05-01-2015, 03:15 AM
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Butterscotch Edition
Model 13065-2

Hair mix: 50% mane hair - 50% tail hair
Overall Length - 107mm.
Handle Length - 54mm.
Loft - 53mm.
Knot - 24mm.


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My 3rd brush from Vie-Long but my 1st White Horse
As you can see has no similarity with that Boar that some turkish sellers represent as "Horse" brush.
I haven't test it yet in my face,still is in the preparation stage [white vinegar soluble plus 2 times bowl lathering as a start before touches my skin]
The bristles are much more softer than other Horse brushes from Vie-Long,those who look "red"
There is no "birds nest" effect yet,no smell and does not bloom easily.
Soon i will post photos from the "official" bowl lather test to see how it performs.

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 05-01-2015, 03:22 AM
#2
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Very nice knot on that brush. Let us know how it performs. 

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 05-01-2015, 03:37 AM
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Thank you !
I like the colour plus the shape of the handle,it's unique in my cabinet of brushes.

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 05-01-2015, 04:26 AM
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I am liking it too. Very nice!  Reminds me of the beautiful colors found in some SOTD pics

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 05-01-2015, 04:31 AM
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Vie Long is putting out some great looking brushes lately.  Congrats.

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 05-03-2015, 12:14 PM
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  • Niro884
  • Italian Shaving Enthusiast
  • Stoney Creek, Ontario CANADA
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Very nice looking brush indeed. Would love to hear your feedback.  I love the look of the white. I have never tried a horse hair, but this one might just be in my future. The specs are exactly what I prefer.  Where was it purchased? L

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 05-04-2015, 05:30 AM
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  • Balj86
  • Senior Member
  • Maryland USA
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I love the vie long handles. I think one thing they can improve to make it superior is to engrave the name and logo on the handle. The printed name tends to fade away which is the issue I had with mine. 

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 05-04-2015, 03:50 PM
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  • chazt
  • Senior Member
  • Bayside, NY
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That's a very nice looking brush. It is a beautiful combination of handle and knot. Enjoy your shaves!

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 05-04-2015, 09:17 PM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
  • Senior Member
  • Cambridgeshire, UK (CONUS post address)
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Be sure to comb the knot after it dries (every time) or it will develop tangles.  Typical for horse hair.

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 05-05-2015, 07:22 PM
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Nice, I have two Vie Long horse hair brushes, one with the red hair and one with white hair. The red hair is just meh but the white hair brush is outstanding. Enjoy!

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 05-08-2015, 12:22 AM
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Thank you for the replies my friends !

Smile 

I took my new brush,wash it 2 times,i make palm lather twice

I rinse it and the very next day i made the first test,i was disappointed,here are the photo from the second test:

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Unfortunately there is the so called "birds nest" !
I didn't apply too much pressure,i was swirling the brush as i did with all my brushes
I don't like painting moves,those are for a finish work just before the blade starts working.
The volume of the falling water isn't the maximum but still the knot can't resist.
I am not happy,the knot is soft with no good backbone,even a Lijun Silvertip looks better than this brush.
Soon i will post bowl lather photos,there looks good but when the real job began this brush has only few things to show.

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 05-08-2015, 02:29 AM
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That's a pretty sorry sight - all I know is that my Vie Long 12705B white horse do NOT act like that... and I've abused it as much as I have my other brushes. Either I'm doing something very right, or there is a significant difference between the different white horse brushes.

As an aside, my unbleached tan 13051M is significantly stiffer and scritchier (YMMV, but I enjoy it). My white horse is definitely softer and has less backbone.

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 05-08-2015, 03:58 AM
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  • leonidas
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  • Jerez de la Frontera
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.....i bought a Vie-Long horsehair brush not too long ago........... it was horrible..

........i didn't realize it until i used it for the first time, but the entire center (about the size of a nickel) of the brush was matted and seemed as though it was glued down....
........i returned it .......  that was first and last purchase of the Vie-long horsehair......

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 05-08-2015, 05:50 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
  • Senior Member
  • Cambridgeshire, UK (CONUS post address)
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It's unfortunate to see the damage done, but you need to remember that horse hair just doesn't have the same fiber strength or backbone as other brushes.  They excel at bowl-lathering creams for this reason.
Just looking at the lather shot above, it's fairly obvious that you used too much pressure and crushed the knot.
Horse hair isn't for everyone.

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 05-09-2015, 11:23 PM
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In the beginning nothing seems bad,that's why i say that bowl lather photos are good for "show"

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After few swirling moves in my face
The knot starts to open for what we called as "bird's nest" although i say it "grenade effect"


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This is after the towel drying procedure

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This brush is good only for paintings moves which i don't like them at all as a part of main shave
I didn't bought a brush having in my mind that i can't use it for swirling.


Undecided

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 05-13-2015, 12:12 AM
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I let the brush soaked 30 sec in hot water,look how it came out !
The only "pressure" on this brush was his own weight,if a knot can stand the weight of a handle can you imagine latter while swirling the results?

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After the few seconds that i start swirling

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Face lather results

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If i wanted a brush just for painting moves i could buy a cheap chinese brush for 4 euro

Even a Lijun brush has much better backbone and no "bird nest effect,i am done with this brush
I am not an expert,i have tested about 120 brushes-this one is not for me.

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 05-13-2015, 03:53 AM
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  • Deuce
  • Just a guy
  • Cave Creek
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My Vie Long Horse is the same handle, but in brown hair and a fan shape. As a face latherer it comes out of my stable every 3-4 weeks for a weeks usage. It's approximately 2 years old, and it has performed well. The bristles are firm , similar to my Sahvemac flat top from Rudy Vey. Never had the bird's nest/splaying effect seen here. But I have seen that on some boars. Maybe it's the fan shape? 

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 05-13-2015, 07:20 AM
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I have the humble 12705 in bulb and fan shape;
the fan does have that roadkill style of hair Dodgy when lathering

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 05-13-2015, 08:43 AM
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I got two pure unbleached horsehair brushes - one white and one tan - and neither act like that despite my abuse (I twirl, I pump, I swipe - in my bowls and on my face). I'll do a bit of lather making tomorrow and take pictures.

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 05-16-2015, 08:32 AM
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Can you post the photos ?

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