10-28-2019, 04:48 AM
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Hi i need a new brush all i have are a kabuki knotted one and a VDH any suggestions thanks.

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 10-28-2019, 07:28 AM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(10-28-2019, 04:48 AM)jaro101969 Wrote: Hi i need a new brush all i have are a kabuki knotted one and a VDH any suggestions thanks.

Good, serviceable synthetic fiber brush: RazoRock (Italian Barber) Plissoft: $10.
A “forever” brush that you will hold in your hand just to enjoy the feel, that you will stare at just for the richness of the view, and that you will lather with for a generation or more: Semogue Owners Clob (SOC) badger with cherrywood handle: $65 - $99, depending on vendor.
The Semogue wooden handle is sealed, so do not worry about it getting wet; but shake the water off of it after shaving anyway.

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 10-28-2019, 07:50 AM
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Vie Long horse hair brushes are nice, and horse hair brushes in general don't get enough attention among shavers Wink

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 10-28-2019, 08:11 AM
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Thanks

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 10-29-2019, 05:03 PM
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(10-28-2019, 07:50 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Vie Long horse hair brushes are nice, and horse hair brushes in general don't get enough attention among shavers Wink

I've been thinking of adding a Vie Long to the herd.  I have lots of badgers, and love 'em.  I have a boar, and love it.  I think it's time to add a horse hair.  I like variety.

And, they're quite affordable.

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 10-29-2019, 06:57 PM
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  • chazt
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(10-28-2019, 07:28 AM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(10-28-2019, 04:48 AM)jaro101969 Wrote: Hi i need a new brush all i have are a kabuki knotted one and a VDH any suggestions thanks.

Good, serviceable synthetic fiber brush: RazoRock (Italian Barber) Plissoft: $10.
A “forever” brush that you will hold in your hand just to enjoy the feel, that you will stare at just for the richness of the view, and that you will lather with for a generation or more: Semogue Owners Clob (SOC) badger with cherrywood handle: $65 - $99, depending on vendor.
The Semogue wooden handle is sealed, so do not worry about it getting wet; but shake the water off of it after shaving anyway.

This is a very good suggestion. SOC badger is ergonomically near perfect, both in hand and on face. I love mine and consider it every bit as enjoyable as brushes 2-3 times as expensive.

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 10-29-2019, 07:11 PM
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(10-28-2019, 07:28 AM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(10-28-2019, 04:48 AM)jaro101969 Wrote: Hi i need a new brush all i have are a kabuki knotted one and a VDH any suggestions thanks.

Good, serviceable synthetic fiber brush:  RazoRock (Italian Barber) Plissoft:  $10.
A “forever” brush that you will hold in your hand just to enjoy the feel, that you will stare at just for the richness of the view, and that you will lather with for a generation or more:  Semogue Owners Clob (SOC) badger with cherrywood handle:  $65 - $99, depending on vendor.
The Semogue wooden handle is sealed, so do not worry about it getting wet; but shake the water off of it after shaving anyway.

+1 for SOC. I would recommend the finest badger. I love mine and will be buying another one over the end of year holidays for the only reason that I want another one.

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 10-30-2019, 12:01 AM
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Thanks for the replies everyone.

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 11-02-2019, 07:09 AM
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(10-29-2019, 05:03 PM)David Wrote:
(10-28-2019, 07:50 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Vie Long horse hair brushes are nice, and horse hair brushes in general don't get enough attention among shavers Wink

I've been thinking of adding a Vie Long to the herd.  I have lots of badgers, and love 'em.  I have a boar, and love it.  I think it's time to add a horse hair.  I like variety.

And, they're quite affordable.

[Image: 0v3AbSm.jpg]I just hit "send."  Ordered this one in a 24mm knot.  Never had a long handle brush before, and never had a horse hair brush before.  

It also comes in a 21 mm knot, but I like the bigger knots.  Wish it came in a 28 or 30!

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 11-02-2019, 01:20 PM
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  • Yaqi (AliExpress
  • DSCosmetics (AliExpress)
  • OUMO brush (AliExpress)
  • AP Shave Co (best in class synthetic knots for good prices)
  • Declaration Grooming
  • Wolf and Whiskers custom made brush (long waiting list, 3 months)
  • Alpha Shaving (Steve Tinter is an awesome guy to deal with)
  • Grizzly Bay
  • Mozingo Brushworks
  • Turn 'n Shave
  • Leonidam Brushes (very nice artistic brushes from Italy and great knots, sells on etsy in drops)
  • Custom Made Brad Sears/Morris & Forndarn or a ReadyMade
  • Semoque

What's your budget? What kind of knot you prefer?

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 11-02-2019, 06:33 PM
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(11-02-2019, 01:20 PM)shadowman12 Wrote:
  • Yaqi (AliExpress
  • DSCosmetics (AliExpress)
  • OUMO brush (AliExpress)
  • AP Shave Co (best in class synthetic knots for good prices)
  • Declaration Grooming
  • Wolf and Whiskers custom made brush (long waiting list, 3 months)
  • Alpha Shaving (Steve Tinter is an awesome guy to deal with)
  • Grizzly Bay
  • Mozingo Brushworks
  • Turn 'n Shave
  • Leonidam Brushes (very nice artistic brushes from Italy and great knots, sells on etsy in drops)
  • Custom Made Brad Sears/Morris & Forndarn or a ReadyMade
  • Semoque

What's your budget? What kind of knot you prefer?

