07-10-2018, 05:53 AM
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(07-10-2018, 05:15 AM)zipper Wrote:
(07-06-2018, 03:05 PM)zipper Wrote: Just got word, my new brush is ready.... Aaaaa 
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New brush arrived yesterday... Shaving 
Used it today, I now know and understand...... Angel 
I have a modest collection of brushes (15) nothing like many here.
I've got Kent,Paladin, Shavemac, Thater,Vie-Long, SV.02...…... Rolleyes 
BUT....This brush IS THE BEST.. Bow 
The tips, are as soft as a feather. I look in the mirror, I see the lather
forming on my face....I see the brush rubbing on my face. That's it!!
Magic...it's SHAVING TIME.... A47 
This is... Number_one

Brads current lot of Select fans are one of the best in the business currently. They are Awesome!

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 07-18-2018, 01:32 AM
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This is my first Brad Sears brush and to say I'm impressed would be an understatement...

A little background on my brush history. I’ve owned and tried brushes by Thäter, shavemacs, Simpsons (Manchurian), Zenith, Maseto, Elite and Saponificio Varesino to name a few. The Saponificio Varesino being my favourite. I'm yet to try ones by Declaration or El Druida but they're both top of my list to get next.



This is the neatest knot I’ve come across. It’s a ‘Select’ Fan knot. The tips are crusty when dry and unbelievably soft when wet. The tips are already hooking after only a handful of uses. It isn’t the most densely packed or has loads of backbone but this isn’t detrimental to it’s performance. The flow through is excellent and probably the best I’ve come across. The backbone is there on the painting strokes and it’s firm but feels as if there’s nothing there at the same time.

This is right up there with my SV brush and that's the highest praise I can give to any brush.

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Cheers
Rob

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 07-18-2018, 03:04 AM
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(07-18-2018, 01:32 AM)Blackmass Wrote: This is my first Brad Sears brush and to say I'm impressed would be an understatement...

A little background on my brush history. I’ve owned and tried brushes by Thäter, shavemacs, Simpsons (Manchurian), Zenith, Maseto, Elite and Saponificio Varesino to name a few. The Saponificio Varesino being my favourite. I'm yet to try ones by Declaration or El Druida but they're both top of my list to get next.



This is the neatest knot I’ve come across. It’s a ‘Select’ Fan knot. The tips are crusty when dry and unbelievably soft when wet. The tips are already hooking after only a handful of uses. It isn’t the most densely packed or has loads of backbone but this isn’t detrimental to it’s performance. The flow through is excellent and probably the best I’ve come across. The backbone is there on the painting strokes and it’s firm but feels as if there’s nothing there at the same time.

This is right up there with my SV brush and that's the highest praise I can give to any brush.

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Cheers
Rob

Awesome review and Great pictures! Thanks! I have the same brush and I completely agree with all your sentiments! My favorite knot at the moment even over Declaration’s! Awesome, Awesome brush!

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 07-18-2018, 06:07 AM
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@discerningbev   Many thanks for your kind words, much appreciated.

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 07-23-2018, 07:06 AM
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My second 1804A2 has arrived......my first was a fan, see earlier post in this thread. I loved it so much, I ordered a bulb knot this time.
Haven't used it yet, just did a test lather.
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Magistrate handle in  Antique Ivory

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 07-24-2018, 03:05 AM
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(07-23-2018, 07:06 AM)zipper Wrote: My second 1804A2 has arrived......my first was a fan, see earlier post in this thread. I loved it so much, I ordered a bulb knot this time.
Haven't used it yet, just did a test lather.
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Magistrate handle in  Antique Ivory

Awesome!  Enjoy! Let us know your thoughts when you use it.

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 07-24-2018, 04:44 AM
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Used It.. Badger Badger Just as great as the fan, such soft magical tips when lathered.
This knot, I believe, will go down in brush history... Sbathroom_grooming_shaving_100-100 
I would suggest to all, IF YOU AIN"T GOT IT....GET IT.
My two beat Saponificio Varesino, Thater, ShaveMac, Vie-Long, Kent, Omega whatever else I have.
My only issue is, I have the fan and bulb.....How do I justify another 1804A2... Hmm

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 07-24-2018, 06:22 PM
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There are no more 28 fans left.

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 07-25-2018, 02:49 AM
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(07-24-2018, 06:22 PM)Kehole Wrote: There are no more 28 fans left.

Shok Eeeeek Sad

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 07-25-2018, 03:10 AM
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I may have said this before  but I quickly came to conclusions after I started  wet shaving  that I much preferred fans to bulbs except on brushes at or over 30mm, and then it's a tie and after buying and/or trying most of the major brands I knew I  would only be happy  with Rooney and M&F brushes,  that is to say Lee Sabini's designs and knots. As time went by other brushes came to market that appealed to me aesthetically at least as much but my situation put restraints on me that didn't allow me to take a chance. But then a little money came my way around the same time I saw Brad Sears brushes for the first time. To shorten this ramble, I took the chance and now I have a third brush label on my list.

