09-03-2021, 08:25 PM
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  • Shaun
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[Image: GwsveCm.jpg]Here is a very nice NOS Plisson on its way to me from France. As you can see by the decal, it dates from the 70s-80s.

I have three of these models each roughly the same size: 1960s, 1970s, and from around 1998. I will take a snap of the three side-by-side when I get the chance.

I doubt the price you can see on the base is correct. It might have been 68F at the time, unless it means 68F and 0 centimes??

Either way, I think you’ll agree it’s very nice. Unsure if it is 2-band, or the loft is embedded a bit more deeply. I’m saying 2-band. Enjoy!

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 09-04-2021, 04:23 PM
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This is the rarer 1960s version:

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 09-04-2021, 08:21 PM
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Here is the just pre-2000 version. Note the darker tips. 

The current offering from Plisson is, as I understand it, a little less impressive again. I don’t have the current offering. 

Anyway, I hope that posting three in a row demonstrates the changes over time, particularly as regards to the loft and tips.

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 09-08-2021, 05:41 AM
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It seems the 680F was indeed the price for the blonde as indicated on the tag. Thank you, Thomas!

Without going into the details, it is not really possible to accurately extrapolate today’s price equivalent in € based on the 680F figure. In the ten years from 1975 to 1985, the value of the Franc dropped significantly, so priced at 680F, and converting, that means a change from €487 value today to €187 value today. Today’s offering from Plisson is €308. One can only speculate as to the date of making, by moving these figures around. Let’s split it down the middle and say 1980.

Perhaps some day we’ll see some paperwork re Plisson models and dates. Hope so!

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 09-08-2021, 08:11 AM
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Very nice - I have always admired horn handled brushes .. how's the backbone on these?

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 09-08-2021, 02:13 PM
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(09-08-2021, 08:11 AM)garyg Wrote: Very nice - I have always admired horn handled brushes .. how's the backbone on these?

Thanks for the question, gary.

Being 2-band (or close to) these brushes have firm backbone combined with very, very soft tips. These vintage Plisson lofts are superb.

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 09-09-2021, 05:22 AM
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Sounds like a winning combination - my only Plisson, of more modern origin (circa 2009) in HMW has very soft tips but falls short of my preference for backbone.

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 09-09-2021, 12:29 PM
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Impressive.  It looks like a size 10 I have one the same .. Maybe my favorite size from Plisson Cool

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 09-09-2021, 03:41 PM
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(09-09-2021, 12:29 PM)lu20vt Wrote: Impressive.  It looks like a size 10 I have one the same .. Maybe my favorite size from Plisson Cool

No. 8. It is labelled. Size 8.

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 09-13-2021, 06:28 PM
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Very nice I have few Plisson Brushes my Fav…

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 09-23-2021, 02:39 PM
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And here it is. A lovely brush with the whitest tips I have seen on any other brush I have. The handle has a broader girth than today’s offering. Looks good. 

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 09-25-2021, 02:39 AM
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It is the mythical hair Plisson enjoy Biggrin

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 09-25-2021, 06:13 AM
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(09-23-2021, 02:39 PM)Shaun Wrote: And here it is. A lovely brush with the whitest tips I have seen on any other brush I have. The handle has a broader girth than today’s offering. Looks good. 

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That’s a good looking knot Shaun! The handle is pretty sweet too Smile

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 09-25-2021, 04:44 PM
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Here are all three: 1960s, 1970s-80s, and c.1998:

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 09-25-2021, 07:43 PM
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Stunning collection , enjoy !

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 09-25-2021, 11:43 PM
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The trio in the picture all look great  Badger

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 09-26-2021, 05:25 PM
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(09-25-2021, 11:43 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: The trio in the picture all look great  Badger

They do. It is interesting to compare hand-made objects such as the Plisson. The differences are clear, and testament to individual crafting and tooling. The girth of the handles, for example; the colouring of the older decals (more golden)... 

The 'structural' differences can also be put down to the shape, size and availability of the original materials, and because full advantage is made of each factor and variable. Add to that the acquired, fine skills of cross-generational crafters and the result is the creation of beautiful little sculptures as much as small, domestic objects. 

Very nice, yes.

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 09-26-2021, 09:40 PM
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Famille Plisson
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 09-26-2021, 11:39 PM
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Is there a name for the handle style or model on the top left row Shaun? I had one similar and I sold it but it was probabl my favorite Plisson knot and it had a little scritch to it but had a good size loft. I have a bit of an itch to try another one in the future. Last week, I shaved with one similar to the second from the left on the top row. It is a little hard on my face and it kind of bums me out but the fact is the hair has serious backbone and that is not a bad thing. I appreciate it and would say it's better for when I have more beard rather than less beard. Great photo lineup of the various models in your collection.

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 09-26-2021, 11:44 PM
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Hi, yes, the top left has no style name as far as I know. I posted a thread about it some time back; I liken it to a scarab beetle, owing to its shape and sometimes its colouring. I find it to be a great brush, actually. 

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=51687

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