07-31-2014, 02:03 PM
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  • Crag
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My Brother wants a shaving brush in the $40 to $70 range. I say the best bang for the buck is the Simpson Case in best at around $50.

What are your recommendations?

Thanks!

Matt

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 07-31-2014, 02:11 PM
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  • tdmsu
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I would choose a Plisson Synthetic. $55 at L'occitane if you can find one.

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 07-31-2014, 02:29 PM
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  • blzrfn
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I'm assuming he wants badger as he could have just about any boar, horse or synthetic brush could be had in that price range. For the brushes that I have enjoyed the most in that price range are my Artesenia Romera 2-band, Semogue Texugo and Simpson Berkeley 46 Best.

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 07-31-2014, 02:41 PM
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  • Crag
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Those are great suggestions...I forgot about the Semogue Texugo 2-band! Someone called it a mini M&F...I love my SOC 2-band, and it's supposed to have the same hair.

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 07-31-2014, 02:46 PM
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Simpson's Berkely 46B. A true gem....

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 07-31-2014, 04:40 PM
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(07-31-2014, 02:46 PM)Large4mat Wrote: Simpson's Berkely 46B. A true gem....

This is my high-end brush! Smile

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 07-31-2014, 04:56 PM
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I'd go with The Grooming Co. brush. It looks pretty versatile.

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 07-31-2014, 05:32 PM
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There are Colonel X2L Bests that can be had for under $70. Taller handle, slightly bigger knot, if that's a concern.

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 07-31-2014, 08:43 PM
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My best brush under $70 is my Whipped Dog 30mm silvertip. Can't remember what I paid for it, but it was likely under $40. Performs like a $100 brush or more.

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 07-31-2014, 09:01 PM
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TGN 24/50 Silvertip Grade A. Came in at $69 and change. I now understand "wall of badger."
Or...
Whipped Dog 24/51 Silvertip. Great for bowl and face lathering. $35

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 08-01-2014, 02:50 AM
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(07-31-2014, 04:56 PM)Shakamoto Wrote: I'd go with The Grooming Co. brush. It looks pretty versatile.

+1 no brush can beat it in terms of performance at $50 price tag

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 08-01-2014, 05:19 AM
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(07-31-2014, 04:56 PM)Shakamoto Wrote: I'd go with The Grooming Co. brush. It looks pretty versatile.

It is. I've been using mine with any kind of soap and cream for almost a year now.
I vote The grooming co also, or The SOC 2-band. Smile

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 08-01-2014, 06:10 AM
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In that price range, I've been really happy with my Simpson Berkeley 46 with Best Badger hair. For a little bit more money, my Simpson Commadore X1, Best Badger again, is also very soft.

YMMV, I tend to like smaller, short lofted knots

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 08-01-2014, 06:31 AM
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The Simpson Berkley in Best is an awesome brush, regardless of price.
http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Simpsons...p_544.html

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 08-01-2014, 06:48 AM
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There are 2: my New Forest finest Silvertip 2213 and my Simpson's Colonel in best.

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 08-03-2014, 12:54 PM
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Vintage Blades house brand 22mm finest badger … can't go wrong with this one. Brush has huge face feel so buy 2mm smaller than you normally would. So I normally go for 24mm brushes and I found it huge so I would go for the 22mm next time.

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 08-04-2014, 10:35 AM
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For a badger brush, I'd recommend a Simpson Special in Best.

I Sold the Berkeley 46 that I bought because I thought it would be better than the Special. It was nice, and lots of people love theirs, but I thought the Special was better than the Berkeley.

The Special (Best Badger) is right at the bottom of your price range, has to be highest bang for the buck, unless you want to explore boar, horse, or synthetic.

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 08-04-2014, 11:30 AM
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I really like New Forest brushes. Another nice choice in that price point is a Semogue brush.

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 08-04-2014, 01:00 PM
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New Forest Super Badger Two Band, a Tubby 1 or 2 or a little 1901

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 08-04-2014, 01:35 PM
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(08-04-2014, 01:00 PM)Mouser Wrote: New Forest Super Badger Two Band, a Tubby 1 or 2 or a little 1901

big thumbs up for a tubby 2, mine absolutely destroys my triple milled soaps and definitely in a good way. the only problem could be the handle is a little big for some but a great brush for the money.

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