05-22-2012, 07:21 AM
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I'm in the market for another brush (like I really need one) and am thinking of getting a New Forest brush. But before I do, I would appreciate any input that y'all might be able to give.

Thanks in advance and enjoy that shave

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 05-22-2012, 07:25 AM
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There's a passaround thread in this forum which has some reviews on the NF brushes. You should look that up.

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 05-22-2012, 09:45 AM
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Ah, well think I'll do that

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 05-22-2012, 10:42 AM
  • Teiste
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I have tried of the New Forest brushes,the 2201,the "Chuncky" and the 1901,all in two band badger,andI really like the 2201,which actually was its first shaving brush.

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 05-22-2012, 12:17 PM
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I have a 'tubby' 2 which I like and a 2211, I think that is it's designated number.

The 'Tubby' has quite a dense knot and holds a lot of lather but the flow through is fine .

Would recommend good value.

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 05-22-2012, 12:46 PM
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I had a tubby one. It was a very nice brush. Great balance of backbone, density and flow through.

For my personal tastes, it wasn't dense enough but this is purely my taste, it was overall a nice brush and quite good for the money.

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 05-22-2012, 01:27 PM
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I think the 2201 Two Band and the 2211 Silvertip are tremendous value for money.

Don't know if these are still available though.

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 05-22-2012, 01:34 PM
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I have the 2201 and the 2211 and absolutely LOVE them both. aside from my simpson, the two NF brushes I have are always in my rotation.

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 05-22-2012, 05:15 PM
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I have enjoyed using one of Fido's brushes. He marketed the model I had as equivalent to HMW. It wasn't quite the same as my Plissons but IMO it was outstanding value for money. The particular model I had was particularly soft, but good backbone. At work now, I'll upload a pic when I get home.

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 05-22-2012, 05:37 PM
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I had one of the original 2201's when they came out, and for the most part they're pretty good. From what I understand they've improved over time, but the 2-band hair was actually quite nice. I'd place the 2201 over the Frank Finest, and the Frank Finest over TGN Finest, unless it's one of the coarse types of knots.

I fall into the category of I like the name brands the best it seems, but I've been weeding down what I like to use and keep. In all honesty I'd just keep them all if I just wanted to look at them as I quite enjoy it, but I try to balance it down to what I'll use. Trying is the key word. I'll buy some more soon. Rolleyes

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