05-11-2013, 08:08 AM
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Hello all,

This is a very interesting article about how good the artificial brushes have become! Many years ago I used a (cheap) boar brush. Now I have a silvertip which is at least
12 years old, but functions flawless, because it was not used
for a very long period(I used the Fusion system for many years)Now I was Lucky, to rediscover DE shaving and I am very curious about the synthetic brushes. I am planning to buy a Mühle. Eric from Barbiere told me, there is also a good one from Omega. (46151)
Anybody here has a better idea? I value your ideas!
Thanks,

Frans

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 05-11-2013, 10:09 AM
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(05-11-2013, 08:08 AM)Frans Wrote: Hello all,

This is a very interesting article about how good the artificial brushes have become! Many years ago I used a (cheap) boar brush. Now I have a silvertip which is at least
12 years old, but functions flawless, because it was not used
for a very long period(I used the Fusion system for many years)Now I was Lucky, to rediscover DE shaving and I am very curious about the synthetic brushes. I am planning to buy a Mühle. Eric from Barbiere told me, there is also a good one from Omega. (46151)
Anybody here has a better idea? I value your ideas!
Thanks,

Frans

Hi Frans,

Yes, we have some very knowledgeable Brush veterans here. Smile Thanks to them, we've all been learning more about the Synthetics. Here are 3 useful threads (in this sub-forum).

Overview - Awesome thread.
http://shavenook.com/thread-synthetics-o...nformation

Muhle V2
http://shavenook.com/thread-muhle-silver...ng-brushes

Kent Silvertex
http://shavenook.com/thread-kent-synthet...-silvertex


There are many others as well! Just browse and enjoy! Biggrin

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 05-11-2013, 11:34 AM
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(05-11-2013, 10:09 AM)shave_knight Wrote:
(05-11-2013, 08:08 AM)Frans Wrote: Hello all,

This is a very interesting article about how good the artificial brushes have become! Many years ago I used a (cheap) boar brush. Now I have a silvertip which is at least
12 years old, but functions flawless, because it was not used
for a very long period(I used the Fusion system for many years)Now I was Lucky, to rediscover DE shaving and I am very curious about the synthetic brushes. I am planning to buy a Mühle. Eric from Barbiere told me, there is also a good one from Omega. (46151)
Anybody here has a better idea? I value your ideas!
Thanks,

Frans

Hi Frans,

Yes, we have some very knowledgeable Brush veterans here. Smile Thanks to them, we've all been learning more about the Synthetics. Here are 3 useful threads (in this sub-forum).

Overview - Awesome thread.
http://shavenook.com/thread-synthetics-o...nformation

Muhle V2
http://shavenook.com/thread-muhle-silver...ng-brushes

Kent Silvertex
http://shavenook.com/thread-kent-synthet...-silvertex


There are many others as well! Just browse and enjoy! Biggrin

Good evening Shave Knight,

Thanks for sending me the links. I have read them all and for me, there is one conclusion left: Mühle V2 series. (23 mm)
I'm going to order it this evening.
Thanks for your trouble,

Have a nice day,

Kind regards,

Frans

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 05-11-2013, 12:10 PM
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Frans, as one of the writers of the articles that shave_knight quoted, I can say that I think you have something really good in store for you when you start using that Muhle V2 23 mm.

Enjoy!

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 05-12-2013, 12:16 AM
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(05-11-2013, 12:10 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: Frans, as one of the writers of the articles that shave_knight quoted, I can say that I think you have something really good in store for you when you start using that Muhle V2 23 mm.

Enjoy!

Thank you GD, I will enjoy this brush a lot!

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 05-12-2013, 09:55 AM
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(05-11-2013, 12:10 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: Frans, as one of the writers of the articles that shave_knight quoted, I can say that I think you have something really good in store for you when you start using that Muhle V2 23 mm.

Enjoy!
Hello GD,
This happened today: I was reading the articles again and got
interested in the Kent also...So, I looked for it and found it at Amazon for 10 pounds. Couldn't resist it for that money.
So, the Kent will arrive first haha. The Mühle I will get it a bit later on.
Yesterday I bought a brush (which turned out to be a Hans Baier real badger) at the local drugstore. Used it today.
It lost a few hairs and is not very soft.... but useable.
For 17 euros with a stand and a Gillette Mach3 handle, I think I can cope with it..

