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Plisson 8 horn handle shaving brush.
10-01-2012, 10:36 AM
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Plisson 8 horn handle shaving brush.
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Not always "old times" were better but for Plisson , I think old times were definitely much , much better.
This is another clear example of that , a vintage horn handle 8 ,High White Mountain or European White badger hair , shaving brush.

I wont say too much about this brush.Unfortunately is not available at time present time , so all that I can say is that the badger brush used in this particular one , as well as in the Plisson 14 vintage horn handle brush is simply one of the best I have ever tested or tried.Yes , a badger hair , possibly from 100% Meles Meles European badger born and raised somewhere in Europe , or maybe in the Siberian region , but I truly believe than Europan badger hair.The difference of this hair with most badger hairs that I have used is quiet remarkable.

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The tips of this badger hair are extra snow white (sorry that the pics doesnt show the extra whiteness of them) , and ultra soft like Vie Long silvertip badger hair.Also backbone and flow have the perfect combination , even when this brush is not particularly dense with badger hair , but the natural resilient hair provides a perfect amount of firm backbone while keeping also the flexibility.

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The horn handle is heavier than expected (like the vintage 14 one) , but I guess that some extra weight have been added to it.

Very comfortable to hold , unless you have giant hands and extremely elegant.

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This could have been a great traveling brush or a brush for the ones who like to face lather and have control over the brush.

The brush can hold lather for more than 4 razor passes with no problem at all.

What else do you want me to say?It was the best way to start the Octoberstick :

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and it doesn't matter how much I write and praised it qualities and virtues : we wont be able to enjoy it as a current production one.Yes , old times for Plisson were much better.Their current HMW and EW badger hair aren't as good and luxurious and this one.

Its gonna be hard to send these vintage Plissons back to Yohann (he is the lucky owner).
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10-01-2012, 12:30 PM
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Teiste, thanks for the update. Wow, that sure looks like a great brush.
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10-01-2012, 12:37 PM
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Great looking brush, great review!
Boy, i'd love to try this.
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10-01-2012, 01:18 PM
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I would too! Sounds like an excellent brush.
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10-01-2012, 01:19 PM
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Teiste, truer words were never spoken. While I did not use this little beauty while it was in my possession, I could tell it had the same quality badger as the larger 14.

Excellent review. Plisson brushes like this are few and far between.
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10-01-2012, 04:44 PM
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(10-01-2012 01:19 PM)Johnny Wrote:  Teiste, truer words were never spoken. While I did not use this little beauty while it was in my possession, I could tell it had the same quality badger as the larger 14.

Excellent review. Plisson brushes like this are few and far between.

Johnny , I know you didnt used this one , but how would you compare your Plisson 10 European grey with this one? Is it much bigger?I think that Plisson 10 would be my "ideal" size.
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10-02-2012, 10:51 AM
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Yohann has said more than a few times that these vintage Plissons are his favorite brushes. I keep wishing my current production HMWs will "age" with use into a brush like these. I suppose I'll just have to keep on wishing.

Then again, can't we expect badger hair, after years of regular use, to soften up somewhat? Or will the soft tips of it break off over time, leaving us with a scratchier brush? These vintage Plissons argue in favor of the former.
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10-02-2012, 11:05 AM
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(10-02-2012 10:51 AM)Andrew Wrote:  Yohann has said more than a few times that these vintage Plissons are his favorite brushes. I keep wishing my current production HMWs will "age" with use into a brush like these. I suppose I'll just have to keep on wishing.

Then again, can't we expect badger hair, after years of regular use, to soften up somewhat? Or will the soft tips of it break off over time, leaving us with a scratchier brush? These vintage Plissons argue in favor of the former.


I think that with use , even pure badger softens , but a little bit.This hair has extra soft tips , not a result f years of use , but the natural character of this hair.
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10-02-2012, 11:19 AM
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(10-01-2012 04:44 PM)Teiste Wrote:  
(10-01-2012 01:19 PM)Johnny Wrote:  Teiste, truer words were never spoken. While I did not use this little beauty while it was in my possession, I could tell it had the same quality badger as the larger 14.

Excellent review. Plisson brushes like this are few and far between.

Johnny , I know you didnt used this one , but how would you compare your Plisson 10 European grey with this one? Is it much bigger?I think that Plisson 10 would be my "ideal" size.

My Plisson 10 is European White Badger and is a good fit between the 8 and 12. Larger knot and more backbone than the 8. From knowing what you like in a brush, I would say a Plisson 10 would be the perfect size for you.
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10-02-2012, 11:20 AM
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(10-02-2012 10:51 AM)Andrew Wrote:  Then again, can't we expect badger hair, after years of regular use, to soften up somewhat? Or will the soft tips of it break off over time, leaving us with a scratchier brush? These vintage Plissons argue in favor of the former.

My NOS Plisson says no. Just my theory/observation.
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