10-07-2017, 07:48 AM
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Friends and brush pros: I’m curious as to which type of badger hair, in your opinion, whips up lather faster and more efficiently all other variables like density, water content, and free loft held constant (cet.par.). Is the firmness and springiness of 2-band better? Or are the fine hairs and wispiness of Silvertip better for lather-building? Thoughts?

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 10-07-2017, 09:35 AM
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No difference. But if you need instant lather, grab a cream. I do not focus on ‘fast’ but rather ‘quality’ of lather.

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 10-07-2017, 11:11 AM
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(10-07-2017, 09:35 AM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: No difference. But if you need instant lather, grab a cream. I do not focus on ‘fast’ but rather ‘quality’ of lather.


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 10-07-2017, 11:48 AM
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No difference.  However, the right synthetic brush will whip up lather faster than a badger brush.

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 10-07-2017, 04:18 PM
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Yup, no difference.

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 10-08-2017, 02:51 PM
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Yes, I agree. No difference between hair types. They both soak up a lot of water and soap and take more time and effort to develop lather than synthetic brushes. If you're looking for a speedy lather definitely use a synthetic.

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 10-08-2017, 07:03 PM
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Thanks all. I certainly don’t need more speed; the question was one more of curiosity than anything else. I’m a badger guy, and mostly 2-band. But I’m looking perhaps to give Silvertip a bit more love going forward. We’ll see...

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 10-09-2017, 03:16 AM
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(10-08-2017, 07:03 PM)shaveser Wrote: Thanks all. I certainly don’t need more speed; the question was one more of curiosity than anything else. I’m a badger guy, and mostly 2-band. But I’m looking perhaps to give Silvertip a bit more love going forward.  We’ll see...

If you get a Shavemac Silvertip or especially their D01 Silvertip you will still have almost as much backbone as a 2 band. Nice and dense, they don't splay or bloom excessively. You might want to keep the loft low, though, since you prefer 2 band. My D01 silvertip is a 28mm set at 52.

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 10-10-2017, 11:18 AM
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You are aware that silvertip can be 2 band or 3.  It can also be best, super or any other name that the manufacture calls it.  Speed should not be the issue.

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 10-11-2017, 08:45 AM
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What matters more is if, say, you're comparing which whips up a lather faster when bowl lathering,  loft and overall length of the brush. Other than that...what's the hurry?

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