02-08-2017, 09:49 AM
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Marfin shaving brush n°252 Italian Briar badger silvertip extra-white 26mm. Expected to ship to me on the 15th from Italy.
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 02-08-2017, 10:07 AM
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That is... beautiful. It's the only word I can think off Smile

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 02-08-2017, 10:18 AM
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oh yeah just stunning.  someday i will own one

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 02-08-2017, 12:53 PM
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Oh wow.. that right there is an art piece. Congrats and enjoy

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 02-08-2017, 01:05 PM
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Beautiful, amazing, stunning, etc.

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 02-08-2017, 05:57 PM
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Some very interesting brushes. I can't say I am in love with them, certainly very unique, maybe a bit unorthodox for my boring taste.
Clearly these brushes are all about the handles, can you please comment on the knots?

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 02-08-2017, 06:16 PM
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Marfin brushes are like fine art; the handles are exquisite .. bespoke, handcrafted, and unique, IMO.
The knots are lovely; best suited for bowl lathering with creams.

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 02-08-2017, 10:16 PM
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I am really intrigued by these Marfin brushes so please don't mind all the question!
It looks to me (I could be wrong) that the handles may not exactly be the most ergonomic. This begs the question, why would they make the handles in these most asymmetrical shapes?!! Which I am sure they know isn't most functional!
In addition to this and judging from pics alone here, the knots don't seem anything special! Regular 3 band knots... what I am trying to suggest here, are Marfin brushes made for the intention to be collected rather than being used?

I totally appreciate how unique the brushes are. I actually adore all the natural materials used. Pieces of art of course! I just checked their website and some pieces are very cool

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 02-10-2017, 12:46 PM
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His brush shapes are, for the most part asymmetrical in shape. It is important to distinguish between an asymmetrical shape and a shape that isn't functional. These brushes are not for collecting and showing off, they are very functional brushes as well as pieces of art. I have a modest collection of brushes of all handle styles from square to round and they all feel differently in my hand and all are quite functional. I am expecting this brush to feel wonderful in my hand and will post such pictures when the brush arrives in 10-12 days.

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 02-10-2017, 12:50 PM
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(02-10-2017, 12:46 PM)doc47 Wrote: His brush shapes are, for the most part asymmetrical in shape. It is important to distinguish between an asymmetrical shape and a shape that isn't functional. These brushes are not for collecting and showing off, they are very functional brushes as well as pieces of art. I have a modest collection of brushes of all handle styles from square to round and they all feel differently in my hand and all are quite functional. I am expecting this brush to feel wonderful in my hand and will post such pictures when the brush arrives in 10-12 days.

Please do, I'm also very interested to hear your thoughts. Enjoy! Smile

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 02-10-2017, 01:00 PM
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The website says these are 26mm silvertip knots made by an artisan in Italy.  I'm looking forward to your thoughts on the knot.  Are you able to set the loft on these?

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 02-10-2017, 01:01 PM
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gorgeous, enabling my SBAD

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 02-10-2017, 05:05 PM
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Not able to set the loft, it is preset. It is a pleasure to enable  Wink

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 02-10-2017, 05:20 PM
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Beautiful Dan. What is the wood?

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 02-11-2017, 09:22 AM
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(02-10-2017, 05:20 PM)Gabe Wrote: Beautiful Dan. What is the wood?
Gabe, it is Italian Briar.

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 02-24-2017, 06:13 PM
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sweet baby Jesus.....wow

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 02-24-2017, 10:34 PM
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So what does the hair feel like and how do you like the knot on the face?

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 03-01-2017, 03:46 PM
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Well, the brush arrived and I've had a chance to give it try. First, it is a large handle and very easy to grab for whipping up lather or painting one's face with lather. Second, the badger is the softest I've experienced to date in a brush. It feels amazing on your face as you apply lather. No scritch at all, just soft tips caressing your face; I'm impressed with the knot!
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 03-01-2017, 03:48 PM
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In my medium sized hand
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 03-01-2017, 04:44 PM
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Thanks Dan. Hope to get my hands on one soon. Appreciate your pictures and impressions.

Post bloom looks promising. When are you going to shave using it again?

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