Thanks Gentlemen, for all of the terrific photos which have been added to this thread. You are certainly igniting SBAD in some corner of the universe. If anybody has succumbed and placed an order, please feel free to tell us about that as well
After having last week off it was something of a rude shock to be up and out of bed this morning because I had to.......
I wanted to start the new working week as smoothly as possible- I am not a shaving cream user, but I normally have a tube of Speick lying around.
A snurdle of cream and a shaken-out brush
A few drops of water and 30 seconds of mixing
A little more water- and after a minute
More water and 90 seconds total- it is shave time.
So far, I am happy with the way in which this M&F brush is performing. It has proven itself in the soap bowl, with shaving cream and lathering on the face with a shave stick. Plenty of backbone and soft tips.
That's like an Eagle that took hGH.
Proud Member of the Great Eagle Group Buy 2010
The "55", "56", "57" and "58"
"in each shave lies a philosophy", Somerset Maugham
With this being my only M&F brush, I obviously can't do any gathering of the clan photos like Ben has done but I will try to post a few more comparison shots. This one gives an idea of the size of this brush:
This morning I was a little pressed for time, so I broke out the Speick stick again for another wonderful shave. My Morris & Forndran feels terrific on the face.
I have a colport 26/51 fan in heritage hair that is on it's way. The replacement for my 25/50 polo that continues to shed is supposed to be en route, as well. Lee said it would be a 26/50 of a sample hair that should have similar face feel to the "shedder". He has yet to get back to me about a couple more. I have asked for a 3-band bulb ~24/48 and a 2-Band heritage 24/48, one in jade and one in woodtone. Those added to the others should have me set for a time. Don't know Lee's full range, unless Ben takes some more photos.Regards, Bradley
I'm waiting on a 26x52 butterscotch Lee7. Please come tomorrow!
This morning's shave. I dug a well-used puck of C&E's Sienna soap out of my cabinet for a test run this morning. I do like the scent and the lathering is good (not top-notch IMHO, but good) but my problem with this soap is that I find it to be drying to my skin. In any case, this is about the brushes:
And here is a comparison shot