06-04-2013, 11:51 AM
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After reading Tieste's fine review of Shavemac's Finest fan knot brush http://shavenook.com/thread-shavemac-fin...aped-brush and then an equally fine review my Mike Perry of the same brush http://shavenook.com/thread-review-shave...r-fan-knot, I couldn't help myself...


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By the numbers it's a 23mm finest knot set at 50mm in a Blue Marble handle. Right out of the box, the knot seemed to be well packed with a similar density to my Simpson 58 in Best, but not as dense as my Truefitt & Hill 3/2 Silvertip. More importantly it felt wonderfully soft against my face while still dry.

As I was admiring the brush, I was surprised to notice what looked like a dark line running vertically along the handle.


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Turns out that the backside of the brush handle was completely a different finish, a solid, very dark blue. I was a little bit surprised, as I had assumed that the brush handle would be consistent in finish on all sides.


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Yet if I really liked the front blue marble finish, it's really the knot, how it lathers and how it feels that I"m interested in. Here is where this brush really excels.


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An easy Mitchell's Wool Fat lather in a Dirty Bird 1.5 scuttle. The latherful Shavemac finest feels is super soft on my face, holds plenty of lather, and easily releases it. In short this is a nice mixture of density, backbone, softness and good flow thru.
I think that the fan shape is simply fantastic for this brush.


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Finally the fan shaped knot blooms nicely, adding to the great face feel.


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 06-04-2013, 12:53 PM
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  • Elbe
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Nice! Enjoy this beautiful brush!

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 06-04-2013, 01:05 PM
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Very nice brush Cool

You have to alter your auto focus in the first 3 pics, the background is in focus Tongue

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 06-04-2013, 01:12 PM
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  • Howler
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Enjoy the beautiful brush

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 06-04-2013, 01:55 PM
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Thanks Claus. I'll have to play with camera a little bit more.

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 06-04-2013, 02:00 PM
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Very nice! Thanks for sharing, Robert. And for showing us the dark side of...your brush.

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 06-04-2013, 02:22 PM
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  • TRBeck
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Shavemac Finest is the mutt's nuts. Very nice brush. Congrats on the acquisition.

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 06-04-2013, 03:24 PM
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Very nice brush. That blue is really good looking.

Enjoy!

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 06-04-2013, 06:53 PM
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One of the few brushes I regret selling is my shavemac 177 finest.

That blue fan is beautiful- enjoy your new brush!

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 06-04-2013, 07:50 PM
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Hi redrako,

Very nice! Congrats; it looks stellar. Biggrin

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 06-04-2013, 09:26 PM
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Great looking brush, Robert and enjoy it!Biggrin

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 06-08-2013, 11:35 AM
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  • tsimmns
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This is one beautiful brush. While so far I only use boars, I might need to look into this badger brush.

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 06-09-2013, 01:45 AM
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Beautiful brush!

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 06-10-2013, 08:10 AM
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  • TRBeck
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Just wanted to follow up on this and say that Shavemac Finest really is my favorite badger hair. I have used a wide variety, including the higher-end Shavemac hair, but in the end, I prefer the Finest's combination of flow-through, backbone, and facefeel. The price makes it even more attractive. Well-chosen brush.

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