02-08-2016, 06:43 PM
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2 Wonderful Brush Makers
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The top two pictures are from Andrew Moss known as Harry Wally and the bottom two pictures are from Nathan Clark also known as Envyshave.
Andrew made two incredible Wood brushes. Such beautiful impeccable work, and I am personally not a big fan of wooden handle brushes but these are exquisite. The knots are both Silvertip from Virginia Chang 30 mm and 24 mm. They both have very soft tips good backbone, wonderful for face lathering.
Nathan Clark brushes are just as incredible and his knots are some of the best, especially the EnvyWhite. Incredibly soft tips great backbone. Yes they are not Simpson, ShaveMac, Wiborg, or M&F, maybe a very slight notch below, but they are half the price. Both these brush makers,, best bang for the buck.
They are both wonderful to work with and will do the best to create anything that you truly want. I can't recommend them highly enough. You can find them both on Etsy. Go now and order your brushes.
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 02-08-2016, 06:48 PM
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I love the EnvyWhite brush. Decently soft, but just incredible backbone. very nicely dense and great flow-through. Fantastic.

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 02-08-2016, 07:26 PM
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Fine looking brushes. I only have experience with Andrew Moss's work and whole heartedly agree with your comments. I have liked every brush he has made for me.

Bob

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 02-08-2016, 07:58 PM
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Very nice brushes indeed. Just don't go spreading Andrew's name around, though. It's hard enough to get him to make brushes for me. I don't want him flooded with requests from too many others.  Biggrin

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 02-08-2016, 08:33 PM
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Wonderful brushes! Thumbsup

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 02-08-2016, 09:43 PM
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I know of Nathans page. Can you give me a link to the Etsy page of Andrew? I would appreciate it.

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 02-08-2016, 10:06 PM
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 02-08-2016, 10:07 PM
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(02-08-2016, 09:43 PM)JustAmoHik Wrote: I know of Nathans page. Can you give me a link to the Etsy page of Andrew? I would appreciate it.
Google HarryWally and the Etsy store will pop right up!

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 02-08-2016, 10:09 PM
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Beautiful brushes. I can vouch for the Envy White knots, really superb.

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 02-08-2016, 10:11 PM
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(02-08-2016, 10:07 PM)rawfox1 Wrote:
(02-08-2016, 09:43 PM)JustAmoHik Wrote: I know of Nathans page. Can you give me a link to the Etsy page of Andrew? I would appreciate it.
Google HarryWally and the Etsy store will pop right up!

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Thanks, man!

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 02-10-2016, 10:42 AM
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This is only my own opinion and I have no affiliation with Nathan Clark. I feel that Nathan Clarks (2 band and I'm only talking about 2 band) Envywhite knot is an excellent knot that is equal to the Shavemac, Simpson, Thater, M&F. Each one of these manufactures 2 band knots have their own distinct personality that you can choose from in multiple configurations, and there are people who like one over the other. I have many brushes from these manufactures and use my Envy brushes in high rotation with these others. 

What knot dimensions do I like in a brush? Most of my brushes are 24-26, fan shape, loft 50-52. but because of the Envywhites strong backbone I have the loft set at 54. I do not like short loft brushes where I get a lot of scrub. 

Why I have high praise for The Envy, it has very good water retention and lather flow through, great backbone that keeps that keeps a good structured shape of the hair that enhances its very soft tips that delivers a luxurious feel in the lathering. Also I have put the Envy knot into custom handle's that I like. I feel that because it does not have the high price tag and pedigree of the elite companies and is relativity unknown makes it easy to over look. And because the Envy has had very few reviews and exposure, it is a great under the radar bargain for an elite knot.

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 02-15-2016, 10:35 AM
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(02-08-2016, 06:43 PM)rawfox1 Wrote: Yes they are not Simpson, ShaveMac, Wiborg, or M&F, maybe a very slight notch below, but they are half the price. Both these brush makers,, best bang for the buck.
They are both wonderful to work with and will do the best to create anything that you truly want. I can't recommend them highly enough. You can find them both on Etsy. Go now and order your brushes.
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Those are beautiful brushes, one and all.
On the subject of brushes like Simpson, Shavemac, et al, I own two Simpson, and they are fantastic, and I do not regret the purchases, nor would I give them up.
That said, if I had the money to own any brushes I chose, my den would be filled with artisan brushes. I own two, and their quality is comparable, IMO. No, the knots aren't hand tied, but I don't think my face knows the difference. But the flawless hand work on the handles is wonderful, made by the hand of someone who loves what they do, and I am very proud to own them.
I will own more.

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 02-15-2016, 11:38 AM
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(02-15-2016, 10:35 AM)SRNewb Wrote:
(02-08-2016, 06:43 PM)rawfox1 Wrote: Yes they are not Simpson, ShaveMac, Wiborg, or M&F, maybe a very slight notch below, but they are half the price. Both these brush makers,, best bang for the buck.
They are both wonderful to work with and will do the best to create anything that you truly want. I can't recommend them highly enough. You can find them both on Etsy. Go now and order your brushes.
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Those are beautiful brushes, one and all.
On the subject of brushes like Simpson, Shavemac, et al, I own two Simpson, and they are fantastic, and I do not regret the purchases, nor would I give them up.
That said, if I had the money to own any brushes I chose, my den would be filled with artisan brushes. I own two, and their quality is comparable, IMO. No, the knots aren't hand tied, but I don't think my face knows the difference. But the flawless hand work on the handles is wonderful, made by the hand of someone who loves what they do, and I am very proud to own them.
I will own more.
I totally agree with you. You can feel the passion and love that goes into their creations.

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 02-17-2016, 10:33 AM
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I used my Nathan Clark brush this morning. I have had this for quite awhile, since before he started calling them Envy Whites, in fact it might be one of the first ones he made with this knot, and my reaction this morning was the same as when I initially received it, "how the heck is this knot only this price" Soft, gel like tips, outstanding heat retention, a lather machine with zero scritch or scrub.  I have tried many 2 bands including Simpsons, Rooney Heritage, M&F's, Shavemac, Varlet, Wiborg,  Romera, Thater, etc... and this knot is on par with the best of them. For the price it simply cant be beat IMO.

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 02-17-2016, 02:01 PM
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I've got an older Nathan Clark before the Envy White knots came out. Love his craftsmanship. My next brush will be another Nathan Clark but with a Envy White.

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 02-17-2016, 03:20 PM
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(02-17-2016, 02:01 PM)LAParker Wrote: I've got an older Nathan Clark before the Envy White knots came out. Love his craftsmanship. My next brush will be another Nathan Clark but with a Envy White.
You'll love it

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 02-17-2016, 04:08 PM
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(02-17-2016, 10:33 AM)Pomfretsteve Wrote: I used my Nathan Clark brush this morning. I have had this for quite awhile, since before he started calling them Envy Whites, in fact it might be one of the first ones he made with this knot, and my reaction this morning was the same as when I initially received it, "how the heck is this knot only this price" Soft, gel like tips, outstanding heat retention, a lather machine with zero scritch or scrub.  I have tried many 2 bands including Simpsons, Rooney Heritage, M&F's, Shavemac, Varlet, Wiborg,  Romera, Thater, etc... and this knot is on par with the best of them. For the price it simply cant be beat IMO.
I agree with everything you have said.

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