05-07-2014, 08:25 AM
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I just received my first new forest brush.... http://newforestbrushes.blogspot.com/201.....compared to the only other brush I've used, a pure badger, the tips are 500% softer but the lather goes on very thin. I can squeeze the brush and wring lather out but this brush doesn't seem to give the scrubby feeling I've become accustomed to and I've started just kinda painting the lather on.

I usually face lather, maybe it's time to try out new blathering methods with this brush.

Any experiences with this line of brushes?

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 05-07-2014, 12:48 PM
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I have never tried this brand, but if you want comparable scrub to your Pure Badger, than you might need to get a brush with a lower loft or get a Shavemac D-01 2-Band which has the most scrub of any badger hair, in my opinion.

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 05-07-2014, 02:29 PM
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  • Elendil
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It sounds like your lather may be getting trapped in the knot. An almost surefire way around that is to use more product at the outset, loading longer from a soap or putting more cream in the bowl. While the knot will still have lather inside, the overflow will come to the surface of the knot.

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 05-07-2014, 02:44 PM
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  • blzrfn
  • Butterscotch Bandit
  • Vancouver USA
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I have three of his brushes, but haven't had a chance to use them for shaving yet. They are definitely going to be much denser compared to a pure badger brush so will take more soap/cream to "fill up" the knot to the point that it easily lets go of the lather.

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 05-07-2014, 07:10 PM
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That might be it, I'll try loading more soap on the next shave. Thanks fellas.

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 05-07-2014, 08:08 PM
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also the of the brushes that i own which have denser knots, it took a while for the knots to open up. The tips got a little softer and the flow through increased a little.

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 05-07-2014, 10:09 PM
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Excellent. Ty.

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 05-08-2014, 02:20 AM
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  • Mouser
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I have two of his brushes, a little fan shape 1901 and a Tubby 1. Both are excellent brushes that I enjoy using.

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 05-08-2014, 02:35 AM
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  • Rufus
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I have a 2-band Tubby 2 and a Finest Silvertip. I face lather exclusively and I have to say that out of the 22 badger brushes I have these New Forest brushes are as good as it gets. I lather initially in a circular motion followed by a painting motion and both brushes kick up a storm of lather and readily release it. Neither of these brushes feels prickly or scrubby on my face, but they do have soft tips and sufficient backbone without feeling like a brick of badger.

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 05-08-2014, 07:59 AM
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Try using more product.

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