12-06-2012, 10:16 AM
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  • Teiste
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I just got this brush straight from old , beautiful Deutschland (Germany) in two days (once again , excellent FEDEX service delivery , with no problem at all with customs)

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We all know how good its que quality of the finest badger used by shavemac in their brushes , but I wanted to try something different , and I asked Bernd if he could make a "fan shaped" finest knot , and reduce the loft length , and this is the result.

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This brush has the following measures :
  • 23 mm knot
  • 49 mm loft
  • 50 mm handle lenght
  • 100 total height

which makes it a medium on the big size shaving brush.

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The brush is well packed with finest badger hair.As we know and have discussed in other threads , shavemac finest badger is a quality badger hair , very similar in softness to the regular silvertip hair that shavemac also uses.In this case , since the loft is much shorter and doesnt have a bulb shaped knot , the backbone is even firmer , which is something that I was looking for when I ordered this brush.

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Another thing that I like is that this brush doesnt blooms too much once its wet , so perfect for facelathering with circular strokes.

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I used it today with a triple milled soap (tallow based) and created a lot of lather , but the brush needs to be used more.Before I used it for my shave , I tested it with some creams , and made lather , ( no surprises here either) , very easy and no effort from my part , but shaving creams are designed for that.

A pic comparing it to a bulb shaped finest brush :

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The tips are ultra soft , like silvertip badger.Whats the difference between silvertip and finest badger ? The color of the tips , maybe , since the softness is basically the same in both types of hairs.I don't have my shavemac TSN LE brush here with me , but I can tell you that basically both have the same softness.However , this fan shaped brush has a better backbone , while keeping some flow , not as much as the regular silvertip , but decent flow.

I need to try it more , but the investment seems to be right this time for me.

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 12-06-2012, 10:37 AM
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Hello Teiste, that is a wonderful brush "Bernd" has made for you, that handle is a classic.
The choice of hair looks great & I really do like the fan shape, although I myself do not face lather I can see where you are coming from. Do I say it looks beautiful....... Enjoy

Charles U.k

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 12-06-2012, 11:18 AM
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Beautiful brush T and fantastic picture.

I'm not sure if its my eyes after a long day but is that a fan bulb hybrid? My shavemac fans are a bit more flatter. I really like the look of that knot.

Also one request... VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO !!!

Lol, only if you have time my friend.

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 12-06-2012, 11:45 AM
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That sure is a beauty! Did you say you were going to make a video using the brush?! Hee hee.

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 12-06-2012, 12:06 PM
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  • Teiste
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(12-06-2012, 10:37 AM)whatmorebrushs Wrote: Hello Teiste, that is a wonderful brush "Bernd" has made for you, that handle is a classic.
The choice of hair looks great & I really do like the fan shape, although I myself do not face lather I can see where you are coming from. Do I say it looks beautiful....... Enjoy

Charles U.k

Thanks Charles.For facelathering , I fin the fan shaped knots better suited , and for bowl lathering , the bulb shapes , but we all know how it goes : at the end , both shapes can be used for bowl and facelathering with no problems.

(12-06-2012, 11:18 AM)Dipesh Wrote: Beautiful brush T and fantastic picture.

I'm not sure if its my eyes after a long day but is that a fan bulb hybrid? My shavemac fans are a bit more flatter. I really like the look of that knot.

Also one request... VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO !!!

Lol, only if you have time my friend.

You are right , Dipesh : this could be classified more as an "hybrid" shape , close to some of the current Simpson brushes , like my Duke 3 in best badger.

Video ? Oh boy , I have some videos I should make first , but Ill do my best.

(12-06-2012, 11:45 AM)celestino Wrote: That sure is a beauty! Did you say you were going to make a video using the brush?! Hee hee.

Rolleyes

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 12-06-2012, 12:40 PM
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I must say, I just love the German precision that you get with a Shavemac. Just look at that knot! Perfect!

