11-25-2012, 12:21 PM
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Like the title says, for those that have used it, does D01 silvertip hair typically take a bit of use to soften up? I received my TSN anniversary brush with D01 three-band knot on Friday and I was expecting the tips to be a bit softer than they are. There's a definite scritch in there. Hopefully as the knot gives a bit it will diminish.

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 11-25-2012, 01:39 PM
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No...

Should have chosen the regular silvertip instead

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 11-25-2012, 01:43 PM
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Mine was really soft on the very first lather.

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 11-25-2012, 02:07 PM
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A little bit. But not really.

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 11-25-2012, 02:33 PM
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(11-25-2012, 12:21 PM)Yellow Jim Wrote: ...I received my TSN anniversary brush with D01 three-band knot on Friday and I was expecting the tips to be a bit softer than they are. There's a definite scritch in there. Hopefully as the knot gives a bit it will diminish.

I find it difficult to discern between Finest, Silvertip and D01 3band knots from the pictures posted so far. I just hope mine is indeed a D01 3band and expect to find ZERO scritch.
What I am trying to say is that, since hair grade is not clearly marked on the handle, someone with less experience (like me) could easily mistake a D01 3band for a Finest and viceversa.

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 11-25-2012, 02:45 PM
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Oh well. Not to worry. I'll see how it grows on me, I don't mind scritch, plenty of my other brushes have it. I was just hoping to find something with nice soft tips but a bit of backbone and good flow. I've a Thater 3-band and the Semogue LE2010 which probably have the softest tips from my rotation but wanted something equally as soft but with more backbone. Maybe the Monarch silvertip on order from Lee may fit the bill.

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 11-25-2012, 02:46 PM
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(11-25-2012, 02:33 PM)VerbaVolant Wrote:
(11-25-2012, 12:21 PM)Yellow Jim Wrote: ...I received my TSN anniversary brush with D01 three-band knot on Friday and I was expecting the tips to be a bit softer than they are. There's a definite scritch in there. Hopefully as the knot gives a bit it will diminish.

I find it difficult to discern between Finest, Silvertip and D01 3band knots from the pictures posted so far. I just hope mine is indeed a D01 3band and expect to find ZERO scritch.
What I am trying to say is that, since hair grade is not clearly marked on the handle, someone with less experience (like me) could easily mistake a D01 3band for a Finest and viceversa.

Valid point. I wouldn't have known the difference myself, just a guess. That is why I am keeping my receipt to identify the hair grade when I sell one of them.

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 11-25-2012, 02:57 PM
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(11-25-2012, 02:33 PM)VerbaVolant Wrote:
(11-25-2012, 12:21 PM)Yellow Jim Wrote: ...I received my TSN anniversary brush with D01 three-band knot on Friday and I was expecting the tips to be a bit softer than they are. There's a definite scritch in there. Hopefully as the knot gives a bit it will diminish.

I find it difficult to discern between Finest, Silvertip and D01 3band knots from the pictures posted so far. I just hope mine is indeed a D01 3band and expect to find ZERO scritch.
What I am trying to say is that, since hair grade is not clearly marked on the handle, someone with less experience (like me) could easily mistake a D01 3band for a Finest and viceversa.

Not quite true when it comes to Finest, the inner workings of the brush are "Pure" badger and its quite easy to see the reddish brown hair, vs the outer workings of "Silvertip".

So far with my Finest, I don't really see the point of buying anything else, its virtually scritchless, and by far one of the best brushes for shave sticks I have owned.

I will give it a go and Trumpers Rose today and see how it works the puck!

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 11-25-2012, 05:02 PM
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I know a lot of people say no, but I disagree.

I have a custom D01 3-band Bernd put together for me and when I first received it I THOUGHT I like my standard Shavemac Silver Tips better.

A few weeks later and now I feel completely different. The D01 is without a doubt softer and nicer on my face. It's dense but not overly dense like a 2XL, and it's soft with nice backbone.

A good month of use later and I think it's tied for my #1 brush with a Simpson 2 Band Duke 3.

