09-26-2012, 12:25 PM
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  • J_fro
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Boar- SOC, 620, 830
Badger-
"Best"
Simpson's Colonel
Simpson's Duke 2
Simpson's Berkeley
"Finest"
Frank Shaving 23mm Portland (bulb?)
"Silvertip"
Whipped Dog 30mm set at 55mm

I do have a Vie Long horse, it just isn't for me. I think the loft to handle ratio is too much.

If these were your brushes, and you used sticks and creams and regular soaps - face lathering the sticks and bowl lathering anything else-

What if anything would you add?

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 09-26-2012, 12:40 PM
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I think you've got it covered Biggrin
There is always high end brushes...

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 09-26-2012, 12:50 PM
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What beartrap said.

Time to get into the luxury brush market. Although Simpson best is pretty close to silvertip and is equivalent of some maker's silvertip.

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 09-26-2012, 12:56 PM
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Yes , pretty much covered.

I will say .

Boars :

Semogue 1800 and 1305

Badgers :

shavemac silvertip (small knot , like a 20 mm)

Wet Shaving Products Stubby silvertip (great if you facelather shaving sticks)

Vie Long silvertip.

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 09-26-2012, 12:59 PM
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(09-26-2012, 12:25 PM)J_fro Wrote: Boar- SOC, 620, 830
Badger-
"Best"
Simpson's Colonel
Simpson's Duke 2
Simpson's Berkeley
"Finest"
Frank Shaving 23mm Portland (bulb?)
"Silvertip"
Whipped Dog 30mm set at 55mm

I do have a Vie Long horse, it just isn't for me. I think the loft to handle ratio is too much.

If these were your brushes, and you used sticks and creams and regular soaps - face lathering the sticks and bowl lathering anything else-

What if anything would you add?

If you are saying you already have these brushes then I would add the following:

Vulfix London Series Boars.

Simpsons in Best Badger, Duke 3, Emperor 3, Chubby 2.

If you are asking which of the above I would choose to add to my collections it would be:

Semogue 830

Simpsons Duke 2 and Colonel.

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 09-26-2012, 01:16 PM
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Agree that you have it covered, but if you really want another brush, add another Finest badger your arsenal. I just got my first Finest (TGN 22mm knot in an Ever-Ready 200T handle) and am going to get another.

Dave

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 09-26-2012, 01:20 PM
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Indeed those are the brushes I currently own. I JUST hit a plateau of sorts with AD. Razors I am set with right now, in blades I found what works for me, in creams and soaps I am set for now as well. Brushes... well one or two more can't hurt...

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 09-26-2012, 01:34 PM
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J.Fro, I can tell you a Simpsons Chubby 2 in Best Badger will be my next brush purchase.

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 09-26-2012, 01:34 PM
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(09-26-2012, 12:25 PM)J_fro Wrote: ...What if anything would you add?

Nice selection of brushes!
Although I do not like synthetic brushes I own and use one, a Muhle travel brush with a 21mm Silvertip fibre knot.
My suggestion would be to get a synthetic and give it a try. They are not that expensive and do work well when palm or bowl lathering. That is in my limited experience.
I read about Muhle with a 23mm knot, that other people are using and really like it. Although I do not have one, if I would be to get another brush, it would be that one, a Muhle with a 23mm Silvertip Fibre knot.
Or wait till they get a 23mm with Black Fibre.

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 09-26-2012, 01:34 PM
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More never hurts! Get more... more Biggrin

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 09-26-2012, 01:56 PM
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(09-26-2012, 01:34 PM)Johnny Wrote: J.Fro, I can tell you a Simpsons Chubby 2 in Best Badger will be my next brush purchase.

AH, yes. I liked Teiste's write up so much I have it on my radar as well. I had stayed away from Chubby's in general because of all the love the 2 band and Manchurian grades got. Those are honestly above my price limit bought new. I obviously like Simpson's best grade enough to buy more than one brush.

I keep telling myself that I am a tool user, not a collector and I can honestly say that at this point the only one that doesn't get used is the inexpensive Vie Long I picked up.

The Chubby 2 would be the most expensive brush in the line up. But I suppose if I enjoy it enough it would be a good purchase. If I didn't I am sure I could recoup most of the purchase price.

When you folks talk about "high end" and "luxury" brushes what exactly are you referencing?

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 09-26-2012, 04:29 PM
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I,ve been really enjoying my M&F Blonde Badgers
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 09-26-2012, 04:48 PM
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(09-26-2012, 04:29 PM)Triad Wrote: I,ve been really enjoying my M&F Blonde Badgers

Yes, but getting one is a pain.

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 09-26-2012, 05:18 PM
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(09-26-2012, 04:48 PM)asharperrazor Wrote:
(09-26-2012, 04:29 PM)Triad Wrote: I,ve been really enjoying my M&F Blonde Badgers

Yes, but getting one is a pain.

I bought the black one from vintage blades hes got a few in stock

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 09-26-2012, 07:13 PM
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(09-26-2012, 01:56 PM)J_fro Wrote:
(09-26-2012, 01:34 PM)Johnny Wrote: J.Fro, I can tell you a Simpsons Chubby 2 in Best Badger will be my next brush purchase.

AH, yes. I liked Teiste's write up so much I have it on my radar as well. I had stayed away from Chubby's in general because of all the love the 2 band and Manchurian grades got. Those are honestly above my price limit bought new. I obviously like Simpson's best grade enough to buy more than one brush.

I keep telling myself that I am a tool user, not a collector and I can honestly say that at this point the only one that doesn't get used is the inexpensive Vie Long I picked up.

The Chubby 2 would be the most expensive brush in the line up. But I suppose if I enjoy it enough it would be a good purchase. If I didn't I am sure I could recoup most of the purchase price.

When you folks talk about "high end" and "luxury" brushes what exactly are you referencing?

Its a very good brush indeed.As I have said , wont be my fav brush but if I get one , Ill use it more frequently than I would even think.

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 09-26-2012, 08:38 PM
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Nice line up of brushes.
If you do consider a face-lathering brush, the Rooney Heritage Stubby 1XL or the Simpson Chubby 1 two-band are fantastic!
Have you never considered a synthetic such as the Frank Shaving 24mm?

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 09-27-2012, 05:59 AM
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Ya know, I have not really looked at synthetic brushes at all.
When we use the word "luxury" and the phrase "high end" what exactly are we talking about?

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 09-27-2012, 08:56 AM
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(09-27-2012, 05:59 AM)J_fro Wrote: Ya know, I have not really looked at synthetic brushes at all.
When we use the word "luxury" and the phrase "high end" what exactly are we talking about?

Silvertip or 2 band badger hair brushes from some European makers , like Simpson or shavemac.

However, Vie Long and Semogue , are European and offers 2 band and quality silvertip (specially the Vie Long one) much cheaper.

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