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    Default My Vie-Long White Horse Hair Brush arrived

    Butterscotch Edition
    Model 13065-2

    Hair mix: 50% mane hair - 50% tail hair
    Overall Length - 107mm.
    Handle Length - 54mm.
    Loft - 53mm.
    Knot - 24mm.






    My 3rd brush from Vie-Long but my 1st White Horse
    As you can see has no similarity with that Boar that some turkish sellers represent as "Horse" brush.
    I haven't test it yet in my face,still is in the preparation stage [white vinegar soluble plus 2 times bowl lathering as a start before touches my skin]
    The bristles are much more softer than other Horse brushes from Vie-Long,those who look "red"
    There is no "birds nest" effect yet,no smell and does not bloom easily.
    Soon i will post photos from the "official" bowl lather test to see how it performs.
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    Nice looking brush, can't wait to see the lather!
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    If the knot is like the white horse on the vie-long lord randall it, IMO, performs excellent. It is one of my favorite brushes, badger, boar, horse or synthetic. I have found it softer than any other vie long horse knot with excellent backbone as well. In fact the only horse knot I have that is softer is the 24mm Horse Knot from PC Woodcraft but that has no backbone.
    Enjoy the brush!
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    The pics have vanished
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    Let us know how she performs when she gets out of the prep stage... haven't tried horse brushes yet...
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    I have the same brush. Once it's broken in you will be very happy. Congratulations
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    I can see the pictures,i use Mozilla and the site which i use for uploading haven't delete them

    Quote Originally Posted by rolodave View Post
    The pics have vanished
    I took my new brush,wash it 2 times,i make palm lather twice
    I rinse it and the very next day i made the first test,i was disappointed,here are the photo from the second test:










    Unfortunately there is the so called "birds nest" !
    I didn't apply too much pressure,i was swirling the brush as i did with all my brushes
    I don't like painting moves,those are for a finish work just before the blade starts working.
    The volume of the falling water isn't the maximum but still the knot can't resist.
    I am not happy,the knot is soft with no good backbone,even a Lijun Silvertip looks better than this brush.
    Soon i will post bowl lather photos,there looks good but when the real job began this brush has only few things to show.
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    It's a good brush with adequate backbone and tip is very soft.

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    In the beginning nothing seems bad,that's why i say that bowl lather photos are good for "show"





    After few swirling moves in my face
    The knot starts to open for what we called as "bird's nest" although i say it "grenade effect"



    This is after the towel drying procedure



    This brush is good only for paintings moves which i don't like them at all as a part of main shave
    I didn't bought a brush having in my mind that i can't use it for swirling.


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    I let the brush soaked 30 sec in hot water,look how it came out !
    The only "pressure" on this brush was his own weight,if a knot can stand the weight of a handle can you imagine latter while swirling the results?



    After the few seconds that i start swirling



    Face lather results



    If i wanted a brush just for painting moves i could buy a cheap chinese brush for 4 euro
    Even a Lijun brush has much better backbone and no "bird nest effect,i am done with this brush
    I am not an expert,i have tested about 120 brushes-this one is not for me.

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