03-14-2013, 09:36 PM
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So I'm extremely new to wet shaving, as in I just started this week, and I can already tell the brush I got is not one i want to keep using. So I was looking at this site and reading about some people's recommendations and wanted some thoughts on the BLK 8 brush by Kent and the QED select silvertip brush? I know I want to spend a little more money on a good brush to really begin to enjoy the experience. So I need a little help deciding which one to get., or any other brushes that are super soft. Thanks!


Edit: type of brush

So someone said it'd be helpful to know the type of brush I'm using now. I bought a relatively cheap one to start. It's a Parker 100% black badger? It's too coarse and almost feels like its scratching my face.

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 03-14-2013, 10:31 PM
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First, welcome to the forum.

I would be helpful to know if you face lather, bowl lather, or hand lather? Otherwise we're shooting in the dark.

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 03-15-2013, 04:48 AM
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  • Shaun
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My first was the Simpson Commodore 1 in Best Badger but as noted above it depends on how you want to lather, what sort of cream or soap. Any ideas?

Having said that, the Commodore 1 is reasonably priced, soft tipped, easy to hold but a bit on the smaller side. I use it a lot. Looks cool, bloomed nicely.

Check Teiste's thread:

http://shavenook.com/thread-simpson-comm...ving-brush

I have soft water here and it works well on all manner of soaps and creams. Face lather for sure.

You could also consider the Semogue 1470, boar bristles in blonde, natural wooden handle, breaks in quickly and is CHEAP. Great face latherer too, but effective on soaps; plenty of backbone.

Get both? Won't send you to the debtors prison.

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 03-15-2013, 02:48 PM
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  • ethiel
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Duke 3 best is an awesome brush... also, the Chubby 2 manchurian is the best brush IMHO. Biggrin

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 03-15-2013, 07:54 PM
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It might also help to let people know what your other brush was and what qualities you didn't like about it (or what qualities you're looking for instead).

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 03-15-2013, 09:37 PM
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  • ben74
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The Kent is notoriously soft and lacking in backbone...

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 03-15-2013, 10:37 PM
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If you face lather I would recommend these:

Simpson Chubby 2 Manchurian
Simpson Chubby 2 2-band
Simpson Chubby 2 in Best
Simpson Duke 3 in Best
Simpson Duke 3 in 2-band
Simpson Duke 3 in Manchurian
Vie Long BullGoose JL Petree 2-band or 3-band
Vie Long Bullgoose 3-band Butterscotch Beehive
Shavemac Custom D01 3-band
Shavemac Custom D01 2-band
Rooney Heritage 2XL
Morris & Forndran Custom 2-band Blonde Badger
Semogue SOC 2-Band
Semogue SOC 2012 Boar-Badger mix

If you want really soft for face lathering, borderlining floppy:

Thäter 49125 2-Band BULB 26 mm
Davinchi 3-Band 22 mm
Saville Row 3120 24 mm

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 03-16-2013, 09:36 AM
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(03-14-2013, 10:31 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: First, welcome to the forum.

I would be helpful to know if you face lather, bowl lather, or hand lather? Otherwise we're shooting in the dark.

Ok, I'm face lathering right now. So new, I haven't tried anything else.

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 03-16-2013, 10:31 AM
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Hello, welcome to: " Shave Nook " Relax & Enjoy.

Dare I suggest a "Simpson" The Duke 3 in best...... fantastic all round brush.

It will tackle Soaps or Cream..... Face or Bowl. Great performer


Charles U.K

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 03-16-2013, 11:32 AM
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What is your price range? You can get a fantastic brush from bout $10 all the way up to $300+. I would stay away from Pure Badger, it will likely be just as scritchy as your current black badger. For reasonably priced badger, I like Simspon's best and TGN finest. Omega and Semogue are two popular brush makers that make a fantastic boar brush.

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 03-16-2013, 04:42 PM
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  • ben74
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I concur with Charles, Simpsons Duke 3 Best.

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 03-16-2013, 05:49 PM
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A darn near perfect face lathering brush. I love mine.
(03-16-2013, 04:42 PM)ben74 Wrote: I concur with Charles, Simpsons Duke 3 Best.

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 03-16-2013, 06:27 PM
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Wet Shaving Products brushes are great quality at an amazing price especially when looking at the Prince range.

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 03-17-2013, 01:04 AM
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Thanks everyone!

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 03-17-2013, 08:19 AM
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(03-15-2013, 10:37 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: If you face lather I would recommend these:

Simpson Chubby 2 Manchurian
Simpson Chubby 2 2-band
Simpson Chubby 2 in Best
Simpson Duke 3 in Best
Simpson Duke 3 in 2-band
Simpson Duke 3 in Manchurian
Vie Long BullGoose JL Petree 2-band or 3-band
Vie Long Bullgoose 3-band Butterscotch Beehive
Shavemac Custom D01 3-band
Shavemac Custom D01 2-band
Rooney Heritage 2XL
Morris & Forndran Custom 2-band Blonde Badger
Semogue SOC 2-Band
Semogue SOC 2012 Boar-Badger mix

If you want really soft for face lathering, borderlining floppy:

Thäter 49125 2-Band BULB 26 mm
Davinchi 3-Band 22 mm
Saville Row 3120 24 mm

I take it you mean all of these - that would be a pretty good starter kit indeed ;-)

There's a nice Duke 3 in Best indeed.

But my best advice would be the 58.
The best handle, a gat knot shape and loft.

please give it a look at Simpsons!

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