12-01-2012, 02:45 PM
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Hi, I just ordered a WSP Monarch in High Mountain White badger brush, was this a good purchase? It is really the same grade of hair than the Plissons?

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 12-01-2012, 02:54 PM
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Was it a good purchase? IMHO, yes. Is it the same as Plisson's HMW? I have no idea as I've never used a Plisson. However, I've read from some who've used both that at the least they are very close.

Enjoy your new brush. I'm working on getting a 26mm WSP HMW brush made.

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 12-01-2012, 03:15 PM
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+1 to what Brian said.

The WSP Monarch (HMW) brush is a really nice brush at a very attractive price point.

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 12-01-2012, 03:18 PM
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Yes, the price was very attractive on the WSP. I always wanted a Plisson brush, but I refuse to pay circa 300 USD

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 12-01-2012, 04:28 PM
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You did right by buying it , since their prices are going up in the near future.A good shaving brush , with a kind of rare of badger hair.

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 12-01-2012, 05:08 PM
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Good luck with the brush, Horacio!

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 12-01-2012, 05:50 PM
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You should really enjoy that brush, it is super soft with just the right amount of backbone. To me it doesn't feel like Plisson HMW (current hair), but others have confirmed it feels and performs like the older Plisson hair. Back when it was really special. You won't regret this purchase!

Both the HMW and the two band Monarch brushes are phenominal. Trust me, I own several top end brushes and had a Plisson HMW, Lee's HMW is just as good if not better in regards to quality and performance.

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 12-12-2012, 08:53 PM
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Today I received my brush. I was a little disappointed with the size of the handle, in my opinion it is very small, or maybe in the pictures I saw it bigger. For starters, I don't like the initial badger smell, so I lathered it with TOBS Lemon and Lime shaving cream, using a bowl and wow! I was really impressed on how it made huge amounts of lather in no time. Then I lathered my face with it, felt the tips extremely soft, making it very very gentle. As I said before, the handle is way too small for me, I even dropped it once. On the good side of the handle it is very "ergonomic".
The badger smell was very very light, one more lathering and it should be ready for a test shave.
Overall, it is a great brush, (obviously, not the perfect brush) but definitely worth the price!

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 12-12-2012, 08:57 PM
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I too find the handle very small, yet ergonimic. Hopefully you will enjoy that brush more once you get used to how it feels in your hand. Quality wise, it is right up there with the top brush makers.

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 12-12-2012, 08:58 PM
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Every shaving brush I've ever held in my hands seemed much smaller than what I expected from all the pictures I looked at. I look forward to hearing your thoughts after a shave with this brush.

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 12-12-2012, 09:09 PM
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(12-12-2012, 08:58 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Every shaving brush I've ever held in my hands seemed much smaller than what I expected from all the pictures I looked at. I look forward to hearing your thoughts after a shave with this brush.

Have you ever held a Chubby 3? That one did surprise me a bit. A true fist-full of badger. The handle is very large!

Sorry...back on topic!

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 12-12-2012, 09:11 PM
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Never had the pleasure! Looking forward to my E7 with WSP HMW knot though.

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 12-12-2012, 09:13 PM
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I look forward to your thoughts and pictures of that brush for sure!

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