07-18-2017, 12:28 PM
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How can one be sure that what one has purchased is a real silvertip badger brush and not a synthetic? I love the Frank silvertip that I bought, but would you have to be an expert to know for sure that it really is badger hair? Just wondering.

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 07-18-2017, 12:48 PM
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I think it it were synthetic it would be obvious.

If it's goat hair though, I don't know.

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 07-18-2017, 12:53 PM
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Goat smells of cheese. Until they infuse the badger- or syntheticfibers with cheesearoma's Id say youd notice :-)

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 07-18-2017, 01:18 PM
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(07-18-2017, 12:53 PM)efsk Wrote: Goat smells of cheese. Until they infuse the badger- or syntheticfibers with cheesearoma's Id say youd notice :-)
Glad my question amused you. Biggrin

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 07-18-2017, 02:00 PM
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Synthetics are quite obviously synthetics. They don't even feel remotely like hair. More like strands of plastic. Not in a bad way, just that you would be able to tell.

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 07-18-2017, 02:32 PM
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Frank's have been making reasonably priced silvertip brushes for a long time. If it was sold as a silvertip, it is a silvertip you can be confident in that. I too bought my first silvertip from the guy, hope this helps you.

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 07-18-2017, 02:45 PM
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(07-18-2017, 02:32 PM)doc47 Wrote: Frank's have been making reasonably priced silvertip brushes for a long time. If it was sold as a silvertip, it is a silvertip you can be confident in that. I too bought my first silvertip from the guy, hope this helps you.

Thanks. I wasn't really suspicious. I was just wondering how easy it is to tell a synthetic from a badger brush. I suppose I should go look at some synthetics. I really like  the price on the Frank brushes. I imagine that China will start offering better prices on a number of goods. I doubt anybody is going to buy Trump products made in America, not that they will be made in America anytime soon.

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 07-25-2017, 06:54 PM
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Let us come to TSN to escape D.C. events...

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 07-26-2017, 06:19 AM
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Synthetics are very obviously different than silvetip in appearance, performance, and face feel.

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 07-26-2017, 07:03 AM
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I do understand a novice first time buyer would not know synthetic from badger or ??.    If a buyer is concerned the vendor may ship a "fake product", I would stop shopping on eBay and look at products/vendors mentioned in shaving forums.  Reputable stores/on-line stores should be safe.

You also need to understand a $10 brush at Target is probably a good $10 brush.  The $40 Edwin Jagger brush at the local Men's store will be a few steps up on the food chain and much better brush.

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 07-29-2017, 05:40 PM
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(07-26-2017, 07:03 AM)SCOV Wrote: I do understand a novice first time buyer would not know synthetic from badger or ??.    If a buyer is concerned the vendor may ship a "fake product", I would stop shopping on eBay and look at products/vendors mentioned in shaving forums.  Reputable stores/on-line stores should be safe.

You also need to understand a $10 brush at Target is probably a good $10 brush.  The $40 Edwin Jagger brush at the local Men's store will be a few steps up on the food chain and much better brush.

I concur.  I saw a $25 badger hair brush, unsure of the grade, being sold, at a pharmacy.  It was made by Tweezerman.

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