03-20-2015, 08:20 AM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,

Beauty is hard to resist. Such was the case with this shavemac 24mm custom brush. I love the brush except for one thing: the silvertip extra DO1, because it is too scrubby for my ultra sensitive skin. The brush has a 24mm knot set to a 54mm loft in, I believe, birch wood handle, and is tucked inside a nickel plate. Fit and finish are superb. So is the balance. The knot is dense with strong backbone. I regret not ordering it in just silvertip, but it's too late. I have used it three times, but there is no use fighting the DO1 knot. The brush cost $195.54 shipped. You may have the brush for $170, now priced $150 shipped U.S. This is the first and last price drop before withdrawing the brush. Paypal is fine. No trades, please.

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 03-20-2015, 09:00 AM
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  • leonidas
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...that is beautiful...........

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 03-20-2015, 09:05 AM
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That's one beautiful handle! Gorgeous actually

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 03-20-2015, 09:08 AM
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  • Obie
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Yes, gentlemen, it is a gorgeous brush, especially in person, and a pleasure to handle. Thanks.

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 03-20-2015, 09:33 AM
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  • Thug
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That's a gorgeous brush. GLWTS

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 03-20-2015, 11:54 AM
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  • MikekiM
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Whoa...  sweet.

Too bad I am a boar whore or that brush would be mine by now.

GLWTS Obie

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 03-20-2015, 12:20 PM
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  • Obie
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Mike,

Yes, it is an impressive brush in the way it dominates the face. For it's 24mm knot, it hugs the face like a ball of fur. It is an experience. I hate to part with it, but I wish it were less scrubby and the tips just a wee bit softer on my ultra sensitive skin. If it does not go at this price, I'll probably withdraw it and lather in painting strokes. Now I use circular, painting and improvised strokes. For me, painting strokes will minimize the scrubby feel. 

By the way, some years ago, I went through a parade of boar bristle brushes — and eventually passed them on. The only one I have kept is the Semogue Owners Club in the cherry wood handle. That's the only boar brush I don't mind.

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 03-20-2015, 12:29 PM
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Is it scrubby or scritchy? Scrub I like, scritch I don't.

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 03-20-2015, 01:02 PM
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  • Obie
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(03-20-2015, 12:29 PM)AngryGreek Wrote: Is it scrubby or scritchy? Scrub I like, scritch I don't.

Greek,
It is both. The knot's density and backbone give it the scrubby characteristic, while the silvertip DO1 adds the "scritch." To be fair to the DO1, this is not the same "scritch" found in the pure grade badger, which I abhor. Arguably, I equate the "scritch" in this brush to that of the Simpson "best" badger, say the Duke, were it as dense as this brush and had the same strong backbone.

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 03-21-2015, 03:43 PM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,
I have one price drop to $150 before withdrawing the brush. Paypal is fine. No trades, please.

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 03-21-2015, 10:56 PM
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  • Nero
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The trick that has worked for me on the D01 is to soak the brush much longer than other brushes.  
I soak my D01 2-band while I'm showering and the tips are soft as can be and the knot still has all the backbone I need.  (… whereas I only soak my other brushes for a minute or so).

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 03-22-2015, 03:37 AM
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  • MikekiM
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Obie, at last count I have two dozen boar brushes of different shape and size. The SoC is certainly in there. In fact, I believe there are five of them. One cherry handle, one birch and three mounted in custom oscar11 handles. Same for the Semogue 2000. These brushes are notorious for massive splay.. I worked with the maker of the handles using different lofts and cup sizes and it's here where these brushes really shine. I've done the same with Omega 49's, 45's and a few others. I face lather 99% of the time and boars hit the mark every time...

Good luck selling this beauty.


Sent from East of Montauk

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 03-22-2015, 04:59 AM
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  • Obie
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(03-21-2015, 10:56 PM)Nero Wrote: The trick that has worked for me on the D01 is to soak the brush much longer than other brushes.  
I soak my D01 2-band while I'm showering and the tips are soft as can be and the knot still has all the backbone I need.  (… whereas I only soak my other brushes for a minute or so).

Matt, thank you for your thoughts. Actually, I soak all my brushes about 10 or 15 minutes. The brush goes into the scuttle on my way to the shower. By the time I am out of the shower and have stropped the razor, and so on, it is nice and moist. Of course, I do the same with the shavemac, but even the mildest "scritch" irritates my skin. The Simpson best badgers are out of the question. The pure badger you can forget about, despite all the tricks. Interestingly enough, I can still handle some boar bristle brushes. Go figure. Stay well.
Obie

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 03-22-2015, 08:04 AM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,
The razor sold. Thank you for your comments.

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