08-19-2012, 01:04 PM
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Whats the best shaving brush to make lather on a bowl?

I would say that the best brushes to make lather on a shaving scuttle/bowl and apply it later with painting strokes are any of the synthetic ones : Frank Shaving,Muhle Silvertip and Black Fibres,The Body Shop...

I have been testing that with some badger brushes,and the synthetics wins,making lather quicker,more denser and slicker than the badger or boar ones.

What do you gentlemen say?

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 08-19-2012, 01:10 PM
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I would say that any thick knot with large loft will work best for it. Regarding synthetics, you will soon have a chance to test H.I.S and even though I don't like the brush I think it'll work really well if you want to bowl lather and "paint" it on.

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 08-19-2012, 05:47 PM
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I would take the worst brush for face lathering over the best brush for bowl lathering... (sorry, just never found bowl lathering to be effective)

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 08-20-2012, 10:09 AM
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I use my Omega boar 10290 for bowl lathering and it works wonderfully.

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 08-20-2012, 10:36 AM
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(08-19-2012, 01:10 PM)beartrap Wrote: I would say that any thick knot with large loft will work best for it.

Funny: my experience is that it's the smaller knots (20-25mm) with a shorter loft (45-50mm) that works best when I lather in my bowls... ie the Turkish No6, the TSN 2012 LE and the Vie Long 14033.

Granted, those are the ones that work best when I face lather too - maybe I'm just cut out for smallish brushes?

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 08-20-2012, 11:46 AM
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(08-20-2012, 10:36 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote:
(08-19-2012, 01:10 PM)beartrap Wrote: I would say that any thick knot with large loft will work best for it.

Funny: my experience is that it's the smaller knots (20-25mm) with a shorter loft (45-50mm) that works best when I lather in my bowls... ie the Turkish No6, the TSN 2012 LE and the Vie Long 14033.

Granted, those are the ones that work best when I face lather too - maybe I'm just cut out for smallish brushes?

You're both right. It's not the thick knot with high loft that makes it efficient for painting but the relatively low density which often derives from higher lofts to density ratio. So, the size doesn't matter in this case but the ratio between density and loft for a particular hair type.

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 08-20-2012, 11:52 AM
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For me the Simpson brushes with relatively long handles - Emperor, Beaufort, Persian Jar, Polo - are the easiest to use for bowl lathering.

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 08-20-2012, 02:25 PM
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When I did bowl lather, my brush of choice was a Simpson PL8, can not comment on synthetic or boar, do not own any. I can say all my Simpson brushes face lather percectly.

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 08-20-2012, 08:10 PM
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Too many to name i imagine, but the one month that i did bowl lather when i first started, the Semogue boars were best for me.

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