02-04-2017, 06:40 AM
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Hello Everyone,
Wet shaving for only about 8 months so i would like to hear some comments from the fellows at TSN.
I am on the market for a new shaving brush to add to my set,
Currently my main one is a Muhle Silver Tip which i find to be very good,
i also have an Omega Silver Tip which is ok but kind of too soft compared to the Muhle...
What do you recommend? Your favorite brushes?

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 02-04-2017, 06:48 AM
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Vie Long  IMO   Cool

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 02-04-2017, 06:52 AM
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(02-04-2017, 06:48 AM)lu20vt Wrote: Vie Long  IMO   Cool


+1  Vie-Long 3-Band Silvertip is incredibly soft and scritch-free, and a good density knot ensure excellent backbone.

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 02-04-2017, 07:27 AM
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Doug Korn on TSN creates very nice brushes.

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 02-04-2017, 07:50 AM
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(02-04-2017, 06:52 AM)Optometrist Wrote:
(02-04-2017, 06:48 AM)lu20vt Wrote: Vie Long  IMO   Cool


+1  Vie-Long 3-Band Silvertip is incredibly soft and scritch-free, and a good density knot ensure excellent backbone.

Interesting.
I was not familiar with this brand.. i am taking a look at their products.
Where can i see the bigger selection of their brushes?

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 02-04-2017, 07:58 AM
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(02-04-2017, 07:50 AM)italian-class Wrote:
(02-04-2017, 06:52 AM)Optometrist Wrote:
(02-04-2017, 06:48 AM)lu20vt Wrote: Vie Long  IMO   Cool


+1  Vie-Long 3-Band Silvertip is incredibly soft and scritch-free, and a good density knot ensure excellent backbone.

Interesting.
I was not familiar with this brand.. i am taking a look at their products.
Where can i see the bigger selection of their brushes?


Gifts & Care, in Spain.

Edit.....Forgot to mention I was referring above to the Epsilon range. There's also a 10% discount using the code TSN.

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 02-04-2017, 11:49 AM
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Many thanks for all feedbacks!
Seems like going to a custom made is the most convenient..
I also see excellent reviews about the simpson brushes, for what i understand the chubby 3 should be the most popular.. 
On some website is on sale for over $200.. a little on the expensive side, although if is really that good might be worth it.

A little undecided but i think i'll contact one of the artisan to make my own.

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 02-04-2017, 11:56 AM
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Personally, I think you should avoid custom jobs until you have a firm idea of what you like in a brush. I'd nab a s9mpsons silvertip, a thäter two or three band, or a shavemac. Any of those three will give you a good idea of a quality brush, and can be purchased new from the vendor, or used on the BST.

Once you know what you like in terms of handle shape/material, knot type, loft, and size - _then_ go custom.

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 02-04-2017, 12:46 PM
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(02-04-2017, 11:56 AM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: Personally, I think you should avoid custom jobs until you have a firm idea of what you like in a brush. I'd nab a s9mpsons silvertip, a thäter two or three band, or a shavemac. Any of those three will give you a good idea of a quality brush, and can be purchased new from the vendor, or used on the BST.

Once you know what you like in terms of handle shape/material, knot type, loft, and size -  _then_  go custom.

I think you might be right.
I am narrowing down to the "shavemac 2 band silver tip" or a "simpson chubby 3 super badger"...
Does super badger from simpson means "silvertip" ?
Simpson seems to be more expensive but for many is one of the best around and also a classic one to have soon or later.
Shavemac has some very nice handle though....
Confused

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 02-04-2017, 02:06 PM
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Thäter
Shavemac

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 02-04-2017, 02:15 PM
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(02-04-2017, 02:06 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Thäter
Shavemac

I'll probably go with with the shavemac..
Nice wood handles and price point is much better.
Everybody says good things about it.

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 02-04-2017, 07:35 PM
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I prefer 3 band knots, more so in bulb shaped knots. Within the last year, I have had the chance to try more and more knots and/or brushes. As of late, I have been trying more Italian brands, Mondial, Acca Kappa, (Marfin soon) and SV. In my opinion, a truly exceptional 3 banded silvertip is getting a bit less common to find.

I can say for sure that I have been impressed with the Vie Long 3 bands. They are very nice knots, most of the time, great hair sources, great construction of the knot, the hair is closer to be being natural or pure rather than treated to give extra white tips or gel tips. Still breaking in my Shavemac D01 Silvertip but favorite part about it is the quality of lather it produces.

So my question to you is what do you want in a silvertip brush?

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 02-04-2017, 08:35 PM
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(02-04-2017, 02:15 PM)italian-class Wrote:
(02-04-2017, 02:06 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Thäter
Shavemac

I'll probably go with with the shavemac..
Nice wood handles and price point is much better.
Everybody says good things about it.

An excellent choice.

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 02-05-2017, 05:32 AM
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Shavemac makes excellent Silvertip brushes.  What is really good though is that through the Configurator you can customise your brush.  When it comes to under-appreciated silvertips, however, Semogue is a real dark horse.  They have regular 3-band silvertip, high-density 3-band silvertip and 2-band silvertip.  The quality of Semogue's brush is as good as it gets, the performance is outstanding and the price is highly competitive.  Semogue is known for its high quality boar brushes, but its silvertips are right up there.

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 02-05-2017, 05:43 AM
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I would go with a Shavemac or a Thater from the 4125 series.

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 02-05-2017, 06:09 AM
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(02-05-2017, 05:43 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I would go with a Shavemac or a Thater from the 4125 series.

+1

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 02-05-2017, 11:01 AM
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Another vote for Shavemac.


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 02-05-2017, 01:38 PM
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If soft is what you want, I don't think Thater can be beat, and their prices are probably the best of the big names.

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 02-06-2017, 09:57 AM
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I've been delighted with my Savile Row 3824.

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 02-07-2017, 04:35 AM
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(02-04-2017, 02:06 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Thäter
Shavemac

Yes.  above

There are many bushes that fit "best silvertip"  You need to determine what you like in a brush before you can determine your best.  Thater/Shavemac are fantastic brushes that do not break the bank and will provide years of luxurious service.

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