06-25-2013, 02:41 PM
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  • ajc347
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Following on from Mike's recent review of the Classic 1 in Best, I'm wondering if anyone has any experience of bowl lathering with either of these brushes?

If so, how did you find they performed in this capacity?

I bowl lather with everything from a Wee Scott to a Rooney Victorian and am happy with using small brushes to bowl later with and have been looking at the two Classic's for some time but thought I'd check out the views of people who've used them in this way first before pulling the trigger on one (or both) of them.

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 06-25-2013, 09:12 PM
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  • Snuff
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I had a Classic 2 in best. My bowl at that time was a Schwarzweisskeramik XL and that was just to deep to use with this brush, I got myself the lower version and that worked fine. I found the classic 2 to be a really dense packed brush that performed really good for face lathering especially, it was ok when bowl lathering but the handle is a bit short and that made things messy for me.

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 06-25-2013, 09:50 PM
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Hi Andy,

It's just like a narrower chubby 1 with less loft and a touch less density.

I can't say if it works better than the chubby 1 in a bowl or not to be honest but in my experience loft is helpful when bowl lathering.

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 06-25-2013, 09:59 PM
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  • CMur12
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(06-25-2013, 09:50 PM)Dipesh Wrote: Hi Andy,

It's just like a narrower chubby 1 with less loft and a touch less density.

I can't say if it works better than the chubby 1 in a bowl or not to be honest but in my experience loft is helpful when bowl lathering.

This statement fits my experience, too.

- Murray

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 06-25-2013, 11:36 PM
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IMHO Classic are made for face lathering.

While perfectly possible to bowl lather with any brush, you need loft and a longer handle to bowl lather the best way IMHO.

YMMV of course.

This coming from a guy that has not bowl/scuttle lathered in more than a year....... ;-)

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 06-26-2013, 08:34 AM
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  • ajc347
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Thanks for the helpful responses guys - they've been helpful in enabling me to make up my mind.

I've just pulled the trigger on a couple more D3's in Best from Mark and an LE D2 in Super (thanks Dipesh Smile ) so the Classics are now off my radar.

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 06-26-2013, 08:45 AM
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Always a pleasure my friend.

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