06-19-2014, 10:48 PM
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  • Agravic
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It appears that The Superior Shave has recently added numerous new brushes from this German name ... many different styles.

What got my attention also is an interesting brush cleaning soap from this company.

https://www.thesuperiorshave.com/vp_leonhardy.html

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 06-20-2014, 01:15 AM
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This brand is quite common in this side of the ocean - or at least, here in Portugal, is present in several small drug-stores and shops that sell supplies for barbershops and hairdressing saloons.
The distributor of this brand, here in Portugal, is the same that represents Merkur/Dovo.

Their silvertips are very nice. Quite good, in fact, but I think that many people would consider them on the floppy side.
Their boars are not-so-good. Or at least, not my cup of tea, and I vastly prefer Omega, Semogue or Vulfix boar brushes.

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 06-20-2014, 05:36 AM
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  • Giorgio
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Very interesting Ravi, thanks for sharing. I'm pretty OCD about cleaning all my shaving gear, so this sounds right up my alley Biggrin!

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 06-20-2014, 05:44 AM
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  • Agravic
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Here's a snapshot of the cleaning soap ...

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 06-20-2014, 05:59 AM
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  • beartrap
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That is actually a good idea if it works as advertised. Soap to clean soap out of you brushes! Biggrin Any actual reviews on this?

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 06-20-2014, 05:59 AM
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Thanks for the info Ravi. I went ahead and ordered some of the brush cleaner; been looking for something like this.

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 06-20-2014, 06:00 AM
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  • Agravic
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(06-20-2014, 05:59 AM)beartrap Wrote: That is actually a good idea if it works as advertised. Soap to clean soap out of you brushes! Biggrin Any actual reviews on this?

This is the first I've heard of this product ... I have not seen any reviews.

That being said, I do trust Jarrod's word ... and will likely be ordering some soon.

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 06-20-2014, 06:24 AM
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  • evnpar
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Thanks, Ravi. I decided to order the brush cleaning soap. Pretty much a no brainer.

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 06-20-2014, 06:38 AM
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Da Vinci offers a similar brush cleaning product.

http://www.promakeupbrush.com/davinci_brush_soap.html

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 06-20-2014, 07:09 AM
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I just use anti residue shampoo on my brushes. The results are nothing short of spectacular.

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 06-20-2014, 10:30 AM
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This had never even crossed my mind; cleaning the soap from my brushes with another type of soap! Silly me! I guess I still don't know what I am doing! Biggrin

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 08-19-2014, 08:35 AM
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  • Gago
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this company make some beautiful brushes. I was lucky enough to find a fella who had some handles without knots for sale and grabbed two of these acrylic handles in 22mm. Should be fine face-latheres once i put a nice badger knot on them Smile

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 08-21-2014, 08:35 PM
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Another goodie I scored this week,haven't used it yet

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 08-22-2014, 03:49 PM
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Can someone please tell me what part of superior shaves website is the brush cleaning soap available. I find their site so hard to navigate.

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 11-19-2014, 04:18 AM
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  • Andrew
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Are there any users of this product that can comment on its performance?

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 11-19-2014, 04:42 AM
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  • dajmacd
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(08-22-2014, 03:49 PM)BossShave Wrote: Can someone please tell me what part of superior shaves website is the brush cleaning soap available. I find their site so hard to navigate.

It's on both the Leonhardy and "House" brand brush pages.

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 11-19-2014, 08:13 AM
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VP being as slow a company to produce and ship as I've ever dealt with in >5yrs (each back and forth of email is 2-4 days at least, and we rarely know something ordered will show up until the postman knocks on the office door), and given their preference to ship by difficult if not impossible to track Deutsche Post, you won't find that brush soap listed anywhere on the site when we don't have any on the shelf. I'd rather pretend it doesn't exist than have it listed with all its accompanying dogma and a bunch of "OUT OF STOCK; NO DELIVERY DATE" stuff written everywhere. This is because when we did list it as described above while out of stock (so it would be easily found) we kept getting emails asking when we'd have it again. Given my quite unfortunate acerbic nature, I know I have a finite quantity of polite confirmations of the loud "we have no delivery date" declaration within me. Pretending it doesn't exist will hopefully allow that finite quantity to not be exceeded :-)

When we DO have that darn soap, it appears atop each brush-specific page. You can't miss it. Can't one use any soap in any situation this side of a dish washing machine if stuck on a deserted island with no other options? I could shave with the car soap if pressed to it. Specialists abound in life exactly because they are some margin better at doing something than those whom are not specialists; one can assume the position of the wholly adaptive mosquito, or the control-freak condition changer, as they see fit (I have great respect for mosquitoes' skill as humanity's greatest enemy). I know I'm never going to hire a professional closet maker because I'd rather be a cheap slob there.

Re. navigation, I am inchworming towards a somewhat more cellphone-friendly HTML-only fashion (the VP brushes home page being such an attempt). Slow work, but eventually all huge pages (except Simpsons brushes and coticules) will look as current /straight_razors.html, /vp_leonhardy.html, /razor_stands.html files...even I'd concede they're enormous improvements over what they were before. But just for the record; twice in 3 yrs we spent plenty on customized modern solutions with all their superior layout/navigation, only to see sales and net revenues fall BOTH times. The 2nd attempt functioned well and was an easily navigated site if u ask me (I know current one stinks there), we gave it 8 months evaluation time after getting exactly as we'd wish, still made somewhat less revenue. People patronize us for individual representations of recurring items first and foremost, by and large something that actually works BETTER with the poor long/long/long page type of layout (the coticules and Simpsons brushes sales both went WAY down during the two attempts at modernity).

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