03-18-2013, 02:44 PM
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  • ben74
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Kent Kuestion...

Kent mark all of their badger brushes as "Pure Badger."

Yet, they produce brushes in a least three grades of badger:

Silver Tip
Best
and Grey

The Kent BK series which features the White handle
and BLK series which features the Black handle are both Silver Tip Badger.

       

The H series which has an imitation Horn handle is Best Badger.

   

The travel range of brushes are Grey Badger.

       

But all Kent brushes are marked "Pure Badger."

Konfusing isn't it?

The only Kent brushes that are not marked Pure Badger
are their bristle or boar brushes.
These are generally blended or banded to mimic the look of badger
and carry the marking: "Pure Bristle"
or no marking in relation to hair at all.

       

Anyway, someone asked so I thought I'd share...

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 03-19-2013, 01:42 AM
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I owned both the BLK8 and later the BK8, and while both were exquisite brushes, I found they worked better for the bowl than face lathering, although many face latherers enjoy their Kent's, I feel they were lacking a bit and sold both of mine since I face lather exclusively.

Love the red coffin they come in and I also use a handmade Kent Moustache comb to comb my brushes after usage, so I'm a Kent fan - just not a HUGE fan of their brushes Wink

My GF owns two hand made Kent Combs, which she loves too.

Thanks for the write up, Ben.

Looking forward to your take on M&F brushes Biggrin
Should these be in a sub forum called 'Brush Manufacturers' maybe ?

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 03-19-2013, 02:19 AM
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Claus, I owned BK4, BK8 and BK12. I enjoyed them all, but discovered I much prefer some backbone and sensation, so they left my collection. I still own a few Limited edition Kents which are denser and shorter lofted.

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 03-19-2013, 02:32 AM
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I believe that some of them are made by Mühle...

Notice any resemblance between these handles...? Wink
[Image: 31%20P%208%20SGR1_600.jpg]

[Image: 809-41P8-GR-GR-785-E.jpg]

[Image: wet_is_best.jpg]

Argos is a spanish brand, they are HJM-Mühle rebranded brushes. As for the Kent... go figure! Biggrin

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 03-19-2013, 07:06 AM
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I had a BK12 a few years back and sold it. Just way to big and absolutely no backbone. I've always wanted to try a BK4. I love the Kent handles.

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 03-19-2013, 08:42 AM
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Thanks for the information, Ben. There had been some recent discussion over at SMF, with raving about the BK4.

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 03-19-2013, 10:01 AM
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I think the BK4 is one of Gary's (brother) favorite.

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 03-19-2013, 10:05 AM
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(03-19-2013, 10:01 AM)Johnny Wrote: I think the BK4 is one of Gary's (brother) favorite.

Yes, and Gordon (bernards66) apparently likes it a lot too, and I value his thoughtful opinions.

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 03-19-2013, 02:54 PM
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  • ben74
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The only Kents I would rave about were the LE brushes produced for another forum in 2008 and 2009...

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 03-21-2013, 10:22 AM
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(03-19-2013, 02:32 AM)oversaturn Wrote: I believe that some of them are made by Mühle...

Notice any resemblance between these handles...? Wink
[Image: 31%20P%208%20SGR1_600.jpg]

[Image: 809-41P8-GR-GR-785-E.jpg]

[Image: wet_is_best.jpg]

Argos is a spanish brand, they are HJM-Mühle rebranded brushes. As for the Kent... go figure! Biggrin

These handles are more than likely mass produced and several companies use them and brand them as their own. A good handle design. Easy to grip.

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