05-23-2016, 07:42 AM
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Just curious to see what are peoples favourites and why?

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 05-23-2016, 07:47 AM
  • kav
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The one in the mail.

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 05-23-2016, 07:53 AM
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I'll preface this by saying something I've mentioned on occasion in the past -- I've never seen fit to spend more than $50 on a brush.
That was my Simpson's Berkeley in Best, which I got secondhand here on the Nook.

So from that limited horizon, my favorite (of eight) remains the Semogue 620.
I like its handle and the way it feels in the hand.
I like how it feels, especially since it broke in nicely, with softness but with no loss of backbone.
At first I thought it didn't deliver enough lather, but that meant just minor adjustments that had nothing to do with the brush itself.

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 05-23-2016, 08:00 AM
  • ARGH
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  • Boston, MA
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These are my favorite brushes in no particular order:

Paladin Falstaff 28mm
The Varlet Ranger
Simpsons' Chubby 2 Manchurian
Simpsons' M7 Manchurian

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 05-23-2016, 08:03 AM
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Like asking a parent which of their children is their favorite.


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 05-23-2016, 08:12 AM
  • Rufus
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I have 33 brushes, but I can't single out just one as my favourite.  I have several favourites, in no particular order: Rooney Heritage Emillion 1, shavemac Beehive finest, shavemac 3-band silvertip, Thater 3-band, VP Leonhardy 3-band silvertip, Simpson Colonel best, Simpson QEII Jubilee Manchurian.

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 05-23-2016, 08:14 AM
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(05-23-2016, 08:03 AM)bakerbarber Wrote: Like asking a parent which of their children is their favorite.



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 05-23-2016, 08:17 AM
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(05-23-2016, 07:47 AM)kav Wrote: The one in the mail.

Always the correct answer Biggrin. While I love acquiring new things in this hobby to try I'm working on appreciating what I already have as well. 

There's always something new...so that never ends.

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 05-23-2016, 09:39 AM
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I've settle on 4 favorite brushes:

M6 manchurian
M7 manchurian
Chubby 1 manchurian
PK-47 blonde badger

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 05-23-2016, 09:52 AM
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 05-23-2016, 09:59 AM
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I really like my Thater 2 band.

Likes and dislikes change through time for people. So we should never say never. 
When I started wet shaving, I always looked for the softest brushes, now after a long time, I am liking a little backbone with soft tips.

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 05-23-2016, 10:48 AM
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I have a Simpson's Manchurian, Couple of shavemac (do1-2/2 band silvertip,) Thater, and a couple of M&F's

Dollar for dollar, shave for shave I don't think I have a better brush than my Paladin Sumo.

If Simpson made Paladin's then they would be $100-$200 more than what Ken charges, its my best all around performer.

For sheer luxury I would give the nod to my Savile Row 3126.

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 05-23-2016, 11:05 AM
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My Varlet Beehive and Paladin Chief. 

Not only are they superb performers, they were made for me by friends. That's an unbeatable combo.

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 05-23-2016, 11:08 AM
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My new-old M&F 1/3 Blonde Badger, with hair that rivals any Finest I've tried. Wonderful.
Beyond that, my other favorite brushes belong to someone else. Biggrin

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 05-23-2016, 11:46 AM
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Semogue 1305

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 05-23-2016, 11:48 AM
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Currently a Palladin Falstaff. Always pleasing to use. Great lathers and great firm face feel.
I also really like my Vie-Long 16510 that is a great compromise between firmness and softness. 
Both those brushes are similar in size, 23-24mm x 49-50mm bulbs. Might be my sweet spot though I'm very new at this and still trying out different brushes to expand my base of experience and learn what I like in a brush.

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 05-23-2016, 11:49 AM
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That lather is ridiculous, ultranova.

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 05-23-2016, 11:50 AM
  • jtmke
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Vulfix 377 in Silvertip. I have or have owned over 60 brushes from the finest makers and hair types but this brush is perfect for me. 

My chubby 1 in super and Shavemac 2 band takes runners up.

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 05-23-2016, 12:11 PM
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Rooney Finest knots and Simpson two bands are my poison these days.
Here are a couple of my favorites:

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M&F Stubby/Chubby Size Medium

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Rooney Style 1 Size 3 Finest

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Simpson Chubby 2 Two band Super Badger

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 05-23-2016, 01:58 PM
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Toss up between the Maggards synthetic and Parker Pure. I have 2 band badgers and boars too but this is my favorite for now.

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