03-07-2012, 03:08 PM
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Just got my Victoria brush a few days ago and got around to taking some pictures of it. It's hard to judge the size of a brush sometimes on just a picture if you don't have something to compare it to. It looked like the size of my other, but it's waaaaay bigger. The loft plays a big part in this as it is a 29mm knot, just like my Polo 10.

Polo 10: 29mm knot, 52mm loft
Victoria: 29mm knot, 68mm loft.

Looking at it, it puts me in mind of those monstrous lofted Plissons you see. The handle does have quite a few cracks in it, and also a chip at the base, but what a lovely brush it is still!

The brush has never been used even from what it seems like. No badger smell, but there was a lot of dye that came off with the first time I washed it. I've noticed a few brittle hairs come out too, but my other brush had a few at the start, but has been steady now. It's amazing the vintage stuff still out there! It has Parfumerie Liebe Hannover on the reverse side.


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 03-07-2012, 03:27 PM
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Wow that's one soap muncher Biggrin nice find. Are Victoria the same company that make shoe brushes etc.? First Vic. shave brush I have come across............very nice

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 03-07-2012, 03:44 PM
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Well these are vintage. I remember someone doing an interview with the owner of Semogue and a specific question came up about old manufacturers that he considered good and Victoria came up. I see these pop up occasionally but not too often. I guess that some boar brushes are still made but there's a specific requirement for them. I'd have to go digging through topics again to find it, but this a vintage find. I don't know if they made shoe brushes. They are out there because I have 3 brushes. 2 badger, 1 boar. The boar was made in West Germany in fact! The badgers are very hungry for soap or cream. I haven't had this one used yet but there's just so much of it and from what I've observed shortly from cleaning it looks to be the same as my other badger.

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 03-08-2012, 06:49 AM
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Wow...that's a monster brush! I had never heard of Victoria brushes before.

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