11-06-2015, 11:14 AM
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  • Chaddy
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Where can I buy a good blonde badger brush? I have a omega silver tip badger it's a lather hog and I hate I spent 80$ on it.

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 11-06-2015, 11:40 AM
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I'm sure more capable members will come and answer but I'll take a crack at it.  The only company that I know that uses the terminology Blonde Badger is Morris and Forndran.  They are running in and around the $200 mark on the secondary market.  There are other really nice brushes that are not lather hogs for less money and greater availability.  One of my favorites is a Thater 2 band bulb but there are many other more reasonably priced knots that are likely good performers as well.  What in particular draws you to "blonde badger"?

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 11-06-2015, 04:40 PM
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Wiborg also markets brushes with blonde badger, although you would also be looking at around $200 and a twelve week wait once you get on the waiting list.

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 11-06-2015, 05:49 PM
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(11-06-2015, 04:40 PM)Dinder1 Wrote: Wiborg also markets brushes with blonde badger, although you would also be looking at around $200 and a twelve week wait once you get on the waiting list.

I don't know how I missed them since I have one on order currently. I love this forum for the knowledge base. Thank you!

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 11-07-2015, 06:18 AM
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What's some badger brushes with 'whiter hairs'.

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 11-07-2015, 10:37 AM
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(11-06-2015, 04:40 PM)Dinder1 Wrote: Wiborg also markets brushes with blonde badger, although you would also be looking at around $200 and a twelve week wait once you get on the waiting list.

I've only seen Wiborg market the "White Badger" hair type that would remotely resemble "Blonde Badger." When did they use the descriptor "Blonde Badger?"

M&F is the only company that uses "Blonde Badger" to my knowledge.

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 11-07-2015, 10:38 AM
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(11-07-2015, 10:37 AM)Attila Wrote:
(11-06-2015, 04:40 PM)Dinder1 Wrote: Wiborg also markets brushes with blonde badger, although you would also be looking at around $200 and a twelve week wait once you get on the waiting list.

I've only seen Wiborg market the "White Badger" hair type that would remotely resemble "Blonde Badger."  When did they use the descriptor "Blonde Badger?"

I agree with my friend Attila.  I own a couple of Wiborgs in White Badger and they are not remotely close to Blonde Badger, in feel or look.

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 11-07-2015, 11:30 AM
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I stand corrected, yes Wiborg is white badger.

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 11-07-2015, 12:20 PM
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I am not sure why you want a 'blonde badger' brush, but there are many nice other offerings that you can try such as TGN, Vintage Blades and Whipped Dog brushes/knots which are much less than $80 and you may find that they are quite nice. 

Good luck.

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 11-07-2015, 12:21 PM
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Is there any other maker of white badger? Maybe something I could buy quick?

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 11-07-2015, 12:25 PM
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 11-07-2015, 12:30 PM
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(11-07-2015, 12:20 PM)celestino Wrote: I am not sure why you want a 'blonde badger' brush, but there are many nice other offerings that you can try such as TGN, Vintage Blades and Whipped Dog brushes/knots which are much less than $80 and you may find that they are quite nice. 

Good luck.

Indeed.  Blonde Badger is nice if you get the right knot, at least in my experience.  Celestino makes a good point and good suggestion.

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 11-07-2015, 12:37 PM
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(11-07-2015, 12:20 PM)celestino Wrote: I am not sure why you want a 'blonde badger' brush, but there are many nice other offerings that you can try such as TGN, Vintage Blades and Whipped Dog brushes/knots which are much less than $80 and you may find that they are quite nice. 

Good luck.

This is great advice.

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 11-07-2015, 01:02 PM
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I am curious as to why you believe this brush to be a lather hog. I believe the knot is 22-24mm x 52-53mm, or is it a larger size? With this size of knot, it really shouldn't be a lather hog as Omega's knots are not very dense.
Do you have much practice with it? You may just need a bit more time to work with the brush to feel more comfortable lathering with it.
Good luck.

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 11-07-2015, 01:28 PM
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I've used it around 20 sometimes. It steal a big bowl of lather I know that for a fact. I only bowl lather and after one pass I have to start getting it out by hand.

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 11-07-2015, 01:31 PM
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I thank it's a omega 6215.

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 11-07-2015, 01:51 PM
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I have that same Omega brush and while I have not used it in years I found it performed very well. Super soft, not much backbone but quite luxurious face feel.
Maybe I will use it tomorrow and see if I can give you more up to date feedback.
Good luck.
D.

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 11-07-2015, 02:11 PM
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(11-07-2015, 01:51 PM)Dinder1 Wrote: I have that same Omega brush and while I have not used it in years I found it performed very well. Super soft, not much backbone but quite luxurious face feel.
Maybe I will use it tomorrow and see if I can give you more up to date feedback.
Good luck.
D.

I had the same brush and I concur. It was surprisingly soft and performed quite well for me. YMMV of course.

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 11-08-2015, 05:59 PM
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I tried it tonite I thank it gave me some kind of irritation like maybe brush burn. It's the only badger brush I have. If I had to get a 2 band or 3 band what should I get? I like bigger knots at mim 26 don't want to spend no more than say around 250$. Shoot

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 11-08-2015, 08:22 PM
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(11-08-2015, 05:59 PM)Chaddy Wrote: I tried it tonite I thank it gave me some kind of irritation like maybe brush burn. It's the only badger brush I have. If I had to get a 2 band or 3 band what should I get? I like bigger knots at mim 26 don't want to spend no more than say around 250$. Shoot

This is really very subjective, but if you don't want to spend so much money, you may want to consider the Vintage Blades 2-Band brushes, 24mm. Afterwards, if you like it and the 2-Band hair, you can progress to the higher-end ones. I would begin with Shavemac Silvertip 2-Band brushes/knots as these would be your softest knots with very good backbone. You could either order the complete brush from them, or just a stand-alone knot and have a brush artisan turn you a handle of your choice.
Good luck.

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