07-22-2015, 04:42 PM
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  • Teddyboy
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I was just looking at Plisson's website and noticed that their second and third top tier hairs are European White and European Gray, respectfully.  I am aware of Plisson's reputation for quality but I have never heard of these hair types.  If you have used either of them could you share your impressions?

Thanks.

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 07-22-2015, 05:09 PM
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  • Barrylu
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(07-22-2015, 04:42 PM)Teddyboy Wrote: I was just looking at Plisson's website and noticed that their second and third top tier hairs are European White and European Gray, respectfully.  I am aware of Plisson's reputation for quality but I have never heard of these hair types.  If you have used either of them could you share your impressions?

Thanks.

I have and have had many Plissons. I have a #20 HMW with bone handle on the way from France as I type this. In my experience the top of the line knot,High Mountain White. can not be beat by any other brush maker. The European White and Grey are as good as any other quality brush.

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 07-22-2015, 05:13 PM
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  • DLP
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I've been looking at their brushes.  of course the handle I like has the Russian Grey hair and to the European Grey.

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 07-23-2015, 02:24 AM
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HMW is all you need for any plissons!

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 07-23-2015, 06:12 AM
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  • Coyote
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I have a #12 Plisson European Grey Badger Lucite: 22mmx56mm

It is one of my favorites. It works superbly with any type of soap.

Bob

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 07-23-2015, 06:14 AM
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Bob, that is a very nice looking brush Love

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 07-23-2015, 07:39 AM
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  • blzrfn
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I have never owned a Plisson brush that I found uncomfortable to use and own or have owned HMW, European White and some unknown lower grades.  I can say that even the high end brushes can have a bit of scritch or poke to them, but it's all in how you use the brush that will determine how it feels to you.  The vintage brushes are all that I chase now and there are some really nice knots from back in the day across the entire range.

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 07-23-2015, 05:11 PM
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How does a Plisson size 8 compare to a simpson wee scot in size?

anyone have both that could share a pic?

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 07-24-2015, 04:47 AM
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  • Teddyboy
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That's a good question - how does one convert their sizing system to the conventional one?

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 07-24-2015, 05:14 AM
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  • Coyote
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Ted-This will give you the dimensions. The French version is in MM's: http://blaireauxplisson.com/fr/content/9...es-tailles

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 07-24-2015, 06:49 AM
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  • blzrfn
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This should save you a click:

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 07-25-2015, 07:50 PM
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  • Teddyboy
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Thanks Coyote and blzrfn for the very useful info.  The loft:diam ratio is pretty high.  Can their brushes possibly have decent backbone?

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 07-26-2015, 05:36 AM
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Quote:Can their brushes possibly have decent backbone?

Yep.........

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