09-24-2012, 10:40 AM
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Anyone here ever try one of these? I found this brush at DealExtreme.com:

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/wood-handle...2?item=110

For only $1.70 delivered, I'm tempted to buy one (with the expectation that it's not worth keeping). Here's the description:

Quote:- Material: Wood + pig bristle
- Size: S
- This handsome S-sized wood handle shaving brush and is filled with pure pig Bristle Hair
- It is comfortable in hand and is able to create a rich and moist prep lather for shaving
- How to get the Perfect Shave:
- 1. Moisten the area to be shaved with warm to hot water
- 2. Dip the badger hair brush into hot water
- 3. Then dip the brush into your shaving cream or soap and swirl around to create the lather
- 4. Apply the lather to your skin in circular strokes
- 5. Leave on the face for 1 to 2 minutes
- 6. Shave
- 7. Rinse the brush with clean water
- 8. Shake excess water from brush and place in a holder with the bristles pointing downwards

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 09-24-2012, 10:41 AM
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Extremely inexpensive boar brushes will have cut tips. Not very conducive to experiencing a good shave IMO.

That said, the answer to your question is no. No experience with that particular brush.

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 09-24-2012, 10:48 AM
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  • Johnny
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I think the old saying "you get what you pay for" applies here.

Just an opinion, not fact.

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 09-24-2012, 10:48 AM
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  • beartrap
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Um, I'd stay away. Looks rough...

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 09-24-2012, 11:04 AM
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I was actually looking at that brush and some of the other Deal Extreme shaving gear not that long ago... decided not to give it a go - at least not until I order something else from them and need to bulk out an order to get a tracked shipment.

It is nice to see non-traditional vendors though; it wouldn't surprise me much if this style / quality of gear is common in SE Asia - anyone knows?

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 09-24-2012, 11:52 AM
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That brush doesn't look very appealing... Tongue

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 09-24-2012, 01:11 PM
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I think I'm going to skip the Pig Bristle Brush but I am going to get that $2 plastic razor. Considering there's no shipping fee, it's a small gamble, but even the best outcome I can imagine would be that it surprises me how well it shaves and then gets tossed in my drawer, only to be used on rare occasions.

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 09-24-2012, 01:25 PM
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  • Teiste
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You are a brave man if you use that brush!

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 09-24-2012, 08:48 PM
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(09-24-2012, 01:25 PM)Teiste Wrote: You are a brave man if you use that brush!

+1 Hee hee. Good luck with the razor.

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 09-29-2012, 07:22 AM
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(09-24-2012, 08:48 PM)celestino Wrote:
(09-24-2012, 01:25 PM)Teiste Wrote: You are a brave man if you use that brush!

+1 Hee hee. Good luck with the razor.

I'm a glutton for punishment. I ordered one because I had a couple bucks sitting in my PayPal account, and what else am I going to buy for two bucks? I'll post a review whenever I get it. Worst case scenario, I can take that tiny handle and maybe stain and reknot it into a travel brush, which is sorely lacking from my kit.

Now we just wait. Cool

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 09-30-2012, 02:19 PM
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Not terribly long ago I bought 130 $.50 Chinese boar brushes from a liquidation outlet near where I live. I expected nothing from them and initially paased them by. (FWIW, I have fewer brushes remaining than I wished I had, so don't ask. Biggrin )

I have no idea what they were intended to retail for, but I have one in my rotation today. It's not a top quality brush, but it's good enough to be used as much as any other brush I own.

I'm interested in how it works for you. Especially if it's worth including in a noob kit.

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