08-01-2013, 10:20 AM
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Since I started DE shaving, 4 years ago, I always used my parker badger that came with a starter kit with a 71R Parker DE. About 2 years ago I treated myself to a Muhle African Blackwood DE and The Muhle Sophist brush. I havent tried the Muhle brush because I such a creature of habit...who out there have used the Muhle 93 Sophist brush? I forget what I paid for the brush but what Im reading only shows its like 225.00. Im having second thought actually using a brush thats valued over 200...for the guys who tried the brush, is it worth the price??

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 08-01-2013, 12:22 PM
  • Grumpy
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A Good Brush is worth the price if it works the way you want it to.

There is a lot that goes into a Good Brush and most of it is not marketing costs.

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 08-01-2013, 03:00 PM
  • ben74
  • Perth, Australia
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Muhle make among the most aesthetically pleasing brushes.

Their Badger brushes perform well, but are notoriously soft. Backbone is not their focus at all, instead their design is all about a large feel on the face and a soft, luxurious experience.

This style of knot does deviates from the current trend towards 2 band and a focus on backbone as a dominant feature or characteristic.

I own a few Simpson Manchurians, but recently purchased a Muhle Retro. This Muhle blooms hugely, has a very large presence on the face and is very yielding. The experience is big, soft and luxurious. I enjoy using it, but it will not replace my favoured Manchurians.

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 08-02-2013, 08:08 AM
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ouch, love a brush with a solid backbone..might put this up for sale for someone who better appreciates

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