06-14-2012, 08:07 PM
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  • tgutc
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I ordered a 24mm Silver Tip brush from http://whippeddog.com. I was a little skeptical when I heard about them because they are $20 shipped to your house! He offers four different resin handles for his 24mm knots. You can either pay $16 for a knot and handle separate or $20 for it put together. I chose for it to come complete but this would be a good opurtunity for someone who wants to install their first knot themselve. It arrived three days ago and my first impression was that it reminded me of my Duke 3 in many ways. The knots are about the same size although the Dukes is more dense. The tips of the two brush's are about equally soft and I've heard other people compare Simpsons Best hair with others silver tip's so this dose not suprise me. The whipped dog's handle is more comfortable because it's taller. The whipped dog has very good backbone, way better than I expected. I've used it to face and bowl lather with and it's more than capable at both. My only knock was the shedding during the first use. I estimate it shed about ten hairs but only two on the second go around so I do not expect this to be a long term issue. Overall I'm very impressed with this brush. I really can't believe this thing cost twenty dollars shipped to my house. This would be an amazing starter brush for someone but also a great addition for any one with a moderate size brush collection.
   
   
   
   

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 06-14-2012, 11:53 PM
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  • Teiste
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Interesting.Thanks for the info.I got a handle from him and Im very pleased.Next stop should be a badger knot.
Could you please post some pics of it?

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 06-15-2012, 04:56 AM
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  • Songwind
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I've wondered about these as well. I have some friends who are interested in getting into traditional wet shaving to one degree or another on a budget. This will be a good possibility of a first brush.

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 06-15-2012, 10:49 AM
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(06-15-2012, 04:56 AM)Songwind Wrote: I've wondered about these as well. I have some friends who are interested in getting into traditional wet shaving to one degree or another on a budget. This will be a good possibility of a first brush.

I think if I was buying a brush for a friend to start with this would be the one.

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 06-15-2012, 12:06 PM
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i just picked up a silvertip 24/65 for $16 shipped to canada.

can't go wrong for that price. Tongue

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 06-15-2012, 12:18 PM
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Great looking brush - 65mm knot that bucered mentioned may be a bit high for me but I imagine he'll set it at where you want or put it together.

I agree with the comments on a great starter brush.

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 06-15-2012, 12:31 PM
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(06-15-2012, 12:18 PM)Brent Wrote: Great looking brush - 65mm knot that bucered mentioned may be a bit high for me but I imagine he'll set it at where you want or put it together.

I agree with the comments on a great starter brush.

I asked him about the lofts and he said:

Larry from WhippedDog.com Wrote:The height of the brush is 65mm and then are sunk into the knot hole about 8-10mm leaving about 55mm exposed.

Some guys like to sink their knots deeper. This gives less exposed hair, but the constriction of the hair bloom (like a flower) gives more body. You can scrub better, but still retain the silvertip softness. I can drill the hole in the resin knot 10mm deeper. I charge $5 for drilling labor.

Email me to verify I have the handle interested in, and I will give you the total and payment details then.

Thanks,
Larry

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 06-15-2012, 12:39 PM
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Thanks for the info Eric. It's good that even customizing it it turns out to be about 20 bucks. Amazing.

And as always, if you wanted to save a bit of cash you can order the knot and handle separate and do it yourself.

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 06-15-2012, 12:47 PM
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(06-15-2012, 12:18 PM)Brent Wrote: Great looking brush - 65mm knot that bucered mentioned may be a bit high for me but I imagine he'll set it at where you want or put it together.

I agree with the comments on a great starter brush.

i'll set it at 15mm or so, leaving 50mm loft. right around my sweet spot. most of the TGN's are 65-67mm too.

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 06-15-2012, 02:38 PM
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can you take more photos of that handle?

is this the handle used in your brush?

http://www.whippeddog.com/products/view/...dle-b0123d

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 06-15-2012, 06:37 PM
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Thanks for the review. I have heard of these brushes for a while but this is the first review that I have read. This would be a great brush to gift to a newbie.

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 06-15-2012, 09:08 PM
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I can't tell if that's the same handle Andrew. I'll take some more pics by tommorow for you.

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 06-15-2012, 10:35 PM
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(06-15-2012, 09:08 PM)tgutc Wrote: I can't tell if that's the same handle Andrew. I'll take some more pics by tommorow for you.

thanks. I like the look of the brush you got, and for $20, I don't think you really could go wrong.

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 06-16-2012, 12:54 AM
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  • Teiste
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Thanks for the pics.20 dollars for that brush is truly a bargain.

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 06-16-2012, 02:11 AM
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I've added a few more shots of the handle. Sorry about the pics I'm not very good with this photo stuff but I don't think it's the same handle as the link Andrew included because it looks like that one has some indentations for grip? I included a shot next to the Duke because the Duke's handle does seem to be small for some but I've never had a problem with that but I do have relatively small hands. The whipped Dog's is taller and slightly fatter.

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 06-16-2012, 02:28 AM
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Thanks Travis..Looks like $20, well spent..Enjoy the brush....

Best,
Julian

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 06-16-2012, 03:41 PM
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(06-16-2012, 02:11 AM)tgutc Wrote: I've added a few more shots of the handle. Sorry about the pics I'm not very good with this photo stuff but I don't think it's the same handle as the link Andrew included because it looks like that one has some indentations for grip? I included a shot next to the Duke because the Duke's handle does seem to be small for some but I've never had a problem with that but I do have relatively small hands. The whipped Dog's is taller and slightly fatter.

thanks for the extra photos. let us know how the brush works after you're a few shaves in. I might be interested in buying a whipped dog brush in the near future if you post good thoughts on their products.

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 06-16-2012, 04:18 PM
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  • Dave
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I think I'm going to buy one of these (or a Muhle HJM) to give away in a Noob pack. I haven't made up my mind yet.

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