02-26-2017, 10:08 AM
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  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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Back in 2013 , I was lucky enough to try this same brush with the HMW hair batch that let me more than happy with it.It was simply what the old Plisson HMW hair used to be and I think that , if you have tried that kind of 3 band badger hair , then you know is basically impossible to improve it.

Well , we are now in 2017 and the new HMW hair batch is like that one in 2013.

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This is a medium , on the big side , brush.Has a 26 mm knot and a 53 mm loft.

The handle is sturdy and well finished , nothing new here.WSP have been using these same handles since the beginning of its business and it's a classic.Elegant , sturdy and its ergonomics are excellent.

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The HWM hair is just what we should expect from a quality 3 band badger hair.The tips aren't bleached and the knot is extra densely packed with hair.

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Seriously , after having many Silvertip and 3 band badger hair brushes , I can honestly say that this is one of a kind.

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The tips are extra soft and provides a nice , gently massage on the face while using with circular strokes.Inhave noticed it that the tips have soften with use on the last week.They are soft as natural , non chemical bleached/treated hairs should do.They don't have the gel effect but a "velvety one" instead.

Backbone is strong but keeping the natural flexibility of the hairs.Here a blooming pic :

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I have used this brush with some artisan soaps and creams , always performing as I was remembering.

The knot holds water very well and I usually don't need to add more while building/making lather.

If you are a ace latherer or make lather on a shaving bowl , this brush would perform brilliantly.

But the badger hair is what truly makes the difference.Luxurious and exuberant.I can't find other words to describe it.

For 169 dollars , and excellent purchased if you are into 3 band badger hair brushes.I am and I'm very pleased with it.A silvertip Stubby would be next.

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 02-26-2017, 12:40 PM
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  • srgjazz
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Teiste,
It is a pleasure to see you posting reviews again.

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 02-26-2017, 12:43 PM
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Nice brush, Teiste! Well done...

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 02-26-2017, 06:14 PM
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  • Andrew
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  • Austin, TX
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Thanks for the review, Teiste. Please tell us, how can we order this 2017 batch of HMW hair from WSP?

And perhaps you won't be able to answer this, but what does Lee mean on his website by this:
"Offered with pride from WSP & Plisson. 100% Authentic High Mountain White badger hair. Featuring a stronger backbone with super soft tips. Extremely rare, and oh, so luxurious."

From WSP and Plisson?

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 02-26-2017, 06:33 PM
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  • German
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Angel .....

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 02-26-2017, 07:19 PM
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  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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(02-26-2017, 06:14 PM)Andrew Wrote: Thanks for the review, Teiste. Please tell us, how can we order this 2017 batch of HMW hair from WSP?

And perhaps you won't be able to answer this, but what does Lee mean on his website by this:
"Offered with pride from WSP & Plisson. 100% Authentic High Mountain White badger hair. Featuring a stronger backbone with super soft tips. Extremely rare, and oh, so luxurious."

From WSP and Plisson?


My friend , this hair feels like the old Plisson HMW 3 band badger hair.I have tried that old Plisson hair and , man , amazing one.This one has non as whiter tips but the same feeling.

I guess that Lee means that.But we can ask him


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 02-26-2017, 11:04 PM
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  • Teddyboy
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Sounds very tempting, especially since I am currently in a brush-buying frenzy.  However, I've had two brushes from WSP and each one was a shedder, so I am afraid to commit to them again.

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 02-27-2017, 06:03 AM
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I am lucky enough to have one of those offerings from 2013 and if the 2017 version is similar, this is going to be absolutely fantastic. Just as Tieste describes it, ridiculously soft natural hairs, it has the best heat retention of any brush I've ever used and its feel on the face is a word that gets used a lot but applies here, luxurious. Thought I was done with new brushes for a while...

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 09-22-2017, 09:56 PM
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Thanks for this review and the photos, I purchased one this week and it arrived (along with a Foro Afeitado 2016 LE). I can wait for this thing to hit it's stride and to try it out. Here it is after a few cleansing lathers. Lee gave excellent service and this happened to be my first purchase from WSP.

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 09-23-2017, 12:56 PM
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(09-22-2017, 09:56 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: Thanks for this review and the photos, I purchased one this week and it arrived (along with a Foro Afeitado 2016 LE). I can wait for this thing to hit it's stride and to try it out. Here it is after a few cleansing lathers. Lee gave excellent service and this happened to be my first purchase from WSP.

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How does the backbone on the HMW compare to two band badger? I've mostly used Paladin, Declaration, Shavemac, etc. Only 3 band badger I still have is this Vie Long Epsilon.

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 09-23-2017, 08:19 PM
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Nice review Teiste. I also tried the 2013 HMW Stubby from WSP back in the day and it was a real stunner of a brush. The 2017 sounds truly luxurious.

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