06-06-2020, 03:39 AM
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  • Puma
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I feel like I should try a Plisson, but preferably not a synth. From what I've read though, it seems that they are floppy mops and maybe I'd regret it. It seems like they are similar to Kents and I didn't love my Bk8. It had good quality hair, but not enough of it and it was set at too high of a loft so it was very floppy. Does anyone like their Plissons or should I move on. I really don't need any more brushes.

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 06-06-2020, 04:58 AM
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  • Snuff
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If your looking for backbone don’t go for plisson, that said they are my favorite brushes

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 06-06-2020, 05:49 AM
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  • garyg
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I've tried a ton of brushes, in natural hair just the one Plisson because it turned out too soft & floppy for my general preference.  I still have it and it comes up in the rotation every once in a while, and is used strictly with a cream in a bowl.

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 06-06-2020, 09:04 AM
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I think everyone should have a chance to try a Plisson (especially a vintage model) at least once because the experience  of the hair tips is unique.  However, I agree that for me they were too floppy.  So the answer to the question of whether or not they are worth the cost depends upon your personal preferences.

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 06-06-2020, 01:27 PM
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(06-06-2020, 09:04 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I think everyone should have a chance to try a Plisson (especially a vintage model) at least once because the experience  of the hair tips is unique.  However, I agree that for me they were too floppy.  So the answer to the question of whether or not they are worth the cost depends upon your personal preferences.


100% agree with Churchilllafemme. Definitely worth trying especially if you can find the vintage ones. The hair was cloud soft but due to the high loft they were a bit floppy. Great for the painting technique. I believe some of the later hair had a tendency to be very scritchy. 2 I let go a while back. [Image: 788bcc5a182a019948811de9f953f449.jpg]
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 06-06-2020, 02:45 PM
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Thanks guys. I guess I'll keep an open mind if a good deal comes along, but I'm not going to hunt for one and I'm not going to shell out a ton of dough either.

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 06-06-2020, 09:21 PM
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  • Shaun
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I have Plissons that are not floppy at all. Even though the lofts may be tall, the hair selected on some of the vintage HMW models is resilient and great to lather up with. Modern versions, I couldn’t say. Prices seem exorbitant to me, though, I must say.

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 06-17-2020, 02:28 PM
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Has anyone seen the ones on ebay that the seller claims are NOS from the 1970s? The listing says they are boars. $35-40 depending on condition. It seems he's got a bunch.

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 06-18-2020, 11:09 AM
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  • Bony
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To experience real Plisson you need to find size 12 to 20 two band ,noting else. Like this one size 16 circa 2004 . [Image: ttjMVzo.jpg]

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 06-18-2020, 02:49 PM
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(06-18-2020, 11:09 AM)Bony Wrote: To experience real Plisson you need to find size 12 to 20 two band ,noting else. Like this one size 16 circa 2004 . [Image: ttjMVzo.jpg]
That is nice, and thanks for the advice. I've been watching a 10 on ebay, but resisted due to the size. I recently saw a 12 for just a bit more $$. I'm tempted.

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 06-19-2020, 10:14 AM
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(06-18-2020, 02:49 PM)Puma Wrote:
(06-18-2020, 11:09 AM)Bony Wrote: To experience real Plisson you need to find size 12 to 20 two band ,noting else. Like this one size 16 circa 2004 . [Image: ttjMVzo.jpg]
That is nice, and thanks for the advice. I've been watching a 10 on ebay, but resisted due to the size. I recently saw a 12 for just a bit more $$. I'm tempted.
The Plisson is  known for the quality of the hair and craftsmanship. They Holly Grail was the Two band hair knots back midd 90s until early 2000 . After purchasing brand new Brush size 12 in 2016 I experienced shedding and was exchanged with another brand new brush who also shedding. Then I directly complain to the Plisson owner and got third replacement , finally good. 
I personally wouldn’t recommend you  buying from EBay , because you don’t have any protection in case off shedding .
You better surfing Google for vintage Plisson two band hair. Took me almost a year to find this size 16 for sale on another forum.
Good luck!

