11-19-2018, 06:44 PM
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I just did a quick inventory of all my shaving brushes - and here is what I found:

17 total bought over time: 9 sold, 8 kept
3 synthetics bought, 1 kept
14 badgers bought, 7 kept

Purchases By brand: Shavemac 2, Paladin 2, Simpsons 3, Saponificio Varesino 2, Thäter 3, M&F 2, other 3 (2 synth, 1 badger)

The story of the current lineup:
1 clear-plexi thäter 28mm 3-band bought/sold, replaced with a 2 band 28mm unique clear-plexi Shavemac (to get better backbone)
1 lemondrop 26mm paladin lotus bought/sold, replaced with an ebony 26mm paladin lotus
2 Simpsons chubby 2 manchurians 28mm bought/kept
2 saponificio varesino 28mm bought/kept
1 M&F tortoise 2xl 26mm bought/kept, additional ebony M&F 2xl bought/sold
1 synth used for travel bought/kept (Simpsons c2s w6mm)

I do have an open slot just waiting for a 26mm paladin pk47 somerset Smile

Curious what path others have taken to get to their current lineup

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 11-19-2018, 07:35 PM
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  • MaxP
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  • Des Moines, Iowa
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Well, I’ve purchased quite a number. Also traded a lot. And have kept too many considering I regularly use just a few.

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 11-19-2018, 09:10 PM
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I have no desire to entertain the monetary value I have spent on brushes and the total number I have owned. 
Let's just say that I greatly love using the current collection I have and I don't regret selling any brush, except a very small regret of selling both a Chubby 2 & 3 Silvertip 2-Band brush. 
Nonetheless, the three Shavemac D01 2-Band knots I have more than compensate for that. Smile

My current collection that gets used includes the following:
* 5 Shavemac knots in 34 mm >: 3 D01 2-Band, 1 Unique Silvertip 2-Band, 1 Silvertip 2-Band
* 4 Maseto Shaving extra dense knots in custom handles, all 30 + mm
* Epsilon 2-Band 28 mm in custom handle
* Paladin Chief Butterscotch 28mm
* 2 older WSP 2-Band knots in custom handles
* Chubby 2 Super in custom Snakewood handle
* 4 Chubby 2 Synthetics

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 11-20-2018, 02:30 AM
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  • German
  • Simpson 2 Band Aficionado
  • USA
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More than I should ... less than I want

I have been gravitating the last few years around 50-60 brushes. Counting all that went through my hands it is probably around 150-200.

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 11-20-2018, 11:57 AM
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I was going to do this, count the brushes.
Then I thought, NO !
Sometimes its better not to know. Facepalm 

Denial.....Not JUST a river in Egypt, but a state of mind... Eusa_whistle

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 11-20-2018, 02:00 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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Off the top of my head I’m presently hovering in the vicinity of 2 dozen brushes, most of which are Simpsons and Elite Razors. Three Semogues, two Endeavor Brush Works, a couple of Epsilons and perhaps an odd or an end for good measure. All my brushes are now either badger or synthetic. I went through a boar phase early on, but PIFfed all of them, less than a dozen, more than half a dozen.

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 11-20-2018, 07:44 PM
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Probably close to 200 brushes and most of them badger but also includes 2 horse hair, 8 synthetic, 8 boars approximately.

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 11-20-2018, 08:11 PM
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I've tried about 70 brushes and currently have 24. Mostly Rooney and Simpsons, but also a few from M&F, Paladin, Thater, Shavemac, & Semogue.

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 11-21-2018, 08:58 AM
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  • Barrylu
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  • Portland OR
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My wife is aware of three for a total cost of $30. In actuality probably 60 for a total cost approaching the GNP of Samoa

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 11-21-2018, 09:44 AM
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After about $2000, I don't want to know.

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 11-21-2018, 01:13 PM
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I have owned more than 100+ high end badgers and more than 25+ synthetics.

I'm now the owner of 14 synthetics and 10 badgers.

I have owned badgers  from several brands - 20-25 Simpson brushes, 15-20 M&F, 12-14 Thäters, 20-25 Shavemacs, 8-10 Semogues, 3-4 Thiers Issard, 10-12 Rooney's, 8 Epsilons, 4 Kent and probably some brands that I have now forgotten about.

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 11-21-2018, 01:49 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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(11-21-2018, 08:58 AM)Barrylu Wrote: My wife is aware of three for a total cost of $30. In actuality probably 60 for a total cost approaching the GNP of Samoa

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 11-21-2018, 02:38 PM
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Just the one's I gave my nephews (custom too) and pifs to military overseas...quite a few and approaching as one member said GNP of Samoa.
Presently I own 19 brushes:
1 boar, 1 horse, 3 synthetic, 14 badger
Then there are soaps, razors, blades...

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 11-22-2018, 04:04 AM
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This is my current collection of 17 brushes, 1 synthetic, 1 horse, 5 boar and 10 badger




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 11-22-2018, 07:59 AM
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I have owned well over 100 , I now have only 1. I regret selling many but I’m a minimalist and to acquire something new I always sell what I have , and for that I’m happy.

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 11-22-2018, 08:06 AM
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(11-22-2018, 07:59 AM)ultra~nova Wrote: I have owned well over 100 , I now have only 1. I regret selling many but I’m a minimalist and to acquire something new I always sell what I have , and for that I’m happy.


1? if only...

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 11-22-2018, 08:10 AM
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(11-22-2018, 08:06 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote:
(11-22-2018, 07:59 AM)ultra~nova Wrote: I have owned well over 100 , I now have only 1. I regret selling many but I’m a minimalist and to acquire something new I always sell what I have , and for that I’m happy.


1? if only...


It’s tough but it makes the new brushes coming in really exciting to try something new, I have had some really legendary stuff and it was extremely difficult to sell but in true minimalist form I stay disciplined.

Current brush-

Thater ivory 4125 three band bulb size 0



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 11-22-2018, 08:14 AM
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I'd like to get to 1 razor, 1 soap, 1 blade so I know the feeling but...

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 11-22-2018, 04:48 PM
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  • Sevenbark
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  • Lower Clinch River Valley
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One item I would have like to have kept a journal about. Through it all I have very little regrets, well maybe one or two. I guess the biggest is not buying more as I joined the hobby in 2009 and currently have a modest 17 in rotation and 3 on display. I could easily make it 6 to 10 and stop. The biggest thing is missing out on those Rooney’s Early on.

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 11-23-2018, 12:08 PM
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Compared to some members here, I've only tried a few...

Sixteen acquired.
One thrown away (a cheap BodyShop brush I picked up in '93 and didn't take care of)
One given away (Turkish horsehair)
Four put aside (one newer BodyShop, two Turkish horses, one dollar store brush)
One at work for emergency shaves (a newer BodyShop)
One in my travel kit (Omega boar)
Seven in regular rotation (three Vie Long, one Semogue, one Omega, one Wilkinson, one Artisania Romera)
One I made myself (cheap Chinese synth knot)

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