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(04-02-2017, 07:08 AM)Tester28 Wrote:
(03-09-2017, 05:28 AM)snowman Wrote: [Image: 7b084010f52d5f3482a863d69885b57c.jpg]
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Such a cool brush….I think I need this in my life. What are the knot dimensions?
Looks like a 24mm.

Back on topic, can anyone recommend a reliable place to buy this cream from in europe, where the postage
won't break the bank…I find shipping charges from G&C, ShavingIE and TVB to be extremely reasonable.


Thanks for the compliment. It's a fantastic brush, I really enjoy the T3 handle. Knot is 25x52

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 04-02-2017, 10:32 PM
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(04-02-2017, 07:59 AM)Nero Wrote: Just order from SMN directly.

Their online store seems to be based in the US and no sign that they ship overseas.

Only other method of purchasing retail seems to be their stores.

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 04-03-2017, 05:27 AM
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(04-02-2017, 10:32 PM)Tester28 Wrote:
(04-02-2017, 07:59 AM)Nero Wrote: Just order from SMN directly.

Their online store seems to be based in the US and no sign that they ship overseas.

Only other method of purchasing retail seems to be their stores.


Where are you located? I was under the impression that you lived in the USA?

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 04-03-2017, 08:07 AM
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If you go their Italian site. (.it), they show multiple stores across the world. I think you can have it shipped from those.
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 04-03-2017, 08:53 AM
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(03-09-2017, 05:28 AM)snowman Wrote: I just shaved with with SMN a little while ago and it was nothing short of perfection. As promised I took a few pics that hopefully will help. This soap is very very dense and a little goes a long way, so I don't really go crazy loading the brush initially. Just make sure I have enough, through trial and error you'll figure out how much you need to start with to not fall short by 3rd pass or have too much and waste it.
Here is the brush loaded and the soap after loading


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As you can see I don't have a crazy amount of lather on the brush initially but I know that this will be sufficient. I don't time loading but I would say probably 45s-1min. Added 2 drops of water at a time3 times during the loading process.

After face lathering and ready for pass#1. This is what I meant in my previous post about shiny lather. Not only this guarantees optimum slickness, but also ensures that your lather is well hydrated and will remain moist between passes and so it won't "melt" or disappear.
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After pass #2
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And finally after pass #3
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As you can see even after pass 3 I ended up some lather, I squeezed it out and surely it was enough for another pass. I forgot to take a pic because I was already done and didn't need another pass but really should've snapped it.

Hope you find this helpful
Snowman, wonderful tutorial. I found the SMN v3 a little tricky to lather at first, but once dialed in it is a beautiful soap. Like you and surfshaver, after I use SMN, I wonder why I have so many other soaps!

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 04-03-2017, 10:27 AM
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(04-03-2017, 08:53 AM)Michael P Wrote:
(03-09-2017, 05:28 AM)snowman Wrote:
Snowman, wonderful tutorial. I found the SMN v3 a little tricky to lather at first, but once dialed in it is a beautiful soap. Like you and surfshaver, after I use SMN, I wonder why I have so many other soaps!


Thank you Sir for the kind words. Like any other soap, it takes a few shaves to master the lather but smooth sailing after that. This soap is so good it will ALWAYS be in my den, as a matter of fact as I consume my other soaps, I intend to repurchase SMN and MDC Fougere only... I am more than satisfied with both... nothing against the other soaps. I still think Nuavia, XPEC and I coloniali are absolute best just a matter of preference

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 04-03-2017, 11:17 AM
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(04-03-2017, 10:27 AM)snowman Wrote:
(04-03-2017, 08:53 AM)Michael P Wrote: Snowman, wonderful tutorial. I found the SMN v3 a little tricky to lather at first, but once dialed in it is a beautiful soap. Like you and surfshaver, after I use SMN, I wonder why I have so many other soaps!


Thank you Sir for the kind words. Like any other soap, it takes a few shaves to master the lather but smooth sailing after that. This soap is so good it will ALWAYS be in my den, as a matter of fact as I consume my other soaps, I intend to repurchase SMN and MDC Fougere only... I am more than satisfied with both... nothing against the other soaps. I still think Nuavia, XPEC and I coloniali are absolute best just a matter of preference

Great taste my friend!

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 04-04-2017, 05:22 AM
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(04-03-2017, 11:17 AM)Batmanacci Wrote:
(04-03-2017, 10:27 AM)snowman Wrote: [quote='Michael P' pid='792853' dateline='

Great taste my friend!


Thank you Sir!

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