11-30-2012, 02:07 PM
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  • MickToley
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I have a D01-Silvertip from Shavemac that I purchased in December of 2010. Compared to the D01 hair that is in production now, the older brush has less backbone and softer tips. I'm curious to know if it has been changed. I'd like to hear other people's thoughts. Has anyone else noticed this?

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 11-30-2012, 02:27 PM
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  • Teiste
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(11-30-2012, 02:07 PM)MickToley Wrote: I have a D01-Silvertip from Shavemac that I purchased in December of 2010. Compared to the D01 hair that is in production now, the older brush has less backbone and softer tips. I'm curious to know if it has been changed. I'd like to hear other people's thoughts. Has anyone else noticed this?

Mick , badger hair is a natural product , and there are not two batches which are exactly the same , so some D01 silvertip could be like yours from 2010 and others , have more backbone or scritch on the tips.

I have 2 2010 D01 silvertip brushes , which I find them very similar to the TSN D01 silvertip I have.

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 11-30-2012, 02:35 PM
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  • MickToley
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I completely understand what you're saying, Teiste. I can really feel the difference in these two brushes, the older one being more flexible. While they both pretty much look the same, I can definitely feel the difference.

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 11-30-2012, 02:36 PM
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(11-30-2012, 02:35 PM)MickToley Wrote: I completely understand what you're saying, Teiste. I can really feel the difference in these two brushes, the older one being more flexible. While they both pretty much look the same, I can definitely feel the difference.

Im sure you can , my friend , since theyre from differences batches of badger hair , and some are different than others.

Which one do you like the most , the old one , the "new" one , both?

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 11-30-2012, 02:48 PM
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  • MickToley
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I haven't broken in the "new" hair much yet, neither have I broken in the "old" type. The old type has much better "flow" to me. The newer seems to hog the lather a little bit, but it's no big problem.

I'd say I've used the old type five times, and the new type about three times. Maybe the new version needs to be broken in some more?

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 11-30-2012, 02:54 PM
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(11-30-2012, 02:48 PM)MickToley Wrote: I haven't broken in the "new" hair much yet, neither have I broken in the "old" type. The old type has much better "flow" to me. The newer seems to hog the lather a little bit, but it's no big problem.

I'd say I've used the old type five times, and the new type about three times. Maybe the new version needs to be broken in some more?

Much more , my friend , like 15 uses more , to be developing its full potential.

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 11-30-2012, 02:56 PM
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  • MickToley
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(11-30-2012, 02:54 PM)Teiste Wrote: Much more , my friend , like 15 uses more , to be developing its full potential.

That's the weird thing with my older brush, it had that "full potential" right out of the box. Both knots have the same amount of density.

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 11-30-2012, 05:15 PM
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(11-30-2012, 02:56 PM)MickToley Wrote:
(11-30-2012, 02:54 PM)Teiste Wrote: Much more , my friend , like 15 uses more , to be developing its full potential.

That's the weird thing with my older brush, it had that "full potential" right out of the box. Both knots have the same amount of density.

Then , you have an excellent brush in that old D01.Thumbsup

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 11-30-2012, 08:20 PM
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  • MickToley
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I'm not complaining, just curious. I'll have to send the older brush out to have the knot set further in the handle for more backbone.

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 12-01-2012, 09:51 AM
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I think loft has a lot to do with it too. I also have a 944-26 D01 Silvertip and it is much softer and has less backbone than the TSN D01 Silvertip I just received. The 944 is like a wall of badger hitting my face. Nothing else quite like it.

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