Kind regards,

Frans

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 05-12-2013, 11:19 AM
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(05-12-2013, 09:55 AM)Frans Wrote:
(05-11-2013, 12:10 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: Frans, as one of the writers of the articles that shave_knight quoted, I can say that I think you have something really good in store for you when you start using that Muhle V2 23 mm.

Enjoy!
Hello GD,
This happened today: I was reading the articles again and got
interested in the Kent also...So, I looked for it and found it at Amazon for 10 pounds. Couldn't resist it for that money.
So, the Kent will arrive first haha. The Mühle I will get it a bit later on.
Yesterday I bought a brush (which turned out to be a Hans Baier real badger) at the local drugstore. Used it today.
It lost a few hairs and is not very soft.... but useable.
For 17 euros with a stand and a Gillette Mach3 handle, I think I can cope with it..

Kind regards,

Frans

I think you will enjoy that one as well. Good primer for the Muhle! Biggrin

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 05-12-2013, 12:49 PM
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(05-12-2013, 11:19 AM)GDCarrington Wrote:
(05-12-2013, 09:55 AM)Frans Wrote:
(05-11-2013, 12:10 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: Frans, as one of the writers of the articles that shave_knight quoted, I can say that I think you have something really good in store for you when you start using that Muhle V2 23 mm.

Enjoy!
Hello GD,
This happened today: I was reading the articles again and got
interested in the Kent also...So, I looked for it and found it at Amazon for 10 pounds. Couldn't resist it for that money.
So, the Kent will arrive first haha. The Mühle I will get it a bit later on.
Yesterday I bought a brush (which turned out to be a Hans Baier real badger) at the local drugstore. Used it today.
It lost a few hairs and is not very soft.... but useable.
For 17 euros with a stand and a Gillette Mach3 handle, I think I can cope with it..

Kind regards,

Frans

I think you will enjoy that one as well. Good primer for the Muhle! Biggrin

Hello, I will give it a try and buy the Mühle later...

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 05-21-2013, 02:10 AM
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(05-12-2013, 12:49 PM)Frans Wrote:
(05-12-2013, 11:19 AM)GDCarrington Wrote:
(05-12-2013, 09:55 AM)Frans Wrote: Hello GD,
This happened today: I was reading the articles again and got
interested in the Kent also...So, I looked for it and found it at Amazon for 10 pounds. Couldn't resist it for that money.
So, the Kent will arrive first haha. The Mühle I will get it a bit later on.
Yesterday I bought a brush (which turned out to be a Hans Baier real badger) at the local drugstore. Used it today.
It lost a few hairs and is not very soft.... but useable.
For 17 euros with a stand and a Gillette Mach3 handle, I think I can cope with it..

Kind regards,

Frans

I think you will enjoy that one as well. Good primer for the Muhle! Biggrin

Hello, I will give it a try and buy the Mühle later...

Hello GD,

Yesterday I tried the Kent for the second time with the Barbiere di Figaro Raffinato soap. I think, it is a bit small, but workable. The lather is a bit different from
what I get with the Silvertip brush. It seems more dense.
Anyway, I will try it again today and wait for the Mühle to arrive. I will make another comparison then.
Kind regards,

Frans

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 05-23-2013, 05:08 AM
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Hello,

Today, my Mühle synthetic 23mm brush arrived. After washing it in baby shampoo, I used it for the first time. Before I did, I compared it (dry) to the Kent synthetic. It seems, the hairs in the Kent have a bit more "nylon/ plastic" look on them. As I remarked earlier, the lather with the Kent is a bit more dense (stiff if you like).As the knot is smaller, it takes more effort to build up lather compared to the Muhle.The Mühle is a great performer. But, I will have to get used to it a few days, because it it different from my Hans Baier silvertip. Between the Kent and the Mühle, I would say, the Kent will do very well for travelling and the Mühle for use next to the Baier.

Regards,

Frans

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 05-23-2013, 09:22 AM
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[Image: Cs3KVA5.jpg]

Hello all,

This is the first picture I try to post. Hopefully it will work. The picture shows the Mühle and Kent brushes together.

Frans

(05-23-2013, 09:22 AM)Frans Wrote: [Image: Cs3KVA5.jpg]

Hello all,

This is the first picture I try to post. Hopefully it will work. The picture shows the Mühle and Kent brushes together.

Frans
Sorry, the picture was straight in my system. I will try to figure out, why it went wrong haha...

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