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 07-25-2018, 05:23 AM
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(07-25-2018, 02:49 AM)zipper Wrote:
(07-24-2018, 06:22 PM)Kehole Wrote: There are no more 28 fans left.

Shok Eeeeek Sad

A few hours after my post on 7/24/2018.....I could not think of a justification for another of these "Magical Knots",
I did find a solution... Lightbulb Order  a 28mm (my others are 26mm) Soooo I did.... Smile 
Now comes bummer news, out of 28 fans! So, I E-mail Brad & Nancy...…….Just got an answer>
I got the LAST one... Aaaaa

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 07-25-2018, 06:09 AM
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(07-25-2018, 05:23 AM)zipper Wrote:
(07-25-2018, 02:49 AM)zipper Wrote:
(07-24-2018, 06:22 PM)Kehole Wrote: There are no more 28 fans left.

Shok Eeeeek Sad

A few hours after my post on 7/24/2018.....I could not think of a justification for another of these "Magical Knots",
I did find a solution... Lightbulb Order  a 28mm (my others are 26mm) Soooo I did.... Smile 
Now comes bummer news, out of 28 fans! So, I E-mail Brad & Nancy...…….Just got an answer>
I got the LAST one... Aaaaa


oh the horror...

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 07-25-2018, 06:39 AM
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(07-25-2018, 05:23 AM)zipper Wrote:
(07-25-2018, 02:49 AM)zipper Wrote:
(07-24-2018, 06:22 PM)Kehole Wrote: There are no more 28 fans left.

Shok Eeeeek Sad

A few hours after my post on 7/24/2018.....I could not think of a justification for another of these "Magical Knots",
I did find a solution... Lightbulb Order  a 28mm (my others are 26mm) Soooo I did.... Smile 
Now comes bummer news, out of 28 fans! So, I E-mail Brad & Nancy...…….Just got an answer>
I got the LAST one... Aaaaa

WHEW! I just placed an order yesterday for a 26mm Select Fan. Fingers crossed that stock is there for mine!

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 07-25-2018, 06:41 AM
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There’s still 26’s

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 07-25-2018, 06:43 AM
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(07-25-2018, 06:41 AM)Kehole Wrote: There’s still 26’s

Yesssss Thank you!

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 07-25-2018, 08:20 AM
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Boy I hope I am not selling false hope. I think 26’s are available still but check with Brad obviously. I’m just going off a convo I had with him yesterday. I tried to buy the last 28mm fan but someone purchased a gonzo a minute before I pulled the trigger!

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 07-25-2018, 08:45 AM
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(07-25-2018, 08:20 AM):cheers:ehole Wrote: Boy I hope I am not selling false hope. I think 26’s are available still but check with Brad obviously. I’m just going off a convo I had with him yesterday. I tried to buy the last 28mm fan but someone purchased a gonzo a minute before I pulled the trigger!

Cheers Sorry....Hope no hard feelings. Thumbsup

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 07-25-2018, 08:46 AM
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(07-25-2018, 08:45 AM)zipper Wrote:
(07-25-2018, 08:20 AM):cheers:ehole Wrote: Boy I hope I am not selling false hope. I think 26’s are available still but check with Brad obviously. I’m just going off a convo I had with him yesterday. I tried to buy the last 28mm fan but someone purchased a gonzo a minute before I pulled the trigger!

Cheers Sorry....Hope no hard feelings. Thumbsup


Was that you!?

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 07-25-2018, 08:52 AM
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(07-25-2018, 08:20 AM)Kehole Wrote: Boy I hope I am not selling false hope. I think 26’s are available still but check with Brad obviously. I’m just going off a convo I had with him yesterday. I tried to buy the last 28mm fan but someone purchased a gonzo a minute before I pulled the trigger!

I think it's safe to assume they still have 26mm fans still in stock. I just received my invoice from Brad. I'm excited to own my first brush from Mr. Sears!

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 07-25-2018, 08:54 AM
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(07-25-2018, 08:52 AM)N8Julo43 Wrote:
(07-25-2018, 08:20 AM)Kehole Wrote: Boy I hope I am not selling false hope. I think 26’s are available still but check with Brad obviously. I’m just going off a convo I had with him yesterday. I tried to buy the last 28mm fan but someone purchased a gonzo a minute before I pulled the trigger!

I think it's safe to assume they still have 26mm fans still in stock. I just received my invoice from Brad. I'm excited to own my first brush from Mr. Sears!


Oh good! I think this batch of select and declaration b5 are the 2 best knots available right now.

I LOVE my 26 but find it a bit small even compared to other 26mm knots. That’s why I was looking for a 28.

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