I don't know that it is "better" than any of my other brushes. Each is different and wonderful in its own way. (Don't want to start another "why does anyone need more than one ____ " thread. Don't need anything but food, water, shelter, etc.)
And I have a Plisson #12 in briar, too. Well worth the money [see above!].
"It's not a game, but we know how to play it."
Wether a Plisson is worth the money is ultimately a strictly personal issue....if i'm honest then they are way too expensive, but nonetheless....:
Peter, is that the real ivory handle? It sure looks nice!
Sure is a beautiful handle, but I thought the ivory trade was illegal. Is that a vintage handle, or am I missing something?
This thread needs to be locked ASAP... SBAD is really kicking my butt right now... Not good... not good at all
WOW drp what a very nice brush.
Whitebar it was you !!!! I went back to buy your current fav horn plisson but it was gone !!!
Handcrafted Strops & Razor Honing - AmbroseShave.com - one day Ill return if I can.
A thread like this concerning Plisson comes along every once in awhile and it always seems to have similar content.... members who love their Plisson that hits their sweet spot as far as brushes go,.... members who had a bad experience or regreted purchasing a Plisson,.... members who have never used/owned one and would never think of changing that status ( the Plisson allure doesn't grab them),.... and then PETER shows up with something luxurious and massive and stops traffic.
(I've owned 6..... own 1 currently.....)
For me I have no clue as to how they perform... the scary part is... even though I have no idea how they perform and even though some people outright say they aren't worth the extra money...the lucite handle ones have me wanting one in a bad way...heck they just plain look so COOL.
Well, if I were rich I would probably get one of the real ivory ones, just because it's unusual and beautiful. Though, I agree that the handle style is rather plain and boring. But I'm not rich, so really it's a moot point.
What I'd like to know is, how do they actually compare to, say, a Rooney? Softer tips? Firmer? Floppier? What is that sweet spot for all you Plisson fans?
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. - Mark Twain
Last edited by AFG; 08-31-2009 at 10:34 AM.
Plisson doesn't make a faux ivory in #16..the largest available is #14...
But if you'd ask them i'm sure they can make one on request...same counts for the genuine ivories: they're only available in #12, #14 and #20 on their website but again, if you'd ask them to make a #16 in genuine ivory i 'm convinced they'll make one...
BTW: i haven't got the slightest intention to use this ivory #20 at all...i've enough subsitutes...it stands on the edge of my bathroom sink for sheer admiration...
Last edited by drP; 08-31-2009 at 01:05 PM.