02-16-2014, 05:58 AM
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  • Coyote
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Last month, slr31 generously gave me a Plisson Lucite Pure Badger Brush (22mmx52MM) at our Austin Gathering. I tried it for the first time this morning. I expected a lot of scritch similiar to my Omega Black Badger. The Plisson turned out to be soft with almost no scritch at all, just good backbone. It easily loaded up my dollop of Proraso Blue in under 5 seconds and did a great job face lathering. Never assume……Wink.

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 02-16-2014, 06:06 AM
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  • Johnny
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Is that pure or European Gary badger? Looks a lot like European Gray but hard to tell from a picture.

Beautiful brush.

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 02-16-2014, 06:27 AM
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  • Coyote
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Johnny-It sure could be the Grey Badger. No one, including Plisson, seems to be able to tell me for sure.

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 02-16-2014, 07:28 AM
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  • Johnny
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I guess it makes no difference if you enjoy the brush. It sure is pretty. That right there more than made your Austin meet worthwhile.

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 02-16-2014, 08:40 PM
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Bob, good-looking brush! Smile

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 02-16-2014, 09:09 PM
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  • ben74
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Identifying Plisson hair...

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Black

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Russian Grey

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European Grey

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European White

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High Mountain White

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 02-16-2014, 09:12 PM
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  • ben74
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Many Plexi brushes are labelled Pure, but that doesn't correlate directly to hair grade...

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A white base to the knot usually means EW (which I think your brush is) and a black base to the knot definitely means HMW.

Russian Grey and even European Grey have a more un-banded appearance (in other words the entire knot appears grey, with the Russian being darker).

Your brush is clearly banded and therefore IMO it is EW.

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 02-17-2014, 12:48 AM
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That's what think, also.

Many Plissons are just labelled "Pur Blaireau" - that just only means that they are 100% badger.

A little bit like Kent brushes (always labelled "Pure Badger", even the silvertips) or the Omega badgers (always labelled "Puro tasso", regardless of the hair grade)

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 02-17-2014, 05:25 AM
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  • Coyote
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I finally got some feedback that pretty much nails it down as Grey Badger! I knew it was not EW just from the feel.

Quote:As recently as four or five years ago Plisson did mount what they called European Gray badger in the plexiglass handles, maybe even more recently. I think they were made only in the smaller sizes, #10-#14. I may be wrong about when they stopped producing gray badger in plexiglass, but I certainly have seen them and they were very nice brushes, indeed. They did not have as tall a loft as the EW and HMW brushes.

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 02-17-2014, 07:08 AM
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  • evnpar
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I love the clear handle. Enjoy.

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 02-19-2014, 02:54 PM
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  • Dries
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(02-16-2014, 05:58 AM)Coyote Wrote: Last month, slr31 generously gave me a Plisson Lucite Pure Badger Brush (22mmx52MM) at our Austin Gathering. I tried it for the first time this morning. I expected a lot of scritch similiar to my Omega Black Badger. The Plisson turned out to be soft with almost no scritch at all, just good backbone. It easily loaded up my dollop of Proraso Blue in under 5 seconds and did a great job face lathering. Never assume……Wink.

[Image: Plisson22x52_zps35287bac.jpg]
[Image: SOTD2-16-14_zps174005de.jpg]

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(02-16-2014, 05:58 AM)Coyote Wrote: Last month, slr31 generously gave me a Plisson Lucite Pure Badger Brush (22mmx52MM) at our Austin Gathering. I tried it for the first time this morning. I expected a lot of scritch similiar to my Omega Black Badger. The Plisson turned out to be soft with almost no scritch at all, just good backbone. It easily loaded up my dollop of Proraso Blue in under 5 seconds and did a great job face lathering. Never assume……Wink.

[Image: Plisson22x52_zps35287bac.jpg]
[Image: SOTD2-16-14_zps174005de.jpg]

Real nice brush. I never liked square handles but if it does the job...

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 02-20-2014, 05:03 AM
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  • Coyote
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After using it, I really like the feel of the handle. I was surprised with that too! Biggrin

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 02-20-2014, 06:34 AM
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I had thoughts of adding a Plisson plexiglass this year but now that they're no longer on the Plisson website, that may not happen. Enjoy, it's a great looking brush.

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 02-20-2014, 07:07 AM
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The handle is beautiful. Use it well.

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 02-26-2014, 05:18 PM
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  • ben74
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Just confirmed with a Polish vendor for Plisson that the Plexi was offered in Grey badger, with the white knot base and sticker saying pure badger. They still have a size 12 and 14 in stock...

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 02-26-2014, 05:47 PM
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  • pc4406
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The same vendor also has a size 20 in Grey.

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 02-27-2014, 05:12 AM
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  • Coyote
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Thanks Ben! I truly appreciate the effort to confirm its lineage. I am really liking this brush!

Is there a link to the vendor?

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 02-27-2014, 05:13 AM
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  • ben74
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(02-26-2014, 05:47 PM)pc4406 Wrote: The same vendor also has a size 20 in Grey.

And a 16 in white...

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 02-27-2014, 05:15 AM
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  • Coyote
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Is there a link to the vendor?

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 02-27-2014, 05:17 AM
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  • ben74
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(02-27-2014, 05:12 AM)Coyote Wrote: Thanks Ben! I truly appreciate the effort to confirm its lineage. I am really liking this brush!

You are welcome.

(02-27-2014, 05:12 AM)Coyote Wrote: Is there a link to the vendor?

http://sklep.tradycyjnegolenie.pl/en/

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