01-29-2013, 10:23 PM
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  • TexBilly
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Gents, I'm sure there is forum history on this brush (that I'm too lazy to research Rolleyes) but what are your latest thoughts? Any experienced users of this brush, or its brothers?

I'm intrigued.

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 01-29-2013, 10:50 PM
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  • Teiste
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Me too...Biggrin

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 01-30-2013, 06:11 AM
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  • TexBilly
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Teiste, it's certainly a good looking brush but I'm especially interested in its density and backbone (either too little or too much). Maybe some sleuth can figure out where they source their knots!

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 01-30-2013, 06:19 AM
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Send a PM to our fellow member "SLB04". He is a portuguese member that lives in germany, and he owns a similar brush (Da Vinci 293).

http://shavenook.com/thread-monthly-haul...#pid108589

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 01-30-2013, 07:09 AM
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  • TexBilly
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(01-30-2013, 06:19 AM)oversaturn Wrote: Send a PM to our fellow member "SLB04". He is a portuguese member that lives in germany, and he owns a similar brush (Da Vinci 293).

http://shavenook.com/thread-monthly-haul...#pid108589

Thanks, Emanuel, I just might do that.

Found a review and its backbone and density seem to be much better than expected of a tall loft. Inching closer!

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 01-30-2013, 11:13 AM
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  • Songwind
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I'm fascinated by the one with the ball handle, the Uomo. Not quite enough to spend that sort of money on it, though.

Edit: nevermind, I guess they're both "Uomo".

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 01-30-2013, 11:17 AM
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(01-30-2013, 11:13 AM)Songwind Wrote: I'm fascinated by the one with the ball handle, the Uomo. Not quite enough to spend that sort of money on it, though.

Edit: nevermind, I guess they're both "Uomo".

Keep an eye on Amazon. Right after Christmas they had the whole series of Da Vinci Uomos for $70-$80.

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 01-30-2013, 12:19 PM
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(01-30-2013, 06:11 AM)TexBilly Wrote: Teiste, it's certainly a good looking brush but I'm especially interested in its density and backbone (either too little or too much). Maybe some sleuth can figure out where they source their knots!

Purportedly, they make their own knots in house. Search for the video.

Logistically, they're a makeup brush company and the process is the same for both brushes. Wherever their makeup brushes are from is probably where the knot is made. Same with the handles.

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 01-30-2013, 12:24 PM
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(01-30-2013, 06:11 AM)TexBilly Wrote: Maybe some sleuth can figure out where they source their knots!

They are making them in house. da Vinci brushes are made by a company named Defet, and that is Germany's biggest brush manufacturer. Shaving brushes is a very small segment they serve, they are making 80% of their business with high classed paint brushes (for artists, not for painting walls), the rest are cosmetic brushes and so on.

Located in Nuremberg, which is the center of brush manufacturers in Germany. Smaller companies like Thäter and shavemac are located near Nuremberg.

SPIEGEL Online had an article on brush manufacturing and Defet:
http://www.spiegel.de/karriere/berufsleb...54392.html

On Youtube is a video clip showing the production of shaving brushes.

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 01-31-2013, 06:16 AM
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I have the Da Vinci 293.
It feels really luxurious. The hair feels like the Thäter.
A really great brush!

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 01-31-2013, 06:35 AM
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Da Vinci brush making:





Meet the Da Vinci factory:





I think that Wm. Neumann & Co. sells this brushes...

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 02-01-2013, 12:35 PM
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  • TexBilly
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Great information, Gents! I may have to try one of these out soon. Risk is it might ignite another BAD cycle after just sending away 15 brushes from my den! Oh wait, that's the way it's supposed to work! Rolleyes

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 02-18-2013, 12:19 PM
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A Da Vinci 290 is on its way this week!

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 02-18-2013, 02:33 PM
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Congrats! I can't wait to see photos and get your thoughts. I am at least half-considering a 293 myself.

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 02-18-2013, 03:38 PM
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  • bythbook
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(02-18-2013, 12:19 PM)TexBilly Wrote: A Da Vinci 290 is on its way this week!

Purchased from the "official web store?" It looks great - I can't wait to hear about it - about the knot and about the balance/weighting.

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 02-18-2013, 03:41 PM
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Looking forward to read your thoughts! Cool

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 02-18-2013, 09:50 PM
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Subscribed to thread Wink

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 02-18-2013, 11:49 PM
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I love this brush. Billy, you won't regret it, if you like a really good 3-Band Silvertip.

The hair reminds me of the Semogue LE2010. It's dense with soft tips and the handle is very ergonomic and well made.

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 02-19-2013, 01:03 AM
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I've Googled and come up blank, does anyone have any links to an EU store rather than a US one as shipping and import tax etc will be too pricey to the UK?

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 02-19-2013, 03:01 AM
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You should try to order it from the German Amazon website. They also send it to the UK and the 290 brush costs there 88 €.

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