03-26-2014, 02:58 PM
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I need a travel brush with backbone for my SuperLather with soap (tabac stick) and a cream.

My Mühle 23 mm synthetic v2 is too soft for face lathering with tabac shaving stick. Need more backbone.

Thus I look for travel badger brush.

I have these 3 to choose from - I plan on selling the two that loose the travel brush battle. All are brand new.

1. Semogue SOC Cherry 2-Band
2. Vie Long 2-band 24 mm, 50 mm loft
3. Davinchi 23 mm 3-band Silvertip

I don't fancy brushes smaller than 23 mm knot size.

Let me hear your advice and your story Smile

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 03-26-2014, 04:29 PM
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  • Attila
  • The Hungarian Blade
  • Vancouver, Canada
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Hi there Claus. I wouldn't take a 3 band Silvertip travelling in that size. They take too long to dry. The 2-bands do dry faster as I'm sure you know already. Between the Semogue and Vie Long...that would be personal preference.

I've never owned that Vie Long so I can't comment too much on it. But, I have owned the Semogue and I KNOW it has TONS of backbone. Quite dense too. Perhaps if the Vie Long is less dense yet has enough backbone for you it might be a better choice as it could dry faster.

Personally speaking, My Muhle V2 synth is a great travel brush. Plenty of backbone for me, soft tips and dries within an hour or two!

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 03-26-2014, 04:37 PM
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  • v4257
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  • Boston, USA
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IMHO - this is a job for the Synthetic gang.

Most naturals won't dry completely in the 30 minutes you may have to pack and get out of a hotel room post shower. You can get the hair dryer out but:
[a] It's a pain, and
[b] I would worry about stressing the natural hair

Most synths will dry very quickly without any fuss. Hence I would pick a synth for travel.

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 03-26-2014, 05:26 PM
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  • Attila
  • The Hungarian Blade
  • Vancouver, Canada
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If backbone is a concern with the synths, you could always get one of the custom brush makers (like Rudy Vey) who stock the knots to put together a brush for you and set the loft lower.

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 03-26-2014, 05:27 PM
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  • TheMonk
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  • Porto, Portugal
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(03-26-2014, 04:37 PM)v4257 Wrote: IMHO 0 this is a job for the Synthetic gang.

Most naturals won't dry completely in the 30 minutes you may have to pack and get out of a hotel room post shower. You can get the hair dryer out but:
[a] It's a pain, and
[b] I would worry about stressing the natural hair

Most synths will dry very quickly without any fuss. Hence I would pick a synth for travel.


Agreed. I use a Muhle STF v2 21mm, it's a great little brush and excellent for face lathering.

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 03-26-2014, 08:02 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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Simpson Classic 1 in Best.

Ben has one in two-band, I think....

It will also fit inside the Simpsons Travel Tube

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 03-26-2014, 08:34 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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IMHO this is the ultimate badger travel brush...

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CL 1 Manchurian with case.

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 03-26-2014, 09:01 PM
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Can't argue with Ben! Biggrin

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 03-27-2014, 01:31 AM
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Claus, may I recommend: Simpson

Either a The Duke D3 Manchurian.

or a Chubby 1 2band.

Charles U.K

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 03-27-2014, 06:28 AM
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  • Attila
  • The Hungarian Blade
  • Vancouver, Canada
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Man! Ben does have all the nice stuff! Even his travel brush!!

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 03-28-2014, 03:46 PM
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Thanks guys.

I'm stayinh with my Synthetics then.

Makes sense since they dry so much faster.

Will have the Mühle 25 mm STF version 2 and the Mühle 23 mm STF Version 2 as my two travel brushes.

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