06-15-2013, 10:17 AM
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Little changes sometimes make great differences to me. Like in the case of my new Wiborg shaving brushes, which have just arrived here in Amsterdam.

The old logo has really withheld me of considering these brushes for purchase. To each his own, and it certainly had its charms - but for me it had no place on the handle of a 150 euro shave brush. So when I was notified that there was a new batch of Wiborgs on their site, and that the logo had been simplified I took the plunge.

Aesthetics sure have improved. The new logo is pure and minimalist - I think it is perfect. It is modern yet fits the tradition and I hope Wiborg keep it that way. And as Gary Carrington has noted, it does now allow us to see how beautiful these brushes really are.

Let's see what has landed:

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Two big 30 mm chubby German shave brushes of very high quality.

One is in faux tortoise, and comes with a 30 * 51 bulb knot.

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It is a very good looking brush, with great ergonomics. These are my first big brushes, but I can already tell they are more comfortable to hold than I expected.

It also has a very nice color, color depth and a great vertical pattern which I like.

As far as I can see, it is flawless.

The other is in an interesting faux horn:

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When it comes to faux horn, I usually act like an idiot. Some of you may remember last year's horn and tortoise pair of Simpson Emperors 3? In fact mr Mark Watterson had the hardest job in the world convincing me that the faux horn would be a keeper. Hard to imagine now! It is a stunning piece, one of my top favorites and an often used brush in an overcrowded den - now that I think of it I might own Mark an excuse for all the work he put into that sale!

Back to the Wiborg in faux horn. It is is less horn-ish than other horn I have seen, but it has a nice pattern and good colors, so I am happy to have it in my den.

The knot is one of the best I have ever seen, At 30*53 according to Wiborg, it is a bit loftier, and I am curious to learn whether that would make a big difference in use.

Both brushes are big, pretty dense two banders and I sure like how the knots are made.
First impressions are:

- More flexible and soft than shavemac D01 two band
- More backbone but firmer than the SOC in two band

So, there they are - my first chubby brushes!

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 06-15-2013, 10:25 AM
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Taking away the distraction of the earlier logos allows us to see how beautiful and well made these brushes are.

Wim, enjoy them!

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 06-15-2013, 10:54 AM
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  • Mouser
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  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
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I have no problems with either logos. I liked the old ones, they looked like something from an 1890's "Emporium" style. Anyway, someday I'll go ahead and get one of their fans.

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 06-15-2013, 10:58 AM
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I actually liked the old flashy logo, but I'm glad you enjoy your new brushes Biggrin

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 06-15-2013, 11:28 AM
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  • Codfish
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  • Connecticut Shoreline
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I agree that the new logo helps to feature the other aspects of the brush. But I do love the original style as well.

The faux tortoise and faux horn handles are exquisite! They would make a wonderful addition to any shave den. Congratulations, Wim!

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 06-15-2013, 01:22 PM
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Wim, the brushes look great! Enjoy.Biggrin

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 06-15-2013, 06:41 PM
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Those are very nice looking brushes. Congratulations.

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 06-15-2013, 07:18 PM
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  • Hanzo
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  • Oakland, California
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Accurate thinking Wim, the old logo looked tacky , the new classier. Those are beauties.

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 06-16-2013, 03:23 AM
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  • Elbe
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Really two nice brushes!

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 06-16-2013, 04:12 AM
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I haven't bought one yet although I seem to be weakening. I'd still like to know more about the knots they use. They look great but it would be nice to know the source for them.

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 06-16-2013, 07:40 AM
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I have no idea who or where their supplier is. All I care about is that my brush has a high-quality, very dense, beautifully-made 2-band knot that is, imho, in the same class as the best big-name brushes.

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 06-16-2013, 10:17 AM
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Lovely Wiborg's you have there. Chubby and great looking, enjoy! Ymmv of course regardng the logo... I prefer the original.

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 06-16-2013, 10:40 AM
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They look fantastic.

What's the story with the construction of these knots?

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 06-16-2013, 03:53 PM
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  • Johnny
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Beautiful and classy looking. I'm sure you will enjoy them.

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 06-16-2013, 06:03 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Beautiful pair, enjoy in good health!

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 06-17-2013, 06:04 AM
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i also am tempted by wiborg. yet to decide though.

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 06-19-2013, 12:49 PM
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The new logo is a vast improvement. Excellent brushes.

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 06-19-2013, 02:16 PM
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  • pc4406
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Great looking new brushes. I agree with you about the new logo. Enjoy.

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 06-19-2013, 05:52 PM
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The tortoise looks great! My desire to try their Manchurian grows daily.

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 06-20-2013, 09:02 AM
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Well, after a couple of days I can confirm it is a true pleasure to use these brushes.

Size is no problem at all; I find these bigger brushes comfortable to use.
The knots are excellent; good performers that keep their shape well.
And they have not shed a single hair, and I love that.

The knots are not as stiff and dense feeling as I would have thought and that is a good thing.
Dry these are pretty stiff it seems, but when lathered up they are just flexible enough to be ensure a good application.
Backbone is just where I want it to be, and the brushes are no hogs at all.

I am pretty happy with these!

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