03-18-2013, 03:34 PM
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There is a new German brushmaker on the scene called Wiborg Shaving (wiborgshavingbrushes.com). Every picture on their site is of a specific brush - you click on the picture of the brush you want to buy. They have a limited inventory, but offer Boar, Pure, Silvertip, 2-Band and Manchurian knots.

The knots look very dense and well-shaped, but of course, they are only pictures. Here is the picture/description of the brush I bought (it should arrive here next week):

http://www.wiborgshavingbrushes.com/...b-shape-3.html

I may just be a sucker for a pretty face, but it sure looks like a very well-made brush. I admit that I don't like the oversize, over-elaborate script logo on the handle or the "Coat of Arms" insignia on the base of the handle, but the picture of the knot and the reasonable price convinced me to take a gamble on this newcomer.

How new is this company? They emailed me my order confirmation - my order number was "4".

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 03-18-2013, 03:37 PM
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  • Teiste
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Im expecting one too , my friend.Biggrin

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 03-18-2013, 03:40 PM
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  • Agravic
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I believe the owner of this company recently joined The Shave Nook community.

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 03-18-2013, 03:52 PM
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Teiste - we'll HAVE to compare notes!

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 03-18-2013, 03:53 PM
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  • Teiste
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(03-18-2013, 03:52 PM)vocalistbob Wrote: Teiste - we'll HAVE to compare notes!

We truly will , my friend.Biggrin

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 03-18-2013, 04:01 PM
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I look forward to hearing where their knots come from & what you think of it Bob. Thanks for taking one for the team. Winky

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 03-18-2013, 04:07 PM
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  • tgutc
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They look to be quality brushes. I really like the look of their 2 Band hair. Their Manchurian is cheaper than the Silvertip and 2 Band Huh.

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 03-18-2013, 04:11 PM
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Wow, those handles sure look beautiful!

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 03-18-2013, 04:26 PM
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We do as I also have one coming. Mine is a 27/52mm 2 Band in faux ivory. I will pick it up in Germany early April Cool
(03-18-2013, 03:52 PM)vocalistbob Wrote: Teiste - we'll HAVE to compare notes!

My order confirmation is #5...
(03-18-2013, 03:34 PM)vocalistbob Wrote: There is a new German brushmaker on the scene called Wiborg Shaving (wiborgshavingbrushes.com). Every picture on their site is of a specific brush - you click on the picture of the brush you want to buy. They have a limited inventory, but offer Boar, Pure, Silvertip, 2-Band and Manchurian knots.

The knots look very dense and well-shaped, but of course, they are only pictures. Here is the picture/description of the brush I bought (it should arrive here next week):

http://www.wiborgshavingbrushes.com/...b-shape-3.html

I may just be a sucker for a pretty face, but it sure looks like a very well-made brush. I admit that I don't like the oversize, over-elaborate script logo on the handle or the "Coat of Arms" insignia on the base of the handle, but the picture of the knot and the reasonable price convinced me to take a gamble on this newcomer.

How new is this company? They emailed me my order confirmation - my order number was "4".

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 03-18-2013, 05:01 PM
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  • ben74
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They sure look nice!

The company also describes Manchurian and HMW as the same grade of hair...

"The manchurian badger hair, also called high mountain badger hair, comes from animals that live in the mountain area in the northeast of China, where it can get very cold in the winter. The manchurian badger hair is a very strong and thick hair, at the same time it has also luxurious soft tips."

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 03-18-2013, 05:52 PM
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Can't wait to hear about these. The pictures and descriptions look good but it would be great to hear about them from our esteemed experts.
Thanks for the heads up about the manufacturer.

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 03-18-2013, 11:57 PM
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The fan shape 2-band brushes look fantastic! I'm looking forward to reviews from this new maker.

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 03-19-2013, 12:34 AM
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They do look tempting. The black chubby in two band looks almost good enough to eat.

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 03-19-2013, 02:30 AM
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Nice brushes, Bob - will await your thoughts and take on it.

Dislike the huge logo though Confused

But sounds like high quality brushes, and named after a very Danish city - Viborg Cool

The owner maybe is from Viborg Biggrin

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 03-19-2013, 02:34 AM
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The handles look awesome, much prettier and nicer than WSP, for example...

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 03-19-2013, 04:28 AM
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Very cool looking handles indeed. Their material selection is unique and I like that.

One thing that's driving me crazy though, is that several of the knots on that page are set fairly crooked. I'm a big attention to detail guy so that would drive me nuts.

I'm very interested to hear what you guys think of the hair grade when you get them!

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 03-19-2013, 04:35 AM
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Not a fan...look a little "overdone". Proof is in the pudding though and looking forward to reading the reviews.

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 03-19-2013, 05:52 AM
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(03-18-2013, 03:34 PM)vocalistbob Wrote: There is a new German brushmaker on the scene called Wiborg Shaving

Looks to me more like a small webshop and not like a brushmaker. I may be wrong, but l have the impression as if they are just buying knots and handles and simply glue them together. And even that looks like being far from perfect. At least it is not that, what I would define as a brushmaker. More a business model like Fido's "New Forest".

A real brushmaker making handles and knots in his own workshop is Sebastian Aulitzky, http://www.wunschpinsel.de

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 03-19-2013, 06:19 AM
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(03-19-2013, 05:52 AM)Elbe Wrote: Looks to me more like a small webshop and not like a brushmaker. I may be wrong, but l have the impression as if they are just buying knots and handles and simply glue them together. And even that looks like being far from perfect. At least it is not that, what I would define as a brushmaker. More a business model like Fido's "New Forest".
A real brushmaker making handles and knots in his own workshop is Sebastian Aulitzky, http://www.wunschpinsel.de

I would guess the same. They are not saying that they are a brushmaker. They are only saying that they are selling handmade brushes.

If you want to try an unknown brushmaker, Sebastian Aulitzky is an excellent choice. I have already seen a couple of custom brushes from him and they all looked very good. I haven't tried them yet but the dense 2-Band knots look fantastic and his wooden handles are very well made. Of course another brushmaker from Nürnberg.

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 03-19-2013, 06:51 AM
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The same thought occurred to me because there is no indication on their site that they actually MAKE their brushes.

Nonetheless, the fact that I was able to buy a brush that is similar in size and appearance (and hopefully, quality) to my Chubby 3 2-band for $207 was too tempting to pass up.

I am not expecting Simpson quality, but it could be a very good brush, regardless of whether they made it or bought it.

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