04-04-2013, 03:25 AM
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Well, it seems that Kent is joining the club, and launched a new series of "Silvertex shaving brushes"...

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Anyone has any experience with these...?

Kent Silvertex brushes

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 04-04-2013, 03:28 AM
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I put one in the basket and was going to order one but $15 shipping kills it for me. The price before shipping is good.

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 04-04-2013, 03:28 AM
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Interesting news Emanuel!

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 04-04-2013, 03:39 AM
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Ordered one off eBay UK. It was $25 or so shipped. Since it's a Buy it Now, I'll post the link
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kent-Infinity-...5866983%26

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 04-04-2013, 04:10 AM
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Please keep us posted on how well (or not) the brush works for you

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 04-04-2013, 04:16 AM
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I wonder what kind of fibre they're using? If possible could you compare it to a muhle silvertip fibre?Shy It certainly looks good.

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 04-04-2013, 04:18 AM
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The fibres look similar to me and it's just a bit more expensive than a FS Synthetic as well. I don't have any Muhle brushes now, but I'll be glad to let someone borrow it who does have a Muhle and can compare against it (no Muhle brushes for me at all). Once the Simpsons synthetics are up for sale, I'm going to purchase one of those as well. I have tried a Kent Badger brush and it was just a bit too floppy for me, but loved the handle.

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 04-04-2013, 04:38 AM
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Nothing about Silvertex Synthetic brushes on the Kent website... ?

And the logo is missing the black border around the word Kent (which is featured on all the badger and bristle brushes pictured on Kent's website).... ?

EDIT: After further viewing, I've noticed the Travel range of Kent brushes feature the same borderless logo!

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 04-04-2013, 05:14 AM
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Is it snide?Huh

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 04-04-2013, 05:44 AM
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very interesting ... the knot pictured looks to be a 'newer generation' to my admittedly untrained eyes ... Undecided

I look forward to seeing preliminary reviews

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 04-04-2013, 05:51 AM
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Dave, we are all eagerly awaiting your review. Biggrin

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 04-04-2013, 07:02 AM
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(04-04-2013, 05:51 AM)ben74 Wrote: Dave, we are all eagerly awaiting your review. Biggrin

What he said! Thumbup

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 04-04-2013, 08:58 PM
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Very interesting, thanks for sharing. It does seem all the big makers are jumping on board the synthetic train, the apparent future of shaving brushes... I am still a non believer when it comes to synthetics, but I have yet to try the Mühle silvertip fibre and the Simpsons. I am excited to see what these new synthetics bring to the table. We shall see!

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 04-04-2013, 09:40 PM
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Interesting!!!

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 04-04-2013, 10:17 PM
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Great spot!

I've just ordered one from Modern Man. £10.95 delivered Smile

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 04-04-2013, 11:38 PM
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(04-04-2013, 10:17 PM)Dipesh Wrote: Great spot!

I've just ordered one from Modern Man. £10.95 delivered Smile

Perhaps the best option for the ones that live in Europe. They have Free standard Delivery all over Europe Wink

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 04-04-2013, 11:38 PM
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Keep us posted on its performance Dipesh. It looks nice for £11.

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 04-05-2013, 12:30 AM
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Good find gents and a good price at MM, Dipesh. Thanks!

High hopes for this even at £11. Biggrin

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 04-07-2013, 04:46 PM
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I have one coming in hopefully in the next week or so.

Looks interesting.

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 04-10-2013, 12:31 PM
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Mine just arrived and I've just gave it a go.

I am very impressed!

Compared to my Muhle v1 synthetic, it's much softer at the tips. Works just as well, a lather machine. This is what the v2 fibre is like?

Only down side is that the Kent logo is a little patchy.

It also comes with a lifetime warranty which is nice to have.

At £10.95 delivered, its blown Muhle and any other synthetic brushes out of the water IMO.

I love the construction if Kent brushes but never liked the floppy knots. This has finally sorted that out. I hope they make these in other sizes. I will be ordering another for my travel tube next month.

Pictures can say more than a 1000 words:

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Money shot:

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The above was after I loaded the brush a quarter of the amount I usually would using Valobra menthol.

A must have in anyone's den!

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