07-17-2015, 09:58 AM
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  • kwsher
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I had mistakenly posted this in another thread but didn't want to hi-jack the topic. I just saw that Stirling is offering a 26mm synthetic brush now. News to me...

Not sure if you guys saw it or not:
http://www.stirlingsoap.com/synthetic-shave-brush-26mm/

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 07-17-2015, 10:03 AM
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(07-17-2015, 09:58 AM)kwsher Wrote: I had mistakenly posted this in another thread but didn't want to hi-jack the topic. I just saw that Stirling is offering a 26mm synthetic brush now. News to me...

Not sure if you guys saw it or not:
http://www.stirlingsoap.com/synthetic-shave-brush-26mm/

I saw this the other day and was going to post about it too. It is a good price at $20 and looks like many other nice synthetics. Interested in hearing feedback if anyone has one.

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 07-17-2015, 12:39 PM
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The knot looks like the Plisson, but it's a 26mm.

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 07-18-2015, 06:06 AM
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It's a Plisson style knot, just bigger. My understanding is that it feels similar to the TGC and the Fine Synthetic. Much better backbone than the Plisson. At $20 its a freaking steal. Apple's to apple's it competes price wise with the Fine but you get a larger knot (if you like/need that) and performance should rival the TGC at a considerably cheaper price. Plus I think they look good. And Rod is a really nice guy. Time to order more bath soap and toss a new brush into the cart!

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 07-18-2015, 08:28 AM
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Where are they sourcing these from? Is it just the one factory?

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 07-18-2015, 04:16 PM
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(07-18-2015, 06:06 AM)drivenlegend Wrote: It's a Plisson style knot, just bigger. My understanding is that it feels similar to the TGC and the Fine Synthetic. Much better backbone than the Plisson. At $20 its a freaking steal. Apple's to apple's it competes price wise with the Fine but you get a larger knot (if you like/need that) and performance should rival the TGC at a considerably cheaper price. Plus I think they look good. And Rod is a really nice guy. Time to order more bath soap and toss a new brush into the cart!

Just received one.  Rod's shipping is very impressive - less than 48 hours from order to mailbox.  

It does look, feel and act like a Plisson.  Whether it has more backbone is hard to tell because it is offset by the bigger loft. The knot is just a shade smaller than an Omega 49.

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 07-23-2015, 05:16 AM
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just on shavebusta´s channel...


Well done, Michael!

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 07-23-2015, 05:58 AM
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Yes, the brush's performance looks really good in the vid, the price is hard to beat and the handle reminds me of the handle shape on the Omega 10066 which I find very comfortable. From past experience I think I would lower the loft 10mm if I got one. All told a very tempting brush for users of synthetic brushes.

Bob

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 07-25-2015, 05:30 AM
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Had to pull the trigger on this brush last night after watching Busta rave in that video. Love my plissons. Only brush knots that are in my den.

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 07-25-2015, 03:24 PM
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Mine will be in Tuesday along with a tub of Executive Man.  Can't wait to try both.

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 07-25-2015, 03:33 PM
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The new Stirling synthetic shave brush is an outstanding lather maker. Stirling's synthetic shave brush is advertised to have a knot of 26mm, and a loft of 63mm. My brush measured: Knot 29mm, Loft:62. The knot has a decent sized glue bump. Essentially reducing the effective loft of the brush to 49mm. In other words this brush does not perform like a brush with a loft of 63mm. The shorter effective loft 49mm, caused by the glue bump, gives this super soft brush great backbone. Something many synthetic brushes lack. 

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 07-25-2015, 03:51 PM
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(07-18-2015, 06:06 AM)drivenlegend Wrote: It's a Plisson style knot, just bigger. My understanding is that it feels similar to the TGC and the Fine Synthetic. Much better backbone than the Plisson. At $20 its a freaking steal. Apple's to apple's it competes price wise with the Fine but you get a larger knot (if you like/need that) and performance should rival the TGC at a considerably cheaper price. Plus I think they look good. And Rod is a really nice guy. Time to order more bath soap and toss a new brush into the cart!

I think it looks like the Plisson too. The Fine is a Plisson type knot according to a review by TSE on youtube, but only 20mm. Thanks for confirming this brush, I am buying today. That is a great price.

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 07-25-2015, 08:31 PM
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One thing I've noticed with these Plisson-type knots compared to the brushes from Plisson is the glue bumps. Those looking for a similar feel but from a larger knot may be disappointed, myself included. I have two custom brushes in the works currently using a 24mm knot. According to Bob it has a glue bump which will be noticeable at any loft 54mm and higher. A loft closer to 57-60 would be needed to maintain the same loft:knot ratio of the Plisson. We will see. To me it seems that the knot construction may be the true distinguisher in these brushes now that it appears the same fibers are being sourced easier.

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 07-26-2015, 10:31 AM
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  • Howler
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Rod, lives close by next month I'm going to visit him. I definitely want that brush, the Fine Brush is outstanding.

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 07-26-2015, 10:42 AM
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Dang, just went to get one and I think they are sold out!

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 07-27-2015, 10:54 AM
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I saw Busta and Chris Bailey's raving reviews about this brush and it peaked my interest.  I've had a Plisson and a TGC, both of which I sold.  Currently I have a Satin Tip "The Purest" in black but I don't use it except for travel.  I didn't care for the springy feel of the TGC and the Plisson was just too soft for my liking.  May have to give one of these a try.

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 07-27-2015, 11:08 AM
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(07-27-2015, 10:54 AM)molon_labe Wrote: I saw Busta and Chris Bailey's raving reviews about this brush and it peaked my interest.  I've had a Plisson and a TGC, both of which I sold.  Currently I have a Satin Tip "The Purest" in black but I don't use it except for travel.  I didn't care for the springy feel of the TGC and the Plisson was just too soft for my liking.  May have to give one of these a try.

This brush is now sold out and I heard he is getting 22mm in next shipment instead of 26mm. I hope he gets 26mm again because no use for a 22mm. I emailed him last night so hopefully I will hear back soon.

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 07-27-2015, 03:31 PM
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..............they still have seconds.........

..........but the seconds are only a $1 cheaper than the non-seconds..........

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 07-27-2015, 03:56 PM
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Just as a heads up guys,

Chiseled Face also sells the same knots, so if you are lookgin to find something like that, you can get them there. 24mm and 28mm

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This is his 28mm in a custom wood handle

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 07-27-2015, 05:22 PM
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I just grabbed a scratched logo 2nd. I have no issue with a scratched logo at that price.

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