04-16-2013, 08:10 AM
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Yesterday I received my 5th brush from Wet Shaving Products. This one is a Stubby model so it's extra dense. The hair is the highest quality 2-band called SuperFine and the knot dimensions are 26/52.

Pre-Bloom

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Density:
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Lathered up

After 1st Pass:
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After 2nd Pass:
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After touch-ups; lather squeezed out:
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Bloom

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Once again WSP is bringing amazing quality. Not a single black inclusion in this knot. Super soft tips (though the tips aren't as white as my Monarch SuperFine) with a very nice and enjoyable amount of added backbone. The density is great on this brush but it doesn't hog the lather at all. The handle is a resin handle and feels very nice in the hand while looking amazing too. Well balanced and with a nice comfortable heft to it.

Edit: Soap used was the new Fougère from MdC; loaded 20s on damp but not dripping brush. A little bit of water came out when squeezing the lather out so I'll need to shake some more out next time.

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 04-16-2013, 08:37 AM
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  • Attila
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Thanks for the review. I agree. WSP does make excellent products. I love my 26 mm Superfine with a Rudy Vey handle. The performance of it is outstanding.

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 04-16-2013, 09:42 AM
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beautiful brush!

any idea how the tips and backbone compare to the 2 bands from Simpsons, Rooney, and Shavemac?

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 04-16-2013, 09:46 AM
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(04-16-2013, 09:42 AM)tm3 Wrote: beautiful brush!

any idea how the tips and backbone compare to the 2 bands from Simpsons, Rooney, and Shavemac?

Sadly no, I've not used any 2-bands from those manufacturers.

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 04-16-2013, 09:48 AM
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(04-16-2013, 09:46 AM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(04-16-2013, 09:42 AM)tm3 Wrote: beautiful brush!

any idea how the tips and backbone compare to the 2 bands from Simpsons, Rooney, and Shavemac?

Sadly no, I've not used any 2-bands from those manufacturers.

I was going to ask the same thing. I'm curious how the brush hair compares to that of the Simpsons Manchurians.

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 04-16-2013, 10:04 AM
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  • tgutc
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Thanks for the review. It's a beautiful brush and seems right up my alley. I like the fact it's a very dense 2 Band that doesn't hog lather.

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 04-16-2013, 10:06 AM
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  • blzrfn
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Can you feel the glue bump in the knot above the handle? That brush holds form so well and this usually indicates a glue bump that protrudes slightly higher than the handle. If not the density must be unbelievable, which looking at the photo of the knot is actually believable.

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 04-16-2013, 10:08 AM
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(04-16-2013, 10:06 AM)blzrfn Wrote: Can you feel the glue bump in the knot above the handle? That brush holds form so well and this usually indicates a glue bump that protrudes slightly higher than the handle. If not the density must be unbelievable, which looking at the photo of the knot is actually believable.

You can NOT feel a glue bump in this brush. My only WSP brush in which the blue bump is detectable is the low end black badger.

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 04-16-2013, 11:05 AM
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(04-16-2013, 08:10 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Once again WSP is brining amazing quality. Not a single black inclusion in this knot. Super soft tips (though the tips aren't as white as my Monarch SuperFine) with a very nice and enjoyable amount of added backbone. The density is great on this brush but it doesn't hog the lather at all. The handle is a resin handle and feels very nice in the hand while looking amazing too. Well balanced and with a nice comfortable heft to it.
Awesome Review!

Any chance you can do a side by side with other WSP brushes so we can see the relatives size? I have a WSP Prince and I am consider another WSP brush and I would like to see how they compare.

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 04-16-2013, 11:31 AM
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Brian, thanks for the wonderful review. You've completely did me in! Everything about this brush is so up my alley, from that plush looking 2 band knot, to its gorgeous hybrid shape and that oh so classic and elegant handle style! I don't think I'm capable of resisting too much lonnger.. ugghh..

(04-16-2013, 09:46 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: t
(04-16-2013, 09:42 AM)tm3 Wrote: beautiful brush!

any idea how the tips and backbone compare to the 2 bands from Simpsons, Rooney, and Shavemac?

Sadly no, I've not used any 2-bands from those manufacturers.

What? Looks like we going to have to change that Brian. Im sending you my Duke 3 in 2 Band to compare and share your thoughts on the differences because, I for one would certainly like to know.. PM incoming..

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 04-16-2013, 11:52 AM
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(04-16-2013, 11:05 AM)jcall1975 Wrote:
(04-16-2013, 08:10 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Once again WSP is brining amazing quality. Not a single black inclusion in this knot. Super soft tips (though the tips aren't as white as my Monarch SuperFine) with a very nice and enjoyable amount of added backbone. The density is great on this brush but it doesn't hog the lather at all. The handle is a resin handle and feels very nice in the hand while looking amazing too. Well balanced and with a nice comfortable heft to it.
Awesome Review!

