08-26-2017, 05:03 PM
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  • Quando
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So.  I have decided two things.  One:  my next brush should be horse hair, and, Two:  I can wait, about, two years, if I need to, in order to find the best one.  So, my question is:  is Vie Long the only maker of quality horse hair brushes?  I would rather avoid going through an on-line custom brush maker.

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 08-26-2017, 05:08 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(08-26-2017, 05:03 PM)Quando Wrote: So.  I have decided two things.  One:  my next brush should be horse hair, and, Two:  I can wait, about, two years, if I need to, in order to find the best one.  So, my question is:  is Vie Long the only maker of quality horse hair brushes?  I would rather avoid going through an on-line custom brush maker.

There are a few other brands out there but, Vie-Long's horse hair brushes are the best of the genre.

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 08-27-2017, 12:10 AM
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(08-26-2017, 05:03 PM)Quando Wrote: So.  I have decided two things.  One:  my next brush should be horse hair, and, Two:  I can wait, about, two years, if I need to, in order to find the best one.  So, my question is:  is Vie Long the only maker of quality horse hair brushes?  I would rather avoid going through an on-line custom brush maker.
I respect what people like, but have in mind if you are a swirler, the horse will tangle up every time and need combing. At least my Vie-long one does.

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 08-27-2017, 05:22 AM
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None of my horse hair brushes tangle, so I have no idea why yours do... too long a loft?

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 08-27-2017, 03:27 PM
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(08-27-2017, 05:22 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: None of my horse hair brushes tangle, so I have no idea why yours do... too long a loft?

Same here.  

I only have one horse hair brush and it's never tangled.  I think my boar brushes would tangle before my horse hair would tangle.

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 08-28-2017, 05:02 PM
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Of the 25+ horse brushes  I've owned, one tangled due to excess pressure, they had lofts of 45 to 54mm and knots of 23-25mm.  I face lather exclusively and use circular & paint-brush motions, my current V-L is a Natural Brown "Cremo" @50.4/20mm.  Using the tips and light pressure, it loads & lathers quickly and has a hint of light scratch which isn't unpleasant, but I also like my TGN Black Badger 24mm knot set @48/28.4mm.  If you want something a bit softer get the Natural Blond the Olivewood handle, an excellent brush all-around.

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 08-28-2017, 05:11 PM
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My Vie long horse tangled and I have it away. I am a circular motion guy FWIW.

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 08-29-2017, 05:45 PM
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I have the brown vie long from bull goose.  It is great for bowl lathering and never tangled on me once.  I love and highly recommend it.

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 08-31-2017, 02:14 AM
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I never came to terms with my Vie Long horse (50/50 tail/mane hair).  I didn't like the feel of it on my face, but I did like the handle; in consequence I had it re-knotted with a TGN 2-band finest, a superb knot.

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 08-31-2017, 05:38 AM
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(08-27-2017, 12:10 AM)kyproset Wrote:
(08-26-2017, 05:03 PM)Quando Wrote: So.  I have decided two things.  One:  my next brush should be horse hair, and, Two:  I can wait, about, two years, if I need to, in order to find the best one.  So, my question is:  is Vie Long the only maker of quality horse hair brushes?  I would rather avoid going through an on-line custom brush maker.
I respect what people like, but have in mind if you are a swirler, the horse will tangle up every time and need combing. At least my Vie-long one does.


I comb my brushes, regularly, anyway.

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 08-31-2017, 11:00 AM
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(08-31-2017, 05:38 AM)Quando Wrote:
(08-27-2017, 12:10 AM)kyproset Wrote:
(08-26-2017, 05:03 PM)Quando Wrote: So.  I have decided two things.  One:  my next brush should be horse hair, and, Two:  I can wait, about, two years, if I need to, in order to find the best one.  So, my question is:  is Vie Long the only maker of quality horse hair brushes?  I would rather avoid going through an on-line custom brush maker.
I respect what people like, but have in mind if you are a swirler, the horse will tangle up every time and need combing. At least my Vie-long one does.


I comb my brushes, regularly, anyway.

Yes. I no longer own any horse hair or boar bristle brushes, but I do occasionally comb through my badger knots.

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