The individual Plisson HMW hairs are thick and strong, similar to Simpson Manchurian. However the knot construction is very different. Plisson are high lofted and not dense. As a result the knot is more yielding and will splay under pressure. The result is a brush that provides feedback against...
I always complete 2 passes. 1 x WTG and 1 x ATG.
I get 4 very comfortable and close shaves from a Kai Mild blade, then it drops off, so I always discard regardless after my 4th shave.
With the Feather Pro I get to shave number 6 before it deteriorates, but I find the 1st shave with the...
I use the Kai Mild blades. I find them smoother and as effective as the Feather Pro. The Feather does last longer though.
As for the razor itself, I haven't touched another razor since taking delivery of mine - its simply that good!
I tend to prefer shorter handles overall. The Duke 3, Chubby 2 & 3, Rover and Classic 1 are some of my preferred handles, especially for face lathering. The squat shape seems to promote a more confident grip and I can really "go to town" with them.
The density difference is NOT like comparing a...
Agreed Jack, the Rover is supremely comfortable.
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Thanks Mel, kind words are always appreciated!
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Here are a couple of E3 vs M7 pics...
The brushes are sat in the Aesop bowl I mentioned above.
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M7 vs The Hive vs Rover...
A member contacted me for advice regarding a brush from Simpsons.
Hair grade had already been decided - Manchurian.
Handle shape was the primary source of debate.
The choice was M7, Rover or The Hive.
I was having difficulty attaching images to my PM, so I decided...
Less than I used to, but still much more than most...
I once had many, many, many M&F brushes
But now only 10
I'm currently focusing on Simpson Manchurian
And Plisson HMW
But still have many more not pictured above.