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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby Thalay Sagar » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:26 pm

David, congrats. That is a gorgeous brush.
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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby brothers » Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:13 pm

Wow David! Congratulations!
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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby TheMonk » Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:53 pm

Thank you very much, gents! :D
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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby M6Classic » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:20 am

TheMonk wrote:I finally managed to score my holiest of holy grails, an NOS vintage (sticker had to be replaced) Plisson Plexiglass HWM, Size 18"


What?!?! Why would you possibly want to replace the decals? No! Leave the originals, they are essential to the brush's identification and identity.

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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby TheMonk » Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:11 am

M6Classic wrote:
TheMonk wrote:I finally managed to score my holiest of holy grails, an NOS vintage (sticker had to be replaced) Plisson Plexiglass HWM, Size 18"


What?!?! Why would you possibly want to replace the decals? No! Leave the originals, they are essential to the brush's identification and identity.

Buzz


No alternative, Buzz, the original sticker came off when wiping the handle with a wet cloth. :( Better to have a new one, then none at all!
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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby M6Classic » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:15 am

TheMonk wrote:[

No alternative, Buzz, the original sticker came off when wiping the handle with a wet cloth. :( Better to have a new one, then none at all!


How strange. I have never heard of a Plisson decal falling off, even after decades of use!

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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby brothers » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:20 pm

There's always a first time for everything! 8)
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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby TheMonk » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:50 am

brothers wrote:There's always a first time for everything! 8)


Indeed! I'm hoping it won't happen again, though... that would be too unlucky!
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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby rsp1202 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:32 pm

A size 16 EW is currently visiting and I can't wait to try it. It's gorgeous, and by far the largest brush I've ever held. An 18 must require two hands. :D Best of luck with your HMW.
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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby M6Classic » Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:27 am

rsp1202 wrote:A size 16 EW is currently visiting and I can't wait to try it. It's gorgeous, and by far the largest brush I've ever held. An 18 must require two hands. :D Best of luck with your HMW.


I use a #24 HMW and my son has a #20 HMW...we like big brushes. One certainly does not need brushes this big, but they are very cool. They are also perfectly utile.

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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby TheMonk » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:07 pm

M6Classic wrote:
rsp1202 wrote:A size 16 EW is currently visiting and I can't wait to try it. It's gorgeous, and by far the largest brush I've ever held. An 18 must require two hands. :D Best of luck with your HMW.


I use a #24 HMW and my son has a #20 HMW...we like big brushes. One certainly does not need brushes this big, but they are very cool. They are also perfectly utile.

Buzz


I agree with Buzz, but then again I like big brushes in general. I have a Plisson Horn HWM #20 (which is actually slightly shorter then this Plexi), and I love using it as well. Also, being a bowl latherer is one more reason I tend to prefer bigger and taller brushes.
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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby brothers » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:28 pm

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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby TheMonk » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:55 pm

I really like the looks of that horn one, Gary... How big is it?
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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby brothers » Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:04 pm

It's an 18. I couldn't ask for a better brush. I like my brushes large, and this one's plenty big enough but it's smaller than the Plexi.
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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby TheMonk » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:18 pm

brothers wrote:It's an 18. I couldn't ask for a better brush. I like my brushes large, and this one's plenty big enough but it's smaller than the Plexi.


It seemed quite big. Have you used it yet, or are you keeping it NOS in order to sell it to me in a few years? :mrgreen:
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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby brothers » Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:52 pm

I've used it a lot since I got it. Mostly on soaps so far, I have a hunch it'll be outstanding with creams when the time comes. Not for sale! :D
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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby TheMonk » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:43 am

brothers wrote:I've used it a lot since I got it. Mostly on soaps so far, I have a hunch it'll be outstanding with creams when the time comes. Not for sale! :D


I know, I know... But if you ever change your mind, you know where to find me. :wink:
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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby fallingwickets » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:17 pm

beautiful brush gary. a few years ago I was going to buy one of them, but for financial reasons decided to take a pass :) I have a smaller plisson (i think its a 12) but i hardly ever use it

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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby brothers » Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:46 pm

Thanks Clive. It was getting passed over lately in favor of different brushes, but today I wanted to see how it performed with the Cella. I could have guessed, it did good. It's as butter-smooth on the face as the synthetic EJ STF XL, but more luxurious, naturally! Made me feel guilty not using it more often.
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Re: An Unusual Plisson

Postby fallingwickets » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:48 am

I think its hard to only use one brush, especially if you mix up soaps and creams everyday........might be becks induced imagination, but brushes that have seen a cream arent the same afterwards when used with a soap and so i have brushes for both creams and soaps and never shall they be mixed up :D :D :D Anyway, all this to say that I hope your plisson gets used more often but i understand -- in my own warped way -- if it doesnt :) :)

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