02-21-2015, 08:24 PM
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   I recently acquired a Vulfix super badger 660 SM. I have used it twice. Does anyone else find this to be a floppy,moppy brush? I mean it's a lovely brush, but too soft?

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 02-22-2015, 04:51 AM
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  • jtmke
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I use a Vulfix 377 in Silvertip and consider it among my best brushes.  It is not a super stiff, puck destroying brush like a boar or Chubby but It can whip up a lather from any soap and is amazing with  cream.  My floppy, moppy brush is a Kent BK12.  It can be used for soap but it is the  size of most pucks.  It holds heat and water like no other and paired with a good cream is pure luxury.

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 02-22-2015, 06:15 AM
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Vulfix are known to be somewhat to quite a bit less dense and stiff than, say, their Simpson bretheren. I have a Vulfix 41 silvertip and it is indeed a big, soft, floppy mop - just the way I like 'em. 

Of course, when we say 'floppy', Vulfix brushes still work just fine with soaps and face lathering (which I use my 41 for exclusively - as jtmke said, pure, soft luxury); it just may mean a few more seconds of loading depending on the soap.

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 02-22-2015, 06:37 AM
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I guess I'll give it a few more tries.

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 02-22-2015, 09:06 AM
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  • Rufus
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For some time I've been considering buying a 375 Siver tip, but I've been put off by the apparent reputation Vulfix has for making floppy, mop-like brushes.  But it's not clear to me how floppy, mop-like their brushes are, as a significant number of people say they are not floppy.  To me the Kent BK4 is at the floppy end of the spectrum, whereas the Simpson Chubbies are too dense  and rigid for my liking; would I find the 375 silver tip too floppy?

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 02-26-2015, 02:43 PM
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I'm considering a Vulfix 2234h Silvertip in faux horn... that brush looks lovely, a beauty to look at Heart

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 02-27-2015, 02:09 PM
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Had a Vulfix 375 and enjoyed it quite abit. As noted, not as dense as some but able to do whatever I asked of it.  Sold it cuz I use boar brushes more now

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 02-28-2015, 08:56 AM
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(02-22-2015, 09:06 AM)Rufus Wrote: For some time I've been considering buying a 375 Siver tip, but I've been put off by the apparent reputation Vulfix has for making floppy, mop-like brushes.  But it's not clear to me how floppy, mop-like their brushes are, as a significant number of people say they are not floppy.  To me the Kent BK4 is at the floppy end of the spectrum, whereas the Simpson Chubbies are too dense  and rigid for my liking; would I find the 375 silver tip too floppy?

I've not used a 375 silver tip, nor a BK4.  However, I did own a BK12 for quite sometime and, as mentioned earlier, have a Vulfix 41. I've not used a Simpsons Chubby, but I did have a PJ2 2-band super badger -- which I found to be much too dense for my liking just as you find the Chubbies too dense.

I would place the Vulfix 41 silvertip near the BK12 silvertip in regard to density and backbone -- putting at the opposite end of the spectrum from a Simpsons 2-band or chubby. The 41 has just a touch more density and 'backbone' than the BK12. At the same time, I find the 41 to be softer than the BK12. To me, the Kent had a very slight touch of 'scritchiness' whereas I find the 41 to have zero sensation of scritch.

Given that the 41 is just a bit less 'floppy' than a BK12... a 375 is a much narrower knot than the 41 (20mm vs. 30mm -- meaning the 375 has less girth to support itself with)... and you find a BK4 to be to floppy, I'd say there is a pretty fair chance you'll find the 375 to be a little too floppy as well.

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 02-28-2015, 05:38 PM
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  • Mouser
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It's a bowl latherer.   For me.

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