12-29-2012, 09:42 AM
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  • oscar11
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I picked up this 23mm Mulhle synthetic knot from Aaron662. I turned a handle for it and set the loft at 50/52mm. Before this goes any further I have one confession to make, I tend to be a traditionalist when it comes to certain things. Archery and shaving are a couple of those "things". It's longbows and wood arrows for archery and straight razors, soap and natural fiber brushes for shaving. I've used boar brushes for years (30+) and have just recently started messing around with badger brushes (last few years). Now, to the Muhle synthetic, I like it, I like it a lot. It's soft, it's dense and it makes lather like crazy. Actually, I'm having a hard time finding fault with it. Please don't misunderstand me, it's not a be all end all brush but it is definitely a very viable option when it come to brush choice. These synthetics are pretty nice. Now, if I can just get my butt over the traditional hump.
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 12-29-2012, 10:01 AM
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(12-29-2012, 09:42 AM)oscar11 Wrote: I picked up this 23mm Mulhle synthetic knot from Aaron662. I turned a handle for it and set the loft at 50/52mm. Before this goes any further I have one confession to make, I tend to be a traditionalist when it comes to certain things. Archery and shaving are a couple of those "things". It's longbows and wood arrows for archery and straight razors, soap and natural fiber brushes for shaving. I've used boar brushes for years (30+) and have just recently started messing around with badger brushes (last few years). Now, to the Muhle synthetic, I like it, I like it a lot. It's soft, it's dense and it makes lather like crazy. Actually, I'm having a hard time finding fault with it. Please don't misunderstand me, it's not a be all end all brush but it is definitely a very viable option when it come to brush choice. These synthetics are pretty nice. Now, if I can just get my butt over the traditional hump.
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Well you like the H.I.S. and you like this Version 1 Muhle fiber knot. That is two down ... one more aught to do it! Biggrin

BTW: Love the handles!

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 12-29-2012, 10:05 AM
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Steve , you truly made a beautiful handle for that knot , my friend.

Yes , synthetic knots from Muhle are excellent , and provide a very good alternative to real badger hair.I have tried quiet a few of them , and the 25 mm which I own beats a lot of badger brushes in many departments.

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 12-29-2012, 12:38 PM
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Wow, that amber handle looks fantastic! Enjoy the brush!

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 12-29-2012, 02:40 PM
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Those handles are great!

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 12-29-2012, 02:50 PM
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Both handles are beautiful, and the amber one is exquisite!

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 12-29-2012, 03:35 PM
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Beautiful work. If you ever want to make the amber handle for sale, let me know. Biggrin

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 12-29-2012, 09:24 PM
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(12-29-2012, 10:01 AM)GDCarrington Wrote: Well you like the H.I.S. and you like this Version 1 Muhle fiber knot. That is two down ... one more aught to do it! Biggrin

BTW: Love the handles!

This is actually a v2 Muhle knot. Great handles as usual.

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 12-29-2012, 11:20 PM
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Very very nice work !

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 12-30-2012, 03:42 AM
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(12-29-2012, 09:24 PM)Aaron622 Wrote:
(12-29-2012, 10:01 AM)GDCarrington Wrote: Well you like the H.I.S. and you like this Version 1 Muhle fiber knot. That is two down ... one more aught to do it! Biggrin

BTW: Love the handles!

This is actually a v2 Muhle knot. Great handles as usual.

Even better. No wonder why Steve likes it so well.

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 12-30-2012, 05:19 AM
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Sorry for the misinformation, Gary. I used the Muhle again for this
mornings shave. I guess it's the real deal. I just had gobs of lather with it. It's a very comfortable brush to use. Dense and soft, nice backbone for face lathering. Circles or paint brush motions, no problem.
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 12-30-2012, 05:41 AM
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(12-30-2012, 05:19 AM)oscar11 Wrote: Sorry for the misinformation, Gary. I used the Muhle again for this
mornings shave. I guess it's the real deal. I just had gobs of lather with it. It's a very comfortable brush to use. Dense and soft, nice backbone for face lathering. Circles or paint brush motions, no problem.
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Not a problem. This is going to get tougher as the new Version 2 refined STFs come on line because it will be hard to simply tell from visuals!

Did I mention that those handles look great! Cool

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 12-30-2012, 09:51 AM
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(12-30-2012, 05:19 AM)oscar11 Wrote: [Image: Holler_SOTD_002.jpg]
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Hi Steve

The overall look of the brush is stunning and nice to hear the synthetic knot (which by the way looks pretty amazing) performed so well...

Have to mention that straight razor, what a beauty Babeando

Take care, Mike

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