05-05-2019, 02:45 AM
#1
  • Mouser
  • Senior Member
  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
User Info
What is going on with Wiborg brushes? The company I mean. I seem to remember something  about the gentleman who makes them being ill.  Is that right?  I'm sure someone here knows more then I do which is practically nothing.  I'm concerned first with his well being and second, with the continuation of his beautiful work.

8 2,631
Reply
 05-05-2019, 07:51 AM
#2
User Info
No one really knows what he is ill with...emails are not responded to at all, or rarely....someone recently received a brush but it was after a year after ordering.

Prices on the resale market have gone through the roof.....I saw a classified for a beautiful wiborg for $900...no kidding.

Glad I held on to mine.

3 288
Reply
 05-05-2019, 08:15 AM
#3
  • MaxP
  • Senior Member
  • Des Moines, Iowa
User Info
I have no dog in this hunt as I have never owned nor used a Wiborg.

IMHO, there are numerous great brushes readily available to all who wish to acquire a fine brush for shaving purposes.

If one's quest is for something unicorn-like, then the market dictates pricing.

As for health matters, I too wish Florian well.

PS:  Here's one of several threads pertaining to the desirability of a Wiborg that one may care to read: HERE

65 1,870
Reply
 05-05-2019, 08:46 PM
#4
  • SCOV
  • Senior Member
  • Minnesota
User Info
My only remaining bucket list shaving related item is a Wilborg brush.  Hopefully both Florian and myself "live long and prosper" so I may own a Wilborg brush in the future.

16 801
Reply
 05-06-2019, 12:36 AM
#5
User Info
(05-05-2019, 08:15 AM)MaxP Wrote: I have no dog in this hunt as I have never owned nor used a Wiborg.

IMHO, there are numerous great brushes readily available to all who wish to acquire a fine brush for shaving purposes.

If one's quest is for something unicorn-like, then the market dictates pricing.

As for health matters, I too wish Florian well.

PS:  Here's one of several threads pertaining to the desirability of a Wiborg that one may care to read: HERE

I wish him good health as well. As for the price, I had one and not worth that kind of premium in my opinion. It is worth more than he sells it for, but not that kind of money.

33 951
Reply
 05-06-2019, 05:18 AM
#6
User Info
I, too, wish Florian good health. Price and value are what someone is willing to pay. It's still only a shave brush. JMO.

70 5,379
Reply
 05-06-2019, 06:49 AM
#7
  • Puma
  • Senior Member
  • Central Jersey
User Info
I've given up trying. Like some others, it is about the last item that I desire that I haven't been able to get. This statement pops up on their website, but they should really delete it as emails are not returned: "THERE ARE NO PRODUCTS IN THIS CATEGORY AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER OR CONTACT US VIA EMAIL IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A SPECIFIC WIBORG SHAVING BRUSH."

11 808
Reply
 05-06-2019, 10:35 AM
#8
User Info
(05-06-2019, 05:18 AM)primotenore Wrote: I, too, wish Florian good health. Price and value are what someone is willing to pay. It's still only a shave brush. JMO.


or razor, or soap, or aftershave, or aftershave oil etc...
Completely agree.  Unless the badger hair is from magical badgers, it's just a brush.  I wish I had one(or many) to sell at 4 times the price I would have had to pay to get it though.

1 504
Reply
 05-06-2019, 10:40 AM
#9
User Info
(05-06-2019, 10:35 AM)bkatbamna Wrote:
(05-06-2019, 05:18 AM)primotenore Wrote: I, too, wish Florian good health. Price and value are what someone is willing to pay. It's still only a shave brush. JMO.


or razor, or soap, or aftershave, or aftershave oil etc...
Completely agree.  Unless the badger hair is from magical badgers, it's just a brush.  I wish I had one(or many) to sell at 4 times the price I would have had to pay to get it though.
Never thought of that... Wink

70 5,379
Reply
 05-06-2019, 06:49 PM
#10
User Info
I sold mine the same day I received it , nothing special , beautiful brush but I preferred all my Simpson and Morris two bands at the time.

