09-30-2015, 12:17 PM
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Several months ago I started using shave sticks. Prior to that I never face-lathered. I always bowl-lathered. Shave sticks have always intrigued me but I was having a hard time getting them to work for me. At first I used a Semogue 610 brush which many guys have said was the best for face-lathering. I got nowhere with it. Then I tried a Plisson and everything just fell in place. When I use a shave stick the Plisson just works the best for me. I even tried a Wipped Dog in 24mm synthetic. It was okay but the Plisson still beat it.

Do you have that "one" brush that just works better than all the rest for you? Let's hear about it. Here is mine:

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 09-30-2015, 12:21 PM
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I just have way too many that are fabulous! I couldn't choose just one! Biggrin

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 09-30-2015, 12:24 PM
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Same here with me.  I have several LE/SE boars and badgers and like the all equally.  All are great.  Wish I could be of more assistance.

Ed

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 09-30-2015, 12:27 PM
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(09-30-2015, 12:21 PM)celestino Wrote: I just have way too many that are fabulous! I couldn't choose just one! Biggrin

This sums it up for me too!

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 09-30-2015, 12:30 PM
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(09-30-2015, 12:21 PM)celestino Wrote: I just have way too many that are fabulous! I couldn't choose just one! Biggrin

+2

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 09-30-2015, 12:33 PM
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(09-30-2015, 12:21 PM)celestino Wrote: I just have way too many that are fabulous! I couldn't choose just one! Biggrin

I too have many other brushes that I also enjoy very much but when using a stick it seems like the Plisson just stands out from the rest.

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 09-30-2015, 12:44 PM
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Old style Occitane wooden handled Plisson. Easy lathering
Don´t get me wrong,  I will spend time and enjoy other brushes in the course of the weekend

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 09-30-2015, 12:48 PM
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  • kwsher
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(09-30-2015, 12:30 PM)hrfdez Wrote:
(09-30-2015, 12:21 PM)celestino Wrote: I just have way too many that are fabulous! I couldn't choose just one! Biggrin

+2

+2??? more like +200 companero!

Shavemacs would make a pretty darn good desert island, apocalypse brush IMHO but I would never leave behind some of my others Smile

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 09-30-2015, 12:50 PM
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probably my older 26mm 2 band with gel tips. i dont use it as much as i should because i love that knot so much i want to keep it forever but otherwise it would be hard for me to choose. i would have a much easier time deciding what i would not use

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 09-30-2015, 01:20 PM
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(09-30-2015, 12:44 PM)Bibbelmann Wrote: Old style Occitane wooden handled Plisson. Easy lathering
Don´t get me wrong,  I will spend time and enjoy other brushes in the course of the weekend

I have the old Plisson wooden handled also. It is very close to the new ones.

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 09-30-2015, 01:54 PM
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Plisson Acetate Burgundy (synthetic).  Here is my review.

I'm kind of interested in trying out some of the newer synthetic contenders, but I am foregoing shave purchases for a while.

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 09-30-2015, 02:16 PM
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  • jtmke
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  • milwaukee
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++ the current number on too many. I have standouts from Simpson, Thater, Shavemac and several others but my cete of badgers like their home and pester me to using them out of rotation most days.

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 09-30-2015, 02:34 PM
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(09-30-2015, 01:54 PM)kansaskyle Wrote: Plisson Acetate Burgundy (synthetic).  Here is my review.

I'm kind of interested in trying out some of the newer synthetic contenders, but I am foregoing shave purchases for a while.

Try the Whipped Dog 24mm. It gets a lot of love on this forum.

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 09-30-2015, 02:54 PM
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For me the Plisson synthetic is the one, this can be my only brush forever and be completely content with it.
If I were to choose a badger I would probably pick Wiborg white badger

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 09-30-2015, 02:54 PM
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  • MaxP
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(09-30-2015, 12:21 PM)celestino Wrote: I just have way too many that are fabulous! I couldn't choose just one! Biggrin

This is my position as well.

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 09-30-2015, 04:15 PM
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If I absolutely had to choose, it would be my Old Rooney ST2 in Super. But just to be cleared, I would never be able to get down to one brush.

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 09-30-2015, 04:52 PM
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I said the Plisson is my first choice for when I use a shave stick but when I bowl lather I prefer my Muhle XL STF. It is a lather monster.

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 09-30-2015, 05:00 PM
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  • ben74
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The Plisson is my "one" when it comes to synthetics...

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 09-30-2015, 05:07 PM
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Stirling 26mm.

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 09-30-2015, 05:16 PM
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The red one on the right is mine while the green one on the left is my wife's. Fauxmere knots, 24mm, from Chiseled Face Groomatorium. Both handles turned by Bob Quinn at Elite Razor. I use my red Elite Eagle more often now than my Plisson synths as this Eagle handle is supremely comfortable in hand.

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