08-07-2012, 04:54 PM
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Hi everyone - so SBAD is hitting me bad, and I'm settled on getting the Vie-Long beehive butterscotch handle. The question is: horsehair or silvertip (and, no, the answer cannot be "both"). In favor of the horsehair: economics and it sounds like the "missing link" between boar and badger. In favor of the silvertip: sounds luxurious according to Teiste. Against the silvertip is that I already have a number of silvertips (shavemacs, TGN) and economics. I am currently using hard soaps and I face-lather. Help me, Nookers!

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 08-07-2012, 05:11 PM
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I didn't like the lone horsehair brush I had. Granted it wasn't the beehive but I would get a silvertip again before another horsehair.

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 08-07-2012, 05:16 PM
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  • xraygun
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I like the horsehair beehive. Just a great brush all around. I REALLY like the Horsehair/badger mix beehive! I wish it was available in the orange. Haven't tried the Silvertip.

so.... I'm a big help.Dodgy

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 08-07-2012, 05:21 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(08-07-2012, 05:16 PM)xraygun Wrote: I liked the horsehair beehive. I REALLY like the Horsehair/badger mix beehive! I wish it was available in the orange. Haven't tried the Silvertip.

I really like the horse/badger mixed bush too although I was not crazy about it at first. It takes about ten used to break in and then it really shines.

I am planning a vie-long "Teiste" model that will come in mixed as well as in horse and silver tip. The other details shall remain a secret for now.

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 08-07-2012, 05:26 PM
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  • oscar11
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If I were to get one it would be a silver tip.

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 08-07-2012, 05:26 PM
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  • Triad
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I like mine it stinks first use but fades quick, it will face lather hard soaps i think phils description is right on great do it all brush. For the price on the horse cant hardly go wrong. I would love to add the silvertip one day
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 08-07-2012, 05:27 PM
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Josh,
There's no right answer to your question. Wait, no. I was wrong. There is.

You have silvertip brushes. Get the beehive butterscotch horsehair. You don't have one and you simply must try it.

There. Easy, huh?

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 08-07-2012, 06:24 PM
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Buy the horse, if you don't like it sell it and get a silvertip.

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 08-07-2012, 06:28 PM
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Ok - I'm going to try the horse! Thanks for the responses everyone.

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 08-07-2012, 06:30 PM
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  • Teiste
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My friend,while the horse is a good brush,the silvertip plays on another league from another planet,where all the athletes would be considered super humans...well,maybe not like that,but is so "luxurious" that you will use it to pamper yourself and will fall in love with it every time you use it.Trust me,I know what Im saying here.Biggrin

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 08-07-2012, 06:52 PM
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(08-07-2012, 06:28 PM)jpakstis Wrote: Ok - I'm going to try the horse! Thanks for the responses everyone.

I don't believe you will be disappointed with the horsehair. However, as mentioned above there's the option to sell. Teiste's comment about the silvertip being in a different league is spot on. My beehive silvertip is in ivory and the softness of the tips rivals any other brush I have including the Rooney Heritage brushes. I have been very impressed with the horsehair brushes made by Vie-Long and now own three horsehair and one mix of horse and badger.

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 08-07-2012, 07:28 PM
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Josh, i just got mine, today. i have to agree with Toby as the Vie-Long horse-hair brushes are fantastic value for the money and a great brush to try if you have silver tip and boar. i have been pleasantly surprised by them. i got the beehive ivory one and it is an amazing brush, so much so that it convinced me to get the beehive in butterscotch, the Zurito and the Pelon. For now, i find the Zurito and the Pelon to be a bit long on the loft and much prefer the beehive for the shorter loft.
Enjoy the brush, my friend.

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 08-07-2012, 09:12 PM
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  • DLP
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I have the Horse Hair Butterscotch BeeHive and it is a wonderful brush. haven't tried the Silvertip so I can't comment on that brush.

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 08-08-2012, 05:18 AM
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(08-07-2012, 06:30 PM)Teiste Wrote: My friend,while the horse is a good brush,the silvertip plays on another league from another planet,where all the athletes would be considered super humans...well,maybe not like that,but is so "luxurious" that you will use it to pamper yourself and will fall in love with it every time you use it.Trust me,I know what Im saying here.Biggrin

Argh - its this response that kills me! I was all ready to get the horsehair, but when the silvertip is compared to a Plisson HMW, my decision-making falls apart! So, Teiste, if you can help me, this is what I currently have: shavemac silvertip 26mm, shavemac silvertip 22mm, Thater three-band super 26mm, and a TGN finest in 23mm. I'm trying to figure out if the beehive has a place in this rotation. I feel that the shavemac 26mm is too big and that the TGN finest (my daily brush) is a little too small.

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 08-08-2012, 05:47 AM
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Got the Silvertip ... Great brush ... But then I only use badger hair brushes...

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 08-08-2012, 06:03 AM
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OK; I've gone all the way around and I'm placing the order for the silvertip. Thanks everyone for the responses. It has been very helpful!

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 08-08-2012, 06:09 AM
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(08-08-2012, 06:03 AM)jpakstis Wrote: OK; I've gone all the way around and I'm placing the order for the silvertip. Thanks everyone for the responses. It has been very helpful!

Lucky!!Wink

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 08-08-2012, 06:34 AM
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Congrats! I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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 08-08-2012, 07:37 AM
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  • Teiste
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Gentlemen :

I think that there is a confusion here : I havent said that Vie Long silvertip hair is like Plisson HMW 2 band hair,but one model of Plisson HMW hair is very,very similar to the Vie Long two band hair that I own.Thats all what I have said (so far) and never have compared the Vie Long silvertip with the Plisson HWM 2 or 3 band hair,since are very different to each other.
Hope this is clear now,since I got a couple pm's asking me about this.

So,Vie Long silvertip hair is another different type of hair than the Plisson HMW 2 band.The Vie Long silvertip hair is softer than the shavemac silvertip and silvertip D01,and with a even more "luxurious" feel,due to the extra softness of the tips.It also has backbone,but this is because its loft its to short,but maintain the flow and a good "blooming".And it looks almost like a two band,since its loft is too short,so we cant really see the regular third band.

For me,is one of the most luxurious type of hairs I have tried,and I would say,the most luxurious one.

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 08-08-2012, 09:03 AM
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Regardless of whether it is compared with Plisson or not, the fact that it's "luxurious" is very compelling.

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