Well , I did crossed some emails with Bernd (shavemac's owner) to see if that fan shaped could become even more "fan shaped" , and not so "hybrid shaped" , as many pointed , and this is the result :

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As you can see , the knot has now a very fan shaped , and boy , let me tell you , I thought that the hybrid shaped brush was great , this one is even better ! Well done for shavemac indeed.

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This brush has the same measures of the other brush I got like 1 1/2 months ago from shavemac :
  • 23 mm knot
  • 50 mm loft
  • 50 mm handle lenght
  • 100 mm total height
which its perfect for me , specially for facelathering , as I do like.

The handle shaped is another excellent shavemac's creation , very sturdy , easy and comfortable to hold and classy elegant.I should have got it on black this time , but anyway , Im happy about how it is.

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shavemac's finest is silvertip badger hair for me : the tips , while arent as white as the regular silvertip or the D01 silvertip , are extra soft and I truly enjoy that a lot.

Due to the fan shaped knot , the hair density and the "lower" loft , and the soft tips , this brush feels fantastic on the face , and you can feel , actually , the whole badger wall of hair on your face , while using it with circular strokes , something that with the bulb shaped you can't fully experienced , and with the hybrid shaped , just a portion of it.

Check the hair density of this brush :

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Its a medium/high density , which allows to make lather very quick and not a lather hog at all.

Its firmess is nice for a 3 band badger hair brush , not the highest and very far away from being a "mop" or "floppy".Also , has a very nice blooming , once have been wet.

Here a pic with the hybrid knot shaped brush , after a couple uses :

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The brush tackles triple milled shaving soaps (I shaved with a Geo F Trumper Sandalwood soap today) with ease , no problem at all.Nice !

And as I said , simply feels "right" on the face : not an extreme wall of badger , like a shavemac D01 silvertip will feel , but either a floppy , "mop style" brush , but just right in firmess , flow and softness of tips.And for a price under many silvertip hair brushes out there.

Here is a shavemac D01 silvertip :

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I was very pleased with the shavemac hybrid fan shaped brush , but now Im very happy.Thanks to Bernd and shavemac , who always want to go the extra mile to provide an excellent service to the customers : I wanted something , and they truly have provided it ! Vielen Dank !!!

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 01-29-2013, 01:28 PM
  • ajc347
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  • Exeter, UK
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Another great review Teiste.

I'm loving the look of the brush - I prefer fans to bulbs and the brush looks to be bang on the money. Smile

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 01-31-2013, 01:18 AM
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Great set of Finest Shavemacs !!

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 01-31-2013, 11:39 AM
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Teiste, great looking brush and great review!

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 01-31-2013, 11:46 AM
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I like the handle, clean & modern looking.

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 01-31-2013, 08:28 PM
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Great review Teiste, thank you. I love that true fan shape, it looks really nice.

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 01-31-2013, 09:01 PM
  • Snuff
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  • Belgium
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Very nice brush, I never considered finest badger from shavemac before because I never got the chance to experience the difference with the silver tip myself. I might try one in the near future.

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 02-03-2013, 05:03 PM
  • MikekiM
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  • Long Island, NY
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Every time I see the words Shavemac and DO1 fan, I long for the ultra flattop I sold...


Wish I never parted with that brush..

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 08-11-2013, 06:00 PM
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Now THAT is a fan brush! Where did you ever find that brush. I've also been looking for a flat top. too many hybrid type fan brushes out there.

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 08-12-2013, 07:20 AM
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(08-11-2013, 06:00 PM)Cirques Wrote: Now THAT is a fan brush! Where did you ever find that brush. I've also been looking for a flat top. too many hybrid type fan brushes out there.

Go to the Shavemac website at http://www.shavemac.com. Then on the upper right hand corner, in the search block, put in Experts Select. This will take you to a page where you can configure a custom brush. Among other options, you can select a bulb, fan or flat top knot.

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 08-12-2013, 10:54 AM
  • Mouser
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  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
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Here ya go, I've got it pinned.....
.....one of these days......"Honey!, look what I found at the Dollar Store!" she wouldn't know....

I'm diggin' that flat top.

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