06-11-2012, 11:22 AM
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  • Songwind
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With the arrival of my loot from Vintage Scent today, I put my brush-buying ways to bed. I didn't shave this morning because I knew it would be coming, so I'll post some action and bloom shots after work.

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That cherry handle is a beaut.

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 06-11-2012, 11:24 AM
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  • Johnny
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(06-11-2012, 11:22 AM)Songwind Wrote: With the arrival of my loot from Vintage Scent today, I put my brush-buying ways to bed.

Yea right, you keep telling yourself that.Biggrin

Enjoy that brush. It's a keeper.

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 06-11-2012, 11:25 AM
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  • Songwind
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(06-11-2012, 11:24 AM)Johnny Wrote: Yea right, you keep telling yourself that.Biggrin

Enjoy that brush. It's a keeper.

I said I put them to bed, not to death. Smile I'm sure it's just a nap.

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 06-11-2012, 11:29 AM
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  • Johnny
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I'm not very observant. Just noticed that's a SOC badger, not boar. Will be interested in what you think. I love my two SOC boars.

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 06-11-2012, 11:49 AM
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I'd also be interested to hear too.

I love my SOC boar but had a bad experience with Semogue finest hair in my LE2011 size one. It was like sandpaper. I'd love to have a ash handled one to match my boar.

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 06-11-2012, 12:03 PM
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  • Songwind
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I have seen several references to this hair needing a bit of breaking in, so I'm planning on that. However, it seems firm-but-soft, dry out of the tube.

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 06-11-2012, 01:20 PM
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  • Brent
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Great to see that you finally got it. I know you've been on the hunt for a good badger for a while so I'm curious to see your impressions and how long the SBAD will be put to bed.

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 06-11-2012, 01:23 PM
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The SOC 2-band is one of the most versatile brushes that I've tried. I really enjoy mine!

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 06-11-2012, 01:45 PM
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These SOC 2-band threads have coerced me into using mine in the morning. How dare you guys make me use such a great brush in the morning.

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 06-11-2012, 01:53 PM
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  • Songwind
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(06-11-2012, 01:20 PM)Brent Wrote: Great to see that you finally got it. I know you've been on the hunt for a good badger for a while so I'm curious to see your impressions and how long the SBAD will be put to bed.

Well, the Vulfix 660s is quite nice, and this one shows all the hallmarks of being quite nice as well. I may do a trade w/ one of my older brushes that's a bit too dense for my tastes, too. So hopefully my brush accumulating ways will stop for a few months at least.

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 06-11-2012, 02:38 PM
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  • tgutc
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Nice brush Eric. I just ordered the same brush last night. I've been out of control with my brush aqqusitions as of late. I'm also hoping the SOC cures me.

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 06-11-2012, 05:53 PM
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  • Teiste
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One of the best finest badger brushes out there.Just give it a couple used (well,I will say 10,at least) before you use it for your shave and you will see how good performs.

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 06-11-2012, 08:38 PM
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(06-11-2012, 05:53 PM)Teiste Wrote: One of the best finest badger brushes out there.Just give it a couple used (well,I will say 10,at least) before you use it for your shave and you will see how good performs.

I lathered it up 5 times during the day today, and used it to shave tonight. It was quite nice already. I look forward to seeing how much better it gets.

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 06-11-2012, 09:20 PM
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Eric, enjoy that Portuguese brush, my friend!

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 06-12-2012, 03:07 AM
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Just received my SOC 2 band- maiden voyage is today!

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 06-12-2012, 07:28 PM
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I reckon it works. :biggrin

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 06-12-2012, 07:36 PM
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  • Johnny
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Thanks Eric for the visual aide. Now I have got to get me one of these.Cool

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 06-12-2012, 08:00 PM
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  • MaxP
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Good News: You've added a very nice brush.

Bad News: You still have SBAD! (I think its chronic)

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 06-13-2012, 05:34 AM
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(06-12-2012, 08:00 PM)MaxP Wrote: Good News: You've added a very nice brush.

Bad News: You still have SBAD! (I think its chronic)

Laughing1 Well put.

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 06-13-2012, 07:16 AM
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  • Songwind
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Now that I've had it for a couple of days, I have played w/ it enough to have some initial thoughts.

The handle is excellent. The finish is beautiful, the burned-in logo is crisp and beautiful. The handle shape is very similar to my 1305, which means it's very easy to hold on to, and comfortable in the hand.

I'm most impressed by, and surprised by the knot.

First of all, the color. The tips aren't as white as I expected based on some pictures, and other Finest brushes I've seen. This isn't a bad thing, just a fact. There are also completely brown bristles interspersed through the brush. They appear to be a bit stiffer than the rest.

Second, the softness. The tips on this brush are very soft. It's a dense, short kind of softness, like a really nice velvet. The backbone is very firm, making for a brush with major presence on the face, but excellent tips for mixing lather so there's no need to mash it against your face and aggravate the skin.

We're still getting to know each other, but I think this is the beginning of an amazing friendship.

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