05-14-2013, 06:41 PM
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  • vpayne
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I'm hoping some experienced shavers can save me some time by telling me which badger brushes have the strongest backbone. I am currently looking at Shavemac D01 2 band. Is anything equal or have greater backbone? (Face lathering only.)
How about the Rooney 2XL?
Thanks fellers,
Vic

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 05-14-2013, 06:45 PM
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I like the Semogue SOC 2band...excellent with hard soaps and have a fantastic backbone.

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 05-14-2013, 07:06 PM
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  • ben74
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No need to look any further, the Shavemac D01 2 band is the answer.

The only brush with more backbone is this one...

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 05-14-2013, 07:13 PM
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  • MickToley
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Ben, looks like that would give some serious facial exfoliation. Laughing1

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 05-14-2013, 07:53 PM
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  • Lradke
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+1 on Ben's brush above. Wink

The SOC badger is nice and offers great backbone, but my Manchurian Colonel has way better backbone than the Semogue and is much softer to boot.

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 05-14-2013, 08:03 PM
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Yes Luke, the Simpsons Manchurian have the strongest individual hairs around, but collectively as a knot are much more yielding. The extreme density and short loft of the Shavemac D01 2 band provides an impenetrable wall of badger IMO. These two examples highlight the impact knot specifications has on the resulting feel and performance of a brush...

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 05-14-2013, 08:59 PM
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That's good to know! Thanks. Smile

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 05-15-2013, 04:24 AM
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The Shavemac 2 Band has the most backbone I've ever used. One thing to keep in mind though is the flow through sucks.

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 05-15-2013, 04:44 AM
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(05-15-2013, 04:24 AM)tgutc Wrote: The Shavemac 2 Band has the most backbone I've ever used. One thing to keep in mind though is the flow through sucks.

Yes it does! So does the feel against the face IMO too...

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 05-15-2013, 06:41 AM
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I have to agree will all the opinions expressed thus far regarding the Shavemac D01 2-band.
- it has the densest, firmest backbone knot of all my brushes ... scary, really. Scared
- flow through and lather release is challenging with these brushes
- facial feel is not comforting
I like a firm backbone on my brush, but beyond a certain point, it becomes too much ...

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 05-15-2013, 08:38 AM
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Some people may laugh but I think the Simpsons wee scot has a good backbone. It works really well with hard soaps.

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 05-15-2013, 09:41 AM
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Reading all of this I am glad I never got one...
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(05-15-2013, 06:41 AM)Agravic Wrote: I have to agree will all the opinions expressed thus far regarding the Shavemac D01 2-band.
- it has the densest, firmest backbone knot of all my brushes ... scary, really. Scared
- flow through and lather release is challenging with these brushes
- facial feel is not comforting
I like a firm backbone on my brush, but beyond a certain point, it becomes too much ...

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 05-15-2013, 12:00 PM
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(05-15-2013, 09:41 AM)German Wrote: Reading all of this I am glad I never got one...
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(05-15-2013, 06:41 AM)Agravic Wrote: I have to agree will all the opinions expressed thus far regarding the Shavemac D01 2-band.
- it has the densest, firmest backbone knot of all my brushes ... scary, really. Scared
- flow through and lather release is challenging with these brushes
- facial feel is not comforting
I like a firm backbone on my brush, but beyond a certain point, it becomes too much ...

Hi German and All,

Just to double check the Shavemac "D01 Two Band" you all are talking about, it is not the same as the "D01 Silvertip" correct?

And if it isn't the same, does the D01 Silvertip suffer from the same issues / complaints that everyone's talking about here? (flow through, too much backbone, too dense, etc.?)

Thanks!

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 05-15-2013, 01:29 PM
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(05-14-2013, 07:06 PM)ben74 Wrote: No need to look any further, the Shavemac D01 2 band is the answer.

+1
In my opinion, absolutely the Shavemac D01 2-band Bulb.
My 26x50 D01 2-band has a truly incredible backbone...

I have on the fast no other pic. The one with the white pearl look is it...

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 05-15-2013, 02:50 PM
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Yes, correct: D01 Silvertip is a different grade than the D01 2 Band that is characterized below. Many folks think the D01 Silvertip is the "best" hair grade shavemac has to offer, great backbone with still soft tips. It is pretty dense though. Hence, if you want very soft tips and a medium dense brush you are probably better served with shavemac's regular Silvertip.
(05-15-2013, 12:00 PM)shave_knight Wrote:
(05-15-2013, 09:41 AM)German Wrote: Reading all of this I am glad I never got one...
Biggrin
(05-15-2013, 06:41 AM)Agravic Wrote: I have to agree will all the opinions expressed thus far regarding the Shavemac D01 2-band.
- it has the densest, firmest backbone knot of all my brushes ... scary, really. Scared
- flow through and lather release is challenging with these brushes
- facial feel is not comforting
I like a firm backbone on my brush, but beyond a certain point, it becomes too much ...

Hi German and All,

Just to double check the Shavemac "D01 Two Band" you all are talking about, it is not the same as the "D01 Silvertip" correct?

And if it isn't the same, does the D01 Silvertip suffer from the same issues / complaints that everyone's talking about here? (flow through, too much backbone, too dense, etc.?)

Thanks!

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 05-15-2013, 05:51 PM
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  • ben74
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Have a read of this thread, it documents the efforts Ted undertook to "tame" his D01 2 band...

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 05-16-2013, 07:39 PM
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  • vpayne
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Thanks gents. I'm thinking I will look for a Shavemac D01 2 band fan around 23x46mm and see what happens (face lathering). It would be nice to find one slightly used.
Vic

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 05-18-2013, 05:26 PM
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  • DaveL
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I have to agree with the D01 2 Band. I recently acquired one and it's ridiculously stiff.

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