84 1,740
Reply
 05-07-2019, 03:07 AM
#11
  • Mouser
  • Senior Member
  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
User Info
Rooney's Finest  are still my Holy Grail  and Rooneys in general are still my favorite brushes and anything Lee has a hand in including M&F and the others he's collaborated in, but there are so many fine shaving brush artists out there, and I do consider it an art.

8 2,631
Reply
 05-07-2019, 09:41 AM
#12
  • ARGH
  • Senior Member
  • Boston, MA
User Info
(05-06-2019, 06:49 PM)ultra~nova Wrote: I sold mine the same day I received it , nothing special , beautiful brush but I preferred all my Simpson and Morris two bands at the time.

Ditto

123 1,849
Reply
 05-07-2019, 11:43 AM
#13
  • DanLaw
  • Just an old slow fat man
  • Peachtree City, GA
User Info
I know Simpsons get poo pooed by all the brush experts loving Wilborgs and espec Declarations but damn, just tried a Simpson Manchurian and it is breathtakingly good.  Not an expert but was mightily impressed

4 442
Reply
 05-07-2019, 12:08 PM
#14
User Info
Prior to the surge of popularity over the last ten years and all the new folks that brought in Simpson was regarded as the finest brush you could buy , it still is depending on who you you ask , and what exactly it is they are looking for. Some people love the idea of unobtainable items , some like a fully customizable brush down to every detail.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

84 1,740
Reply
 05-07-2019, 01:51 PM
#15
  • Puma
  • Senior Member
  • Central Jersey
User Info
(05-07-2019, 03:07 AM)Mouser Wrote: Rooney's Finest  are still my Holy Grail  and Rooneys in general are still my favorite brushes and anything Lee has a hand in including M&F and the others he's collaborated in, but there are so many fine shaving brush artists out there, and I do consider it an art.

Not a Finest but still really nice:

[Image: yc9s1CN.jpg]

11 808
Reply
 05-07-2019, 01:53 PM
#16
  • Puma
  • Senior Member
  • Central Jersey
User Info
(05-07-2019, 11:43 AM)DanLaw Wrote: I know Simpsons get poo pooed by all the brush experts loving Wilborgs and espec Declarations but damn, just tried a Simpson Manchurian and it is breathtakingly good.  Not an expert but was mightily impressed

There will always be at least one Simpson's Super Badger in my rotation. Preferably a CH-2.

11 808
Reply
 05-07-2019, 03:43 PM
#17
  • SCOV
  • Senior Member
  • Minnesota
User Info
I still want a Wilborg !

16 801
Reply
 05-07-2019, 04:42 PM
#18
User Info
(05-07-2019, 01:53 PM)Puma Wrote:
(05-07-2019, 11:43 AM)DanLaw Wrote: I know Simpsons get poo pooed by all the brush experts loving Wilborgs and espec Declarations but damn, just tried a Simpson Manchurian and it is breathtakingly good.  Not an expert but was mightily impressed

There will always be at least one Simpson's Super Badger in my rotation. Preferably a CH-2.
Ditto, bro.
[Image: 4BOIanW.jpg]

70 5,379
Reply
 05-07-2019, 06:01 PM
#19
  • MaxP
  • Senior Member
  • Des Moines, Iowa
User Info
Sorry to go OT, but Simpsons are, IMHO, admiration-worthy.

[Image: 8FsJsCz.jpg]

65 1,870
Reply
 05-08-2019, 01:10 AM
#20
User Info
Anyone who hasn't tried one of the Wiborgs that were released with
ebony handles and White badger is missing out.

That hair is exquisite...so soft and luxurious....the lofts are a bit low 
so the backbone is just right and the hair has super gel-like properties
and hooked tips. Yet the hair doesn't appear stiff when dry.

Florian hit it out of the park with this series.

3 288
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)