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Shavemac ATG group buy 2016 Brushes landing

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

  1. Rev. Jim

    Rev. Jim Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Atlanta, GA USA
    The two unique knots I received were very similar in terms of density shape and overall feel, to the point where I would say no difference between them.
     
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  2. Nishy

    Nishy Forum GOD! Staff Member

    No difference in density IMO but big differences in face feel and backbone from my experience.
     
  3. p.b

    p.b Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Brentwood
    @Nishy I was asking about knots from the same group buy, this last one specifically. Is your answer in reference to this last group buy?
     
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  4. Nishy

    Nishy Forum GOD! Staff Member

    Ah apologies, I don't find a distinct difference in density. I do find a big difference in face feel. Just purely on a high level of critique, the fan could have more backbone or be set lower.
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    From the earlier group buy and current, two unique bulb knots:
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    The earlier being blue as above. I much prefer my Shavemac bulbs except for a couple of fans. The newest bulb being set low, provides a bigger difference than I thought. The M7 (older GB) sucks the face is silky soft and yet provides superb backbone to let you know exactly what the tips feel like. Literally my ideal brush. Very reminiscent of my early Paladin, but with the presence of a more 'soft suspension' backbone.

    The newest unique bulb has all the above plus a fistful more backbone. This slightly compromises the sucking feel and the tips are more apparent. Not is a bad way but for those who prefer more scrub. Again this it heightened crtitque this brush is still in my top 4. You can feel the difference even when painting, it is at this stage that the shorter loft shines.

    Sorry bit of blabbering.
     
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  5. p.b

    p.b Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Brentwood
    The reason I ask is because my impression is that the 26/52 unique fan knot in my ATG group-buy PK brush is notably denser than the 26/52 unique fan knot in the individual purchase 400 handle I made a couple of weeks ago. The hair appears to be identical but not the density despite asking for, and paying for, a unique knot.
     
  6. Nishy

    Nishy Forum GOD! Staff Member

    Thats not good, definitely double check with Bernd, his customer service is usually very good so he should be able to help. Let me know either way I may be able to help.
     
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  7. Quique

    Quique Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Madrid
    15 shaves and about 20 hand palm lather

    The Shavemac Standard Silvertip 2B ATG Fan 26x50 has definitely broken.

    All the scritch is gone and the tips are now as soft as my previous shavemac with gel tips but it has more backbone

    In today's shave I have fully enjoyed face lathering

    If I had to choose between the Silvertip 2B of 2015 with gel tips and this hair, I would not know which to stay with

    Fortunately I do not have to choose and I can fully enjoy both

    In the first uses I was a bit confused with the brush, but now I am very very happy and very very satisfied with it

    Again thank you very much to @Nishy and Bernd for getting us this brush

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    Last edited: Jan 8, 2017
  8. Marcos

    Marcos Well-Known Member

    @Quique beautiful brush! What color resin handle is that?
     
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  9. Quique

    Quique Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Madrid
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2017
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