07-11-2017, 04:59 PM
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Need another brush and don't want to break the bank. Which one of these?

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 07-11-2017, 05:01 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
  • Chubby Chaser... Big Brush is Best!
  • Sherwood Park AB Canada!
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 07-11-2017, 05:06 PM
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  • doc47
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  • Northern Arizona
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I've only tried the Whipped Dog and was more than happy with the quality of the knot, plus you get to build your own.

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 07-11-2017, 05:28 PM
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I have 2 Whipped Dog Badger brushes (20 mm and 24 mm) and 2 Sterling Badgers (26 mm and 24 mm - both bulb knots).  They are all fine brushes.  For me, it comes down to softness vs density.  The Whipped Dogs are very soft, but do not offer much back bone, while the Sterlings are not as soft as the Whipped Dogs, but are very dense and offer a substantial amount of back bone.  Both are great values and I would recommend purchasing both.

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 07-11-2017, 06:02 PM
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  • MaxP
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  • Madison, WI
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(07-11-2017, 05:28 PM)GoHabs Wrote: I have 2 Whipped Dog Badger brushes (20 mm and 24 mm) and 2 Sterling Badgers (26 mm and 24 mm - both bulb knots).  They are all fine brushes.  For me, it comes down to softness vs density.  The Whipped Dogs are very soft, but do not offer much back bone, while the Sterlings are not as soft as the Whipped Dogs, but are very dense and offer a substantial amount of back bone.  Both are great values and I would recommend purchasing both.

Great views.  Thanks for sharing your experience.

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 07-11-2017, 07:28 PM
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Stirling.  While I haven't used the Whipped dog - the Stirling brush, I have the fan knot, it plenty soft and has a great balance of backbone and for the price it can't be beat.  The handle is perfect size too

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 07-12-2017, 04:10 AM
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I don't own any Stirling but I do own a Whipped Dog Silvertip in 24 mm, 45 mm loft. I can tell you that it's one my go-to brushes, except when the soap to be used is a triple milled hard puck like MWF. The short loft makes for sufficient backbone and the tips are soft. Perhaps not as soft as my other Silvertip brush, which is a Virginia Shaving, but that one has some 5 mm more loft and that probably has to do with that. With Larry's Silvertip, you won't go wrong, and you get to choose the loft you want. I also heard his Manchurian is pretty good, but I can't speak of it because I don't own any.

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