11-28-2013, 01:04 PM
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I just ordered a Vivo Black Fibre 2.0 brush from Connaught to give my STF 2.0 company... Arguably I am not a big synthetic fiber fan, but I use them from time to time.

Any comments on how the Black Fibre 2.0 compares to the STF 2.0?

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 11-28-2013, 02:16 PM
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BF is very different from STF, regardless of V1 or V2. I also have a VIVO BF and I'm curious what the actual loft is on yours when you get it. Mine was listed as having a 50mm loft but it is actually closer to 54mm. My BF customs from Rudy Vey are truly shorter than the VIVO and they measure 50-51mm. They also feel much stiffer on the face with much less splay. Still no where near as stiff felling to me as the STF as the BF knots are much less dense.

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 11-28-2013, 02:38 PM
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I agree, the BF is much less dense and is softer. I was initially concerned that it didn't have enough density when I first saw it but it performed well for me. I basically use it as my travel brush along with a La Toja stick. It dries even faster than the STF.

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 11-28-2013, 05:54 PM
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I love my V2 black fiber hjm brushes. Can't compare to the other as I have not used them.

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 11-29-2013, 03:29 AM
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It's softer, less dense.
It is also very light on the face, and an easy loader and great flow through.
The silver tip fibers are a bit more firm.

But in my experience both are excellent performers.

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 11-29-2013, 05:29 AM
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How do I know if the blackfibre brush is a v1 or v2?

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 11-29-2013, 06:20 AM
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They are labeled as such on the website.
(11-29-2013, 05:29 AM)dr_mancha Wrote: How do I know if the blackfibre brush is a v1 or v2?

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 11-29-2013, 09:21 AM
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I will post my impressions when I get it. I used the STF 2.0 again today and while it is a comfortable face feel I still prefer a good badger brush. A soft 3 band or 2 band provide a more "even" face feel when lathering. The synthetic fiber is still a bit too "springy" for my taste though I have to admit the 2.0 is more badger like than the 1.0 has been.
(11-29-2013, 03:29 AM)wimbouman Wrote: It's softer, less dense.
It is also very light on the face, and an easy loader and great flow through.
The silver tip fibers are a bit more firm.

But in my experience both are excellent performers.

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 11-29-2013, 11:16 AM
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I'd love to see your impressions!

I am aware your den includes a couple of exquisite items, and I wonder if you feel that synthetics adds a distinct nice flavour like I think it does.

In my den, there's a couple of prized Simpsons badgers (Manchurian, two band, Silvertip and so on) and a nice selection of Semogue also (in boar and the fantastic Selected Silvertip), and still I enjoy the diversity and the pleasure these Muhle brushes bring in every day.


(11-29-2013, 09:21 AM)German Wrote: I will post my impressions when I get it. I used the STF 2.0 again today and while it is a comfortable face feel I still prefer a good badger brush. A soft 3 band or 2 band provide a more "even" face feel when lathering. The synthetic fiber is still a bit too "springy" for my taste though I have to admit the 2.0 is more badger like than the 1.0 has been.
(11-29-2013, 03:29 AM)wimbouman Wrote: It's softer, less dense.
It is also very light on the face, and an easy loader and great flow through.
The silver tip fibers are a bit more firm.

But in my experience both are excellent performers.

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