11-24-2015, 07:40 PM
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I have a Dalvey of Scotland best badger and a Kent Pure badger. The best badger has a thicker knot and higher loft and produces a great lather, but he pure badger seems softer. Does that make sense?[Image: Jjiu7u3.jpg]

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 11-24-2015, 08:18 PM
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It could be a few variables in the particular batches and densities of these particular knots.
Personally, from my perspective of your photo, the Kent looks more like a Best Badger, or a higher grade of badger than the other brush's knot.

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 11-24-2015, 08:41 PM
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Well, that's interesting.  The Dalvey--the handle is a repair job--was around $250, and the Kent about $100--that's Canadian dollars. I actually prefer the Dalvey for the lather, but compared to the Kent, it's a bit scratchy.

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 11-24-2015, 10:15 PM
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Wow! That must have been some repair work and I hope you enjoy the brush.

I mean no offence by stating this, but for that kind of money, you could have gotten a brand new Shavemac or Thater 2-Band brush that you would have probably found to be much more agreeable regarding the knot. Shy

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 11-24-2015, 10:41 PM
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Actually I love the brush. The wood part of the handle is Garry oak with a beautiful grain. Because of the length, it's great for bowl lathering, but I've started to face lather mostly. I'm starting to rotate the two brushes, but the Dalvey with the repaired handle produces the best lather hands down. Some day I have to try a silvertip. I also have an Omega boar that I use when I travel.

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 11-24-2015, 10:49 PM
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All Lents are marked Pure Badger.  The BK4,8,12 are all super while the BK2 is best badger.  Not sure how long this has been the case if the Kent is vintage.

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 11-25-2015, 06:26 AM
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(11-24-2015, 10:49 PM)Texchappy Wrote: All Lents are marked Pure Badger.  The BK4,8,12 are all super while the BK2 is best badger.  Not sure how long this has been the case if the Kent is vintage.
Mine is a BK 2,  that explains it.

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