I have the opportunity to bring Shavemac D01 brushes to WCS. Is there any interest? Size preference?
I think it would depend largely on price. I don't imagine much demand for a retail product when a custom is available unless the cost difference drives it.
D01 2-band in fan or extreme flat fan is on my future buying list...Something in the 20mm to 24mm range
20-22mm in real horn would be sweet.
I would be interested in the extreme flatop d01 2 band like ambrose has :)
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Last edited by SliceOfLife; 11-24-2010 at 08:53 PM.
I love the D01 hair, so I would be interested. It will come down to price, though. My size preference is a 22 or 23mm knot with a 45 to 47 mm loft. For what it's worth, I think the fan knot appeals to a wider audience than the flat top (although the replies in this thread may be proving me wrong -- seems like the flat top is more appealing to others in the thread than it is to me).
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I'd be interested in an extreme flat top D01 brush. Like Jim, I think horn would be swell. A knot size of 23mm-25mm with a loft height of 48mm-50mm would be in my sweet spot.
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Sure... I'm not sure something overly specialized would be that great of an addition - they can always go to Bernd for that.
I think maybe a 22mm and 24mm medium lofted D01 would be a nice addition.
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I think these 2 brushes would sell well-
If you carried these 2 brushes with the 20-22-24mm knots it looks like it would cover the sizes most people like.
22-48 in real horn sounds great.
Genuine horn will probably need to be worked out with Kimson as Shavemac does not offer any genuine horn handles, I asked Bernd. What you see on the site is leftovers from a group buy a while back:
It will be hard to offer something that flies off the shelf unless it is priced well as someone who is prepared to pay that kind of money will probably go with a custom order that allows you to truly customize your brush. Unless John is ready to make custom brushes and engrave the handles
FWIW, I prefer smaller brushes, 20-22mm knot with shorter lofts 42mm, but for the D01's I'd probably go higher at 45-46mm.
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To be honest, I like the shave brushes Shavemac offers. However, the horn handle just isn't all that great...I was in on that group buy when those horn brushes came out. Personally, I think the horn handle is sorely over-rated. It cracks near the brush knot, it needs a waxing after every use or it gets a dull finish, and if you drop it (which I unfortunately did) it breaks easily.
Shavemac=yes, the brush is great,the horn just isn't up to the use factor.
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I serendipitously got a horn shavemac, and I don't think it's a big deal. It convinced me to get a custom brush done in D01, but it's actually seen very little use. I guess I kinda like plastic handles. For you guys that haven't tried this knot (I'm talking about the three-band, btw), FWIW I think it works shorter than it is. For example, a 45mm loft feels more like 40mm due to its density and backbone.