01-05-2016, 04:53 PM
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Thought I'd try something completely different from what I've been using. The brush comes shipped in a wooden box with a magnetically latched sliding top... Really nice presentation.[Image: 9d74c1d29d7a4505103096706c72e525.jpg]
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The handle is beautifully made weighing 165 g., the bottom is highly polished chrome. The knot measures 22x55mm is extremely soft and much more compliant than any of my other newer brushes. During shampooing and first lather the brush shed many hairs. After drying no more hairs were shed. The tips are extremely soft.

I enjoy a brush with a substantial handle it makes loading very nice. I'm looking forward to using this brush as it is so different.

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 01-05-2016, 04:58 PM
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That is an elegant brush and indeed, quite different.  Congratulations on a great acquisition.

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 01-05-2016, 04:58 PM
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Are you going to get the matching Razor to go with it?

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 01-05-2016, 05:01 PM
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Lovely handle on that one, enjoy.

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 01-05-2016, 05:02 PM
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nice! i remember those "old school" style handles they released some time ago, those were some great looking brushes.

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 01-05-2016, 05:45 PM
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  • ben74
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Congratulations! 

I ordered one before Christmas and am still waiting for it to arrive.

The 2 tone handle is very pleasing and I'm familiar with the huge, soft knot. (I actually really regret selling my Retro LE from a few years back.)

I passed on the matching razor too. Although the etched head was a nice detail, its not a razor that would see much use from me.

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 01-05-2016, 05:55 PM
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Beautiful brush man. Enjoy that thing

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 01-05-2016, 06:10 PM
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I could not resist either and have one on the way, too. Rarely that I get a 3 Band...

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 01-05-2016, 06:14 PM
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Ausgezeichnet!

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 01-05-2016, 06:24 PM
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  • ben74
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(01-05-2016, 06:10 PM)German Wrote: I could not resist either and have one on the way, too. Rarely that I get a 3 Band...

I went with the SilverTip too, I wonder if any TSN members opted for the synthetic version?

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 01-05-2016, 06:24 PM
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(01-05-2016, 04:58 PM)Jsanchez Wrote: Are you going to get the matching Razor to go with it?
Not planning on it,but it would make a nice set.
(01-05-2016, 06:14 PM)primotenore Wrote: Ausgezeichnet!
Danke.

Thanks everyone, it's a pretty neat brush. Besides the resin and the weight the bottom is engraved beautifully. It's so shiny I couldn't get a good picture. 

I gave it another lather with some Body Shop Maca cream since there's a bit of funk. The only shedding were some little curly hairs and the lather was abundant. The feel on my hand was nice and soft with big feel.  Yeah, it doesn't have a lot of backbone, but sure feels good.

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 01-05-2016, 06:26 PM
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(01-05-2016, 06:24 PM)number six Wrote:
(01-05-2016, 04:58 PM)Jsanchez Wrote: Are you going to get the matching Razor to go with it?
Not planning on it,but it would make a nice set.

(01-05-2016, 06:14 PM)primotenore Wrote: Ausgezeichnet!
Danke.

Thanks everyone, it's a pretty neat brush. Besides the resin and the weight the bottom is engraved beautifully. It's so shiny I couldn't get a good picture. 

I gave it another lather with some Body Shop Maca cream since there's a bit of funk. The only shedding were some little curly hairs and the lather was abundant. The feel on my hand was nice and soft with big feel.  Yeah, it doesn't have a lot of backbone, but sure feels good.

I recall the Retro LE series were a bit "funky" too. A well perfumed soap helps eradicate this quickly...

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 01-05-2016, 10:39 PM
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Looks like the retro series brushes were larger at the base.25mm, and perhaps had more backbone. For a 22mm? knot this bloom is huge. I'm really looking forward to taking her for a spin.

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 01-05-2016, 11:28 PM
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(01-05-2016, 06:24 PM)ben74 Wrote: I went with the SilverTip too, I wonder if any TSN members opted for the synthetic version?

I picked up the synthetic version a while back, seeing as I already have the Retro and thought the anniversary edition would be similar.

Muhle Is generally my preferred synthetic and this one is very good, the brush does seem to splay a little easier than my other Muhle XL (Albeit not as easily as a Plisson) Although this could be accredited to the heavier handle and not realising that I'm actually applying more pressure.

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 01-06-2016, 12:39 AM
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Well done Any, that's a beautiful pair!

I'd like to replace my Retro (not sure why I let it go)...

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 01-06-2016, 11:30 AM
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Would be cool if someone could compare the new brush with the retro

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 01-07-2016, 09:44 PM
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Very good looking brush.

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 01-07-2016, 09:45 PM
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Really classy looking brush!

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 01-07-2016, 10:03 PM
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Thanks. I should take another pic of the dry knot, it seems to have gotten even bigger!

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 01-07-2016, 10:11 PM
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(01-07-2016, 10:03 PM)number six Wrote: Thanks. I should take another pic of the dry knot, it seems to have gotten even bigger!

Sweet!
I did not know Muhle even did anything besides STF anymore. That is a beautiful knot.

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