08-26-2012, 10:30 AM
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  • Teiste
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This is a "made in Germany" fine badger shaving brush.Many people wonder who is the maker behind these brushes.I will say that this brush is identical to the shavemac finest badger,like this : http://www.shavemac.com/products/Shaving...adger.html

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As a good German made shaving brush (like the ones shavemac makes),this is a well made shaving brush,with a solid handle ,more ergonomic than I was expecting/thinking just by it looks and a good blend of badger hair.

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This fine badger hair is a mixture of silvertip hair and pure badger hair.I can find many black badger hairs on the blend,so I dont knot the exactly ratio for this brush.According to Bern Blos,his shavemac finest badger has a blend of 60-70% silvertip to 40-30% pure badger,depending the knot size,and I would say that this is close to the 60%-40% ratio.

The knot is around 22 mm and the loft around 54 mm and a total height of 100 mm.I couldnt find the measures on the Art of Shaving store,so I copy what I found on the shavemac page,which are very close to this brush...

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The hair density is medium/high,like the shavemac silvertip or finest badger hair.The density is like the major European makers : Vie Long,Edwin Jagger,Omega,Muhle,Plisson etc being behind Simpson or Rooney in badger hair density.

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It doesnt blooms to much,something that its nice if you like to face lather with circular movements,but this knot has a bulb shaped ,and I find it easy to use it with painting strokes.

The tips are soft,with a little bit of scritch ,since it has a good ratio of pure badger , but its not uncomfortable at all.

I have tested it with shaving soaps and shaving creams and nothing new to me : with both perform very well.I actually shave with the Castle Forbes lavender shaving cream and made lather for more than 5 passes with no effort.

This brush cost 110 dollars.The shavemac finest badger cost 78,10 plus 12 dollars in shipping ( 90 euros = 112 dollars ) so you can guess.The Art of Shaving is a dollar cheaper if you dont pay taxes or shipping.

Not the best brush out there for its price (almost like a Simpson Duke 3 best badger and more than a Semogue SOC two band ) but its a decent performer.I would recommend other brushes over this anytime of the week,but hey,if you like Art of Shaving,this could be a good option for a decent,"low" price.

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 08-26-2012, 01:35 PM
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Teiste, thanks for the review, amigo.

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 08-26-2012, 03:37 PM
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  • ben74
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Thanks for another informative review!

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 08-26-2012, 03:50 PM
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Nice Review!
AFAIK, those brushes are Made by Mühle. Smile But I may be wrong.

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 08-26-2012, 06:08 PM
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For pure entertainment purposes, I would much rather read a review of this brush....

http://www.theartofshaving.com/Power-Sha...ng-brushes


Nice review as always Teiste

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 08-26-2012, 07:25 PM
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  • Teiste
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(08-26-2012, 03:50 PM)oversaturn Wrote: Nice Review!
AFAIK, those brushes are Made by Mühle. Smile But I may be wrong.
No,theyre not Muhle for what I understand,Emmanuel.

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