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Shavemac ATG group buy 2016 Brushes landing

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by Nishy, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Quique

    Quique Über Member

    Location:
    Madrid
    I hope Bernd is fully recovered :okay:
     
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  2. Nishy

    Nishy Veteran Staff Member

    He is now fully operational :)
     
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  3. halvor

    halvor Royal Member

    Location:
    Norway
    Have to say, Bernd's are clearly the most meticulously composed knots around. Kudos.

    Who else of the known brush maestros tie the knots themselves btw? (I believe the coming L&L/Declaration brushes will be.)
     
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  4. Rufusdog

    Rufusdog Well-Known Member

    I have an extreme flat top in 3-band Silvertip. Because of the shape of the knot I had it made smaller than my preferred knot size (22-24 with loft 48-52), at 19X42. The knot feels lovely and soft with absolutely no scritch, prickliness or scrub. The only negative I have is the handle is small, but not so small that it bothers me. I think an extreme flat top should be in every wet shaver's arsenal.
     
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  5. lloydrm

    lloydrm Well-Known Member

    Location:
    MN
    Varlet.
     
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  6. DudeAbides

    DudeAbides Über Member

    Location:
    Califas, USA
    Definitely wish Bernd well ! One arm eh, wow! You got to admire that.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2016
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  7. p.b

    p.b Über Member

    Location:
    Brentwood
    After a coupe of months...
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    I ordered a PK Unique knot and a 400 Silvertip.

    Firstly, the PK.
    The knot is Goldilocks. Pure and simple. Softness; backbone and size; just right.
    The handle is a nice shape, but just a bit too small. I have size 8.5" hands, so only medium but I'd like this handle 10-20% bigger in all dimensions. Then I think it would suit my tastes to a T.

    The 400.
    This is, by quite some margin, the best handle I've ever used. I love it, it's even better than the SImpsons Captain. I find it very comfortable and I never get lather over my fingers.
    The knot is a fraction too small and not dense enough. I love the Shavemac 3-band silvertip but it needs to be dense (I suspect I have the best spec for this hair already (28/50 fan)), however, for days when I don't want to even feel the tips on my face this is the brush to go for. It's as soft as a Plisson synthetic.

    With hindsight what would I order?
    400 with Unique knot. Those of you that ordered one - please feel smug :notworthy:
    However, if I had the perfect knot in the perfect handle they'd be no reason to buy any more... :dance:
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2016
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  8. Looney12345

    Looney12345 Über Member

    I feel smug :p: nice write up and pics!
     
  9. Dipesh

    Dipesh Über Member Staff Member

    @p.b i ordered a 400 with a unique fan. It's brilliant!
     
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  10. Rufusdog

    Rufusdog Well-Known Member

    You better believe it. The 400 handle is the most aesthetically pleasing and ergonomic handle I have come across. The shavemac unique 2-band sivertip in a fan-shape is, well, uniquely brilliant.
     
  11. p.b

    p.b Über Member

    Location:
    Brentwood
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    Would the owner of this brush please contact me? I'd like to make them an offer. cheers, Paul.
     
  12. Dipesh

    Dipesh Über Member Staff Member

    Hi Paul, that's my 400!
     
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  13. bakerbarber

    bakerbarber Senior Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    All this love for the 400 with the unique knots.

    To think that I almost traded mine off for a razor the other day.

    Mine is a bulb and has opened up nicely with use.

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  14. DudeAbides

    DudeAbides Über Member

    Location:
    Califas, USA
    I'm glad you guys like your 400s. If these beauties came in two resins I wouldn't think twice.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2016
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  15. wingman

    wingman Regular

    I would like to buy a Shavemac 400, is this still possible? And If so how.
    Cheers ... Jim.