04-01-2016, 02:02 AM
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Hi guys, I have this brush, a Parker Pure Badger. I like the brush, love the handle, love the splay, love the backbone, however it does scritch a lot. Will this ever be better in time? Do pure badger brushes break in?

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 04-01-2016, 03:46 AM
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Years ago I had a Vulfix pure badger brush with scritch.  That scritch never went away.

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 04-01-2016, 04:06 AM
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Scritch typically doesn't go away unless you really use your imagination.

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 04-01-2016, 04:16 AM
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I had a pure badger and it was skritchy.  That never changed.  I preferred by cheap Omega boar to it.  If you want a non skritchy badger I would recommend getting at least 'best badger'.  I have an EJ Best Badger and it is very soft.

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 04-01-2016, 05:25 AM
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Ughh.. At least it will be like loofah for my face.. Sad

Thanks guys, I appreciate the input.

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 04-01-2016, 06:20 AM
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(04-01-2016, 04:06 AM)NSmalls Wrote: Scritch typically doesn't go away unless you really use your imagination.

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You could always try rubbing the knot on some high-grit sandpaper to see if it can soften the tips if you really want to keep using the brush.
Just a thought. I wouldn't recommend it, but it is an option if you want to keep using the brush.
Good luck.

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 04-04-2016, 08:18 AM
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Great question, 1Geralt. I'd be going out on a limb with this, but is the Parker your first badger brush?

I'd also be going out on a limb (because I've never tried Parker pure badger), but I expect you would enjoy (and get better results from) a somewhat better brush. There are many recommendations in the under-$100 category, I think you could find a brush that would serve you much better than the Parker and that you would love just as much, if not more.

There was a lot of speculation in my post, but please consider a new brush, even if it means saving up for some time. I have also found that scritch doesn't go away on pure badger (unless we are talking decades).

-ntr(nwu)

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 04-08-2016, 05:53 AM
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(04-04-2016, 08:18 AM)ntr(nwu) Wrote: Great question, 1Geralt. I'd be going out on a limb with this, but is the Parker your first badger brush?

I'd also be going out on a limb (because I've never tried Parker pure badger), but I expect you would enjoy (and get better results from) a somewhat better brush. There are many recommendations in the under-$100 category, I think you could find a brush that would serve you much better than the Parker and that you would love just as much, if not more.

There was a lot of speculation in my post, but please consider a new brush, even if it means saving up for some time. I have also found that scritch doesn't go away on pure badger (unless we are talking decades).

-ntr(nwu)

Hi ntr, yes 1st shaving brush actually. I already made orders for better badgers and I should have them pretty soon. I guess I'll be keeping her around for nostalgia and when I'm in the mood for more exfoliation..  Biggrin

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 04-08-2016, 08:02 PM
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Good news! Please report back how the new brushes are working out for you. 

-ntr(nwu)

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 04-10-2016, 03:40 PM
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(04-08-2016, 08:02 PM)ntr(nwu) Wrote: Good news! Please report back how the new brushes are working out for you. 

-ntr(nwu)

Thanks buddy, will do

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