As inexpensive as I can and no preference on knot type.

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 11-02-2019, 07:27 PM
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  • chazt
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Inexpensive as you can will yield another, more expensive brush in 2-4 months. Spend a bit more and you won’t be disappointed.

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 11-04-2019, 07:40 AM
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(11-02-2019, 06:33 PM)jaro101969 Wrote:
(11-02-2019, 01:20 PM)shadowman12 Wrote:
  • Yaqi (AliExpress
  • DSCosmetics (AliExpress)
  • OUMO brush (AliExpress)
  • AP Shave Co (best in class synthetic knots for good prices)
  • Declaration Grooming
  • Wolf and Whiskers custom made brush (long waiting list, 3 months)
  • Alpha Shaving (Steve Tinter is an awesome guy to deal with)
  • Grizzly Bay
  • Mozingo Brushworks
  • Turn 'n Shave
  • Leonidam Brushes (very nice artistic brushes from Italy and great knots, sells on etsy in drops)
  • Custom Made Brad Sears/Morris & Forndarn or a ReadyMade
  • Semoque

What's your budget? What kind of knot you prefer?

As inexpensive as I can and no preference on knot type.
I would recommend this one then Yaqi 24mm Moka Express Synthetic

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 11-04-2019, 04:10 PM
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(11-02-2019, 06:33 PM)jaro101969 Wrote:
(11-02-2019, 01:20 PM)shadowman12 Wrote:
  • Yaqi (AliExpress
  • DSCosmetics (AliExpress)
  • OUMO brush (AliExpress)
  • AP Shave Co (best in class synthetic knots for good prices)
  • Declaration Grooming
  • Wolf and Whiskers custom made brush (long waiting list, 3 months)
  • Alpha Shaving (Steve Tinter is an awesome guy to deal with)
  • Grizzly Bay
  • Mozingo Brushworks
  • Turn 'n Shave
  • Leonidam Brushes (very nice artistic brushes from Italy and great knots, sells on etsy in drops)
  • Custom Made Brad Sears/Morris & Forndarn or a ReadyMade
  • Semoque

What's your budget? What kind of knot you prefer?

As inexpensive as I can and no preference on knot type.

Mine was $30 (US) but there are some real fine Vie Longs for $18 and $19.

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 11-06-2019, 04:54 AM
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(11-04-2019, 04:10 PM)David Wrote:
(11-02-2019, 06:33 PM)jaro101969 Wrote:
(11-02-2019, 01:20 PM)shadowman12 Wrote:
  • Yaqi (AliExpress
  • DSCosmetics (AliExpress)
  • OUMO brush (AliExpress)
  • AP Shave Co (best in class synthetic knots for good prices)
  • Declaration Grooming
  • Wolf and Whiskers custom made brush (long waiting list, 3 months)
  • Alpha Shaving (Steve Tinter is an awesome guy to deal with)
  • Grizzly Bay
  • Mozingo Brushworks
  • Turn 'n Shave
  • Leonidam Brushes (very nice artistic brushes from Italy and great knots, sells on etsy in drops)
  • Custom Made Brad Sears/Morris & Forndarn or a ReadyMade
  • Semoque

What's your budget? What kind of knot you prefer?

As inexpensive as I can and no preference on knot type.

Mine was $30 (US) but there are some real fine Vie Longs for $18 and $19.
Thanks for the reply.

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 11-08-2019, 11:18 AM
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My Vie Long arrived...and I love it!

More photos in the Brush section.

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 11-08-2019, 12:57 PM
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(11-02-2019, 06:33 PM)jaro101969 Wrote:
(11-02-2019, 01:20 PM)shadowman12 Wrote: What's your budget? What kind of knot you prefer?

As inexpensive as I can and no preference on knot type.

I have a Wilkinson Sword badger brush I picked up in a Spanish supermarket a few years ago for 6.25€, and it is a decent brush that I keep in my rotation. I would suggest spending a bit more than that tough, to get a better handle and a denser knot. Better to pay a little more now, than having to buy another one in a few months to get the brush you really wanted.

Vie Long makes quality brushes at a fair price. Omega brushes is good quality for the price, if you're lusting for a boar. I'm very happy with my Semogue, and my wife loves her biiiig Yaqi synthetic for shaving her legs. None of those will break the bank.

Just do yourself a favour and stay away from the no-brand nylon brushes from the dollar store... Wink

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 11-10-2019, 02:33 PM
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Inexpensive brush...West Coast Shaving Silvertip Badger brushes seem to get good reviews though I haven’t tried one.

I really like Semogue Boar brushes, and if I was in the market for an inexpensive brush that’s what I would get.

Vr

Matt

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 11-12-2019, 07:17 AM
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Honestly, I would buy a Stirling 26mm black handle finest.  It's one of the best brushes I have(and except for Wiborg and "heritage" Rooneys, I have all the high end ones including Varlet).

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