07-17-2014, 03:02 PM
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My nephew was using a straight razor to shave with. He also used regular bar soap to make lather with his hands. Then I talked him into buying a nice shave brush.
After he used the shave brush instead of his hands to make lather, he said it made his shaving experience 4 times more enjoyable.
I think the shave brush is the key to what makes wet shaving most enjoyable. Sure the razors and the soaps & creams and aftershaves also add to the experience but I think the brush is the key to this enjoyable hobby of ours. What say you?

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 07-17-2014, 05:13 PM
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I agree! Biggrin

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 07-17-2014, 05:45 PM
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I agree.

Although a good shave with a minimum of bloodshed is also appreciated.

Mickey

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 07-17-2014, 07:10 PM
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Just take a look at my photos for verification of this!

Nothing beats a great brush and face-lathering! It is the best part of the shave, for me. Biggrin

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 07-17-2014, 07:22 PM
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The brush is what whips water, air and soap into a lather. Yes, I would say it is a key component to a great shaving experience. Who thought of this idea?

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 07-17-2014, 07:25 PM
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(07-17-2014, 07:10 PM)celestino Wrote: Just take a look at my photos for verification of this!

Nothing beats a great brush and face-lathering! It is the best part of the shave, for me. Biggrin

Let's see some pictures! ! ! ! !

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 07-18-2014, 12:43 AM
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I wholeheartedly agree. Especially when you have found "your brush".

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 07-18-2014, 07:21 AM
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(07-17-2014, 07:25 PM)shave/brush Wrote:
(07-17-2014, 07:10 PM)celestino Wrote: Just take a look at my photos for verification of this!

Nothing beats a great brush and face-lathering! It is the best part of the shave, for me. Biggrin

Let's see some pictures! ! ! ! !

All you have to do is look in the SOTD section. Celestino post his great outdoor shots everyday.

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 07-18-2014, 07:26 AM
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Agreed. Choosing the right brush, though, can be a royal pain.

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 07-18-2014, 07:26 AM
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I agree and that's why I own 25 brushes. It will, however, be 26 when I take delivery of one Mark's TSN LE M6's, should I be so lucky.

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 07-18-2014, 07:39 AM
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(07-18-2014, 07:21 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(07-17-2014, 07:25 PM)shave/brush Wrote:
(07-17-2014, 07:10 PM)celestino Wrote: Just take a look at my photos for verification of this!

Nothing beats a great brush and face-lathering! It is the best part of the shave, for me. Biggrin

Let's see some pictures! ! ! ! !

All you have to do is look in the SOTD section. Celestino post his great outdoor shots everyday.

+1 You beat me to it, Johnny! Biggrin

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 07-18-2014, 10:32 PM
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I agree

The brush is a vital part of shaving.

I just came out of the closet. I just quit DE shaving. Fusion works better for me. After 3 years of DE shaving I give in and up. But everything else in my shaving ritual will stay the same. Just not using a DE razor anymore. Taking pics of my 50+ DE razors to get ready for B/S/T

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 07-19-2014, 12:09 AM
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(07-17-2014, 07:22 PM)DoctorShaveGood Wrote: The brush is what whips water, air and soap into a lather. Yes, I would say it is a key component to a great shaving experience. Who thought of this idea?

A Frenchman in 1748, according to Allan Peterkin in "One thousand beards: a cultural history of facial hair." However, a painting by Isaack Koedijck, titled "Barber-Surgeon Tending a Peasant's Foot", dated around 1650, depicted what is described as a shaving brush, 100 years earlier.

Plisson, perhaps the oldest surviving brush manufacturer, commenced operations in 1808. Kent began in 1777, but did not commence making shaving brushes until around 1850.

Regardless, since the 1830's its been said "a good lather is half the shave" as seen in the "National Drug Clerk: The Journal of the National Association of Drug Clerks", 1920, Volume 8, p508 and I agree whole heartedly.

For me the shaving brush is what makes shaving most enjoyable and the experience would be at the very least 4 times the poorer without it! Tongue

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 07-19-2014, 12:14 AM
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(07-18-2014, 10:32 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: I just quit DE shaving. Fusion works better for me. After 3 years of DE shaving I give in and up. But everything else in my shaving ritual will stay the same. Just not using a DE razor anymore. Taking pics of my 50+ DE razors to get ready for B/S/T

Claus... ??? !!! Huh A47 Doubt Nono Shocked

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 07-19-2014, 12:18 AM
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(07-18-2014, 10:32 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: I agree

The brush is a vital part of shaving.

I just came out of the closet. I just quit DE shaving. Fusion works better for me. After 3 years of DE shaving I give in and up. But everything else in my shaving ritual will stay the same. Just not using a DE razor anymore. Taking pics of my 50+ DE razors to get ready for B/S/T
are you switching over to straights Claus !

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 07-19-2014, 01:46 AM
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(07-19-2014, 12:18 AM)buddingshaver Wrote:
(07-18-2014, 10:32 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: I agree

The brush is a vital part of shaving.

I just came out of the closet. I just quit DE shaving. Fusion works better for me. After 3 years of DE shaving I give in and up. But everything else in my shaving ritual will stay the same. Just not using a DE razor anymore. Taking pics of my 50+ DE razors to get ready for B/S/T
are you switching over to straights Claus !

No, not switching to straights, it's back to carts for Claus! Tongue

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Claus, this is going to be some DE sale!

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 07-19-2014, 07:29 AM
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 07-19-2014, 07:40 AM
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(07-19-2014, 12:09 AM)ben74 Wrote: For me the shaving brush is what makes shaving most enjoyable and the experience would be at the very least 4 times the poorer without it!

Me too.

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 07-19-2014, 10:01 AM
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I consider it to be an important but equal part of an enjoyable shave.

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 07-19-2014, 10:27 AM
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(07-19-2014, 01:46 AM)ben74 Wrote:
(07-19-2014, 12:18 AM)buddingshaver Wrote:
(07-18-2014, 10:32 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: I agree

The brush is a vital part of shaving.

I just came out of the closet. I just quit DE shaving. Fusion works better for me. After 3 years of DE shaving I give in and up. But everything else in my shaving ritual will stay the same. Just not using a DE razor anymore. Taking pics of my 50+ DE razors to get ready for B/S/T
are you switching over to straights Claus !

No, not switching to straights, it's back to carts for Claus! Tongue

[Image: n7dZHUz.png]

Claus, this is going to be some DE sale!

Actually I'm keeping one shaving device besides my Fusions - a Feather Straight SS with the Japanene style shaft.
I find a Feather Straight SS is quite a marvellous shaving device - and it shaves with ease under my nose and around my lip area and jaw line without causing irritation to my skin.

I don't shave to show my courage, I shave to get best possible post shave feel in the least cumbersome way.

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