01-28-2016, 10:03 AM
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Hi fellow wet shavers I've been wet shaving since 2009 & think it's time for me to start looking for a new brush & I'd like some suggestions I like brushes with small knots

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 01-28-2016, 10:28 AM
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What brushes do you have now?

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 01-28-2016, 11:18 AM
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(01-28-2016, 10:28 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: What brushes do you have now?

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 01-28-2016, 11:33 AM
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  • Rufus
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(01-28-2016, 10:28 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: What brushes do you have now?

+2 and tell us some more about your likes and dislikes, how you lather, etc.; we need something to work with.

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 01-28-2016, 12:38 PM
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(01-28-2016, 11:33 AM)Rufus Wrote:
(01-28-2016, 10:28 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: What brushes do you have now?

+2 and tell us some more about your likes and dislikes, how you lather, etc.; we need something to work with.

+3 and do you prefer hard soaps, croaps, or creams?

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 01-28-2016, 03:06 PM
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First determine the price range you are comfortable with.

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 01-28-2016, 04:06 PM
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Simpson 56 or a Thater size 0

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 01-28-2016, 08:26 PM
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(01-28-2016, 10:28 AM)TBTheLegalRazor Wrote: What brushes do you have now?
Right now I just have a crabtree & evelyn pure badger travel brush & a body shop shaving brush I like the body shop brush for its softness but it doesn't splay very well when I'm lathering my face the pure badger doesa Better job with Lathering my face & painting the lather To.

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 01-28-2016, 08:35 PM
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(01-28-2016, 11:33 AM)Rufus Wrote:
(01-28-2016, 10:28 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: What brushes do you have now?

+2 and tell us some more about your likes and dislikes, how you lather, etc.; we need something to work with.

I like badger brushes that splay well when pressed into the skin & that are good for painting on lather. I've been considering a synthetic. I build up a little lather on my brush then further build up the lather on my face I'm currently using edwin jagger shaving soap

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 01-28-2016, 08:40 PM
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(01-28-2016, 12:38 PM)UARGH Wrote:
(01-28-2016, 11:33 AM)Rufus Wrote:
(01-28-2016, 10:28 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: What brushes do you have now?

+2 and tell us some more about your likes and dislikes, how you lather, etc.; we need something to work with.

+3 and do you prefer hard soaps, croaps, or creams?
I prefer hard soaps right now using an edwin jagger soap been thinking of trying a d.r harris soap or a tobs soap

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 01-28-2016, 08:42 PM
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(01-28-2016, 03:06 PM)Tidepool Wrote: First determine the price range you are comfortable with.

I'm comfortable with spending between 35-55 dollars

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 01-28-2016, 10:15 PM
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I heard good things about Saville Row brushes so that's good if you would like to spend a little more. Simpsons are up there on my wishlist, the emperor, the chubby and the duke.

I have a Parker pure badger here, price is in that vicinity. The performance is alright, it's soft, I never thought it was scritchy except when it's dry. The handle is quite small, it is easy to maneuver, it splays quite a bit so real estate wise you are well covered and the backbone is middle of the road I guess, it's no boar but it's not a mop either. I tried it with both hard and soft soaps and it did great. I'd like to try it with Mitchell's wool fat once I have that soap in my den.

I'd like to give you a more informed opinion but this is my only badger brush till I get my Saville Row; However I don't regret buying this one at all.  
In case you are interested, it's the Parker pure badger brush with the chrome bottom. 38 bucks right now on Amazon.

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 01-29-2016, 04:09 PM
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In badger, you may want to look at the 24mm Finest (2-band) by Vintage Blades LLC.  At 39.99, I find it to arguably be the best value in 2-band brushes.  If you search here and other forums, you'll find many positive posts about this brush.

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