I have just recently been looking on their website and they have some real nice looking brushes. Im thinking of buying a silvertip hand made one. I m no expert in brushes, what do you guys think about shavemac?
This is very different from my experience. I have a 26mm custom silvertip that I've found to have very good stiffness.Sam said:I had a 23mm Shavemac that looked like that but in tortoise handle. It was silvertip. Trust me, it is one soft brush and it is not all that stiff. I wanted one a little stiffer and I should either have had Bernd use extra Badger hair or get it in finest. I think I personally would have gotten more hair, since I do not know if the finest is stiffer. I really love Shavemacs. The XXL is a 30mm knot and it makes decadent lather from creams. I think it will work on soaps as well now that I got a small Ziploc Snap and Seal bowl (the S size) and have room to lather the brush on the soap and create a little lather in the bowl. The lather will just dry up around the cake and be available for the next lathering which is not a big deal. I am getting a small 23mm or so brush for soaps in those little wooden bowls and for travel.
Now, you can get whiter tips on brushes and you can get more expensive brushes, and you can get denser brushes, but overall, this line is a value and it is a fantastic product. Sure, personal preferences play a big role, but I am so glad that Joel started the Shavemac bandwagon with SMF1.