01-02-2016, 07:58 AM
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Any of you use certain soaps with certain brush sizes in your den ?

For instance my Chubby 3 Manchurian and my Thäter 29 mm 2-band are simply too big in size to use with smaller soap containers, like DR Harris shaving soaps, Haslinger Shaving soaps & TOBS shaving soaps, to get a fully deep load of soap on the brush, at least without bending the badger hairs on my XL brushes.

I tend to use my smaller brushes with the smaller soap containers in my den, and my larger brushes are primarily used with the larger sized soap containers in my den.

It's easier with creams, since you don't need to load the brush, just touch the cream and it's enough.

But with shaving soaps, I avoid using my larger brushes with my smaller soap containers - YES! I suffer from OCD, but am I the only one doing this ?

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 01-02-2016, 08:09 AM
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Claus, definitely. 

For some of my soaps that produce large volumes of lather I use a smaller brush.

Some of the soaps I have will tend to get a little thin on the last pass, so I use bigger brushes with those. 

Container size I just do whatever makes sense. I'm not gonna use a 31mm brush on a sample...

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 01-02-2016, 09:05 AM
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  • e-dub
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yep. my 26mm brushes are my smallest, and they're used for small containers. things like strop shoppe, acqua di parma, etc.

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 01-02-2016, 09:10 AM
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  • BobH
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I don't have any brushes larger than 28mm and they seen to work in the soap containers I have. I just use any brush I feel like using from smallest to largest.

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 01-02-2016, 12:35 PM
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Claus, fortunately, for me, I use shave-sticks, 99% of the time, so I don't encounter this issue, any longer! Biggrin  You could always just rub the puck of soap on your face, my friend!   Smile

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 01-02-2016, 12:38 PM
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I grate smaller pucks into larger containers ... Problem solved.

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 01-04-2016, 12:45 PM
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Oh yeah!
I too prefer a smaller brush like my jade Rover in Manchurian for Haslinger.


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 01-04-2016, 02:41 PM
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In most cases my soap containers are wide enough for a large brush. But yes there have been a few cases where a smaller brush makes more sense. Like on the occasion where I pull out a scuttle, or for smaller soap contains like the Tabac jar. I used to load in the ridiculously narrow Klar tin, but finally moved it to a bigger container. I'll usually use a Duke 3 or Rooney 3/1 in those cases. I also just ordered a small Shavemac that'll also work.

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 01-04-2016, 03:08 PM
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  • evnpar
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I rarely have soaps in small containers, as my brushes are mostly 28mm. When a soap comes in a small container, I tend to grate the soap and put it in a larger container.

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 01-04-2016, 05:09 PM
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  • BobH
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(01-04-2016, 12:45 PM)wimbouman Wrote: Oh yeah!
I too prefer a smaller brush like my jade Rover in Manchurian for Haslinger.


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Funny you should mention Haslinger. I just got a puck of Haslinger Honig, nice soap, and put it in a ramekin dish that is just a hair larger than the puck. Been using my new Shavemac, 28mm, with it the last couple of days too. No trouble loading enough soap on the brush for a 4 pass face lathered shave. At first I glance I thought it would be awkward but turns out it wasn't although a brush any larger would not likely work.  
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 01-04-2016, 05:46 PM
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Yep Claus, I pretty much do the same. I use my smaller 24mm synthetics for smaller diameter containers, and larger brushes for larger containers.

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 01-07-2016, 03:21 PM
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Container size plays a large part in the brush I choose.  Until I get out the Blk12 and really have a limited number of soaps I can use Sad

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 01-07-2016, 07:27 PM
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Biggest brush I own is a 28 mm knot so its not too much of an issue fitting that size knot in most soap containers. If it does happen to be too big, I will reach for the synthetics to accomadate the soap.

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 01-07-2016, 09:32 PM
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Sometimes.its one thing i liked about htgam 7oz puck. Could just tear it up with a ch3. If i use a puxk thats in an os mug i use a smaller brush

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 01-07-2016, 09:47 PM
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  • SRNewb
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Yeah, I will definitely choose my brush according to container size, when necessary.

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 01-10-2016, 08:35 AM
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For me it's pretty simple, when I use a soap that is in a smaller sized container I use a smaller brush. But then again my daily drive is my Stirling Kong so it's kinda hard to swirl that on those little LPL containers!

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 01-10-2016, 10:12 AM
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I have the vie long brown horse hair brush.  it is small and quite perfect.  it lets me swirl the soap around enough on my face to raise the hairs

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 01-10-2016, 05:37 PM
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  • Aleksey
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Bigger is always better, if the container I load up is large enough. If not, I transplant the soap.

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 01-10-2016, 06:22 PM
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  • ben74
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If the soap container is too small to accomodate loading directly, unfortunately it only sees use from smaller brushes.

I actively favour large soap containers, but don't purchase solely on this criteria.

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 01-10-2016, 06:30 PM
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  • kav
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WEE SCOT Sbathroom_grooming_shaving_100-100  for those WEE containers.

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