12-08-2015, 03:04 PM
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Hi all, I'm a newbie here with a question. My wife surprised me with an AOS silvertip brush with engraved heavy handle. It is a beautiful brush. I'm concerned that this is way overpriced at $250. Who makes this brush? Did she get ripped off? How does it stack up against similarly priced brushes. Thank you. This is a great forum

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 12-08-2015, 03:42 PM
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  • grantmm
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I'm not positive if this is still that case, but a year or two ago the Silvertip brushes were simply a rebranded Shavemac.  The mark up compared to purchasing from Shavemac directly is substantial. It is a high quality brush, but you can get A LOT of brush for that amount elsewhere.

That doesn't change the fact that your wife got you a lovely present and the brush itself is wonderful. IMO, that is an awesome gift and a true keeper of a wife Smile Keep both of them forever!

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 12-08-2015, 03:51 PM
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  • Rufus
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My sentiments exactly.  Keep your wife and the brush; it's the thought that counts and nothing else.

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 12-08-2015, 04:57 PM
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I once emailed AOS and asked who made their brushes.  The response was that they are made in Germany but the name of the manufacturer was a trade secret.  The AOS brushes are nice but, as is the case with all their hardware, overpriced.  It's a great gift though.  I would not buy one but would keep it and enjoy it if my wife gave it to me.

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 12-08-2015, 05:04 PM
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  • Giorgio
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I thought I remember reading somewhere (can't recall the source) they were made by Mühle...and from what I have seen in the stores I would believe it. 

Congrats on the brush as that was a lovely and thoughtful gift from your wife...enjoy it  Biggrin

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 12-08-2015, 05:25 PM
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(12-08-2015, 03:42 PM)grantmm Wrote: I'm not positive if this is still that case, but a year or two ago the Silvertip brushes were simply a rebranded Shavemac.  The mark up compared to purchasing from Shavemac directly is substantial. It is a high quality brush, but you can get A LOT of brush for that amount elsewhere.

That doesn't change the fact that your wife got you a lovely present and the brush itself is wonderful. IMO, that is an awesome gift and a true keeper of a wife Smile Keep both of them forever!

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 12-08-2015, 05:29 PM
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(12-08-2015, 03:42 PM)grantmm Wrote: I'm not positive if this is still that case, but a year or two ago the Silvertip brushes were simply a rebranded Shavemac.  The mark up compared to purchasing from Shavemac directly is substantial. It is a high quality brush, but you can get A LOT of brush for that amount elsewhere.

That doesn't change the fact that your wife got you a lovely present and the brush itself is wonderful. IMO, that is an awesome gift and a true keeper of a wife Smile Keep both of them forever!

I agree 100%. I wouldn't buy it myself but if my wife were to buy if for me I would use it in a heartbeat and never sell it. I think they are very nice looking brushes, just a tad expensive compared to others out there.

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 12-08-2015, 05:32 PM
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  • chazt
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Ditto to all the above. Congratulations on your great fortune! Enjoy the brush and be nice to your bride  Biggrin

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 12-08-2015, 05:43 PM
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Thank you all for the response I will definitely keep both the wife and brush. I alway thought AOS was way overpriced. I have a feeling it's made by muhle

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 12-08-2015, 05:45 PM
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(12-08-2015, 05:32 PM)chazt Wrote: Ditto to all the above. Congratulations on your great fortune! Enjoy the brush and be nice to your bride  Biggrin

Hey chazt, I'm originally from bayside

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 12-08-2015, 06:02 PM
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(12-08-2015, 05:43 PM)Thesil Wrote: Thank you all for the response I will definitely keep both the wife and brush. I alway thought AOS was way overpriced. I have a feeling it's made by muhle

I am thinking the same thing after hearing they are made in Germany and remembering they sell Muhle Products, plus the knots look like Muhle kind of to me. I bet it's a nice brush.

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 12-08-2015, 07:48 PM
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(12-08-2015, 05:43 PM)Thesil Wrote: Thank you all for the response I will definitely keep both the wife and brush. I alway thought AOS was way overpriced. I have a feeling it's made by muhle

Great to hear and enjoy the brush. Thumbsup

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 12-08-2015, 10:29 PM
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If it is Muhle, then you still made out with something you can he proud to use and brag about to your friends.

"Did your wife seek out a handmade brush made in Germany?"  (Elbows wife and winks)

She'll start the wet shaving trend in your circle of friends and collegues.

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 12-09-2015, 09:02 AM
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I've read several versions about the makers of the AOS brushes; some say it is shavemac, while others say it is Mühle or VP Leonhardy.

Regardless of that, you have yourself a nice shaving brush, and a lovely gift from your wife, congratulations! Smile

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 12-09-2015, 02:47 PM
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(12-08-2015, 05:45 PM)Thesil Wrote:
(12-08-2015, 05:32 PM)chazt Wrote: Ditto to all the above. Congratulations on your great fortune! Enjoy the brush and be nice to your bride  Biggrin

Hey chazt, I'm originally from bayside

When did you leave? If it was 15-20 or more years ago, you might barely recognize it. Sadly, Very Sadly, my beloved Bayside (even most of northeast Queens) has become a hotbed of home remodels. We're now home to the reviled and hideous "McMansions." I intensely dislike those ugly monstrosities.

Where are you now? Did you leave the area entirely?

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 12-09-2015, 05:49 PM
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  • grantmm
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Your last name isn't Belding, is it?

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 12-09-2015, 07:53 PM
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Nope, not me

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 12-09-2015, 07:58 PM
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(12-09-2015, 02:47 PM)chazt Wrote:
(12-08-2015, 05:45 PM)Thesil Wrote:
(12-08-2015, 05:32 PM)chazt Wrote: Ditto to all the above. Congratulations on your great fortune! Enjoy the brush and be nice to your bride  Biggrin

Hey chazt, I'm originally from bayside

When did you leave? If it was 15-20 or more years ago, you might barely recognize it. Sadly, Very Sadly, my beloved Bayside (even most of northeast Queens) has become a hotbed of home remodels. We're now home to the reviled and hideous "McMansions." I intensely dislike those ugly monstrosities.

Where are you now? Did you leave the area entirely?

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 12-09-2015, 08:00 PM
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I left in '68, but my folks lived there till '93. Lived in clearview from '51-68. Graduated bayside high in '61. It was a great place to grow up  Been in northern NJ since

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