09-15-2013, 10:21 PM
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Has anyone seen this? It's made in Germany, I wonder who the manufacturer is.

Check it out! Images courtesy of Nordstrom.com


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And the set with brush & cream

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 09-16-2013, 12:21 AM
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WOWW, really really nice
Here link
http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/jack-black-l...egoryId=PP
Quite expencive. Beauty not cheap. Cool

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 09-16-2013, 12:21 AM
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Thats a nice looking set. Germany ...my guess is Merkur.

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 09-16-2013, 09:08 AM
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Both the brush and razor are manufactured by Muhle. Jack Black's website emphasizes Muhle's involvement as a marketing tool.

The set looks nice, but you can certainly find similar Muehle products at lower prices.

On a somewhat related note, has anyone ever tried JB's Clean Formula Face Bar & Shave Soap as a shaving soap? I've seen many reviews of their Supreme Cream, but nothing on the shave soap.

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 09-16-2013, 09:18 AM
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I've used JB products before and never been let down. The soap seems like a nice hybrid, expensive, but quality. Take one for the team, I'd be interested to find out as well. I might pick one up as well.

As far the as the razor goes, is it me or does it look like a hybrid, OC and SB? I'm really liking that set!!

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 09-16-2013, 10:03 AM
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At that price I am quite disappointed that the brush is synthetic.

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 09-16-2013, 10:11 AM
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(09-16-2013, 10:03 AM)wingdo Wrote: At that price I am quite disappointed that the brush is synthetic.

That handle is real nice though. I hear the Muhle synthetics are quality brushes, but I'm pretty sure at half the cost of this one

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 09-16-2013, 10:14 AM
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(09-16-2013, 10:11 AM)CostaBelViso Wrote:
(09-16-2013, 10:03 AM)wingdo Wrote: At that price I am quite disappointed that the brush is synthetic.

That handle is real nice though. I hear the Muhle synthetics are quality brushes, but I'm pretty sure at half the cost of this one

Agreed, the handle is very nice, the set itself is quite stunning. But for even a discounted $200 right now (from $250) I expect more than an R89 head and a Mühle synthetic brush. Again, the set is simply stunning to look at, and it had my interest for a bit. On the other hand, perhaps the synthetic has more backbone than their standard silvertip which to me has zero backbone.

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 09-16-2013, 10:18 AM
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I might ask the misses for an early present Smile
I believe it's set to be on sale in a couple weeks. I am in the market for a good brush as well. Still deciding, Semogue has my interest at the moment, but the synthetics are getting a lot of praise.

Muehle Liscio

From shoebox shaving, $95

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Link to Shoebox page

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 09-16-2013, 10:41 AM
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(09-16-2013, 10:14 AM)wingdo Wrote:
(09-16-2013, 10:11 AM)CostaBelViso Wrote:
(09-16-2013, 10:03 AM)wingdo Wrote: At that price I am quite disappointed that the brush is synthetic.

That handle is real nice though. I hear the Muhle synthetics are quality brushes, but I'm pretty sure at half the cost of this one

Agreed, the handle is very nice, the set itself is quite stunning. But for even a discounted $200 right now (from $250) I expect more than an R89 head and a Mühle synthetic brush. Again, the set is simply stunning to look at, and it had my interest for a bit. On the other hand, perhaps the synthetic has more backbone than their standard silvertip which to me has zero backbone.

In all fairness, the Muhle synthetics appear to be the best of the current crop of synthetic hair brushes, and even their more basic "Synthetic Fibre" models often sell in the $50-100+ range at TSN discounted vendors. The price of the razor also appear consistent with other higher end Muhle offerings.

The JB shave accessories are clearly not marketed to a "value" demographic. However, greater exposure to DE shaving, particularly connected to a higher-end men's skin care brand, is always good. It's like The Art of Shaving, once you get the hang of a DE razor and brush with a good cream or soap after receiving a gift from a significant other, your eyes open and you begin to explore many other great offerings. I like to think of AOS, and now JB, as a sort of a gateway drug to the wider DE world.

