11-09-2012, 11:55 AM
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  • Teiste
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If you already have read my review of the Wet Shaving Products Stubby silvertip brush , you already know what I think of those brushes.Now , Wet Shaving Products , have changed the name of the Stubby for "The Prince" and have tweaked the brush , and no longer has a glue bump on it.

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This brush comes with the new , study , cardboard box , and the brush is wrapped on a thin piece of paper , like some high end brush maker companies do with their brushes.

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This brush has the following measures :
  • 23 mm knot
  • 47 mm loft
  • 49 mm handle height
  • 96 mm total height

which makes it a medium size brush , like a Simpson Duke 3.

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Its handle is made of resin , and also , has a classy look which , to be honest , doesnt reminds me of any other handle out there.This is a plus for this brush.Easy and comfortable to hold too , nothing new here either.

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This brush , as the old Stubbies , is extra densely pack with quality silvertip hair , but so far , only have lost like 4 thin hairs.This is where this brush really shines , since it can compete hand by hand with other quality brushes , like Simpson Duke 3 , Rooney 1/1 , Simpson Classic 2 , (you named it) and this brush is a serious contender to them.

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Due to its high badger hair density , and short loft (47 mm) , this brush contains a great backbone , but , since the glue bump have dissapeared , the flow have been improved , making it a perfect brush for face lathering , and , as I said earlier , could compete with some "classic" brushes like a Duke 3 or Rooney 1/1 in that department.

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You can see that it has a nice blooming.Also its tips are extra soft , creating a nice feeling of badger wall , while using it with circular strokes on the face.Soft tips , excellent backbone and good flow.

Here some pics with another two wonderful face lathering shaving brushes , the Simpson Duke 3 and the Rooney 1/1

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and here you can compare the hair density between the Simpson Duke 3 and this Prince shaving brush :

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I would say that the Prince has around 5 to 10 % more of badger hair.

Used it with shaving creams and hard shaving soaps , and in both cases , and like the The Monarch super silvertip brush , makes an extra creamy lather from both soaps and creams.But , due to the extra hair density , use more product , and yes , its a soap/cream eater , something normal since has a lot of badger hair on its knot.

And now the best thing about this brush , which its the price : 59,99 dollars If you compare it with a Simpson Duke 3 , which cost around 116 dollars , or a Rooney 1/1 , which cost around 79 ,99 dollars , this brush is truly a bargain.

A pic with the WSP "The Monarch" super silvertip , so you can compare sizes.

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I knew how good were these new WSP brushes gonna be , and I dont regret a bit spending my money on them.Thanks ASR for working to provide such good brushes and looking forward to hear more impressions from other people who have tried/own these brushes.

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 11-09-2012, 12:20 PM
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Very nice Teiste. I have a feeling that I'm not getting away with just 1 of these brushes. Cool

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 11-09-2012, 01:26 PM
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I am impressed with the density of this brush, actually the Monarch as well. Very nice. You're a lucky man to be able to test these brushes for Lee. Where do I sign up for test and tune? Biggrin

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 11-09-2012, 05:15 PM
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Thanks for the review, Teiste!

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 11-09-2012, 06:57 PM
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Nice - love the Kent style handle, and the hair sounds amazing!

If they come out with a 28-30mm super silvertip I'll be on it in a heartbeat.

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 11-10-2012, 10:36 AM
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  • jss
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Terrific!!

Julian

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 11-10-2012, 12:13 PM
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  • ajc347
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Thanks for your review on both the Pronce and the Monarch, Teiste.

I tried a WSP Stubby for the first time today (on loan from Dipesh - thanks mate Smile ), and I was so impressed with the overall quality of the brush that I've now got a Orince and Monarch being delivered to the UK. Smile

The handle is very similar in design to the two EJ brushes I have. Shavemac also makes a similar design IIRC as do Simpsons (as part of their Ltd Edition range).

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 11-11-2012, 05:39 AM
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Teiste, another excellent review!

That looks like a brush with a high performance to cost ratio.

A very good choice for someone who wants to move up from the low price entry level badgers to something nice that won't break the bank.

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 11-15-2012, 12:20 AM
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Teiste, thank you for the review. What are your thoughts on density compared to the others? To me it seems as dense as a Rooney 1/1 (also softer and better backbone with the Prince).

How does it compare overall with D01 silvertip in your mind?

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 11-16-2012, 06:53 PM
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  • Teiste
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(11-15-2012, 12:20 AM)kentclark Wrote: Teiste, thank you for the review. What are your thoughts on density compared to the others? To me it seems as dense as a Rooney 1/1 (also softer and better backbone with the Prince).

How does it compare overall with D01 silvertip in your mind?

Is as dense as a Rooney 1/1 and as a Duke 3.

The D01 is more dense , I would say.

