09-24-2015, 05:25 AM
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Hey Nookers, hope everything's great.

I've been a wet shaver for several years now and have built up a decent den. The hobby and cummunity is definitely full of passion, so I wanted to share my top 3 shaving brushes. 

Every brush that I currently own, I thoroughly enjoy. However, these edge out the competition by just a bit.

Rudy Vey Emperor w/Shavemac Silvertip 2-band, M&F Chief from B&B Group Buy ( my favorite),  Simpson M7.

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What are your favorite brushes? Please share and thanks for looking!

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 09-24-2015, 05:27 AM
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Very nice. Beautiful brushes.

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 09-24-2015, 05:30 AM
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Very nice. You must really like that M7 style handle. Lovely knots and handles
What's the knot on the M7?

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 09-24-2015, 05:34 AM
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Thanks for the replies. Although I don't own calipers, I believe the knot is 23/48. I do really like that handle shape, fits my hand like a glove. The Simpson 2-band hair is fantastic, BTW.

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 09-24-2015, 05:35 AM
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  • Snuff
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You have some beautiful high quality brushes there! Won't bore you with my top 3 as they are just synthetics.

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 09-24-2015, 05:42 AM
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  • evnpar
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Lovely brushes.

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 09-24-2015, 05:42 AM
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Hey Snuff, you should post your top 3 regardless of type/brand. That's what make this hobby enjoyable, variety!

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 09-24-2015, 05:59 AM
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  • refles
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That's truly something special that the B&B Group buy Chief has withstood the test of time and still up there as a top brush for you! In addition to 2 long time iconic brushes in the Emperor and M7 which all 3 are my absolute favorites as well including their knots (2 silvertips and a blonde badger)

Beautiful selection of brushes!

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 09-24-2015, 06:14 AM
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Thanks for the compliment Fabian. Ken (Chiefbroom) was the man behind the Chief group buy. As we all know, he now produces phenomenal Paladin brushes with Lee. I do own a couple of Paladin brushes, which are awesome but that Chief.. Just perfect. The project, the communication, the anticipation, and the forum thread was just a really good time. On top of that, that knot (at least to me, YMMV) has the perfect back bone, soft tips, and lather release. I'm sure many of you have that brush, the one that each time you use... Simply amazing.

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 09-24-2015, 06:26 AM
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Lovely trio of brushes, Jorge! Thumbsup

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 09-24-2015, 06:42 AM
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Beautiful trio of brushes you have there. I'm also quite fond of this handle style and find myself reaching for my Simpson E2 at least once a week.

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 09-24-2015, 01:16 PM
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  • refles
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(09-24-2015, 06:14 AM)chiefthunder Wrote: Thanks for the compliment Fabian. Ken (Chiefbroom) was the man behind the Chief group buy. As we all know, he now produces phenomenal Paladin brushes with Lee. I do own a couple of Paladin brushes, which are awesome but that Chief.. Just perfect. The project, the communication, the anticipation, and the forum thread was just a really good time. On top of that, that knot (at least to me, YMMV) has the perfect back bone, soft tips, and lather release. I'm sure many of you have that brush, the one that each time you use... Simply amazing.

I can completely relate Jorg, I was fortunate enough to worked with Ken on what was maybe the last of the group buy brushes to arrive which was put up for the charity auction on B&B. His thoroughness in insuring he understood every last detail of what I wanted to engrave into the handle was awesome, he's such a gentleman in the way he shares his knowledge that made me realize this community was such a warm and embracing one. Just the experience alone has left a lasting memory with me that I really remember fondly as it elevated my understanding of brushes and knots which leads to a great appreciation of that craft that many of us have!

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 09-24-2015, 01:18 PM
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Gorgeous brushes

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 09-24-2015, 01:39 PM
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Thanks again folks. Ken is a true gentleman, fine example of what makes this community great. You Nookers should also post your top 3 here, it'll liven up the thread and also give me something to peruse at work!

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 09-28-2015, 04:22 AM
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I don't have a top 3. More like top 5 as each is special in their own way, and usually the best one is the one I have just used.

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 09-28-2015, 04:33 AM
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Beautiful !!


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 09-28-2015, 04:57 AM
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  • TheMonk
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Beautiful brushes, gents.

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 09-28-2015, 05:14 AM
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I currently own nine brushes and the high-end item of the lot is the Simpson's Berkeley 46 in Best.

My favorites are:

1. Semogue 620
2. Simpson's Berkeley 46
3. Omega 40033

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 09-28-2015, 03:47 PM
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(09-28-2015, 04:22 AM)Coffeesnob Wrote: I don't have a top 3. More like top 5 as each is special in their own way, and usually the best one is the one I have just used.

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Those are some sweet brushes!

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 09-28-2015, 03:50 PM
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(09-28-2015, 05:14 AM)Rory1262 Wrote: I currently own nine brushes and the high-end item of the lot is the Simpson's Berkeley 46 in Best.

My favorites are:

1. Semogue 620
2. Simpson's Berkeley 46
3. Omega 40033

Simpson's Best grade performs wonderfully, I have the P8 in Best. I should try a Semogue soon.

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