04-22-2016, 10:38 AM
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The Saponificio Varesino HMW 2.0 "Turtle Shell" arrived today. Fresh out of the box:
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It's heftier than the wood version and looks a bit more rustic. Although the material is some kind of resin it shows some imperfections as though it were a natural material. It very much reminds me of amber; it's gorgeous held up to the light. The knot has a noticeable glue bump.


Here is the turtle shell(still damp) next to the cocobolo.  The profile is very similar, just slightly beefier at the taper :
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Drying on the SV stand:[Image: axz7uyD.jpg]

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 04-22-2016, 10:39 AM
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Beautiful


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 04-22-2016, 12:22 PM
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Looks great .
Congrats!!


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 04-22-2016, 01:35 PM
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Very Nice!

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 04-22-2016, 02:25 PM
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Beautiful brush, congrats. How does the Turtle handle feel in hand with its more gradual taper?

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 04-22-2016, 04:16 PM
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Congratulations, Chris! Thumbsup

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 04-22-2016, 04:21 PM
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Very nice. Congrats !






Lorenzo.

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 04-22-2016, 04:24 PM
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Beautiful pair of brushes.  Thanks for the review and pictures.

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 04-22-2016, 06:22 PM
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Thanks everyone. It feels pretty good, but I'll know more after a few uses.

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 04-22-2016, 07:27 PM
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Huge Congrats! What a lovely pair Chris...impeccable taste my friend Smile

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 04-23-2016, 06:45 AM
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Oh man, you're making it difficult to resist

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 04-23-2016, 06:58 AM
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Beautiful set of brushes.

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 04-23-2016, 12:46 PM
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Almost tempted to post a couple of pictures myself Chris but didn't want to derail your thread. They sure are a beautiful pair! Smile

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 04-23-2016, 04:16 PM
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(04-23-2016, 12:46 PM)ssultan Wrote: Almost tempted to post a couple of pictures myself Chris but didn't want to derail your thread. They sure are a beautiful pair! Smile

Post away!

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 04-23-2016, 09:54 PM
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After tonight's shave. Great performance as expected. Not a hint of scritch, held plenty of lather,  yada yada. Good stuff.
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 04-24-2016, 06:46 AM
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Very cool looking brush, congratulations.  I really like the band around with their logo, classy.

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 04-24-2016, 04:59 PM
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(04-23-2016, 09:54 PM)number six Wrote: After tonight's shave. Great performance as expected. Not a hint of scritch, held plenty of lather,  yada yada. Good stuff.
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Beautiful shot! Smile

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 04-24-2016, 05:06 PM
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Absolutely gorgeous, I'm hoping they someday make this in a shorter handle, the knots look amazing

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 04-24-2016, 05:07 PM
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Looks great!

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 04-27-2016, 02:26 PM
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Those are some real pretty brushes you have there. Enjoy your shaves!

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