04-11-2013, 01:47 PM
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Try a muhle silvertip fibre v2 crag, you won't be disappointed.

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 04-19-2013, 09:19 AM
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Hello folks!

I was out for back surgery for a couple of weeks. I've returned, and am happy to see the interest among members in the new synths!

Jim S.

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 04-19-2013, 11:04 AM
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Jim, I hope all went well with the surgery.

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 04-21-2013, 06:37 AM
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Freddy,

I'm doing better than expected. Thanks for asking.

(04-19-2013, 11:04 AM)freddy Wrote: Jim, I hope all went well with the surgery.

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 04-23-2013, 04:48 AM
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Excellent article! I got my first Mühle STF v2 yesterday and I am very happy with it. A big step up from the BodyShop synthetic that I used to use...

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 04-23-2013, 11:28 AM
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(04-23-2013, 04:48 AM)Nenugal Wrote: Excellent article! I got my first Mühle STF v2 yesterday and I am very happy with it. A big step up from the BodyShop synthetic that I used to use...

Excellent! What size and handle/color did you choose?

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 04-23-2013, 12:10 PM
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(04-23-2013, 11:28 AM)Codfish Wrote:
(04-23-2013, 04:48 AM)Nenugal Wrote: Excellent article! I got my first Mühle STF v2 yesterday and I am very happy with it. A big step up from the BodyShop synthetic that I used to use...

Excellent! What size and handle/color did you choose?

I got the 33 K 252 - knot is 23 mm, with the beautiful faux horn version of the handle.

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 04-12-2014, 07:02 AM
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Thank you for the excellent and informative article. Cheers

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 12-26-2014, 12:08 AM
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I'm going to have to try the Gen. 4 Mühle V2 Silvertip Fibre brush as I find my Gen. 2 Parker synthetic performs very well for me. I don't have much to compare with, but it's certainly comparable to a couple of artisans' synthetic offerings.

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 12-26-2014, 10:50 AM
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I purchased a Plisson L'Occitane synthetic brush for only $30.00 and it has rapidly become one of my favorite brushes. Synthetics have come a very long way in just a few years, in my opinion.

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 12-26-2014, 03:42 PM
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I still cringe at the scene when Duston Hoffman hears "PLASTICS"! Every material has a social or
environmental pricetag. I would never own any ivory
post ban and if badgers came under unstustainable
pressure would cease buying immediately. I know
there is a animal welfare group in the UK that decry
their use; but no organization like Ducks or Trout
Unlimited.
So, with those concerns addressed I look at my CS.
It works, VERY well if differently but I am learning it's nuances and the advantages mentioned.
I initially returned to wetshaving to save money24
Some near intangible prejudices have 'lathered up' along
the way. I still dislike plastics for many reasons.
But I do like my CS.
"Mrs Robinson, you're trying to seduce me".

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 01-10-2015, 08:30 AM
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That Plisson is among the top for me also. I like it a little better than the Muhle, but I normally face lather. When I bowl lather I prefer the Muhle.

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 03-12-2015, 11:10 AM
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(03-24-2013, 10:26 AM)Codfish Wrote: Have Synthetic Brushes Come of Age?

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Thanks for the great article on synthetic brushes.

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 03-22-2015, 03:56 PM
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I tried one synthetic and never liked it much. Certainly they're more affordable, but I draw an analogy. I grew up with horses; know quite a bit about good tack leather. As hard as they may try and experiment with synthetic leather, for someone that is just an old fart, give me an old pair of broken in leather shoes. Same with boar and badger

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 03-23-2015, 06:33 AM
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If I want  perfect lather, fast and clean, I still go to my EJ 25mm Synthetic brush... and it is drying fast, no need for multiple brushes.

The fibres used are more like fishing line..and I know no fisherman who uses cat gut anymore..... Biggrin

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 03-24-2015, 02:41 PM
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(03-22-2015, 03:56 PM)PanchoVilla Wrote: I tried one synthetic and never liked it much. Certainly they're more affordable, but I draw an analogy. I grew up with horses; know quite a bit about good tack leather. As hard as they may try and experiment with synthetic leather, for someone that is just an old fart, give me an old pair of broken in leather shoes. Same with boar and badger

Oh Bob, you're no older in me.  Come on and join me in the 21st century.  Biggrin

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 03-28-2015, 05:21 PM
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Good review. I'm always open to trying new things. That's what keeps me sixty years young.

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 04-11-2015, 02:27 PM
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Thank you for this thread... Very helpful

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 04-11-2015, 07:42 PM
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(03-23-2015, 06:33 AM)Bibbelmann Wrote: If I want  perfect lather, fast and clean, I still go to my EJ 25mm Synthetic brush... and it is drying fast, no need for multiple brushes.

The fibres used are more like fishing line..and I know no fisherman who uses cat gut anymore..... Biggrin

Perhaps some wet-shavers are more discriminating that fish.  Sisi1

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