08-25-2020, 03:30 PM
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My Most epic mail call ever: The Eagle has landed in texas!!!!!!!!!
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Im too shock/in awe to even type my first impressions in a coherent way, so I will default to just show you the pics (new and after 1 test lather).
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Will post a brief first impressions later this week on this thread.
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 08-25-2020, 03:31 PM
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 08-25-2020, 03:32 PM
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 08-25-2020, 04:21 PM
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Awesome looking brush. Enjoy your shaves with it.


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 08-25-2020, 04:32 PM
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(08-25-2020, 04:21 PM)Jags009 Wrote: Awesome looking brush. Enjoy your shaves with it.


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Thanks so much, sir!

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 08-25-2020, 06:55 PM
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Gelly tips right off the bat
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 08-26-2020, 03:36 PM
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Black Eagle HT2 vs Mozingo ZT3 mini Comparison 


(bear in mind this is just the 3rd lather with the HT2, so can update in the future if anything changes significantly)

1. Knot Density:   
HT2  - 10 
ZT3 -  9.6

Comment: These 2 are very similar in regards to knot density.  The HT2 its a tad denser, but not more than 5% I would say. They are both in another level when it comes to density (in comparison DG B9a would probably be a 7)

2. Backbone
HT2  - 10 (have never used a fan knot  with this much backbone)
ZT3 - 9.0 (superb backbone, just a bit less than the HT2, but more backbone than anything else I have tried)


3. Splay 
HT2 - 9
ZT3 - 9.5

This could be because I have used the ZT3 various times but it splay just a tad easier, but the HT2 still splays like butter,  no pressure needed.

4. Tip Softness/Face feel 
HT2 - 9.5 -  When wet the HT2 is super soft with 0 scrub,  probably due to the gelling that occurred immediately after its first lather.
ZT3 9 -   ZT3 is also super soft and feels extremely similar to HT2, less than a 10% difference I would say

5. Gelling
HT2 - 9 (Instant Gelling and most hairs are bunched together and dries crunchy on the tips (i guess, bleaching).  Only my Paladin gels more than this.  But the Paladin is way too much gelling.
ZZ3 -  5  - ZT3 has mild gelling tendencies in some hairs and I love the feeling of this.  Very nice balance of gelling/softness without being real damaged hair. This one doesn't dry crunchy but still, the tips clump together moderately when wet.

6. Face Feel 
HT2 - 10 - My most luxurious feeling knot right off the bat,  it has the Wall of Badger effect at extreme levels.
ZT3 9.5 - If I hadn't tried the HT2, I would have given this a 10, is that good.  Same Wall of Badger effect, just a tad less luxurious, which I attribute to the mega backbone the HT2 have (which i love)

7Lather Release
HT2 and ZT3 -  8.5 tie -   I am not gonna lie here and say this would be easy to a newcomer to lather,  but any experienced wet shaver won't have any trouble with these ones, albeit they're both extremely dense knots.   As easy to load as the less dense Paladin, Declaration, etc but cant give it a ten (thats reserved to synthetic)


Overall:   I would say the HT2 is a complete mystery/paradox to me.  How can a brush have this much backbone and yet have the softest tips I have tried?   I guess this could be a similar experience to what other says about DG b6? (i havent tried that myself).   I wish I could say otherwise (since its almost impossible to obtain and will be almost impossible to another one), but the HT2 has climbed to my num 1 spot overall for brushes.

Having said that, the ZT3 is SO CLOSE to it, and is the closest thing you will ever get in the current market, to a Black Eagle (too bad Brett has temp closed down his waitlist too) and the best USA Knot at the moment.

Here some pics (forgot to take pics of the wet knots, but I will do that tomorrow)

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Black Eagle HT2
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Mozingo ZT3
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Black Eagle HT2 on the left,  Mozingo ZT3 on the right
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 08-26-2020, 06:20 PM
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You have beautiful brushes there, heribertomaya. The golden tips on the Black Eagle look great! Thank you for sharing and enjoy your shaves Smile

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 08-26-2020, 08:01 PM
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I usually prefer bulbs, but those two fans look superb.  Congratulations on your acquisitions!

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 08-27-2020, 03:26 AM
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Thanks guys!   Comparison to Declaration B9a coming tomorrow or saturday

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 08-27-2020, 12:45 PM
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 08-27-2020, 07:28 PM
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Beautiful!

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 08-28-2020, 03:05 AM
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Nice to see a Scotty Cameron putter as well :-)

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 08-28-2020, 04:01 AM
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thanks guys!  Yes I LOVE Scotty Cameron putters!  They are my weakness when it comes to golf clubs! (and mizuno blade irons)

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 08-28-2020, 07:46 PM
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Very nice brushes. Is Black Eagle taking orders for brushes or did you get one from one of his drops?

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 08-29-2020, 08:19 AM
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(08-28-2020, 07:46 PM)nonfactor Wrote: Very nice brushes. Is Black Eagle taking orders for brushes or did you get one from one of his drops?

I got extremely lucky and got one on the last drop (only 10 LE brushes released, 5 green and 5 black)

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 08-30-2020, 02:45 PM
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Elephant landed safely in the States a few days ago! Pics are pre-bloom:

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The Eagle family
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The lime trio
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 08-30-2020, 04:07 PM
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(08-30-2020, 02:45 PM)chiefthunder Wrote: Elephant landed safely in the States a few days ago! Pics are pre-bloom:

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The Eagle family
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The lime trio
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That's a stunning Black Eagle collection!  Love the trio Lime as well!  Enjoy them all!

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 08-30-2020, 04:52 PM
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(08-30-2020, 04:07 PM)heribertomaya Wrote:
(08-30-2020, 02:45 PM)chiefthunder Wrote: Elephant landed safely in the States a few days ago! Pics are pre-bloom:

[Image: WDwgSAr.jpg]
The Eagle family
[Image: F2A9vhd.jpg]
The lime trio
[Image: 3wTmotA.jpg]

That's a stunning Black Eagle collection!  Love the trio Lime as well!  Enjoy them all!

My thoughts also.  Very nice, Jorge!

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 09-01-2020, 05:27 PM
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Amazing looking brushes in this thread

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