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#1
Hello all,

Just wanted to share my admiration for some new PantaRei brushes I had delivered yesterday. I oringally was going to say earlier today, and then realized how the time slipped away on me! I've admired PantaRei brushes for a good amount of time until when last month I did something about it and ordered the two brushes I've had my eyes on for years: a Phoenix in Manchurian, and a Starry Night in Silvertip. I've admired other designs greatly, but it was always these two calling out.

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I've already given the Phoenix a go already if it isn't evident from the pictures. The handles are solid and come with a good heft to the handle. The weight feels concentrated more towards the bottom, but not excessively so. A Muhle 70th Anniversary brush at a much smaller size were easily just as heavy as these are, and probably was a bit heavier to boot. The balance just felt off with that brush, but the balance on the Phoenix doesn't feel off. The handle shape aids in the hold. The areas where the brush is painted gives it a bit more grip, but not excessively so. People express concerns about ceramic slipping in their hand, and this concern isn't without merit. I found that my idea of wetting my hand and running it across an alum bar aids in improving ones grip. The bottom has a ring that helps keep it in place.

The knot on the Phoenix for its first go gave a good show. One fact about PantaRei brushes that escaped my knowledge until recently is that the knots are hand tied by the proprietor. The hair comes from Germany. The density of the Phoenix is excellent. I don't think anyone would have complaints due to a lack of density. I feared it might lack a bit in flow due to being too dense. It's partly true as it is new and needs more use to open up, and has a short loft with a decent sized glue bump but I was surprised with better flow than I expected. The hair is of a thin diameter with soft tips that pack together for a dense knot that is both massaging and yet soft. No issues with shedding, but it's been only one shave, and some shedding is to be expected if it does happen. Overall, I have no complaints of the knot, and I'm looking forward to using the other brush and enjoying both in the future!

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Joe
#2
Congrats! I've always admired the Starry Night handle as well but hadn't seen the Phoenix. Hope you enjoy them both!

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#3
(09-14-2018, 10:07 AM)kooshman7 Wrote: Hello all,

Just wanted to share my admiration for some new PantaRei brushes I had delivered yesterday. I oringally was going to say earlier today, and then realized how the time slipped away on me! I've admired PantaRei brushes for a good amount of time until when last month I did something about it and ordered the two brushes I've had my eyes on for years: a Phoenix in Manchurian, and a Starry Night in Silvertip. I've admired other designs greatly, but it was always these two calling out.

[Image: gpxY8mV.jpg]

I've already given the Phoenix a go already if it isn't evident from the pictures. The handles are solid and come with a good heft to the handle. The weight feels concentrated more towards the bottom, but not excessively so. A Muhle 70th Anniversary brush at a much smaller size were easily just as heavy as these are, and probably was a bit heavier to boot. The balance just felt off with that brush, but the balance on the Phoenix doesn't feel off. The handle shape aids in the hold. The areas where the brush is painted gives it a bit more grip, but not excessively so. People express concerns about ceramic slipping in their hand, and this concern isn't without merit. I found that my idea of wetting my hand and running it across an alum bar aids in improving ones grip. The bottom has a ring that helps keep it in place.

The knot on the Phoenix for its first go gave a good show. One fact about PantaRei brushes that escaped my knowledge until recently is that the knots are hand tied by the proprietor. The hair comes from Germany. The density of the Phoenix is excellent. I don't think anyone would have complaints due to a lack of density. I feared it might lack a bit in flow due to being too dense. It's partly true as it is new and needs more use to open up, and has a short loft with a decent sized glue bump but I was surprised with better flow than I expected. The hair is of a thin diameter with soft tips that pack together for a dense knot that is both massaging and yet soft. No issues with shedding, but it's been only one shave, and some shedding is to be expected if it does happen. Overall, I have no complaints of the knot, and I'm looking forward to using the other brush and enjoying both in the future!


Tnx Smile Enjoy them.


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#4
Nice looking! How large are those knots?

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#5
30mm on the Phoenix. I'm sure the silvertip is much the same.

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Joe
#6
Nice write up and the info on the knots is much appreciated! Enjoy breaking them in kooshman!

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