08-13-2014, 06:30 AM
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I realize it's waaaaay too early to start talking about the next TNS brush but I'd love to see the next one come with a Synthetic Knot. I don't think TSN has ever done a synthetic (someone please correct me if I'm wrong). It would be super cool.

With that said, the latest TSN brush is really beautiful. Congrats to all you folks who are buying them. I didn't purchase one myself as I'm exclusively synthetic now but I really love the look of this brush. Well done Phil.

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 08-13-2014, 06:55 AM
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  • jamesrobson5
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That would be cool.

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 08-13-2014, 07:45 AM
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When is your next video coming?

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 08-13-2014, 08:21 AM
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  • blzrfn
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(08-13-2014, 06:30 AM)TSEvangelist Wrote: I didn't purchase one myself as I'm exclusively synthetic now but I really love the look of this brush.

...and this too shall pass... Angel

I have yet to find a synthetic brush that I enjoy as much as my badgers, or even my Semogue boars for that matter. While I wouldn't be against an LE synthetic, I wouldn't be purchasing one nor do I think you would get enough demand to compare with the previous two LE brushes. Perhaps going the Shavemac route and offering a couple of options would be a more successful plan, if not a lot more logistically challenging.

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 08-13-2014, 08:47 AM
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  • MarkW
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I'd agree ...

Shavemac would offer a tremendous product & perhaps Muhle for the synthetic option, if the fora goes down that path.

Some good options out there.

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 08-13-2014, 08:55 AM
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  • Agravic
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(08-13-2014, 08:47 AM)Simpson1919 Wrote: I'd agree ...

Shavemac would offer a tremendous product & perhaps Muhle for the synthetic option, if the fora goes down that path.

Some good options out there.

Agreed ... we shall see ... Smile

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 08-13-2014, 09:05 AM
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  • Johnny
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(08-13-2014, 06:30 AM)TSEvangelist Wrote: I realize it's waaaaay too early to start talking about the next TNS brush but I'd love to see the next one come with a Synthetic Knot. I don't think TSN has ever done a synthetic (someone please correct me if I'm wrong). It would be super cool.

With that said, the latest TSN brush is really beautiful. Congrats to all you folks who are buying them. I didn't purchase one myself as I'm exclusively synthetic now but I really love the look of this brush. Well done Phil.

I'm not going to say you can bank on that, but my deposit slip is filled out. Biggrin

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 08-13-2014, 09:07 AM
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I'd much rather see a nice 2 band myself ......

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 08-13-2014, 09:29 AM
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  • Shanman
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^^Yeah, let's bombard Oscar11 with enough emails we get him out of "brush retirement" and get a 2 band of his I regret never getting!

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 08-13-2014, 10:46 AM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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(08-13-2014, 08:47 AM)Simpson1919 Wrote: I'd agree ...

Shavemac would offer a tremendous product & perhaps Muhle for the synthetic option, if the fora goes down that path.

Some good options out there.

Good call Mark! Don't be convinced to lean too far toward the dark sideTongue...
I can't wait to try a Simpson synthetic, but as a sole L/E option, I really like seeing brushes like the M6, which I consider to reflect Simpson's forte in the brush industry.
I like to see companies represent themselves with L/E brushes that show off their best attributes as brush makers! In this case(M6), the classic design resurrected thanks to both Refles great find and a rare Simpson design like the "L/E P8" being produced and designed many moons ago. Add to that Mark/Simpson's expertise in recreating a handmade brush that represents the best value for their highest Manchurian grade knots released to date and a beautiful horn rod that adds even more distinction to the M6 handle shape. Just like the L/E P8 showed one side of Simpson brushes, the L/E M6 is showing another...I'm very happy that the brushes are quite different.

A TSN L/E synth could be great! Certainly different, not my first choice, as I'm a two-band badger knot lover. I believe many will be happy with a L/E Synth, OR an appreciably large size handle/knot badger hair brush.

Many synthetics are great in their own right, but like Mark W mentions above... I'd rather see a company like Muhle make a L/E Synth brush since that is more in their companies "wheelhouse"Lightbulb Or see Someone like M&F or Shavemac make a nice larger size brush/handle/knot to create a group of well rounded TSN L/E brushes. We'll have to wait and see my firendsExclamation

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 08-13-2014, 10:56 AM
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  • refles
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+1 LORDBISHOP!

