07-28-2013, 09:44 PM
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  • ben74
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My Muhle Retro...

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This a beautiful brush.
Not at as floppy as my previous Muhle experiences.
It has a big feel on the face.
It's soft, but not Thater or Shavemac soft.
It reminds me most of Simpson Best in appearance
but a little softer like Simpson Super and not as much backbone.
I'm thinking of acquiring the white version too...

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 07-29-2013, 12:22 AM
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I have the blue version, very nice handle however it needs premium silvertip with white tips. Thinking of send mine to Bernd.

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 07-29-2013, 12:27 AM
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  • ben74
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Another view...

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 07-29-2013, 12:29 AM
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(07-29-2013, 12:22 AM)mixershave Wrote: I have the blue version, very nice handle however it needs premium silvertip with white tips. Thinking of send mine to Bernd.

I believe this was marketed as being premium, but I agree the tips are not as white as others...

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 07-29-2013, 12:31 AM
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  • ben74
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Certainly no issue with performance...

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Left over lather compliments of Muhle Retro 4 and Cella!

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 07-29-2013, 12:49 AM
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  • ben74
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A final pic, Muhle Retro 4 post lather...

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 07-29-2013, 01:53 AM
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A true beauty. I like the white too!

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 07-29-2013, 02:06 AM
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Wow! A beauty of a brush, no doubt about it!

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 07-29-2013, 03:31 AM
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Very nice!

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 07-29-2013, 03:33 AM
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Fantastic brushes indeed!

Righteously called Retro, I like their looks a lot.
The looks and colors of the handle, reflecting the Muhle tradition to me is spot on.

Also, I think they are fantastic performers.
Sure, the knots are big, unbleached and unashamed traditional German bulbs but I like them a lot.
They are soft, they provide enough flexible backbone but foremost they are very luxurious.

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 07-29-2013, 03:42 AM
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  • ben74
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Agreed Wim, performance is without doubt a hallmark of this brush and I don't at all mind the unbleached aspect. IMO it presents as an honest and more traditional looking tool.

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 07-29-2013, 04:38 AM
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  • Agravic
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Ben, congratulations on acquiring this beauty ... you've done a nice job capturing its essence in the photos!
Every time I think I'm settling down in terms of brush acquisitions, something like this reminds me that the quest for nice brushes is never over. Now the decision is ... which color to get first! Tongue

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 07-29-2013, 04:53 AM
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  • ben74
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This brush is old school in appearance and old school in design. If you are mad keen on unyielding backbone, the temptation of it's appearance will loose it's appeal quickly in use.

Obviously my preferences are well known and closely aligned with the attributes of Simpson Manchurian, but I do enjoy some variety, which this brush offers.

My stable is predominately occupied with Simpson Manchurian. Plisson HMW ranks highly, but still is in a very definite minority and then there is an extremely well scrutinised or vetted selection from other manufactures. To find a permanent home in my collection (and to not be Simpson Manchurian) is no mean feat, so congratulations to the Muhle Retro is definitely in order!

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 07-29-2013, 07:21 AM
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Great Looking Brush

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 07-29-2013, 07:22 AM
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Very cool brush Ben! Thanks for sharing the whole journey through pictures of lather, post lather, etc.

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 07-29-2013, 08:10 AM
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Nice looking brush. This has been one that's been tempting me for some time. I've been on the fence about acquiring one, but this thread may have pushed me over the edge! Biggrin

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 07-29-2013, 10:33 AM
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  • Johnny
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Stuff that pretty handle full of pig and I'm a buyer. Smile

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 07-29-2013, 11:49 AM
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Ben, to clarify, in your opening post you say that the badger looks like Simpson's best, but is softer being more like Simpson's super "and not as much backbone"; are you comparing the Muhle backbone to that of Simpson's best or that of Simpson's 3-band super?

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 07-29-2013, 02:29 PM
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Bryan, apologies for any confusion.

Looks like Best.
Soft like 3 band Super.
Less back bone than both.

Very dense, Chubby dense!

Not floppy like every other Muhle I've used...

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 07-31-2013, 01:27 PM
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Very cool looking brush.

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