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 12-06-2012, 01:29 PM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi Teiste

That really is a very! beautiful looking brush Babeando

The handle may be simple, but it's stunningly! beautiful.

And the "hybrid" knot shape looks excellent.

Take care, Mike

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 12-06-2012, 01:35 PM
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  • Teiste
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Let me use it more , and Ill report back what I think of it.

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 12-06-2012, 01:40 PM
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(12-06-2012, 01:35 PM)Teiste Wrote: Let me use it more , and Ill report back what I think of it.

Good review sir.
We will await further word on your testing.

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 12-06-2012, 01:47 PM
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How would you compare the knot in this one to the Semogue SOC 2-band?

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 12-06-2012, 02:47 PM
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Beautiful brush Teiste! The shavemacs really exude quality.

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 12-06-2012, 07:54 PM
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(12-06-2012, 01:47 PM)Songwind Wrote: How would you compare the knot in this one to the Semogue SOC 2-band?

I cant really compare them , my friend , we are talking about two very different brushes here.

The shavemac is very soft and the backbone is not as firm or strong as the Semogue SOC two band , not even closer.The shavemac backbone its like a Vulfix 2234 with more hair , so maybe that could give you a hint of what Im trying to express.

I have one of the first Semogue SOC two band made , so mine has very soft tips and white , while the shavemac has more of grey tips.

The shavemac is like a good , quality , silvertip brush , with all its strongholds , but cheaper than many regular silvertip brushes.

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 12-06-2012, 08:13 PM
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Great review T, and great looking brush Cool

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 12-06-2012, 08:19 PM
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(12-06-2012, 08:13 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Great review T, and great looking brush Cool

Thanks Claus , but its not a review , since I havent tried the brush enough to write one (yet).

What is your opinion of shavemac's finest badger hair , my friend ?

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 12-06-2012, 08:49 PM
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Bernd does make a fine shaving brush, this one is a beauty for sure.

How do you find the tips? Scritchy at all being finest and more fanned?

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 12-06-2012, 08:52 PM
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(12-06-2012, 08:49 PM)cessnabird Wrote: Bernd does make a fine shaving brush, this one is a beauty for sure.

How do you find the tips? Scritchy at all being finest and more fanned?

Not at all , soft , soft and soft , no scritchiness or scratchiness at all , either "scrubiness"

If the tips wouldn't that grayish , I would say its silvertip 100% , but ... The price is not silvertip , thats for sure.

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 12-06-2012, 09:00 PM
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Sweet, enjoy that Shavemac! I love the softness of the tips of my TSN beehive, it sounds like yours is wonderful. Biggrin

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 12-06-2012, 09:37 PM
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Thank you for the great pictures of this beautiful brush, Teiste.

I have the TSN LE in finest, and I must say I agree with you about finest knot. It has become one of my favourite knots.
It has soft tips like any silvertip, with no scritch (or whatever the terminology Biggrin ) and a perfect flow and backbone, IMO.

I think, it is in the same class (maybe better) with the current simpson best knots. What are your thoughts about that?

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 12-06-2012, 10:12 PM
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(12-06-2012, 09:37 PM)staggerlee Wrote: Thank you for the great pictures of this beautiful brush, Teiste.

I have the TSN LE in finest, and I must say I agree with you about finest knot. It has become one of my favourite knots.
It has soft tips like any silvertip, with no scritch (or whatever the terminology Biggrin ) and a perfect flow and backbone, IMO.

I think, it is in the same class (maybe better) with the current simpson best knots. What are your thoughts about that?

The shavemac has softer tips , thats for sure.However , a Simpson with the same knot , has , at least , 10% more of hair.

If somebody is looking for a soft tips brush , the shavemac finest is a good candidate.

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 12-11-2012, 07:47 PM
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I have used it today , and my question is how different is this finest badger from silvertip , since it behaves basically the same : very soft tips and regular firm backbone (not floppy but not very firm either).For its price I think is a better value than some silvertip brushes out there,

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