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 09-16-2013, 10:45 AM
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(09-16-2013, 10:41 AM)branford Wrote:
(09-16-2013, 10:14 AM)wingdo Wrote:
(09-16-2013, 10:11 AM)CostaBelViso Wrote: That handle is real nice though. I hear the Muhle synthetics are quality brushes, but I'm pretty sure at half the cost of this one

Agreed, the handle is very nice, the set itself is quite stunning. But for even a discounted $200 right now (from $250) I expect more than an R89 head and a Mühle synthetic brush. Again, the set is simply stunning to look at, and it had my interest for a bit. On the other hand, perhaps the synthetic has more backbone than their standard silvertip which to me has zero backbone.

In all fairness, the Muhle synthetics appear to be the best of the current crop of synthetic hair brushes, and even their more basic "Synthetic Fibre" models often sell in the $50-100+ range at TSN discounted vendors. The price of the razor also appear consistent with other higher end Muhle offerings.

The JB shave accessories are clearly not marketed to a "value" demographic. However, greater exposure to DE shaving, particularly connected to a higher-end men's skin care brand, is always good. It's like The Art of Shaving, once you get the hang of a DE razor and brush with a good cream or soap after receiving a gift from a significant other, your eyes open and you begin to explore many other great offerings. I like to think of AOS, and now JB, as a sort of a gateway drug to the wider DE world.

For 200 bucks, I guess it's not bad at all for the razor brush and cream. I really like AOS products, haven't tried JB's cream yet, the beard lube is a nice add on to my collection

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 09-16-2013, 10:49 AM
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Well ... if one is to choose a 'gateway' premium shaving set ... better the Jack Black than some of the alternatives offered at Nordstrom's ... Scared

power razor $195, power brush $175, stand $120 ...

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 09-16-2013, 11:01 AM
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(09-16-2013, 10:49 AM)Agravic Wrote: Well ... if one is to choose a 'gateway' premium shaving set ... better the Jack Black than some of the alternatives offered at Nordstrom's ... Scared

power razor $195, power brush $175, stand $120 ...

I think I'll wait for the set with the "power" stand.Tongue

I hear that the vibrations will dry your brush faster . . .

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 09-16-2013, 11:15 AM
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(09-16-2013, 10:49 AM)Agravic Wrote: Well ... if one is to choose a 'gateway' premium shaving set ... better the Jack Black than some of the alternatives offered at Nordstrom's ... Scared

power razor $195, power brush $175, stand $120 ...

[Image: a1mpoy.jpg]

That's exactly what I was thinking! That's bulls**t for the prize of the fusions
The JB is looking even sweeter BiggrinBiggrinBiggrin

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 09-16-2013, 11:20 AM
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Well at the price from Shoebox for the new style handle, I guess the sale price with cream isn't such a bad deal. I was looking at the fact you can get an R89 and new Silvertip synthetic for ~$100, which at that rate seems high.

I do wish there was a bit of a pattern in the blue though, then I'd have to be all over this ..... so I guess it's probably good it's just bland.

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 09-16-2013, 12:11 PM
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If someone needs a powerful shave, very cheap Tongue
Shave Gala by IschiaPP

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 09-16-2013, 12:15 PM
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(09-16-2013, 12:11 PM)ischiapp Wrote: If someone needs a powerful shave, very cheap Tongue
Shave Gala by IschiaPP

Pierpaolo, I presume your shave gala wasn't $200 USD?!

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 09-16-2013, 01:40 PM
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No, really!!
Neither U$20 ... because of I sell the razor in my pharmacy Tongue

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 09-16-2013, 07:22 PM
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Wow, there are some very expensive items, here! Glad I have my ADs under control.Biggrin

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 09-18-2013, 01:20 AM
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Prices for an emir shaver.

Cool

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