12-10-2013, 10:51 AM
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I finally received my first M&F brush this morning, it's a Stubby 2XL in Blonde Badger I picked up here: http://shavenook.com/thread-m-f-stubby-x...nde-badger

I wasn't sure what to expect from the knot, people rave about it, but being the low end of M&F's knots I was expecting a low end experience. Man what a shock to use this brush. Great backbone, but ultra soft tips. I will post pics later, but this is going to be my go to brush for some time. Wow.

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 12-10-2013, 10:54 AM
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Congratulations, Doug ... welcome to the 2XL Club!

Looking at the pictures of your brush knot, these are my thoughts ... although your brush is labeled Blonde Badger, the knot appears to be a Heritage 2-band ... this would explain the soft tips with decent backbone, etc. There's certainly nothing 'low-end' about these brushes.

Enjoy!

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 12-10-2013, 10:56 AM
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(12-10-2013, 10:51 AM)wingdo Wrote: I finally received my first M&F brush this morning, it's a Stubby 2XL in Blonde Badger I picked up here: http://shavenook.com/thread-m-f-stubby-x...nde-badger

I wasn't sure what to expect from the knot, people rave about it, but being the low end of M&F's knots I was expecting a low end experience. Man what a shock to use this brush. Great backbone, but ultra soft tips. I will post pics later, but this is going to be my go to brush for some time. Wow.

Doug, glad to hear you are enjoying your 1st M & F. I have quite a few of "Lee's" work…….. My own Emillion & a Style 2 are in the same rod material "Lee" called it (Snow Leopard).

Charles U.K

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 12-10-2013, 10:57 AM
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(12-10-2013, 10:54 AM)Agravic Wrote: Congratulations, Doug ... welcome to the 2XL Club!

Looking at the pictures of your brush knot, these are my thoughts ... although your brush is labeled Blonde Badger, the knot appears to be a Heritage 2-band ... this would explain the soft tips with decent backbone, etc. There's certainly nothing 'low-end' about these brushes.

Enjoy!

The back of the brush has Blonde Badger engraved on it. Of course it could always be a different knot.

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 12-10-2013, 10:59 AM
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That's quite a snazzy brush, Doug. I'm glad you're please with its performance.

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 12-10-2013, 11:33 AM
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There really is nothing low end about an M&F brush. Hard to tell which grade of hair it is by looking I usually have to feel them dry. Either way it's a beauty and you got a great deal on it. Congrats!

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 12-10-2013, 11:43 AM
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Congratulations, Doug! Smile

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 12-10-2013, 11:47 AM
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(12-10-2013, 11:33 AM)NSmalls Wrote: There really is nothing low end about an M&F brush. Hard to tell which grade of hair it is by looking I usually have to feel them dry. Either way it's a beauty and you got a great deal on it. Congrats!

Dry the tips are still very soft but the backbone is still there. The flow is better than anticipated for a dense knot.

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 12-10-2013, 12:00 PM
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Agravic may be right then. Blonde Badger is somewhat scritchy when dry. To my hands at least. I actually prefer that really soft grade of Rooney Heritage, but only marginally. It has to be at a low loft for me though. At higher lofts that hair blooms like crazy, which I personally don't like.

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 12-10-2013, 02:45 PM
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These came in yesterday:
[Image: TQrmL98l.jpg]

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 12-10-2013, 03:36 PM
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Wow, look at those beauties! Smile

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 12-10-2013, 03:54 PM
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Congratulations. I haven't seen such a psychedelic beauty in over forty years. I recently acquired one also and love it. I'm not sure 'blonde badger' and 'low end' really belong in the same sentence.

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 12-10-2013, 08:34 PM
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Great I have 2 more M&Fs incoming. One Simpson outgoing though.

Someone Stop Me.

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 12-10-2013, 09:23 PM
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Nice first M&F you got there, I love the handle!

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 12-10-2013, 09:32 PM
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These are incoming as part of a larger trade.

Tortoise Belted Ivory 3XL
30.4/48.2
[Image: MampF3XL-6_zps5a79d2e1.jpg]

Chief Zebra
[align=center][Image: IMG_6815_zps251b58c7.jpg]

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 12-10-2013, 10:22 PM
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Wow, Doug ... congratulations ... Exclamation

You must have compelling negotiation skills and/or some great items to offer in exchange for these beauties!

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 12-11-2013, 12:12 AM
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(12-10-2013, 02:45 PM)NSmalls Wrote: These came in yesterday:
[Image: TQrmL98l.jpg]

Sweet brushes Nick! Love that alibaba

(12-10-2013, 09:32 PM)wingdo Wrote: These are incoming as part of a larger trade.

Tortoise Belted Ivory 3XL
30.4/48.2
[Image: MampF3XL-6_zps5a79d2e1.jpg]

Chief Zebra
[align=center][Image: IMG_6815_zps251b58c7.jpg]

Awesome Doug! I second Ravi's assumptions :-).

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 12-11-2013, 02:22 AM
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Doug, the blonde badger in the 2XL is a much higher grade of hair than the blonde badger used in the L7. Enjoy the brush Smile

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 12-11-2013, 07:20 AM
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(12-10-2013, 09:32 PM)wingdo Wrote: These are incoming as part of a larger trade.

Tortoise Belted Ivory 3XL
30.4/48.2
[Image: MampF3XL-6_zps5a79d2e1.jpg]

Chief Zebra
[align=center][Image: IMG_6815_zps251b58c7.jpg]


SometHing tells me a Manchurian CH3 was at least sacrificed for these beauties in return.. Enjoy some of the best brushes in the world gentleman. Smile

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 12-11-2013, 08:08 AM
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(12-11-2013, 07:20 AM)Bravado13 Wrote: SometHing tells me a Manchurian CH3 was at least sacrificed for these beauties in return.. Enjoy some of the best brushes in the world gentleman. Smile

It was. I really didn't want to part with the one I parted with, but I was made an offer I could not refuse.

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