Poll: Choose your favorite brush/es
Rooney
Semogue Shavemac Thater Simpson/Vulfix Plisson Omega New Forest Morris & Forndran Vie-Long Other (specify)
Note: This is a public poll, other users will be able to see what you voted for.
 10-10-2012, 01:18 PM
#1
  • MickToley
  • Hi, I'm Mike and I'm a shave soap addict
  • Brooklyn, NY
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I'm not sure if this has already been done. It's pretty simple, choose your favorite shaving brush. If your favorite isn't listed then choose other and tell us which brush that is. This is also multiple choice, if you have more than one favorite then you can choose your favorites.

Out of the four brands on the list I have tried it's got to be Shavemac for me. I like the density of their knots, really soft tips, and there's just a great selection of brushes to choose from. Being able to have them customize a brush to your specific liking is great, too.

Next I have to go for Semogue, they have a really nice selection, too. Their top quality boar hair has great backbone and really soft tips when broken in. Their brushes are great for face lathering, and for bowl lathering they work well, too. They also produce a pretty good badger brush, but I prefer Shavemac for that.

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 10-10-2012, 01:22 PM
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  • matloffm
  • Senior Member
  • Culver City, CA
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What list? Huh

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 10-10-2012, 01:22 PM
#3
  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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I chose Semogue, currently my favorite brushes.
I also like Omega and Parker badger.
I definitely want to try a Vie Long.

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 10-10-2012, 01:30 PM
#4
  • MickToley
  • Hi, I'm Mike and I'm a shave soap addict
  • Brooklyn, NY
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(10-10-2012, 01:22 PM)matloffm Wrote: What list? Huh

There should be a poll on the top of the page.

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 10-10-2012, 01:37 PM
#5
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M&F and Shavemac for this guy.

fully customizable, reasonable prices and terrific performers.

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 10-10-2012, 02:24 PM
#6
  • skeptik
  • Active Member
  • The Piedmont, VA
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In addition to excellent brushes I have made by Rooney, Shavemac, Thater, Plisson and M&F, I have had success with those made by Rudy Vey and Bob Quinn. There are qualities in each brush that I like and would be hard pressed to have to choose a favorite.

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 10-10-2012, 02:59 PM
#7
  • Teiste
  • Moderator Emeritus
  • Salt Lake City,UT
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Boar : Semogue

Badger : shavemac and Vie Long.

As easy as that.

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 10-10-2012, 04:16 PM
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for boars, i'd have to go Semogue. but i did not vote for them, only the badgers as that's what 90% of my use is with.

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 10-10-2012, 04:35 PM
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Semogue, Omega, and Vie-Long.

(10-10-2012, 04:35 PM)Bowlturner Wrote: Semogue, Omega, and Vie-Long. I have a few badgers but find myself reaching for boar or horse most mornings.

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 10-10-2012, 06:41 PM
#10
  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Where is Vie-Long? They definitely should be in the poll.

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 10-10-2012, 06:47 PM
#11
  • MickToley
  • Hi, I'm Mike and I'm a shave soap addict
  • Brooklyn, NY
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(10-10-2012, 06:41 PM)bullgoose Wrote: Where is Vie-Long? They definitely should be in the poll.

I know, I had totally forgotten about that brush. I guess people who wanted to vote for it ended up voting "other" then just telling us they voted for Vie Long.

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 10-10-2012, 08:09 PM
#12
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As of today, i would have to go with the following:
Rooney Heritage Stubbies
Simpson two-band
Semogue boars
Vie-Long natural horse hair
However, for the money and performance, the custom Frank Shaving synthetics might be my favourites.

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 10-10-2012, 08:38 PM
#13
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Badger:

Simpson
Rooney
Morris & Forndran
Shavemac
Thäter
Saville Row
Davinchi
Mühle
Semogue
Kent
Thiers Issard

Have never tested a Plisson, so can't comment on that brush Blush

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 10-10-2012, 09:18 PM
#14
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Well I chose Shavemac for badger and Semogue for boar, but I am also fond of Omega for boar and have to recommend everyone try a Vie Long horse hair.

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 10-10-2012, 09:38 PM
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Mine is Le Tuft aka Beejay.

He hand turns like a machine he's that good. Get him to put in a knot from a top brush maker and I'm in paradise! Smile

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 10-10-2012, 09:55 PM
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vie long should be a box to be checked , its my other vote

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 10-10-2012, 10:13 PM
#17
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Until this thread I had no clue Simpson and Vulfix were the same company. Learn something neweeveryday.

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 10-10-2012, 11:25 PM
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(10-10-2012, 08:38 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Have never tested a Plisson, so can't comment on that brush Blush

You have all those other brushes, but not a single Plisson!? Tongue

Why, HMW is arguably one of the truly unique hairs on the market at the moment. Manchurian being the other one.

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 10-11-2012, 12:41 AM
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(10-10-2012, 11:25 PM)asharperrazor Wrote:
(10-10-2012, 08:38 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Have never tested a Plisson, so can't comment on that brush Blush

You have all those other brushes, but not a single Plisson!? Tongue

Why, HMW is arguably one of the truly unique hairs on the market at the moment. Manchurian being the other one.

It's because I could not find a Plisson with a shorter loft than 58 mm. I'm a facelather, you know :-)

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 10-11-2012, 01:26 AM
#20
  • Johnny
  • Super Moderator
  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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I added Vie-Long to the poll.

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