05-05-2019, 02:45 AM
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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.

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 05-05-2019, 07:51 AM
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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.

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 05-05-2019, 08:15 AM
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  • MaxP
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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

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 05-05-2019, 08:46 PM
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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.

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 05-06-2019, 12:36 AM
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(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.

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

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 05-06-2019, 06:49 AM
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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."

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 05-06-2019, 10:35 AM
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(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.

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 05-06-2019, 10:40 AM
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(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

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 05-06-2019, 06:49 PM
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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.

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 05-07-2019, 03:07 AM
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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.

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 05-07-2019, 09:41 AM
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(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

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 05-07-2019, 11:43 AM
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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

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 05-07-2019, 12:08 PM
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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.


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 05-07-2019, 01:51 PM
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(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:

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 05-07-2019, 01:53 PM
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(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.

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 05-07-2019, 03:43 PM
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I still want a Wilborg !

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 05-07-2019, 04:42 PM
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(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.
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 05-07-2019, 06:01 PM
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Sorry to go OT, but Simpsons are, IMHO, admiration-worthy.

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 05-08-2019, 01:10 AM
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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.

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