01-15-2013, 03:06 AM
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Gentlemen,

Just received my Frank Shaving (FS) brush in finest badger with faux ebony handle. Received it after almost 25 days. Biggrin Ordered it from eBay for $60.99. The model# mentioned in the listing was E33. Following are the unboxing pics, check out My 30mm badboy:

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Specs:
Handle:50 mm
Knot:30 mm
Loft:55 mm
Weight:96 g

This is quite a large brush with dense bristles and very soft tips Shy cant wait to use it tomorrow morning. These are pre-bloom pics. In hand feel of the brush is close to the chubby series and so is the handle style. Craftsmanship seems to be almost stellar and same goes for the bristles. Overall, well worth the money spent.Cool

Cheers!

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 01-15-2013, 03:10 AM
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That is a huge shaving brush indeed! Congratulations, let us know what you think of it.

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 01-15-2013, 05:23 AM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Congratulations! I've never owned a FS brush, so I'm keen to read your impressions too!

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 01-15-2013, 06:24 AM
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Wow, all that thing needs are some bolts coming out of the handle to be called FrankenBadger!

It should reduce the amount of time to lather up your face. 1-2 swipes should do it, right?

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 01-15-2013, 06:31 AM
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  • Songwind
  • Soap Slinger & Scuttle Pusher
  • Burnsville, MN
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Whoa, that's one hoss brush.

The handle looks very nice. Is it solid? I got my daughter a "China Red" Finest for her birthday last year, and it's an excellent brush, but has a hollow injection molded plastic handle.

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 01-15-2013, 06:49 AM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Very nice!

I just received a shipment as well from FS : several synthetic brushes. I have to say, I am impressed with the timeliness of order processing, quality of packaging, and prices.

Enjoy!

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 01-15-2013, 09:17 AM
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  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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Thats a very big brush.Only 55 mm loft?Looks a little bit taller than that , I will say.
Let us know how it performs.I received a FS boar today , which is not as nice as this one (another story).

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 01-15-2013, 09:49 AM
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Basically a two band CH3 spec wise, let us know how it performs. It looks very nice!

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 01-15-2013, 10:00 AM
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  • clk
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  • Louisville, Kentucky
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That is a BIG brush. I would be curious as to how big a soap hog it is.

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 01-15-2013, 10:35 AM
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  • mikeperry
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  • St Louis via the UK
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Hi

That's a nice looking shaving brush. I look forward to seeing post-bloom photos and hearing your experience with the brush...

Take care, Mike

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 01-15-2013, 10:54 AM
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Wow, what a brush!

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 01-15-2013, 12:27 PM
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Dang that's a beast! I have a 28mm Franks synthetic, that I thought was big...this brush makes mine look tiny in comparison. Good looking brush!

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 01-15-2013, 02:22 PM
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That is a hella big brush. I have one of their smaller models, 26mm. It is the only 2-band badger I have left. Nice brush and has never shed a hair.

Let us know how it goes

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 01-15-2013, 11:14 PM
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Thanks guys Biggrin Yeah its a wholesome brush!!

I took it for a spin today morning and lemme tell you it was marvelous Cool First badger experience for me and boy did that thing lather like a Boss.

Tips got even softer when wet and the thing holds water like a tank. Its a soap hog alrite Wink I usually dont take a second pass but today things were different Tongue


(01-15-2013, 06:24 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Wow, all that thing needs are some bolts coming out of the handle to be called FrankenBadger!

It should reduce the amount of time to lather up your face. 1-2 swipes should do it, right?

Haha close to that but yeah quite fast!


(01-15-2013, 06:31 AM)Songwind Wrote: Whoa, that's one hoss brush.

The handle looks very nice. Is it solid? I got my daughter a "China Red" Finest for her birthday last year, and it's an excellent brush, but has a hollow injection molded plastic handle.

It is a very solid and comfortable handle. I thoroughly enjoyed it Smile


(01-15-2013, 10:35 AM)mikeperry Wrote: Hi

That's a nice looking shaving brush. I look forward to seeing post-bloom photos and hearing your experience with the brush...

Take care, Mike

Pics to follow in a bit guys....

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 01-16-2013, 03:29 AM
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That's a big brush. Looking forward to the reviews on this goliath!

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 01-16-2013, 10:25 AM
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  • Mynorx
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  • Southern California
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I have 2 franks in finest. The handles are solid and a are very good quality. Mine havent shed at all. Congrats on your purchase.

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 01-16-2013, 11:27 AM
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Frank finest are really great brushes. Congrats.

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 01-16-2013, 07:31 PM
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  • Crag
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  • Menifee, Ca 92586
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I have a very nice limited edition FS brush in finest with a 24mm/52mm Manchurian 2-band hair grade that is just excellent. It really reminds me of my M&F First edition Blonde Badger.

I have had a bunch of FS brushes and have liked every single one. Not one has ever shed.

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 01-17-2013, 10:00 AM
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  • slantman
  • Expert Shaver
  • Leesburg, Florida
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Beautiful brush and would like to see what it looks like fully bloomed.

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 01-17-2013, 09:57 PM
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Guys here are the post bloom pics of the 30mm FS Biggrin

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Cheers!

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