05-04-2012, 05:42 AM
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I'm sick of my Edwin Jagger brush shedding a hair or two every time I shave. At the rate it's shedding, it'll be useless in a few years.

I'm still a noob when it comes to this traditional shaving thing and at first thought that brush shedding might be a normal thing. But after doing some reading, I've learned that nope -- it ain't very normal for brushes to shed this quickly.

I think it might be time to invest money in something of higher quality . . . perhaps a silvertip brush with a larger knot (25 MM-32 MM would be ideal). Any recommendations?

Does anyone know of any silvertip brushes with 30-32 MM knots that can be found for $100 or less? I doubt they can be found that cheaply, but you never know . . .

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 05-04-2012, 06:15 AM
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  • Brent
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When did you get it? I have an EJ BBB and it's only shed a few hairs total. You may be able to get a replacement if it's bad. In the mean time you can try brushing it out with a comb - it may have just had a more free bristles in there than usual.

Just to confirm - is $100 your limit? It will be hard to find +30mm for less I think. You may be able to build your own for <$100 - The Golden Nib has a 30mm knot at around $30 and you may be able to get a handle from them too that would be less than $100 in total. You'd just need to set and glue the knot.

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 05-04-2012, 06:23 AM
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My advice, send it back ASAP !!!!!
Jim

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 05-04-2012, 09:43 AM
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  • Teiste
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If you can send the brush back to the seller or to EJ,do it,its not normal that shedding.

If you are looking for a 25mm knot brush and your budget is around 100 bucks,there is nothing better than a Simpson Duke 3 in best badger or a Semogue SOC finest badger.

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 05-04-2012, 12:44 PM
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(05-04-2012, 09:43 AM)Teiste Wrote: If you can send the brush back to the seller or to EJ,do it,its not normal that shedding.

If you are looking for a 25mm knot brush and your budget is around 100 bucks,there is nothing better than a Simpson Duke 3 in best badger or a Semogue SOC finest badger.

Thanks for the recommendations.

Before I forget to ask, what's the typical life-span of a well-made brush that will be used on a near-daily basis? Ten years?

I'm thinking of splurging and getting a very high-end $300 brush such as this one by H.L. Thater which has a knot size of 32 MM:

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If brushes can last a person 10+ years, I wouldn't have much of a problem with spending anything upwards of $300 on them.

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 05-04-2012, 02:31 PM
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  • TexBilly
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Pnume, any high quality brush will last a lifetime with proper care. Your possible choice of that Thater would be a bold and wise choice for sure! Good luck.

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 05-04-2012, 03:37 PM
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Take good care of that humongous Thater and it should last you forever!

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