04-21-2013, 01:03 PM
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  • Teiste
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In this video I use the new Muhle Silvertip Fibre brushes and show how easy is to make lather with them.

In the first segment , I use the 25 mm knot Silvertip Fibre brush and the Martin de Candre Fougere shaving soap.

In the second segment I use the 23 mm knot Silvertip Fibre brush and the Taylor of Old Bond Street St James Luxury shaving cream.

In the third segment I use the 21 mm knot Silvertip Fibre brush and the Geo F Trumper Eucris shaving soap.

In the fourth segment I use the 19 mm knot Silvertip Fibre brush and the new LEA shaving stick.

As you can see , making lather was never so easy , and these brushes perform superb , even with "difficult" shaving soaps , like the Trumper Eucris one.

Very well done , Muhle !

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 04-21-2013, 01:16 PM
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Great video T.

I need to get the v2 fibre's into my collection.

How much pressure are you applying to get the brush to splay? I've owned a v1 Muhle 21mm and the new Kent and they need a fair bit. The 25mm Muhle doesn't look like it needs much. Same with the 23mm but the smaller brushes look like they need quite a lot. Is this the case?

Thanks again for a cracking video!

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 04-21-2013, 01:42 PM
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  • tgutc
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Great video! They look like very good brushes. One of these days I will have to break down and get one.

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 04-21-2013, 02:03 PM
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This is a very good compilation showing the performance of the new Mühle synthetics. Thanks for putting this together Teiste.

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 04-21-2013, 02:11 PM
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In this demonstration Teiste reveals one of the great strengths of synthetics. You can use circular motions without issue because the fibers are thicker and stronger than natural hair.

For those who are new to traditional shaving this video also displays that you need to spend some time in the lather build up phase. That is what makes the hairs stand up and the razor more efficient in cutting.

Excellent video compilation my friend.

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 04-21-2013, 02:29 PM
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Teiste, how is the backbone on the 25mm brush? It seems to splay quite a bit.

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 04-21-2013, 02:33 PM
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Jupiter. Nice!

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 04-21-2013, 04:58 PM
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Is your brush splayed out in the middle while you lather - making a hollow cone in the center?

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 04-21-2013, 05:16 PM
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Awesome video!

1. It's always awesome to see shave sticks turn magically into lather, hehe

2. Seeing each size in action makes me think I might be just fine with a 19mm, which is good on the wallet!

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 04-21-2013, 08:12 PM
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Great video, and you taught me a thing or two about how to approach shave sticks, so thank you!

After watching that 21mm with the Eucris, I'm impressed. Hopefully Connaught will get the ivory one back in stock so I can see for myself.

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 04-21-2013, 08:51 PM
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Mano, great video and it is good to see you, again, and i hope you are well!

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 04-21-2013, 09:13 PM
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  • Teiste
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Thank you for the comments , gentlemen.I thought than a video will be better than 4 of my reviews of these brushes , so I hope you can clearly see how good the Muhle Silvertip Fibre brushes perform.


(04-21-2013, 01:16 PM)Dipesh Wrote: Great video T.

I need to get the v2 fibre's into my collection.

How much pressure are you applying to get the brush to splay? I've owned a v1 Muhle 21mm and the new Kent and they need a fair bit. The 25mm Muhle doesn't look like it needs much. Same with the 23mm but the smaller brushes look like they need quite a lot. Is this the case?

Thanks again for a cracking video!

My friend , no.Maybe the 19 mm one , but not the 21 mm one.Im looking forward to get the Kent and compare it with the Muhles 21 mm knots , both the v 1.0 and the 2.0.Im sure this is going to be interesting , since I believe Kent is not using the same synthetic fibre than Muhle.

(04-21-2013, 02:29 PM)squatzilla801 Wrote: Teiste, how is the backbone on the 25mm brush? It seems to splay quite a bit.

It has a good backbone , better than I was expecting.However , its not a two band brush , thats for sure.

(04-21-2013, 02:33 PM)RobE Wrote: Jupiter. Nice!

Love it since I was a teen.Glad you like it too !

(04-21-2013, 04:58 PM)yellafella321 Wrote: Is your brush splayed out in the middle while you lather - making a hollow cone in the center?

mmmmm, I think I have only seen that happened once with the 19mm one , and I assume it was because I used too much water and the knot not having as much fibre as the other brushes.Ill check it out again and let you know.

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 04-21-2013, 10:04 PM
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I think your right T. Kent's fibre looks very dark at the tips but I look forward to hearing what you think.

It looks like the Kent behaves like the 2 smaller Muhle's.

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 04-21-2013, 10:09 PM
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Hi Teiste,

Nice video. Thanks for showing off the different brushes. Smile

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 04-22-2013, 07:25 AM
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Sure, right after SWMBO says no more brushes you have to go and post the excellent video...

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 04-22-2013, 07:34 AM
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  • Agravic
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Teiste, thank you for providing this helpful video! Looks like I need to practice a little more with my synthetics to get better results! Smile

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 04-22-2013, 03:28 PM
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  • ben74
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Great video Teiste! I've got a new Omega synthetic on the way from Phil (just for fun), but those Muhle's seem to perform admirably...

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 04-22-2013, 03:53 PM
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Holy smokes! The Lea just exploded on the left side of your face!

The 25 splays out so far it covers one full side of your face


Posted from somewhere east of Montauk

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 04-22-2013, 04:39 PM
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Very nice video. I don't have a synthetic yet but this video shows how great they are at creating lather.

I do notice that we are judging synthetics somewhat differently than badger. If a badger brush showed as much splay as these synthetics, some of us might consider that a negative factor and suggest it lacked backbone.

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 04-22-2013, 04:47 PM
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  • Teiste
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(04-22-2013, 04:39 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Very nice video. I don't have a synthetic yet but this video shows how great they are at creating lather.

I do notice that we are judging synthetics somewhat differently than badger. If a badger brush showed as much splay as these synthetics, some of us might consider that a negative factor and suggest it lacked backbone.

Well , I don't think that synthetics will ever "behave" like a real badger hair brush.However , I feel that some fibre are getting closer to the real thing.I dont think that these synthetics lack backbone , but again , I do like 3 band badger more than the 2 band badger hair and I prefer a good combo/amount of backbone and flow.

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