09-15-2014, 01:27 PM
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  • Teiste
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Disclaimer : I haven't paid for any of the 4 brushes that I have received from Tipsoft brushes.I'm a long time friend with Onur , the gentleman behind this brand , and he sent them to me to test them.After that I will send them to another member of this forum to do the same and write his impressions.

Also keep in mind , regarding my impressions that :

-I'm mainly a synthetic brush user.

-I prefer facelather over bowl lathering and 3 band badger brushes over 2 band.

Good old Onur told me that of all the Tipsofts he was going to send me , he already knew which one was going to be my favorite...and he was totally right about.Again , this have been love at first shave.And why ? Well , Onur , who has more than a 150 top shaving brushes on his collection , knew about my unconditional love towards the M&F 3 band silvertip brushes I have tried in the past and how much I do like them , and this is nothing more than the same kind of silvertip hair on a different handle.

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As the other Tipsoft brushes , this one comes on a nice presentation , on a sturdy box , like the top brands.

And as the other present Tipsoft brushes , this brush is quiet tall due to its long handle , around 60 mm tall handle.

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It shape resembles the famous Simpson M7 , so you can already guess that its very comfortable to hold.And if you are a bowl latherer , then you can assure that this is a great handle for that task.I myself would prefer it a little bit shorter , like the Duke 3 size.Oh well.The handle is also quiet sturdy and heavy , made of resin.This is a heavy brush overall.
If you have big hands , look no further , here is a good candidate.

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As the HMW shaving brush , its loft is around 54 mm tall.Again , I prefer it shorter , around 50 mm , but due to its good/excellent backbone (and no glue bump at all) , its not a big deal.Actuslly I dont know how well it will perform with 4 mm less of loft : maybe its flow wont be as god as it is now.

Also this brush is very densely packed with hair.But quiet densely. Thats something that many wet shavers appreciates and it seems that every Tipsoft brush is packed to the extreme with badger hair , independently of being a 3 or 2 band hair.

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And here a pic compared with the HMW one after the first shave with it.The premium silvertip is the one on the right in both pictures :

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Once used , this premium silvertip blooms more than the HMW 3 band , but its not a problem at all , again , due to the extreme density of hair on the knot , which will make it keep its backbone and well as flow :

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The tips are ultra soft.Yes , very , extremely soft.Like German would say , Thater soft.For me as soft as the M&F 3 band silvertip brushes I have tried , or the Vie Long Beehive silvertip brush , maybe a tiny little bit softer.

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I can only paraphrase what I did write about the M&F 3 band silvertip brush here : http://shavenook.com/thread-morris-and-f...ving-brush

Quote:This is a "luxurious" shaving brush,with velvety soft tips and a perfect amount of backbone and flow,which makes it a pleasure to use it with circular movements on the face.

Yes , this brush feels like luxurious , not floppy at all (far from it) , with great soft tips , density , and flow.Yes , this brush is a winner in my book , over the HMW for sure.

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Ill use it more , but Onur already knew what I like and he was right.This premium silvertip is the Goldilocks for me.

Tipsoft HMW shaving brush.

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 09-15-2014, 01:51 PM
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  • NunoFC
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that's a very beautiful brush

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 09-15-2014, 04:57 PM
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  • refles
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Great contrast as I think many are focused on the 2 highest ends Tipsoft makes. It's great to read a positive review on their Silvertip.. Very interesting to hear about how it's softness stacks against a well established brush like Thater and M&F 3 band silvertip that's quite a group there... Hmmm would there another order imminent? Smile

I can't wait to see what other handles Onur will offer.

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 09-15-2014, 06:13 PM
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Great looking brush. I like the handle design, nice loft, the whole package.

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 09-15-2014, 06:26 PM
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Thank you for the thorough write-up!


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 09-15-2014, 08:13 PM
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SUper ! Waiting for your other Tipsoft brush reviews..!

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 09-16-2014, 02:30 AM
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  • joedy
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Is this a new company? Where are these brushes sold?

-joedy

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 09-16-2014, 04:27 AM
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  • joe j
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great looking brush.

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 09-16-2014, 05:51 AM
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  • refles
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(09-16-2014, 02:30 AM)joedy Wrote: Is this a new company? Where are these brushes sold?

-joedy

New company, from what we know so far (prior Tipsoft HMW thread), its all in Facebook

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 09-16-2014, 02:31 PM
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Just received an email from Tipsoft my 2 brushes are on their way,YahooooooBiggrin

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 09-16-2014, 04:31 PM
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  • Crag
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Those are gorgeous brushes, brother!...beautiful review, too. I love the feathers in the shape of wings...reminds me somehow of the flight school I learned to pilot from...

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 09-19-2014, 11:45 AM
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The Tipsoft HMW looks really similar to WSP's standard HMW. My WSP had quite a few all white thick hairs with cut/broken tips in the knot. Once I tweezed them out, it is a nice brush. More backbone than typical for silvertip, more scrub, and thicker hair shafts.

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