05-31-2012, 07:08 PM
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  • Songwind
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  • Burnsville, MN
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I got my Vulfix 660S (medium) from the BST in the mail yesterday.

Initial reaction - "my gosh that's a tiny brush." I knew this when I bought it, but still. Smile

I lathered it up quickly with some Mama Bear's soap and had great results. The super badger hair is nice and soft, and the low density gives it great flow through.

I found when I used it on my hand and face that circles are best done with just the tip, and bigger motions are best as painting strokes. This works out, because that's how I've been using my boars.

All in all I'm adjusting to this new type of brush quite well.

I shaved with it this afternoon, and it made a very nice lather. Plenty for 3 passes, though today I only did 2 so I can get back on my regular schedule in the morning.

I'll try to get some lather and bloom pics tomorrow morning.

   

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 05-31-2012, 07:53 PM
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  • Teiste
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Are the tips pretty soft?How is the backbone of it?
Thanks for sharing,my friend.

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 05-31-2012, 10:53 PM
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the 660S was my first brush! I love mine.

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 06-01-2012, 12:15 AM
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I ordered the same model a few days ago. For 15£ it was a bargain I think Cool

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 06-01-2012, 04:54 AM
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  • Songwind
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(05-31-2012, 07:53 PM)Teiste Wrote: Are the tips pretty soft?How is the backbone of it?
Thanks for sharing,my friend.

The tips are quite soft, it's very gentle on the face.

Backbone is very light. It doesn't flop under its own weight or anything, but the hairs definitely give before they move my face. It's a "light touch, let the bristles do the work" brush for sure.

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 06-01-2012, 05:21 AM
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I have the large version of this brush and love it. It has spine and is plenty soft with just enough scritchiness.

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 06-01-2012, 06:02 AM
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  • gijames
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  • TN, USA
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Congratulations on your brush!

I have the white handle version of the same brush, and it is plenty versatile with tub creams and tube creams.

last night, it helpled produce a BBS! Biggrin

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 06-01-2012, 06:08 AM
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  • Songwind
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This morning's spin in Spencer & Devon spice was excellent.

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 06-01-2012, 09:44 AM
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  • MaxP
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  • Madison, WI
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Congrats on the new brush!

I have a vintage Kent KS5 with a very similar handle. It's a very comfortable classic shape.

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 06-01-2012, 10:50 AM
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  • Songwind
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I'm curious if anyone can compare the Vulfix super to the Simpson hair grades? I would guess that Vulfix super might be like Simpson best, since they are both the middle offering?

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 06-01-2012, 01:55 PM
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  • Teiste
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Eric,any chances too the brush blooming?

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 06-01-2012, 02:37 PM
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  • Songwind
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Here are some pics of the brush in action.

I didn't get a chance to take pics this morning so I did a hand lather this afternoon after work.

45 seconds on a tub of Don Marco:
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After about 60-75 seconds of hand lathering:
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(My hand was nicely coated, too, but that pic was blurry.

The still-damp brush bloom:
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I have to say, I am very pleased with this purchase. I went for it because the price was good and the brand is well respected, but it was really an experiment about a truly small brush.

It has really reinforced my small-to-medium brush preferences. And my preference for middle-of-the-road density.

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 06-01-2012, 03:34 PM
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Looks like a great brush, Eric.

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 06-01-2012, 10:50 PM
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  • Teiste
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Thanks Eric,it seems like a good brush for its price.

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 06-02-2012, 04:03 AM
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Doesn't look small, just right. Beautiful bloom!

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 06-02-2012, 10:02 AM
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I never considered mine small, but then it was the first one I ever had.

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 06-02-2012, 04:47 PM
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  • Songwind
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It's not tiny or anything, but it is a smaller and much less dense knot than my other badger. It's also relatively long lofted for the knot size relative to my others which makes it feel skinny.

So, small compared to my badger and boars and insubstantial compared to my horse brush. A very nice enough experience so far.

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 06-05-2012, 04:49 AM
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  • Songwind
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Just wanted to bump this once to see if any Vulfix & Simpson owners would offer a comparison between Vulfix "super" and Simpson "best."

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 06-05-2012, 05:01 AM
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Similar grades of hair, outstanding value particularly in the Best category.

(06-05-2012, 04:49 AM)Songwind Wrote: Just wanted to bump this once to see if any Vulfix & Simpson owners would offer a comparison between Vulfix "super" and Simpson "best."

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 06-05-2012, 05:38 AM
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  • Songwind
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  • Burnsville, MN
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Thanks, Simpson.

That'll be very handy information to have in the future, the next time I talk myself into buying a brush.

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