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 11-25-2012, 05:04 PM
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Mine have soften after several uses (3 of them).

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 11-25-2012, 05:07 PM
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(11-25-2012, 02:57 PM)Sodapopjones Wrote: ...Not quite true when it comes to Finest, the inner workings of the brush are "Pure" badger and its quite easy to see the reddish brown hair, vs the outer workings of "Silvertip".

So far with my Finest, I don't really see the point of buying anything else, its virtually scritchless, and by far one of the best brushes for shave sticks I have owned....

Aaron, can you post some pictures of the "pure badger" hair from your brush? If you find spare time of course.
Can you easily recognize your brush as Finest?

Thanks.

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 11-25-2012, 06:40 PM
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(11-25-2012, 05:07 PM)VerbaVolant Wrote:
(11-25-2012, 02:57 PM)Sodapopjones Wrote: ...Not quite true when it comes to Finest, the inner workings of the brush are "Pure" badger and its quite easy to see the reddish brown hair, vs the outer workings of "Silvertip".

So far with my Finest, I don't really see the point of buying anything else, its virtually scritchless, and by far one of the best brushes for shave sticks I have owned....

Aaron, can you post some pictures of the "pure badger" hair from your brush? If you find spare time of course.
Can you easily recognize your brush as Finest?

Thanks.

They're really brown on top in the photos. I've noticed it in several of the shots.

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 11-25-2012, 06:59 PM
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(11-25-2012, 05:07 PM)VerbaVolant Wrote:
(11-25-2012, 02:57 PM)Sodapopjones Wrote: ...Not quite true when it comes to Finest, the inner workings of the brush are "Pure" badger and its quite easy to see the reddish brown hair, vs the outer workings of "Silvertip".

So far with my Finest, I don't really see the point of buying anything else, its virtually scritchless, and by far one of the best brushes for shave sticks I have owned....

Aaron, can you post some pictures of the "pure badger" hair from your brush? If you find spare time of course.
Can you easily recognize your brush as Finest?

Thanks.

(11-25-2012, 06:40 PM)asharperrazor Wrote:
(11-25-2012, 05:07 PM)VerbaVolant Wrote:
(11-25-2012, 02:57 PM)Sodapopjones Wrote: ...Not quite true when it comes to Finest, the inner workings of the brush are "Pure" badger and its quite easy to see the reddish brown hair, vs the outer workings of "Silvertip".

So far with my Finest, I don't really see the point of buying anything else, its virtually scritchless, and by far one of the best brushes for shave sticks I have owned....

Aaron, can you post some pictures of the "pure badger" hair from your brush? If you find spare time of course.
Can you easily recognize your brush as Finest?

Thanks.

They're really brown on top in the photos. I've noticed it in several of the shots.

Indeed, I had an evening shave so my brush is wet and the contrast won't come through as well, but when its dry I will take a couple macro shots for you Smile

As Lee said, the "Pure" is quite noticeable, especially when up close and dry of course. Wink

This is shot from when I first got it, but I thought I would post it anyway till I take a better one, but near the top towards the tips you can see the reddish brown hairs.


   

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 11-25-2012, 07:45 PM
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Thank you!

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 11-25-2012, 11:37 PM
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(11-25-2012, 02:45 PM)Yellow Jim Wrote: Oh well. Not to worry. I'll see how it grows on me, I don't mind scritch, plenty of my other brushes have it. I was just hoping to find something with nice soft tips but a bit of backbone and good flow. I've a Thater 3-band and the Semogue LE2010 which probably have the softest tips from my rotation but wanted something equally as soft but with more backbone. Maybe the Monarch silvertip on order from Lee may fit the bill.

In regards to the WSP silvertip, I think will be pleasantly surprised. Soft tips, decent backbone and great flow thru.

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 11-26-2012, 03:27 AM
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(11-25-2012, 07:45 PM)VerbaVolant Wrote: Thank you!

Here you go, you can see the reddish brown hairs are mingled through the knot, its easier to see from this angle vs top down or from the side, its very noticeable at the tips.

   

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 11-26-2012, 06:33 AM
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Easily identifiable indeed.

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