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 11-18-2012, 07:34 AM
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Awesome Review, I love my Stubby!

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 12-25-2012, 03:39 PM
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I bought the Prince because of this review and I really love it. Teiste always does such a great job reviewing products.
Cheers

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 12-26-2012, 05:57 PM
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Just for clarification, did you try the 2-band finest Prince or the premium silvertip Prince? I face lather exclusively, and am looking for something with nice backbone; doesn't matter if it's a soap eater. You recommended this brush to me on another thread, but I'm curious as to whether you found a marked improvement in one grade over the other.

Thanks and Happy New Year!

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 12-26-2012, 07:28 PM
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Barrister, I would recommend the Prince two-band to you. And even easier given the sale on that brush to the end of the year.

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 12-26-2012, 07:30 PM
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Thanks very much. It's a bargain that is hard to argue with. Smile

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 12-26-2012, 07:32 PM
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The Prince Silvertip has nice backbone due to its short loft. The 2-band Prince has amazing backbone while retaining soft tips. Sounds like the 2-band is what you want.

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 12-26-2012, 07:41 PM
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Thanks for the recommendation!

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 12-26-2012, 09:46 PM
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  • Songwind
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Barrister, I got the Prince in Finest for Christmas, and it's a very nice brush for face lathering.

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 01-09-2013, 09:03 PM
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(11-09-2012, 11:55 AM)Teiste Wrote:
[Image: P1250867.JPG?m=1352489416]

If you already have read my review of the Wet Shaving Products Stubby silvertip brush , you already know what I think of those brushes.Now , Wet Shaving Products , have changed the name of the Stubby for "The Prince" and have tweaked the brush , and no longer has a glue bump on it.

[Image: P1250866.JPG?m=1352489414]

This brush comes with the new , study , cardboard box , and the brush is wrapped on a thin piece of paper , like some high end brush maker companies do with their brushes.

[Image: P1250868.JPG?m=1352489415]

This brush has the following measures :
  • 23 mm knot
  • 47 mm loft
  • 49 mm handle height
  • 96 mm total height

which makes it a medium size brush , like a Simpson Duke 3.

[Image: P1250869.JPG?m=1352489593]

Its handle is made of resin , and also , has a classy look which , to be honest , doesnt reminds me of any other handle out there.This is a plus for this brush.Easy and comfortable to hold too , nothing new here either.

[Image: P1250871.JPG?m=1352489594]

This brush , as the old Stubbies , is extra densely pack with quality silvertip hair , but so far , only have lost like 4 thin hairs.This is where this brush really shines , since it can compete hand by hand with other quality brushes , like Simpson Duke 3 , Rooney 1/1 , Simpson Classic 2 , (you named it) and this brush is a serious contender to them.

[Image: P1250870.JPG?m=1352489593]

Due to its high badger hair density , and short loft (47 mm) , this brush contains a great backbone , but , since the glue bump have dissapeared , the flow have been improved , making it a perfect brush for face lathering , and , as I said earlier , could compete with some "classic" brushes like a Duke 3 or Rooney 1/1 in that department.

[Image: P1250879.JPG?m=1352489689]

You can see that it has a nice blooming.Also its tips are extra soft , creating a nice feeling of badger wall , while using it with circular strokes on the face.Soft tips , excellent backbone and good flow.

Here some pics with another two wonderful face lathering shaving brushes , the Simpson Duke 3 and the Rooney 1/1

[Image: P1250884.JPG?m=1352489691]

and here you can compare the hair density between the Simpson Duke 3 and this Prince shaving brush :

[Image: P1250885.JPG?m=1352489843]

I would say that the Prince has around 5 to 10 % more of badger hair.

Used it with shaving creams and hard shaving soaps , and in both cases , and like the The Monarch super silvertip brush , makes an extra creamy lather from both soaps and creams.But , due to the extra hair density , use more product , and yes , its a soap/cream eater , something normal since has a lot of badger hair on its knot.

And now the best thing about this brush , which its the price : 59,99 dollars If you compare it with a Simpson Duke 3 , which cost around 116 dollars , or a Rooney 1/1 , which cost around 79 ,99 dollars , this brush is truly a bargain.

A pic with the WSP "The Monarch" super silvertip , so you can compare sizes.

[Image: P1250880-2048855645.JPG?m=1352489691]

I knew how good were these new WSP brushes gonna be , and I dont regret a bit spending my money on them.Thanks ASR for working to provide such good brushes and looking forward to hear more impressions from other people who have tried/own these brushes.
Im sold, i will get this one and many other from them too. Thanks for helping choose a few good face lather brushes.

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 01-23-2013, 09:09 AM
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  • Teiste
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Used this brush today , after a couple days using some made in UK brushes , and this brush could compete with the made in UK ones with no problem.Excellent brush indeed.

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