09-05-2012, 05:05 PM
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  • matthewS
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was in art of shaving store and they claim that pure badger lasts 5 years, fine 10 years and silver 15 years. ( or some such similar spread of years )

they also explain difference of feel, lather build, hold water - all similar to what I've read on the boards and book. as for years brush will last, any truth or just TAOS making it up?

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 09-05-2012, 05:13 PM
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  • Dave
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I think brush longevity depends more on how you treat them and less on the type of hair. Let a brush dry completely and store them in a dry environment and I'm almost sure they'll last longer.

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 09-05-2012, 05:24 PM
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  • Teiste
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(09-05-2012, 05:13 PM)Dave Wrote: I think brush longevity depends more on how you treat them and less on the type of hair. Let a brush dry completely and store them in a dry environment and I'm almost sure they'll last longer.

There you go : its all about how you use it and treat it/clean it.If you do it right,any badger hair shaving brush would last you for a very long time.

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 09-05-2012, 05:28 PM
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If Brushes only had a lifespan of 15 years, then John wouldn't have his wonderful Somerset Simpsons Collection.

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 09-05-2012, 05:50 PM
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  • Johnny
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AOS wants to sell you a silver tip. They have been taught to up sell.

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 09-05-2012, 05:52 PM
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I think the years of life for each type of brush is given to help justify the prices.

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 09-05-2012, 05:53 PM
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  • oscar11
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I think that's a "wait minute while I pull a number out of my hat" deal by AoS.

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 09-05-2012, 05:56 PM
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I've never heard of that nor can I think of any reason that would be true.

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 09-05-2012, 06:16 PM
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  • jss
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I gave a two buddies AoS pure badger brushes from started kits, three years ago..One of them called AoS to inquire about the brush and was told "those brushes are only supposed to last two weeks.." Its the only brush either of them have and use on a daily basis..So you be the judge....

Best,

Julian

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 09-05-2012, 06:50 PM
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(09-05-2012, 05:05 PM)matthewS Wrote: was in art of shaving store and they claim that pure badger lasts 5 years, fine 10 years and silver 15 years. ( or some such similar spread of years )

they also explain difference of feel, lather build, hold water - all similar to what I've read on the boards and book. as for years brush will last, any truth or just TAOS making it up?

I wouldn't get wetshaving advice from whomever said that.

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 09-06-2012, 12:20 AM
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  • Teiste
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(09-05-2012, 05:50 PM)Johnny Wrote: AOS wants to sell you a silver tip. They have been taught to up sell.

There you go : its all about that.

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 09-06-2012, 12:54 AM
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Sounds like BS to me.

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 09-06-2012, 01:56 AM
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......but i'll wager it was a pretty girl giving the advice...

....and we all know that pretty girls don't lie.....

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 09-06-2012, 03:51 AM
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There are honest sales people, and then there are the rest.

The obvious response that comes to such BS is, "let me make sure that I understand what your saying correctly. You're telling me that AOS is selling merchandise that is so cheap that it only will last a few years?"

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 09-06-2012, 04:23 AM
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(09-06-2012, 03:51 AM)redrako Wrote: There are honest sales people, and then there are the rest.

The obvious response that comes to such BS is, "let me make sure that I understand what your saying correctly. You're telling me that AOS is selling merchandise that is so cheap that it only will last a few years?"

...and at those prices....

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