Any chance you can do a side by side with other WSP brushes so we can see the relatives size? I have a WSP Prince and I am consider another WSP brush and I would like to see how they compare.

I'd be happy to do that. Unfortunately I don't own the Prince range. I can compare to the WSP Monarch and shavemac TSN'13 Beehive. Will that be of help to you?



(04-16-2013, 11:31 AM)Bravado13 Wrote: Brian, thanks for the wonderful review. You've completely did me in! Everything about this brush is so up my alley, from that plush looking 2 band knot, to its gorgeous hybrid shape and that oh so classic and elegant handle style! I don't think I'm capable of resisting too much lonnger.. ugghh..

(04-16-2013, 09:46 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: t
(04-16-2013, 09:42 AM)tm3 Wrote: beautiful brush!

any idea how the tips and backbone compare to the 2 bands from Simpsons, Rooney, and Shavemac?

Sadly no, I've not used any 2-bands from those manufacturers.

What? Looks like we going to have to change that Brian. Im sending you my Duke 3 in 2 Band to compare and share your thoughts on the differences because, I for one would certainly like to know.. PM incoming..

PM received and offer humbly accepted. I look forward to comparing this WSP 2-band brush to a Simpson 2-band & possibly even a Thater 2-band. Rick, thank you so much for such a generous offer. Thumbup

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 04-16-2013, 12:56 PM
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(04-16-2013, 11:52 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: PM received and offer humbly accepted. I look forward to comparing this WSP 2-band brush to a Simpson 2-band & possibly even a Thater 2-band. Rick, thank you so much for such a generous offer. Thumbup

Again, this is truly my pleasure Brian and yes, my beloved Thater 2 Band Stubby will be included. Wink Enjoy and just please take good care of my babies. Blush

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 04-16-2013, 02:45 PM
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(04-16-2013, 09:42 AM)tm3 Wrote: beautiful brush!

any idea how the tips and backbone compare to the 2 bands from Simpsons, Rooney, and Shavemac?

* The WSP Stubby 2-band is not much different to the ones you have mentioned. i find it very close to the others and a great value for what you get; 26mm dense knot with very, very soft tips. i would highly recommend it as well as the other brushes.
i have a Chubby 2 2-band and had the Rooney Heritage Stubbys 1, 2, & 3 XLs and this brush is very nice and a real bargain.

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 04-16-2013, 02:53 PM
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Celestino, thank you for chiming in here. I was hoping you would as I know of your experience with all of those highly regarded brushes. Thanks!

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 04-16-2013, 05:08 PM
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(04-16-2013, 02:45 PM)celestino Wrote: * The WSP Stubby 2-band is not much different to the ones you have mentioned. i find it very close to the others...

So Celestino, since this brush is not much different then some of the same ones I also happen to own, are you saying I dont "need" this brush?? Biggrin

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 04-16-2013, 06:35 PM
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(04-16-2013, 11:05 AM)jcall1975 Wrote: Awesome Review!

Any chance you can do a side by side with other WSP brushes so we can see the relatives size? I have a WSP Prince and I am consider another WSP brush and I would like to see how they compare.

Here are some comparison shots...

The Brushes: Elite7, shavemac TSN'13, WSP Stubby SuperFine, WSP Monarch SuperFine
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The SuperFines:
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Elite7 Scarlett:
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Muhle 21mm STF:
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shavemac TSN'13:
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SuperFine Density: Stubby (left) vs Monarch (right)
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 04-16-2013, 06:38 PM
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  • tsimmns
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Beautiful brush

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 04-16-2013, 07:17 PM
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Very nice Brian, I know many have been waiting for this brush to finally release and it is a beaut!

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 04-16-2013, 07:20 PM
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(04-16-2013, 05:08 PM)Bravado13 Wrote:
(04-16-2013, 02:45 PM)celestino Wrote: * The WSP Stubby 2-band is not much different to the ones you have mentioned. i find it very close to the others...

So Celestino, since this brush is not much different then some of the same ones I also happen to own, are you saying I dont "need" this brush?? Biggrin

* Enrique, not at all, my friend. You should get it to compare it to your other brushes, yourself! Don't take my word for it.
Enjoy the brush and let me know what you think! Biggrin

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 04-16-2013, 07:23 PM
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Celestino thank you very much for your comments.

Looks like some other comparos are imminent and will be interesting.

I don't know about performance but the Monarch wins on looks in my book.

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