10-16-2012, 10:28 AM
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I was going to make a review of this brush , but its a defective one , and it wouldn't be fair.Its quiet a pity , since the handle is excellent , I must say , and have been love at fist sight , when I got it on my hands this morning.

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For what I understand , this is a hand made handle , Ivory imitation , extremely comfortable to hold and a very nice looking desing.Its also heavy and sturdy , like the handles we all like.Yes , this is a very nice handle indeed.

However , the badger hair knot is totally uneven , and it seems that the person who made it , wasnt having a great day : as I said , is totally uneven , since some parts have longer hair on the sides and shorts on the midle , as you can see in this pics :

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Its very difficult to detect or notice those uneven parts when the hair is dry , but once it wet and blooms , there you go , are easily noticeable. Not Fido's fault at all , and those things happens with hand made items.

The silvertip hair is nice , but hard to fully appreciate since this is a defective brush (Im sure that even our friend Fido would agreed) , and the hair/badger knot , feels a little bit odd once its applied on the face due to its unevenness of hair.Its not as soft as other silvertip badger brushes out there , but once again , this is not the brush I was "expecting" to review , meaning that I was expecting that unevenness of hair.

It made tons of lather very quick from the Vulfix Lavender shaving cream , and something that I like its short loft.

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Well , this things happens and I hope that this brush could be replaced for a new one and see how the real potential of this brush is.I can say , once again, that the handle is excellent and I truly like it.

New Forest Finest Silvertip 2213 shaving brush.

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 10-16-2012, 01:39 PM
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that handle material looks very nice. i'm not fully seeing the shorter hairs, but i'm guessing it does not show up in photos well, but i have no doubt you are correct.

the knot also looks not very dense and quite loose in the opening, which I would think would make it quite floppy as well.

just of curiosity, how does the knot hair of this NF brush with the shorter and longer strands compare to the other NF brushes you have used? are the other NF brushes like this too?

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 10-16-2012, 01:45 PM
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(10-16-2012, 01:39 PM)Bruce Wrote: that handle material looks very nice. i'm not fully seeing the shorter hairs, but i'm guessing it does not show up in photos well, but i have no doubt you are correct.

the knot also looks not very dense and quite loose in the opening, which I would think would make it quite floppy as well.

how does the knot hair (shorter and longer strands) compare to the other NF brushes you have used?

Ill try to make new pics to show the parts that are uneven , sorry about that.

The knot , as you have said is not very dense either , but due to the short loft , is not that floppy.Also , the hair is a little bit thicker than most silvertips.

Of course , this brush is not as good as the 2201 , Im afraid , either to the Chunky or 1901.However , those 3 brushes are two band badger hair.

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 10-16-2012, 02:02 PM
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Now I applied a black background to see if the hair unevenness could be more appreciated it.


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 10-16-2012, 02:11 PM
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Thanks for the info and update pics.

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 10-16-2012, 07:17 PM
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Teiste, thanks for the update!

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 10-17-2012, 04:04 AM
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Considering Peter's attitude towards brands like Simpsons, I would have sent it back, since his brushes are apparently infallible Rolleyes

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 10-17-2012, 05:31 AM
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This.

I'll say no more - Peter (Fido) knows my thoughts - we have corresponded several times regarding the formation of New Forest brushes.

Mark

(10-17-2012, 04:04 AM)Sodapopjones Wrote: Considering Peter's attitude towards brands like Simpsons, I would have sent it back, since his brushes are apparently infallible Rolleyes

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 10-17-2012, 08:42 AM
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Well , I dont think that any brand/brush maker is infallible.Things like this happens in hand made items : a bad bay , and there you go.

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 10-17-2012, 09:04 AM
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That right T.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts on the brush.

The handle material looks great. I just wish Peter kept the old logo. It looked very cool.

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 10-17-2012, 10:04 AM
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I have to agree with the posts above. I have not used a New Forest brush but did evaluate one made by the same company that supplies New Forest (unless fido is hand making his own brushes now which I don't believe is the case) that was sent to me by a vendor for evaluation. The vendor was considering importing the brushes and wanted my thoughts so I gave it a good college try.

The handle was very well made, substantial without being heavy and proportional to the task. Even under magnification there were no errors or apparent flaws. The most charitable thing I can say about the knot is that it was unsuitable.

They only reason I could justify one of these brushes is price but that is false economy. Skip one fast food meal a week and in a month or so you will save enough to buy a brush that will give daily service for 20+ years.

So I will buy those brushes made by a company who have earned my trust. Vullfix/Simpsons make shaving brushes in the full range of price points. Their heritage goes back almost 100 years now, they put their reputation in each brush and they stand behind their product.

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 10-17-2012, 10:49 AM
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Squire :

I totally understand what you mean , regarding acquiring a Simpson/Vulfix or any other UK shaving brush band.

The New Forest handles are handmade in the New Forest by an artisan , so half of the brush is "British" made.

The knots are made in China.

However , I find that Chinese have been improving their brush making methods in the last year , and some of the Made in China options arent that bad as it used to be.

In fact , the New Forest 2201 (two band badger) was a 100% made in China brush and was very well regarded by many shavers , as well as the 2212 in silvertip.

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 10-17-2012, 10:53 AM
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(10-17-2012, 09:04 AM)Dipesh Wrote: The handle material looks great. I just wish Peter kept the old logo. It looked very cool.

I love the handle material. Fantastic handles. The sticker kind of bums me out, but sometimes the added costs of printing just aren't worth it, and I'm behind Peter 100% on that decision. Maybe he can find a better source in the future.

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 10-17-2012, 11:11 AM
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Its funny , but I truly like the new sticker.

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 10-17-2012, 12:00 PM
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(10-17-2012, 11:11 AM)Teiste Wrote: Its funny , but I truly like the new sticker.

not me. I prefer his old logos.

that being said, Peter has said that it allows him to offer the product at a cheaper price since it's less costly, which makes sense.

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 10-17-2012, 12:49 PM
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That's good to hear about the improved quality of Chinese brushes Teiste, the earlier brush I used showed promise.

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