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 06-20-2020, 03:33 PM
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Under new ownership apparently.

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fagence-api.ouest-france.fr%2Farticle%2Fun-duo-de-repreneurs-pour-la-brosserie-plisson%3Fsecurity_key%3Dae26bd4346eec595a78e68ca3a419f50

What this means for the future of Plisson brushes, who knows... Moving production to China? Ghastly new handle designs in bright colours? Only time will tell...

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 06-20-2020, 06:09 PM
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(06-20-2020, 03:33 PM)Rohleder Wrote: Under new ownership apparently.

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fagence-api.ouest-france.fr%2Farticle%2Fun-duo-de-repreneurs-pour-la-brosserie-plisson%3Fsecurity_key%3Dae26bd4346eec595a78e68ca3a419f50

What this means for the future of Plisson brushes, who knows... Moving production to China? Ghastly new handle designs in bright colours? Only time will tell...
That is interesting, and hopefully the new owners planning to hire skilled  knots craftsman. For such high priced  shaving brushes they 
must perform much better.

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 06-22-2020, 04:26 AM
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A very rare, earlier Plisson two-band, horn handle, possibly bespoke (doesn’t seem to align size-wise with any of the charted varieties, but it is smallish). I have seen no other example of the gold  lettering as seen on this haute montagne example. Oh, and it is wonderful to face lather with. Truly great loft.

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 06-24-2020, 07:56 AM
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Gentlemen, I am waiting for delivery of this brush. Can you please give me some information?


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 06-24-2020, 02:44 PM
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  • Puma
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(06-19-2020, 10:14 AM)Bony Wrote:
(06-18-2020, 02:49 PM)Puma Wrote:
(06-18-2020, 11:09 AM)Bony Wrote: To experience real Plisson you need to find size 12 to 20 two band ,noting else. Like this one size 16 circa 2004 . [Image: ttjMVzo.jpg]
That is nice, and thanks for the advice. I've been watching a 10 on ebay, but resisted due to the size. I recently saw a 12 for just a bit more $$. I'm tempted.
The Plisson is  known for the quality of the hair and craftsmanship. They Holly Grail was the Two band hair knots back midd 90s until early 2000 . After purchasing brand new Brush size 12 in 2016 I experienced shedding and was exchanged with another brand new brush who also shedding. Then I directly complain to the Plisson owner and got third replacement , finally good. 
I personally wouldn’t recommend you  buying from EBay , because you don’t have any protection in case off shedding .
You better surfing Google for vintage Plisson two band hair. Took me almost a year to find this size 16 for sale on another forum.
Good luck!

Thanks Boyan. The 12 I mentioned belongs to a member here on TSN. I'll probably go with that when I start getting mail again at my office, or when I sort out some delivery problems at home.

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 06-25-2020, 12:06 AM
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(06-24-2020, 07:56 AM)apogee. Wrote: Gentlemen, I am waiting for delivery of this brush. Can you please give me some information?


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High Mountain White, 3-band, Looks to be a size 12, maybe a size 10. Looks to be brand new and never used, and definitely an older model. Label looks the same as the Plisson Merkur Man had (also one of the previous owners) with much better condition to the label, and that brush was considered to be in the 70s to mid 80s if my memory serves me correct. Possibly the same with yours due to the label, but the hair looks different from that one, but still superb. I would say you got a great brush!

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 06-25-2020, 11:26 AM
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To me looks size 10/12 also , two band which is very rare and considered the Holly Grail Of Plisson. Enjoy!

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 06-25-2020, 09:46 PM
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Thanks a lot for your input!
I am really looking forward to the first use of this brush ...

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 07-04-2020, 04:04 AM
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What about the different grades? Stick to High Mountain? European White any good?

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