01-25-2016, 06:44 PM
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Anyone have experience with this brush? It is a very good looking brush with what appear to be good specs listed on the website.


It is a very versatile brush for either face or bowl lathering.  The badger is High Mountain Badger.  It feels soft at the tips, while the hair is larger, making the brush firmer.  The knot is 22mm in diameter, at a loft of 48-49mm.  This makes for a dense feeling brush.  The handle is 55mm high and has a nice weight with a larger diameter to help having a good grip.


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 01-25-2016, 06:53 PM
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  • ben74
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No experience with the brush, but it looks good and is keenly priced. 

The company is Canadian and originally started as shaving soap makers in 2014 after a kickstarter campaign.

The brandname comes from the names of his two children.

Also they donate 5% of sales to charity.

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 01-25-2016, 07:20 PM
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Good to know those details, thanks. I placed an order for one so I'll find out for myself how it compares to the WSP HMW, which will be my point of reference.

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 01-25-2016, 08:23 PM
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(01-25-2016, 07:20 PM)mitotiani Wrote: Good to know those details, thanks. I placed an order for one so I'll find out for myself how it compares to the WSP HMW, which will be my point of reference.

How are you liking the WSP knot?

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 01-25-2016, 08:27 PM
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It's a great brush, but I prefer a smaller knot.

How's the Blackbird treating you?

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 01-25-2016, 08:33 PM
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I actually liked the WSP HMW so much, I have questioned if I will continue to use synthetics anymore. Which means I now have the desire to purchase more brushes to try out, all thanks to you number six.

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 01-25-2016, 09:42 PM
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(01-25-2016, 08:33 PM)mitotiani Wrote: I actually liked the WSP HMW so much, I have questioned if I will continue to use synthetics anymore. Which means I now have the desire to purchase more brushes to try out, all thanks to you number six.

love the Blackbird... and you're welcome.

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 01-26-2016, 07:09 AM
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  • Balj86
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(01-25-2016, 06:53 PM)ben74 Wrote: No experience with the brush, but it looks good and is keenly priced. 

The company is Canadian and originally started as shaving soap makers in 2014 after a kickstarter campaign.

The brandname comes from the names of his two children.

Also they donate 5% of sales to charity.

That's awesome they donate 5% of sales to charity. Hopefully in the near future I will purchase something from them since it contributes to charity.

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 01-26-2016, 09:48 AM
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I agree. It's always nice to contribute to businesses that give something back to society.

Plus, it's a great looking brush that has some very good reviews on their website.

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 01-26-2016, 12:06 PM
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No one has experience with this brush? I guess I'll find out what this brush is like when I receive mine.

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 01-26-2016, 06:05 PM
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Too bad the knot is so small.  It does look like a Li Luna (Lansky Corp) handle and one of the Li Luna knots with their logo stamped on it. Good price and a good deal though.

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 05-12-2016, 05:37 AM
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  • Coyote
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I just picked up the High Mountain White. It is 22mmx55mm. 

It is on deck for tomorrow.

Pre and post-bloom.

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From his web-site:

"A question that was often asked and raised was the height of the loft which is a little higher than one normally found in shaving brushes.  The more normal ratio is around 2-2.2 x the knot diameter, which would mean a loft of around 49mm. It is true that the loft used is higher than normal.

However, using 15% more density makes this knot the equivalent of 25mm in diameter of a normal density knot.  This would allow for a loft of around 55mm, without factoring in the equation that High Mountain White badger hair is 1.4 time larger in diameter ensuring better strength than normal or silvertip badger hair.  This is the secret to allowing a higher loft (please don't tell anyone)."

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 05-12-2016, 06:29 AM
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(05-12-2016, 05:37 AM)Coyote Wrote: I just picked up the High Mountain White. It is 22mmx55mm. 

It is on deck for tomorrow.

Pre and post-bloom.

[Image: Henri%20et%20Victoria%20Before_zps0vag785h.jpg]
[Image: Henri%20et%20Victoria%20After_zps6yfduhuz.jpg]

From his web-site:

"A question that was often asked and raised was the height of the loft which is a little higher than one normally found in shaving brushes.  The more normal ratio is around 2-2.2 x the knot diameter, which would mean a loft of around 49mm. It is true that the loft used is higher than normal.

However, using 15% more density makes this knot the equivalent of 25mm in diameter of a normal density knot.  This would allow for a loft of around 55mm, without factoring in the equation that High Mountain White badger hair is 1.4 time larger in diameter ensuring better strength than normal or silvertip badger hair.  This is the secret to allowing a higher loft (please don't tell anyone)."

I got one of the first 100 brushes Claude had made, its been a great brush but I do notice that there must have been a change with the 2nd batch of brushes as I do not get the same type of splay as you are showing.

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 05-13-2016, 06:07 AM
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  • Coyote
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I am impressed with this brush. I face lather. It easily loads in 20 seconds with enough soap for 3+ passes. It is very dense. The tips are very soft, but the brush retains excellent backbone. IMHO, this one is a winner.

FWIW-I also like the HetV soap and aftershave too! 

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 05-13-2016, 08:05 PM
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  • kav
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I became aware of this brush not long ago when a member posted one for sale. I believe he said the Logo was wearing off so buyers may consider a protective seal.

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 05-14-2016, 04:55 PM
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I've thought of buying one of their brushes and maybe some soap too. The both get really good reviews from reputable wet shave enthusiasts/experts. The fact that they donate portions of their sales to charity makes it easier to want to business with them. Not to get off track but does anyone have experience with their soaps or ASs?

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 05-15-2016, 07:25 AM
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  • Coyote
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Scroll up a bit. I am very impressed with both the performance and the scent in the soap and the aftershave splash.

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