03-09-2013, 06:16 AM
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Picked up one of these earlier this week and it's quickly become my favorite brush. It has the softness and water retention of badger, and the backbone and tiny bit of "scritch" of boar. It creates ridiculous amounts of lather but doesn't seem too stingy with it. The fact that it was less than twenty bucks doesn't hurt either. If you're in the market for a new brush, or just want to step out of line and try something new, give horse hair a try.

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 03-09-2013, 06:20 AM
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  • TexBilly
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I would agree. I don't reach for it often but when I do, I realize what a great value horsehair offers. Like the handle on yours!

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 03-09-2013, 06:26 AM
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I believe they call it "butterscotch". It's not as nice as the Simpsons type handles, but it's got a bit of heft and feels comfortable in my hand. Honestly, for the price I don't think it can be beat.

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 03-09-2013, 06:33 AM
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  • Shaun
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I find horse a little prickly rather than scritchy. Soft and pretty, though, admittedly, but the very tips seem to 'stab' or something. Maybe they are cut tips?

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 03-09-2013, 07:16 AM
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  • tgutc
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I have a Vie Long Petree in natural horse and I find it to be a nice brush. Firm backbone yet soft tips.

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 03-09-2013, 07:23 AM
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Horse isn't for me. Found the one I used from Vie-Long to be way to prickly. For those that can use it they are great. I liked everything about mine except for the skin sensation. It really did make some fine lather though.

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 03-09-2013, 08:28 AM
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I have a Vie-Long Butterscotch Beehive from BGS that is wonderful. I may need to order the Petree!

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 03-09-2013, 11:44 AM
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I saw this picture and post in a different forum and decided to go ahead and order a Vie Long horsehair. For a reasonably modest cost, it seemed worth trying as the lathering sounds great. Should arrive sometime next week. Thanks for sharing.

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 03-09-2013, 12:51 PM
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I find the brown natural like the knot above softer than the white 50/50. I like them for a change.

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 03-09-2013, 03:09 PM
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  • tgutc
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(03-09-2013, 11:44 AM)mistermatt Wrote: I saw this picture and post in a different forum and decided to go ahead and order a Vie Long horsehair. For a reasonably modest cost, it seemed worth trying as the lathering sounds great. Should arrive sometime next week. Thanks for sharing.

Which Vie Long do you have on the way Matt?

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 03-09-2013, 05:27 PM
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I should have clarified that this is a #12601 brush.

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 03-19-2013, 04:29 PM
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If I had to buy a Vie Long again, I would buy the undyed brush because the consensus states that they have better backbone than the dyed brushes.

Nice looking brush!

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 03-21-2013, 08:57 AM
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  • ben74
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Yoda says... "I horse hair brush, try you must." Biggrin

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