10-20-2013, 07:59 AM
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That brush has been bought mainly because i wanted the handle
I like the Black-Chromium combination
The same can be found in HJM brushes but that day i saw it in front of me and i bought it.
I have never heard in the past the name "Benelini" but i knew from my experience that the knot won't worth
Bristle shedding and bad lather plus the knot is not glued very well and i can remove it very easy.

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The knot is Mixed badger from another ARTAMIS brush
I will show it to you latter with different knot
I washed the knot and soak it in White vinegar

Rinse-wash again-rinse and ready for the first test with a Mama Bear soap
Not one of my favourites by the way.

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The brush is OK, nothing special but not bad
I will use it in my Saturday's shaving were i don't look for something deep or i am making tests.
Adequate backbone and softness but there is only one drawback:
The knot smells,not as a Boar but as a piece of cloth abandoned in a closed when it's dry
I will de-funk it again and i will make a new test with cream this time.

If you want to see some more photos:


Thank you my fellow shavers !

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 10-24-2013, 12:40 AM
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De-funk procedure again: first wash with a soap and then soaking in White vinegar+hot water soluble for 10 min
Rinse,dry normally and dip in hot water+shampoo for some hours
Rinse,dry in cool air and the bad smell vanished and the knot became more soft.

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Finally a test with a quality cream,the results were very good !


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 10-24-2013, 05:33 AM
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Nice work. You said you were going to show it with a different knot. Are you changing the knot or leaving that one in?

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 10-24-2013, 06:25 PM
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That is a lovely handle! Smile

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 10-24-2013, 08:10 PM
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Nice job! That handle is a nice looking piece for sure.

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 10-25-2013, 12:20 AM
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(10-24-2013, 05:33 AM)GDCarrington Wrote: You said you were going to show it with a different knot. Are you changing the knot or leaving that one in?

The old knot was pure bristle,the new one is mixed badger
I had a problem with the smell but as i said solved
Thank you all for your comments,make me happy !


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