08-21-2012, 04:09 AM
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....has anyone tried the Luxury Shaving Chrome Silvertip sold by shaving.ie?

....... http://www.shaving.ie/products/Luxury-Sh...ertip.html

......$20 for a Silvertip is too good to be true...

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 08-21-2012, 07:46 AM
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$20 gets you a FS in plactic handle (correct sp). See Teiste's review here:

http://shavenook.com/thread-frank-shavin...dger-brush

You get what you pay for. If I sold the WSP 2248 for that much, I'd be out of business after the first order.

Wood or plastic handle is apparently significantly cheaper as FS & Ace Shaving demonstrates.

Also, that isn't silvertip.

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 08-21-2012, 10:17 AM
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  • Teiste
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I dont think thats a silvertip brush either.

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 08-21-2012, 10:26 AM
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.....Lee, thank you for the information...

.......i knew the brush couldn't be very good....

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 08-21-2012, 10:28 AM
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  • slantman
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I don't know how one can tell if its silvertip or not so we have to go by the vendor's honesty. However, the handle looks like it could be abs plastic.

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 08-21-2012, 01:00 PM
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(08-21-2012, 10:28 AM)slantman Wrote: I don't know how one can tell if its silvertip or not so we have to go by the vendor's honesty. However, the handle looks like it could be abs plastic.

Silvertip hair has a very very very very very distinct middle band of black hair. This is from the hand grading and special selection of the hairs and care taken to not mix them up with the other hair from the badger.

That band is not silvertip. I'll stake my reputation on it. It's more of grey badger.

Now, don't get me wrong, there may be silvertip hairs in the mix, but the sorting and grading that is done is poor. There are clearly lesser quality hairs that make up that brush.

Upon further inspection of the photo, I would conclude that the hairs are grey badger or best badger that have been bleached to be white at the tips. That or it's finest badger, but the band should be a lot darker.

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 08-21-2012, 01:09 PM
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  • Teiste
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If you have seen or used a real silvertip badger hair brush,and see that pic,you know that is not silvertip hair.Period.If shaving.ie is advertising that as silvertip,is deceptive,but Im sure that pic could have been a mistake,and its not the one which should show up in that ad.

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 08-21-2012, 05:49 PM
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Unfortunately the vendor is on vacation till the end of the month, but I think a polite email to shaving.ie for an explanation would be better before a burning at the stake.

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 08-21-2012, 07:01 PM
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(08-21-2012, 05:49 PM)Ecosse Wrote: Unfortunately the vendor is on vacation till the end of the month, but I think a polite email to shaving.ie for an explanation would be better before a burning at the stake.

Retailers usually just parrot what the wholesaler/manufacturer advertises the product as. Doesn't make it the vendor's fault necessarily, but it's still misleading.

Viewing the other brands the vendor offers, I'm sure that the vendor simply lists the product as the manufacturer says.

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 08-21-2012, 07:18 PM
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  • Johnny
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It's kind of like this. A well respected site I do business with sells Vulfix London Series brushes in boar. They show a picture of the Strand boar on their site but the picture is clearly of a Strand pure badger.

   

The actual Strand boar looks like this.

   

Just a mistake on their part. The brush they actually sell is the boar.

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 08-21-2012, 09:00 PM
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Lee, thanks for the info.

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