10-07-2013, 07:01 PM
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I have seen a couple pics of the Knights shaving brushes and I was wondering if anybody has information about this "new brand" or if you have tried any of those brushes. Thanks !

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 10-07-2013, 07:11 PM
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Teiste, I don't believe it's a "new" brand, but more a budget pharmacy item.

"The History of Culmak...

Culmak has been making hand finished brushes since 1805.

At the end of the 18th Century the Culmer family of Highgate, London, were artistic painters and out of necessity, as artist brushes were not readily available at the time, they made their own brushes from animal bristle. Becoming skilled at this task, they were soon making brushes for friends and acquaintances and by 1805 had established a flourishing brush making business.

As the 19th Century progressed, shaving brushes were added to the range, swiftly becoming the main product sold in tens of thousands by the early 20th Century across the British Empire.

Continuing success saw the business moved to more suitable premises in Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1920 and then to Hertford in the 1960's when the company was sold to Addis.

Today Culmak Shaving Brush Ltd is an independent business based in Grantham continuing to make and sell a range of quality shaving products..."


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Culmak Knight Plain Bristle Shaving Brush in Gift Box
(£4.25 UK)
The Culmak famous easy-grip dimple handle with natural plain bristle providing a superb lather for a close and comfortable shave.

They do a nylon brush too..
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Culmak Vega Nylon Bristle Shaving Brush
(£3.49 UK / single brush)
The Culmak famous easy-grip dimple handle with soft nylon bristle for those who may not wish to use animal bristle. Provides brushing almost indistinguishable from natural bristle shaving brushes.

They also produce soap...
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 10-07-2013, 07:19 PM
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Disregard the above Teiste, you meant this didn't you! Blush

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 10-07-2013, 07:21 PM
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(10-07-2013, 07:19 PM)ben74 Wrote: Disregard the above, you meant this didn't you!

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That is right ! and I have seen some with two band hair...I wonder if our friends from Vulfix are behind them.

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 10-07-2013, 07:23 PM
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Knights Barbers Shop.

"Our Bricks and Morter barbershop, Knights of the Green, has been in Stephens Green since 1988, and in Dundrum Town Centre since 2005..."

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 10-07-2013, 07:26 PM
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(10-07-2013, 07:23 PM)ben74 Wrote: Knights Barbers Shop.

"Our Bricks and Morter barbershop, Knights of the Green, has been in Stephens Green since 1988, and in Dundrum Town Centre since 2005..."


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The pic reminds me a store in Madrid...why we dont have such stores in SLC ? MadFacepalm

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 10-07-2013, 07:29 PM
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Knights Pure Badger Shaving Brush
€30.00 incl tax

"All our brushes are handmade and utilize high quality badger hair for its softness and water retention qualities. The shaving brush handle are cut in the main from polyester plastic rods and hand turned on lathes to form a wide range."

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 10-07-2013, 07:31 PM
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(10-07-2013, 07:21 PM)Teiste Wrote: ...I wonder if our friends from Vulfix are behind them.

Possibly, looking at the pic above they do stock Vulfix, as well as Simpsons...

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 10-07-2013, 07:52 PM
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Nice work, Ben!

Wow, that is a nice looking den! Can you imagine having all those items to choose from in the morning?!Biggrin

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 10-08-2013, 04:37 AM
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Where did you get that photo of my bathroom, ben74? Tongue

Thanks to Teiste for the tip off on this very cool Dublin shop!

(10-07-2013, 07:23 PM)ben74 Wrote: Knights Barbers Shop.

"Our Bricks and Morter barbershop, Knights of the Green, has been in Stephens Green since 1988, and in Dundrum Town Centre since 2005..."

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 10-08-2013, 05:12 AM
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dey do look like a re-branded Vulfix, for sure... Smile

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 10-08-2013, 12:43 PM
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I'm pretty sure they're Vulfix. I bought a Pure Badger Knights brush at the Knights of the Green location when I was in Dublin in May, but I didn't like the knot so I reknotted it with a Virginia Sheng Finest 2 Band. I love it now. You should email them to ask if they'd ship you one.

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 10-08-2013, 01:12 PM
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(10-08-2013, 12:43 PM)theretroshave Wrote: I'm pretty sure they're Vulfix. I bought a Pure Badger Knights brush at the Knights of the Green location when I was in Dublin in May, but I didn't like the knot so I reknotted it with a Virginia Sheng Finest 2 Band. I love it now. You should email them to ask if they'd ship you one.

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All right , yours is the one I saw ! So you reknot it . Now makes sense. Thanks a lot and brilliant pic , by the way.That brush looks gorgeous indeed !

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 10-08-2013, 01:18 PM
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(10-08-2013, 01:12 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(10-08-2013, 12:43 PM)theretroshave Wrote: I'm pretty sure they're Vulfix. I bought a Pure Badger Knights brush at the Knights of the Green location when I was in Dublin in May, but I didn't like the knot so I reknotted it with a Virginia Sheng Finest 2 Band. I love it now. You should email them to ask if they'd ship you one.

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All right , yours is the one I saw ! So you reknot it . Now makes sense. Thanks a lot and brilliant pic , by the way.That brush looks gorgeous indeed !

Thank you for the compliments. I went cheap and got the pure badger, but they do offer better brushes. This handle was made to hold a Finest knot IMHO.

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 10-08-2013, 01:21 PM
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(10-08-2013, 01:18 PM)theretroshave Wrote:
(10-08-2013, 01:12 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(10-08-2013, 12:43 PM)theretroshave Wrote: I'm pretty sure they're Vulfix. I bought a Pure Badger Knights brush at the Knights of the Green location when I was in Dublin in May, but I didn't like the knot so I reknotted it with a Virginia Sheng Finest 2 Band. I love it now. You should email them to ask if they'd ship you one.

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All right , yours is the one I saw ! So you reknot it . Now makes sense. Thanks a lot and brilliant pic , by the way.That brush looks gorgeous indeed !

Thank you for the compliments. I went cheap and got the pure badger, but they do offer better brushes. This handle was made to hold a Finest knot IMHO.

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You truly did right , my friend.

So , do they offer silvertip and super badger brushes too, right ?

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 10-08-2013, 02:07 PM
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I can't recall their exact offerings, but I'd imagine they offer at least some kind of Silvertip. I'm glad I got this one though because I ended up with exactly the brush I wanted.

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 10-08-2013, 02:36 PM
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That's a very nice handle shape ... kind of resembles a 'tall' chubby CH ...

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 10-08-2013, 03:42 PM
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Very smart handle shape. Rebrand of the Vulfix Carnane, I think....

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 10-08-2013, 05:38 PM
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(10-08-2013, 12:43 PM)theretroshave Wrote: I'm pretty sure they're Vulfix. I bought a Pure Badger Knights brush at the Knights of the Green location when I was in Dublin in May, but I didn't like the knot so I reknotted it with a Virginia Sheng Finest 2 Band. I love it now. You should email them to ask if they'd ship you one.

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And the mystery is solved! Superb looking re-knot!

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 10-08-2013, 05:39 PM
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(10-08-2013, 02:07 PM)theretroshave Wrote: I can't recall their exact offerings, but I'd imagine they offer at least some kind of Silvertip. I'm glad I got this one though because I ended up with exactly the brush I wanted.

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I only saw PURE listed with their online shop...

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