03-11-2021, 10:56 AM
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  • Wayjr
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  • Dallas, GA
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Hello fellowship shavers,

I’ve had a SOC brush for about 5 years now that is my “daily driver.” It’s looking pretty ragged, and is starting to lose a couple hairs every other shave.
My question is when/how do you determine it’s time to retire a brush?

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 03-11-2021, 11:04 AM
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  • Wolf
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  • Valencia, Spain
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(03-11-2021, 10:56 AM)Wayjr Wrote: Hello fellowship shavers,

I’ve had a SOC brush for about 5 years now that is my “daily driver.” It’s looking pretty ragged, and is starting to lose a couple hairs every other shave.
My question is when/how do you determine it’s time to retire a brush?
My opinion is, when it doesn't work well for you anymore.

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 03-11-2021, 11:35 AM
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When it don't bring you joy.

I know, it sounds like a cliché, but it's actually good advice. When raggedness, hair loss and wear starts to nag on your mind, using the brush isn't making your shave as good as it could be.

YMMW of course.

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 03-11-2021, 12:49 PM
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  • ChiefBroom
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(03-11-2021, 11:35 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: When it don't bring you joy.

I know, it sounds like a cliché, but it's actually good advice. When raggedness, hair loss and wear starts to nag on your mind, using the brush isn't making your shave as good as it could be.

YMMW of course.

+1

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 03-11-2021, 12:53 PM
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  • garyg
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If it is just the knot that is failing to make your socks go up & down anymore, and you still like the handle, you can replace the knot with any material - another boar, or badger, or even a synth.  A fun DIY project or there are craftsmen who you can farm it out to.

Course if you just want another go right ahead

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 03-11-2021, 02:00 PM
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(03-11-2021, 11:35 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: When it don't bring you joy.

I know, it sounds like a cliché, but it's actually good advice. When raggedness, hair loss and wear starts to nag on your mind, using the brush isn't making your shave as good as it could be.

YMMW of course.

Well put.

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 03-12-2021, 04:11 AM
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I have never gotten rid of a brush that wasn't in pristine condition. I just want something different.

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 03-12-2021, 05:44 AM
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  • Wayjr
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Thanks everybody. You have given me some excellent advice.

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 03-13-2021, 07:32 PM
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Re-knot it, re-home it or love it for what it is... we're not what we used to be either. Wink

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 03-14-2021, 07:44 AM
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(03-11-2021, 11:35 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: When it don't bring you joy.

I know, it sounds like a cliché, but it's actually good advice. When raggedness, hair loss and wear starts to nag on your mind, using the brush isn't making your shave as good as it could be.

YMMW of course.

Signs011

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