10-02-2016, 02:25 PM
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Let's hear it, what are some great brushes under $100, looking to move on up from a cheap brush.

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 10-02-2016, 02:30 PM
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Shave Revolution Manchurian if you can find one.  Awesome brush period, let alone for the money.

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 10-02-2016, 02:35 PM
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(10-02-2016, 02:30 PM)david1201 Wrote: Shave Revolution Manchurian if you can find one.  Awesome brush period, let alone for the money.

Any of his badger brushes are worth well over listed price. SOC 2 Band Badger is a great one too!

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 10-02-2016, 02:42 PM
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+1 on that semogue Soc badger. Alternative a plissoft style syntetic

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 10-02-2016, 03:03 PM
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I agree on the above mentioned Shave Revolution. Love mine! Check with some of the artisans. They may be able to set you one up for within that range. If you want to go the boar route the SOC Boar is arguably the best.

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 10-02-2016, 03:07 PM
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How do you even get a shave revolution brush? What artisans sells them? I came across their facebook page but looks like they closed down?

Thanks for the recommendations!

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 10-02-2016, 03:44 PM
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I haven't used one yet, but the Stirling 2 band brushes have been getting rave reviews. The only down side is they are only available in 24 and 26mm, and only bulb shape. That said he has 24mm fan en route that has been highly praised by the tester. For 35ish bucks you can't lose.

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 10-02-2016, 03:56 PM
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Muhle Silver Tip Fiber 25mm knot. Great brush.

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 10-02-2016, 03:59 PM
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(10-02-2016, 03:07 PM)iShave Wrote: How do you even get a shave revolution brush? What artisans sells them? I came across their facebook page but looks like they closed down?

Thanks for the recommendations!

Now you can only get them through the BST. Saddly Shave Revolution recently closed its doors.

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 10-02-2016, 04:02 PM
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Badger:  Vintage Blades 24mm Finest for $39.99.  I haven't tried the Stirling 24 and 26mm, but they look promising.

Boar:  SOC

Synthetic:  Maggard Razors "Granite" for $13.95.

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 10-02-2016, 04:10 PM
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Any of the Stirling badgers

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 10-02-2016, 07:23 PM
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(10-02-2016, 02:35 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote:
(10-02-2016, 02:30 PM)david1201 Wrote: Shave Revolution Manchurian if you can find one.  Awesome brush period, let alone for the money.

Any of his badger brushes are worth well over listed price. SOC 2 Band Badger is a great one too!


+1 I sold an amazing Shavemac 2 band b/c I love my SOC so much.


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 10-02-2016, 08:08 PM
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Love my Whipped Dog synthetic.  Less than $25

I wouldn't hesitate to buy anything from the site.  Really cool dude runs it.

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 10-02-2016, 08:30 PM
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For 110$ you can get an Envy White Brush from Nathan Clark...and for me his knots are already in the big league Winky

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 10-02-2016, 08:40 PM
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+1 for Stirling.  Legitimately good badger brush for the lowest price.  I actually like the relatively high lofted 24 mm (the initial release) because it releases lather so well and dries fast.

If you want to spend a bit more, I've heard good things about the Henri et Victoria brushes.  But really you don't need to go further than Stirling.

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 10-03-2016, 10:45 AM
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(10-02-2016, 08:40 PM)surfshaver Wrote: +1 for Stirling.  Legitimately good badger brush for the lowest price.  I actually like the relatively high lofted 24 mm (the initial release) because it releases lather so well and dries fast.
+2  Also, have the 24mm initial release Stirling badger. It's a lathering fool, and splayed lightly it feels BIG on the face. I believe the initial release has sold out and the current batch will set you back another $5.00. Still, $35.00 for a really legit, fine performing badger is a deal!

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 10-03-2016, 11:18 AM
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I think all the responses so far are great. Some truly excellent brushes can absolutely be had under $100.

In fact the possibilities are enormous.

So many options. Artisans, vendors, hobbyists. You can get a knot from here and a handle from there. 

With a $100 budget for a badger brush some truly exceptional quality options exist. 

The slippery slope becomes the shear variety. Finest, Silvertip, White Mountain, two band, or three band, thus size and shape and that one over there...

I hope you find one that you really like!

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 10-04-2016, 09:18 PM
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Some "custom made" options (1 person shop)
- (+1)  Envy White Brush from Nathan Clark
- Vladimir Ferdman
- Wolf Whiskers (get on waitlist - Oct 10 very early morning)
- Mervyn Cadman (Badger and Bowl web site) (UK vendor, Brexit and strong dollar helps)

Several "factory" or "stocked" options above (and there are many more)

For me, 3 factors in brush purchase (besides cost)
- handle
- knot
- Vendor (friendly, helpful, made me feel good about the purchase, etc)
Pick one and start there.  For example, for various and perhaps not logical reasons,  I want a blue/orange handle and always wanted a H.L.Thater brush.  Buy what makes you happy, avoid buyers remorse and urge to buy again in a month.

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 10-04-2016, 10:06 PM
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Simpson Chubby 2 Synthetic is an awesome brush for under $100. 

Superb Chubby handle, extremely soft tips and nice splay if you ask for one with a loft 54mm and above.

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 10-04-2016, 11:04 PM
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There are many great recommendations thus far, something that hasn't been mentioned is something second hand. You can find great brushes that just weren't for the original purchaser for great prices, as long as it's for you and not to turn around and sell for profit.
Another thing I wanted to add is trading goods. Just a thought =)

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