12-08-2013, 03:54 PM
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Anyone here use a Baxter of California brush? If so, how do you like it? I've searched the forum and couldn't find any reviews.

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 12-08-2013, 04:13 PM
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The brushes are listed as being made in Germany and they remind me (the Silver Tip at least) of Muhle. If that is the case, The Silver Tip may feel soft and not exhibit the most backbone. It does seem reasonably priced. The Best IMO seems more like Pure in appearance when comparing visually with Simpson. I haven't tried either, so I'm simply speculating!

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 12-08-2013, 04:15 PM
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I saw their silvertip brush in a local store this week. I think it's made by Muhle so that should give you an idea of the general quality. It's a nice looking brush that seems well made and with a good weight to the handle. Unfortunately I can't comment on softness, density or backbone as I couldn't try it out.

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 12-08-2013, 04:16 PM
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I've done some research and Muhle do indeed make brushes for Baxter...

See HERE, last line, first paragraph.

Therefore I stand by my summation of how the Silver Tip is likely to feel. Not too dense, not too much backbone, in other words soft and some what floppy.

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 12-08-2013, 04:24 PM
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Ben, it did strike me that the brush was likely to be soft and floppy but of course that's just speculation.

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 12-08-2013, 04:28 PM
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(12-08-2013, 04:24 PM)guildx500 Wrote: Ben, it did strike me that the brush was likely to be soft and floppy but of course that's just speculation.

I've owned a few Muhle Silver Tip brushes and they have all been characteristically soft, some almost mop like.

That isn't to say, they didn't perform well, because they in fact did, but just weren't in line with my tastes.

The Muhle Retro (2 tone handle) that was released about a year ago in 4 colours was/is an outstanding brush. Much denser than the others I've owned, providing some improved rigidity and still nice and soft against the face. It devoured product and made mountains of lather, I regret parting with it.

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 12-08-2013, 04:51 PM
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Thanks! Good to know.

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 01-23-2014, 12:51 PM
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I think you're reading it wrong. But anyways I like their brushes, they kinda remind me of a better made Omega. Heh.

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