11-03-2014, 02:21 PM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,

Have you used the shavemac 280 silvertip brush and what are your thoughts on it? This is the one with the 82mm high handle and 26mm knot. I have eyed this brush for several years. Such tall handles do wonders for my arthritic hands. Also, any scritch in the tips? Thanks.

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 11-04-2014, 07:44 AM
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  • Giorgio
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Wow Obie, that IS a big brush! Reminds me a little of a Victorian. I have not used this specific brush handle so I can't speak there, but I do have two Shavemacs in Silvertip and I can tell you that there is zero scritch on them. They were both excellent from day one, but of course like all my Shavemacs, they improved even more with continued use. Both exhibit the hooked tips. Hope that helps!

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 11-04-2014, 08:21 AM
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  • Obie
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Hello Griorgio,

Thank you for the information. I agree with you on the shavemac brushes. I have had several through the years and loved them all. The 280 model fascinates me. That handle must be a mile long. I keep going back and forth on ordering it. Stay well.

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 11-04-2014, 10:44 AM
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It is actually taller than the Rooney/M&F Victorian and may even be moving into the Rubberset 400 territory! I can let you know for sure later on.

IIRC the Victorian has a 75mm handle + 50mm loft = 125mm height

My experience is that any handle over 70mm is slightly awkward for face lathering but is quite nice for just about any bowl. Perhaps even a mug if you really felt like it!

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 11-04-2014, 10:52 AM
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  • Obie
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NSmalls,

Thank you for information. The tallest brush handle I have is on the Qedusa 3326, which comes with 26mm knot and a 70mm handle. I love the brush in every way. The shavemac 280 handle is at 80mm with a 26mm knot. These tall handles are perfect for my arthritic hands.

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 11-04-2014, 12:16 PM
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Do you use it for face lathering? If so, do you find it comfortable?

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 11-04-2014, 12:30 PM
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  • Obie
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(11-04-2014, 12:16 PM)NSmalls Wrote: Do you use it for face lathering? If so, do you find it comfortable?
Yes, I face lather with my 26mm Qedusa silvertip. The loft is around 57mm and has medium backbone. I like a brush to engulf a good portion of my Hollywood face, and this one does. So does my 30mm Thater silvertip. Anything smaller than a 26mm knot does not suit me.

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 11-04-2014, 12:56 PM
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57mm sounds like it is a bit too much loft for me. The highest I go on any brush is about 50mm, absolute maximum 52mm.

I get on fine with the smaller knots as long as they are fan shaped. 22mm bulb is not a good option for me.

Anyway sorry to go off topic but let us know if you end up buying it!

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 11-04-2014, 07:40 PM
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BTW measured my Rubberset 400

80mm handle + 50mm knot = 130mm brush

Could be a good option if you like crafting Cool

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 11-04-2014, 07:49 PM
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  • Obie
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Yes, that's a possibility, thanks.

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