I was writing mine and luckily I refreshed as you articulated the very specific points we all (I believe) desire. An eventual synthetic will come, I have no doubt as it be highly sought after and with the right company and experience it will be that specific home run out of the park product like how the M6 sold the first batch as if it was being given away.

But a Rooney/M&F, Shavemac, Thater..etc would start to create an incredible TSN LE rotation!

The future is very exciting for TSN!

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 08-13-2014, 11:15 AM
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Feast or Famine,story of my life.Just this morning my Wilborg Shaving candy swirl handle with Manchurian badger arrived from Germany.I was very impressed with this little brush.I have wanted a Manchurian knot for a while & now I will have 2[I just purchased the M6]

I've been using strictly silvertips so I didn't know what to expect.Using soap on the first pass & cream on the 2 & 3rd pass the brush knows no difference.I found the shave very close to my Thater 4125 which is always outstanding!

I'm hoping the new M6 will be as good as everyone claims.Does anyone know the time line? Thanks in advance for any help.

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 08-13-2014, 11:19 AM
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(08-13-2014, 11:15 AM)stickbow46 Wrote: I'm hoping the new M6 will be as good as everyone claims.Does anyone know the time line? Thanks in advance for any help.

Mark has stated shipments will start next week. Not all 200 are finished, but that should be done in the next week or so as well. I would suspect all 200 will be shipped out within 3 weeks.

The earlier purchased, the earlier shipped. Angel

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 08-13-2014, 11:22 AM
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  • evnpar
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(08-13-2014, 09:05 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(08-13-2014, 06:30 AM)TSEvangelist Wrote: I realize it's waaaaay too early to start talking about the next TNS brush but I'd love to see the next one come with a Synthetic Knot. I don't think TSN has ever done a synthetic (someone please correct me if I'm wrong). It would be super cool.

With that said, the latest TSN brush is really beautiful. Congrats to all you folks who are buying them. I didn't purchase one myself as I'm exclusively synthetic now but I really love the look of this brush. Well done Phil.

I'm not going to say you can bank on that, but my deposit slip is filled out. Biggrin

I'll get in line, and there might just be a surprising number of people interested in a synthetic TSN brush.

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 08-13-2014, 11:23 AM
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(08-13-2014, 11:22 AM)evnpar Wrote: I'll get in line, and there might just be a surprising number of people interested in a synthetic TSN brush.


Sacrilege

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 08-13-2014, 11:49 AM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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(08-13-2014, 10:56 AM)refles Wrote: +1 LORDBISHOP!

I was writing mine and luckily I refreshed as you articulated the very specific points we all (I believe) desire. An eventual synthetic will come, I have no doubt as it be highly sought after and with the right company and experience it will be that specific home run out of the park product like how the M6 sold the first batch as if it was being given away.

But a Rooney/M&F, Shavemac, Thater..etc would start to create an incredible TSN LE rotation!

The future is very exciting for TSN!

Thank You Refles for the compliment! It is exciting times here @ TSN, I can't agree more...Things just keep getting better, The Best Members on any shave board, Special L/E releases, Amazing artisans showcasing their unique product,supportive/informative vendors, Excellent team of Moderators and enjoyable/informative/fun to read threads/postsHeart

WINGDO, You crack me upTongue I like some Synths, but love my two bands tooAngel

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 08-13-2014, 11:49 AM
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  • Julyan
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it seems there not many providers of good synthetic nots

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 08-13-2014, 12:26 PM
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Thanks Doug

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 08-13-2014, 12:46 PM
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  • Johnny
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(08-13-2014, 11:49 AM)Julyan Wrote: it seems there not many providers of good synthetic nots

The big 3 come to mind: Muhle, Edwin Jagger (which gets there synthetic from Muhle) and Plisson (who provides synthetic to a few makers).

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 08-13-2014, 01:05 PM
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(08-13-2014, 12:46 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(08-13-2014, 11:49 AM)Julyan Wrote: it seems there not many providers of good synthetic nots

The big 3 come to mind: Muhle, Edwin Jagger (which gets there synthetic from Muhle) and Plisson (who provides synthetic to a few makers).
so basically muhle and Plisson Smile.
what about this "the grooming company" I keep hearing about? is that a plisson brush too?

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